HOTFIX: You cannot stage a Windows PE 3.1 boot image to a Windows XP-based computer in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

download432Consider the following scenario:

Assume that you install or upgrade to Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager on a System Center Configuration Manager site server. When you try to deploy a task sequence that has an associated Windows PE 3.1 boot image to a Windows XP-based computer in an update scenario, the deployment fails, and the following error message is logged in the Smsts.log file:

Installing boot image to hard drive TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
Backing up existing boot system before trying to set up new boot system TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
BootLoader::backup: C:\, C:\_SMSTaskSequence\backup TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
BootLoader::restore: C:\_SMSTaskSequence\WinPE, C:\ TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
Saving bcd store to C:\_SMSTaskSequence\WinPE\boot\BCD TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
Executing command line: "C:\_SMSTaskSequence\WinPE\SMS\bin\i386\bootsect.exe" /NT60 SYS /MBR TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
CreateProcess failed. Code(0x800700C1) TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
Command line execution failed (800700C1) TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
Failed to install boot image.
is not a valid Win32 application. (Error: 800700C1; Source: Windows) TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
Failed to install boot image CCR00004.
is not a valid Win32 application. (Error: 800700C1; Source: Windows) TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
Failed to reboot the system. Error 0x(800700c1) TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
Failed to initialize a system reboot.
is not a valid Win32 application. (Error: 800700C1; Source: Windows) TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)
Fatal error is returned in check for reboot request of the action (Restart in Windows PE).
is not a valid Win32 application. (Error: 800700C1; Source: Windows) TSManager datetime 3048 (0x0BE8)

For all the details and a link to a hotfix that resolves this issue please see the following:

KB2910552 – You cannot stage a Windows PE 3.1 boot image to a Windows XP-based computer in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2910552)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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