Slow Imaging on Surface Pro 4
We're getting about 1,000 Surface Pro 4's in over the next couple of months. I'm trying to speed up the image time some. It is currently taking about 2 hours just to "Apply Image". I've played around with the KBE some to try and decrease the time. I have just the Win 10 drivers, and the USB NIC drivers in the KBE. I've also have tried just using the Surface Pro drivers, with the USB NIC. Other machines using the same KBE, and image take half the time with the same hard drive size. The NIC I'm using is below, and I'm thinking that's my only hold up. I'm curious as to what everyone else is using?
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What seems to be working so far is creating a 40 GB partition as a preinstall task, and then running a DISKPART Extend command as a post install task. This took my image time from 3.5 hours to about 36 minutes. I'm still doing a lot of testing, but from what I can see it's working. I'm not sure if support has an official answer as of yet?
Preinstall Task - 40 GB Partition:
Select disk 0
Create partition efi size=200
Format quick fs=FAT32
Create partition msr size=128
Create partition primary size=40000
Format quick fs=NTFS
Post Install Task (Type Application):
DISKPART /s "extend.txt"
extend.txt (in my case it was partition 3)
select disk 0
select partition 3
Answered 02/19/2016 by: dugullett
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