Hi all,

I'm new to this forum and new to K2000 so I apologies in advance for any incompetence! I have read various forums and had a look at the help section within the K2000 but no luck yet. We have an image that was captured around a year ago and I want to create a new image as the software and Windows updates on that image are outdated.

I spoke with the guy on my team that originally created the image and he walked me through the process but it doesn't seem to work for me. Below is the process I'm following, please let me know if I'm doing anything wrong:

  • Build up the Dell PC I want to image 
  • Sysprep the machine (I followed the steps listed here: http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/how-to-sysprep-windows-7-for-k2000-deployment)
  • Reboot, capture the image of the machine (Windows Imaging Format)
  • Log onto our K2000 server and configure the image to match the working images "Installation Plan" as per below:

When I try to push the image to a machine I get an error saying that the boot manager is missing after the imaging process finishes. Prior to that I tried to capture an image of a computer that had been imaged with our working image. This also didn't work but I got a different error. When I tried to push this image out it would fail on the "Apply Image" step with an error saying that no OS could be found.

A bit of back ground info, this image will be used on multiple machines with different hardware, it's 64 bit Windows, I can make the image work if i create it using a K-Image rather then Windows Imaging Format (would prefer to use the WIF due to size).

Thanks in advance for any advice,
Joe   



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  • Thanks guys, will take your advice and test. We are running 3.6.98680 so will remove those old tasks. Will post back how I get on. Cheers
  • Thanks everyone, got it working now.
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Create your image with a single partition, much less hassles.  Also DO NOT reboot after sysprep prior to capture, this defeats the sysprep.  you want to shut the machine down and capture on the next boot.
Answered 07/14/2014 by: SMal.tmcc
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Follow this article to build a image:

Also, are you running version 3.6?  You have several old tasks that are no longer needed, like the BCD fix task and the copy drivers and install drivers task.

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Answered 07/14/2014 by: cserrins
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I ran into this issue as well.  When you build your model image, use this hack to remove the 100 Mb partition.  Unless you use bit locker you don't need this.

  1. Once Windows 7 Setup is loaded, press Shift + F10 keys at the first setup screen (which allows selection of language, keyboard and locale). A Command Prompt window will be opened.
  2. Run Diskpart, the built-in disk partitioning tool of Windows 7 with the following command:

    diskpart

  3. Type in the following command one by one, follow by Enter key to create a partition (text in brackets are comments only):

    list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally is Disk 0)
    select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)
    clean
    create partition primary size=80000
    (create a partition with 80 GB space; to use entire disk as one partition, omit the “size=value” parameter switch; use similar command to create more partition if needed or create in Windows 7 after installation)
    select partition 1
    active
    format fs=ntfs quick
    exit

  4. Type exit at command prompt to close Command Prompt window.
  5. Continue Windows 7 installation as usual. Remember to just highlight and select the partition just created when come to partition screen.
Answered 07/16/2014 by: wd_bs
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