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OSDClient update

This document describes the steps needed when upgrading to the OSDClient.


 Before continuing observe the OSD software requirements...


  • Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1903
  • Windows PE add-on for the ADK


  • BIOS support for PXE 2.1 is required to utilize PXE boot.
  • When using USB devices to boot OSD, make sure the machine BIOS and the USB device are compatible.
  • WinPE 2.0 requires that the client has BIOS-level support for ACPI 2.0 and that this feature is enabled during deployment.

 Enable OSDClient

 How to Enable the OSDClient to replace OSDGUI...
  • Navigate to the OS Deployment options dialog

     Accessing the options

    • Click Tools → Options in the top menu

  • Check Use OSDClient for Legacy clients

     OS Deployment options

     Detailed description of the configurable options...

    Mount folder

    Mount folder: Specify the folder in which to temporarily mount the Windows PE when the OS Deployment Point is configured

    Remove folders after unmount: Select if the temporary mount folders should be removed after unmount

    OSDGUI Boot files, used for Legacy clients

    Use OSDClient for Legacy clients: Select if OSDClient should be used to handle the deployment of Legacy clients, replacing OSDGUI

    WAIK or ADK files: Specify the path to the WAIK and ADK files

    OSDClient Boot ADK files, used for UEFI and Legacy clients

    ADK files: Specify the Path to the ADK files


    Administrator: 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.

    OSD Client installations logs

    Client log folder: Folder to store client log files in. The folder will be located on the backend server.

 Create new boot files for your platforms

 How to create a boot image...

  • Right Click on the OSD point and choose Boot Image --> Create Boot file... 
  • Choose Create Boot Image for 32-bit UEFI systems or Create Boot Image for 64-bit UEFI systems


  • CapaInstaller uses DISM to create UEFI boot images. The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log
  • Some Windows PE feature packs are required to build a CapaInstaller Boot Image, but others are optional. Feature packs can differ according to device types.
    Read more about WinPE feature packs here: Windows PE Optional Components Reference