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What Are Boot Images In Microsoft Server?
Boot images (Boot.wim) used to boot the target computer, including the setup executable as well as the WDS client. Windows DVDs also contain Boot.wim files from which other boot images can be built. Boot images typically added to WDS via the add image wizard by navigating to the sources folder of a Windows installation DVD.
The boot images come in 2 forms. Capture and discover. The capture image enables the computer to capture an image of itself as a .win (Windows image) file. Capture image is typically taken when the computer is fully configured, with all its applications and roles.
Once captured, the image is called reference image and should be maintained as needed for environmental changes., such as updates or role and configuration changes.
You create capture image inside WDS by selecting one of the available boot images and then using the create capture image wizard. The final step in the create capture image wizard gives the option to add the capture boot image back to the WDS server.
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