Error message when capturing a sysprepped W7 prof image- at 47% access denied, can anyone suggest a solution?
Posted on 2014-07-22
I'm running server 2008 R2 and trying to capture a sysprepped windows 7 professional image from a desktop. At 47% completed I get an error message 'Access denied'
I have tried saving to an attached HD ( SATA via the motherboard connections), and also to the attached drive with transfer to server also selected. Both methods give the same result- a total of six attempts so far, all at 47% .
The server connection was made using an administrator level account.
I have just successfully used a boot image (wim for x86) with a older image based on the same machine created two years ago, so it would seem that the boot wim used for creating the new image is sound.
PXE runs through fine, and using the wizard selects the only vol shown (seems to like f ) which ties up with the relevant windows partition on the drive.
When creating a drive image, I save a pre-sysprepped version and then the sysprepped version using Acronis so that if there are any problems I can re-image the drive. This avoids too many syspreps on the same image which I gather can be limited in number.
To create the updated image I used the original pre-sysprepped image from 2 yrs ago and then simply ran windows updates, added a couple of additional programs + was then recommended to turn off UAC in order to stop update messages of java / adobe etc coming up, (this can be quite confusing for young children).
An additional user was created to then copy over for the default user. An image was then taken using Acronis, then sysprepped and Acronis used again before trying to capture the new sysprepped image.
I need to update a number of XP based machines after the school summer break and had hoped to get images prepared before the end of term- no such luck!
Any advice on what might be the problem would be much appreciated so that I can try again when I next go into school.
Thanks in advance.