SOLVED: Windows Deployment Services WDS hangs on “Windows is loading files” Status 0xc00000001 “Required Device Isn’t Connected”

If you are seeing your Windows Deployment Services WDS operating system installs stall on the WINDOWS IS LOADING FILES screen and then errors out with: Windows Failed To Start … Status 0xc0000001 Required Device Isn’t Connected or Can’t Be Accessed then have we got a fix for you! To get to the point, it appears that in March 2019 Windows Update Patch KB4489882 and/or KB4489881 tighted up security on the TFTP (Trivial FTP) that WDS…

SOLVED: How To Build A Windows 10 Image Using SysPrep and Customize the Default Profile

Windows 10 and 8 use a substantially different process to create images than what I had used in Windows XP and 7.  Fortunately it is not rocket science.  The four big differences are: You MUST remove the ‘Modern apps’ (anything from the ‘Store’) from the profile you are using to create your image If you want to modify the DEFAULT PROFILE, you MUST modify your current profile and then use <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile> in a command line call to SYSPREP If…

SOLVED: How to Add Drivers in WDS Windows Deployment Services

OCT 1 2018 UPDATE: See our 2018 updated version of this article HERE. You could inject drivers directly into your image .WIM files as I have previously explained: Vista: how-to-inject-drivers-into-windows-pe-2-0-in-5-minutes-or-into-a-windows-vista-image Windows 7 & 8 how-to-inject-drivers-into-windows-pe-3-0-wim-in-5-minutes-or-into-a-windows-7-or-2008-r2-image oooorrrrr you can now just add drivers directly to your Windows Deployment (WDS) Server: Open your WDS MMC, expand the server in question and then expand DRIVERS Select ADD DRIVER PACKAGE, Select SELECT ALL DRIVER PACKAGES FROM A FOLDER and browse…

Windows Server 2012 Answers

I recently took a full day Windows Server 2012 course and I prep’d for it by installing the Beta and making the following list of questions, which Microsoft staff answered at various points during the day: Q: Can HyperV live migrate without System Center 2012 A: Yes, just right click on the VM and move it! . Q: Are there any notable changes to Distributed File System (DFS) A: No . Q: Is Direct Access…