Before beginning with the image creation or deployment – please download the WAIK tools from Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=C7D4BC6D-15F3-4284-9123-679830D629F2&displaylang=en) and create either a bootable DVD or bootable USB stick which contains imagex. For this please follow the documentation that comes with the WAIK tools.
Please follow the preparation steps for both – image creation and image deployment as you’ll need to have a working network connection.
Setting up a DHCP server
You can skip this step if you have a DHCP server running in your network.
Create a new dialup connection – the settings like number, etc. are not important.
Open the settings of the created dialup connection and enable internet sharing for the local network adapter which will be connected with your target device.
Check the IP-address of the local network adapter – it should be 192.168.0.1
Create a network share
On your development machine set up a network share where the image will be located. Please make sure you can access the network share from another pc and that you have write access to this share.
Mapping a network drive in Windows PE
Boot the target machine from the previous created media.
In the command prompt type ipconfig to check if the pc has a valid ip address. You can use ping (e.g. ping 192.168.0.1) to test if the connection to the development pc works.
Map a network drive to your development pc.
net use N: \\<IP-Address>\<Sharename>