Sunday, October 20, 2013

You can not import this boot image. Only finalized boot images are supported. For more information press F1.

Using System Centre Configuration Manager with SP1 when attempting to add the Windows 7 with SP1 boot image "boot.wim" from the sources folder on a Windows 7 media which was copied to my SCCM server, I received the following error:

You can not import this boot image. Only finalized boot images are supported. For more information press F1.

When researching the error, this error is usually experienced when a custom boot image is made with custom drivers usually using third party tools other then the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) DISM.exe tool provided by Microsoft.  However this was not the case, I was just trying to upload the default boot.wim from a Windows 7 media.


After a good 10 minutes of digging I found a post on the Windows Noob forums by bennettjd which mentions System Centre Configuration Manager with SP1 does not support Windows 7 boot images - only Windows 8.

http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7571-sccm-2012-boot-image/

After trying again with a Windows 8 boot image, it worked successfully.


 Hope this post helps you if you got caught out on this like me!

4 comments:

  1. Is not working with W8 too

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  2. Have you installed the latest service pack/cumulative update rollup?

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  4. Sadly SCCM only re-creates boot image each time & does not edit existing one. So it only works if the source is "clean", not already edited by third party (read me outside SCCM, but even this can be "overcome")

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