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  • Question

  • I’m using MDT 2012 update 1. I create one deployment share with two task sequence.

    The task sequences are: one for windows 7 x86 and the other one is windows 7 x64.

    Both are working fine until I try to sysprep and capture with all the windows updates.

    Sysprep and capture windows 7 x86 with all windows update work fine. I’m able to deploy the captured image without an error.

    My problem is with the windows 7 x64 captured image. I’m able to sysprep and capture the windows7 x64 with all the windows update. Once the capture is completed, I change the .win file in my windows 7 x64 task sequence to point to the new .win file (capture image with all the windows update). When I deploy windows 7 x64 on a pc, the OS get install but boot up to the sign on screen. The Task sequence does not complete. No error message. Cannot log in as local or domain administrator, account is disable.

    Why does it work with my windows 7 x86 image and not with my windows 7 x64 image?

    With my windows 7 x86 image the task sequence completed successfully with no error and it logon automatically in windows but not with my windows 7 x64 image.

    Both task sequences are the same.

    Let me know if any info for this please.

    thanks

    Monday, March 24, 2014 3:20 PM

Answers

  • They should both work, perhaps you missed a step when creating the x64 image.

    1. Verify that the Windows 7 x64 image was created cleanly, with no errors. Sysprep ran with no errors.

    2. Verify that you created the windows 7 deployment task sequence cleanly. I would do a windiff of the TS.xml and unattend.xml file from both folders in the deployment share.

    3. Try running without a domain. Some domain's have a GP set to disable the local administrator account.


    Keith Garner - keithga.wordpress.com

    Monday, March 24, 2014 4:47 PM
  • Thanks Keith for your reply...but I have a few question for you...

    1. where can I check the sysprep logs to make sure sysprep ran with no errors?

    2. TS is clean. I used windiff and both TS and unattend are the same except for the OS x86 or x64.

    3. X86 deployment work fine with domain...don't understand why x64 does not?

    what else can I do or check???

    • Marked as answer by DomDuc Monday, March 24, 2014 7:59 PM
    Monday, March 24, 2014 7:36 PM

All replies

  • They should both work, perhaps you missed a step when creating the x64 image.

    1. Verify that the Windows 7 x64 image was created cleanly, with no errors. Sysprep ran with no errors.

    2. Verify that you created the windows 7 deployment task sequence cleanly. I would do a windiff of the TS.xml and unattend.xml file from both folders in the deployment share.

    3. Try running without a domain. Some domain's have a GP set to disable the local administrator account.


    Keith Garner - keithga.wordpress.com

    Monday, March 24, 2014 4:47 PM
  • Thanks Keith for your reply...but I have a few question for you...

    1. where can I check the sysprep logs to make sure sysprep ran with no errors?

    2. TS is clean. I used windiff and both TS and unattend are the same except for the OS x86 or x64.

    3. X86 deployment work fine with domain...don't understand why x64 does not?

    what else can I do or check???

    • Marked as answer by DomDuc Monday, March 24, 2014 7:59 PM
    Monday, March 24, 2014 7:36 PM