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Create and capture Windows Server reference image is important because that image serves as the foundation for the devices in your organization..

This image is the core operating system you need on your network environment. The image requires all needed software for your Windows Target Server to be installed. So before capturing Windows Server image, make sure you update Apps and Windows with latest updates.

1.    Log in to Windows Target server which you are going to capture.
2.    Explorer in path “C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep”.
3.    Press Windows+R to open run and type Sysprep and run Sysprep. On theSysprep tool select Enter System Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) and selectGeneralize the click OK. 
4.    2. Once the Sysprep has completed, system will restart and boot it from Network. You must configure you system to boot from network. Just press F12 to go to Pexe
5.    Now select Capture Image to capture Windows server reference image or PC.
6.    On the Welcome to Windows Deployment Services Image Capture Wizard page click Next.
7.     Now select the directory where you want to capture, type image name and image description then click Next.
8.    Select Name and Location or tick the check box of Upload image to a Windows Deployment Services server. When done click Connect and type user credential. Select Image Group name also then click Next. 
9.    This will take a long time to complete the process of capturing Windows reference PC.
10. . When it has complete click Finish and restart your Windows server reference PC.Configure and select the reference PC language, time, user and password, because it has been completely out of box by executing Sysprep

11. Go to Windows Deployment server and check the result of Windows Server capturing. The Windows Server captured image should be transferred successfully to WDS server.

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