Sunday, 28 April 2013

ConfigMgr 2012 / SCCM 2012 SP1 Step by Step Guide Part 13c: Create MDT Boot Image

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There are two ways to create an MDT Boot Image

1. Using the Create MDT Boot Image wizard (standalone)
2. As part of the Create MDT Task Sequence Wizard

Part 13c of my Config Mgr 2012 SP1 Step by Step Guide describes #1 - using the Create MDT Boot Image wizard

Navigate to Software Library > Operating Systems > Boot Images.

Right click and see the additional option added by the MDT/Config Mgr Integration. Choose "Create Boot Image using MDT"

Specify a folder that will contain the boot image. Note that the folder must exist.

Enter a suitable name.

Enable command line support

Click Next to create the image

Verify progress

Boot image has been created

See new boot image

Folder has been populated with new boot image.


  1. Hi Gerry,

    I am getting following error while creating MDT

    Started processing.
    Creating boot image.
    Copying WIM file.
    Error while importing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Task Sequence.

    System.Exception: Unhandled exception occurred:
    System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file '\winpe.wim'.
    File name: '\winpe.wim'
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.FileInfo.get_Length()
    at Microsoft.BDD.Core.DEInfo..ctor(FileInfo theFile)
    at Microsoft.BDD.Core.DirectoryUtility.BeginCopyFile(String theSourceFile, String theDestFile)
    at Microsoft.BDD.ElevatedProxy.NewBootImage.Create(String platform, String scratchSpace, String[] components, String[] extraContent, String wimFile)

    1. Hi Naveen,
      Temp disable your antivirus software and temp give everyone full control on SMS_P01 and REMINST shares. Then your newly created MDT Boot Image .wim file can be imported into SCCM.

  2. Hi Gerry,

    I can not get this to work. I get the following:

    Copying WIM to the package source directory.
    Creating boot image package.
    Error while importing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Task Sequence.

    Failed to verify that the WIM file has a valid compression type.

    Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlQueryException: The SMS Provider reported an error. ---> System.Management.ManagementException: Generic failure
    at System.Management.ManagementException.ThrowWithExtendedInfo(ManagementStatus errorCode)
    at System.Management.ManagementObject.Put(PutOptions options)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put(ReportProgress progressReport)
    --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put(ReportProgress progressReport)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put()

    Any advice?



    1. I do recall seeing this error before. Have you carried out some kind of upgrade or migration in this environment?

  3. Hey Gerry. Great blog, it has helped out a lot with our setup of SCCM.

    I created the MDT Boot image using this guide and no errors came up. I distributed the content and that had no errors. What i can't get working is when you PXE boot for the option of SCCM Boot image x64 and MDT Boot image x64 to show up. It just automatically chooses the SCCM Boot image x64.

    Our old setup used to be WDS / MDT and it gave you the option to pick whichever boot image you wanted to go into. SCCM doesn't seem to do the same even though its based off WDS.

    I have tried ticking the "Deploy this boot image from the PXE-Enabled distribution point" under Data source on the MDT image.

    Our current server setup is
    Windows Server 2012 R2 with all current windows updates
    MDT 2013 + ADK 8.1
    SCCM 2012 R2 with the CU1

    Any suggestions on how we can get this working?
    Thank you

    1. James, if you cancel out of the task sequence if your mdt boot files have been "deployed" it will kick in the mdt task sequence

  4. Can this be done via scripting? (Powershell/wmi?)

    1. You can do most things through PoSH Matt. I've not tried this but have a look

  5. Hi Gerry, when trying to build the MDT x86 boot image I am getting an error.
    "Failed to read image property from the source WIM file due to error 80070002. My account has full local admin rights and is part of the local admin group on the SCCM 2012 server. Sounds like a permissions issue to me. Any help would be appreciated. Raji...

    1. Have you disabled your AV when carrying out this process?

    2. Yes, I did look under dcomcnfg and all the permissions are set correctly as well. I'm trying to perform this on a Windows 7 machine, since I'm running the SCCM console remotely.