Creating a new Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 image in a VM for SCCM / MDT Deployment

Creating a new Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 image in a VM for SCCM / MDT Deployment





This article provides the information on "Creating a new Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 image in a Virtual Machine (VM) for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Deployment".


Virtual Machine Based image may be required.

Creating a new Virtual Machine (VM) based image for Skylake (or other chipset) systems may be required in cases where the original installation media does not work in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or other imaging solutions..


Creating a VM based image.

NOTE: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 are recommended for this process.

Creating a new VM

  1. Mount the Windows 10 (or other target OS) ISO or disc to the VM.

  2. Install Windows 10 (or target OS) and all available Windows Updates
    NOTE: Windows 7 on Skylake systems requires specific updates to be installed prior to sysprep:
    • KB2990941 (NVMe support)
    • KB3087873 (NVMe support)
    • KB2775511 (2TB volume support)
  3. Sysprep the OS using Generalize with OOBE

  4. Reboot the VM to Windows PE:

  5. Press F8 or Shift F10 to open the Command Prompt window
  6. Type: net use m: \\yourserver\yourshare
  7. Authenticate to the share

  8. Confirm that either C: or D: contains the Windows directory (D: in this case, as C: is System)
  9. Run: DISM /capture-image /imagefile:m:\windows10express.wim /capturedir:d:\ /name:"Windows 10 Express"

    D:\ is the source; M:\ is the destination


  10. Confirm that the WIM is in the network share:

  11. Add the image to SCCM:

  12. Adjust your Task Sequence to install the captured VM image on the target machine

If you need further assistance with your Dell Product, please contact Dell Technical Support.



Article ID: SLN301473

Last Date Modified: 04/14/2017 03:10 PM


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