@george1421 Thanks for the reply- that is how I would like to try and do it for us I think.
We have a lot of GUID based programs unfortunately, so will be interesting to see how many can be install into the reference image.
So just so I’m understanding you correctly, if I am following this guide:
the iso that you are loading in your VM is the one described in these steps? (under the sub heading 'Build the Windows 10 reference image):
Build the Windows 10 reference image
Once you have created your task sequence, you are ready to create the Windows 10 reference image. This will be performed by launching the task sequence from a virtual machine which will then automatically perform the reference image creation and capture process. This steps below outline the process used to boot a virtual machine using an ISO boot image created by MDT, and then execute the reference image task sequence image to create and capture the Windows 10 reference image.
Copy the E:\MDTBuildLab\Boot\MDT Build Lab x86.iso on MDT01 to C:\ISO on the Hyper-V host.
Remember, in MDT you can use the x86 boot image to deploy both x86 and x64 operating system images. That’s why you can use the x86 boot image instead of the x64 boot image.
Create a virtual machine with the following settings:
Memory: 1024 MB
Network: External (The network that is connected to the same infrastructure as MDT01 is)
Hard disk: 60 GB (dynamic disk)
Image file: C:\ISO\MDT Build Lab x86.iso