How to Manually Create a Bootable USB Drive for SCCM OSD Deployment Using DiskPart

How to Manually Create a Bootable USB Drive for SCCM OSD Deployment Using DiskPart

  1. Insert USB stick (1g or larger) into computer. Note that the USB stick will be formatted during this procedure
  1. Open A Command Prompt – Click on Start, then Run and type “cmd” – Enter
  1. Start DiskPart – Type “diskpart” – Enter. The prompt should change to the below:

           a

  1. Type “list disk” for a list of all the physical drives connected to the system. Find the number of the drive corresponding with your flash drive.  For the example below, it’s #5 (due to total size)

           b

  1. Type “select disk X” – Enter (with X being the number of the disk)

           c

Important –

Make sure you choose carefully as the next step will wipe the selected disk

  1. Type “clean” – Enter to wipe all data and partitions from disk

           d

  1. Create Partition & Prep It – Enter the below steps to create a primary partition
    1. Type “create part pri” – Enter
    2. Type “select part 1” – Enter
    3. Type “format fs=ntfs quick” – Enter

           e

  1. Make the drive bootable – Type “active” – Enter

           f

  1. Exit diskpart by typing “exit” – Enter followed by typing “exit” – Enter again to exit the command prompt
  1. Extract all files & folders from your site’s bootable ISO file to the root of the newly created media – or – extract your site’s ISO file to a temporary folder and copy all files and folders to the root of the new media. Once done, the root of the USB drive should look similar to the below screenshot in Windows Explorer

           g

Note:  Examples of applications which can extract ISO files are 7zip, UltraISO, MagicISO, WinRAR, and many others…

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