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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Task Sequence Error (0x80070032)

Can't image computer using SCCM

Every time you boot to your boot wim and start your task sequence it fails with a Task Sequence Error (0x80070032)

The MBR must be cleaned so the NTFS Partition can be installed.  Once your boot wim is finished booting and before you proceed press F8.

Diskpart (enter)
Select Disk 0 (enter)
Clean (enter)
Exit (enter)
Exit (enter)

Now you should be able to continue the imaging process

Monday, June 18, 2012

Stop View Client from Logging in as Current user

Windows Vmware View Client Log in as Current user

Everytime you click on your View Client it logs in as the current user and now you don't want it to.

Go into the registry and change the String Value MRLoginAsCurrUser to a value of 0

HKEY_USERS\your_username\Software\VMware, INC.\VMware VDM\Client

Monday, March 12, 2012

A general system error occurred: Error deleting disk Resource temporarily unavailible

View Pool Stuck at Deleting

ISSUE: A general system error occurred: Error deleting disk Resource temporarily unavailible After selecting a pool in View and choosing to delete it the pool.  Pool gets hung up on deleting and machines are left in VCenter and on datastores.  That pool becomes grayed out and inaccessible.

Deleting the pool is the recommended procedure from VMware.  Do not make any changes outside the view environment.  (like in VCenter)  For example if you rename a folder view will fail...rename it back and you should be fine, if you delete a machine the fix below won't work and you will have to contact vmware to go through the database...high risk!

ERROR in VCenter:

For our Quick fix you can try this...

Log into view admin and on the left hand side go to desktops, find the desktops from the pool that you just deleted and highlight and delete again.  Give it some time but you should see the actions in your VCenter.  You can assist view and power them down in VCenter but it should do it on it's own.  If this doesn't work call VMware.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Unspecified: VMware View Virtual USB Device 01 (printer)

Unspecified: VMware View Virtual USB Device 01
Can't load USB Printer on Virtual Desktop

I have a pool of Windows 7 32bit desktops available for users to log into
Pools are floating so the refresh themselves every log off (manual driver installs are lost)
I'm using Wsye C50LE running Suse Linux and View 4.5

- HP Laserjet P1005
- HP Laserjet M1319F
- HP Laserjet 1200

The Virtual Windows 7 Desktop sees the USB device as a Unspecified VMware View Virtual USB Device 01 and doesn't work.  This occurs when windows doesn't have the printers drivers in it's default driver list.


  1. Load each driver of each printer into your master image and create a new snapshot and recompose.  Printer will then be plug and play and load at login.  (note it uses the port USB001 or similar)
  2. You can use prnmngr.vbs to force the mapping of the printer if windows doesn't load it by PNP but only if you can find a compatible print driver
Examples I ran into:
  1. With printers P1005 and M1319f I had to load their specific drivers from HP onto my image.  This allowed them to just load when the printer was plugged in.  See Note A
  2. With the Laserjet 1200 I was able to load it using this script..  See Note B
cscript.exe C:\Windows\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\en-US\prnmngr.vbs -a -p "HP Laserjet 1200" -m "HP Laserjet 2200 Series PS" -r "DOT4_001"

Lets dissect the script a little bit and talk about what worked for me...

- prnmngr.vbs is built into Windows 7
-a adds local printer
-p Specifies what you want to name the printer (can be anything you want)
-m Specifies what driver to use (must be exactly as windows lists it)
-r Specifies what port to use (remember note above where it loads it on port USB001 on pnp?  well when I use this script I had to use DOT4_001 for USB HP Printers.

Note A
When loading HP drivers into my image I had one issue (HP wants you to plug in the device) Since I'm doing my image updates via the Console in V Sphere I couldn't get the USB printer to pass through so when I was installing the driver it wouldn't finish.  So the trick is to start the install, when it asks you to plug in the device go to Run type %temp% and look for a folder that has HP drivers and files in it and copy it to another location because once you close the install it deletes the temporary contents.  Then go to devices and printers and load a local lpt printer and say Have Drivers and point them at those drivers you just copied, this will load the HP drivers into the Windows default list and make them available for plug and play.

Note B
With the LaserJet 1200 I was able to use the built in HP Laserjet 2200 Series PS driver to get it to work.  This saved me from having to update the image and recompose the pool.  In an additional note I had loaded HP Universal Print Drivers in attempt to standardize my image and drivers but I didn't have mush success with the HP UPD set and my printers...though the LaserJet 1200 in accept the HP Universal Printer PCL 6 driver also.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List for Windows 7

Action Center{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}
Add Network Location{D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86}
Administrative Tools{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}
Advanced User Accounts{7A9D77BD-5403-11d2-8785-2E0420524153}
Backup and Restore{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}
Biometric Devices{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
BitLocker Drive Encryption{D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}
Bluetooth Devices{28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}
Color Management{B2C761C6-29BC-4f19-9251-E6195265BAF1}
Connect To{38A98528-6CBF-4CA9-8DC0-B1E1D10F7B1B}
Control Panel (Icons view){21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Control Panel (All Tasks){ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
Control Panel (Category view){26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}
Credential Manager{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
Date and Time{E2E7934B-DCE5-43C4-9576-7FE4F75E7480}
Default Location{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
Default Programs{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} or {E44E5D18-0652-4508-A4E2-8A090067BCB0}
Desktop Gadgets{37efd44d-ef8d-41b1-940d-96973a50e9e0}
Desktop in Favorites{04731B67-D933-450a-90E6-4ACD2E9408FE}
Device Manager{74246bfc-4c96-11d0-abef-0020af6b0b7a}
Devices and Printers{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}
Display (DPI){C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}
Ease of Access Center{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}
E-mail (default program){2559a1f5-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Flip 3D{3080F90E-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
Folder Options{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}
Font Settings{93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD}
Game Controllers{259EF4B1-E6C9-4176-B574-481532C9BCE8}
Games Explorer{ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52}
Get Programs{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
Getting Started{CB1B7F8C-C50A-4176-B604-9E24DEE8D4D1}
Help and Support{2559a1f1-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Indexing Options{87D66A43-7B11-4A28-9811-C86EE395ACF7}
Installed Updates{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}
Internet Options{A3DD4F92-658A-410F-84FD-6FBBBEF2FFFE}
iSCCI Initiator{A304259D-52B8-4526-8B1A-A1D6CECC8243}
Keyboard Properties{725BE8F7-668E-4C7B-8F90-46BDB0936430}
Location and Other Sensors{E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B}
Manage Wireless Networks{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}
Mobility Center{5ea4f148-308c-46d7-98a9-49041b1dd468}
Mouse Properties{6C8EEC18-8D75-41B2-A177-8831D59D2D50}
My Documents{450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}
Network and Sharing Center8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}
Network Center Notification area pop-up{38A98528-6CBF-4CA9-8DC0-B1E1D10F7B1B}
Network Connections{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} or {992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
Network Map{E7DE9B1A-7533-4556-9484-B26FB486475E}
Network Neighborhood{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-O8002B30309D}
Network (WorkGroup) Places{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Notification Area Icons{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
NVIDIA Control Panel (if driverinstalled){0bbca823-e77d-419e-9a44-5adec2c8eeb0}
Offline Files Folder{AFDB1F70-2A4C-11d2-9039-00C04F8EEB3E}
Parental Controls{96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B}
Pen and Touch{F82DF8F7-8B9F-442E-A48C-818EA735FF9B}
People Near Me{5224F545-A443-4859-BA23-7B5A95BDC8EF}
Performance Information and Tools{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}
Phone & Modem Location Information{40419485-C444-4567-851A-2DD7BFA1684D}
Power Options{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
Printers{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} or {863aa9fd-42df-457b-8e4d-0de1b8015c60}
Problem Reports (Action Center){BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}\pageProblem
Programs and Features{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}
Public folder{4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b}
Recent Places{22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}
Recovery (System Restore){9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}
Recycle Bin{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Region and Language{62d8ed13-c9d0-4ce8-a914-47dd628fb1b0}
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
Set Program Access and Defaults{2559a1f7-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Show Desktop{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
Speech Recognition{58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}
Sync Center{9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}
System Icons{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \SystemIcons
Tablet PC Settings{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E}
Taskbar and Start Menu{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}
Text to Speech{D17D1D6D-CC3F-4815-8FE3-607E7D5D10B3}
Time and Date{E2E7934B-DCE5-43C4-9576-7FE4F75E7480}
User Accounts{60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}
User Folder{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}
User Pinned{1f3427c8-5c10-4210-aa03-2ee45287d668}
Web Browser (default){871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
Windows Anytime Upgrade{BE122A0E-4503-11DA-8BDE-F66BAD1E3F3A}
Windows Cardspace{78CB147A-98EA-4AA6-B0DF-C8681F69341C}
Windows Defender{D8559EB9-20C0-410E-BEDA-7ED416AECC2A}
Windows Features{67718415-c450-4f3c-bf8a-b487642dc39b}
Windows Firewall{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
Windows Mobility Center{5ea4f148-308c-46d7-98a9-49041b1dd468}
Windows SideShow{E95A4861-D57A-4be1-AD0F-35267E261739}
Windows Update{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Error Message:
Automated Pool Error: View Composer Fault: VMware.Sim.Fault.VcDatastoreInaccessibleFault

Issue: When setting up a linked-clone pool you get this error when creating the replica

There are new ESX hosts in the cluster don't have access to all the LUNs

Note that this also happens even if this new host is in maintenance mode.

Resolution:"The solution is to move the host out of the cluster until it can see all the needed datastores."

Seems like View ignores or doesn't recognise that hosts are in Maintenance mode

All I did was create a temporary cluster and drag and dropped my new esx hosts into it and then I was able to create my replica disk.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Can't Delete Windows.old

I had just imaged a windows 7 computer using WDS and then had to do it again...well I forgot to format the drive and upong completion I had a windows.old directory in the root of C: that was taking up a butt load of room...and as you know you can't delete it.

All you need to do is use a good old utility named Disk Clean Up

Click on Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disc Cleanup

Then make sure you select Old Windows Installations.