Add SCCM boot image to WDS

Daniel Kaliel 1,111 Reputation points

We used to use MDT and WDS to deploy images but since Windows 11 is not supported on MDT we are making the transition to SCCM. So on the new server I have SCCM and WDS installed. I've created a simple test image. However clients are unable to connect to the PXE deployment. When I open WDS I don't see a boot image added nor can I find anything online about how to add the boot image in Operating Systems > Boot Images in SCCM to WDS.

Where do I find these boot images so I can add them to WDS?

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  1. CherryZhang-MSFT 6,441 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Daniel Kaliel ,

    1, Please check ADK and Windows PE installed properly or try to reinstall them. By default, during site installation, Configuration Manager automatically adds boot images that are based on a WinPE version from the supported version of the Windows ADK.

    For more information about Manage boot images with Configuration Manager please refer to this link:
    Manage boot images - Configuration Manager | Microsoft Learn

    2, Please examine ConfigMgrSetup.log. Are there any errors? The correct log screenshot for your reference:

    3, Can you find the WIM file at the following path? If so, we can try to add it manually.
    Boot Image(x64)

    Boot Image(x86)


    4, For more information about Boot Images Configuration For OSD In SCCM, please refer to this link:
    Boot Images and Distribution Point Configuration For OSD In SCCM 2012 R2 (

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards

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