troubleshooting Question

Use WIM file to create USB standalone installation

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Microsoft Legacy OSWindows Server 2008IT Administration
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Hello all! I have a WDS setup with a current Windows 7 WIM and i am able to PXE boot successfully. I am looking for the easiest way to deploy this same image via USB stick, with no network connection. By easiest, i mean easiest for the end user. I have found instructions on getting the wim on a usb, and essentially booting into ximage and running serveral commands to begin the process. Of course, this brings with it no drivers or unattend files. It also requires the end user to follow multiple command line prompts correctly.

I have access to SCCM to make a usb image and also WDS and WAIK. My question is, what is the best way to take my current WIM image, and create a USB deployment drive that requires the least interaction from the end user (and preferably utilizes my unattend file?)

If someone good point me to some good instructions on using my WDS image to create something in system center, or better options for WDS, i'd greatly appreciate it.

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