So the IMF 4.0 is what we use to create reference images automatically. IMF is using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Windows ADK. It has been around for a while and we have deployed it at many customers. A few times the question has been popping up, like –Is there any plans for a UI?

IMF has a UI

Yes, we have added a UI, that lets you configure the XML file, import new OS’s, and perform all basic tasks. Currently there is no manual or video that describe how it all works and what in can do, there is also a module for importing into ConfigMgr and one for SCVMM/Hyper-V that are not ready yet, but all that is planned for, just wanted this to be out of the door, since I know a lot of folks have been waiting for it.

Configuration tab

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This is where you configure it all, where the MDT deployment share is, what Hyper-V host you should use and all that, when it is configured you hit the Save Configuration, and then Install

Import OS tab

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The import OS task will mount the ISO, import all indexes in the WIM, create one task sequence for each WIM, create a selection profile for the OS, add the the selection profile to each task sequence for offline patches, and such

Main tab

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Pretty simple, here is all the task you run.

You can download the installer from :https://github.com/DeploymentBunny/IMF4-Binary

You can download the repo from: https://github.com/DeploymentBunny/IMF4

Notes

There is a command windows that runs in the background, and the first time you save the configuration, it will download and install a PowerShell module. That might require you to approve to update the Nuget component, in that case you will need to select the hidden Windows and say YES

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Mikael "Deployment Bunny" Nyström is an industry-leading expert in Microsoft infrastructure and a multiple-award-winning Microsoft MVP since 2005. He has been working in the IT industry before it even became an industry. He is highly dedicated to projects involving System Center, Windows Server, SharePoint, and Active Directory. Mike’s expertise and current ares of focus include: Microsoft infrastructure System management Operation management Datacenter Azure, Azure Pack and Azure Stack Virtualization OS deployment Mike is passionate about sharing his extensive experience and supreme knowledge from the field, verified to work in a real environments. Mikael works as a TrueSec consultant, speaker and trainer with the world as his backyard.