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How to setup WDS/MDT to image a non-BIOS UEFI only PC

Our Server 2012 R2 running WDS v6.3.9600.16384 and MDT v6.3.8456.1000 has been working great until a new laptop came along: Lenovo ThinkBook 15G2ITL

Every PC we've imaged had the ability in the BIOS to set UEFI to Legacy
These PCs are UEFI only, no BIOS

Still PXE boots fine loads then "Windows couldn't find any drives..."

Even

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SimonRenMSFT-3639 answered RMSDTECH-8822 commented

Hi,

Thanks for posting in Microsoft MECM Q&A forum.

1,For UEFI mode, please ensure that your Disk Type is set to GPT not MBR. Also make sure the Swith or Router will not block the broadcasting of the UEFI booting. Refer to:which was blocking the broadcasting of the UEFI booting
Note: This is non-Microsoft link, just for your reference.

2,We can also review the BDD.log and SMSTS.log on the client to see if there is any further information for troubleshooting.

Best regards,
Simon


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Hi,

Hope everything goes well. May we know the current status of the question? If there is any other assistance we can provide, please feel free to let us know, we will do our best to help you.

Best regards,
Simon

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Work for the schools here and getting pounded but will try soon to fix thank you for the reply.

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I wiped the HD and set it up w/GPT and when I PXE boot to get the image it still doesn't see the HD.

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I just can't believe there are how many people out there using USB, CD, or WDS to image a PC can't somehow do it now that there is no longer a legacy option in the 'BIOS" because there isn't a BIOS any more. EUFI SUCKS!

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