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SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 Offline Servicing – Failed to install update: WIM::GetWIMImageCount returned code 0x80004005

Got this error when attempting running a scheduled update against my Windows Server 2012 R2 U1 image:

WIM::GetWIMImageCount returned code 0x80004005


  • SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 running on Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Server 2012 R2 U1 image created using MDT 2013 U1 running on a Server 2012 R2 U1 server.


  • SCCM server had WADK 8.1 installed.
  • MDT server running WADK 10.


  • Installed Windows Management Framework 3.0 (includes Powershell v3 – prerequisite for WADK 10) on the SCCM server.
    Updated WADK on the SCCM server to WADK 10.

Scheduled updates then worked OK.

Link to Windows Management Framework 3.0 download:


Link to WADK 10:


Windows Server 2012 R2 – Custom Start Screen

Just a couple of quick PowerShell commands that can be used to create a Server 2012 R2 custom Start Screen.

Set up the Start Screen as required and then run this:

  • Export-StartLayout -As BIN -Path C:\Temp\CustomStartScreenLayout.bin

Use this to import.

  • Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath C:\Temp\CustomStartScreenLayout -MountPath c:\

The import line can be used in a script as part of an SCCM/MDT Task Sequence.

MDT 2013 – Basic Configuration

Quick reminder on how to get an MDT 2013 environment up-and-running and ready to deploy a basic client or server image.

Required Software

  • Server 2012 R2
  • MDT 2013
  • WADK 10

Basic Steps

  • Install the WDS server role – don’t configure it initially.
  • Install WADK selecting these components:
    • Deployment Tools.
    • WinPE.
    • USMT.
  • Instal MDT 2013.
  • Create a new Deployment Share.
  • Import full set of OS source files – not just an ISO or a WIM.
  • Create a basic Task Sequence referencing the imported OS.
  • Update the Deployment Share.
  • Configure WDS, including adding the boot image generated by MDT.
  • Ready to PXE boot and deploy an image.