Toolkit Select

The Toolkit Select wizard panel lets you specify the location of the image toolkit used to create the image, the type of image to create, and where the newly created image file should be stored.

The following figures show the Toolkit Select wizard panel. The figure on the left is for a WinPE 2.x image that uses Windows AIK. The figure on the right is for a WinPE 5.1 image that uses Windows ADK.

 

Field Definitions

Windows Kit

Specifies the type of Windows kit to be used by WinPE. WinPE 2.x uses Windows AIK, and WinPE 5.1 uses Windows ADK.

For more information, see Installing the Microsoft Windows AIK or ADK.

Image Toolkit Host

Identifies the server on which the image tool kit is located. Type the server name or click Browse to select the server.
The image tool kit host must be a server running a licensed RSCD agent and the user creating the image file must be logged into the server using a role that has Write authorization.

Image Type

Specifies the method of creation and format of the WinPE image that you want to create. Select one or more types.

  • PXE Image: Creates an image for booting the target server from the PXE server. The image is a directory with the name bootImageName; the directory contains the files for booting the target server from the PXE server.
  • ISO Image: Creates an image in ISO format (_bootImageName._iso) for booting from media connected to the target server.
  • (WinPE 2.x only) UFD Image: Creates an image in UFD format for booting from USB flash drive. The image is a directory with the name bootImageName_UFD; the directory contains the files for booting from a USB flash drive.

Architecture

Specifies the architecture of the machine for which you are creating the image: x86 or x64.For a WinPE 5.1 image, only x64 architecture is supported.

Win Kit Directory Path

Specifies the full path for the AIK or ADK directory. Type the path or click Browse to select the directory. For example: C:\Program Files\WinAIK or C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit

Create WinPE Script Directory Path

Specifies the full path for the directory in which you unzipped the <version>-provision-files.zip file (which you obtained from within the main product package that you downloaded from the EPD site). The directory should contain the CreateWinPE2_x.vbs and CreateWinPE5_1.vbs files. For example: C:\BMC_BL\provisioning\winpe.Type the full path for the directory or click Browse to select the directory.

Boot Image Target Directory

Specifies the target directory for the new image file.

Note

The target directory must be on a server running a licensed RSCD agent and the user creating the image file must be logged into that server using a role that has Write authorization.

  • For PXE image type — If this is the only image type you selected:
    • Select Use TFTP Root as base directory to specify that tftproot on the tftp server be used as the base directory. In the text box, type the directory under tftproot where you want the image file created.
    • Deselect Use TFTP Root as base directory, and in the text box, type the full path to the directory in which you want the image file created, or click Browse to select a location. Use NSH format for the path. For example:
      //myComputerHostname/myImageDirectory
  • For ISO or UFD image types — In the text box, type the full path to the directory in which you want the image created, or click Browse to select a location. Use NSH format for the path. For example:
    //myComputerHostname/myImageDirectory

Boot Image Name

Specifies the new boot image file name. Spaces are not supported in the boot image name.
For PXE or ISO image types:

  • If you are creating the default images (for the default placeholders on the Image Files tab of the Provisioning Configurations window), use the following expected file names:
    • boot_2_0_x86 for 32-bit images
    • boot_2_0_x64 or boot_5_1_x64 for 64-bit images

  • If you are creating additional custom images, provide a name other than those listed above. When the boot file name is other than boot_2_0_xx or boot_5_1_xx, the system creates custom placeholders for the image on the Image Files tab of the Provisioning Configurations window.
    For USB flash drive (UFD) image types, there are no placeholders, and thus no expected image names.

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