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Part 2: SmartDeploy Enterprise with User State Migration Tool

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Erik

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Create SmartPE Boot Media

To integrate USMT with SmartPE, begin by using the Media Wizard to create a SmartPE ISO, a customized environment that captures or deploys images to target computers.

 

  1. Start the Media Wizard by clicking Start > All Programs > Prowess > SmartDeploy Enterprise > Media Wizard.
    SDEStartMenu.jpg
  2. On the Welcome to the Media Wizard page, click Next.
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  3. On the Select Task page, select Build boot media, and then click Next. This option is used to build boot media for booting the target computers to the SmartPE.
    MWSelectTask.jpg
  4. On the Platform Pack page, click Browse. You can then select a Platform Pack that contains support for booting and deploying the target computers.
    MWSelectPPK.jpg
  5. Select the Platform Pack file that contains the drivers for the target computers by clicking on the file name. In this example, we use a Default Platform Pack.
    MWBrowsePPK.jpg
  6. Return to the Platform Pack page of the Media Wizard. Click Next.
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  7. On the Optional Components page, you can select the additional components you would like to include. For example, you can enable or disable the SmartDeploy Virtual Network Computing (VNC) Server and or the SmartDeploy Cloud Services, designate a custom answer file and add optional files.
    To completely integrate USMT we will need to add the components to SmartPE, to do so click Browse next to Optional Files.
    MWOptionalComponents.jpg
  8. Browse to C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\USMT and click OK.
    MWSelectUSMT.jpg
  9. Back at the Optional Components page, verify the optional files path is correct and select Next to continue.
  10. SmartDeploy Cloud Services provides functionality to remotely connect to a SmartPE instance and complete an installation.
    If you are going to use SmartDeploy Cloud Services, type the SmartDeploy Cloud Services account ID into the Account box on the SmartDeploy Cloud Services page, and then click Next. If you do not have an account, simply click Next.
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  11. SmartDeploy VNC Server uses virtual network computing to remotely connect to and administer the target computer during the deployment process. You must install a VNC client on your computer and then configure the client to connect to the SmartDeploy VNC Server using the target computer’s IP address.
    If you are going to use the SmartDeploy VNC Server, provide VNC authentication by typing and confirming the password required to connect remote computers running SmartPE on the SmartDeploy VNC Server page, and then click Next.
    MWVNCPassword.jpg

 

Please continue to part 3

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