Is it possible to add the Windows Server Backup feature to a Windows PE environment?

one123 0 Reputation points
2023-10-20T07:36:03.08+00:00

Is it possible to customize a Windows PE image created on Windows Server 2016 to include a Windows feature, specifically Windows Server Backup? Additionally, are there any methods other than customization to incorporate this desired Windows feature?

Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Wesley Li-MSFT 4,386 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-31T07:20:56.52+00:00

    Hello

    Yes, it is possible to customize a Windows PE image created on Windows Server 2016 to include a Windows feature, specifically Windows Server Backup. You can customize the Windows PE boot image by adding optional components, such as the Windows Server Backup feature, using the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) . Here are the high-level steps to customize a Windows PE boot image:

    1. Download and install the latest version of the ADK.
    2. Download the latest cumulative update for your version of Windows PE.
    3. Backup the existing boot image.
    4. Mount the boot image to a mount folder.
    5. Add optional components to the boot image using DISM.
    6. Add the cumulative update to the boot image using DISM.
    7. Unmount and save changes to the boot image.

    There are other methods to incorporate this desired Windows feature, such as creating a system image backup using Windows Server Backup. However, this method is not specific to customizing a Windows PE boot image.

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