Cannot Create a Catalog for Captured Windows 7 Image RRS feed

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    I’m new to MDT so I could be doing something wrong but here is my problem.

    MDT cannot create a CLG file for my captured Windows 7 image.  When I try using the SIM to open up my wim file, it hangs.  Plus when I try to open the unattend.xml using MDT, I receive the following error:

    Performing operation "generate" on Target "Catalog".

    The operation failed to complete.

    System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.ArgumentNullException: String reference not set to an instance of a String.

    Parameter name: source

       at System.Globalization.CompareInfo.IsPrefix(String source, String prefix, CompareOptions options)

       at ?A0xfe36268f.ConvertToNtPath(String path)

       at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.CbsSessionAdaptor..ctor(String bootDrive, String imageWinDir, String servicingPath)

       at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl.InitializePackages()

       at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl..ctor(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)

       --- End of inner exception stack trace ---

       at System.RuntimeMethodHandle._InvokeConstructor(Object[] args, SignatureStruct& signature, IntPtr declaringType)

       at System.Reflection.RuntimeConstructorInfo.Invoke(BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture)

       at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceImpl(BindingFlags bindingAttr, Binder binder, Object[] args, CultureInfo culture, Object[] activationAttributes)

       at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.PlatformImplementation.CreateOfflineImageInstance(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)


    My server has

    Windows 2008 R2 installed

    MDT 2010 update 1

    WAIK 2.0

    SIM 6.1.7600.16385

    I have uninstall MDT and WAIK and reinstalled and I still have the same issue.  Any ideas?

    Sid Ward
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 7:33 PM


  • I thought the same thing, Yannick.

    You will need to install the x86 AIK on a workstation and use the x86 Windows SIM to create your catalog.

    It's only a tiny file so after you generate it. You can copy it the server in the same folder as your WIM file.

    • Marked as answer by sward1021 Thursday, April 14, 2011 4:33 PM
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:48 PM

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