Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MDT - The task sequence has been suspended. LiteTouch is trying to install applications


Every now and then I get this error message when fuelling a computer with MDT:

"The task sequence has been suspended. LiteTouch is trying to install applications. This cannot be performed in Windows PE."

The solution are quit annoying because you have to wipe the disk to continue, if the problem are often appearing you might consider creating a boot cd (WinPE) with some sort of disk wipe tool or just script the command lines for Diskpart. Since that’s a dangerous utility leaving available for user I usually just press the “F8” button when I get the error message (be quick before it reboots) and fix it with Diskpart.



1. Diskpart
2. List disk
3. Select disk 0
4. List part
5. Select part 1
6. Clean
7. Create part primary
8. Assign
9. Active
10. Exit

 

Might be since the OEM installation or previous Windows installation have been partly started on the computer before booting it into MDT.

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