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It's been explained to you that imaging operations on server operating systems and computers that use a hardware RAID array must occur from a 32-bit Windows PE environment where the network interface card (NIC) drivers and mass storage controller drivers are included in that environment. You need to know how to build this Windows PE disk so that you can complete your imaging with the Ghost Cast Server.

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The default 16-bit DOS environment that is used on regular Ghost Boot Disks does not correctly interpret hardware RAID arrays or server operating systems.

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Symantec Technical Support for Windows PE is limited to the use and troubleshooting of Ghost. Support is not offered for configuring or troubleshooting Windows PE operations outside the functionality of Ghost. The information below is provided "as is" and questions about Windows PE or the process used to create a Windows PE disk should be directed to Microsoft. 1. Download the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) located at the following URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7d4bc6d-15f3-4284-9123-679830d629f2& DisplayLang=en 2. Once you have WAIK download, burn the image file to DVD using 3rd party burning software or extract the contents of the image file to a folder. 3. The following components should be installed on a Windows XPSP2, Windows 2003 SP1, or Windows Vista computer. These components are all available on the WAIK DVD burned in step 2: a. .NET Framework Setup b. MSXML 6.0 Setup c. Windows AIK Setup (install last). 4. Click Start > All Programs > Microsoft Windows AIK > Windows PE Tools Command Prompt 5. Type the following commands at the command prompt: a. copype.cmd x86 c:\winpe_x86 b. imagex /mountrw c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim 1 c:\winpe_x86\mount Next, you'll want to copy ghost32.exe, NIC drivers, and Mass Storage Controller Drivers to the PE disk. The NIC drivers and Mass Storage Controller drivers need to be Vista drivers. c. copy "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\Ghost32.exe" c:\winpe_x86\ISO d. copy "[NIC driver location]" c:\winpe_x86\ISO (Vista Driver only) e. copy "[mass storage driver location]" c:\winpe_x86\ISO (Vista Driver only) f . copy "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\Ghost32.exe" c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows g. copy "[NIC driver location]" c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows h. copy "[Mass Storage Driver Location]" c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows i. peimg /prep c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows Type Yes to continue j. imagex /unmount c:\winpe_x86\mount /commit k. copy c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim c:\winpe_x86\ISO\sources\boot.wim Type Yes to overwrite l. oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_x86\ISO c:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso m. At this point, you can burn the ISO located at c:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso to CD/DVD. To build the UFD, proceed through the steps below: 6. The following steps should be completed from a Windows Vista Operating sytstem or a Windows PE session. If you are creating the UFD device on a different computer than you ran the WAIK software from, you'll need to copy

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How to build a Windows PE [Vista] UFD that contains Ghost32.0 Release(s): Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1. Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.mspx?mfr=true Document ID: 2008010311232760 Last Modified: 05/02/2008 Date Created: 01/03/2008 Operating System(s): Windows 2000.exe when you boot into the Windows PE environment.. At this point. Select Unicast/Multicast/Directed Broadcast c. Click Yes when asked. Type "format fs=fat32" [enter] j.0 [All Releases] Site Index · Legal Notices · Privacy Policy · Site Feedback · Contact Us · Global Sites · License Agreements ©1995 . Boot your client machine with the new PE UFD you built 8. Click OK to the "About Symantec Ghost" screen 10.0.. Windows Vista Product(s): Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.1.cmd file prior to taking step 5i. Click OK e. modify the startnet. http://service1.. Type "assign" [enter] k. Click GhostCast b. Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2. you'll see a command prompt. c:\winpe_x86 from the original machine to the one that you will use to create the UFD device.1. You can find the startnet. type ghost32. Open a command prompt as an administrator b. Windows XP. "Proceed with Image File Creation?" Note: To automate the opening of Ghost32. Caution should be taken when using this utility. Type "select disk 1" [enter] (The disk number used here is for example purposes only.exe 9. Type the name of the GhostCast Session to join d. a. g. If you're creating an image. Type "select partition 1" [enter] h.exe References: Walkthrough: Create a Custom Windows PE Image http://technet2. At the command prompt.* /s /e /f e:\" (where e:\ is the UFD device) 7.com/SUPPORT/on-technology.bat file in c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows\system32 \startnet. type "e:" c.. Type "active" [enter] i.2009 Symantec Corporation 2 of 2 2/19/2009 11:04 AM .cmd. choose the level of compression to use. Ensure that you have the correct disk number selected before you proceeding through the next steps) e. enter the following command line and resave the file: ghost32.com/WindowsVista/en/library/08629d0b56b0-4194-9782-88d01a488ae01033. Type "create partition primary" [enter] g. Underneath the wpeinit entry. Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2. Change the drive to the drive letter of the USB thumb drive. Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2. Note: Diskpart is a Microsoft disk partitioning utility that can create or delete partitions. you won't see compression options.microsoft. Type "clean" [enter] f.symantec. Windows 2003. Type "exit" [enter] l Type "xcopy c:\winpe_x86\iso\*.1 [All Releases]. Select the source/destination drive and Click OK f. The information below is provided "as is" and questions about Microsoft Diskpart should be directed to Microsoft. Type "diskpart" [enter] d. When the PE environment is fully loaded.exe and th.nsf/docid/20080. Ghost will open and you can perform imaging as you normally would: a. If you're restoring an image. For example.

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