Imaging Intel Skylake systems with SCCM 2007

Imaging Intel Skylake systems with SCCM 2007



This article provides the information on "using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 with Preboot Environment 3.1 to apply Windows 7 images to Skylake chipset systems with Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Solid State Drives".


Windows 7 imaging on Skylake systems.

Due to newly released hardware such as the Intel Skylake chipset and NVMe Solid State drives, imaging a system with these hardware items requires augmentation of the Windows 7 process.

NOTE: This article is for users with a good working knowledge of SCCM 2007 for imaging Windows 7.

Imaging NVMe drives with Windows 7 on Skylake based systems using SCCM 2007.

NOTE: This Windows 7 imaging process may not work on all Skylake systems. Some Skylake systems REQUIRE UEFI to boot to Windows 7. These systems may also need the SATA operation to be changed from the default setting to AHCI.

SCCM 2007 Windows 7 imaging process.

  1. Download the two NVMe fixes for Windows 7 from Microsoft:

    Update to add native driver support in NVM Express in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Extract KB2990941 to C:\dcshare\NVMEw7fix

    "0x0000007E" Stop error after you install hotfix 2990941 in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Extract KB3087873 to c:\dcshare\NVMEw7fix2
  2. Download the Windows PE 3.1 version A18 CAB file from the Dell TechCenter
  3. Import the drivers from the Windows PE 3.1 version A18 CAB file to SCCM under a category such as PEx64-18 (make sure you are using Intel Rapid Storage 14.5.2 or later is present):

  4. Add the drivers to a new boot Image:


  5. Select a new boot image, do not update the distribution points:


  6. Locate the Windows PE image in SCCM:
  7. Go to Properties.
  8. Select Data Source and make note of the location of the PE WIM file.


  9. Open the Deployment Tools Command Prompt as Administrator:


  10. Mount the Windows PE image and integrate the NVMe fixes:
    • DISM /mount-wim /wimfile:c:\dcshare\pe49\winpe.wim /index:1 /mountdir:c:\dcshare\temp
    • DISM /image:c:\dcshare\temp /add-package /packagepath:c:\dcshare\nvmew7fix
    • DISM /image:c:\dcshare\temp /add-package /packagepath:c:\dcshare\nvmew7fix2
    • DISM /unmount-wim /mountdir:c:\dcshare\temp /commit
  11. Go to the Images tab under the PE image.
  12. Click Reload.
  13. Update the Distribution Point for the Boot Image.
  14. Go to the Windows 7 image in SCCM.
  15. Select Data Source and make note of the location of the image WIM file.


  16. Mount the Windows 7 image and integrate the NVMe fixes:
    • DISM /mount-wim /wimfile:c:\dcshare\SCCM\ExpressImages\CAPW7x64v4.wim /index:1 /mountdir:c:\dcshare\temp
    • DISM /image:c:\dcshare\temp /add-package /packagepath:c:\dcshare\nvmew7fix
    • DISM /image:c:\dcshare\temp /add-package /packagepath:c:\dcshare\nvmew7fix2
    • DISM /unmount-wim /mountdir:c:\dcshare\temp /commit
  17. Go to Images tab under the Windows 7 image
  18. Click Reload.
  19. Update the Distribution Point for the image.

Image before reload:

Image after reload:

NOTE: The Size has changed.

Make sure the Task Sequence has the CAB file for the Skylake system (import the CAB file to SCCM first):



  1. Image the system.





Article ID: SLN301187

Last Date Modified: 02/28/2019 07:03 AM


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