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Cannot start litetouch.vbs from within WinPE - MDT 2010

Posted on 2010-08-17
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Here is my problem:

I just recently install and configured WDT 2010 via the TrueSec DeploymentCD tutorials.  Everything has gone ok up until this point.

I was able to create a capture only task and use it to make my .wim file.  I used that wim file on my usb key and was successful in imaging a laptop with the changes that I made.

I have configured and test the PXE server and it works to the best of my knowledge.  I can PXE boot various Dell machines and VM's.  It boots correctly into my boot image created in WDT.

At this point the process just craps out.  While watching the Videos in the Deployment CD I get to the point right before it asks me for credentials.  And it suddenly reboots.  At the point before the reboot I press F8 and check the bdd.log and litetouch.log.  There is nothing of importance in them.  They are the only two log files created before the reboot.  I went through and made sure that all the steps in the task sequence are set to continue on error.

Here is the strange thing.  Once booted into WinPE before the reboot I can press F8 and map a drive to my deployment share and kick this off: "cscript.exe litetouch.vbs" Granted I have to provide the net use statement with credentials.  But when I run that command IT WORKS!!!

Any ideas where I can track down the cause of litetouch not running in the WinPE session?  Thanks in advance
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Question by:PDiBartolo
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James Haywood earned 500 total points
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Have you tried rebuilding your boot image fully and overwriting the one in WDS?
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by:PDiBartolo
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Funny thing is that in all my troubleshooting I was eventually getting to that answer at the same time you commented :)  

Right before this I had enabled a x64 boot image and added it to the pxe server.  I booted a vm up and used the x64 bit image instead of the x86.  it seemed to work just fine.  I had changed some values in the bootstrap.ini file.  I figured those changes are what fixed it.  

I then booted an old junk x86 machine up and got the same issue as before.  That was about the time I read this comment and deleted the x86 boot image from the pxe server and re-added it.  Voila it worked.  I guess in all my configuring I was updating the deployment share but not removing and re-adding the pxe boot image.  

Thanks
Phil
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