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The LANrev PXE server does not support PXE booting UEFI devices so you'd have to configure the devices to legacy boot to capture the disk image and to restore a disk image. You'll notice that nothing happens when you attempt to PXE boot a UEFI device and it will just boot to the local HD.
Yeah, i noticed that already.
Does it work when I install Windows 10 in UEFI mode, switch to BIOS for capturing and deployment and switch afterwards back to UEFI?
Or is Windows set on the BIOS Mode? I don't think so, but I am not sure.
Sooo, i cloned a UEFI Windows 10 install by switching to BIOS mode and booting the PXE Image.
- it does not correctly recognize the data size and images the whole 60GB Virtual HDD
- when trying to deploy it to a test system it says "Create File System failed."
Any ideas, or do we have to wait for a Windows 10 compatible Imaging environment?
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I think the problem is that the ADI disk imaging format does not understand GPT partitions. UEFI requires the boot partition be on a GPT partition rather than a MBR partition. It would be interesting to test if you could capture and restore a disk image of a legacy BIOS Windows 10 system with a MBR partitioning scheme to another legacy BIOS system. If it that works then it pretty much confirms the above issue with ADI having a problem with GPT partitions. Imaging UEFI systems would be out of the question then and you'd have to put them in legacy BIOS mode if you wanted to re-image them.
you guys havent tried this already? I would have figured that something like this would have been tried with the beta of Win 10 already.
But, I can tell you that it works. I already have a working Windows 10 image (in Legacy BIOS Mode) that can be captured and deployed to different machines, just like 7 with LANRev.
I have not tried this personally. Most of my customers in North America are still on either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Some are just starting to take a look at Windows 10. They tend to be rather conservative here in North America and not early adopters.
Yeah, we seem to be at the forefront here in germany as well. But as we are still on 7 and (thankfully) completly ignored 8 and 8.1 it's time for an upgrade. We are looking at the beginning of Q3 to upgrade a part of our inventory to 10.
Maybe i should write something of a sumop of what I did to get Windows 10 to deploy properly - although it's not that different at all from 7.