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How to Upgrade the Windows Automated Installation Kit During Site Upgrades to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Because Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 sites require Windows AIK version 1.1 to be installed on the SMS Provider computer, the Windows AIK must be upgraded to version 1.1 from version 1.0 during primary site upgrades to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1. If a PXE service point site system has not been installed for the site to be upgraded, Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Setup will automatically upgrade the Windows AIK 1.0 installation on the SMS Provider computer to version 1.1 during the upgrade process. However, if a PXE service point has been installed for the site to be upgraded, the Windows AIK should be manually uninstalled from the SMS Provider computer for the site before beginning service pack installation. If the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Server service is running and if the wimgapi.dll file is in use, an unexpected restart can occur while upgrading the site to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1.

For more information about troubleshooting unexpected system restarts during Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Setup, see Troubleshooting Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Setup.

If a PXE service point site system is installed on a computer other than the SMS Provider computer for a site, the wimgapi.dll file used by PXE service point components is not updated to the newest version. Because the updated wimgapi.dll file version is required for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 PXE service points, operating system deployments using the remote PXE service point will fail until the file is replaced with the new version.

The following procedures can be used to upgrade the Windows AIK during site upgrades to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 when a PXE service point site system has been installed for the site.

To upgrade Windows AIK when a PXE service point site system role is installed on the SMS Provider computer for a site

  1. On the computer hosting both the PXE service point role and SMS Provider site system role for the site to be upgraded, manually uninstall Windows AIK 1.0 from Add or Remove programs and restart the operating system to complete the uninstallation.

  2. Stop the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Server service. At a command prompt, enter the following command to stop the service: net stop WDSServer. Then run Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Setup to upgrade the site and allow Windows AIK 1.1 to be installed.

  3. After the site has been successfully upgraded, restart the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Server service. At a command prompt, enter the following command to start the service: net start WDSServer.

To upgrade Windows AIK files on remote PXE service point site systems after Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 installation

  1. On the computer hosting the PXE service point site system role, stop the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Server service. At a command prompt, enter the following command to stop the service: net stop WDSServer.

  2. On the PXE service point computer, navigate to the .\sms\wim directory and run the wimgapi.msi file to install the new version of wimgapi.dll.

    noteNote
    A new version of this file is distributed to the site system as part of the Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 upgrade process.

  3. After successfully upgrading wimgapi.dll to the correct version, restart the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Server service. At a command prompt, enter the following command to start the service: net start WDSServer.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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