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WAIK 7 for both 32 and 64 bit deployments?

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  • Seems to me that I had to download a seperate WAIK for 32 or 64 bit OS deployments in MDT 2008.  Is that no longer that case?  I'm deploying XP Pro64.  I would guess that I just need to copy my task sequence for the 32 bit machine and change the source image to the 64bit WIM I still have from before.

    Thanks!
    Fred
    Monday, November 23, 2009 10:45 PM

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  • Oh (*#$ cancel everything I'm a moron.  I just took one last look and on the deployment share properties there are two check boxes on the very first screen... "SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS"

    Give you 2 guesses what OS was NOT checked. 

    And for the record.. yes I did have all the WAIK tools needed to build x32 and x64.  Nothing to do with the MDT toolset. 

    Thanks for your help Keith.
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 1:47 AM

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  • Windows 7 still has multple versions of the waik (x86, x64, and ia64).

    Since they share some components, you download as a single package:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=696DD665-9F76-4177-A811-39C26D3B3B34&displaylang=en

    then install based on the platform you are running.
    wAIKAMD64.msi
    wAIKX86.msi


    Keith Garner (KeithGa.com) - Deployment Consultant - http://deployment.XtremeConsulting.com
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:45 AM
  • I'm just now figuring that out but, here's the thing:

    I'm running from a 32bit server.  It won't allow me to run the 64 WAIK included on the download -understandable

    What I'm actually trying to do is create the LiteTouchPE_x64.iso image so I can boot to that image rather than the x86 PE image when I'm loading the 64 bit OS.  As you are probably aware, the 64 bit PE image needs to be loaded or the ZTIDrivers scripts will stage 32 bit drivers based on the 32 bit PE environment. 

    When I go to the properties of my deployment share, the Windows PE x64 Settings are configured to create the iso but, it doesn't happen.  I think it's because the WAIK only loaded the 32bit source files (for lack of better words). 

    Hope that makes sense.. it worked in MDT 2008.  Just not sure what I'm missing in 2010.
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:52 AM
  • THe version of the waik does *not* determine the version of LitetouchPE_xxx.iso you can create. 

          WAIK x86 can create both x86 and x64 Litetouch images.
    and WAIK x64 can create both x86 and x64 litetouch images.

    If you can't create the x64 image on a x86 server, something else is wrong.

    Look at the log file in the %temp% directory after update.

    Keith Garner (keithga.com) - Deployment Consultant - http://deployment.xtremeconsulting.com


    Keith Garner (KeithGa.com) - Deployment Consultant - http://deployment.XtremeConsulting.com
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 1:04 AM
  • When I update the share.. one of the last messages after creating the x86.iso is: "Making sure the deployment share has the latest x64 tools".  Obviously it doesn't because the next step is "processing complete".  What I can't figure out is where I'm supposed to load those from... now I'm thinking it's not the WAIK, it's the MDT toolset? 

    I have to head home or the dogs will have eaten the cats.  Thank you for your help.  I'll check in again in the morning.
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 1:34 AM
  • Oh (*#$ cancel everything I'm a moron.  I just took one last look and on the deployment share properties there are two check boxes on the very first screen... "SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS"

    Give you 2 guesses what OS was NOT checked. 

    And for the record.. yes I did have all the WAIK tools needed to build x32 and x64.  Nothing to do with the MDT toolset. 

    Thanks for your help Keith.
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 1:47 AM
  • Just a heads up.

    If you work with custom Windows 7 images and you edit your Windows 7 unattend xml files on a x64 machine you might want to take a look at this post :)

    http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/archive/2009/08/27/windows-7-waik-and-custom-images.aspx

    Regards Erik

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:35 PM