Upgrading to R2 and MDT 2013 Part 5

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.

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Specify a source folder:

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Provide name

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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.

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In this example, the default components are selected.

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Selected defaults for Customization

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At this point, the boot.wim will be mounted to create and configure the MDT boot image.

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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.

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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

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