VMware Player to create virtual machine for WIM deployment

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Getting somewhere but stuck again!

Windows Explorer and DOS command prompts under the host can see the mapped drive OK.

However when I open the "Deployment Tools Command Prompt" I cannot get the drive to open...

:(
  • 25th February 2013, 05:30 PM
    Arthur
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kennysarmy View Post
    when I open the "Deployment Tools Command Prompt" I cannot get the drive to open...

    IIRC, you need to create the registry value below (and reboot) to be able to connect to a drive which wasn't mapped via an elevated Command Prompt (as explained in KB937624).

    Code:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "EnableLinkedConnections"=dword:00000001

  • 26th February 2013, 11:24 AM
    kennysarmy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    IIRC, you need to create the registry value below (and reboot) to be able to connect to a drive which wasn't mapped via an elevated Command Prompt (as explained in KB937624).

    Code:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "EnableLinkedConnections"=dword:00000001


    Thanks, but that registry was already set....
  • 26th February 2013, 02:00 PM
    kennysarmy
    As a workaround I have installed the VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit which included the dos command "vmware-mount"

    I am able to open the "Deployment Tools Command Prompt" then change directory to the VMware Kit directory to run the "vmware-mount" command:

    vmware-mount W: "D:\VMs64\Windows7x64.vmdk"

    I can then change directory back to the PEtools area and run my imagex command:

    imagex /compress fast /check /flags “Professional” /capture W: D:\install.wim "Windows-7-64-2013-02"

    I could only get this to work if I replaced the spaces in "Windows 7 64 2013 02" with dashes as above.

    It's now sat at the ....Scanning files and directories part of the capture...so hopefully I've cracked it...
  • 26th February 2013, 02:24 PM
    kennysarmy
    Sat at Scanning files and directories for ages but now it's capturing the image :)
  • 18th December 2013, 06:24 AM
    akosiamidala
    What i need to do is capture an image from a VM (Win) to a virtual USB. After that we need to test and deploy the image to another VM.

    Is this possible?


    Please help.