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70-680 study week begins

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by shadowwebs, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    so my week off from work is now starting, and 'hopefully' going to put in as much work as I can on going through the 70-680, missing out some sections which I will cover at a later date... realistically how much can I get covered in a week lol
     
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  2. Sonicimage

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    I'm also studying for 70 - 680 now. But I read a couple of posts on another forum that some people failed it because of lack of experience (and got frustrated a bit). Is it possible to pass it at all by watching videos (professor Messer, MindLeaders etc) and reading a book? Of course, it would be very useful to have a PC with Windows 7 to practice on, but would it be enough if there is no commercial experience?
     
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  3. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    sonic I would agree with you that it should be enough to pass with a book (I am using Don Poulton) and I have watched the Professor Messer video's already for the 70-680 which means I can go back and recap on any that I feel I need a little more from.

    Yes you should need a PC with Windows 7 on, or at least a virtual machine that you can dabble around with.
     
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  4. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    A mixture of theory and practical should help solidify the knowledge.

    If you can retain enough information from just reading and watching, good on you :)
     
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  5. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    You need to know the various switches for the headline commands too, so Technet and actually practicing them is really important.

    I would be doing a lot of <command> /? if I were you guys.
     
  6. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Just looking at Chapter 5 of the Don Poulton book makes me already wonder whether I am going to be able to remember all these key topics... there is a lot to take in
     
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  7. BB88

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    You'll be fine. Just read around from different sources from things you don't grasp in the book until it sinks in.
     
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  8. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    in the Don Poulton book (unless I have completely missed it), it doesn't tell you to have a server setup for mapping to a network share for WinPE, even though by working in IT I knew I needed to do that, and then later in the book it says to now map the drive... I think I may jump over to Professor Messer for the section of Deploying Windows via network share / wds, and then maybe jump back in to Don Poulton.
     
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  9. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    here is my answer file... and I have started up a win7 install which appeared to be working until it got to the select which disc to install windows on... I thought I had already included that in my answer file, can anyone spot the error?

    Oh, also just to point out that if I select the options on screen manually then it also comes up with the error "windows could not prepare the partition selected for installation" and then the install quits.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <SetupUILanguage>
    <UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>
    </SetupUILanguage>
    <UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <UserData>
    <ProductKey>
    <Key>*****-*****-*****-*****-*****</Key>
    </ProductKey>
    <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
    </UserData>
    <ImageInstall>
    <OSImage>
    <InstallTo>
    <DiskID>0</DiskID>
    <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
    </InstallTo>
    <InstallToAvailablePartition>true</InstallToAvailablePartition>
    </OSImage>
    </ImageInstall>
    <DiskConfiguration>
    <Disk wcm:action="add">
    <DiskID>0</DiskID>
    <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
    </Disk>
    </DiskConfiguration>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/wims/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
     
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  10. BB88

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    I'd look at adding this in:

    Source: http://social.technet.microsoft.com...p/thread/477f8d72-06dc-43b1-96f7-da8bb475e299
     
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  11. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I tell you what really grinds my gears about the 70-680 is that you have to learn all the command lines and yet they tell you it's easier to just use the GUI MDT to build a deployment... why make things hard when they can be easy, arghh and breathe
     
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  12. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    can anyone point me in the right direction for where I can get WAIK for Windows Server 2008 r2 from? it's all part of my studies, as I have been informed that it's a different version of WAIK depending on the OS it's being installed on

    I tried using the Win7 WAIK on the server to build an answer file, but it failed during the catalogue installation, which is where I have been told it's due to having the wrong WAIK. and yes I was logged on as local administrator with full rights
     
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  13. ade1982

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  14. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    that was my thinking also, I will give it another try and see what happens. Cheers Ade
     
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  15. Stuzzle

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    Shadow, is your trouble when having Windows SIM build the catalog file?

    My old notes aren't as detailed as they should be, they were just prompts rather than full info..but are you aware that when creating a catalog file it is something along the lines of x86 SIM can create catalog files for x86, x64 and Itanium based images, but x64 and Itanium SIM's can only create catalog images for x64 and Itanium based images respectively
     
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  16. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    thanks, yes I have tried both 32bit and 64bit and they both fail, I have attached a screen grab of the error log for why it won't create... any joy?
     

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  17. monobrow

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    Hi. I *think* I remember there being two different versions of the same WAIK on different parts of Microsoft's site - only one worked for me.
     
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  18. jamin100

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    I think ive run into this before

    If I remember right

    Copy the whole contents of the DVD into a folder on your desktop

    Make sure you have full permission on that folder

    In wsim click tools > create catalogue (not file import image)

    Then when it asks you import the wim from the filder in your desktop
     
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  19. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    tried that, not working still

    - - - Updated - - -

    tis now working
     
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  20. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

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    What did you have to do?
     
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