WDS Not Responding

Hi,

When I try to add drivers to a boot image, WDS just Mounts the image, adds the drivers, then when it comes to save the image back, it just hangs forever.

I have checked my registry, and also temp files. I have just ran a chkdsk, I have Uninitialised the Server and re-configured it. I have completely removed the role and re-added the role also.

I dont want to use DISM, because I shouldn't have too!

Thanks Peeps
Luke
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ChrisCommented:
WDS does this on and off. Seen it across many, many sites.

The only solution is to kill the process (It will literally sit there forever otherwise), dismount the image using DISM, then try again.

Usually on the second attempt it works. I generally don't bother with the WDS utility any more as DISM is infinitely more reliable. Don't really understand the logic behind it though as all the WDS util is doing is running DISM commands.
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xObIAAuthor Commented:
Ive killed the Process, well ended the Program! All Temp Files deleted, and reg keys del'd! I Just can't work out why this just Stopped working all of a sudden!
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xObIAAuthor Commented:
Corrupt boot image! Added new boot image and updated drivers!
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xObIAAuthor Commented:
Not actually resolved
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dan_blagutCommented:
Hi
If you are sure about your boot image, you can try to add the drivers offline
here you will find how to do it
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/fea59258-4213-4f16-8a19-34b8cb5b1872/adding-drivers-to-bootwim-in-wds?forum=winserversetup

Dan
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ChrisCommented:
As i've mentioned above I've seen this issue but have no exact solution. I suspect the cause may be something to do with the way WDS mounts the image into the temp folder, though this is just a hunch.

Although not a solution to the WDS issue. I can provide you with the script I wrote and use to inject images. Never had it fail once and is no more laborious than using WDS.

@echo off
TITLE Driver Injection for WIM Images.

REM ---------------------------------------------
REM Change this to a relevant (non existing) path
REM ---------------------------------------------
set "mountpath=c:\imagemount"

set /p "imagepath=Path to Image (no quotes please):"
echo.
set /p "driverpath=Folder containing drivers (no quotes please):"
cls

echo Creating Mount Directory. . .
echo.
md %mountpath%
echo.

echo Mounting Image. . .
echo.
DISM /Mount-Wim /WimFile:%imagepath% /Index:1 /MountDir:%mountpath%
echo.

echo Injecting Drivers. . .
echo.
DISM /image:%mountpath% /Add-Driver /Driver:%driverpath% /Recurse
echo.

echo Dismounting Image. . .
echo.
DISM /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:%mountpath% /Commit
echo.

echo Removing Mount Directory. . .
echo.
rd %mountpath% /s /q
echo.


echo Done.
echo.
pause

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