Oh dear: Non-zero return code from catalog utility, rc = -532462766

When the deadline is near last thing to need to see is this error.

I am trying to edit the unattend.xml with MDT 2013.

The error arrives, looks like it is time to reinstall the ADK.

Unhandled Exception: System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface, Version=6.2.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its dependencies. A strongly-named assembly is required. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131044) —> System.IO.FileLoadException: A strongly-named assembly is required. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131044)
   — End of inner exception stack trace —
   at Microsoft.BDD.Catalog.Program.DoCatalog()
   at Microsoft.BDD.Catalog.Program.Main(String[] args)

Non-zero return code from catalog utility, rc = -532462766

 

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) Released

The new Windows ADK is a set of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. It is for use with Windows 8 Release Preview and future releases Windows 8 releases. The collection includes:

  • Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)
  • Deployment Tools, such as DISM, SIM, OSCDIMG and PowerShell cmdlets
  • User State Migration Tool (USMT)
  • Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)  – A great tool!
  • Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) – tools to record system events and analyze performance data
  • Windows Assessment Toolkit – Assessment are tasks that simulate user activity and examine the state of the computer
  • Windows Assessment Services – remotely manage settings, computers, images, and assessments in a lab environment
  • Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

Download it from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30652