Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 – Part 6: Boot Media

In our last post we created a Task Sequence to build and capture a Windows image.

Now we are going to create the Boot Media that will be used to build and capture a Windows image.

Start by launching the Deployment Workbench.

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Create Boot Media

We are going to create Boot Media to demonstrate using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to build and capture a reference system. An alternative to using the boot media is to use Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) booting, but that requires having a Windows Deployment Services (WDS) server setup and configured, along with a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. I may document how to do this later, but for now, we’re going to use Boot Media.

Expand the Deployment Share that was created, and right-click on the Deployment Share folder and choose Update Deployment Share. This will initiate the Update Deployment Share Wizard.

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On the Options screen, choose “Optimize the boot image updating process” option, and then click Next.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 6: Boot Media

On the Summary screen, click Next.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 6: Boot Media

The Progress screen will display information on each step it is performing. Please note that this may take some time to complete, so be patient.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 6: Boot Media

On the Confirmation screen, click Finish.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 6: Boot Media

Now if you navigate to your Deployment Share directory, you will see a directory labelled Boot. Within there you will see the Boot Images created, labelled “LiteTouchPE_x86.iso” and “LiteTouchPE_x64.iso”.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 6: Boot Media

You now have the Boot Images created, and we can use them to build and capture a reference system.

Here is a video walk through:

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