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Capture image with Server 2003 WDS

Posted on 2010-09-16
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I've installed WDS on my 2003 server.  I've configured and sysprepped my target machine.  Now I'm a little confused how to capture the image of that machine.  Anyone know of a good step by step guide?  Thanks
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by:Lee W, MVP
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You need to install a capture image.  If you have a boot image loaded, right click it and select "create capture image" or something to that effect.
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Here is step by step
http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/261-how-can-i-capture-an-image-using-wds/

let me know if you still having problems i will be glad to help
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ok - feel like WAY in over my head, but ... followed all the way to actually capturing.  i've unjoined the domain, got the machine in a workgroup, sysprepped - and network booted.  I get intot the capture menu on the client, but I'm not able to find network / server, whatever.  I followed another link which told me i have to inject my nic driver into the boot file.  seems logical cause when i use the shift+F10 or whatever and do the ipconfig thing, there is no address.  ok, i'm just a preacher ...  which boot file  do i have to inject something into - the pe one, the capture one i created?  and where do i find imagex to pull the whole thing off?  dazed and confused, but entertaining to you pros i'm sure ...
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Does the WDS server is authorized in active directory?
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It is authorized - i can boot from it, just can't save an image back to it.  can't ping it or anything from the client, now sysprepped.
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Can you please checkup on the steps in this link and try the troubleshoot it looks to me like you having the same problem
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winserversetup/thread/396a6602-7dfe-4fe7-8ccd-63419ad423df/ 
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And sorry if the question sounds stupid but do you boot using PXE and if you do DHCP process is good (locally)?
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Thanks!!!
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:)
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By the way i think you will have a use for this PXE guide it's very good and detailed

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/chapter-4-introduction-imaging-using-pxe

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