Note to Self: When Building Images in Virtualbox…

Anybody who’s listened to me talk about MDT for more than a few minutes knows one thing, I’m a real big fan of building reference images in VirtualBox. Yes, Hyper-V is probably better, but VirtualBox is also free-ninety-nine. Yes, it’s free as in zero dollars.

Anyway, I was trying to build a reference image of XP (don’t ask) today and was having a heck of a time, I got this error when I booted into winPE.


Turns out, you need to use these settings in VirtualBox if you want to phone home without a driver in MDT 2012.


So if you’re having problems using VirtualBox and MDT2012, make sure you’re using the MT Desktop Driver, that way WinPE will do as it’s told.