You use a Windows Deployment Services server that is running Windows Server 2008 to deploy operating system images in a domain. This domain contains both read/write domain controllers and read-only domain controllers (RODCs).
You deploy an operating system, and you try to use an answer file to join a Windows Deployment Services client to the domain automatically.
In this scenario, the Windows Deployment Services client cannot join the domain. Additionally, the Mini-Setup Wizard prompts you to enter a correct domain name and the credentials of a user account.
This issue occurs because the Windows Deployment Services client incorrectly contacts a read-only domain controller to join the domain. However, the Windows Deployment Services client is expected to contact a read/write domain controller to perform the operation.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The <PathToBootWIM> placeholder represents the path of the Windows Imaging Format (WIM) file to which you want to export the boot image.
Mount the boot image that you exported in step 4. When you do this, specify an index of 2, and specify read access and write access. For example, you can run the following command at the command prompt:
Note The <MountLocation> placeholder represents the location where you want to mount the boot image. For more information about this operation, see the documentation that is provided in the Windows OPK.
Locate the Wdsclient.dll file that you extracted in step 1. Copy the Wdsclient.dll file to the Sources folder in the mount location that you specified in step 5, and replace the existing file.
Unmount the WIM file that you specified in step 5 by committing all changes. For example, you can run the following command at the command prompt:
imagex.exe /commit /unmount <MountLocation>
Add the WIM file back to the WDS server. For example, you can run the following command at the command prompt:
To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 file information notes
The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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