I am using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) for Windows 7 running on Windows Server 2008R2 SP1.
I have two Windows 7 SP1 x64 images which I exported from the WDS server in my lab; both images were created from the same reference image. On my new production WDS server, when I open the first of the WIM files WSIM tells me there is no catalog and asks if I want to create one. I choose YES, WSIM works as expected and creates the new catalog file.
When I open the second WIM file, WSM again asks me if I want to create a new catalog file. I choose YES and this time WSIM generates an error: "Windows SIM was unable to generate a catalog. Unknown Error (0xC1420127)"
I am using WSIM x64 version 6.1.7600.16385 – can’t recall now if I installed the WAIK supplement for Win7S SP1
Here is the log file:
1:53 PM :
1:53 PM : Windows SIM was unable to generate a catalog. For troubleshooting assistance, see the topic: 'Windows System Image Manager Technical Reference' in the Windows OPK or Windows AIK User's Guide.
1:53 PM :
1:53 PM : System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Unknown error (0xc1420127)
Server stack trace:
at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.CatalogCreatorImpl.CreateCatalog(OfflineImageInfo offlineImageInfo)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink._PrivateProcessMessage(IntPtr md, Object args, Object server, Int32 methodPtr, Boolean fExecuteInContext, Object& outArgs)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink.SyncProcessMessage(IMessage msg, Int32 methodPtr, Boolean fExecuteInContext)
Exception rethrown at :
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type)
at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.ICatalogCreator.CreateCatalog(OfflineImageInfo offlineImageInfo)
at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.CatalogGenerator.CreateCat(ProgressDialog pd, Object o)
I have seen references to this same WSIM error and some solutions suggested placing the WIM file on the same volume as the OS, which I have done. I have also verified these two WIM files have the same exact file permissions.
This did work in the past on my lab WDS server, a while back I created an unattend.xml file for this WIM and successfully used the lab WDS server to deploy this image.
Any ideas here?
Thanks in advance for the help!