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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2582280

Catalog error when you try to open a answer file using “Edit Unattend.xml” button under “OS Info” tab in the properties of a task sequence for a 32 bit captured image in MDT workbench

In MDT workbench when you try to edit the unattend answer file by clicking the “Edit Unattend.xml” button under “OS Info” tab in the properties of a task sequence for a x86 captured image it fails with the below catalog error.

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Performing operation “generate” on Target “Catalog”.

The operation failed to complete.

System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. —> System.ArgumentNullException: String reference not set to an instance of a String.

Parameter name: source

at System.Globalization.CompareInfo.IsPrefix(String source, String prefix, CompareOptions options)

at ?A0xfe36268f.ConvertToNtPath(String path)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.CbsSessionAdaptor..ctor(String bootDrive, String imageWinDir, String servicingPath)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl.InitializePackages()

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl..ctor(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)

— End of inner exception stack trace —

at System.RuntimeMethodHandle._InvokeConstructor(Object[] args, SignatureStruct& signature, IntPtr declaringType)

at System.Reflection.RuntimeConstructorInfo.Invoke(BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture)

at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceImpl(BindingFlags bindingAttr, Binder binder, Object[] args, CultureInfo culture, Object[] activationAttributes)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.PlatformImplementation.CreateOfflineImageInstance(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)
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For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2582280.

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