Microsoft KB Archive/923922
Article ID: 923922
Article Last Modified on 11/5/2007
- Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003
Consider the following scenario. You use the Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Operating System Deployment (OSD) Feature Pack to install an image on an SMS client computer. The SMS client computer uses Internet Protocol security (IPsec) to communicate with an SMS management point or with an SMS distribution point. When the client computer starts the Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) phase of the installation process, the client computer cannot connect to an SMS management point or to an SMS distribution point. Therefore, the installation process is unsuccessful.
This problem occurs only when you try to install or to upgrade the Microsoft Windows XP version of Windows PE. The Windows XP version of Windows PE does not support IPsec.
Note You can use the Microsoft Vista version of Windows PE to connect to site systems that use IPsec, assuming that the appropriate IPsec policies are being used.
To work around this issue, stop the IPsec service, and then clear the IPsec cache. To do this, customize Windows PE by adding a task that contains the following command:
net stop policyagent
You must run this task before the computers restarts and before Windows PE starts.
For more information about how to customize Windows PE, see the SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack User's Guide.
To download the SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
916902 How to customize Windows PE by using the source files that are included with the Microsoft SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment (OSD) Feature Pack
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