One of the way to deploy a Windows image via System Center Configuration Manager is with Media Device. This can be a good idea when PXE is not available or you want create a parallel procedure to test the solution before go in production. With SCCM is possible generate a USB or an ISO with the entire Task Sequence or just WinPE.
Sometimes you can find a big problem when you try to generate the bootable media; the detail of CreateMediaTS.log show the error 0x80070003 as showed in figure 1.
After a long troubleshooting a found a possible reason: the boot.wim model! As you know, into a .wim file is possible include many images that you can manage with Dism or PowerShell, as showed in figure 2.
Figure 2 – Boot Image in PowerShell
SCCM cannot manage more then one image into .wim, figure 3, file so is necessary delete one of these.
This is the procedure:
- Copy a new boot.wim into a root of SCCM CAS/PS
- Run prompt as Admin
- Locate the folder where imagex is installed
- Execute this command: imageX /export C:\boot.wim 2 C:\setup.wim
- Import the new wim into SCCM
Remember that you must change also the Boot target into all Task Sequences, as showed in figure 4.
Now you can retry to generate the Bootable Media and voilà!
This activity is necessary for all of kind of OS Images: Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, 32 bit or 64 bit.