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Introduction

This document describes the general guidelines for booting a CapaInstaller OSD environment from a USB device. This can be useful when no network boot service is available to the device that needs to be deployed with an OS from CapaInstaller OSD. Images and configurations will still be fetched from the deployment server with HTTP communication. The ports for this communication is configurable when setting up the OS Deployment Service


Requirements:

StepRequirements
1Physical USB Key (Clean)
2

Boot.wim file

3PS file
4Ensure that the server is on the same network as the machine you want to USB boot from


How to create the boot.wim file:

StepHow to
1

Under "OS Deployment", right-click your OSD point:

2

Expand "Boot Image" and click "Create boot file..."

3

Create a boot image with 32 bits or 64 bits:

4

Make sure you have an ADK Installation:

See more here: OSD - Installation of Windows ADK and WINPE

5

Click "Next" in the next three times:

6

Click "Commit" and now your boot file is creating:

7

8

Now your got your boot.wim file:


PowerShell Script to configure the USB-Key:

StepPowerShell Script:
1


How-to guide:


WARNING

c:\temp\working folder will be created when you run the script

StepHow to
1

Open a "Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment" as Administrator

2

The script you need to run:

powershell c:\USBKeyCreater\BuildUSB.ps1 c:\CiBoot\boot\amd64\boot.wim amd64 http://x.x.x.x:5030/ciosdeploy/ c:\temp\working

1 parameter is the Powershell Script

2 parameter is where you have your boot.wim file

3 parameter is the CapaInstaller OSD server you are pointing to

3

When you have run the script, first press [A] for “Yes to All”

4

When this will pop up, chose the USB key, and click “OK” in the right bottom corner

5

When you have done that, this menu will pop up, and you need to press [Y] for “Yes”

6

Verify that the installation has been installed successfully:

7

Verify that the USB Key has 2 partitions - the boot files must be on the d: partition, and the e: drive must be empty:

8Now you can OSD boot from your USB key





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