Updating the deployment share
Pre-execution Environment (PXE) requires the use of a Windows Server configured with the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) role.MDT USB keys are copies of Windows PE, designed to connect to MDT and pull an image from the server. The good thing is that MDT has a provision for creating it’s boot sources built-in.Selection profiles are found under the “Advanced Configuration” folder, under task sequences.Simply, right-click the folder to create a new selection profile and drill-down the driver list to select only the Windows PE drivers.I’ve been using a legacy 512MB USB key for my 64-bit MDT Windows PE, which has to be over ten years old by now. Use whatever method is best suited to place the ISO on the USB key as a bootable volume.
Like the target images, MDT’s PE needs network and system drivers to run on the clients to/for connecting.
The image description for the WIM file is what WDS displays to the end user when they PXE boot to that server and are prompted to select a boot volume.
I rename the WIM description and the ISO file name to follow suit with the deployment share.
Once I download and extract the drivers, I import them into MDT the normal way, but into their own folder within the driver store.
Just like I create folders for the operating system and platform, I also create a Windows PE folder at the same level.
Once the drivers are added, I create a selection profile for just the PE drivers.