10 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2018 2:57 PM by Ozz

    How to: Update your boot.wim and boot_x64.wim to newer versions of Windows 10

    Peter Massa Expert

      The boot.wim and boot_x64.wim that ship with LDMS include the Threshold I RTM version of WinPE.  There have been two newer releases of WinPE since this version.  The current most up to date version is RedStone I / 1607.  New versions of WinPE are released every 6 months from Microsoft.


      Some hardware such as the Surface Studios require this newer version in order to be PXE booted and provisioned.


      Here are the steps to take to upgrade your boot files to a newer version of WinPE:


      Step 1:

      Download and install the latest version of the Windows ADK (or the version you need) from the below link to get Microsoft's release of the WinPE files that match the specific OS version:

      Windows ADK downloads - Windows Hardware Dev Center


      Step 2:

      Run the Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment as administrator:


      Step 3:

      Download and run the following script from with-in the Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment CMD box that will prepare your WinPE files from Microsoft with the required modules for LDMS:

      Create-WinPE.bat (attached to this document)


      Step 4:

      Take your prepared boot.wim and boot_x64.wim files from c:\winpe_x86 and c:\winpe_amd64 and copy them to this folder on your core:

      Letter:\Program Files\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\landesk\vboot\clean\

      *Note - backup the original files that are there incase you need to revert to the version that Ivanti ships with LDMS.


      Step 5:

      Backup your old production boot files.  Create copies of the files located at Letter:\Program Files\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\landesk\vboot and put them some where safe (step 6 will overwrite them).  However you must keep a copy of your old boot files here still.  Do not simply move them to another location.  Step 6 will be looking for these old boot files in order to migrate the HII drivers over to the new boot files, so if you rename them or move them instead of just making a copy of them - that step will not work completely.


      Step 6:

      On your core server launch an elevated command prompt and run:


      This will upgrade your existing LDMS boot.wim and boot_x64.wim to now be RedStone I / 1607.


      These updated files will be located at:

      Letter:\Program Files\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\landesk\vboot


      Additional notes:

      - Bitlocker support is added via the Create-WinPE.bat script.  (can use manage-bde.exe with-in WinPE)

      - PowerShell usage without requiring full path is additionally added.