In this section, you apply images captured from your reference computer to your destination computer. This process is called build-to-plan (BTP).
- A Windows PE RAM disk. You can create
this by using the process described in Windows PE
- Image-application tools. You can add
image-application tools, such as ImageX, to the Windows PE
- One or more Windows image (.wim) files that
you have prepared for deployment. You can capture and prepare
images by using the processes described in Capture Images.
- One or more destination computers. These are
the computers that you distribute to customers.
In This Section
The following processes are described in the how-to topics in this section:
- Boot the destination computer by using Windows PE.
- Select the hard disk and prepare the partitions.
- Apply the image files to the hard-disk partitions by using
The following diagram shows how the fictitious OEM, Fabrikam, deploys a Windows image onto a destination computer, Fabrikam Model FNB1.
Deploy to Multiple Hard Disks
If you are deploying images to a computer with multiple hard disks, see these topics to make sure your images are applied to the intended disks.
Prepare to deploy images to a computer with multiple BIOS-based hard disks.
Prepare to deploy images to a computer with multiple Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)-based disks.
Use the physical location path of a disk to identify each disk when deploying images to computers with two or more unique, non-system disks or to computers with multiple UEFI-based disks.
Apply Images to Hard-Disk Partitions
Apply images by using ImageX, and configure the boot partition by using BCDboot.
Describes how to deploy a recovery solution to reinstall the factory image in the event of a system failure. This topic describes using Windows RE and custom third-party recovery solutions.