Access Denied connecting to WDS server when trying to Capture Image RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys,

    I'm have a right nightmare, so I hope you can help...

    My Configuration:

    • Server 2012 with WDS installed.
    • Domain joined
    • DHCP not on WDS server, but working fine
    • Install image configured
    • Created Capture image from install image

    When I try to captured an image from a client:

    • PXE boot
    • Select Capture Image
    • Boots up fine
    • Select sysprep'd volume and name the image
    • Select local location to store image

    But when I try to connect and authenticate to the WDS I get access denied every time with every account I try. The accounts tried are local admins on the WDS server AND Domain Admins.

    I can drop to cmd line and map a drive to the WDS server with the same credentials and it works fine.

    I'm at a loss. What am I missing???




    Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:11 PM


All replies

  • Verify the account you are trying to use has both the appropriate Sharing and NTFS file permissions on the RemoteInstall folder or whatever folder you are capturing to.
    Friday, April 26, 2013 3:09 PM
  • Hi

    The user I have tried is in the local admins group on the WDS server (and in domain admins) and has full access on both Share permissions and NTFS to the remoteinstall (share name Reminst) directory.

    I have turned the firewall off on the wds server. Still access denied.

    On the client I'm trying to capture the image from, once I get to the Connect to WDS server stage and I get access denied, I drop to the command line and I using the "Net Use" command I can map a drive to the WDS\reminst directory using the same credentials as earlier and it works, but then when I tried to access that drive it fails with access denied.


    Saturday, April 27, 2013 1:56 PM
  • I have fixed it

    It was a VMware problem.

    It appears that the latest version of the tools fixes it....

    I thought I was going mad!

    Cheers anyway guys


    • Marked as answer by DjKg Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:10 PM
    Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:10 PM