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From reference image to full PC capture

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  • Trying to do all this using MDT strictly. I can make the reference image using MDT no issues there.

    This is what I haven't been able to find out...

    • What I want to do is take that reference image
    • Install it on PC hardware and boot into Windows
    • Add in some configurations, drivers, software, etc
    • Then sysprep and capture to MDT

    Any ideas?

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:04 PM

Answers

  • Hi nthnu,

    What is the main purpose?

    If the main purpose is to build a Windows 10 reference image and deploy it. Here are links for reference:
    Create a Windows 10 reference image
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/create-a-windows-10-reference-image?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Deploy a Windows 10 image using MDT
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/deploy-a-windows-10-image-using-mdt
    Best regards

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    • Marked as answer by nthnu Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:23 PM
    Friday, April 21, 2017 8:41 AM
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  • Hi nthnu,

    What is the main purpose?

    If the main purpose is to build a Windows 10 reference image and deploy it. Here are links for reference:
    Create a Windows 10 reference image
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/create-a-windows-10-reference-image?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Deploy a Windows 10 image using MDT
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/deploy-a-windows-10-image-using-mdt
    Best regards

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    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by nthnu Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:23 PM
    Friday, April 21, 2017 8:41 AM
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  • Making the Windows reference image is no problem. It's basically an updated/tweaked Windows install.

    • I want to take that reference image and install it on a Dell Precision 390.
    • Install any missing drivers.
    • Make other configuration changes within the OS.
    • Install software like Office, Adobe Reader, etc.
    • Then sysprep and capture to MDT.

    The gap I'm trying to figure out is between the reference image and the end goal of an ISO image for a specific PC to mail out.

    Friday, April 21, 2017 1:24 PM
  • Hi 

    Have you checked the link as I posted before?

    All you needs could be achieved with the MDT tool.

    Best regards


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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:08 AM
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  • Ok, I'm looking at it more and see it can be done. I will tinker with that and see what happens. Thanks!
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:23 PM