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  • Question

  • Just built a new 2012 server and included WDS. Any have any idea why this is happening? I've never had a problem before!

    Video of Issue

    All the settings are the same as on our previous server.

    Here's the CustomSettings.ini, I've removed Sensitive information.

    [Settings]
    Priority=Default

    [Default]
    OSInstall=Y
    SkipFinalSummary=YES
    SkipProductKey=YES
    SkipComputerBackup=YES
    SkipUserData=YES
    SkipDomainMembership=YES
    SkipApplications=NO
    SkipAdminPassword=YES
    SkipComputerName=YES
    SkipTaskSequence=NO
    SkipBitLocker=YES
    FinishAction=LOGOFF

    KeyboardLocalePE=0809:00000809
    KeyboardLocale=0809:00000809


    OSDComputerName=%SERIALNUMBER%
    MachineObjectOU=OU=New Computers,DC=zincahead,DC=local

    TimeZoneName=GMT Standard Time
    UserLocale=en-GB
    UILanguage=en-US

    WSUSServer=http://syd-dc-01
    EventService=http://syd-dc-01:9800

    And the BootStrap.ini

    [Settings]
    Priority=Default

    [Default]
    DeployRoot=\\SYD-DC-01\DeploymentShare$

    SkipBDDWelcome=YES
    KeyboardLocalePE=0809:00000809
    KeyboardLocale=0809:00000809





    Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:54 AM

Answers

  • Solved - The username I was using to connect to the deployment share did not have access to it "deploymentshare$". I simply added the username I had defined in the Bootstrap.ini and everything functioned as expected.

    Slight oversight there on my part. Oops

    Thanks for your help people.


    Monday, May 9, 2016 11:07 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    What are in the BDD.log ??

    What is the MDT version??

    Have you checked the rights on the deployment share?

    If you have moved your deploymentshare - have you created a new winpe??

    Kind regards

    Per Larsen

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    Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:23 PM
  • Thanks for the reply.

    What are in the BDD.log ??
    Where would I find the BDD.log, I've searched for it on the Deployment Server to no avail. Would this be on the client? If so, not sure how I would get to it!

    What is the MDT version??
    MDT 2013, AIK 10

    Have you checked the rights on the deployment share?
    Yes, they look fine.

    If you have moved your deploymentshare - have you created a new winpe??

    It's a brand new deployment share and a brand new winpe image built from that very deployment.




    Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:56 PM
  • Thanks for the reply.

    What are in the BDD.log ??
    Where would I find the BDD.log, I've searched for it on the Deployment Server to no avail. Would this be on the client? If so, not sure how I would get to it!

    What is the MDT version??
    MDT 2013, AIK 10

    Have you checked the rights on the deployment share?
    Yes, they look fine.

    If you have moved your deploymentshare - have you created a new winpe??

    It's a brand new deployment share and a brand new winpe image built from that very deployment.




    the BDD log wil be on the client when it is booting into the MDT enviroment, when you get into the win pe enviroment hit F8 and then open notepad, navigate to the MINNT folder/OSDlogs/and you will find the bdd log, open it with the notepad and it will tell you what is going on.

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 1:21 PM
  • Thanks again guys, great help.

    So it's actually as I suspected, the CustomSettings.ini isn't being found in the correct location, yet it's clearly @ 

    E:\DeploymentShare\Control

    The permissions are no different to the other 2 functioning Deployment servers we have.

    Here's a Screenshot of the error.

    So what on earth is going on here? 


    Friday, May 6, 2016 8:30 AM
  • So, this must be a permission issue.

    I can get to the root of the WDS server, but not in to the DeploymentShare$

    I've added "everyone" and rebuilt the Boot ISO but this hasn't helped.

    Should I be able to click and get in to there?

    I've even reset the permissions on the whole folder.

    They currently look like this:

    I'd like to add I also spotted this in the log, possibly reinforcing the idea that this is indeed a permissions issue?


    Friday, May 6, 2016 2:47 PM
  • By default the deployment share permissions for MDT 2013 Update 1 and Update 2 are locked down. See this article here for fixing them.

    http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/518/Fixing-MDT-2013-Update-1-deployment-share-permissions-using-PowerShell

    • Proposed as answer by Paul_R Sunday, May 8, 2016 1:21 AM
    Friday, May 6, 2016 5:32 PM
  • Had the same thing happen to me on a newly created share. Once I adjusted the permissions from the link in David's post all was well.
    Sunday, May 8, 2016 1:21 AM
  • Solved - The username I was using to connect to the deployment share did not have access to it "deploymentshare$". I simply added the username I had defined in the Bootstrap.ini and everything functioned as expected.

    Slight oversight there on my part. Oops

    Thanks for your help people.


    Monday, May 9, 2016 11:07 AM