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WINPE is seeing Samba Folders as Files

Created: 12 Nov 2012 | 6 comments

I have set-up a PXE Boot server to minimize the need for discs to start the Ghosting process, the issue I have ran into involves creating a Samba share on the PXE Server to mimic the actual share on the machine it is shared on. This all works fine!! What happens is the Ghost disc boots and will see the networked file path, but when you go to the path it sees the folders as files. You cannot open the folders to select the correct image, it tells you that the files is the incorrect type.

 

I have tested the Samba share on the Linux machine and when you access it directly on the machine all folders and files show up properly, it is only an issue when accessing it with the Symantec Boot Disc, and trying to image the machine.

 

Any recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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EdT's picture

When you say "Symantec Boot Disk", what exactly are you referring to?  I see no mention of the version of Ghost Solution Suite that you are using, or whether you are booting to DOS or WinPE via your boot disk.

Without this information it is difficult to suggest where the problem may lay.

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bl_fowler's picture

I am using version 11.5.1.2266 and the Symantec Boot Disc is the disc that is created to boot the program that starts the Ghosting process, we use ours to gain access to the images on the Ghost Server - this uses WinPE to start the process.  This disc is the one that is created through the Ghost Console. 

 

Thanks

EdT's picture

Please navigate to this link:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/129519-winpe-mappi...

The version of WinPE in GSS is V2, based on the Vista kernel, so it will exhibit the same authentication issues as Vista. The link above describes how to edit the WinPE registry to get around the problem.

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bl_fowler's picture

Not sure which registry entries to change/add - the suggested site only states how to get to the registry in the .wim file and does not say anything about the specific registry entries to change.

bl_fowler's picture

I will try this out and let you know if it resolves my issue.

EdT's picture

A few seconds googling brought me to this link:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/46063-how-to-enabl...

Give it a try and see how you get on.

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.