O/S Deployment Thread, How to use SCCM with Ultrabooks with no network port in Technical; We are about to be bought 100+ Wintel slates and ultrabooks, none of which have ethernet ports.
Im struggling to ...
24th January 2013, 01:43 AM #1
How to use SCCM with Ultrabooks with no network port
We are about to be bought 100+ Wintel slates and ultrabooks, none of which have ethernet ports.
Im struggling to come up with ways to figure out how to use SCCM and PXE to image these devices...
Is there a USB to Ethernet device that will allow PXE booting with SCCM ?
24th January 2013, 02:11 AM #2
I haven't used it myself, but Lenovo make an adapter that apparently supports PXE booting (P/N: 0A36322).
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
Thanks to Arthur from:
RabbieBurns (24th January 2013)
24th January 2013, 06:41 AM #3
Does SCCM support remote deployment media like MDT. You may be able to chuck the deployment share stuff on a USB key for the initial build and do it that way.
24th January 2013, 07:33 AM #4
Just what I was about to suggest - it does support SCCM boot Media - Not tried it , but if its like 2007 then it will allow you to create a DVD or a USB media...
Originally Posted by SYNACK
24th January 2013, 08:19 AM #5
Yeah, 2012 allows builds from USB media. Works rather well and quickly, we do it as a backup for those odd few machines that just won't build otherwise.
24th January 2013, 09:33 AM #6
Either that or stick the client on windows that's on the ultrabooks and deploy the os .
24th January 2013, 09:46 AM #7
wouldnt that involve joining them to the domain etc or can the client be installed straight out the box? and even to starter edition etc?
Originally Posted by free780
Booting from USB is an option but is a bit tedious having to do it 100 times.
1st March 2013, 08:56 AM #8
I'd be interested to know if anyone has managed to resolve this. Having played with my wife's XPS12 this was my first question.
EDIT - having done a bit more research someone managed it with a USB ethernet adaptor and booting from a DVD. The thought of doing this for a class of 32 fills me with dread!
Last edited by Tall_Paul; 1st March 2013 at 09:04 AM.
1st March 2013, 09:06 AM #9
Ive demo'd an xps12 and an Acer S7 and both came provided with a PXE bootbale USB-Ethernet dongle
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