How to Create a Bootable USB Key in SCCM 2012

I created a lot of step by step instructions when I learned SCCM 2012. I am going to share the instructions in a series of posts. The first one is how to create a bootable USB key for imaging. Note that there are tons of options for each process, change the options to fit your need.

  1. Insert a USB key to the computer.
  2. Open System Center Configuration Manager. Go to \Software Library\Overview\Operating Systems\Task Sequences .
  3. Click on Create Task Sequence Media. If you do not see the option, it might be hidden in Create button.

  4. Click on the type of media you want to create. In this example, I want to create a boot USB, so click on Bootable media. Click on Next to continue. If you want to create a Stand-alone media without Internet access, you can pick Stand-alone media.

  5. Select the type you prefer and click on Next.

  6. Click on Removable USB drive and select the drive. Click on Next to continue.

  7. Click on Yes to continue.

  8. Uncheck Protect media with a password. Click on Import PKI certificate. Click on Browse to select the certificate file.
    Click on Yes to continue.

  9. Select the boot image, distribution point and management point. Click on Next to continue.

  10. Click on Next to continue.

  11. Click on Next to continue.

  12. Click on Close to finish.

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