WDS won't start after import capture custom image

Brandon Ho 371 Reputation points


When I import the capture custom image into WDS, WDS won't start. Once I delete it, WDS can start again. The capture custom image is not generated by WDS. It is created from a third party DISM tool then import into WDS install image.

Below is the error from the Application Event Viewer.

An error occurred while trying to start the Windows Deployment Services server.

Error Information: 0xC1020201

Any idea why WDS won't start? Does capture image have to be initiated from WDS?



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  1. Dale Kudusi 3,246 Reputation points

    The error 0xC1020201 indicates "WDSIMG_E_ATTRIBUTE_NOT_FOUND: The requested attribute was not found."

    Might try reinstall the WDS role.

    Best regards.

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  1. S.Sengupta 13,711 Reputation points MVP

    To resolve this issue, make sure you are logged in as domain or Enterprise administrator and check the permissions for the computer account by doing the following:

    Log into a Domain Controller and launch Active Directory Users and Computers
    Enable Advanced Features from the View menu
    Find the server object for the WDS server and in Properties select the Security tab
    Verify the following permissions:
    Domain Admins: Full Control
    Enteprise Admins: Full Control
    Account Operators: Full Control
    System: Full Control