What is the best process using k2000 to sysprep and deploy a Windows 8.1 EFI computer?
10/21/2015 2960 views
Bit of background:
I'm very familiar with deploying Windows 7 via WDS/MDT using server 08 R2.
However ELI5 please. let's assume I don't know anything. I'm just thinking I have a small hole of knowledge that might make me able to put this puzzle together.
We have a k2000 appliance that we've never really used since we bought it a few years ago.
I want to start deploying EFI Windows 8.1.
K2000 is updated to latest/greatest not on BETA.
I've updated the kbe environment to winpe 5
I have a scripted install of windows 8.1 EFI that I can deploy vanilla to a Venue/laptop ok. This tells me my driver feed is good, and I haven't had any driver issues.
I have not made my own unattend file yet because I'm trying to simply deploy vanilla windows 8.1 at the moment. I figured once I can do that ok, I can start to customize my process more, with network group, local, and keys.
When I install 8.1 using the scripted, it works fine and shows one main partition for C:
I'm making 100% sure that every time I try this, all the options are set for UEFI and secure boot ON.
I made a kbe usb tool to boot the computers.
I keep trying to sysprep and deploy my image to another laptop (same model), but something I'm not doing right is messing up the partitions, and next thing I know, I don't have a boot entry in the BIOS (F2 setup).
I know enough to know that I need to run sysprep generalize oobe shutdown when I'm about to take the image. I know enough to know that I have to boot back to Kace and capture the image. Do I capture all the partitions? What should my task sequence under "System images" be composed of? Does anyone want to share a screenshot of what their "run pre-installation tasks" should look like?
Is there a guide for this? One for using k2000 to do this? Should I call support from dell? I feel like I'm a stupid new user, but I know my way around windows 7 so well. Pretty frustrating lol. Thanks in advance, feel free to put me in my place and tell me what i'm doing wrong.