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  • I am inheriting quite a "different" Windows environment, there is already an image that was used for half the workstations in this environment and the other half are still XP.  How can I go about using the image I already created to distribute through SCCM.  I don't have the Vista DVD anymore just my custom CD of our standard Vista setup, all the info I am finding wants me to create a task sequence which I believe I have done but it wants me to do a lot more assuming I am in possesion of the Vista DVD, am I stuck if I don't have it?
    • Moved by John Marcum Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:13 PM posted in wrong forum (From:Configuration Manager Setup/Deployment)
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 8:13 PM

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  • Is the Vista image that you have a .wim file? If not you will need to build a wim file. You can do that manually by installing Vista on a machine and use a capture cd to capture it to a wim.

    BTW.... this should be in the OSD forum so I am moving it.


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    • Proposed as answer by Niall C. BradyMVP Friday, January 8, 2010 7:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Friday, February 12, 2010 3:26 AM
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:12 PM

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  • Is the Vista image that you have a .wim file? If not you will need to build a wim file. You can do that manually by installing Vista on a machine and use a capture cd to capture it to a wim.

    BTW.... this should be in the OSD forum so I am moving it.


    John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
    • Proposed as answer by Niall C. BradyMVP Friday, January 8, 2010 7:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Friday, February 12, 2010 3:26 AM
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:12 PM
  • as John says you can do a fresh capture and use the captured WIM do deploy Vista,

    or just logon to your local Technet or MSDN site and download a brand new copy, you do have a subscription don't you ??

    cheers
    niall


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    Friday, January 8, 2010 7:20 AM
  • The info you have read probably has you create a build & capture task sequence.
    But you already have a captured wim file.

    Just follow the steps listed here. You are already at step 9.
    After performing step 9, edit the tasksequence you have created to select that image in your task sequence.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694129.aspx
    "Everyone is an expert at something" Kim Oppalfens Configmgr expert for lack of any other expertise. http://www.scug.be/blogs/sccm
    Friday, January 8, 2010 10:34 AM
  • Where are the log files pertaining to the OS deployment, I am looking to troubleshoot why the install hasn't started and I don't see any logs modified since the 7th to troubleshoot.
    Monday, January 11, 2010 1:13 PM
  • They should be in windows\system32\ccm\logs\smsts
    Assuming this is a 32bit machine.
    "Everyone is an expert at something" Kim Oppalfens Configmgr expert for lack of any other expertise. http://www.scug.be/blogs/sccm
    Monday, January 11, 2010 1:38 PM
  • to find those logs files and to aid in troubleshooting see here


    http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/546-how-can-i-troubleshoot-windows-pe-booting-in-sccm/

    or are you referring to logs on the SCCM server itself ? what exactly is the problem you are having ?

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    Monday, January 11, 2010 2:23 PM
  • to find those logs files and to aid in troubleshooting see here


    http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/546-how-can-i-troubleshoot-windows-pe-booting-in-sccm/

    or are you referring to logs on the SCCM server itself ? what exactly is the problem you are having ?

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    The problem I am having is that I am trying to deploy Vista unsuccessfully using PXE Service, but am not having any luck.  I reboot my test machine and it loads Vista up just like normal, instead of kicking off the fresh Vista install I am trying to deploy.  Most recently I just advertised the deployment and received a message stating that an OS upgrade is ready for your computer, basically click on Advertised Programs to run it.  I click on Run Advertised Programs and it fails shortly after, the only recently modified log with anything PXE related is smspxe.log, which I have attached what I am receiving.

    <![LOG[CDatabaseProxy :: GetPxeCert succeeded: ebaaf7de-1bcc-4a91-b1e5-58d919b7d40b \\SERVER NAME <non empty>]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="SmsPXE" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="database.cpp:878">
    <![LOG[Loaded PXE settings from DB: PXE Cert: <non empty>
    ]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="provsettings.cpp:632">
    <![LOG[Site Code: (null), Parent Site Code: 001]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="provsettings.cpp:637">
    <![LOG[Executing PXE_GetSiteTypeAndDefaultMP(001)]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="database.cpp:934">
    <![LOG[GetSiteTypeAndDefaultMP: SiteType=2 DefaultMP=SERVER NAME.F.Q.D.N ]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="database.cpp:981">
    <![LOG[Site Type: 2]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="provsettings.cpp:643">
    <![LOG[GetUnknownMachineResource (001,x86):]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="database.cpp:1126">
    <![LOG[GetUnknownMachineResource: 57a47068-b65b-4285-8619-6000c69dc262, 3]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="database.cpp:1164">
    <![LOG[GetUnknownMachineResource (001,x64):]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="database.cpp:1126">
    <![LOG[GetUnknownMachineResource: 7c953c26-fbcd-44e6-bec6-f220f199c329, 4]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="database.cpp:1164">
    <![LOG[Loaded PXE settings from DB: Unknown machine GUIDs: (x86) 57a47068-b65b-4285-8619-6000c69dc262, (x64) 7c953c26-fbcd-44e6-bec6-f220f199c329]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="provsettings.cpp:648">
    <![LOG[No need to check cert]LOG]!><time="10:45:39.380+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="certhdl.cpp:122">
    <![LOG[[IP ADDRESS:4011] Recv From:[IP ADDRESS:9000] Len:274 2ad14fc]LOG]!><time="10:47:02.824+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="2816" file="smspxe.cpp:663">
    <![LOG[Executing LookupDevice(46746E94-D140-497A-8C46-5463A8F006FD, FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF)]LOG]!><time="10:47:02.824+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="4540" file="database.cpp:394">
    <![LOG[CDatabaseProxy :: LookupDevice succeeded: 0 0 0 0]LOG]!><time="10:47:02.824+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="4540" file="database.cpp:444">
    <![LOG[MAC=FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF SMBIOS GUID=46746E94-D140-497A-8C46-5463A8F006FD > Device not found in the database.]LOG]!><time="10:47:02.824+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="4540" file="pxehandler.cpp:349">
    <![LOG[================= PXE Provider shutdown. =====================]LOG]!><time="10:51:09.456+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="1" thread="2684" file="smspxe.cpp:225">

    I have received the message that:

    <![LOG[Boot image SMSPKG\00100004 has changed since added]LOG]!><time="08:50:54.091+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="1" thread="8512" file="bootimagemgr.cpp:904">
    <![LOG[Opening image file C:\RemoteInstall\SMSImages\SMSPKG\00100004\boot.00100004.wim]LOG]!><time="08:50:54.091+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="1" thread="8512" file="wimfile.cpp:255">
    <![LOG[Found Image file: C:\RemoteInstall\SMSImages\SMSPKG\00100004\boot.00100004.wim
           PackageID: SMSPKG\00100004
         ProductName: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
        Architecture: 0
         Description: Microsoft Windows Vista PE (x86)
             Version: 
             Creator:
           SystemDir: WINDOWS
    ]LOG]!><time="08:50:54.091+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="1" thread="8512" file="bootimagemgr.cpp:715">
    <![LOG[Closing image file C:\RemoteInstall\SMSImages\SMSPKG\00100004\boot.00100004.wim]LOG]!><time="08:50:54.091+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="1" thread="8512" file="wimfile.cpp:291">
    <![LOG[Mutex was not owned. Now have ownership.]LOG]!><time="08:50:54.091+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="0" thread="8512" file="TSBoot.h:671">
    <![LOG[Unable to delete directory C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PXEBootFiles\Windows\Boot\PXE (0x80070005).  Continuing.]LOG]!><time="08:50:59.169+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="1" thread="8512" file="ccmfile.cpp:992">
    <![LOG[Unable to delete directory C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PXEBootFiles\Windows\Boot (0x80070005).  Continuing.]LOG]!><time="08:50:59.169+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="1" thread="8512" file="ccmfile.cpp:992">
    <![LOG[Unable to delete directory C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PXEBootFiles\Windows (0x80070091).  Continuing.]LOG]!><time="08:50:59.169+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="1" thread="8512" file="ccmfile.cpp:992">
    <![LOG[Warning: Failed to copy the needed boot binaries from the boot image C:\RemoteInstall\SMSImages\SMSPKG\00100004\boot.00100004.wim.
    Cannot create a file when that file already exists. (Error: 800700B7; Source: Windows)]LOG]!><time="08:50:59.169+300" date="01-11-2010" component="smspxe" context="" type="3" thread="8512" file="bootimagemgr.cpp:1060">



    Monday, January 11, 2010 4:29 PM