KACE Product Support Question

K2000: Can't Deploy Windows 10

02/28/2018 2389 views
Hi There,
I have been following this amazing Windows 10 Imaging tutorial but I am fairly new to KACE and am probably missing something.

Here are the steps that I have taken so far:
  • I successfully created a a Windows 10 KBE with the K2000 Media Manager. 
  • I have ignored all driver instructions as I am just testing the appliance.
  • Successfully uploaded a Windows 10 media to the appliance.
  • Created a very simple scripted install by "creating answer file for unattended setup". It only has two actions: "Format c: as NTFS" and "Install Vista/2008/7/8/10/2012/2016 MBR"

The K2000 appliance is running on a VM on vSphere 6.5 as well as the machine I am trying to deploy the scripted installation. DHCP and the related settings seem to be working as I can boot from the network and am presented with the K2000 System Deployment Menu, asking me where to boot from. I choose my KBE and hit enter. The installation starts but then suddenly stops at a prompt that reads: "X:\windows\system32>wpeinit". Nothing happens from that stage on. Do you know why this might be by any chance?

Thanks in advance.

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  • What is the Medea is it a SATA or M2 ?

Community Chosen Answer

there is the most important thing missing:
create partition(s) on the hard drive.
Answered 03/01/2018 by: Nico_K
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All Answers

1- You are formatting C: as NTFS... with no partition created, you need to Create a Single Partition first.

2-  So if a KBE is getting stuck here "X:\windows\system32>wpeinit",
See if you can type right there,  notepad wpinit , this will open Notepad with wpeinit contents, if it's empty your KBE is corrupted.
Build your KBEs using Vanilla Windows Virtual machines. (no AV installed, not joined to a domain if possible).

Answered 03/01/2018 by: Channeler
Red Belt

  • wpeinit is a command executible. You want to run notepad startnet.cmd :D
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