Creating New SCCM Boot Images from WAIK

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I recently needed to create a new boot image from scratch for use in SCCM to support a Windows 7 migration.  Typically I would create a boot image from scratch, but at one point an SCCM admin had deleted the default boot images and created their own, which I couldn’t trust were created properly.  So I copied winpe.wim from the installation directory of WAIK and then proceed with my custom process of adding HTA support into the boot image.

But what I also discovered was that I needed to add both scripting and WMI support as well since that’s not included by default into the boot images!  Microsoft has outlined how to add those features  as per http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680372.aspx

***Update 7/24/2012***
A colleague of mine within Catapult happened to find an easier solution for this, which includes automatic addition of WMI/Scripting support!

  • Start “Deployment Tools Command Prompt” elevated
  • Run Copypd.cmd amd64 C:\Winpe
  • You will now have a x64 bit winpe that you can import as a boot image in sccm.
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