Booting MDT 2013 LiteTouch with FOG


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    Method #2

    This second method involves taking the LiteTouchPE_x86.wim and LiteTouchPE_x64.wim created in the MDT environment and combining them with elements of the WAIK to create a directly bootable MDT litetouch image that can be launch via FOG’s ipxe menu.

    1. On your MDT server select your Deployment Share->Update Deployment Share. This will update your litetouch boot image files with the latest settings from your MDT configuration. When the update process completes change to the DeploymentShare\boot folder. There are 2 files we will use for this method of integration. These files are LiteTouchPE_x86.On your MDT server select your Deployment Share->Update Deployment Share. This will update your litetouch boot image files with the latest settings from your MDT configuration. When the update process completes change to the DeploymentShare\boot folder. There are 2 files we will use for this method of integration. These files are LiteTouchPE_x86.wim and LiteTouchPE_x64.wim.
    2. Download the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) for Windows 7 from the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5753
    3. Install WAIK on a development system (workstation). You will only need WAIK installed long enough to extract the boot images.
    4. Once WAIK is installed Follow this path Start menu->All Programs->Microsoft Windows AIK->Deployment Tools->Command Prompt. Selecting this menu should open a cmd shell. This next step we will create both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of the WinPE boot environments. In the command shell key in the following:
      mkdir %temp%\fog\mdtboot
      copype x86 %temp%\fog\mdtboot\x86
      copype amd64 %temp%\fog\mdtboot\x64
    5. Download wimboot from this link: http://git.ipxe.org/releases/wimboot/wimboot-latest.zip
    6. Extract the wimboot file from the zip file and save the (wimboot) file only in the follow folder: %temp%\winpe\fog
    7. Copy LiteTouchPE_x86.wim and LiteTouchPE_x64.wim from the MDT deployment share to the %temp%\fog\mdtboot folder
    8. Using 7-zip or similar tool create a zip file of %temp%\fog*.* as mdtfog.zip
    9. Move the mdtfog.zip file to the FOG web server’s base directory (either /var/www/html or /var/www depending on the linux distrobution).
    10. On the FOG server navigate to the FOG web server’s base directory as indicated in step 7
    11. Use the linux unzip program to extract the mdtfog.zip archive to the web server’s base directory using this command: unzip mdtfog.zip (warning if unzip is not installed for your linux distrobution you will need to install it using the following command [rhel based] yum install unzip -y [deb based] sudo apt-get install unzip )
    12. From the FOG management GUI select the following Fog Configuration->iPXE New Menu Entry
    13. Fill in the following details:
      Menu Item: winpe.BootMDT
      Description: Boot MDT LiteTouch
      Parameters:
      cpuid --ext 29 && set arch x64 || set arch x86
      kernel http://${fog-ip}/wimboot
      initrd http://${fog-ip}/mdtboot/${arch}/ISO/boot/bcd BCD
      initrd http://${fog-ip}/mdtboot/${arch}/ISO/boot/boot.sdi boot.sdi
      initrd -n boot.wim http://${fog-ip}/mdtboot/LiteTouchPE_${arch}.wim boot.wim
      boot
      Menu show with: All Hosts
    14. Your configuration should now be set to boot MDT via the wim images from within the FOG PXE menu.

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    Method #2

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