winPE3.0 on Server 2008 to deploy windows 7 | Cannot view images RRS feed

  • Question

  • Issue: using PE 3.0 on Server 2008 SP2 cannot view available images.

    Steps to reproduce problem: Boot into winpe 3.0 VIA PXE network boot, get to the Install Windows Wizard, see the language and location options, Click next, use credentials to log into deployment share. in the "Select the operating system you want to isntall" prompt it says there are no images available.

    steps already taken:

    1. checked network connectivity - pinged server
    2. used "net use" command to make sure that I have a session open with the deployment share - I do
    3. booted with a Vista based PE using identicle credentials and can view and select images just fine without issue
    4. looked for a PID.txt in the PE image that I read somewhere can determine the images visible to the PE, this file doesn't exist in the win7 PE or the Vista PE
    5. applied this hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980711/
    6. created a new image to try to use.
    7. checked HAL settings, they are identicle for my Vista AND windows 7 PE

    none of these steps have produced any changes.


     P.S. ALL architecture is x86 I have no x64 images, no x64 PEs

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 6:21 PM