For test purposes I like to create a boot media instead of using PXE. Not only because it’s faster, but PXE might be in use with another installation of ConfigMgr/MDT. In production I like to use PXE due to the management part. The ‘Create Task Sequence Media’ wizard in ConfigMgr does this for you, but MDT does not. Well here is the steps to create one.

  1. Open an elevated command prompt, then start the diskpart utility:
    DISKPART.EXE
  2. List all the disks and identify your USB stick:
    LIST DISK
  3. Select the disk number that is your USB stick, e.g.:
    SELECT DISK 2
  4. Remove all existing partitions:
    CLEAN
  5. Create a new partition:
    CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
  6. make it active and format
    SELECT PARTION 1
    ACTIVE
    FORMAT QUICK FS=FAT32
  7.  Assign a drive letter
    ASSIGN
  8. Exit the diskpart utility:
    EXIT

Now you can extract your boot image on to the USB device and boot (remember to either change boot order or press the F9 (HP computers) button to select what to boot from).

 

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