Posts Categorized: Provisioning Services

Today I was building a new PVS image which gave a blue screen every time I booted it from an empty vDisk in Private Image mode.
I wanted to capture a new build. When I disabled the device in PVS it booted just fine from the local hard disk. The blue screen reported an error on the CVhdMp.sys .

Now I know there are a lot of reasons why PVS can blue screen, and you should definitely inspect them if this doesn’t solve your issue. In our case it was just plain and simple annoying Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) which needed to be de-installed. After deinstallation I could boot just fine, build my image and installed SEP again in a new version.

Good luck imaging!

I’m probably not the only one owning a Linksys Router with DD-WRT firmware on it. It took me (not long) but for sure a little while to get the nasty dhcp option 66 and 67 in there to PXE boot my VM’s with Provisioning Services as TFTP server. This here is just a little article how I configured it.