We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Capturing and deploying images on Surface Pro 2

1,948 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-23
I have a Surface Pro 2 that I have build the way I would like. I need to capture the image and deploy to 30 + other Surfaces. Normally I would use WDS, network boot to the capture image, capture the volume to WDS server, and deploy to others. I have the Microsoft network adapter and can PXE boot, but when I boot to the capture image (which I created from a Windows 8.1 Pro boot.wim) I click Next, and when I go to select the volume no volumes appear. I will go through the Enterprise deployment guide but I'm wondering if there's a quick fix of something simple that I'm missing. I also have downloaded all drivers from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38826

and added all of them (around 30 drivers) to the capture image, thinking it may be needing a driver for the SSD, but still no luck. All help is appreciated.
Comment
Watch Question

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Most Valuable Expert 2013

Commented:
WDS will only capture SYSPREP'd drives.  And you cannot create an image unless the image was built using a volume license of Windows. Licensing prohibits imaging for deployment except when images are created from volume license installed media.
Managed Services Windows Engineer III
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Gain unlimited access to on-demand training courses with an Experts Exchange subscription.

Get Access
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Empower Your Career
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.