To initiate ZTI deployment using Configuration Manager 2012 from bootable media, start the target computer with the bootable media. The boot process starts Windows PE, and then starts ZTI. You can start the target computer from a UFD, CD, or DVD.

Note   The ZTI deployment process using Configuration Manager 2012 can also be initiated by starting the target computer from Windows Deployment Services. However, for reference computers it may be easier to start the ZTI deployment process from bootable media.

For more information about how to deploy an operating system using task sequence bootable media, see the section “How to Deploy Operating Systems by Using Media in Configuration Manager” in the Configuration Manager 2012 Documentation Library, which is installed with Configuration Manager 2012.

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