DEPLOYMENT SOLUTION: Creating a UEFI bootable thumb drive for use with WinPE4
Thumb drive of at least 2gb
Windows ADK 8.0 Preboot and Deployment tools installed (
A x64 SBS/PXE option built with drivers you will need.
First, we need to format our thumb drive for EFI booting:
Enter Diskpart by typing Diskpart. Enter the following lines one at a time:
(to get the disk number of your thumb drive)
select disk #
(where # is your thumb drive's number)
(to wipe the USB drive, backup all information on it beforehand)
create partition primary
select partition 1
format quick fs=fat32
Browse to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\Media"
folders, as well as the
files to the root of the thumbdrive.
Create a folder called
in the root of the thumb drive.
Copy any x64
into the newly created
folder on the thumb drive.
(by default, the SBS/PXE file is located in C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\SBS\Images\(
Eject USB drive.
You can now boot your UEFI machine from this drive.