The Case Of The Capture Media Not Working Or Tsmbautorun.Exe Not Working

The Case Of The Capture Media Not Working Or Tsmbautorun.Exe Not Working

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TSMBAutoRun.exe is the tool used to Capture Images with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This week I was working with a customer on capture their main operating system image and found out that when we build the USB Capture Media was not able to run, a little odd since I remember having this situation long time ago. At that time I did a remote capture of the operating system and did not research the situation more, but this time since was the second time that happened to me I decided to take a look and did more research about it before I start crying that it doesn’t work. Read More Below.

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Decide to research a little bit more to find the solution and this is what ended up doing.

Was searching for what others are saying about this issue.

I found 2 good sources of information.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmanagerosd/thread/bef8a10b-7ac0-4b61-88a0-c8d41697c44a

http://jackychuasce.blogspot.com/2012/05/why-click-on-tsmbautorunexe-cannot.html

Thanks to Jacky Chua for his blog post.

Now I decide to execute those steps to get capture Media USB and ISO Fixed.

This is what I found when I perform my own troubleshoot.

When I click on TSMBAutorun.exe is the starting path is actually X:\SMS\Bin\i386 and the .exe is trying to find the TSMBBootstrap.exe located at X:\SMS\bin\x64. This only happened on the X64 machines since on the X86 the path is correct.

To fix this issue we create a folder under i386 call it SMS\BIN\X64 and copy all files from X:\SMS\BIN\X64.

I use Power ISO in this case to change the ISO.

After this TSMBAutorun.exe is able to run since it found the valid path for the sources.

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After that I follow the wizard to store the capture image.

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That’s it the after a few minutes (30+ Minutes) we got the capture completed with no future problem.

If you still have problems on capturing your image I suggest read the following resources:

How to Create Capture Media

Planning for Capturing Operating System Images in Configuration Manager

How can you capture a Windows XP image using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager OSD?

Santos Martinez Microsoft Premierf Field Engineer SMS/ConfigMgr/Databases US- Central Region

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  • the links seem to have been hijacked  to ninja.ms/N7W78Q and other short urls

  • David, I have fix the urls. For some reason I did a change on a PTR record and messed up the links. They had been fixed now, thanks for letting me know