As a continuation of my previous WDS post located here, these are the steps I follow for creating my WDS images.
- Install OS, drivers, service packs, software, updates, and everything else to master system.
- Copy Windows installation media to local drive: xcopy /H /E D:\* C:\windows\options\cabs\
- Copy deploy.cab from recent installation media, extract to sysprep folder located on the administrator’s desktop.
- From a Windows command prompt, browse to sysprep folder and run: sysprep.exe -mini -reseal (with optional flags)
- Wait for system to shutdown.. start system back up, ensure PXE or network boot is enabled.
- Boot from PXE/WDS, select Windows PE from options menu.
- At Windows PE command prompt, run: wdscapture
- Follow Windows Image Capture wizard.