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Inside panther troubleshooting the windows setup engine

WCL401

Inside Panther Troubleshooting the Windows Setup Engine

Johan Arwidmark

Chief Technical Architect

Knowledge Factory


Inside panther troubleshooting the windows setup engine

I live here...


Agenda

Agenda

  • The Windows 7 Setup Engine

    • Image Based Setup and Automation

    • Configuration Passes

    • Component Based Servicing

  • Device Drivers in Windows 7

    • Image Servicing

    • Device Driver Ranking

  • Troubleshooting

    • Logfiles


Demo environment

Demo Environment

  • Hyper-V R2, 16 GB RAM, 256 SSD

DC01

DC and DNS

DC02

DC and DNS

MDT01

MDT 2010

WDS, WSUSand DHCP

SQL 2008 Express SP1

CM01

MDT 2010

SQL 2008 SP1

WDS, WSUSand DHCP

ConfigMgr 2007 SP2


Windows 7 setup

Windows 7 Setup

  • Setup is exclusively image-based

    • 32- or 64-bit executable

    • Automated via unattend.xml

    • New boot from VHD option

    • One image can support all hardware

  • WinPE 3.0 drives the Deployment

    • Using Setup or Imaging Utility


Windows 7 setup continued

Windows 7 Setup, continued.

  • Larger images

    • Branch Office scenarios

  • Windows Recovery

  • Offline Servicing

  • Bitlocker


Following a windows 7 setup

Following a Windows 7 setup…

Johan Arwidmark

Chief Technical Architect

Knowledge Factory

demo


Automating the setup

Automating the Setup

  • Unattend.xml is the key…

  • WSIM (from WAIK 2.0) it’s creator…

    • WIM Files and Catalog Files

    • Distribution Share

    • Adding Packages

    • Adding Drivers


Windows 7 configuration passes

Windows 7 Configuration Passes

Sysprep

Windows PE

Windows Setup

WindowsPE

Generalize

Windows PE

offlineServicing

Specialize

AuditSystem

AuditUser

OobeSystem


Automating the setup1

Automating the Setup

Johan Arwidmark

Chief Technical Architect

Knowledge Factory

demo


Offline servicing

Offline Servicing

  • Before or during Deployment

  • Using Deployment Imaging and Servicing (DISM)

  • Adding Packages

  • Adding Drivers


Component based servicing

Component based servicing

Kernel Transaction

Manager (KTM)

Systems Management Infrastructure (SMI)

Component Management Infrastructure (CMI)

Driver Management and Install (DMI)

Component Based Servicing (CBS)

Component Servicing Infrastructure (CSI)


Windows 7 setup logfiles

Windows 7 Setup Logfiles

  • Locations depend on the setup phase

  • Locations (See KB 927521 for details)

    • C:\WINDOWS\

    • C:\WINDOWS\PANTHER

    • C:\WINDOWS\INF

    • C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther

    • X:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther


Windows 7 setup logfiles cont

Windows 7 Setup Logfiles, cont.

  • Key Logfiles

    • Setupact.log

    • setuperr.log

    • setupapi.dev.log

    • setupapi.app.log


Troubleshooting windows 7 setup

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Setup

Johan Arwidmark

Chief Technical Architect

Knowledge Factory

demo


Windows 7 device drivers

Windows 7 Device Drivers

  • DirectX

  • The Windows 7 Driver Store

    • PNP Service

    • Driver ranking

    • Device Driver signing


Windows 7 device drivers1

Windows 7 Device Drivers

Johan Arwidmark

Chief Technical Architect

Knowledge Factory

demo


Related content

Related Content

  • WCL403 | Troubleshooting Windows 7 Deployments: In Depth

  • WCL302 | Absolute Offline Servicing Windows OS

  • WCL316 | Maximizing Windows 7 Performance: Troubleshooting Tips

  • OSP471-INT | Desktop Deployment Live Gameshow


Track resources

Track Resources

  • Don’t forget to visit the Cloud Power area within the TLC (Blue Section) to see product demos and speak with experts about the Server & Cloud Platform solutions that help drive your business forward.

  • You can also find the latest information about our products at the following links:

  • Cloud Power - http://www.microsoft.com/cloud/

  • Private Cloud - http://www.microsoft.com/privatecloud/

  • Windows Server - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/

  • Windows Azure - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/

  • Microsoft System Center - http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/

  • Microsoft Forefront - http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/


Resources

Resources

  • Connect. Share. Discuss.

http://northamerica.msteched.com

Learning

  • Sessions On-Demand & Community

  • Microsoft Certification & Training Resources

www.microsoft.com/teched

www.microsoft.com/learning

  • Resources for IT Professionals

  • Resources for Developers

http://microsoft.com/technet

http://microsoft.com/msdn


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