WDS Only wants to deploy x86 images
I have been messing with WDS on my 2003 server as i was used to using RIS in the past. I have got XP working well with WDS but have a strange issue with Windows 7 at the minute.
I have boot images for deploying and capturing 7. I have install images (base images from DVDs) for Windows 7 both x86 and x64 in WDS.
When i hit f12 on a core2 duo laptop (which is definitely able to run x64 as it has in the past) and network boot, i choose to "deploy Vista/7" and after putting in my password and username to connect to the server, my images are shown. The problem is the images are all the x86 ones.
The x64 are there in WDS next to the x86 but are not shown after i get to this stage. I have tried to disable the x86 ones in WDS to see if the others then show but no joy. I thought it was because my boot image was loading a x86 boot image and that was why it was showing only the x86 install images but i don't think that is right either because... I can capture a x64 Windows 7 image using the x86 capture boot image and also deploy the x64 captured image as a x64 OS using the x86 boot deploy.
Why would the x86 capture and deploy boot images work great to capture and deploy x64 machines and not show the base wims taken from the DVD? Am i right to even say you do not need to use a x64 boot image at all? Or am i horribly wrong and i need a x86 boot image to capture and another x64 boot image alongside it. Then 2 again of each architecture for deploying?
It annoys me that i have to create and image of a x64 machine before i can deploy it yet i can deploy the x86 ones straight off.
Tell me i am doing something really stupid. I have checked up on the net about this and there were various problems similar to mine but nothing seemed to work or match the problem i was having.
So to recap, my x86 capture boot image can capture x64 fine. It can also deploy the x64 captured image. It will not show the x64 base images i took from the 7 dvd the same way i did with the x86 ones. It only shows the x86.
Any one with some ray of light?