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I am attempting to add my boot and install images for a Windows 8.1 pxe boot.

Boot image added fine, but each time I reconstruct the VM wim I get "file does not contain a valid install image".

I am following the enterprise guide to a T. checked the 'for wds deployment' boxes, etc.

I properly restart and shut down the image before I capture and media wizard.

What could be the issue here?

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There is a known issue with capturing Windows 8.1 that may be the cause. To successfully capture you'll need to do the following:

1. Boot your reference VM

2. Open Command Prompt


shutdown /s /t 0

3. Recapture and redeploy

If you've already tried this, please email support@smartdeploy.com and we'll look at what else may be causing this issue.

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