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Stocking a data store with Windows operating systems

To provision the Windows operating system to bare-metal computers, stock the data store with the operating system installation media for each Windows operating system you plan to provision.

Before you begin

Set up the data store as described in Setting up a data store.

To stock a Windows data store with a Windows operating system

  1. On the data store server, in the data store directory, create a separate directory for each Windows operating system you plan to provision. The directory can have any name. You must create a separate directory for each Windows operating system version.

    Example

    If the root directory of the data store is C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore, your directory structure might be:
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2003
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2003E
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2003_x64E
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2003_x64S
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2003R2
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2008
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2008_x64
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2008R2
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2012
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2012R2
    C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2016

  2. Copy the operating system installation files to the directory you created:

    Operating systemDirectories and files to copy

    Windows 2003

    Copy the i386 directory (including all of its contents) from the installation media for each Windows operating system into its respective folder.

    Windows 2003 x64

    Copy the i386 and the AMD64 directories (including all of their contents) from the installation media for each Windows operating system into their respective folders.

    Windows 2003 R2

    Copy the i386 directory (including all of its contents) from CD1 into its respective folder (for example, win2003R2). Copy the CMPNENTS directory (including all of its contents) from CD2 into the same folder.

    Windows 2008
    Windows 2008 x64

    Copy the entire contents of the installation media into the appropriate folder.

    Windows 2008 R2

    Copy the entire contents of the installation media into the directory you created for Windows 2008 R2.

    Windows 2012

    Copy the entire contents of the installation media into the appropriate folder.

    Windows 2012 R2Copy the entire contents of the installation media into the directory you created for Windows 2012 R2.

    Windows 2016

    Copy the entire contents of the installation media into the appropriate folder.

Integration of a service pack into Windows operating system installation files

After you copy Windows operating system installation files to a data store, you can integrate ("slipstream") a service pack into the operating system installation files. If you integrate a service pack, the operating system you provision onto servers includes all updates included in the service pack.

For Microsoft operating systems, it is usually possible to integrate service packs and patches into the Windows operating system installation files. For information on this procedure, see the Microsoft support website.

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