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WDS doesn't recognize SD's WIMs

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Appears that after all this work of making a .wim that's work perfectly fine for deploying the OS with the drivers from SD - WDS doesn't understand SD's .wim files at all. When I go into WDS and use the Add Image Wizard and point to the .wim I've been using with SD all this time it says "The file does not contain a valid install image."

/sign . . . .

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Hi there,

For reference, here is our white paper on how to integrate SmartDeploy with WDS - you'll want to make sure that you're adding the WIM that you captured to the Install Images node in WDS.

https://www.smartdeploy.com/wp-content/uploads/SmartDeploy_WDS.pdf


If you're receiving this error while adding your image, this most likely indicates that your image file is invalid or corrupt. Please reach out to support (at) smartdeploy.com and we can advise further.

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I have done all of those steps and my current .wim has been working perfectly fine creating images via USB and a SDClient remote install. WDS just refuses to use any .wim made by SD

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What error message are you receiving? Is this error happening when attempting to import your install image into the WDS role?

If so, ensure when you captured your virtual reference machine you selected For Use With WDS. That will strip off any additional volumes such as the system reserve so you can import it into your WDS server. WDS only allows one volume images.

Thanks,

SmartDeploy Support

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I got it working! So I forgot to check the box for WDS when I created my image. while it worked fine for a USB drive and Remote imaging - WDS ignored it because I didn't check that box ;)

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