Endpoint Services, MECM, How do I maintain my own boot image?


This article provides information about boot images in MECM.


  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM), formerly SCCM

Intended Audience

  • University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team

General Information

Each unit is provisioned a copy of the default 32-bit and 64-bit boot images within their unit folder under Software Library --> Operating Systems --> Boot Images.

Boot image updates

There are various scenarios when a boot image update may be required:
  • Each MECM release includes an update to the Windows PE version.
    • Update the boot image by right clicking it and selecting 'Update Distribution Points'.
    • Select the option to 'Reload this boot image with the current Windows PE version from the Windows ADK'.

  • In order to customize the boot image with additional drivers or other optional components:
    • Right-click the boot image and select 'Properties'.  
    • Select 'Update Distribution Points' for the boot image after the changes have been applied.

  • If imaging issues occur after Windows PE in the boot image is updated, look for duplicate drivers in the boot image properties and remove older versions.


Keywords:SCCM, "boot image" EPS SCCM windows endpoint TechS-EPS-SCCM MECM MECM   Doc ID:81337
Owner:EPS Distribution List .Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2018-04-02 13:17 CSTUpdated:2021-01-11 14:32 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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