Specifying the boot image order in Windows Deployment Services

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 1 June 2011 / Last Updated on 12 May 2010]

You want to specify the order in which boot images are displayed when using Windows Deployment Services.

You want to specify the order in which boot images are displayed when using Windows Deployment Services. To do this, you will need to understand that the boot menu order is by the filename of the boot image .wim files. So you'll need to name your boot image .wim files according to the order in which you want them to be displayed in the boot menu, for example:

  1. 01-Win7boot.wim
  2. 02-VistaSP2boot.wim
  3. and so on.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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