MDT & WDS : When trying to boot the LiteTouch.wim from WDS-Server, Client jumps to command prompt RRS feed

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  • Environment:

    A Server 2008 R2 with the Windows Deployment Services (6.1.7600.16385) installed.

    A Server 2012 R2 where Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (6.3.8456.1000) &

    Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (10.1.17763.1) are installed.

    Description of Error:

    So i updated the MDT and ADK to the above mentioned versions. After that the task sequences stopped after the os installation when the pc rebooted. I then had to manually select the task sequence and applications again (they were pre-selcted though). The fix i found was to remove the 'apply patches' from the sequence and regenerate the LiteTouch and import the updated one in the WDS. Once i had done that, everything worked fine - until i made another change on MDT and regenerated the LiteTouch again.

    Right now, behaviour is as follows: when PXE-booting on a client (using a VM for testing) i see the screen where the LiteTouch.wim is loaded (white screen with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit written in top right corner)

    Followed by the one, where it "exits" to the command prompt - which i can't yet see why.

    I tried to look for a fix and what mistakes i made, and until now, tried the following:

    -create the LiteTouch with only network-drivers injected; with no drivers injected

    -restore a snapshot created before the updates of MDT and ADK on the server

    For now i failed to set up (and completely understand) logging all this processes and tasks. Which is the next thing i'm looking into, to get a better idea of where i made mistakes.

    Im still a trainee as system integrator and therefore do not have years of experience with these systems and definately n a learning process. Thanks to anybody who helps me here. If my post lacks essential information, i will try and provide them later.

    Dienstag, 9. April 2019 08:35


  • Hello Michael Frings,

    As this is a German forum I would kindly ask you to either translate your Post in German or to post it again on the English Forum.

    Da wir uns in einem deutschsprachigen Forum befinden, würde ich Sie gerne bitten wollen, dass Sie entweder alle Ihre Beiträge ins Deutsche übersetzen oder die Thematik erneut im englischsprachigen Forum veröffentlichen.

    Best Regards/ Mit freundlichen Grüßen,


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    Dienstag, 9. April 2019 12:35