Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:56 PM
I'm trying to deploy my first Sysprep & Capture, and I'm running into some trouble. The Sysprep & Capture sequence went just fine. However, when I try to deploy the image, I get to the Completing Installation phase and receive the error "Windows could not install the accepted License Terms onto the computer." I saw this thread, which appears to describe the same problem except that the OP is trying to create an installation ISO: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/mdt/thread/c485ba67-7457-4b8d-81e8-952aac2ecfe4/.
After reading that thread, I tried importing the .wim (via Import Operating System) both without and with source files. Neither method worked. I also tried recreating my boot media in case that was an issue, but that didn't resolve the issue either. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
Thursday, November 01, 2012 8:40 PM
It sounds like you've separated your windows media from your licence files.
Import the operating system again and select "Full set of source files" as opposed to "Custom image file" which I suspect you selected.
After which you will need to point your task sequence to the new OS. Do this by selecting browse one the "Install Operating System" task sequence step.
Thursday, November 01, 2012 8:58 PM
Thanks, Andrew! Unfortunately, this is happening when I try to deploy a .wim created via a standard Sysprep & Capture task sequence. Here's the step-by-step of what I did:
- Installed a customized version of Windows on a VM (I know the preferred method is to use MDT to build, but we're in the process of transitioning from Ghost, so I needed to use an existing image)
- Created a vanilla task Sysprep & Capture task sequence (I didn't make any changes to the sequence steps, and I chose a vanilla Windows 7 Enterprise installer when prompted to select the Operating System). I did edit the unattend.xml file for this task sequence to include CopyProfile.
- From within Windows, I ran the LiteTouch.vbs script from \DeploymentShare\Scripts and started the Sysprep & Capture task sequence. This appears to finish successfully
- Import the new .wim into Operating Systems (Operating Systems>Import Operating Systems). Chose Custom Image File (since it's a custom .wim). I have tried both the "Setup and Sysprep Files are not needed" and "Copy Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, or later setup files from the specified path" -- the error occurs with both settings.
- Create a vanilla Standard Client Task Sequence and choose the .wim I created as the OS to deploy. I have tried both entering the MAK and leaving it out (it's specified in the unattend from my Sysprep & Capture) -- the error occurs either way.
- PXE boot a VM and try to deploy the image. It goes through setup, then reboot and hangs at "Completing Installation" with the error "Windows could not install the accepted License Terms onto the computer."
Friday, November 02, 2012 12:11 AMIn addition to the WIM file try to also import an original source disk into the Deployment Workbench. MDT should find it and use its files.
Friday, November 02, 2012 1:43 PMI had tried that with a couple of different source discs, but I'll give it another go this morning. Thanks!
Friday, November 02, 2012 6:25 PM
Friday, November 02, 2012 7:43 PM
One possibility is that you're missing a vital licencing patch/update prior to your sysprep/capture.
Or your source disk is not the same product or service pack as the captured image.
Friday, November 02, 2012 8:53 PM
Thanks, Andrew. The image and the source disk are both Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 (x86). I installed all important/critical updates before capturing the image -- could one of those updates make the image incompatible with my source files?