Version: SCCM 2012 SP1 CU2 and MDT 2012 Update 1 (Upgrading to R2 and MDT 2013)
Part 5 – Create MDT 2013 Boot Images
Both 32-bit and 64-bit MDT 2013 boot images can be created from the CM console. Under Software Library -> Operating Systems, right-click on Boot Images to select “Create Boot Image using MDT”.
This screenshots show creation of 64-bit boot image, the same can be repeated for the 32-bit.
Specify a source folder:
Select the architecture, in this example x64 is selected and maximizing the scratch space.
Note: Johan recently blogged some interesting info on setting the scratch space -> here.
In this example, the default components are selected.
Selected defaults for Customization
At this point, the boot.wim will be mounted to create and configure the MDT boot image.
When complete, the new MDT boot image will be created. I typically populate the Version field with the OS version. However, this can differ if you plan to have some version control process.
REPEAT: At this point, repeat the above steps to create the 32-bit MDT boot image.
When you have completed both MDT boot images, here are some key things to remember
- Add any needed nic drivers.
- Add any additional needed components.
- If using any of these images for PXE, enable this option under Properties -> Data Source tab (see below)
- Deploy them to your distribution points.
- Modify your task sequences to use these new MDT boot images