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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Creating Custom Installations Using Capture Images

When the default install images included with Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 do not meet the deployment requirements for an organization, custom install images can be created by preparing the system using Sysprep.exe and with WDS, a capture boot image can be used to upload the new image to the WDS server. To create a new capture image, follow these steps:

1. Open the WDS Management console on the WDS server.

2. When the WDS console opens, select the Boot Images node, and in the Tasks pane, right-click the desired boot image and select Create Capture Image.

3. On Metadata and Location page, enter a name and description for the new capture boot image. In the Location and File Name section, browse ...

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