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  • Question

  • hi,

    I can't succeed in deploying windows 7 to the C-drive.

    Can someone please advice how to be able to install windows to the C-drive?

    I'am using the following config:

    OS:Windows 7

    MDT version: MDT 2013 Update 1

    Image: install.wim from original ISO source

    I have added the variable OSDPreserveDriveLetter=False right before the step "Install Operating System"

    The "Install Operating System" step has the following option: location: Specific Logical Drive Letter - Drive Letter: C:

    The format and partition Disk step (both Bios and UEFI) are unchanged.

    The device I'm deploying to is an UEFI device.

    Many Thanks in advance

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:45 AM

All replies

  • Post your BDD.log

    Most important details are logs. If you are unsure how to post logs or where to find them then reference https://keithga.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/video-mdt-2013-log-files-basics-bdd-log-and-smsts-log/

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:32 PM
  • I was able to solve the problem by removing the additional recovery partition from both uefi and bios step in the task sequence. The additional recovery partition seems to be new for MDT 2013 Update 1. somehow windows was always applied to the recovery partition.
    Friday, September 25, 2015 5:09 AM
  • Are you using the 8298 build of MDT 2013 u1?  There are many bugs in 8290.  If you upgraded from 8290 to 8298 then you will still see this issue if you don't recreate your upgraded task sequences.

    Most important details are logs. If you are unsure how to post logs or where to find them then reference https://keithga.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/video-mdt-2013-log-files-basics-bdd-log-and-smsts-log/


    • Edited by Ty Glander Friday, September 25, 2015 9:41 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Ty Glander Friday, September 25, 2015 9:41 PM
    Friday, September 25, 2015 5:55 PM
  • Hy Ty,

    sorry for the late reply. The MDT 2013u1 was a clean install with version 8298.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:59 PM
  • C: is not C: in WinPE.  I created a powershell script that will look for the drive partition OSDISK and force MDT to apply to partition named OSDISK.  This gets you around the issue of the drive letter changing as the part name will always be OSDISK.  Here's the link but no support and of course use at your own risk :) - https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ZTIOSDisk-Set-MDT-2013-ac92b09e  - it's fairly simple to use but I've only had to use it a few times where UEFI application of images wasn't working across all devices (some would apply fine, some would try to apply to the boot part).  Just make sure your partition is named OSDISK "should be if it's default out of box MDT".

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:05 PM