Creating automation folder preboot configuration for Windows

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Issue/Introduction

Deployment Solution lets you create Windows automation folder preboot environment.

You can create preboot configurations for the following versions of WinPE:

  • WinPE 3.1
  • WinPE 4.0
  • WinPE 5.0
  • WinPE 5.1
  • WinPE 10 (From 8.0 HF 2)

Resolution

To create a preboot configuration, you must first download and install the Windows AIK (Automated Installation Kit) or the Windows ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit ) kit based on the Windows preboot environment. After the WAIK folder is created, you must import the AIK or the ADK into Deployment Solution.

  • For WinPE 4.0, you must download and install the Windows ADK for Windows 8.

  • For WinPE 5.1, after you download and install the Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 Update, you must also execute the steps that are mentioned in the article WinPE 5.0 to WinPE 5.1. Follow the following URL:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/dn613859.aspx

    If you do not follow the steps then by default the WAIK folder is created for WinPE 5.0.

  • For WinPE 10, download and install Windows ADK for Windows 10.

    Remove the older ADK's from the computer by running the older ADK setup file from other ADK's.

     

    Microsoft does not allow multiple ADKs on the same computer

    To use the preboot configuration, disable the administrative rights and the User Account Control (UAC) settings..

To create a preboot configuration
  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Deployment > Manage Preboot Configurations.

    Select the WinPE version for which you want to create a preboot configuration.

     

    Change WinPE

    Select the WinPE version for which you want to create a Windows preboot configuration.

    Deployment Solution lets you create preboot configurations for the following version of WinPE:

    • WinPE 3.1

      • Download and install the Windows AIK for Windows 7 and Supplement for Windows 7 SP1

        This option is displayed if the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 is not installed on Notification Server.

         

        To use WinPE 3.1 as a preboot environment, you must first download and install the Windows AIK for Windows 7 followed by installing the Windows AIK Supplement for Windows 7 SP1.

      • Then import the Windows AIK install into DS

        Lets you modify the BDC package to include the WAIK folder that is installed after you install the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)for Windows 7.

    • WinPE 4.0

      • Download and install the Windows ADK for Windows 8

        This option is displayed if the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8 is not installed on Notification Server.

        Ensure that you select the following options while installing the ADK for Windows 8:

        • Deployment Tools

        • Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

      • Then import the Windows ADK install into DS

        Lets you modify the BDC package to include the WAIK folder that is installed after you install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.

    • WinPE 5.x

      • Download and install the Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 Update

        This option is displayed if the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1 is not installed on Notification Server.

        Ensure that you select the following options while installing the ADK for Windows 8.1:

        • Deployment Tools

        • Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

         

        To create the WAIK folder for WinPE 5.1, you must follow the steps that are mentioned in the article, WinPE 5.0 to WinPE 5.1. If you do not follow the instructions that are mentioned in the article, then by default, the WAIK folder is created for WinPE 5.0.

      • Then import the Windows ADK install into DS

        Lets you modify the BDC package to include the WAIK folder that is installed after you install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1.

    • WinPE 10 (From 8.0 HF2 onwards)

      Download and install the Windows ADK for Windows 10 Update

      This option is displayed if the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 is not installed on Notification Server.

       

      Remove older ADK's from the computer by running the older ADK setup file from other ADK's. Microsoft does not allow multiple ADK's on the same computer.

      Ensure that you select the following options while installing the ADK for Windows 10:

      • Deployment Tools

      • Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

      For more information, refer to the following article:

      Info3561

  2. On the Manage Preboot Configurations page, click Add.

  3. On the Add Preboot Configurations page, enter the name and description of the preboot configuration.

     

    Operating System

    Select the WinPE version.

    Architecture

    Select x86 or x64 for Windows.

    OEMextension

    Select DS Agent as the OEM agent .

    Lock the keyboard and mouse

    For Windows, you can select this option to lock the keyboard and mouse while the computer is booted to the preboot environment.

    Select the preboot environment to build

    Select the automation folder preboot environment you want to configure.

    Automation Folder

    This preboot configuration can be installed on the client computers by using policies. You can access these policies from Settings > Agent/Plug-ins > Deployment.

  4. On the Add Preboot Configurations page, click OK.

  5. On the Preboot Configurations page, click Save changes.