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Can no longer mount wims

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#1 spriley


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

Good morning all,
I am really hoping that someone out there can help. I have scoured around the web for several days and I still cannot find a solution to my issue. I am running Server 2012r2. This is my server I use for imaging all of my high school's computers. It has Hyper V, MDT, ADK, and WDS installed on it. As of Tuesday morning, I could no longer mount any wim. I tried updating my deploy share in mdt and it can't mount them. I tried dism and imagex and neither of them can mount them. When I tried in dism I got dism error 3 system cannot find path specified. I was able to use everything on Monday and the only thing I changed was adding a new exe to my app list in MDT. I was able to update everything fine after adding it but when I came in Tuesday morning I was trying to mount a wim to add default app associations using dism and then I ran into this. Please help! I have no clue what else I can try. This server is also where we have our teacher's documents redirecting so doing a clean install isn't really practical.
What I have tried:
Reinstalling WDS
Reinstalling MDT
Reinstalling ADK
Updating to the newest version of MDT and ADK
SFC /scannow (found corruption and was able to fix)
Changing my path to one without spaces in a brand new folder with full permissions
Using two different domain admin accounts as well as the local admin account
Going into regedit HKLM > System > CurrentControlSet > Services > Wimmount and changing image path to system32\drivers\wimmount.sys (found this on some random forum)
Installed all windows updates
Confirmed there is no AV running on this server.
I have no clue what else I can try. Please help! 
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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:52 AM

Based on the "dism error 3 system cannot find path specified" error, make sure there are no spaces or unallowed characters in the path, and make sure the path exists and is in a writeable location.


What is the new .exe you added in MDT?

#3 spriley

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:32 PM

Thank you for the response,


I did check the file path and I even moved it to a different path to make sure that was not the issue.

I added an exe for a mobile filter appliance we have for content filtering. 

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