Because the image is extracted and compressed it would be more than difficult to make that a live image where you can patch it and then reseal the image. It would be faster to deploy it to a VM patch and then recapture. But with this method you will run into a limit on the number of times you can sysprep an image. There are workarounds but its just one more hoop to jump through.
I can tell you how my company handles this (which may not be the best way for you), we use Microsoft’s Deployment Toolkit to build our reference image using the lite touch method. So every time we need to update the golden image we make the adjustments in MDT and then have MDT rebuild the golden image, we then sysprep it and capture with FOG. MDT gives us a consistent golden image each time we run the task sequence so we don’t need to validate the image each time its rebuilt. That single captured image is then deployed to our fleet of 14 different dell models. One image for all. (truth be told its 2 images for all, one is for bios based computers and the other is for uefi based computer. MDT builds them both the same way for us).
@rurap The more I look at your picture the more I think it should be working. (I can see that its not) but the auto select says “Booting to FOG” so that means its getting and processing this line:
pxe-service=X86PC, "Boot to FOG", undionly.kpxe
We can see in the picture the boot server IP is 192.168.25.117, so we know its processing this line.
It should have everything it needs to boot.
We may need to grab a packet capture to see what the client is objecting to.
Sounds great! Like I said, let me know what you all are working on and I’ll do my best. I do have some background in programming but it’s been a bit. I am trying to pick up Python and do a little teaching here at our district.
I worked in UNIX for a couple years at one of my first computer jobs. They hired me because I liked tinkering in Linux. I’ve used Linux since the first iterations of Redhat. :-) The FOG project does draw you in. It’s a great thing. Some of us can’t afford to throw cash at it but certainly am willing to donate time.
So keep me posted! Thanks!