The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is great for building and capturing your reference images because allows you to use the copyprofile technique to configure user settings. System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is great for Zero Touch Deployments of you enterprise image. But what if you have a lab environment with one server and you want to have PXE boot work for both? Co-location of Image Engineering and Image Deployment environments usually only occurs in a lab environment on an isolated network. Here’s how to switch machines to boot from one or the other:
WDSUTIL /Set-Server /AnswerClients:Known
(It is not recommended to build your reference images attached to the enterprise network as the reference operating system task sequence still needs to patch the deployment with the latest updates during the process.
This post was contributed by Aly Shivji, an Architect with the Datacenter & Private Cloud Center of Excellence in Microsoft Services