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    WDS Boot wim order

    I have 2 boot wims in WDS. One for x86 and one for x64. When I PXE boot a client gets to the boot menu choice screen and the default seems to be the x86. I only have certain times that I want to deploy x86 images so I want the default to be x64.

    Is there anyway to change the order in WDS?

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    you can pick a default for each architecture. If you slect then right click your wds server in wds go to properties then boot you can select a default wim based on architecture
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    changing the order is iirc possible but a lot of pain for little gain i seem to recall

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    you can pick a default for each architecture. If you slect then right click your wds server in wds go to properties then boot you can select a default wim based on architecture
    wds.jpg

    changing the order is iirc possible but a lot of pain for little gain i seem to recall
    I looked at that but the machine architecture is the same across the board (all x64). its just on some machines we need to install 32bit for some external hardware to work.

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    Why even use an x64 boot WIM? All I use are the x86 ones and they deploy both x64 and x32 images.

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    But if deploying to uefi pcs you need a x64 boot. You could try changing the name so its sorted by number E.g 1 litetouch x64 . Other than that its using bcdedit to edit the bcd file to change the order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free780 View Post
    But if deploying to uefi pcs you need a x64 boot. You could try changing the name so its sorted by number E.g 1 litetouch x64 . Other than that its using bcdedit to edit the bcd file to change the order.
    dosent work even tried numbering

    if you use mdt you can only install the architecture you boot from

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    You can deploy x86 and x64 from a x86 image with mdt as long as you are using the legacy bios and mdt is version 2012 u1 or above. You could remove your boot images and add them in the correct order. Then the bcd file will be populated in the correct order.

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