Windows 10 Deployment using WDS Role and Answer File

akhil sudan 1 Reputation point
2021-09-01T13:23:28.26+00:00

Hello Members,

I am doing a unattended Deployment of Windows 10 onto some Physical machine.

I have captured the .wim images of C Drive (Windows) and D Drive (Data).

  1. Windows.wim
  2. Data.wim

Now using WDS role and answer file, I am successfully able to

  1. Create Drive partitions and
  2. Deploy the Windows.wim file to C Drive (partition 1)

But Unable to Deploy Data.wim to D Drive (partition 2), is there any configuration in the Answer file that am missing? or Any better alternative.

Tried using the DataImage in the Answer file as below but no luck.

<ImageInstall>

            <DataImage wcm:action="add"> 

                <InstallTo> 

                    <DiskID>0</DiskID> 

                    <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> 

                </InstallTo> 

                <InstallFrom> 

                    <Credentials> 

                        <Domain>XXXXXX</Domain> 

                        <Password>XXXXXX</Password> 

                        <Username>XXXXXX</Username> 

                    </Credentials> 

                    <Path>\\UNC\Data.wim</Path> 

                </InstallFrom> 

                <Order>1</Order> 

            </DataImage> 

        </ImageInstall>
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  1. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points
    2021-09-01T16:07:36.71+00:00

    Hello @akhil sudan

    Thank you for your question.

    Kindly verify your answers as per below Microsoft article for Drive and PartitionID.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/deploy-a-custom-image

    Thank you.

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