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Boot Runner 3.1 Update

Boot Runner 3.1 adds in additional keys for customizing the Marquee font, as well as new functionality for Linux booting.Boot Runner 3.1 is a free update for Boot Runner 3 customers or customers with a current Boot Runner support contract. Download the current version at https://profile.twocanoes.com. New Keys The Boot Runner 3 Setup Guide has…

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Winclone 7.2 Update

The Winclone 7.2 update includes the following new features: Incremental Imaging Scheduler: Automatically update a Winclone image on a set schedule. Added the ability to re-associate a Windows volume with an incremental image file. Made Winclone Pro images self-extracting by default. Compatibility with Deploy Studio and other client management systems that use the command line…

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Incremental Imaging

Winclone 7 introduces Incremental Imaging, the ability to update an existing Winclone image with the latest content from a Windows partition. To support incremental imaging, you must create a new image using Winclone 7. Images from earlier versions of Winclone lack information required to update the image. The image must be a WIM based image….

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Boot Runner 3 Setup Guide

Overview Boot Runner 3 supports physical startup volumes as well as virtual machines, making it easy to offer selections of any combination of macOS, Windows, Linux, and other systems installed natively or in a virtual machine. Boot Runner 3 also includes customization options to make the startup selection screen easier for end users to find and…

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Boot Runner 3 and macOS 10.14 Mojave

  Boot Runner 3.1 is has been fully tested and is fully compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave. Please update to Boot Runner 3.1 or later when using Boot Runner on macOS 10.14 Mojave. Privacy Controls macOS 10.14 Mojave has new privacy controls for protecting user data. Once of these controls must be configured for full functionality…

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Deploying Boot Camp Using WinPE and MDT

Winclone 7 supports deploying Windows via Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) via booting to a Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE). A similar workflow can be applied for environments that deploy Windows images via SCCM. This document covers setting up MDT, creating the WINPE files, creating the Winclone package and booting into the WinPE environment.

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Inject Drivers into a Winclone Image

If you are having issues with initial boot after restoring a Winclone image to new hardware, you can inject basic drivers into the Winclone image using the DISM command line tool in Windows 10. This only works if Windows has been sysprep’ed prior to imaging.

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Boot Runner and System Integrity Protection

  Boot Runner customers with Macs running Boot Camp should be aware of a potential issue when running Boot Runner on MacOS 10.12 Sierra and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later. Apple has implemented System Integrity Protection: To safeguard against disabling System Integrity Protection by modifying security configuration from another OS, the startup…

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Using Profile Web Site from Twocanoes Software

The Profile website from Twocanoes Software is the central location to connect with Twocanoes Software. This website, located at https://profile.twocanoes.com, allows you to: Re-download any prior purchases and license keys. Create configuration profiles to use with Boot Runner 3. We are also in the process of migrating upgrades and support to this website as well.

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Create Winclone Image from WIM

Create Winclone Image from WIM WIM is a common format Windows uses to distribute files and folders in a single compressed archive. Winclone can import a Windows WIM file, such as a install.wim from Windows install media, and save to a Winclone image. Select WIM will open a standard macOS open dialog to select a…

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Selecting Winclone Pro or Winclone Pro Enterprise

Winclone Pro and Winclone Pro Enterprise both include the macOS application, Winclone 7 Pro. However, the licensing and support for the software is different. Winclone Pro Winclone Pro includes support for all the features in Winclone, including package creation, post-install setup, and WIM import. Winclone Pro provides the features for importing WinPE to use in…

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Import WinPE

Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) is a minimal version of Windows used for deploying a full-featured Windows installation. A common workflow is to boot WinPE from a USB drive and image from System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Using WinPE with Winclone allows you to create a local partition with a WinPE boot partition instead of needing to insert a USB drive in all machines.

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Creating, Customizing and Deploying Winclone Packages Using Winclone 7 Pro

Winclone 7 Pro makes it easy to create, customize and deploy Windows packages to Boot Camp partitions. Winclone 7 Pro makes it easy to create a Winclone package either from a SysPrep’ed image or from a WIM file on a Windows installation ISO. The image can be customized during deployment to set the computer name, create user accounts, run scripts, install drivers and much more. This documents explains how to create, customize and deploy a Winclone package using Winclone 7 Pro.

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System Integrity Protection and Secure Boot with Winclone 7

Apple has implemented a new security feature, System Integrity Protection (SIP), starting with OS X 10.11.  SIP prevents anyone from altering the contents of files in key System folders and is designed to protect System files from malware and viruses.  SIP also affects third-party apps like Winclone that need to write to files now under protection of SIP.  If you are getting a message that the boot sector cannot be updated, or that SIP needs to be disabled, this article may help.

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Deploy Winclone Package with TCM

TCM makes it easy to deploy a Boot Camp partition to many macs, all at once. TCM sends commands to install a package created with Winclone Pro from an AFP share. Winclone Pro makes it easy to create a standard macOS package that will create the Boot Camp partition and restore Windows to it.

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Boot Camp Migration Overview

Planning a Migration Migrating Windows from Boot Camp or a real PC requires preparation before the migration begins. Device drivers installed on the source computer will not match the hardware on the destination Mac, except in cases where the source and destination computers are the same model and version. Steps must be taken to remove…

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Preparing Boot Camp for Imaging

Check Winclone Preferences: Before proceeding to create a Winclone image, make sure to go through the Winclone Preference settings to ensure that these settings are correct for your situation.  See the above FAQ for details about Winclone Preferences.     Run chkdsk: Often the Windows file system will need to have bad blocks repaired before an image…

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Migrating a Boot Camp Partition

This Article Covers Migration Overview What you will Need Prepare Boot Camp with CHKDSK Step 1: Run Sysprep In Windows Sysprep Options Sysprep Processing Step 2: Migrate Boot Camp over the Network Step 3: Install Boot Camp drivers Summary Migration Overview back to top^ Migrating Boot Camp is easy with Winclone. In this tutorial we…

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