Trying to use Scripted install via Kace 2000 on a 2 in 1 Dell 5290
I'm having issues with trying to have My K2000 run scripted installs on my new Dell 5290s. Since they don't have an Ethernet port I'm running off a USB boot environment and a usb to Ethernet adapter and then selecting which install to run. None of my installs work that work on all other machines in my inventory. I've tracked the issue down to in between Set Engine Run Key and Update configuration for OS Tasks.
When the install gets to this point it just reboots the USB environment and the Install never resumes. And when i try to boot windows manually it just hangs on the boot screen.I'm hoping others have successfully installed on these because I've found nothing of note when searching.
*Update* I've switched back to UEFI because the Internal drive is not an option in Legacy. So i boot to the USB manually now. then when it restarts it will boot to the hard drive but it still hangs on the boot screen.
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We do scripted installs from USB Boot disks and had to do a few changes.
1 - USB KACE Boot Drive had to be formatted FAT32 not NTFS,
2 - Our partition creation piece had to be configured for UEFI partitions. We create our partitions to be preprepped for Bitlocker. Here is our Pre-installation task for UEFI Partition:
We also have a Post-Installation BAT file that runs to Apply the UEFI partitions. It is the first task that happens in the Mid-Task installation. The commands it runs are:
This works great for us and we have very little issues with scripted install on UEFI Devices. I will note that we also disable all Legacy boot options in the BIOS and set it to UEFI prior to imaging.