Windows RE helps users troubleshoot and recover from startup-related problems on their computers. When a deployment share is updated, Deployment Workbench automatically generates .iso and .wim files that contain Windows RE support.
Note You must import the entire Windows 7 installation files to a deployment share to support Windows RE. Otherwise, Windows 7 is installed without Windows RE support.
While running the LTI task sequence, the Add Windows Recovery (WinRE) task sequence step is responsible for:
· Installing the appropriate .wim image to the active partition
· Modifying the BCD file so that a user can choose to start Windows RE by pressing F8 as Windows is starting.
The Add Windows Recovery (WinRE) task sequence step runs when the PrepareWinRE property is set to a value of YES. For more information about the PrepareWinRE property, see the PrepareWinREproperty in the MDT document Toolkit Reference.