O/S Deployment Thread, USB Sticks and WDS/MDT in Technical; I'm trying to figure out how to create a USB key just with the boot information to get into the ...
16th June 2011, 08:38 PM #1
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USB Sticks and WDS/MDT
I'm trying to figure out how to create a USB key just with the boot information to get into the Lite Touch install provided by MDT. Everything I've found seems to want a large enough USB key to store all files and take network out of the equation which is not what I want. I just want to be able to boot the machine without having to go manually into each BIOS and reconfigure it for PXE which creates nightmares when crossing VLANs.
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16th June 2011, 10:12 PM #2
Haven't tried this as I'm just in the early stages of setting up WDS/MDT for deployment, but maybe give the Non-PXE Boot section from this site? Windows Deployment Service (WDS) - Unattended Installations
Be interested to know if it works!
16th June 2011, 10:29 PM #3
Set the deploymentshare as deployroot like below
Our Bootstrap.ini file:
Last edited by strawberry; 17th June 2011 at 01:19 AM.
17th June 2011, 02:17 PM #4
couldnt you use the ms tool for installing win7 from dvd and just swap the boot.wim on the pen drive for the one on your server?
20th June 2011, 06:53 PM #5
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If you've got MDT setup - all you need to do is go to the C:\DeploymentShare$\Boot find the LiteTouchPE_x86.iso - mount it with something like Pismo File Mount Audit Package and then copy the files to a USB stick that has been formatted correctly. My litetouch bootstick is 189MB - just depends on how many NIC and storage drivers you include
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