The following is a description of the steps that you have to go through to set up OSD. In the following table, the steps are described one by one.
Run the CapaInstaller setup to install CapaInstaller OS Deployment.
Build WinPE Image
In the File menu choose to Create Boot File to create the customized Windows PE boot image.
WAIK and ADK
You cannot successfully complete this step unless the Windows Automation Installation Kit (WAIK) or Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is already installed.
Define OS Deployment Administrator
In the Options menu choose OS Deployment, security. Specify the user or group of users that should be able to manage the solution. It is highly recommended to specify a domain/AD security group.
Create OS Deployment Point(s)
Create the appropriate OS Deployment Points. It is recommended to create at least 2 OS Deployment Points. These could have the following feature set:
Configure OS Deployment Point
To configure the OS Deployment Points, right-click on the object and choose Configuration. As a minimum, a user name and password have to be specified, however, it is recommended to do a full configuration before proceeding.
Create and configure a PXE boot server
To be able to deploy an Operating System, a PXE boot server has to be created. The server should handle network boot requests from the clients.
Create the OS Image needed. The CapaInstaller OS Deployment solution does not support Image files with multiple Operating Systems built in. This has been decided to reduce network traffic when the image is downloaded. Consequently, you have to create an image for each of the operating systems needed.
Create Model and add drivers
Create the Models that the solution should support and add appropriate drivers.
Create a configuration script
During the installation, you can customize the installation using scripts. By default, 6 different scripts are invoked at different phases in the installation.
Create OS Deployment Server
Create at least one OS Deployment Server. For obvious reasons, an OS Deployment Point can hold the OS Deployment Server role as well.
Boot the Client and install the desired operating system
Boot the client using Network boot, select the OS Deployment Server and launch the Windows PE with the CapaInstaller OS Deployment Client. Select name, operating system and disk configuration.
System is ready
The computer is now installed with the desired OS and packages are ready to be deployed to the client.