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Error Creating MDT Boot Image

First of all, I’ll admit that this post is a bit of a stupid mistake. It stems from a miscommunication between a co-worker and I who were working on an internal (not client) server. I should have confirmed what he had done instead of assuming.

We have been building a new ConfigMgr server. My co-worker had some time while I was working on a client project, so he installed ConfigMgr.

This morning I started building out the rest of the server for OSD purposes. After configuring the MDT integration with ConfigMgr, I went into the ConfigMgr console to “Create Boot Image using Microsoft Deployment”. After entering in all the info it asked for, the wizard started but fairly quickly popped up an error stating, “Error while importing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Task Sequence. Details: The ConfigMgr Provider reported an error.” When I checked the log file (located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\2\NewBootImage_x86.log), I found the following error:

PEIMG failed to use the servicing stack shim library (ssshim.dll) to locate a servicing stack that matches the target image (0x901f0005).

Hmmm…that sounds like a WAIK issue. After looking, I confirmed that my co-worker had installed the previous version of WAIK instead of the version for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2. So, I removed the old version and installed the new WAIK. Got a different error. Unfortunately I didn’t take note of what the error message was at the time, but I do remember that the SMS Provider log file (smsprov.log) had the following phrases in a couple of error entries (I know this because of my search history.)

failed to get the peimg tool installation location

failed to get peimage command line

That sent me hunting for more info and finally led me to ask the question…”What version of ConfigMgr did my co-worker install?” After checking the version, I discovered that we had somehow miscommunicated. I thought he had installed the Release Candidate of ConfigMgr SP2 (because I am doing Windows 7 deployments…SP2 is required for this). Turns out he had installed SP1.

So…after installing both R2 and SP2, I was finally able to create the boot image using the MDT integration.

Perhaps someone searching on the above search strings will see this and be able to get back up and going faster than I did!


September 14, 2009 - Posted by | ConfigMgr


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  2. So is SP2 for SCCM required for MDT 2010 ZTI? Because I was testing MDT 2010, and I was getting the same error. But I hadn’t planned on installing SP2 on SCCM yet.

    Comment by Russ Jackson | September 17, 2009

  3. Actually, nevermind — when I re-read the release notes this all makes sense. When I first saw it, I thought it said that if you weren’t deploying windows 7 it would be fine, but I want to be able to use the database as well, which requires the updated waik for Win7, which requires SCCM SP2 to work properly. It’s all coming clear now! :)

    Comment by Russ Jackson | September 17, 2009

  4. Just to be sure, as far i could tell there is no Stable version of SCCM-SP2 out there. (we just found a RC-version)

    Or am i searching in the wrong places?

    Comment by Eric Balk | September 21, 2009

  5. You aren’t missing anything Eric. SP2 has not been officially released as of yet. (soon) I am working with the Release Candidate myself…although it is stable from what I can tell.

    Comment by Jarvis | September 25, 2009

  6. Hi to all,

    Hope you can help me with my problem with MDT 2010 + MSSql2008 Express+WDS on Windows 2008 Ent SP2.

    After running the capture task sequenced to my HP 2710 Tablet PC as custom image (with Win7 Ent + Office 2007), I got the ff. error message after restarting my tablet PC:

    Error Message:
    “Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer.”

    I tried restating my machine but the same error message I received. I read from one article to disable the Windows Media Network Sharing, whcih I already did.

    Any suggestions?


    Comment by Andrea Chow | December 16, 2009

  7. Sorry…haven’t seen that issue.

    You might have a better chance at getting an answer to your problem on the MDT forum on TechNet:

    Comment by Jarvis | December 17, 2009

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