Solved

MDT Capture Image task | Hyper-V Server 2012 / server Core errors

Posted on 2013-10-30
3
1,218 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Hi there folks!  I'm having a bit of a problem trying to successfully run a Capture task against my Server 2012 Hyper-V Core machines.

When I try to launch the LiteTouch.wsf scripts from the deployment share, I eventually get an error that isn't very descriptive.  a GUI pops up saying the Deployment was cancelled, and there are  FAILURE ( 5206 ) codes, Event 41002.

When I try to boot the system from the PXE/WDS server, and the LiteTouchPE image, the Deployment task wizard does launch properly, but I get an error when the script tries to apply the WinPE files to the disk (Running Action: Apply Windows PE).  This error is normally caused by WinPE trying to be shoved into too small a disk partition.
(ZTI error: unhandled exception from LTISysprep: system cannot find file specified  -2147024894 0x80070002 )

Hence the recommendations I've seen elsewhere to always run Capture tasks from inside the target OS.  Is there something about Server 2012 Core that interferes with the WSF scripts running properly?
Also, this Hyper-V server was deployed from a boot DVD ISO image, not from the MDT server itself.  I understand that deploying from MDT in the first place will fix the PXE LiteTouch environ being unable to write WinPE to the local disk, is that right?

Thanks in advance for all the wonderful assistance! :)
0
Comment
Question by:murraybd
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
James Haywood earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
I've not captured a hyper-v 2012 yet but you can try sysprepping down then capturing via WDS?
0
 

Author Comment

by:murraybd
Comment Utility
Yes, turns out the Core server OS is missing the MSHTA.exe component, so the MDT scripts cannot run from inside the OS.

Recommended method was to sysprep closed, boot an alternative WinPE tool image, and run a modified capture task in that manner.
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

#Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now