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  • Question

  • Hi Guys

    What happens to the custom boot images after the upgrade to R2 from SP1? There are some boot images customised to be able to connect to 802.1x secured wired network and I was wondering what will happen to them after upgrade?



    • Edited by Webbeye Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:20 PM
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:20 PM

Answers

  • You have to re-create them from scratch. The existing ones won't be upgraded; new ones (without customisations) will get created instead.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    • Proposed as answer by Ronni PedersenMVP Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:48 PM
    • Marked as answer by Webbeye Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:13 PM
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:28 PM
  • They're not gone after the upgrade so there's nothing to re-import thus yes you can still use them although boot images based on WinPE 4.0 are not technically supported in R2 (though they should work). You won't be able to add drivers to them or maintain them in the console either. You should put in the effort to customize WinPE 5.0 based boot images for the long run though.

    Also note that Win8 won't be supported anymore after October of this year (http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Windows+8&Filter=FilterNO&wa=wsignin1.0) so you should plan to move to Win 8.1 Update ASAP for your deployments.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Marked as answer by Webbeye Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:13 PM
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:10 PM

All replies

  • You have to re-create them from scratch. The existing ones won't be upgraded; new ones (without customisations) will get created instead.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    • Proposed as answer by Ronni PedersenMVP Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:48 PM
    • Marked as answer by Webbeye Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:13 PM
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:28 PM
  • Thanks Torsten

    So is it not possible to just import the custom boot wim file back in the console? I guess they would not work for installing win 8.1 but would they be okay for deploying current OS's (WIn7 and Win8)



    • Edited by Webbeye Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:49 PM
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:48 PM
  • They're not gone after the upgrade so there's nothing to re-import thus yes you can still use them although boot images based on WinPE 4.0 are not technically supported in R2 (though they should work). You won't be able to add drivers to them or maintain them in the console either. You should put in the effort to customize WinPE 5.0 based boot images for the long run though.

    Also note that Win8 won't be supported anymore after October of this year (http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Windows+8&Filter=FilterNO&wa=wsignin1.0) so you should plan to move to Win 8.1 Update ASAP for your deployments.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Marked as answer by Webbeye Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:13 PM
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:10 PM
  • I agree and appreciate your time both of you!


    • Edited by Webbeye Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:15 PM
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:15 PM