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I am building new GIs on my desktop and then importing it into SmartDeploy on the server. They import fine and I am able to create my deployment packs. Once I deploy it thru WDS and reboots, I am greeted by an immediate BSOD:

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The operating system couldn't be loaded because of a critical system driver is missing or contains errors.

File: \Windows\System32\drivers\wd\WdBoot.sys
Error code: 0xc000000d

 

HELP!!! I do this because I can build 2-3 GIs in a day on my PC compared to 1 on the server. Thoughts?

Aaron

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Aaron, 

So I understand this correctly; You're creating your virtual machines and then capturing them on your local workstation, and then copying/importing the WIM file to your SmartDeploy console on the server, yes?

If you create USB media, boot to SmartDeploy and deploy your image, does it succeed?

Are your clients that you're attempting to deploy to via WDS in UEFI mode?

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Correction: I built the VM on my workstation. Shut it down as stated in the userguide. Then I went into SDE on my Server and imported them from my local PC across the network. We are using PXE boot for network imaging.

I will try creating an ISO from the image and deploying it via a VM.

The PCs we use have UEFI but we turn SecureBoot off and at the boot menu, select the BIOS not UEFI Network card.

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If your workstation is that much faster, I recommend leaving the VMs there, shutting them down and then capturing your images locally, and then copy the images to the Server host for deployment. You can have the console installed on more than one workstation without a license penalty.

Then it could be a worthwhile test to use the Media wizard to create a SmartDeploy ISO and boot a new VM to that, and test-deploy your image, however I would still recommend using USB media to test it on one of the devices you're attempting to PXE boot, 

Lastly, if your devices are in UEFI mode, you will want to enable Secure Boot. If your system is in UEFI mode, but you temporarily boot to the Legacy BIOS mode network card, then SmartDeploy is going to detect that it's in Legacy BIOS, and then deploy the image in BIOS mode. Your system will then restart, back into it's normal UEFI mode and thus won't be able to boot. 

You should be able to manually enable the UEFI Network Stack in the System Settings, but keep in mind that there is additional configuration needed to PXE boot and deploy devices with WDS in UEFI mode.

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Jeff, thanks. I will try setting up SmartDeploy Ent on another computer, then importing the images and then transferring them to the server.

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