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How to Add Boot Images to the PXE Service Point

Updated: July 1, 2009

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

When establishing a PXE service point, a default shared folder, called SMSPXEIMAGES$, is created to store boot images. Before using PXE to initiate operating system deployments, you must make the required boot images available on the PXE service point.

ImportantImportant
Distribute only boot images to the PXE service point. Other packages, such as the operating system image, must be distributed to a distribution point.

In addition, the boot image that is distributed to the PXE service point must also be distributed to the standard distribution point, branch distribution point, or server share distribution point where the operating system image is distributed.

Use the following procedure to add boot images to the PXE service point.

To add boot images to the PXE service point

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Operating System Deployment / Boot Images.

  2. Run the Manage Distribution Points Wizard by right-clicking the boot image you want to add to the PXE service point, and then select Manage Distribution Points.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  4. On the Select Destination Distribution Point page, specify the task you want to perform, and then click Next.

  5. On the Package page, select the PXE service point that you want to copy the boot image to, and then click Next.

    noteNote
    The PXE service point displays in the list with the associated SMSPXEIMAGES$ shared folder displayed in the path. This shared folder is created when the boot image is distributed to the PXE service point.

  6. On the Completion page, verify the boot image you are copying to the PXE service point, and then click Next.

  7. On the Summary page, click Next.

  8. To close the wizard, click Close.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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