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Unable to select volumes for image capture in WDS

Hi Experts,

I am currently testing windows deployment services and i ve run into a snag im hoping you can help me with. I am trying to take an image of one of our builds. Now the sysprep runs fine, and it boots into the capture image. However, i can only select the c drive to take an image for? We operate on a 3 drive structure, system, apps and lastly data. I need to be able to take an image of each volume, c,d and e for an effect ghost. Any idea why i can select the others?
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James Glen
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BrianIT ManagerCommented:
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James GlenIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that definately confirms that i cannot roll up the partitions into one image. However it also points to, that the user asking the question, was indeed able to select both partitions indivually, something i cannot.
Are you aware at all of any reason why? Or was the user mistaken and it is a case of that taking a image of a volume that does not hold the OS is impossible with WDS

Kind Regards
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BrianIT ManagerCommented:
I think the user was mistaken but I don't have an environment right now to test it myself :(

Brian
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ThinkPaperIT ConsultantCommented:
See this:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winserversetup/thread/5fcf7854-dd28-4022-8486-0a9e4ccf71df

Looks like you can't do it from the Image Wizard itself, but you should be able to do it via its DOS mode. I would try capturing the C drive FIRST, then go back and use ImageX to do the capture of the other partitions.

Ex: to capture the E drive (instead of C drive)
Net  use  f:  \\server\REMINST  /User:domain\ADMIN
 
Hit Enter and type in your PASSWORD
Then use this command to capture everything on the E: to a WIM file:
 
Imagex  /capture  e:  f:\imagename.wim  WINDOWS TITLE  /compress  none

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ThinkPaperIT ConsultantCommented:
Oops.. those 'blocks' were meant to be quotes.
Net  use  f:  \\server\REMINST  /User:domain\ADMIN
 
Hit "Enter" and type in your PASSWORD
Then use this command to capture everything on the E: to a WIM file:
 
Imagex  /capture  e:  f:\imagename.wim  "WINDOWS TITLE"  /compress  none

Open in new window

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James GlenIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
Cheers Experts, thanks for all your help :)
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