Our institution was a Ghost campus and using Ghost I was able to easily image all macs using a computer built in audit mode and putting the drivers on the image. The other option we had was to use deploy studio to capture the image and re-deploy it that way, but that had other problems like partition sizing and speed that we didn't want to deal with.  All this aside, i'm here to describe my experience with imaging a Mac with the k2000.

Since I had searched the itninja site looking for some information on how to dual-boot a computer using the k2000 and found NOTHING, I thought it would actually be difficult.  WOW was i wrong.

To start I build my Windows 10 image using the k2000 following the instructions here: https://dell.app.box.com/s/wun9qwuw2sj6lg827kpv9yhj5s7u0px2 and then capture the image.  This creates the windows image on a single partition which is VERY IMPORTANT.

I then image the mac with a fresh 10.11 base image with no software on it at all.  Once imaged i partitioned the drive.  This part of the process is more important than you may think because it puts the Windows partition at disk0s4.  I can't find the documentation i read before, but i believe you cannot boot Windows on a partition higher than 4.

I then create a pre-installation Task with the following information in it:
select disk 1
select par 1
remove all noerr
select disk 0
select par 4
format fs=ntfs label="windows" quick
assign letter="C"
select disk 1
select par 1
assign letter="D"

Then i boot from my Windows 10 PE created USB drive (again from the documentation linked above), deploy the system image with the pre-installation task above in it and wham-o it works! 

Setting the driver feed is another important part!  On my k2000 i have new folders setup for windows 10 like below:
depending on what the driver feed building tool finds for me.  You also need to download the Windows 10 drivers from the macs themselves since they are not provided on Apples website as easy as they were before.

This page shows which models of Mac you can install Windows 10 on.  

If you're using windows 7, you can head here to get the bootcamp drivers.

IN ORDER FOR THE DRIVERS TO WORK YOU MUST EXTRACT ALL THE .EXEs THAT ARE IN THE SUB FOLDERS! I say that in CAPS to get your attention, otherwise the drivers will not work.

On an existing machine i set the computer to always boot to Windows and that allows the computer to reboot multiple times and set itself up immediately after imaging.  If you're working on a brand new format/install (fresh out of the box or all partitions were wiped) you'll need to boot back up to the USB drive and go to recovery and open up command prompt and run "bootsect /nt60 c: /mbr" to set the mbr correctly.  Once you do that you'll be able to hold ALT (or use bootcamp or refit) to select the Windows partition.

The same process SHOULD work with Windows 7, but all i've tried it with is Windows 10.  If someone else could also try and replicate what i've done or find errors with the process, that would be great.  I'll update the post if i'm out of order or things are wrong but this is all spewing out of my head as i type.

Good luck! 


With new 16,2 iMacs I found out that they don't seem to have the legacy bios available anymore, so running "bootsect /nt60 c: /mbr" doesn't do anything.  A work-around I found is to image with KACE, boot into Mac OS and run WinClone and select "make EFI bootable" You also will need to disable SIP during your mac deployment workflow.

Good Luck!

-Steve Davis