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creating/deploying an image on a mirrored raid with WDS

Posted on 2008-06-20
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Okay.  I just started using Windows Deployment Services (WDS) to produce systems for our company.  I have had no problem getting our client systems to work, however I am having some problems with creating our controller systems.  The controllers are running a raid mirror on 2 SATA WD 80g hdd's using the Intel ICH6 controller built into the motherboard.  I can capture the image just fine, however when I install the image on another (or even the same) computer, it boot loops.  Any ideas?
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1) Check the boot.ini file to see that it is the same.

2) When you are restoring, are you even sure that both drives are getting the image ( not just one ), since the RAID controller may not be fully recognized.

3) Check the RAID controller config to see if there is something there that could affect deployment/ restore.

4) try to see if both drives are properly synched after the WDS

5) Use abootable Linux ( knoppix, Ubuntu ) to see the data on the drive.

I hope this helps !
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Sorry about the delay, I have to go on site a lot and thus i've been out of the office for a few weeks.  I'll try this again tomorrow and report any new findings.
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