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One USB for two Deployment Shares RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have two deployment shares (one has a UEFI Win8 image deploy) and one has an NTFS deploy share for Win7. I'm using this template below but its on one server, not two. I see both shares in the drop-down, but both drop-downs take me to the Win7 deploy share. I have to copy a Litetouch wim to the USB, but which wim do I copy? I copied the Win7 wim and I see those deploy TS's but under the other drop-down, I still only see the same Win7 TS's. My goal is to use one USB for two separate Deploy Shares on the same server.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <servers>
        <QueryDefault></QueryDefault>
        <server>
            <serverid>1</serverid>
            <friendlyname>
              ViaMonstra HQ, New York, USA
            </friendlyname>
            <UNCPath>\\MDT01\MDTProduction$</UNCPath>
        </server>
        <server>
            <serverid>2</serverid>
            <friendlyname>
              ViaMonstra BO, Stockholm, Sweden
            </friendlyname>
            <UNCPath>\\MDT02\MDTProduction$</UNCPath>
        </server>
    </servers>

    Friday, April 29, 2016 4:46 AM

Answers

  • Its like a race to mark things answered. I still never found out HOW to make a USB work for two TS but its perfectly fine to do so.
    • Marked as answer by the1rickster Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:29 AM
    Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:29 AM

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  • Additionally, I did copy this xml to the MDTDeploy\extra files\Deploy\Control folder and added the extra files option in the Properties\x64\Extra Directory to Add.

    I am also now prompted for credentials which my Bootstrap was taking care of until I removed the deploy path, now I have to enter credentials before I get to the drop-down.

    Friday, April 29, 2016 4:49 AM
  • Credentials removed is expected behavior. See http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/488/Using-the-LocationServer-xml-feature-in-MDT-2013 . However only the first deployroot is not. You need to make sure bootstrap.ini does not have deployroot set.

    Many questions such as where do I find logs and what logs are interesting are found in: MDT TechNet Forum - FAQ & Getting Started Guide Please take the time to read it.

    Friday, April 29, 2016 9:34 AM
    Moderator
  • I did remove the path in the INI. I've read that this is somewhat a glitch that the credentials in the Bootstrap get stripped out when using LocationServer. You have to manually type in the User, P/W and Domain. Is there a way around that? I added  the info to the xml as I've found and that doesn't add them in either.
    Friday, April 29, 2016 10:08 AM
  • Generally, I discourage LocationServer.xml

    Putting more than two Operating Systems and two Task Sequences on the same Deployment Share is great.


    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Friday, April 29, 2016 10:35 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks. Early on when I was putting all of this together, I did not know and still don't fully understand UEFI vs NTFS. I have a USB that boots up to my NTFS TS's until we got a Surface machine which requires a different boot.wim, UEFI. I just made a separate TS for it with its own USB, formatted as fat32. Still haven't gotten that USB to boot me to my other Share, so two remain. Was testing out the locationserver.xml to see if that would help...which is maybe, other than the annoying lack of credentials now from the Bootstrap.
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 1:38 AM
  • There is another thread where Dan Vega and I told you that it is perfectly fine for a boot image to support uEFI(GPT) and BIOS(MBR) disks with a single boot image.

    Many questions such as where do I find logs and what logs are interesting are found in: MDT TechNet Forum - FAQ & Getting Started Guide Please take the time to read it.



    • Proposed as answer by DushYant P Saturday, April 30, 2016 1:12 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by DushYant P Saturday, April 30, 2016 1:12 PM
    • Edited by Ty GlanderModerator Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:16 PM Clarified uEFI(GPT) BIOS(MBR)
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:27 AM
    Moderator
  • I know its fine. I have two separate TS set up and the FAT32 USB boots to one Deploy in the Bootstrap, the NTFS USB boots to the other. One will never, ever see the other unless I use LocationServer.xml. I do have a FAT32 USB I booted on a few Dell laptops, and whether it's set to Legacy or UEFI they blue-screen upon booting up (NDIS error). The only way around that is to disable the WIFI in the BIOS. Its just as easy to keep two USB drives, one for each share.
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:28 AM
  • Its like a race to mark things answered. I still never found out HOW to make a USB work for two TS but its perfectly fine to do so.
    • Marked as answer by the1rickster Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:29 AM
    Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:29 AM