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Creating discover image in WDS

Posted on 2016-11-03
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I captured an image using MDT from reference computer.  Then I created a task sequence in MDT using custom image selecting the captured image and updated the deployment share. In WDS I added the boot image from the deployment share which is litetouch x64 file. And while creating discover image from that boot image I am getting error "The image cannot be used to create a Discovery image as it does not have the required WDSClient binaries."
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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no need to create a discover image
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by:dj 3094
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Yes.
The reason I want to create the discover image is that we are planning to deploy OS using flash drive.
Our idea is when we connect flash drive to physical machine it should boot up and point to WDS server, so there we can select the required OS and install it.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Doesn't the machine support pxe boot?
all you need is to put the litetouch.iso onto the flash drive using rufus or something else (windows 7 download tool),
If you want you can go into advanced settings, media and create a media .iso or set of files and copy them onto a usb stick and do the deployment from the usb
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by:dj 3094
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They support PXE boot, But there are couple other deployments going on now, So we don't want to PXE boot.
By using rufus does the USB to point to WDS server?
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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we only use WDS as the transport layer.. build your usb in mdt by using the media option and editing the bootstrap.ini to point to your deployment point
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by:dj 3094
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I am trying that now.
Thanks
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So I have created the media, so do we have to edit bootstap.ini file in Media or bootstrap.ini in deployment share?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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If using media no as it loads the stuff off of the USB drive otherwise yes you edit the boot.ini in the deployment share
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I am using media to install the custom image which in WDS server on physical machine, so I have made changes to bootsrap.ini in deployment share. Is that ok?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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WDS starts by PXE boot. If you select 'use multicast ...' from the deployment share properties it will use WDS as the transport layer.
If you are unable to use pxe boot then use rufus or some other method to copy the contents of the litetouch iso to the usb drive
If you use the deployment media then you are installing from the USB/DVD if you do not want to use the network to install the os/applications
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Here's the requirement. We want to create a USB from MDT. When we connect the USB to a physical machine it should point to WDS server, Where we added the custom image.
My drivers are in MDT.

Is that possible?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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then use the litetouch iso to create your boot usb
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So in that case I don't need to create media in Advanced configuration right?
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