We are currently in the process of converting our wired/ethernet network to an 802.1x username-based authentication scheme system. As it stands now in areas that have been converted on our campus, we can no longer use the LANDesk 9 imaging utilities with WinPE (2.1 build) to image any PCs. They will not be able to obtain a regular IP address and cannot communicate with the Core Server to initate the process.
We have found a whitepaper outlining a way to include a hotfix and 802.1x XML configurations into a WinPE build. However, after we mounted the image and attempted to use WAIK tools (we've tried both Vista and Windows 7-based WAIK's), we are unable to add the Microsoft-issued hotfix with a Packageadd command in WAIK. The Windows7 WAIK claims that it cannot process a "Vista RTM-based OS". It also looks like the way that the boot.wim file was initially created and compressed, we cannot modify it due to the "/PREP" command having been used within the Vista WAIK. We set up a Test Core Server and installed SP2, but it appears that the PE build is still 2.1, a non-starter for trying to get past this.
Has anyone had any kind of success modifying or adding 802.1x authentication into the LANDesk PE image? Due to a number of factors including a changeover to VOIP for our phone systems, we are going the full 802.1x route and cannot get around this easily.
Thanks for any assistance!!
Desktop Support Technician
Certified LANDesk 9 Engineer
Campus Technology Services