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MDT Boot Credentials Error RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All-

    I am trying to learn MDT 2010. I have imported out of box drivers and have created my boot and install WIM files.

    This server at work was previously working fine and I tried to modify the customsettings.ini and bootstrap.ini files so I wouldn't have to use a username/password/domain to connect. For some reason I am still getting the error, "A connection to the deployment share (UNC PATH HERE) could not be made. Connection OK. Possible cause: invalid credentials."

    Here is my customsettings.ini file (Rules Tab on the MDT Deployment Share):

    [Settings]
    Priority=Default
    Properties=MyCustomProperty

    [Default]
    OSInstall=Y
    SjipAppsOnUpgrade=YES
    SkipCapture=YES
    SkipProductKey=YES
    SkipLocaleSelection=YES
    KeyboardLocale=en-US
    UserLocale=en-US
    UILanguage=en-US
    SkipTimeZone=Yes
    TimeZone=035
    TimeZoneName=Eastern Standard Time
    SkipUserData=Yes
    _SMSTSORGNAME=(our company name)
    EventService=http://IT-ESS:9800
    SkipBitLocker=YES

    My bootstrap.ini file:

    [Settings]
    Priority=Default

    [Default]
    DeployRoot=(UNC PATH TO Deployment Share)KeyboardLocale=en-US

    Any ideas on what I've failed to change back to default? Could it be a setting elsewhere I've forgotten about?

    Just trying to learn the ropes.

    Thanks-

    -Tom

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:29 PM

Answers

  • I tried connecting via command line and it worked OK. So on a hunch I did a diskpart, select and clean and rebooted. It then connected OK. Thanks guys-
    • Marked as answer by Tom8080 Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:28 PM
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:28 PM

All replies

  • PS-

    (In the deployroot string there is a CR after ...Share)

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:30 PM
  • I assume the above is after you reverted the changes you made. Did you update your deployment share to regenerate the boot WIM? Any changes to bootstrap.ini do not take until the boot WIM is recreated.

    -Nick O.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:38 PM
  • Correct- I regenerated the deployment share completely, not optimizing.

    I also removed and readded the WIM using the Windows Deployment Services console.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:52 PM
  • Boot into WinPE, Press F8, view the content of the X:\Deploy\Scripts\Bootstrap.ini file, and try to connect via net use using the same info.

    / Johan


    Regards / Johan Arwidmark Twitter: @jarwidmark Blog: http://www.deploymentresearch.com FB: www.facebook.com/deploymentresearch

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:24 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Johan- I will try this first thing tomorrow and let you know.

    -Tom

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:37 PM
  • I tried connecting via command line and it worked OK. So on a hunch I did a diskpart, select and clean and rebooted. It then connected OK. Thanks guys-
    • Marked as answer by Tom8080 Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:28 PM
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:28 PM