4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 13, 2013 3:05 PM by hhmis

    Help with deploying .wim file using imagex

    Apprentice

      Greetings,

       

      I'm learning the ways of Landesk Provisioning and trying to setup a provisioning template to succesfully deploy a .wim image file using imagex, but am running into a brick wall when the template gets to the "Deploy Image" action. To get to the point where I'm at now, I've been referencing this guide and started out using the samle templte found here.  I've read here that the "Map Drive" actions are no longer necesarry since we are running ver 9.5. SP1 and also when using ImageX. I've also read in other discussions that for ImageX to work properly, you need to first create and format the partition the image is going to.

       

      I'm not trying to accomplish anything fancy with using multiple partitions. Just hoping to lay an image onto the drive (one partition).

       

      Here's my Create Partition Action whcih seems to be working (Result is Success).

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      Here's my Deploy Image action, which fails each time:

      Capture2.JPG

       

      I did setup some public variables as the "getting started" guide says to (ldpass, lduser, imageshare, imagetool, etc). I'm wondering if the imageshare/imagetool variables are still having an effect even though I deleted the actions to map the drives??

       

      Short of asking for sample templates using ImageX , any help is apprecaited. Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Help with deploying .wim file using imagex
          Alex.Richardson SSMMVPGroup

          I would get ride of the variables to start with to make sure it is not the issue. You can always add them back in later once you have it working. Variables in LANDesk are also case sensitive and will not do anything if you dont reference them.

           

          Do you have your image storage location (LDCore as per your screenshot)setup as a preferred server? This is how the deploy image action is able to connect to this location using the credentials you specify in the preferred server settings

          • 2. Re: Help with deploying .wim file using imagex
            MrGadget Expert

            Try choosing Other instead of imagex in your Deploy template and leave the 2 type in the same as you have it now.

            • 3. Re: Help with deploying .wim file using imagex
              Apprentice

              I took out the two variables, but it didn't seem to help. The storage location "LDCore" would be our primary LD server. We aren't replicating any content to other servers (only just have the one for LD). Do I still need to set it up as a preffered server? If so, is there any danger in doing this and how do I properly set it up?

              • 4. Re: Help with deploying .wim file using imagex
                Apprentice

                Setting up the core server as a preffered server did the trick. I read in this discussion that its possible to do. I just added the core server using a dummy IP range (1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.2) as mentioned in the discussion.

                 

                Just to note for others running into the same: I did enter in some read-ony credentials when setting it up, which I know for sure have access to the core shares. But when I clicked the Test Credentials, it would fail for both UNC and HTTP. However, the deploy image action still seems to work (weird). I'm guessing as long as its listed as a preffered server, then it works??

                 

                Also: I did not setup any of the other settings for the core/preferred server (Selected Replicator, Sources, or Write Credentials)