Capture a Windows 11 Image using MDT

Anthony Hill 6 Reputation points

I use WDS and MDT.

I would normally make a golden image with the OS and software I need.

I make a task "Sysprep and Capture"

I run the following cscript on the golden image:

net use * \deployment-server\DeploymentShare$ /user:domain\administrator

I then select the Capture Task which should do the sysprep and capture and place the captured golden image on the deployment server.

Normally the image is captured and sysprepped and nothing else is needed.

Has this method changed?
I read an article which said I had to boot into the VM and capture that way, which is different to what I normally do, by means of running the above commands on a pre-sysprepped image.

I am using vSphere and a VM with Windows 11 Education and other software.
I am not currently using the TPM side of things as I booted the golden image with the ByPassTPMCheck registry hack.

Any ideas or would someone like some more information?


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  1. Limitless Technology 39,201 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question and reaching out.

    I was able to successfully build and capture Windows 11 and then deploy it using the captured .wim file without any issues. I was a bit surprised that MDT made it through the new mini-setup wizard and other new screens with Windows 11, but it did.

    My deployment of Windows 11 using MDT looks like the following:

    Create the Windows 11 operating system folder
    Import the Windows 11 operating system files
    Create a new Windows 11 task sequence
    Build and capture using the Windows 11 task sequence
    Deploy the Windows 11 image captured with MDT

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