Implementing WinPE 4 into Altiris 7.1
After a few weeks of tinkering, I managed to get Altiris to work with WinPE 4 as a pre-boot environment. Thus far, this method only works for x64 winPE images, but I haven't run into any issues with any of the machines I've imaged with it.
Benefits of winPE 4:
- Embedded Powershell support (!)
- DISM support for TRUE hardware-independent imaging
I'm including basic instructions below -- please bear in mind that these instructions imply that you have already created your custom winPE 4 .wim (there are plenty of instructions online as to how to do this):
1. On each PXE server, you must change a line in \\<Package Server>\Deployment\Task Handler\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe2\default.bdc
There's a line in this file entitled