Active Directory/Documentation/WDS/Creating Bootable Discover CDs
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This page documents the steps necessary to create a bootable WDS "discover" CD, which allows someone who cannot PXE boot the ability to use WDS by booting a the Windows PE image off of optical media.
- Open a Windows PETools command prompt window (as administrator)
- Select a boot image to create a discover CD from
- Right-click that boot image and select "Create discover boot image"
- Give the wizard a file name and deployment server to use
- The wizard will export the boot image, which may take a few minutes
- Create a temporary Windows PE build environment by typing "copype <arch> c:\winpe" in the command prompt window (<arch> is the architecture to use; generally x86)
- Replace the boot.wim image in the newly-created WinPE environment with your exported discover image
- At the command prompt window, type "oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe\iso\boot\etfsboot.com c:\winpe\iso c:\winpe.iso" - this will result in an iso image
- Burn the iso image to a CD (or DVD)
- [optional] Delete the c:\winpe build environment
- [optional] Delete the c:\winpe.iso CD image