Image Creation

As of RTM, you still have to recapture an installation of Windows to a custom image to avoid it from being deployed to the D: drive. This is a known “issue” and annoyance and (hopefully) fixed in Service Pack 1. When it is fixed, you can directly use the core image that is included with the Windows installation media: image.wim. This in combination with the offline update installation capabilities of ConfigMgr 2012 (discussed in the “Offline Software Updates” section) should greatly simplify basic Windows deployment projects.

Even with the ability to directly deploy image.wim, there is still value in tailoring the image to include updates, applications, and customizations (for a complete discussion of this, see the “Image Maintenance ...

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