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Image for multiple PC deployment

Q: Image for multiple PC deployment

Hi have a query

i want to dpely windows 7 across around 10 PC's but minimise user downtime, as such i intend to install manually using retail versions of the software then update to the specifications i need. all the final workstations will need to be the same.

i have 3 pc's to roll out, then i will drag 3 in, upgrade, redeploy and so on, thus meaning that noone will loose much productivity to downtime.

whats killing me is that after install, which takes around 30 mins including office and other bits of software, the patching and updating of windows on each machine to latest KB updates is taking forever!! so with say 10-15 new pcs all trying to install updates within few hours its going to slow the network to a stop.

is there anyway i can take one of the pc's i have finished, image the updates and software installs then patch them all onto a new clean install of retail windows 7????

i have looked at all sorts of networkable options such as microsoft system essentials or symantec ghost, but none will allow a stand alone image creation off network that i can tell


thanks in advance for any advice


Preferred Solution: Image for multiple PC deployment

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Image for multiple PC deployment

Take a look at this tutorial:
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Using the Backup option.

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Hi All, new to the forum,

Has anyone had any joy using the DISM image deployment tool,

below is the message i get trying to capture an image

DISM doesn't recognise the command-line option "d:\thinimage.wim"

I've tried the below.

dism /capture-image /capturedir:f:\ /imagefile "d:\thinimage.wim" /name:"MyCompany"

I've checked this over and over and i'm defiantly following the line they require.... any ideas? Thanks.

A:Win 8 Image Deployment

I know nothing about DISM, so please check what I say first...

...but looking at the format of the command line, I wonder if there should be a colon after /imagefile?

so replace
dism /capture-image /capturedir:f:\ /imagefile "d:\thinimage.wim" /name:"MyCompany"

dism /capture-image /capturedir:f:\ /imagefile:"d:\thinimage.wim" /name:"MyCompany"

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Does anyone know of a network driver that is compatible with the EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF in WinPE 4.0 i'm using symantec image deployment Altiris

A:HP 800 G2 with Symantec Image Deployment

Hi \have you looked here... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=7633279&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4057

Happy 2 [email protected]

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I have a licensing question regarding the deployement of Windows 7.

We are currently purchasing notebooks that have an OEM key for Windows 7 Pro and have been configuring each by hand which can get really annoying. I want to create an image of Windows 7 and use it for deployement however I'm not too sure about the licensing involved.

First off, you cannot image an OEM version and you need an open license version, correct?

Do I need to purchase a VLK license for each notebook that I want to image to? Or can I just purchase 1 open license and image that to multiple computers since the OEM key is in fact for Windows 7 Professional?

A:Image Deployment of Windows 7

I believe you're going to need to look into VLK if you're intending on using the same key & installation across multiple machines. You "may" be able to get away with buying one 7Pro and then inserting the individual OEM key that is on the individual laptop stickers, however I'm not sure on that one so don't quote me there. I'm sure someone else here does know this answer though so sit tight, some one else will surely be able to answer this.

Aside from the licensing issues, once you get the version of Windows that you'll be installing legally with a licensed key, you should look into windows sysprep. It will cut your distribution time down incredibly using this method rather than setting up each machine individually from scratch.

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I want to find a way to Deploy Windows 7 to my customers in the form of an Image.  I think this will be faster than using the Convenience Rollup, but if I am wrong please inform me.  In my estimation it would only take about 20 minutes.  I
would really like to do this to avoid charging my clients all the labor that a Clean Install of Windows 7 takes.  I've tried to study up on the subject but made it more confusing to me, as usual lol.  I've read this Sticky at the top of this Forum:
And read up on "The System Preparation" (Sysprep) but don't know if this is going to be for me or not?
1. Was hoping it would be as simple as Installing to a pc with a small 80GB Drive, waving the Activation until later, and not installing any Hardware Specific Updates.
2. Install the Convenience Rollup and accepting other Non-Specific Hardware Updates.
3. Image the Drive with Macrium or Aomei to a External Backup Drive, and Deploy when needed.
4. I suspect I will need to use the "The System Preparation" (Sysprep) to make this work properly? 
Please, any help with this will be valuable to all that want to serve customers without breaking their bank, and keep their beloved Windows 7.
Thanks, pcpunk... Read more

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I am having a VERY odd issue with Windows XP Pro and Tablet PC Edition.

I have been following Microsoft's Single-Image Deployment Supplemental Guide which discusses single-image deployment and how to use this process to deploy Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 in your organization while using your existing Windows XP Professional image.

I followed the article to a T and imported all the Tablet PC components in the Sysprep directory and then re-syspreped the box. At first once mini-setup finished the system would lock up on the Windows XP splash screen about the 3rd time the progress bar cycled through. So I went to Safe Mode and everything worked like a charm. So just as a troubleshooting step I tried to use Safe Mode with Networking. That locked up at the splash screen in the same spot which lead me to believe it was a networking issue. So I disabled all listed networking adapters and tried to boot into normal mode.

Once I saw "Applying Computer Settings" I thought all was good. So I waited until I saw the standard "Press Cntrl-Alt + Delete to Login" screen. So I hit cntrl alt delete and nothing happend. So I tried moving the mouse, and to my amazment, the entire computer is hard locked. This is happening everytime I reboot the computer into Normal mode and the login screen appears. So I tried to go back into Safe Mode with Networking to test that theory again. Although I am able to get logged into the system the system actually hard lo... Read more

A:Single-Image Deployment for Tablet PC

That link you posted is the supplemental guide, maybe there is something you missed in the original guide.

"The information in this article supplements the processes that are described in the previously released article, Deploying Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, which is available on Microsoft TechNet"

Original guide here, the link in the supplemental guide is wrong.


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During the capture process, i have my wireless key set in the profile. Once I deploy the image, the key is no longer there and i have to set up the profile again. Is there a way that this can be done during the deployment, through the customsettings.ini
or a script?

A:Wireless profile during image deployment

1. netsh wlan export profile name=ssidname
This will give you an xml file
2. netsh wlan add profile filename=ssidname.xml
This will import the Wireless profile
This will help

/ Yannick Plavonil
blog: Deploiement Windows
twitter: @yplavonil
facebook: www.facebook.com/deploiementwindows

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I work for a large bookstore with a relatively small IT department, and we are looking for a way to image and restore a small number of PCs. Basically, I want to set up a master template PC, build an image of it, then be able to deploy that image over a Microsoft network from a server computer and/or from a bootable CD (pretty standard, I guess).

However, I want to be able to do this without having to install an imaging program on the master PC (preferrably to run the imaging software from a shared drive, because installing the imaging software on the client machines would violate the license agreement) and without booting to DOS from a floppy disk (the server machine doesn't have a floppy drive).

We're considering a few solutions for this: Acronis TrueImage 7, Imagecast 4.6.1, Altiris RapiDeploy, or Norton Ghost 2003. Will any of these solutions perform what we're looking for (I've been through the manuals for each and it seems like they can't add a client agent without booting the client machine into DOS or running the software from the client machine)? Does anyone have any suggestions from personal experience to use these or other products to accomplish this task?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

-Frank Manna

A:Any image deployment software suggestions?

You may have read this thread but here you go


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Are there only the install packages for the notebook drivers available? I'm searching for a package with all necessary inf files in order to use the for driver injection within a deployment environment (Windows 2008 deployment service / MS deployment toolkit)
Would be great if anyone can help me with that!

Thanks and kind regards, Gert

A:Portege 700/830 drivers for image deployment

As far as I know Toshiba doesn?t offer any packages except one and this is package that contains several Toshiba specific tools and utilities.
All other offered stuff are single drivers or Toshiba specific tools or utilities.

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I'm attempting to follow this guide to capture a Windows 7 image:


I have a test PC with Windows 7 installed on it waiting to be captured.

I've installed the MDT 2013 Update 2 and Windows ADK for Windows 10 to my technician PC.  Unlike this guide, however, I have no tree under 'Deployment Shares'.  So I have no option to import an OS.

This seems to be a stumbling block to actually capture an image.  Is there something I'm missing?  Is there something that needs to be configured that I don't know about?  I'm still learning this whole process so it's entirely possible there's
something glaringly obvious I don't see.

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Hi, I have deployed HPDM to update a number of T5740 Devices, these were manually configured some time ago and I now need to reconfigure them. I have manually update one device, configured it how I would like it and then captured that image. Unfortunately if I then attempt to deploy this image the deployment fails with the following errors: 2016-05-31 10:46:24 [Error Details]: Deploy image using repository Master Repository.Failure deploying ThinPro_5.2.dd.gz from /Repository/Images/ThinPro_5.2_3.Failed to execute DeployImage task.ErrorCode: 1080320, Error Info: ..\..\Task\wins\[email protected]: Failed to update bios...\..\Task\wins\[email protected]: Failed to updte bios, error code is: 14070022..\..\Task\wins\[email protected]: Error of create process for updatebios.bat..\..\Task\wins\[email protected]: The system cannot find the file specified...\..\Task\wins\[email protected]: Failed to update bios...\..\Task\wins\[email protected]: Failed to updte bios, error code is: 14070022..\..\Task\wins\[email protected]: Error of create process for updatebios.bat..\..\Task\wins\[email protected]: The system cannot find the file specified. If I then flash the device with a vanilla OS I can then deploy my image but as the devices are split across multiple sites I can?t do this for them all. I also created a Task that performs the BIOS upgrade and this works but the error still occurs Any ideas on how ... Read more

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I changd the user profile to default (manually) and did some Favorites links to IE.
When i was satisfied with the customization i created Ghost image. Successfully created image and when deployed i recived a message regarding NTFS volume and wehn the image is deployed , client start up and OS initilization appears .... then system run SCAN DISK showing message that "C" drive needs to be checked. After that OS installed successfully and customizations were also OK.
Any idea how to avoide the scan disk issue ?

A:customized Image deployment with Ghost

Nope. Windows sees the hard disk "environment" as not being 100% on par with what it used to be. Plus it doesn't hurt to run it after an image deployment like that anyways

PS: I know the mod's may bring this up, but no need for double posting in multiple categories

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I am working on setting up an image deployement solution. The current problem I am having with Acronis Snap Deploy 3.0 is that when I try to deploy an image it deploys normally and Snap Deploy does the extra setup before Windows loads to a logon screen. The problem I am having is after I log in, windows is missing the "Vista" theme and whenever I try to click on anyting (Computer, Documents) It gives me a popup messege that has a title of "Explorer.exe" and in the messege it says "class not registed." I cannot figure out why the image is not working. I am deploying it onto the exact same computer I made the image from. It was a clean install of windows Vista Business.

To make the image I loaded the master computer into the Acronis software using the Acronis PXE server. I then imaged the computer and the image was put directly on the imaging server.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank You

A:Acronis Software Vista Image Deployment

I've always just attached the target media device and booted the Acrois CD to create the image.

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My PC Specs are 64 Bit Windows 10 Build 10240
4 GB , Ram 1 TB HArd disk " C drive which has windows prtition is 120 GB free

I am facing Windows update issues too
Whenever I try to run these commands

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore

with Admin rights through comd prompt

I receive Error 193 Initialisation error

Kindly suggest the solution, is my PC is not taking updates from Windows Update too
after remaining online for 14-15 hours, even after Bits
Windows/software DIstribution Directory is downloaded with relevant files when then after
100% update again starts from
beginning 0%

How should I reset ?

Windows update

Why is DISM not performing its functions correctly>??
Kindly provide solution

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Hi All,

We have captured WIM Image of a Hard disk partition using IMAGEX tool without doing Sysprep and we are in requirement to deploy the same image to a Different hardware based PC. I know how to deploy the image using IMAGEX to a same Hardware based PC but i need
guidance how can i deploy the same image to a Different hardware based PC.

Any suggestion or Solution is greatly welcome, 

Note : I have already tried to deploy the image to a different hardware based PC but its not working as i have not performed sysprep before capturing the image using IMAGEX tool

Thanks in Advance.

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Hi There,

I found this forum thru KariTheFinn's YouTube Videos which are superb! My first post is a problem that hunts me since quite some time now. I startet too more or less ignore it since it was only a problem with one program. But since I switch mail clients it's now also a problem there. But first things first.

I have a Hyper-V Service running on my Windows 10 Machine for toying around. In there I was trying to create my personal perfect Windows 10 Installation with all the Apps, Tools, Settings, etc. I like and want. I did all of this in my created user account Yves. So all the settings from many apps (for example Chrome) are in this user profile. After I was done. I shutdown the Hyper-V Machine Boot up the WindowsPE.iso. And dism the complete machine to a mapped network drive. Than I created a new Hyper-V Machine booted directly into WindowsPE.iso. Diskpartet the complete system like I like. 100MB EFI. 1GB Rescue. 50GB System Partition. Dism the image back to the System Partition and bcdbooted the System Partition. Bootet up and tada System is "almost" like I left it before on the other VM. Only thing missing are for example Chrome extensions and settings. Which I can not figure out why this happens? Newly since I moved from em Client to Outlook 2016. Also Outlook 2016 does not like the dism'ing around. It says .ost file has to be deleted.

Anyone an idea why this is happening and how I can prevent it?

Thanks for your help guys.


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Hi, We have rently purchased a couple of HP T610 Thin Clients and experiencing a couple of issues with one of them. I am familiar with the Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) and how this functions or at least I thought I was. If I disable this using the Command Line, GUI or by right clicking the Task Bar icon when restarting I see that the Padlock has changed to Yellow, however after the restart the Icon is again Green. It appears that it is not possible to disable the EWF on this unit. Also, I have captured the image from the other T610 to USB and attempted to deploy this via USB on boot to the troublesome unit as follows:Verifed that the BIOS versions (k30 v01.10) are the same on both units.Boot with USB drive installed.The imaging tool advises that the utility will format, erase data, and restore operating system etc. and prompts for continue (Y) and Are you sure (Y).Please do not power off and Initializing___ appears for about 2 Minutes during which time USB is active.Writing data to [x:\windows\temp\fbyte.ini]........DONE appearsAfter about another 1.5 minutes the drive prompt D:\ is shown - no errors or futher prompts.Tying Exit reboots the machine and nothing has changedAny suggestions would be most appreciated and Thanks in Advance.

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We are currently facing issues with around 1500 Windows 10 systems that seem to have vcredist 2013 x64 corrupted and apps that use this component fail to install due to the below error.

Product: Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime - 12.0.21005 -- A later version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime -12.0.21005 is already installed.
Is there a possibility to use MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall and deploy a script for it to remove just Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime?
We have tried force uninstalling with the installation setup of vcredist via cmd, but that does not work.
Thank you!

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I found this tool while searching the system32 folder:



Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7048.0

DISM.exe [dism_options] {WIM_command} [<WIM_arguments>]
DISM.exe {/Image:<path_to_offline_image> | /Online} [dism_options]
{servicing_command} [<servicing_arguments>]
DISM enumerates, installs, uninstalls, configures, and updates features
and packages in Windows images. The commands that are available depend
on the image being serviced and whether the image is offline or running.
/Get-MountedWimInfo - Displays information about mounted WIM images.
/Get-WimInfo - Displays information about images in a WIM file.
/Commit-Wim - Saves changes to a mounted WIM image.
/Unmount-Wim - Unmounts a mounted WIM image.
/Mount-Wim - Mounts an image from a WIM file.
/Remount-Wim - Recovers an orphaned WIM mount directory.
/Cleanup-Wim - Deletes resources associated with mounted WIM
images that are corrupt.
/Online - Targets the running operating system.
/Image - Specifies the path to the root directory of an
offline Windows image.
/English - Displays command line output in English.
/Format - Specifies the report output for... Read more

A:DISM - Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

I have been working with WinPE ever since version 1.0 and using it to deploy images, make backups, etc. Now that version 3.0 is out I have written a full tutorial on how to use it, build the boot environment, using it in a network/computer support department environment, and using GimageX GUI with DISM to deploy and capture images.

You can read my tutorial on DISM here -> Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) ? WinPE 3.0 Boot Environment - Blog.BrianLeeJackson.com
You can download my WinPE 3.0 Boot Environment Compilation completely free here -> WinPE 3.0 Boot Environment Scripts - Blog.BrianLeeJackson.com

Let me know what you think. Enjoy and happy imaging!

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I am trying to set up a MDT Deployment that will install Win 7 and MS Office 2010. With the Win 7 install I am able to have the system ask for the Windows Key after the install has completed. I would like to do the same for MS Office. I am going to be using this deployment tool for every new computer we get going forward and don't want to have to update my deployment every time I run one. I simply would like to deploy the image and then enter the Product key and activate it. Is this possible?

A:Installing MS Office 2010 via MDT image Deployment with out Prod Key

Is what I am wanting to do even possible?

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Hello. I have an issue.

I want to capture an Linux OS custom image or a fresh one and want to use WDS to complete the job. Could it be done?

I know I can use WDS from server to deploy WIN 7 or anyother Win OS to other systems. But can I use the same service to deploy Linux OS to other new systems and how can I go around in capturing the Linux OS image.

I don't want to use any third party application to capture and deploy both WIN and Linux images. I can use SysPrep to capture Windows image, but how do I go about capturing Linux image?

Is there an in-built app for Linux to capture an image like SysPrep (for WIN)???

Please help.

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It's been a long time since I've worked on corp OS deployment so I'm not very experienced with Win7 and unattend/answer file operation. The goal I'm trying to get to is to customize several parts of an OS image (Win 7 Enterprise) for use in WDS by desktop

Create a local admin user accountapply a custom themeBypass the Windows Welcome screen
I'm using Windows SIM 6.1.7600.16385, opened the wim image and created an answer file with settings for PC name, locale, co name, reg user, etc- ideally everything the OS needs to boot into windows setup and complete without user intervention and without
launching windows welcome.
The answer file is named autounattend.xml and is copied to C:\windows\system32\sysprep on the target PC. I run sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:c:\windows\system32\sysprep\autounattend.xml .
Sysprep runs and displays messages saying it's processing generalize and perhaps one other section and then shuts the PC down. I then use WDS to capture the sysprep'd PC.
I boot a PC to WDS->WinPE and then pull down the image copied up earlier of the sysprep'd PC.
When Windows starts, it goes to the welcome screen. Further inspection reveals that nothing in the unattend file seems to have been applied to the PC. No user account created, no theme etc. The autounattend.xml file is still in the sysprep directory but
the sysprep\panther directory does not have a copy of it (I think it should?).

What am I doing wrong? I beleive this autouna... Read more

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I have configured a stand alone windows 2012 Std. OS with WDS, set up all the necessary items
loaded both the boot.wim and image.wim into wds server.
the system deploys the standatrd win7 Pro image without issue.
The problem comes when I try to use the image capture wizard.
The client laptop boots to pxe without issue I get the screen that  lets me choose  what I want to load
when I choose the capture image item it loads as normal,(as the deploy does except that all that happens is I get a black screen with a white arrow cursor. the screen never turns blue like you would expect and the image capture wizard never appears.
I have followed all of the steps on the WDS set up page for creating a image capture boot file however as I said it never appears.
Can someone assist?

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I'm new to WDS in 2012 and I think I've run into a problem.
I'm using the capture wizard wim in WDS as a boot image and booting to it in order to capture a SYS prepped machine and turn it into an image that I can upload to WDS.
This is a newer machine that requires USB 3.0 support because all of the USB ports are 3.0 with backwards compatibility.
When booting into the capture wizard, everything is fine until it starts utilizing network resources, then I simply can't get past it.
I don't know how to add NIC or USB 3.0 drivers to the boot capture image in WDS, and I can't save my wim to WDS or even to a USB drive as a result.
The USB devices aren't recognized... presumably because there aren't any drivers loaded. I'm sure the drivers were loaded previously at low level, but when the capture wizard started, those drivers were not associated or remounted since most Windows based
products like to ignore driver resources other then its own.
Any help would be appreciated... how do I mount USB 3.0 support drivers into the BOOT image (not to be confused with the OS image).

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If I have a reference image that I capture through a regular sysprep & capture task sequence, how do I update my deployment task sequence to reflect this updated reference image once it has been captured? I would prefer not to have to recreate the deployment
task sequence as the current one has several customizations that I would have to redo. When I try to change the OS in the "Install Operating System" step in the sequence to point to the updated image, the deployment will fail with a message such
as: Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]
I don't know how to tell if this is a problem with the unattend file itself or having something to do with changing the deploying operating system in the task sequence.

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On Command Prompt (Run as Administrator), I entered:
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth and I cannot get this tool any farther than 40%.  I waited over three hours and the curser just kept blinking.  What do I need to do?  [email protected]

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We use MDT, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, To deploy windows 7 and windows 8.1 images to our latitude laptops.
the Control Vault driver is not installing as part of the cab file that has been imported into MDT, there for I have to install it as an post install application.
the switches for the control vault by typing "/?" are shown as /s /f.
the driver installs fine if I run it on a laptop by opening command prompt and the silent install switches but it will fail when MDT tries to run the same command during deployment.
Has ayone had this problem and how have you fixed it?

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We use MDT, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, To deploy windows 7 and windows 8.1 images to our latitude laptops.
the Control Vault driver is not installing as part of the cab file that has been imported into MDT, there for I have to install it as an post install application.
the switches for the control vault by typing "/?" are shown as /s /f.
the driver installs fine if I run it on a laptop by opening command prompt and the silent install switches but it will fail when MDT tries to run the same command during deployment.
Has ayone had this problem and how have you fixed it?

A:Dell Latitude Control Vault Driver installation fails during image deployment via MDT

Hi saeidans,Thanks for posting.This forum is primarily consumer questions, and yours appears to be one that doesn't fit into this category.  Please post your question here for more expert advice.  Thanks.

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Not able to get the PXE working on 5040 . It will download the boot image from SCCM DP. Once it downloads it will not boot. 
Network driver is already part of the Boot Image.

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I am having all sorts of trouble imaging a new Dell 5570 laptop with custom Windows 7 SP1 Ent. through SCCM.I have tried Dell support and their assistance so far hasn't been satisfactory unfortunately.

First: I had issues booting the laptop with my boot image, SSD was not recognized. I had to import Samsung NVMe drivers into boot image for the SSD to be recognized and to kick start task sequence.
Now: The task sequence doesn't go through. Immediately after 'Set up Windows and ConfigMgr', the laptop reboots and crashes with the error '0x0000007B'.

I have already tried below with not much success.

Dell Diagnosis says no faults detectedSATA Operation set to AHCI, RAID on in BIOSBoot sequence set to Legacy, UEFIWith and Without 5570 drivers after applying O.SWith and Without KMDF, UMDFDifferent WIM files-one recently updated with most hotfixes, one updated last year, one close to vanilla Windows 7 SP1 Ent.
Any help here is much appreciated please as I have around 20 laptops already procured from Dell and waiting to be imaged before deploying.


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I'm attempting to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 to deploy Windows 7.  When I attempt to update the deployment share, I get the following message: "Unable to mount the WIM, so the update process cannot continue."Not surprisingly the boot folders do not have the proper files created for the Win PE (which is the goal of updating the deployment share).

A:Unable to update deployment share for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

Pulled this from the help docsFailure to Update WIM Files   
In a ?simple? environment:
·         For Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008, MDT 2010 locates WIMGAPI.DLL in C:\Program Files\Windows Imaging, which should be in the system PATH. The WIMGAPI.DLL should not reside in C:\Windows\system32: It will be present in the C:\Program Files\Windows AIK directory tree, but MDT 2010 rarely uses it from that location.
·         For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, MDT 2010 typically picks up WIMGAPI.DLL from C:\Windows\system32 (always in the path). The version of this WIMGAPI.DLL must match the version (build) of the operating system.
·         On a 64-bit operating system, MDT 2010 always uses the x64 WIMGAPI.DLL file; only that file should be in the system PATH. On a 32-bit operating system, MDT 2010 always uses the x86 WIMGAPI.DLL file; only that file should be in the system PATH. (Other products, such as System Center Configuration Manager, use the 32-bit version of WIMGAPI.DLL, even on a 64-bit operating system, but they manage and install that version.)
Problem: When attempting to update a deployment share, the user will be informed that the mounting of one or more .wim files did not succeed.
Possible Solution: Open a Command Prompt window and run where WIMGAPI.DLL. For the first entry in the list (the first location found by searching the path), ensure that the Version property matches the build of th... Read more

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A connection to the deployment share ... could not be made. The deployment will not proceed. Connection OK. Possible cause: invalid credentials.
PLEASE help me. I really don't know what to do anymore... Let's say I'm desperate. It is the correct Name and also correct map, afterwords I made myself a deploymentshare map and it also didn't work. Tried the $ --> didn't worked... WTF is wrong :(
I tried the administrator account, a self made account. Tried domainname\account
Nothing worked...
I'm using vm workstation.
Deploying from a virtual server to a virtual client...
Pleas help me, it is a little urgent... I really don't know what's wrong...
Greets Timothy

A:A connection to the deployment share could not be made. The deployment will not proceed. ?? Help me pleas :(

Resolved the problems !
It was the bloody firewall! probably it is resolved in a new update but I didn't installed any updates because in belgium we have still a download limit. :)
Thanks for all the help of you and the time you spended on my issue!
I'll post my final customsettings.ini and bootstrap.ini

















TimeZoneName=W. Europe Standard Time






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I am trying to figure out how to use Windows Deployment Server to capture a windows 10 pro image. I keep running into problems and was wondering if anyone has a good set of instructions. I do a sysprep, then do F12, it goes thru the steps to capture an
image, but then I get a blank drop down to choose image from. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

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I'm looking for some kind of "official" Microsoft documentation or TechNet article explaining the proper process for injecting Windows Updates / Hotfixes into a Windows WIM image to allow me to deploy a version of windows that already has all (or at least
most) of the current windows updates.
Does anyone know if such a document exists? Or perhaps someone from Microsoft can respond to this post with some well documented steps on how I would accomplish this?

A:Windows Update / Hotfix Injection into Windows 7 WIM image for Deployment

WSUS Offline Tool

Download the WSUS Offline Tool and extract to another working directory, e.g. "C:\wsusoffline"
Run the "UpdateGenerator.exe" tool.
Select the version of Windows you wish to update, e.g. "x64 Global" under the Windows 7 category.
Optionally select to use a WSUS server on your local network with the "WSUS..." button.

Press the "Start" button. A command window will appear displaying the progress of the utility. The updates are downloaded to the "./client/w61-x64/glb" directory within the "wsusoffline"
The Windows 7 Media

Download the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 and
install. This will allow you to obtain the "DISM.exe" command line utility that is needed.
Extract all files from the Windows 7 media. Store these files in a working directory, e.g. "C:\Win7_x64_Ent_Source"
Create a temp directory that will be used to mount the WIM image to in order to manipulate the files, e.g. "C:\Win7_x64_Ent_WIM"
Open an elevated command prompt.
Run the follow command to mount the WIM file:

dism /mount-wim /wimfile:C:\Win7_x64_Ent_Source\sources\install.wim /mountdir:C:\Win7_x64_Ent_WIM /index:1

You can determine the index number of the image you need to mount by running the "dism /get-wiminfo" command.

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I have no idea if it's possible - can't find anything anywhere. I edit 40 to 60 pics a week for my website and Image zone plus only allows me to edit one at a time. If I can't edit multiple images using HPIZP, is there another program out there (preferably shareware) that will allow me to do it? Thanks for any info or options!

A:Multiple image editing using HP Image Zone Plus?

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I currently operate a PC with 3 separate HDD. I have my windows 7 and all of my programs installed on a 500 GB HDD. I have all of my files saved to a 2 TB HDD and a 1 TB HDD. I want to do a system image of the 500 GB HDD that has the OS and programs installed on it, however, when I go through to create a system image there is a check box to "Include a system image of drives (C, 1 TB_Storage (E" I only want to image C (The 500 GB HDD) I don't want to image E (The 1 TB HDD). Any suggestions?

Thank you,


A:System Image - Multiple Drives Only Want to Image one of them

Post screenshot of your disk management console.

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I would like to have a solution for the issue I am facing with Lenovo T460s.
any Ideas please as I have totally failed to deploy this machine. Changed a couple of BIOS Settings but all in Vain

Thank you

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I have been running into this issue for a few days now everything i click.
serivces.exe bad image
ctfom.exe on and on

At first it was the vundo virus i have managed to get that off my pc, but now im running into numerous exe. bad image errors something about check with installation disks. I read another thread and downloaded the hijack and got these results.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:29:26 PM, on 12/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\m... Read more

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Bad Image Virus
Good evening,

I operate a Windows XP: Compaq Pressario and 2 days ago I started to encounter multiple pop ups (which seem to be increasing) that appear when I open any application - start up, mail, internet access and so on.

I get an error message that says, for example,

wlmail.exe - Bad Image

The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\nelumoje.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."

The .exe bit of the message changes - depending on the programme IU am opening but it always seems to be the same message following DLL C:...

I have run Spyboy, Norton 360, Malwarebytes. All of these programs seem to delete some viruses/trojans, but don't fix the errors.

Can you please help me remove this virus?

I looked at a few other posts here, and this does not seem uncommon as an issue but started to get confused with the instructions - read too many! So thought I would post my own and look for step by step instructions. I did download and ran a Hijackthis Log below.

Your help will be REALLY appreciated.

Illiterate User - Neil

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:11:25, on 31/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe... Read more

A:.EXE Bad Image - Multiple Pop-Ups

Hi Welcome to TSG!!

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**


With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have the Windows Recovery Console pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.
Go to Microsoft's website => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994

Select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System

Download the file & save it as it's originally named.
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools.

Please note once you start ComboFix you should not click anywhere on the ComboFix window as it can cause the program to stall.

Drag the setup package onto ComboFix.exe and drop it.

Follow the prompts to start ComboFix and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Recovery Console.

At the next prompt, click 'Yes' to run the full ComboFix scan.

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After logging on to windows, every program which is on my desktop causes an .exe - Bad Image error to pop up. I've ran chkdsk r & f. What is causing this & how do I fix it without having to do a clean install & losing all my data??

A:Multiple .exe - Bad Image errors

howdy Daegosmoove and welcome to TSF

When you boot into windows can you bring up your taks manager?

If so open it and end... Explorer.exe
Next (in task manager) click File..Then new task..
Type in explorer.exe.. What happens after that?

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Hi, this problem began this morning. My computer was working fine yesterday and had no issues with the current applications/programs in question.

Today upon logging into my computer i am bombarded with Bad image messages for the applications:

Ipoint (which is my microsoft inteli 3.0 mouse)
Windows live

Also upon trying to open an application "League of legends" i recieve the following message shown in the attachment.

I have tried reinstalling the application but this has not fixed the issue.

At this moment in time i am in safe mode doing a malware scan on my whole system.

Im not sure if this is the correct step to take and would apriciate help.

If any additional information is needed ill be happy to supply it to resolve my issue.


A:Bad Image for multiple applications

Hi and welcome to TSF it looks like your league of legends has some how become corrupt have you treid system restore to a point when it was working

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hello and thanks in advance for any help,

a family member let me look at their laptop to see what was going wrong with it and it is popping up multiple multiple Bad Image errors every time something tries to open and/or close from what it seems. From what they said the only thing they were doing around the time that it started was visited a website for their college but who knows. I did a through scan with MalwareBytes twice and it found absolutely nothing. I googled and found a few links that said those errors were caused by MyWebSearch or some other adware like that but Malwarebytes found nothing at all and I've used that program to remove just about everything in the past. So I don't *think* its virus/adware/spyware related but I'm not positive. I can't find any other answers on the web at all. I tried doing system restore to a while back and no results, tried chkdsk /r and nothing changed. Not sure where to go from here.. Really would like to try to stay away from doing a reformat/reinstall of vista. Any help anyone?

A:multiple bad image errors

by the way, the exact error is (name bar) iexplorer.exe - Bad Image (actual error text) c:\windows\system32\EAPQEC32.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program agian using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. in the name bar where it says iexplorer.exe, that is just cause that is what was trying to open at the time, you can basically put *insert program name .exe here* in that spot for anything and everything that tries to open and/or close and it give the same exact text error no matter what program it is.

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Hello, I'm hoping you can help me with a problem. I've been getting Bad Image errors whenever I start a program, and it just started today (the 27th). An example would be when starting Task Manager:

"The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\42129sys.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."

Once I click 'Okay', the box goes away and the program starts. It happens with every application I run.

Now I've gotten this before a few months ago, but I have no idea what I did to get rid of it. I've ran AVG's general scanner and it's rootkit scanner, but neither brought anything up other than a cookie or two as it normally does, which were healed and removed. I've also ran Malwarebytes and it caught something which it quarantined and removed (I still have the log if you require it). Thirdly, I've run Spybot - Search and Destroy and it only found cookies that it's found before.

I also tried a system restore to a few weeks ago but the problem remains. I can also undo the restoration if it needs to be undone. I also have my Windows Installation disk if needed.

This started happening after I downloaded the software Impulse from Stardock Games (similar in nature to Valves' Steam) to buy a game. I used Google Chrome to download it, and it only started after I rebooted my laptop an hour or two later. That's really all I have done today before and after the errors started popping up... Read more

A:Multiple Bad Image Errors

BUMP, Please.

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I was running Xilisoft Convert X to DVD (which I have run many times before) and the

machine locked up. After a few hours I turned the machine off manually and restarted the

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit machine (yes my windows is legit) and got the following messages:

Userinit.exe - Bad Image

C:\windows\system32\USERENV.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an

error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact

your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

I get the above error and will get to the logon screen, after I enter my password I will

get the error again and then these errors will also pop up after I enter my password to


mpnotify.exe - Bad Image

C:\system32\RpcRtRemote.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an

error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact

your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

userinit.exe - Bad Image

C:\Windows\System32\USERENV.dll. is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an

error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact

your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

Eventually the screen will go black and with a moveable cursor but, At no point do I

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I have suddenly developed multiple different Bad Image error messages which start on boot up and seem to occur everytime a new program runs.

I have a Dell Dimension E521 running WinXP SP3. I am using AVG Internet Security v8.5.406 - this has Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and a host of other tools. Since the problem started I installed and ran StopZilla which found additional spyware which it removed, but this didnt fix the error messages. I installed QUAD Registry cleaner to do a scan and it found some 2000+ changes but I did not execute any changes and removed the program.

I would be really grateful for any help understanding what my problem is and whether it is fixable withou the need for a reinstall!

I have run HijackThis and the results are below.

Thanks for any pointers

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:07:37, on 01/08/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\IdentityProtection\agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Basics Status\MaxMenuMgrBasics.exe
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I have been cleaning up my daughter's Windows 7 laptop, and have removed a lot of adware, browser toolbars etc. I am now getting about 10 "Bad Image" errors on startup, and occasionally afterwards. Clicking on the red cross icon removes the error message and things seem to work OK after that, but the BAd Image error will occur again when starting programs. 
I have scanned with Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Microsoft Security Essentials and Adwcleaner, and run the recommended fixes.  I have run sfc /scannow in normal mode and safe mode and it finds problems it can't fix.
What do I do next?
FRST log below and FRST Additions attached:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-08-2015
Ran by Pip (administrator) on PIP-PC (24-08-2015 21:49:55)
Running from C:\Users\Pip\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Pip (Available Profiles: Pip)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore6... Read more

A:Multiple "Bad Image" Errors

Hello Fulbourne4 and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is Satchfan and I would be glad to help you with your computer problem.Please read the following guidelines which will help to make cleaning your machine easier:
please follow all instructions in the order posted
please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear
all logs/reports, etc. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In Notepad click Format, uncheck Word wrap if it is checked
if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification before proceeding
the fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
please reply within 3 days. If you do not reply within this period I will post a reminder but topics with no reply in 4 days will be closed!
Please DO NOT install/uninstall any programs unless asked to.
Please DO NOT run any scans other than those requested
I’m looking at your logs now and will reply with instructions shortly.

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