I got a call from a customer last week, that they was unable to update there boot image in MDT after upgrading Windows ADK from 1803 to 1809 – error is “Unable to open the specified WIM file.” It is not the first time i get this question – so now it is time to write a short blog post on how to fix it.

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The first question is – have you also installed ” Windows PE add-on for the ADK” ??

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From Windows ADK 1809 Microsoft has created the ADK into two installers – the ADK and the ADK WinPE add-on – download the WinPE Add-on here and install it on the same box as the ADK.

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Now you are able to update your boot image again.

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Happy deployment !

 


Here is the details of the error :

=== Making sure the deployment share has the latest x86 tools ===
== Processing LiteTouchPE (x86) boot image ===
Building requested boot image profile.

System.Management.Automation.CmdletInvocationException: Unable to open the specified WIM file. —> System.Exception: Unable to open the specified WIM file. —> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the path specified
— End of inner exception stack trace —
at Microsoft.BDD.Core.BDDWimFile..ctor(String wimPath, Boolean forUpdate)
at Microsoft.BDD.PSSnapIn.UpdateDeploymentPoint.UpdateBootImage(String template, String platform, String dpPath, Boolean createISO, String isoName)
at Microsoft.BDD.PSSnapIn.UpdateDeploymentPoint.ProcessRecord()
at System.Management.Automation.CommandProcessor.ProcessRecord()
— End of inner exception stack trace —
at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.PipelineBase.Invoke(IEnumerable input)
at Microsoft.BDD.Wizards.UpdateProgress.WizardProcessing()
at Microsoft.BDD.Wizards.WizardProgress.InitiateWizardProcessing()


Read more:

Download and install the Windows ADK