(Re)-Creating a boot image for ConfigMgr 2012 using Windows ADK

When you are having problems with your boot images (corruption or just malfunctioning) there might come a time you need to (re)-create one or maybe both.

This is a very straight forward process which will be described below.

You use the Windows ADK for this process. Depending on your version of ConfigMgr this will be the 8 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30652) or 8.1 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982) version.

Run the ‘Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment’ As Administrator

This will open up the environment

Depending on the architecture the command to issue will be the following:

32-bit boot-image:


64-bit boot-image:


ARM boot-image:


The target folder can be a folder of choice!

This will only take a few seconds.

And there it is, your freshly created boot image!
You can find this in the C:\WINPE64\media\sources folder.

In the ConfigMgr console go-to ‘Software Library – Overview – Operating Systems – Boot Images’, right-click and select ‘Add Boot Image’

Select your new image:

Provide information:

And there it is, your boot image in ConfigMgr.

Now you can work with this image as well!
Just remember to distribute the image, and when needed to enable ‘Deploy this boot image from PXE-enabled distribution point’

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