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    How big is your boot image?

    I'm just working through MDT and WDS to deploy Windows 7 and noticed that the boot image is 854Mb for the x86 and 1042Mb for x64. Is this correct as it seems massive to me?

    Thanks
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    They're tiny! Our base images are 2.4GB for x86 and 2.7GB for x64!

    EDIT: Just realised what you meant by 'boot image'. Ours are 180mb and 250mb for x86 and x64 respectively

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    Is that your install image or the boot image though?

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    Our boot image is 160MB.

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    That's more like what I was expecting. Have you compressed that?

    Any ideas what I've done wrong to make it so big?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    That's more like what I was expecting. Have you compressed that?
    Not massively compressed no, just basic file compression.

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    If you have a load of drivers in the image it will quickly chew through space (expecily if there are unneeded ones in there like video drives ect)

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    Ok this is weird. When I create the boot file from within MDT is outputs it to C:\DeploymentShare\Boot and in there the wim file is 168Mb, however when I import it into WDS it grows to 1024Mb.

    Any ideas what's going on?

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    Ours is 136Mb for the base build with all our drivers injected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    Ours is 136Mb for the base build with all our drivers injected.
    Is that the size it says within WDS boot images?

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    @Tricky_Dicky:

    Yeah sure is

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @Tricky_Dicky:

    Yeah sure is
    That's irritating... When you created the boot image, did you do the following:
    Setup MDT; import an OS, import Drivers, create a task sequence, update deployment share
    Setup WDS; import a boot image and point it at the deploymentshare one create above?

    Thanks for the help

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    Thats size is its extracted size which happens when the boot image gets loaded on the computer I believe, same for the install image

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    Seems strange though that mine is showing up at 800+Mb where as BoosMan is at 168.

    Also doesn't help that mine will now not boot! Not sure what I've changed but I'm pulling my hair out.

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    Just wondering, does anyone have an idea as to why when the client starts to PXEboot it gets to TFTP Download: boot\x64\pxeboot.n12 and just keeps repeating that message over and over until it eventually times out and fails?

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