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EEPC RefreshTool with SCCM

I have a customer who is attempting to upgrade its Windows XP systems to Windows 7.  The systems are encrypted with EEPC 6.1.1 PL2.

We have built the WinPE 3.0 wim with the EEPC filter drivers and registry keys per the documentation for the RefreshTool.  We can boot into the Windows PE environment and see the C: drive.

During the Apply OS task, quite a few files fail to get deleted.  I don't think it's particularly important which files fail to get deleted, as I can delete them in Windows XP before launching the task sequence, and different files fail to delete.  If I launch a command prompt in WinPE, I am unable to delete the files.  I've tried Unlocker, which helps some, but does not delete everything.

That's problem number 1.  I can provide a list of files if anyone thinks it's important.

I can move the undeletable files to the _SMSTaskSequence folder to get them out of the way.  If I do this, I encounter another error.

WIM error:C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-comdlg32.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_pt-br_48875666f652ed22. Permissions on the requested may be configured incorrectly.

Access is denied. (Error: 80070005; Source: Windows)     ApplyOperatingSystem 2/23/2012 11:56:52 AM  1596 (0x063C)

It's not an issue with permissions.  Over 1,000 files get created in the WinSXS folder before this one errors.  The folder it fails on is consistant for any given WIM.

I've found one other person who encountered a similar error:

If I decrypt the system, the task sequence works like a charm and I encounter none of these issues.

We have engaged both Microsoft Premier Support and McAfee Platinum Support, but have no resolution yet.  Any contributions from the community would be greatly appreciated.


Nicholas Jones, MCITP

Core Infrastructure Consultant

Sparkhound | Baton Rouge

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Re: EEPC RefreshTool with SCCM

To make it more odd, here's some behavior of what happens before the second (recovery) Apply OS step:

First pass:
Fails to delete $recycle.bin
$recycle.bin contents = OOBE.PNF

Second pass:
I manually delete OOBE.PNF
Fails to delete $recycle.bin
$recycle.bin contents = OOBE.INF

Third pass:
I manually delete OOBE.PNF and OOBE.INF
Fails to delete $recycle.bin
$recycle.bin contents = \CatRoot\ (empty directory)

Fourth pass:
I manually delete OOBE.PNF, OOBE.INF, and \CatRoot\.
Fails to delete $recycle.bin
$recycle.bin contents = \DirectX\
(I didn’t record to see if DirectX was empty. Was trying to wrap up before a meeting.)

As you can see, even if I delete problem files before restarting into WinPE, other files present problems.

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Re: EEPC RefreshTool with SCCM

Hi Nicholas

Iam working on migrating McAfee EEPC encrypted systems from XP to Windows 7 and I got it to the point where it starts the image deployment and it throws out the error below

WIM error:C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..lient-adm.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600...

Failed to run the last action: Apply Operating System. Execution of task sequence failed.

Looks like you have got it to work by modifying the WinPE when I was looking at your blog post in Technet

Can you please let me know what that steps you took to get this working. Appreciate your help.


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