Microsoft surface

at work I have to try and image a Microsoft surface 3 pro tablet. I have been able to boot it to a dvd drive, but I need a wired network connection in addition to the dvd drive. If I boot with just the dvd player plugged into the one and only usb port, it will boot fine, but since I need two usb devices ( the dvd player, and a usb to Ethernet device ) I tried using a usb hub. When the usb hub is plugged in, it won't boot to the dvd player. My theory is that the usb hub doesn't have enough power.
So I thought if I tried making a bootable usb drive, maybe that would work, however, when I create the usb drive, it won't boot to the drive. I confirmed that the usb drive will boot a normal computer. I started thinking, maybe if I could make the usb drive look like a dvd, for instance, is there a way to make the usb drive imitate a dvd drive, then maybe the surface would boot off the usb drive.
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Trent SmithCommented:
I am currently using a Microsoft Surface 3 Pro and I wanted to be able to restore mine before I updated it to Windows 10.  I found this link from Microsoft that will give you the ability to create a restore USB.  I know it's not the same thing as an image but it might work for what you want.

You could always use the Microsoft USB/DVD tool.  I have used it for quite a while and it has come in very handy.

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So your goal is to boot some system that will create an image file and save it to a networked storage? Why that? This is not needed, do it online, all imaging products nowadays work online as good as offline.
JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
"So your goal is to boot some system that will create an image file and save it to a networked storage? "
no, sorry, maybe I didn't describe it correctly.
We image our devises from a SCCM server. And actually, maybe it would be better to describe the most recent development since I posted this.
I figured out that the usb port didn't have enough power, because I needed to use a usb hub so that I could use the usb to Ethernet devise, and the usb external dvd player. I found a power adapter for my usb hub, and now I was able to boot to my dvd player, I created a dvd with our Windows PE image on it. However, now the Windows PE image doesn't have the network driver for my usb to Ethernet devise. So I have to try and figure out how to get the driver on the Windows PE image.
JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
I finally go it to work, I wasn't using the correct drivers in the boot.wim file. Thank you
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