Some situations call for you to create a new boot image for the ZTI process without running the Create MDT Task Sequence Wizard. You can create new boot images for ZTI using the Create Boot Image using MDT Wizard in the Boot Images node in the Configuration Manager console.

To create a ZTI boot image in Configuration Manager 2012

1.   Click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Microsoft System Center 2012. Point to Configuration Manager, and then click Configuration Manager Console.

2.   In the Configuration Manager console, in the navigation pane, click Software Library.

3.   In the Software Library workspace, go to Overview/Operating Systems/Boot Images.

4.   On the Ribbon, on the Home tab, in the Task Sequences group, click Create Boot Image using MDT.

The Create Boot Image Using MDT Wizard starts.

5.   Complete the Create Boot Image Using MDT Wizard using the information in Table 124. Accept the default values unless otherwise specified.

Table 124. Information for Completing the Create Boot Image using MDT Wizard

On this wizard page

Do this

Package Source

1.   In Package source folder to be created (UNC) path, type unc_path (where unc_path is the fully qualified UNC path to the folder you want to use as the source for the boot image package).

The Configuration Manager service account must have permission to modify the contents of this UNC path to update the boot images. Ensure that the Configuration Manager service account has the appropriate permission on this network shared folder.

Note   Alternatively, click Browse to find the network shared folder.

2.   Click Next.

General Settings

1.   In Name, type package_name (where package_name is descriptive name displayed in the Configuration Manager Console).

2.   In Version, type package_version (where package_version is version number that you want to assign to the package).

3.   In Comments, type package_comments (where package_comments is text that describes the purpose of the boot image).

4.   Click Next.

General Settings: Options

1.   In Platform, click platform (where platform is the platform architecture for the boot image—x86 or x64).

2.   In Scratch Space, select scratch_space (where scratch_space is the amount of writeable space available on the Windows PE system volume when booted in ramdisk mode and is specified in MB).

3.   Click Next.

General Settings: Components

1.   In Platform, click platform (where platform is the platform architecture for the boot image—x86 or x64).

2.   Select or clear the component check box  (where component is the name of the component to be selected). If the check box is:

·     Selected, the component is added to the boot image

·     Cleared, the component is not added to the boot image

Note   Scripting, HTA, XML, and WMI support are always added to the boot image.

3.   Click Next.

Customization

1.   Select or clear the Add prestart command files to enable the Deployment Wizard for this boot media check box. If this check box is:

·     Selected, the prestart command files are added to the boot image. In Command line, type the prestart command script to run, which defaults to ZTIMediaHook.wsf. In Folder for prestart command files, type unc_path (where unc_path is the fully qualified UNC path to a writable folder).

Note   Alternatively, click Browse to find the folder in which the prestart command files reside.

·     Cleared, the prestart command files are not added to the boot image.

2.   Select or clear the Add extra files to the new boot image check box. If this check box is:

·     Selected, the extra files are added to the boot image. In Path, type path (where path is the fully qualified or relative local or UNC path to a writable folder).

Note   Alternatively, click Browse to find the folder in which the extra files reside.

·     Cleared, the extra files are not added to the boot image.

3.   In Use a custom background bitmap file (UNC Path), type unc_path (where unc_path is the fully qualified UNC path to the bitmap file that you want to use as the background).

Note   Alternatively, click Browse to find the bitmap file.

4.   Select or clear the Enable command support (F8) check box.

5.   Click Next.

Summary

Review the information in Details, and then click Next.

Confirmation

Tip   You can click Save Output to save the output of the wizard to a file. You can also click View Script to view the Windows PowerShell scripts used to perform the wizard tasks.

Click Close.

 

After the Create Boot Image using MDT Wizard finishes, the new boot image appears in the preview pane in the Configuration Manager console.

Related Topics

Managing ZTI Deployments in the Configuration Manager Console in Configuration Manager 2012

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