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Old 20-08-2007
Mike_g
 
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Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

Simple question. If I convert my RIS images to WIM, will I still be able to
use the RIS images to install with while I am testing/refining the
installations using WIM?

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Old 21-08-2007
Sean Cai [MSFT]
 
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RE: Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

Hello,

Yes you can. You can always use RIS images when WDS server is set to mixed
mode.

You can find more server functionality modes information in the following
article:
Windows Deployment Services Update Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server
2003
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window...-6711-4c20-bfa
d-fc80fc2151301033.mspx?mfr=true

I hope the information above can address your concerns. If anything is
unclear, please feel free to let us know.

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Old 21-08-2007
Mike_g
 
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We are off every other Friday, which is why I did not respond.
Installing on another server is not really feasible. What would I have to do
to reinitialize WDS? I would not want to break my exisiting RIS installations
images
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Old 22-08-2007
Mike_g
 
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RE: Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

I tried doing a conversion using wdsutil. I got the following error:
--------------------
Error Code 0xC103012A
Fix-ups necessary for conversion could not be applied. The short name for a
file specified in the file's $SYSPREPSFN stream could not be applied because
the name was already assigned to another file in the same folder
--------------------
The folder that I was trying to create the wim file in is currently empty.
I have not been able to find any more information on how to resolve this
error.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

"Mike_g" wrote:

> Thank you. It appears that you cannot directly convert flat images to WIM,
> correct?
>
> "Sean Cai [MSFT]" wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > Yes you can. You can always use RIS images when WDS server is set to mixed
> > mode.
> >
> > You can find more server functionality modes information in the following
> > article:
> > Windows Deployment Services Update Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server
> > 2003
> > http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window...-6711-4c20-bfa
> > d-fc80fc2151301033.mspx?mfr=true
> >
> > I hope the information above can address your concerns. If anything is
> > unclear, please feel free to let us know.
> >
> > Sean Cai, MCSE2000
> > Microsoft Online Partner Support
> >
> > Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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> > that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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> >
> >
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Old 22-08-2007
Sean Cai [MSFT]
 
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RE: Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

Hello Mike,

I didn't find any similar problems. Can you try to convert an image file
with short name (which is in 8.3 format)? And, do you have the same problem
when convert images in MMC console?

Please le me know the detailed switches you used to convert image.

The chapter 7 of the following document discussed two methods to convert
image:
Deploying and Managing the Windows Deployment Services Update on Windows
Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...393-AB37-4047-
B9C5-616B79D73301&displaylang=en

I hope the information above can address your concerns. If anything is
unclear, please feel free to let us know.

Sean Cai, MCSE2000
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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Old 22-08-2007
Mike_g
 
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RE: Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

Here is are the commands and output from the two runs:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Case 1:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D:\SCOC_Configs>wdsutil /verbose /progress /Convert-RiPrepImage
/FilePath:"E:\RemoteInstall\Setup\En
_RIPREP\i386\Templates\riprep_PE2950.sif" /DestinationImage
/FilePath:"E:\Working\PE2950.wim" /NAme:
0" /Description:"Converted Image of Ripreped 2950 - Bad PERCSAS.sys"
/OVerwrite:Append

Windows Deployment Services Management Utility [Version 6.0.6000.16386]
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

-> Copying temporary files to folder "e:\temp\~$WDSMGMT.000"

...................................................

-> Preparing image for capture

...................................................


An error occurred while trying to execute the command.
Error Code: 0xC103012A
Error Description: Fix-ups necessary for conversion could not be applied.
The short name for a file
e's $SYSPREPSFN stream could not be applied because the name was already
assigned to another file in


D:\SCOC_Configs>pause
Press any key to continue . . .

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Case 2:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D:\SCOC_Configs>set TEMP=e:\temp

D:\SCOC_Configs>set TMP=e:\temp

D:\SCOC_Configs>wdsutil /verbose /progress /Convert-RiPrepImage
/FilePath:"E:\RemoteInstall\Setup\En
003SP2Mar2007\i386\Templates\riprep.sif" /DestinationImage
/FilePath:"E:\Working\S2003SP2.wim" /NAme
scription:"Converted Image of Server 2003 SP2 Mar 2007" /OVerwrite:Append

Windows Deployment Services Management Utility [Version 6.0.6000.16386]
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

-> Copying temporary files to folder "e:\temp\~$WDSMGMT.000"

...................................................

-> Preparing image for capture

...................................................

-> Inserting required drivers into image


An error occurred while trying to execute the command.
Error Code: 0x80360051
Error Description: <No description available>

D:\SCOC_Configs>pause
Press any key to continue
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Old 23-08-2007
Sean Cai [MSFT]
 
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RE: Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

Hello Mike,

I couldn't find an error code list for wdsutil. And the list I have can't
explain the problem you have described. Regarding your post, you had two
different error code when converting two different images, I suggest we
re-initialize WDS and test again. If the problem persists, uninstall WDS
and re-install it on a clean server is recommended.

I hope the information above can address your concerns. If anything is
unclear, please feel free to let us know.

Sean Cai, MCSE2000
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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Old 27-08-2007
Sean Cai [MSFT]
 
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RE: Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

Hi Mike,

How's everything going?

I have not heard back from you in a few days and wanted to check on the
status of the problem. I look forward to future updates.

Best Regards,

Sean Cai, MCSE2000
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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Old 29-08-2007
Sean Cai [MSFT]
 
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RE: Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

Hello Mike,

The process to reinitialize WDS is correct.

I consulted WDS team colleagues for error code 0xC103012A. It seems the
conversion routine returns this if it finds several files in the same
folder that have conflicting short names (stored in their alternate
streams) and is thus unable to apply the short names to these files. My
guest on such situation are accidently reserved office temporary files.

The time to build a test environment is more than I expected, I'll let you
know the result when I have one.

I hope the information above can address your concerns. If anything is
unclear, please feel free to let us know.

Sean Cai, MCSE2000
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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Old 30-08-2007
Sean Cai [MSFT]
 
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RE: Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

Hi Mike,

WDSutil hasn't a switch to do that. You can use Process monitor to see when
wdstuil fails, however since RIS image contains hundreds of files, wdsutil
may generate a very long log. Therefore, I suggest you to enable Process
monitor a few time before the error will appear.

You can get Process Monitor in the following link:
Process Monitor v1.22
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...ssmonitor.mspx

I hope the information above can address your concerns. If anything is
unclear, please feel free to let us know.

Sean Cai, MCSE2000
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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  #11  
Old 05-09-2007
Sean Cai [MSFT]
 
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RE: Converting RIS Images to WIM Format

Hi Mike,

I need a few more days to finish my test (I encountered anther problem in
the past few days), I'll inform you my result in two days. Sorry for the
inconvenience.

Best Regards,

Sean Cai, MCSE2000
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Old 25-04-2008
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please Help

I got to convert 2 legacy images, but I'm tried to convert others , but I have no success.
I tried to convert by WAIK and WDSUTIL but I had the same error as Mike. (It's the same problem and I had the same actions until now, but my ideas is over..)
Do you have idea How can to solve this?
thanks a lot?
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