Landesk Core Version: 8.8 SP1
ImageX image type
Dell OptiPlex 755, 2GB Ram, 80GB HD
PXE .IMG File:
Modified, added WSH support, AHCI storage drivers, Intel NIC.
When provisioning a Windows XP workstation the image takes an extremely long time to deploy compared to OSD or BDD and never finishes the provisioning task.
1) Assigned workstation the provisioning task via Landesk Console and started the job, the Delivery method is policy and the bandwidth limitations have been removed from the delivery method (this is just a test).
2) Booted the workstation and it starts Managed Provisioning PE.
3) Goes through the partitioning steps in the template and starts the imageX task in the template.
4) Instead of taking 8 minutes it takes 50+ minutes.
5) After completeing the image it is suppose to run a wsh script to copy down the driver cab file but never executes this task in the template.
6) The imagex command window exits and then it stops, never restarts never runs the script.
7) The provisioning item on the workstation object in the Landesk console says that it is still processing the image task.
The machine becomes very sluggish after a couple of minutes. I noticed that the free space on the X: drive is dropping fairly quickly (starts with 12 MB free). By the time the imaging process finishes the X: drive is out of space. I looked at the task manager and it shows services.exe is running above 90% utilization. I find a file that it keeps writing to every few seconds (X:\i386\SETUPAPI.LOG). This file grows until it takes up all the space on the X: drive.
Attached is a zip file that contains the provisioning template and a portion of the SetupApi.Log. The portion included is repeated every few seconds.
I currently have the bios settings for SATA set to AHCI.