Creating a WIM Blueprint
WIM Blueprints are great because they can tie into systems you may already have available, such as a Windows Deployment Services (WDS) or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) server. However, from this point on, the Blueprints have many more components and, therefore, more potential for failure.
At a high level, WIM Blueprints work in this fashion:
- VMware WinPE ISO is mounted and boots a small Windows 2008 R2 based Kernel.
- This launches a command window that runs several VMware-specific batch scripts. These scripts request a DHCP address and try to connect back to your WIM location on the network via an encrypted network session.
- The WinPE ISO executes
diskpartto create the partition for the OS to be installed.
- Finally, the ...