ConfigMgr 2012 : Create UK (en-GB) Regional Boot Images

You’ll have probably noticed that the WinPE images supplied with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager are US ‘regionalised’, this is a bit of a pain with complex passwords as the keyboard layout is not correct.

Follow the instructions below to create new UK-centric (en-GB) Boot Images with the correct time zone and keyboard layout.

Contents

 

1. Create x64 Boot Image

2. Create x86 Boot Image

3. Finishing Up

 

1. Create the x64 Boot Image

Follow the steps below to prepare the x64 boot image to import into Configuration Manager:

Copy <ConfigMgr Install Directory>OSDbootx64boot.wim to <ConfigMgr Install Directory>OSDbootx64boot-engb.wim

Now execute the following commands:
{code lang:css showtitle:false lines:false hidden:false}MkDir C:TempMount

Dism /Mount-wim /WimFile:”<ConfigMgr Install Directory>OSDbootx64boot-engb.wim” /index:1 /MountDir:C:Tempmount

Dism /image:C:tempmount /Set-SysLocale:en-GB

Dism /image:C:tempmount /Set-UserLocale:en-GB

Dism /image:C:tempmount /Set-InputLocale:0809:00000809

Dism /image:C:tempmount /Set-TimeZone:”GMT Standard Time”

Dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:C:Tempmount /commit{/code}

For a list of valid InputLocale options see the following URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb895996

 

2. Create the x86 Boot Image

Follow the steps below to prepare the x64 boot image to import into Configuration Manager:

Copy <ConfigMgr Install Directory>OSDbooti386boot.wim to <ConfigMgr Install Directory>OSDbooti386boot-engb.wim

Now execute the following commands:
{code lang:css showtitle:false lines:false hidden:false}MkDir C:TempMount

Dism /Mount-wim /WimFile:”<ConfigMgr Install Directory>OSDbooti386boot-engb.wim” /index:1 /MountDir:C:Tempmount

Dism /image:C:tempmount /Set-SysLocale:en-GB

Dism /image:C:tempmount /Set-UserLocale:en-GB

Dism /image:C:tempmount /Set-InputLocale:0809:00000809

Dism /image:C:tempmount /Set-TimeZone:”GMT Standard Time”

Dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:C:Tempmount /commit{/code}

For a list of valid InputLocale options see the following URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb895996

 

3. Finishing Up

Ensure you complete these final steps otherwise you may encounter issues with your new Boot Images:

Import the new boot images into System Center 2012 Configuration Manager:

    • Add required drivers to the boot images.
    • Under the Boot Image Properties > Data Source tab enable the “Deploy this boot image from the PXE service point” option
    • Distribute to your PXE-enabled DP’s

Finally, update any task sequences to use these new boot images.