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Well we figured out group Multicast.... That did get past the above message, then immediately flashed a bunch of red text about a broken pipe and the machine rebooted.
I've been able to at least figure my own issues out a lot of these times. This one though, I have no idea where to go.
I'm trying to do an On Demand Multicast with a few machines at a time. There are 2 switches between the deploy machines and clonedeploy server. I have setup the on demand multicast for 3 machines from the web interface. The machines have booted, been added to CloneDeploy. We set the image to the machines. We then scheduled the on demand multicast. The 3 machines are booted from PXE using WinPE if that helps. We choose the Multicast Option and get all three machines to that same stage.
The machines have each formatted their drives, and act as if they are starting the steps but now they are sitting at "Deploy Image for Partition 1".
I can not figure out how to alternatively setup group deployment to test that method.
When checking the log for Multicast on Demand this is what appears:
05-17-17 08:29 Starting Multicast Session 9002 With The Following Command:
cmd.exe /c ""C:\Program Files (x86)\clonedeploy\web\private\apps\udp-sender.exe" --file "C:\Program Files (x86)\clonedeploy\cd_dp\images\Win10Staff\hd0\part1.winpe.wim" --portbase 9002 --min-receivers 3 --ttl 32 "
The Exception Log only has some events where I was testing other Multicast Sessions.
Is this normal? It just sits there like this?
Nope, I was sort of right the first time. It is a windows update that is screwing it up, but it isn't the NTFS permissions. It is the frelling firewall.
In my on going struggle to KEEP Clonedeploy running, while trying to learn by making changes I have had to rebuild it again.
The reason being I kept getting the SMB not mounting issue. I'm using the SMB troubleshooting guide and at step 6. When attempting to mount the cifs share to storage folder as created, I get the following:
mount: mounting //SERVERip/cd_share on /storage failed: Operation now in progress
Where SERVERip is my servers IP addy. I've confirmed from a windows machine that the SMB share is visible and even can be edited. My client machines however seem to have trouble with upload, download due to not being able to mount the SMB share. This happens from ISO/USB or from PXE booting. Happens in both Linux and Winpe boot environments, and for any image stored.
Has anyone else noticed that a Windows 10 Update is resetting some of the NTFS permissions for the SMB share?
Maybe its just me.
I'm still pretty new to the CloneDeploy structure. I attempted and failed to get it to work on FreeNAS, since then have it running from Win10VM. It all seems pretty well and good, and I've gone through the entire process a few times now. I feel semi familiar with all of the folder structure. I've built WinPE a few different times from XP to Windows 10 now. So I might be over thinking it, rather ask than not.
1. Is there a walk through on how to modify/change/add additional WinPE PXE boot options? For example, the script for deploy and upload, then an additional WinPE for troubleshooting? If so, can someone share a link - thank you in advance.
2. Has anyone attempted to see if CloneDeploy can be used as a means for ThinClient distribution? I see some forum postings and web sites that hint at it, but seems people are pretty closed off on how they did it.
Thanks and much appreciate this product.
Agreed, had this happen to me when the NTFS permissions crapped out. Recreating the cd_share_rw and cd_share_ro did not fix it for me though. I hope a simple password change works for you.
Something like this, depending on the OS, you might want to look at WinPE and using a multipartition system.
Something like partition 1, WinPE with the boot loader. Partition 2 the OS. Partition 3, the source image. You can set timed events to download an updated image from a network source to the third partition that way.