Windows Deployment Wizard shows only 32 bit task sequence, I need 64 bit too!

Posted on 2011-10-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have today installed the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Microsoft Windows AIK on my 2003 server. I have used Windows Deployment Services and Deployment Workbench to make up a couple of Windows 7 'Task Sequence' files. One for 32 bit and one for 64 bit Win7 Pro installs.

So far so good. I can confrm that I used seperate 32 bit and 64 bit installation DVD's to achieve this.

My problem is this: When I PXE boot, enter my credentials, and the screen "Select a task sequence to execute on this computer." appears, only my 32 bit task sequence is listed. Surely there should be two here...?

I have tested this on two seperate and completely different machines. Why is it not showing me both my task sequences so I can choose one or the other?!?!

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    Expert Comment

    by:James Haywood
    How many boot images do you have? It sounds like you only have one and that is an x86 version. You need to import a x64 boot image and when the machine boots it will give you an option of which one to select.

    Accepted Solution

    Thanks for the reply, I did indeed have multiple boot images.... but I eventually figured it out:

    wdsutil /set-server /architecturediscovery:yes

    I ran this command and hey presto, all images were visible!

    Author Closing Comment

    This was the fix!

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