- does the latest version support install of WES7 or Thin Client to HD or VHD? If not - why exactly?
Also, I'm trying to run WES7 installed onto VHD on my real machine, inside a VM, and it gets 07b BSOD. What would you suggest to do possibly during install or now to make it run in both environments? Is this issue related to your tool not supporting Embedded?
Thin Client and Embedded versions are not supported, one reason they mssing boot files.
Another reason they often gives 0x7b or a blank screen with this direct install method.
I never had the time to find out what really happens there.
- should your program run from a hard drive (for what OSs) or WinPE (for what OSs) to install the OS?
You can run Winntsetup from any OS (Windows XP SP1 up to Windows 8 Pre)
It also support running from WinPE and from any read-only device like CD-ROM's
- after an unsigned driver is integrated into the OS during install, will the OS still require to boot it only in Test mode (64-bit )?
Unsingned drivers are only integrated if cmdline option -NT6 -ForceUnsigned -TESTSIGNING is used.
A driver that have not a trusted signed cretificated, win7x64 will always need to run in testmode
- what BCD commands do you use to enable install to a VHD (suppress error)?
it use bcdboot X
:\Windows /s C
: /l en-uS
there is actually no suppression of error, it would show error message.
Could you explain, what benefits gives using ALIGN and NOERR options? Also, how ALIGN and UNIT commands choose block size from the list - should a user type it manually when formatting a drive? If yes, which size would you recommend for which OS? If not, how the size is chosen - based on output of FILESYSTEMS command?
some people want to create VHD's in their forensic WinPE (no automount, readonly disk access).
The 4 NOERR lines are added that this works now.
ALIGN and UINT is usually not needed to set by user, Windows 7 default is okay in all cases.
Newer harddisk, will often have a recommanded Aligment size, if this case user should select it.
higher UINT values can result in slightly better perfomence
Edited by JFX, 09 March 2013 - 10:09 AM.