Configuring USB keys for deployment

This section describes how to create a bootable Windows PE USB key for any ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Windows Edition deployment.

Before you begin

Configuring a USB key for a Toolkit deployment requires the following:

About this task

To configure your USB key for deployment, follow this procedure:


  1. Insert your USB key in the system.
  2. Open a command prompt.
  3. Use the diskpart.exe command to format the USB key as a single FAT32 partition spanning the entire key, and set the partition to active, as shown in the following example:
    select disk 1
    create partition primary 
    select partition 1
    	format fs=fat32


When the USB key has been formatted, you can copy the Toolkit image files to the USB key for deployment. After you format a USB key for Toolkit deployments, you can replace the deployment images on the key and use it for subsequent deployments without reformatting it.