Windows Vista Deployment Using Microsoft WAIK – Part 4

Friday, January 13, 2012

When you reach this fourth part of Windows Vista deployment topic, it means you have done capturing Windows image from the reference computer. Now, you have the Windows Vista image file (eg: vista.wim) reside in the C: drive of reference computer.

I can say, now you are quite ready to deploy Windows image file into destination computer. Anyhow, before you proceed the steps, you must create the share point (share folder) in the reference computer. The purpose of this activity is to share the Windows Vista image file so that you can deploy it from reference computer into destination computer via computer network.

Note:
You can create the share point in technician’s computer
. If you prefer to do this, you must copy the Windows image file from reference computer and paste it into technician’s computer and then create the share point using the steps that will be presented.
 


IN THIS PART, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO SHARE WINDOWS IMAGE FILE YOU CREATED SO THAT THE WINDOWS VISTA DEPLOYMENT PROCESS INTO DESTINATION COMPUTER CAN BE DONE VIA COMPUTER NETWORK.


What You Need

  1. You need imagex.exe program. This program can be copied from Windows PE bootable CD you created earlier.

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  2. Windows Vista image file. Eg: vista.wim. You capture this file from reference computer and then it reside in the C: drive of the reference computer. 

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The Procedures

  1. Create a new folder in the C: drive of reference computer. You can named it with the suitable name. Eg: WimSource

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  2. Copy Windows image file (eg: vista.wim) and imagex.exe program into the folder you created in step 1.

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  3. Based on above, right click on the folder, eg: WimSource –-> click Properties –-> the properties box of the folder you created appears like below. Eg: WimSource Properties

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  4. On the properties box above, click the tab Sharing –-> click button Capture --> the File Sharing box appears like below

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  5. Based on above, click drop down menu –-> choose Everyone (All users in this list) –-> click button Capture --> now you will see Everyone is listed as the people who can access the sharing folder, WimSource. See below.

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  6. Now, we will change the permission level for Everyone. Based on above, click the drop down menu that represent Everyone –-> click Co-owner –-> click button Capture --> click Continue


  7. If the box below appears, click Yes, turn on network discovery and file sharing for all public networks.

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  8. Wait the sharing process executed. When the process is finish, you will see the interface below. Click Capture 

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  9. After you have done with folder sharing process, now you must setup permission to the people you allow access to the folder. In this case is Everyone. 

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  10. So, based on above, click tab Security –-> highlight Everyone –-> click button Capture to change permission for Everyone –-> click Continue –-> Permission for WimSource’s box appears like below.

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  11. Highlight Everyone –-> under Permissions for Everyone, make sure the check box Full Control (under Allow) is filled by the right sign sign –-> click Apply –-> click OK.


  12. Close the WimSource Properties’ box.

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After The Procedures

The step below must be done in order to avoid the network connection problem to share point (eg: WimSource folder) from destination computer when you use command net use

  1. The network settings should be setup like below. To setup the settings you can access Control Panel –-> Network and Sharing Center

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1 comments:

{ alyrds } at: February 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM said...

En. Zainal,

Selepas buat sysprep, komputer akan shutdown. Kemudian ON kan PC terus load Win PE untuk create .wim .... bila DIR kat C: nampak .wim tetapi bila dah exit dan habis setup dan login windows file .wim tu tak wujud dalam C: , kenapa?

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