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How to guides on deploying Windows XP WIM Images

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Hello,

I'm working for a french Hospital (IT department) and we are happy of this "How To". But we have trouble with "Dual Core" or "Hyper-Threading" processor. The system see 2 logical/physical processor but the 2nd is not used (periphical list show 2 processors)

Only one processor is visible in Task Manager.

Did you have this problem ? If yes, do you have a solution ?

PS: It's on ALL our Computer model, not only one.

Thanks for your help

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Hello,

I'm working for a french Hospital (IT department) and we are happy of this "How To". But we have trouble with "Dual Core" or "Hyper-Threading" processor. The system see 2 logical/physical processor but the 2nd is not used (periphical list show 2 processors)

Only one processor is visible in Task Manager.

Did you have this problem ? If yes, do you have a solution ?

PS: It's on ALL our Computer model, not only one.

Thanks for your help

"Mono Processor ACPI" vs "Multi processeur ACPI" HAL. You need to change HAL to multiprocessor ACPI for multicore/hyperthreading CPU.

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Thanks for the answer !

i've used the MySysprep to do it and it solved the problem ;)

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Nice guide, when I get to

40. Type into the command prompt:

peimg /inf= Drivers\*.inf /image=build_install

If that didn’t work you may have to type the ones that didn’t work manually.

Ex: peimg /inf= Drivers\e1000.inf /image=build_install

I get errors "PEIMG failed to complete the operation with status code 0x80070003. Followed the guide exactly step by step. I'm doing this on a physical machine, not virtual btw.

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I love the step by step instructions. They work like a charm.

Question: Has anybody deployed the finshed WIM file using MDT 2010? I what to deploy the image and also install a few appication too.

When I try to deploy with MDT, the script doen't complete the second part.

Brian

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You can't deploy an XP WIM from MDT - MDT's Windows PE is hard-coded to run setup.exe from the install medium to install the WIM, which is how Vista and Win7 are deployed. However, XP doesn't deploy from setup.exe, and as such you'll simply hang when trying to deploy. You will have to use a flat-file install of XP to use MDT to deploy it, or you'll have to create a post-image task sequence and call it after you deploy the XP WIM from WDS.

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Hey Guys, :hello:

my name is Tobias and im from germany. I train as a IT specialist.

Now the end of my education is close, so i have to prepare a project for my final audit.

Ive chosen the Windows Deployment Services as my topic.

Via google ive found the Blog from ashinator, but ive got some questions about it.

When i crreate the hardware independent XP image, why i have to do step 58 - 62 and the same in 74 - 77 ? Is it not enough to record the image at the end?

And in step 38, can i use the driver packages from http://driverpacks.net ?

Excuse me for my bad english and I know that the thread is quite old, but i hope anyone can help me!

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Welcome to the forums, Tobias. I need you to make sure you've read the rules here, because your question pretty much falls afoul of rule 2.c:

2.c Requesting help with academic material, such as assignments, is not permitted on MSFN. Receiving such help is often viewed as plagiarism in many schools, and therefore cannot be allowed. This is for your own protection in your academic career.
Your questions are innocuous, but you'll learn more if you try for yourself and determine if you can or cannot do these things. The project and your education should be yours, not MSFN's to help with. I am sorry, but these rules are in place to help people who are doing things for their education, not to hinder you.
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Great post but I'm wondering what happens to the VMWare Tools. I don't see that these are uninstalled before syprep is executed.

I know that sysprepping removes the drivers but this doesn't uninstall the VMWare tools. Am I missing something here?

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dude... this is an amazing guide!! you should make the video!! haha

Thanks a lot... I guess ill put it on practice soon!

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Nice guide, when I get to

40. Type into the command prompt:

peimg /inf= Drivers\*.inf /image=build_install

If that didn’t work you may have to type the ones that didn’t work manually.

Ex: peimg /inf= Drivers\e1000.inf /image=build_install

I get errors "PEIMG failed to complete the operation with status code 0x80070003. Followed the guide exactly step by step. I'm doing this on a physical machine, not virtual btw.

same error @here... using boot.wim from seven x64 instead 2008, since I dont have a 2008 copy

even tried to remove the space after /inf=(space)Drivers

any suggestion?

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That error equals "COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND", so keep that in mind when troubleshooting - it's not finding something it expects.

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Nice guide, when I get to

40. Type into the command prompt:

peimg /inf= Drivers\*.inf /image=build_install

If that didn’t work you may have to type the ones that didn’t work manually.

Ex: peimg /inf= Drivers\e1000.inf /image=build_install

I get errors "PEIMG failed to complete the operation with status code 0x80070003. Followed the guide exactly step by step. I'm doing this on a physical machine, not virtual btw.

same error @here... using boot.wim from seven x64 instead 2008, since I dont have a 2008 copy

even tried to remove the space after /inf=(space)Drivers

any suggestion?

You need to change the path to wherever you have the drivers. For instance, I downloaded the drivers to c:\drivers so the command is peimg /inf=c:\drivers\*.inf /image=build_install

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The ashley didn't say where is your wmware tools drivers folder

in your computer goto C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\vmxnet

in wmxnet folder they are wanted .inf files

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