How to Create Boot Image Using MDT for SCCM

This post shows you how to create boot image using MDT wizard. When you install SCCM, you get two boot images – Boot Image (x64) and Boot Image(x86). In case you want to create a custom boot image, you can do so.

The steps covered in this post applies to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and above. My current setup is running SCCM 1902 and I will be installing the latest version of MDT. SCCM allows you to create custom Windows PE boot images using MDT that include extra components and features.

We will create boot image in SCCM 1902 using the MDT wizard. So ensure you download and install the latest version of MDT. In addition to that you should also configure ConfigMgr integration. To know how to integrate SCCM and MDT refer this post.

Create Boot Image for SCCM Using MDT

How to Create Boot Image Using MDT Wizard

Using MDT wizard, lets create a x64 boot image for SCCM.

  • Launch Configuration Manager console.
  • Navigate to Software Library > Operating Systems > Boot Images.
  • Right click Boot images and click Create Boot Image using MDT.

Create Boot Image Using MDT

Package Source – Specify an UNC path for the boot image. You will find the boot image created in the same path later. Click Next.

Create Boot Image Using MDT

On General settings page, specify boot image name, version and comments. Click Next.

Create Boot Image Using MDT

Choose the boot image platform. I am going to select platform as x64 and scratch space as 128 MB. Click Next.

Create Boot Image Using MDT

On this page, you can specify optional windows PE features to add to the boot image. Click Next.

Create Boot Image Using MDT

On the Customization page, you get several options to customize this boot image. You can add prestart command files and extra files to boot image. You can use a custom background file for boot image.

I will not be using any of these settings. Enable command support (F8) should be enabled. Click Next.

Create Boot Image Using MDT

Click Next on the Summary page.

Create Boot Image Using MDT

On the Confirmation page, click Finish.

Create Boot Image Using MDT

If you are going to use this boot image, you need to perform an additional step. In the Data Source tab, select the Deploy this boot image from the PXE-enabled distribution point check box, and click OK.

You must also distribute the boot image to distribution points in your setup.

Create Boot Image Using MDT

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