DFS gives "Failed to connect the image capture destination"
For a couple of years through SMS2003, and now in SCCM I have been using my organization's Distributed File System for the source location for my packages. It has been working with essentially no problems...until now. I have been running an OSD "build and capture" task sequence. The "Operating System Install Package" that I am using is Vista SP1, and in the OSIP the source for it is on my DFS (\\domain.com\sccmDSL\os_images\installpackages\vistaSP1). It works fine through the build phase, but when it gets to the capture phase it fails to copy the WIM to the DFS (\\domain.com\sccmDSL\os_images\images\Vista_Base). The error it gives is below: The task sequence execution engine failed executing the action (Capture the Reference Machine) in the group (Capture the Reference Machine) with the error code 2147944320Action output: led to connect to "\\domain.com\sccmdsl\os_images\images\vista_base" (1920).reconnect(), HRESULT=80070780 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\framework\tscore\tsconnection.cpp,129)connect(pszPath, pszAccount, pszPassword, L"", uFlags), HRESULT=80070780(e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\framework\tscore\tsconnection.cpp,148)rUncConnection.connect( sCaptureDestinationDir, sCaptureUsername, sCapturePassword, TS::Utility::Connection::IgnoreCred), HRESULT=80070780 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\client\osdeployment\capturesystemimage\capturesystemimage.cpp,805)GetImageFileDestination(UncConnection, sCaptureDestination), HRESULT=80070780 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\client\osdeployment\capturesystemimage\capturesystemimage.cpp,878)Finished with error code 0x80070780Unloading offline SOFTWARE registry hiveUnloading offline SYSTEM registry hiveFailed to connect the image capture destination \\domain.com\sccmdsl\os_images\images\vista_base. The file cannot be accessed by the system. (Error: 80070780; Source: Windows). The operating system reported error 2147944320: The file can not be accessed by the system. If I change the image capture destination to a regular file share, it works fine. It just seems odd that I can use DFS for source files, but it won't work for the location for the capture process to put the WIM file. Also...I have eliminated permissions as a cause as well. The regular share that I pointed it to with success goes to the same folder as the DFS share. All permissions are correct. Just for grins, I even pulled up a command prompt using F8 and attempted to map a drive to the DFS share using my Domain Admin account. Still got the same error. Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this. Jarvis
February 29th, 2008 7:07pm

Hmmm. Error code 80070780 (which is also 2147944320) is "The file can not be accessed by the system." Does this error happen immediately when it starts the image capture process, or does the capture process run for a while and then fail? Can you see the captured file at all on the DFS share prior to the failure?
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March 1st, 2008 4:38am

It's immediate. Nothing ever gets written to the share. The error is coming as it is attempting to connect to the share. It never successfully connects. Thanks... Jarvis
March 3rd, 2008 6:04pm

Did you ever get to the bottom of this? Thanks FBT
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December 7th, 2010 12:53pm

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