Extended Write Filter (EWF) cannot be re-enabled on deployed WinXPE images
Last Updated October 31, 2008
Extended Write Filter (EWF) cannot be re-enabled on deployed Windows XPe images.
This issue occurs if the source system used to capture the image is a Dell factory image. The Dell factory image contains certain partitions that are required for displaying the Dell EULA agreement. On a redeploy of this image, as the customer has accepted the EULA, these partitions are not retained. This change in partition layout causes EWF to fail.
To reconfigure EWF, follow the instructions in the attached .zip file. The zip file contains:
Sample job file that allows the administer to reconfigure EWF using a Deployment Solution sample job.