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ok

 

i've added the other inf to the wim, and here it is again to test

please test it and let me know are we getting anywhere...

 

cheers

 

anyweb

 

Hey there,

 

Sorry I have not been able to get to this yet. I'll probably have some time tomorrow to try this one. Just wanted to let you know I had gotten it. Thanks.

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ok

 

i've added the other inf to the wim, and here it is again to test

please test it and let me know are we getting anywhere...

 

cheers

 

anyweb

 

No luck. I did contact Dell again and we ran through several things including disabling the MebX (Intel Management Engine BIOS). We also looked at the system setup and turned off "Execute Disable" but we think that should not have had any reason to change or fix the issue, just a thought to try and change that. He suggested that I try and contact Microsoft, which I suppose is an option at this point. I have a few threads already out on the message boards at Microsoft, but no hits yet. I'm stumped.

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ok can you confirm thhat you disabled the wim in wds, then imported mine, then re-enabled it then pxe booted the optiplex 755

 

what happened then ?

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ok can you confirm thhat you disabled the wim in wds, then imported mine, then re-enabled it then pxe booted the optiplex 755

 

what happened then ?

 

I replaced the first wim that you supplied with the second one. I just copied it to the folder where my wims reside. :huh:

Should that have done the trick?

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no that's not enough, you must import the wim into WDS by choosing 'add boot image' in the WDS gui

 

in addition i think we've been using the wrong INF's all along, instead of using the windows xp ones we should be using the vista ones for windows PE....

 

so i've updated the WIM one last time to include the correct infs (i hope) sorry about this, but as I don't have an Optiplex 755 it's hard for me to test the theory

 

please download this new WIM and test it, i'm very hopeful that it'll work

 

here's what I did to put it together,

 

C:\>"c:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\copype.cmd" x86 c:\windowspe-x86

 

===================================================

Creating Windows PE customization working directory

 

c:\windowspe-x86

===================================================

 

1 file(s) copied.

1 file(s) copied.

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\bcd

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\boot.sdi

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\bootfix.bin

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\etfsboot.com

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\fonts\chs_boot.ttf

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\fonts\cht_boot.ttf

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\fonts\jpn_boot.ttf

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\fonts\kor_boot.ttf

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf

9 File(s) copied

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\EFI\microsoft\boot\bcd

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\EFI\microsoft\boot\fonts\chs_boot

.ttf

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\EFI\microsoft\boot\fonts\cht_boot

.ttf

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\EFI\microsoft\boot\fonts\jpn_boot

.ttf

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\EFI\microsoft\boot\fonts\kor_boot

.ttf

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\EFI\microsoft\boot\fonts\wgl4_boo

t.ttf

6 File(s) copied

1 file(s) copied.

1 file(s) copied.

 

Success

 

Updating path to include peimg, cdimage, imagex

 

c:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\

c:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\..\x86

 

 

 

C:\windowspe-x86>Imagex /info "D:\remoteinstall\boot\x86\images\windows-noob_capture-(2).WIM"

 

 

ImageX Tool for Windows

Copyright © Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

WIM Information:

----------------

GUID: {5f5555ef-7031-4df2-8a10-6bfa6f2ced8e}

Image Count: 1

Compression: LZX

Part Number: 1/1

Boot Index: 1

Attributes: 0x8

Relative path junction

 

 

Available Image Choices:

------------------------

<WIM>

<TOTALBYTES>124214145</TOTALBYTES>

<IMAGE INDEX="1">

<NAME>Windows Vista/XP WDS capture</NAME>

<DESCRIPTION>WDS to capture images from windows-noob.com</DESCRIPTION>

<WINDOWS>

<ARCH>0</ARCH>

<PRODUCTNAME>Microsoft« Windows« Operating System</PRODUCTNAME>

<PRODUCTTYPE>WinNT</PRODUCTTYPE>

<PRODUCTSUITE></PRODUCTSUITE>

<LANGUAGES>

<LANGUAGE>en-US</LANGUAGE>

<DEFAULT>en-US</DEFAULT>

</LANGUAGES>

<VERSION>

<MAJOR>6</MAJOR>

<MINOR>0</MINOR>

<BUILD>6000</BUILD>

<SPBUILD>16386</SPBUILD>

</VERSION>

<SYSTEMROOT>WINDOWS</SYSTEMROOT>

</WINDOWS>

<DIRCOUNT>624</DIRCOUNT>

<FILECOUNT>3589</FILECOUNT>

<TOTALBYTES>343574533</TOTALBYTES>

<CREATIONTIME>

<HIGHPART>0x01C89AF3</HIGHPART>

<LOWPART>0x1DB1225C</LOWPART>

</CREATIONTIME>

<LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>

<HIGHPART>0x01C89EC0</HIGHPART>

<LOWPART>0xD3937568</LOWPART>

</LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>

<WDS>

<VERSION>1</VERSION>

</WDS>

</IMAGE>

</WIM>

 

C:\windowspe-x86>Imagex /mountrw D:\remoteinstall\boot\x86\images\windows-noob_c
apture-(2).WIM 1 c:\mount

 

ImageX Tool for Windows

Copyright © Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

 

 

Mounting (RW): [D:\remoteinstall\boot\x86\images\windows-noob_capture-(2).WIM, 1

] ->

[c:\mount]

 

Successfully mounted image (RW).

 

 

 

 

C:\windowspe-x86>peimg /inf="C:\dell\drivers\R162323\Vista32\*.inf" c:\mount

 

Preinstallation Environment Image Setup Tool for Windows

Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

Installing INF package: C:\dell\drivers\R162323\Vista32\E1E6032.inf

Installing INF package: C:\dell\drivers\R162323\Vista32\E1G6032.INF

 

PEIMG completed the operation successfully.

 

C:\windowspe-x86>imagex /unmount /commit c:\mount

ImageX Tool for Windows

Copyright © Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

 

 

Unmounting: [c:\mount]...

 

Successfully unmounted image.

 

 

 

C:\windowspe-x86>

 

 

the most important line above is this one

 

C:\windowspe-x86>peimg /inf="C:\dell\drivers\R162323\Vista32\*.inf" c:\mount

 

ok ?

cheers

anyweb

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no that's not enough, you must import the wim into WDS by choosing 'add boot image' in the WDS gui

 

in addition i think we've been using the wrong INF's all along, instead of using the windows xp ones we should be using the vista ones for windows PE....

 

so i've updated the WIM one last time to include the correct infs (i hope) sorry about this, but as I don't have an Optiplex 755 it's hard for me to test the theory

 

please download this new WIM and test it, i'm very hopeful that it'll work

 

here's what I did to put it together,

 

C:\>"c:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\copype.cmd" x86 c:\windowspe-x86

C:\windowspe-x86>Imagex /info "D:\remoteinstall\boot\x86\images\windows-noob_capture-(2).WIM"

C:\windowspe-x86>Imagex /mountrw D:\remoteinstall\boot\x86\images\windows-noob_c
apture-(2).WIM 1 c:\mount

C:\windowspe-x86>peimg /inf="C:\dell\drivers\R162323\Vista32\*.inf" c:\mount

C:\windowspe-x86>imagex /unmount /commit c:\mount

the most important line above is this one

 

C:\windowspe-x86>peimg /inf="C:\dell\drivers\R162323\Vista32\*.inf" c:\mount

 

ok ?

cheers

anyweb

 

What is the reasoning for using the Vista drivers over the XP-Win2K drivers? I'm not building/imaging a Vista box.

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no that's not enough, you must import the wim into WDS by choosing 'add boot image' in the WDS gui

 

in addition i think we've been using the wrong INF's all along, instead of using the windows xp ones we should be using the vista ones for windows PE....

 

so i've updated the WIM one last time to include the correct infs (i hope) sorry about this, but as I don't have an Optiplex 755 it's hard for me to test the theory

 

please download this new WIM and test it, i'm very hopeful that it'll work

 

here's what I did to put it together,

 

C:\>"c:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\copype.cmd" x86 c:\windowspe-x86

C:\windowspe-x86>Imagex /info "D:\remoteinstall\boot\x86\images\windows-noob_capture-(2).WIM"

C:\windowspe-x86>Imagex /mountrw D:\remoteinstall\boot\x86\images\windows-noob_c
apture-(2).WIM 1 c:\mount

C:\windowspe-x86>peimg /inf="C:\dell\drivers\R162323\Vista32\*.inf" c:\mount

C:\windowspe-x86>imagex /unmount /commit c:\mount

the most important line above is this one

 

C:\windowspe-x86>peimg /inf="C:\dell\drivers\R162323\Vista32\*.inf" c:\mount

 

ok ?

cheers

anyweb

 

I went back and tried the first wim you created by importing it as you said. Then once it was imported I created a cpture boot image and then another boot image using the capture boot image I created second, and it worked... :o:lol::P

 

If your available and here in the US, I'd like to call and talk to you regarding this if possible, Let me know. And thanks for sticking with me on this... It is much appreciated.

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hi Mike,

 

so it's all working now ? this is excellent ! did you use my new WIM file at all ? i'd like to know if you tested it and if it worked.

 

the reason we used the vista drivers was because WDS used the Windows Vista DVD to create the boot.wim file (which gives us windows PE....) and that needed the vista driver not the XP driver.

 

i actually live in Sweden, Europe and i'm happy to talk about this on the phone if you want or on MSN

 

either way i'm glad things are working for you now, spread the word !

 

cheers

anyweb

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hi Mike,

 

so it's all working now ? this is excellent ! did you use my new WIM file at all ? i'd like to know if you tested it and if it worked.

 

the reason we used the vista drivers was because WDS used the Windows Vista DVD to create the boot.wim file (which gives us windows PE....) and that needed the vista driver not the XP driver.

 

i actually live in Sweden, Europe and i'm happy to talk about this on the phone if you want or on MSN

 

either way i'm glad things are working for you now, spread the word !

 

cheers

anyweb

 

Did not try the Vista Wim. I just went back to the first wim you created, and tried that again. I'm concerned though becuse I feel that I took the same steps in creating my wim files that you took, so I'm not real sure where it all went wrong. In any case it is working. I suppose I'll try to re-create mine again and see if I can get them working as I have time. Thanks for your time and assistance in getting this working for me. Certainly appreciated. I'm sure I'll have more questions as I now move into the automation side of WDS and all that its capable of. :rolleyes:

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