We have K2000 v3.6 and a Win 7 x64 .WIM image.  The image was taken off a computer with UEFI bios.  


The System Image deployment has been set with the followings:


Run Preinstallation Tasks:

- Create UEFI Partitions


Run Mid-Level Tasks:

- Apply UEFI Partitions



When we get to run the System Image deployment, the process bombs out at Apply UEFI Partitions with the following error:


Task ID: 10

Task Name: Apply UEFI Partitions

Return Code: 1

Error Description: Unknown error.




I have been trying to find out where I can find the error log with more informative message, the System Maintenance log files from K2000 doesn't seem to contain anything related to this error.


Where should I look for the debug error file? or does soomeone know how to decrypt this not so useful error message?


Thank you

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  • when it bombs one of the choices is to edit the tasks xml file look thru it and find task id 10 and what are the xml lines for this task?
  • you can also open a cmd window and try to run that task manually from the y: drive and see what errors show.
  • thank you, will try this and post back!
  • Hi SMal.tmcc

    I have uploaded screenshots below:


    I'm still researching about the error above.

  • Even running bcdedit without any parameters gives the same error message.

    I created a USB boot environment from the image because this is a UEFI image and boot off the USB to apply the image. The USB was formatted with fat32.

    is this an issue related to the usb flashdrive?
    • this is correct method to boot uefi, looks like it does not know where the boot store is kept. adding second nic to our k2000 now. I will do some checking when I get this done.
    • used a lifeline and emailed a friend, see answer to see if that helps
  • Thanks SMal.tmcc - I hope you still have many lifeline.

    I will try this and provide feedback here, we have a public holiday on Monday so I will post by Tuesday (AEST). thanks again
  • could you help clarifying this?

    assuming c: is windows partition
    and make sure you run that bcdboot cmd from a winpe 5 based KBE or it will fail.

    winpe5 based KBE - I read this as not to use the current usb flash for UEFI? if I only have Win7 which I understand is NOT winpe5 environment?
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1. Can you include a screen shot of the drives you captured, either the image file browser if its a k-image or a screenshot of the \\ikbox\peinst\wim\id#\ share, if it was a wim ?

2. It sounds like it failed to edit the bcd file, which may simply be due to the fact that, it doesn't exist, i.e. if -- S: wasn't captured as part of the deployment, then it wasn't restored and \bcd doesnt exist to be edited.

 3. you could try:

bcdboot c:\windows /s s: /f UEFI

assuming c: is windows partition

and make sure you run that bcdboot cmd from a winpe 5 based KBE or it will fail.

then run:


bcdedit /store S:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcd /set {bootmgr} device partition=s:bcdedit /store S:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcd /set {memdiag} device partition=s:bcdedit /store S:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcd /set {default} device partition=c:bcdedit /store S:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcd /set {default} osdevice partition=c:Bcdedit /store S:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcd /set {FWbootmgr} displayorder {Bootmgr} /addfirst
Answered 06/06/2014 by: gerald_mack
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I face exactly the same problem. Deployment crashes when I used "Apply UEFI Partitions" post-install task. Is there an answer?


Answered 02/18/2016 by: dude87
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