Friday, 15 March 2013

ConfigMgr PXE Boot – which boot image is used?

If you have several boot images (x86 or x64) it’s easy to configure a task sequence to use a particular boot image.

However how do you choose the boot image that PXE provides to boot a device into Windows PE (before the task sequence is selected)?

The answer is – you can’t

PXE will always use the most recently used boot image for that architecture (as long as it still exists on the PXE enabled Distribution Point). Then, once you select a task sequence, it will use the boot image assigned to the TS if it's different.


  1. Gerry,
    Thanks for the post, we have tried this but when we enable the second TS with a differnet boot image WDS server does not respond. Is there something else that we are missing?