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Windows PE rescue media creation fails and the following may be seen the the Windows PE log file:


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ImageX Tool for Windows
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Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Mounting: [C:\boot\macrium\WADKFiles\media\sources\boot.wim, 1] -> [C:\boot\macrium\WADKFiles\mount]...
[ 0% ] Mounting progress

Error mounting image.
A required privilege is not held by the client.


This error may indicate that default Windows security settings have been to be modified. Typically, this is caused by Anti-Virus/Security software or by incorrect 'Administrator' group assignments. 


Note: To view the Windows PE build log file click , take the 'View Log' button in the 'Prepare Windows PE Image' wizard page:Image RemovedLogs' > 'WIM build...' menu option

Image Added

To resolve follow the steps below:


Ensure that the 'Administrators' Group is assigned to the 'Auditing and Security log'


  1. Start the 'Local Group Policy Editor'  by running 'gpedit.msc'.

    The above example shows Windows 10.  For other versions of Windows click the 'Start' button or press the Windows key and type 'gpedit.msc'
  2. Navigate to  'Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment' and select 'Manage audit and security log'':

  3. Double click on 'Manage audit and security log' to display the Properties dialog:
  4. Ensure that the 'Administrators' user group is shown, if not then click 'Add User or Group' then click the 'Object Types' button and select 'Groups'.
  5. Enter 'Administrators' and click 'OK':
  6. Finally click 'OK' to save the changes: