Deploying a Bootcamp Partition with Winclone and Apple Remote Desktop

This article is for archive purposes. The current recommended method of mass deployment with ARD is using the package installer. Please refer to the package installer documentation. Overview You can use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) to copy a Winclone image to a remote Mac, create an additional partition for Windows, and extract the Winclone image…

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Install Boot Camp Drivers

Open Boot Camp Assistant Boot Camp drivers can be downloaded to an external drive or burned to CD or DVD. This tutorial will explain how to install Boot Camp drivers by downloading to an external drive. Open Utilities -> Boot Camp Assistant. Unselect all options except “Download the latest Windows support sotfware from Apple”. Click…

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Force EFI mode for Package Installs in Winclone 6

You can force EFI mode with a package install by editing the postflight script in the package:  Create a package from a Winclone image as you normally would. Control-click on the package and select Show Package Contents In Contents->Resources, open postflight with a text editor. Change the following line : ./winclone –self-extract -p ${restore_device} 2>&1…

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Issue: Shrink and Expand Options do not appear in Winclone 6

In Winclone 6, we changed from Block-based imaging to File-based imaging based on the standard Windows WIM format.  You can read the specifics on the differences in the Block-based imaging versus WIM based imaging support article.  In File-based imaging, you do not need to shrink the filesystem prior to cloning, since Winclone does a File-based clone…

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High Sierra Winclone 6 Support

Winclone 6 has been updated to support High Sierra. This support article covers the changes in Winclone 6 to support High Sierra: Support for APFS APFS is new filesystem that replaces HFS+.  APFS also replaces the volume manager from Core Storage to APFS.  While Windows is not aware of APFS, a Boot Camp partition must…

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Winclone 6 Package Deployment With DeployStudio

Winclone 6 makes it easy to deploy Windows to a Boot Camp partition using DeployStudio. Since Winclone Pro 6 creates a standard macOS installer package, DeployStudio can install it to any target Macs. When installed, the package can create the Boot Camp partition or restore Windows to an existing partition.  This document covers how to…

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Block-based imaging versus WIM based imaging

Winclone 6 has the ability to create Winclone images in either file-based (WIM) or block-based mode.  This article explains the difference and information on selecting the correct format. File-based (WIM) image format WIM format creates a Winclone image by creating an archive of all the files on a Windows volume.  All of meta-data (such as security…

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Issue: Winclone not showing Boot Camp in Sources

If you launch Winclone and do not see any Boot Camp sources, you can try the following items to resolve the issue. 1.  Open Disk Utility and verify the boot camp shows up.  If it does, make sure it is mounted.  If not, click the “Mount” button: 2.  If the volume is mounted, click the…

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Mass Deploying a Winclone Package with an External Drive

Update: It is now recommended to use MDS to deploy Winclone with an external drive. The packaging feature of Winclone Pro makes it easy to create and deploy Windows to a large number of Macs.  This article outlines the process for creating a bootable external drive to easily deploy Windows to a large number of…

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