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