Appendix F: Capturing a LTI Image
To capture an image of a build, create a lab deployment point that’s configured to capture an image. In the Specify whether to prompt for image capture page of the BDD Deployment Point Wizard, select the Ask if an image should be captured check box.
To capture an image, start a lab computer using the Windows PE bootable image generated by updating the deployment point. Start the Windows PE bootable images in either of two ways. First, burn the ISO images that BDD 2007 generates when a deployment point is updated to a DVD. These ISO image files reside in the \Boot folder of the distribution share.
Second, add the LiteTouchPE_x86.wim or LiteTouchPE_x64.wim image files to the Boot Images item of a Windows DS server. The .wim image files reside in the \Boot folder of the distribution share. For more information about installing and configuring Windows DS, see the Infrastructure Remediation Feature Team Guide. For more information about adding boot images to a server, see the Lite Touch Installation Guide.
Note This section describes how to capture an image for LTI. Capturing an image for SMS 2003 OSD is slightly different than capturing an image for LTI. Instead of allowing the Windows Deployment Wizard to capture the image, you allow it to prepare the destination computer for image capture by the SMS 2003 Image Capture Wizard. After the computer shuts down, you start the computer using the Image Capture CD to run the SMS 2003 Image Capture Wizard. For more information, see Appendix G, “Capturing a ZTI Image.”
After starting the lab computer using the Windows PE image, complete the following steps to install a build and capture an image of it:
In the Welcome to Windows Deployment dialog box, click Run the Deployment Wizard, and then click Next.
In the User Credentials dialog box, type the credentials (user name, domain, and password) necessary to connect to the distribution share, and then click OK.
The Windows Deployment Wizard starts automatically.
On the Configure the computer name page, type a computer name or accept the default; then, click Next.
On the Join the computer to a domain or workgroup page, which starts automatically, click Join a workgroup. In the Workgroup box, type a workgroup name or accept the default, and then click Next.
Note If the user does not select Join a workgroup, the Windows Deployment Wizard does not prompt the user to capture an image.
On the Specify whether to restore user data page, select Do not restore user data and settings, and then click Next.
On the Select an operating system image to install page, choose a build to install from the list of available builds, and then click Next.
On the Specify the product key needed to install the operating system page, perform one of the following tasks, and then click Next:
If the team member is building a Windows XP Professional image, type the volume license key in the Product key box.
If the team member is building a Windows Vista image, select No product key is required.
If building a Windows Vista image, on the Locale Selection page, perform the following tasks, and then click Next:
In the What is your Locale list, click a locale.
In the Keyboard list, click a keyboard layout.
On the Set the Time Zone page, select a time zone from the list, and then click Next:
On the Select one or more applications to install page, select the applications to install on the image, and then click Next.
On the Administrator Password page, type the password to use for the local Administrator account, confirm it, and then click Next.
In the Specify whether to capture an image page, select Capture an image of this reference computer; then, in the Location box, type the UNC path of the folder in which to store the image. In the File name box, type the file name of the image, and then click Next.
The default UNC path is the Captures folder of the distribution share; the default image file name is the ID of the build being installed.
On the Specify the BitLocker configuration page, select Do not enable BitLocker for this computer, and then click Next.
On the Ready to begin page, click Begin.
After clicking Begin, the Task Sequencer begins running the build’s task sequence. By default, it begins by partitioning and formatting the hard disk. Then, it installs and configures the build, runs Sysprep to prepare the computer for imaging, and restarts the computer in Windows PE to capture the image. (See Figure 18.) BDD 2007 stores the captured image in the folder specified on the Specify whether to capture an image page, which is the distribution share’s Captures folder by default.
Figure 18. Capturing an image
After capturing the image, complete the following steps to add it as an operating system:
In the Deployment Workbench console tree, right-click Operating Systems, and then click New to start the New OS Wizard.
Note Operating Systems resides beneath Distribution Share.
On the Choose the type of operating system to add page, select Custom image file, and then click Next.
On the Select the operating system image file page, type the path and file name of the .wim image file, and then click Next.
On the Specify operating system setup files page, do one of the following, and then click Next:
Click Setup and Sysprep files are not needed to add the image to the distribution share without copying operating system setup or Sysprep files.
Click Copy Windows Vista setup files from the specified path to copy the Windows Vista setup files from a specific path; then, type the path from which to copy the setup files in the Setup source directory box. Adding these files is not necessary if they are already available in another operating system contained in the distribution share. The version of these files must match the version of the operating system image.
Click Copy Windows XP Sysprep files from the specified path to copy the Windows XP Sysprep files from a specified path or Deploy.cab file; then, type the path of the folder or Deploy.cab containing the files in the Sysprep directory box. Adding these files is not necessary if the operating system image will not be used to capture a new custom image. The version of these files must match the version of the operating system image.
On the Specify the destination page, type the name of the operating system folder to create in the distribution share, and then click Next.
Note Accept the default name, which Deployment Workbench derives from the .wim image file’s root file name. Deployment Workbench uses this name to create a folder for the operating system in the distribution share’s Operating Systems folder.
Click Copy to copy the operating system source files to the distribution share.