Are you running WinPE 32 or 64 bit?
Also, do you have any patch installed post-SP2?
I would start making sure you have the latest component patch available from here:
In the list of the updates I see the following:
Provisioning - MaptoPreferredHandler_x64.exe doesn't map preferred server on WinPE 64bits
Maybe this is the issue you are facing?
As a workaround you can manually map a drive directly pointing to the preferred server and then deploy the image from the network drive, if this is suitable to your environment.
Hope this helps
Thanks Francesco. I'am using winPE for 32 bits. But I will apply the patch.
So you shouldn't be affected by that issue.
Which way are you getting the image deployed? Are you mapping a drive before?
Can you have a look at the related handler log files, MaptoPreferredHandler.log and DeployImageHandler.log to check what happens during the process?
Here is the complete list:How To: Troubleshoot Provisioning Template Action Handlers
Thanks Francesco, we will use the troubleshooting guide to diagnose the issue.
Was there ever a resolution to this? i've looked at the logs and i don't see any errors. it just says it is downloading from the core instead of the preferred server.
could you please explain your solution ??