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bingloverld

WinPE automated wim deployment

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This is not a problem. I make two winpe iso and I load them with modfied bcd boot menu als vhd image.

Then run batch script.

I have chosen this method because I have other boot tools on this drive (cloning software, antivirus, etc). 

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Sure not a problem :) but surely some redundancy/duplication/waste of storage.

jaclaz


 

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DISM doesn't care regarding to /apply-image option, as long as it is a WIM file. Where the compatibility issues lie is with servicing images, which wouldn't be done in a PE anyways. Those include DISM from Win7 AIK can't service a Vista image and vice-versa. DISM for Win10 is needed for adding most signed drivers to Win10 images.

You are correct, when you make a WinPE you don't have to copy in the imaging tools portion. It saves that short step because DISM is built-in. As far as advantages go... idk. MS deprecated imagex.exe in WinPE 3, even if it has been available in the current ADK. The only thing I ever use it for is the /info option but not while in a PE.

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Ok, you fave right with redundancy/duplication/waste of storage. I have try change wim image in WinPE with menu:

@ECHO OFF 
SETLOCAL ENABLEEXTENSIONS
C: 
CD\ 
CLS

:MENU

ECHO ============= Installeren von Windows ============= 
ECHO ————————————————– 
ECHO 1.  Windows 7 64bit - 29.08.2016
ECHO ————————————————– 
ECHO 2.  Windows 10 LTSB 
ECHO ————————————————– 
ECHO ==========Drücken Q zum abbrechen========== 
ECHO.

SET INPUT= 
SET /P INPUT=Bitte wählen Sie die Auswahl

IF /I ‘%INPUT%’==’1’ GOTO Selection1 
IF /I ‘%INPUT%’==’2’ GOTO Selection2 
IF /I ‘%INPUT%’==’Q’ GOTO Quit 
CLS

ECHO ============INVALID INPUT============ 
ECHO ————————————- 
ECHO Please select a number from the Main 
echo Menu [1-2] or select ‘Q’ to quit. 
ECHO ————————————- 
ECHO ======PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE======

PAUSE > NUL 
GOTO MENU 
CLS 
:Selection1
SET wimdrive=
FOR /F "tokens=1,2 " %%A in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^,VolumeName 2^>NUL') do (
ECHO %%A %%B
IF /I "%%B"=="wim" SET wimdrive=%%A
)
IF DEFINED wimdrive ECHO Lauferk mit dem Namen "wim" wurde gefunden: %wimdrive% &&PAUSE&&GOTO :_doit
ECHO wim-Laufwerk wird nicht erkannt :(
PAUSE
GOTO :EOF

:_doit
ECHO Jetzt wird alles automatich gemacht (diskpart, imagex(dism), bcdboot)!

Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\mbr.txt 
%wimdrive%\Imagex.exe /apply %wimdrive%\win7_64bit_2016.wim 1 C:
:Quit 
CLS

C: 
CD Windows 
CD Syswow64 
bcdboot C:\Windows /s S:

ECHO Fertig. Bitte PC neu starten (exit befehl).

:Selection2
SET wimdrive=
FOR /F "tokens=1,2 " %%A in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^,VolumeName 2^>NUL') do (
ECHO %%A %%B
IF /I "%%B"=="wim" SET wimdrive=%%A
)
IF DEFINED wimdrive ECHO Lauferk mit dem Namen "wim" wurde gefunden: %wimdrive% &&PAUSE&&GOTO :_doit
ECHO wim-Laufwerk wird nicht erkannt :(
PAUSE
GOTO :EOF

:_doit
ECHO Jetzt wird alles automatich gemacht (diskpart, imagex(dism), bcdboot)!

Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\gpt.txt 
dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:%wimdrive%\win10.wim /Index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\
:Quit 
CLS

C: 
CD Windows 
CD Syswow64 
bcdboot W:\Windows /s S: /f ALL

ECHO Fertig. Bitte PC neu starten (exit befehl).
PAUSE
:Quit 
CLS 
ECHO —————————————————- 
ECHO =============PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE============== 
ECHO —————————————————- 

PAUSE 
EXIT

But this is not working :(. Can you help me edit this script? Where I have made a mistake? 

Thank you!

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What do you mean "it is not working"?

It cannot find the drive or it doesn't accept user input? Or *something* else?

I would guess that conditions like this:
IF /I ‘%INPUT%’==’1’ GOTO Selection1

will NEVER be true (first quote on the left is  while the one on the right of the equal sign is

Use "plain" double quotes or 'straight' single quotes like the rest of the world... ;)

IF /I "%INPUT%"=="1" GOTO Selection1

(though I suggested you an input routine which is much "safer")

and of course you cannot have TWO labels ":_doit" the batch would be rather confused about them.

jaclaz

 
 

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Here is my menu:

IMG_20160909_145648.jpg

I don't know why such ridiculous characters showing up?!

On Notepad++ all is ok.

Edited by bingloverld

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You are likely using  (and that might explain the "left" and "right" quotes), a "wrong" editor that "mixes" character sets (or possibly uses UNICODE) or you are saving the file in the "wrong" format.

It is common enough, especially when copying and pasting from the Internet as a web page (or a forum post) may have "strange" formatting of characters.

Open the .cmd in NOTEPAD (and nothing else) and try replacing what you may see as "-" dashes, with actual dashes and make sure to save as ANSI text.

The cmd.exe command processor using a given encoding (which is similar to the DOS one, different from the usual Windows one), this is normally not an issue with any character in the ASCII table (i.e. code up to 127) but that has a few incompatibilities with the 128-255 range.

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Ok, I don't know why I become this error (only with dism): "The system cannot find the path specified". 

PS When I write: dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:F:\win10.wim /Index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\ (when we take that "wim" is F:)

Can you please help me with detect for creating wim image second volume name: "windows" as 5th menu option. 

Thank you!

PS "My" batch script It looks like this:

wpeinit
@ECHO OFF 
SETLOCAL ENABLEEXTENSIONS
C: 
CD\ 
CLS

:MENU

ECHO ============= Bitte auswaehlen ======================= 
ECHO ----------------- 
ECHO 1.  Windows 7 64bit - 29.08.2016
ECHO ----------------- 
ECHO 2.  Windows 7 64bit - AutoCAD 
ECHO ---------------- 
ECHO 3.  Windows 10 LTSB - mit BIOS
ECHO ---------------- 
ECHO 4.  Windows 10 LTSB - mit UEFI
ECHO ---------------- 
ECHO ==========Bitte druecken Sie Taste-Q zum Abbrechen========== 
ECHO.

SET INPUT= 
SET /P INPUT=Bitte waehlen Sie die Auswahl dannach bitte druecken ENTER: 

IF /I ‘%INPUT%’==’1’ GOTO Selection1 
IF /I ‘%INPUT%’==’2’ GOTO Selection2 
IF /I ‘%INPUT%’==’3’ GOTO Selection3 
IF /I ‘%INPUT%’==’4’ GOTO Selection4 
IF /I ‘%INPUT%’==’Q’ GOTO Quit 
CLS

ECHO ============Falsche angabe============ 
ECHO --------------------------------------- 
ECHO Bitte wählen Sie die Nummer  
echo oder druecken Sie Taste-Q zum Abbrechen. 
ECHO --------------------------------------- 
ECHO ======Druecken Sie belibiege Taste======

PAUSE > NUL 
GOTO MENU 
CLS 
:Selection1
SET wimdrive=
FOR /F "tokens=1,2 " %%A in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^,VolumeName 2^>NUL') do (
ECHO %%A %%B
IF /I "%%B"=="wim" SET wimdrive=%%A
)
IF DEFINED wimdrive ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde gefunden: %wimdrive% &&PAUSE&&GOTO :_doit
ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde nicht gefunden :(
PAUSE
GOTO :EOF

:_doit
ECHO Jetzt wird alles automatich gemacht (diskpart, imagex(dism), bcdboot)!

Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\mbr.txt 
%wimdrive%\Imagex.exe /apply %wimdrive%\win7_64bit_2016.wim 1 C:
:Quit 
CLS

C: 
CD Windows 
CD Syswow64 
bcdboot C:\Windows /s S:

ECHO Fertig. Bitte PC neu starten (exit befehl).
GOTO :EOF


:Selection2
SET wimdrive=
FOR /F "tokens=1,2 " %%A in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^,VolumeName 2^>NUL') do (
ECHO %%A %%B
IF /I "%%B"=="wim" SET wimdrive=%%A
)
IF DEFINED wimdrive ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde gefunden: %wimdrive% &&PAUSE&&GOTO :_doit2
ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde nicht gefunden :(
PAUSE
GOTO :EOF

:_doit2
ECHO Jetzt wird alles automatich gemacht (diskpart, imagex(dism), bcdboot)!

Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\mbr.txt 
%wimdrive%\Imagex.exe /apply %wimdrive%\win7_64_autocad_07092016.wim 1 C:
:Quit 
CLS

C: 
CD Windows 
CD Syswow64 
bcdboot C:\Windows /s S:

ECHO Fertig. Bitte PC neu starten (exit befehl).
GOTO :EOF



:Selection3
SET wimdrive=
FOR /F "tokens=1,2 " %%A in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^,VolumeName 2^>NUL') do (
ECHO %%A %%B
IF /I "%%B"=="wim" SET wimdrive=%%A
)
IF DEFINED wimdrive ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde gefunden: %wimdrive% &&PAUSE&&GOTO :_doit3
ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde nicht gefunden :(
PAUSE
GOTO :EOF

:_doit3
ECHO Jetzt wird alles automatich gemacht (diskpart, imagex(dism), bcdboot)!

Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\mbr.txt 
dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:%wimdrive%\win10.wim /Index:1 /ApplyDir:C:\
:Quit 
CLS

C: 
CD Windows 
CD Syswow64 
bcdboot C:\Windows /s S: /f ALL

ECHO Fertig. Bitte PC neu starten (exit befehl).
GOTO :EOF



:Selection4
SET wimdrive=
FOR /F "tokens=1,2 " %%A in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^,VolumeName 2^>NUL') do (
ECHO %%A %%B
IF /I "%%B"=="wim" SET wimdrive=%%A
)
IF DEFINED wimdrive ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde gefunden: %wimdrive% &&PAUSE&&GOTO :_doit4
ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde nicht gefunden :(
PAUSE
GOTO :EOF

:_doit4
ECHO Jetzt wird alles automatich gemacht (diskpart, imagex(dism), bcdboot)!

Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\gpt.txt 
dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:%wimdrive%\win10.wim /Index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\
:Quit 
CLS

W: 
CD Windows 
CD Syswow64 
bcdboot W:\Windows /s S: /f ALL

ECHO Fertig. Bitte PC neu starten (exit befehl).
GOTO :EOF


CLS 
ECHO ------------------ 
ECHO =============Druecken Sie belibiege Taste============== 
ECHO ------------------ 

PAUSE>NUL
EXIT
Edited by bingloverld
Errors in script

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For the moment I just re-ordered/re-compacted your script, this way it should be easier to read (and modify when needed) without (hopefully) changing anything in the commands that are actually executed and in the messages to the user. (BTW isn't it Laufwerk and not Lauferk?)

@ECHO OFF 
SETLOCAL ENABLEEXTENSIONS ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION

::Let's check first thing if a volume with label "wim" is found, otherwise there is no sense to go on
SET wimdrive=
FOR /F "tokens=1,2 " %%A in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^,VolumeName 2^>NUL') do (
IF /I "%%B"=="wim" SET wimdrive=%%A
)
IF DEFINED wimdrive ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde gefunden: %wimdrive% &&PAUSE&&GOTO :MENU
ECHO Lauferk "wim" wurde nicht gefunden :(
PAUSE
GOTO :EOF

:MENU
CLS
ECHO ============= Bitte auswaehlen ======================= 
ECHO ----------------- 
ECHO 1.  Windows 7 64bit - 29.08.2016
ECHO ----------------- 
ECHO 2.  Windows 7 64bit - AutoCAD 
ECHO ---------------- 
ECHO 3.  Windows 10 LTSB - mit BIOS
ECHO ---------------- 
ECHO 4.  Windows 10 LTSB - mit UEFI
ECHO ---------------- 
ECHO ==========Bitte druecken Sie Taste-Q zum Abbrechen========== 
ECHO.

:Inputloop
SET "Input="
SET /P "Input=Please Enter 1-4 or Q: "
IF NOT DEFINED Input ECHO Invalid input & goto :Inputloop

::This limits the input to first character:
SET "Input=!Input:~0,1!"

::This limits the input to characters in delims
for /f "delims=1234qQ" %%? in ("!Input!") DO ECHO Invalid input & GOTO :Inputloop

IF /I "%Input%"=="q" ECHO Batch stopped by user choice&&PAUSE&&GOTO :EOF
ECHO Jetzt wird alles automatich gemacht (diskpart, imagex(dism), bcdboot)!
CALL :Choice_%Input%
ECHO Fertig. Bitte PC neu starten (exit befehl).
ECHO ------------------ 
ECHO =============Druecken Sie belibiege Taste============== 
ECHO ------------------ 
GOTO :EOF

:Choice_1
Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\mbr.txt 
%wimdrive%\Imagex.exe /apply %wimdrive%\win7_64bit_2016.wim 1 C:
CD /D C:\Windows\SysWow64
bcdboot C:\Windows /s S:
GOTO :EOF

:Choice_2
Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\mbr.txt 
%wimdrive%\Imagex.exe /apply %wimdrive%\win7_64_autocad_07092016.wim 1 C:
CD /D C:\Windows\SysWow64
bcdboot C:\Windows /s S:
GOTO :EOF

:Choice_3
Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\mbr.txt 
dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:%wimdrive%\win10.wim /Index:1 /ApplyDir:C:\
CD /D C:\Windows\SysWow64
bcdboot C:\Windows /s S: /f ALL
GOTO :EOF


:Choice_4
Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\gpt.txt 
dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:%wimdrive%\win10.wim /Index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\
CD /D W:\Windows\SysWow64
bcdboot W:\Windows /s S: /f ALL
GOTO :EOF

At first sight, you have seemingly 3 out of the 4 choices working when using the drive letter C: and 1 not working when you use drive letter W:.

Now what it seems like missing/wrong/to be understood is how you assign drive letters (I believe that this happens in the Diskpart scripts mbr.txt and gpt.txt, which you should provide, later we will see if it is the case of embedding them in the batch) and how BEFORE running potentially destructive commands such as Diskpart and ImageX or Dism the status of drive letter assignments and of physicaldrives is checked.

I mean, are all machines in the same EXACT configuration and do all the BIOSes/UEFIs behave the same?

Is actually the internal disk the first disk (PhysicalDrive0) on all machines (even when booted from USB)?

Is the disk always either "clean" or "partitioned"?

Please post some details and the two diskpart scripts so that we can understand if this can be an issue.

jaclaz
 

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Thank you. You have right should be "Laufwerk" :)

gpt.txt source file:

select disk 0
clean
convert gpt
create partition primary size=300
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter="T"
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
create partition efi size=100
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter="S"
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary 
shrink minimum=15000
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter="W"
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
assign letter="R"
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
list volume
exit

When I write befhel diskpart /s gpt.txt it woks and I can manually apply my image on W: drive. 

1. I mean, are all machines in the same EXACT configuration and do all the BIOSes/UEFIs behave the same?

2. Is actually the internal disk the first disk (PhysicalDrive0) on all machines (even when booted from USB)?

3. Is the disk always either "clean" or "partitioned"?

1. We are using only HP PCs and Laptops. What I saw they all behave the same.

2. Yes, I have not saw that PC or Laptop with intern HDD/SSD was other than disk 0

3. Yes, we clean alway disk, and then we are making partitions. By gpt you must use "convert gpt" command next to "clean disk"

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Hmmm.

It could be a timing problem, but since after you create the "main" partition and assign to it the "W" drive letter you create another partition that shouldn't be the issue.

And after all the gpt.txt seems like being taken (almost verbatim) from the MSDN one:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn621890.aspx

What happens if you add a check after the gpt.txt is run?

Quote


:Choice_4
Diskpart /s %wimdrive%\gpt.txt 
SET windowsdrive=
FOR /F "tokens=1,2 " %%A in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^,VolumeName 2^>NUL') do (
IF /I "%%B"=="Windows" SET windowsdrive=%%A
)
IF DEFINED windowsdrive ECHO Laufwerk "windows" wurde gefunden: %windowsdrive% &&PAUSE&&GOTO :do_dism
ECHO Laufwerk "windows" wurde nicht gefunden :(
ECHO Stopping execution ...
PAUSE
GOTO :EOF
:do_dism
dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:%wimdrive%\win10.wim /Index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\
CD /D W:\Windows\SysWow64
bcdboot W:\Windows /s S: /f ALL
GOTO :EOF


 

Still downright selecting disk 0 may be a risk in some configurations... and there is not much sense in creating the WinRE and Recovery partition if you don't use them. :dubbio:
 

jaclaz

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Yes I tooked gpt recommendations directly from Microsoft, gpt.txt is 100% copy/paste. 

Is this not important for UEFI?

But you have right we don't use them.

Do you have antoher idea for select disk 0 (we don't use RAID systems also on CAD-Workstations etc. It is always one hard drive/SSD system) ?

When I run modified :Choice_4 it works!

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10 minutes ago, bingloverld said:

Is this not important for UEFI?

But you have right we don't use them.

Naah, it is just a "guideline" for OEM's.

While there might be some relevance in having the WinRE partition (of course only if actually working/populated by the WinRE.wim) the recovery partition makes little sense on desktops (managed, in a commercial environment), it is designed/suited for OEM laptops and tablets.

The MSR partition as well makes little sense, it has yet to be proved/tested/reported that has ANY use if not in case of resizing partitions (which you won't likely do) and even in that case, allow me to doubt that it is actually *needed*.

My guess is that they are trying to show off a little bit and make use of the GPT partitioning scheme that allows for unlimited volumes[1] all primary.

All that is needed is a "System" and a "Boot" volume (which the good MS guys call the other way round), respectively the W: and S: in your gpt.txt if called "rightly" or S: and W: using the MS terminology.

17 minutes ago, bingloverld said:

Do you have antoher idea for select disk 0?


 

I will think of something though usually coupling physicaldrives with volumes/drive letters is a PITA.

22 minutes ago, bingloverld said:

When I run modified :Choice_4 it works!


 

Which should mean that it is a timing issue of some kind, maybe the shrinking of the W: partition?

Try removing from gpt.txt the lines that shrink the "main" volume and create the additional (unused) recovery partition:

select disk 0
clean
convert gpt
create partition primary size=300
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter="T"
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
create partition efi size=100
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter="S"
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary 
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter="W"
list volume
exit

and try it with the previous (without the check) batch.

jaclaz

[1] "unlimited" as in "max 128 partitions"


 

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