Thursday, September 06, 2012 9:00 AM
I am using MDT 2012 in testing environment to deploy Windows 7 Professional x86 with SP1 to reference computer. In Format and Partition Disk step of task sequence I deleted default partition and created two new partitions, one as boot with 50 GB size and other for data with 100% of remaining disk space size. During deployment everything went OK but I had no System partition created which was the case by default when performing manual installation of Windows 7 Professional x86 with SP1.
How to create this partition in scenario when I also want to create OS partition and Data partition in Format and Partition Disk step? Earlier, when I chose default settings in Format and Partition Disk step, that partition was created (name System, size 499 MB) and other partition with OS took whole disk space. (default settings)
Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:56 AMCan you paste CS.ini ?
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Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:26 AM
my guess is either you removed the selection in the format and partition step that asks "create extra active partition" or you have "DoNotCreateExtraPartition=Yes" in your cs.ini.
Monday, September 17, 2012 3:24 PM
NOTE: In Format and Partition Disk step of task sequence I deleted default partition and created two new partitions, one as boot with 50 GB size and other for data with 100% of remaining disk space size - Create extra active partition check box was not unchecked, I left it checked as it had been before I deleted default partition!
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:03 AM
Vik, when I create another partition named Data along with default one OSDisk partition in Format and Partition Disk (I changed OSDisk size to 50 GB with rest of disk space for Data partition) then MDT 2012 will not create Windows 7 system partition. After deleting Data partition MDT 2012 creates system partition with name System and size 499 MB (is this normal, in manual installation of Windows 7 its name is System Reserved and size 100 MB). In both cases I left check box Create extra 'Active' partition checked as it is by default.
It seems that Windows 7 system partition is not created as soon as second partition is created along with default OSDisk partition in Format and Partition Disk. Is there any solution for this because I simply want all partitions created automatically as if I install Windows 7 manually. (I want System Reserved partition with 100 MB size, boot partition with for example 50 GB size and data partition with 100 % size of remaining space on disk.)