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Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine image capture using Config Manager

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I have created a new Windows 8.1 image and used it to create a virtual machine inside vSphere. How can I import this image into my Software Library? I need to create a deployment for this box, but I am unable to create the deployment for it? Any suggestions?

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Do you have the .WIM file for the image? If so, just add it to the SCCM Software Library under Operating System Images

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Ahh, okay. Do you mean, you have a PC which is on VM Ware (vSphere), which you would like to be able to use as a base image for the rest of your computers?

Do you have an SCCM server set up or Ghost or something?

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Okay, have you created the Image Capture disc (.iso?)

 

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If you have, what you need to do is:

 

1. Remove the machine from the domain

2. Reboot

3. Attach the ISO to the VM

4. Wait for it to run (if it doesn't, browse to: "D:\SMS\bin\i386\TSMBAutoRun.exe", run that to start it off if it doesn't on it's own).

***Change D: to what ever drive you use, and if it's a 64 bit system, you can use the x64 directory instead of the i386 directory if you wish***

5. Follow the wizard through, giving it a name, version, date...etc. Give it a network account which has access to the UNC (share) where you want to save it.

6. It will sysprep the machine for you (assuming all is well, you may have errors if you have messed about the standard apps like "Mail" or "People"...etc, but we can cross that bridge if you come to it)

7. It will reboot, start WINPE and take the image

 

It will let you know when it's completed, and you should find the .WIM file located where you told SCCM to save it. You can then follow through the steps anyweb has provided to add and deploy the image to SCCM.

 

Hope this helps.

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Have n ot been able to create the iso. thats the main issue. when it looks for unc path, it's unable to locate the vm or template of vm?

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When you create the iso, save it somewhere local on which machine you are using the sccm console. You then mount the iso which it will save in the local location you specify

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ok, now i can get to the point of selecting Distribution Point, but no distribution points show up in drop down menu? Have Boot Image selected, but I'm unable to proceed past Distribution Select?

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Yes. When attempting to use the Build and Capture, I can choose boot image and distribution point, then attempt to let it run, only to get a hash value error returned. I have removed items from DP and redistributed them?. Kind of at a loss at this point. This shouldnt be this complicated at all!

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