Tuesday, December 30, 2014

GPT Formatted HDD - Legacy Boot not Supported After Reimage

Solution found here:
After reimaging a machine for our new computers, I received the following error:
GPT-Formatted disk error. Legacy boot not supported.

Before you create the image, on the host machine, you need to turn off UEFI booting.
Boot into the BIOS,
Go to Storage --> Boot order --> Disable the UEFI booting. Save the BIOS
Remake the image

Monday, December 29, 2014

Creating a Ghost WinPE WMI File

    These commands are run in Deployment Tools Command Prompt
    1. Create the WIM file:
    2. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709665%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
      copype.cmd x86 c:\winpe_x86
    3. Mount the WIM file:
    4. imagex /mountrw c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim 1 c:\winpe_x86\mount
    5. Add drivers to WIM file:
    6. Dism /Add-Driver /Image:"c:\winpe_x86\mount" /Driver:"D:\DownThemAll Downloads\sp68473\Drivers" /RECURSE
    7. Copy Ghost Files into Folder:
      1. Make a directory under the mount folder
      2. Mkdir C:\winpe_x86\mount\Ghost
      3. Copy files into folder
    8. Edit the startnet.cmd and add \Ghost\ghost32.exe
      Startnet.cmd File Contents
    9. Unmount the Windows PE image and create media
    10. Dism /Unmount-WIM /MountDir:"C:\winpe_x86\mount" /commit
    11. Add the WIM to the Boot WIMs in WDS

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Embedding Fonts in PDFs

    • Open your document in Microsoft Word
    • Choose File > Print
    • Choose Adobe PDF as your printer
    • Click on Printer Properties
    • In the Default Settings choose PDF/X-1a:2001. This setting will automatically embed all of your fonts and is the recommended settings for the majority of printers.
    • You will also want to set the Page Size drop down the the size of your book set in Microsoft Word. If your page size does not show in the drop down menu click on Add then add your book's page size as an option.