Custom Windows 11 image?

Marin Marinov 161 Reputation points
2024-03-29T10:11:06.4233333+00:00

Hi everyone,

I'm posting this because need a little bit of orientation. I want to learn how to create customer Windows 11 ISO. I`m understanding of customer image is an OS that has pre-installed app, pre-set configuration and pre-answered installation questions. The resulting image will be used for business purposes. Here are my questions:

Is there an open source 3rd party tool that can do the job?
What is the recommended by Microsoft procedure? Can you share a documentation to follow?

Marin

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,826 Reputation points
    2024-03-29T11:43:55.5066667+00:00

    In this case, you may consider Windows ADK and it has tools which will help you to customize the Windows Image and other tools which would be helpful in Windows deployment.
    Have a look at:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install


  2. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 29,311 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-04-02T06:34:54.0566667+00:00

    Hi Marin,

    Thanks for your post. Generally speaking, you can create customized Windows 11 images by using a collection of scripts that are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. You can use the images you create to deploy to a line of devices, complete with customizations like apps, drivers, languages, and settings.

    Official guide: Windows 11 image creation for OEMs | Microsoft LearnAfter that, you can deploy a custom image with following steps:

    Step 1: Copy the Windows installation source files to a network shareStep 2: Install Windows onto your reference computer

    Step 3: Capture an image of the installation

    Official guide: Deploy a Custom Image | Microsoft Learn

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue


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