locked
WDS Caputer RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi, i have done a sysprep in a windows xp system, where i have created 3 drives naming as c,d,e. i want to caputre all drives to a one WIM file because i have installed many other applications on these 3 drives.

    the problems is that i can only select C to capture, is it possible i can capture all drives like a ghost a full hard disk?

     

    thanks,

    Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:33 AM

Answers

  • Charles,

    Please take a look at a thread which is very similar to your question.  WDS will allow you to capture C: and then you can create a directory structure to contain files you want to place on D: E: F: etc.

    Chang Yin
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winserversetup/thread/30a70eae-e1bf-4b81-9b8f-58e3daa12138

    Step 1.
    ======
    Sysprep your machine and then reboot into Windows PE. Capture the offline Sysprep image into .wim format and then upload the image to the WDS server. Or you can do this by a Capture Image.


    Step 2.
    ======
    Create a unattend answer file to automatically create and configure new volumes when you deploy the image onto computers.


    For more details about this, please refer to the "Unattended Windows Setup Reference" help document included in the Windows AIK.
     

    Step 3.
    ======
    On the WDS server, in the folder "RemoteInstall\Images\<ImageGroupName>", create a new folder with the same name as your install image. In the new created folder, create a folder named "$OEM$" (without the quotation marks). Then, in the $OEM$ folder, create subfolders with the name of drive letter.

    The whole path should look like:

    RemoteInstall
    Images
    <ImageGroupName>
    <ImageName>
    $OEM$
    D
    E
    F

    Dave Guenthner [MSFT]
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/davguents_blog/

    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Monday, March 14, 2011 6:25 AM
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:08 PM

All replies

  • Charles,

    Please take a look at a thread which is very similar to your question.  WDS will allow you to capture C: and then you can create a directory structure to contain files you want to place on D: E: F: etc.

    Chang Yin
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winserversetup/thread/30a70eae-e1bf-4b81-9b8f-58e3daa12138

    Step 1.
    ======
    Sysprep your machine and then reboot into Windows PE. Capture the offline Sysprep image into .wim format and then upload the image to the WDS server. Or you can do this by a Capture Image.


    Step 2.
    ======
    Create a unattend answer file to automatically create and configure new volumes when you deploy the image onto computers.


    For more details about this, please refer to the "Unattended Windows Setup Reference" help document included in the Windows AIK.
     

    Step 3.
    ======
    On the WDS server, in the folder "RemoteInstall\Images\<ImageGroupName>", create a new folder with the same name as your install image. In the new created folder, create a folder named "$OEM$" (without the quotation marks). Then, in the $OEM$ folder, create subfolders with the name of drive letter.

    The whole path should look like:

    RemoteInstall
    Images
    <ImageGroupName>
    <ImageName>
    $OEM$
    D
    E
    F

    Dave Guenthner [MSFT]
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/davguents_blog/

    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Monday, March 14, 2011 6:25 AM
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:08 PM
  • Well, just posted my questions in 30 minutes and before you replied, i have also found that document, then i tried accordingly. unfortuantely, there is another issue that i cannot import my winxp.wim (custom captured) into WAIK with error message saying "cannot create catalog files.....etc."

    i am not the sure if it is the answers that i cannot create an 32bit catalog file in a 64bit WAIK enviornment, and should i use MDT instead of WAIK?

     

    anyway, many thanks. looking forward to your futher discussion.

     

     

    Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:58 PM
  • MDT is a solution accelerator which has a dependency on the WAIK.  Therefore, it helps enhance automation by leveraging the WAIK.  The error received is likely expected based on architecture type.

    [From another thread in forums]
    Copy the clg file from the \sources directory on your Windows DVD to the same location as your wim file. Then try opening the WSIM again.

    Dave Guenthner [MSFT]
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/davguents_blog/

     

    Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:14 PM