Should I build WinPE from XP or Win2k3?



Peter Moreton
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
I have just obtained the latest WinPE, and see that a custom PE can be built
from either Win XP SP2 OR Win2k3 Server SP1 - can anyone advise which is
'best' or correct for a winpe image to be used to deploy XP?

Michael Niehaus [MS]
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Either will work. There are two advantages to using Windows Server 2003
SP1:

1. You get the network drivers that are included with Windows Server 2003
(more than what is in XP).
2. You can do a "RAM disk boot" (loading an ISO into memory and booting
from that), a feature not supported if you use XP SP2 source files.

-Michael Niehaus
Senior Consultant
MCS US Centers of Excellence - Deployment AOS
mniehaus@microsoft.com
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"Peter Moreton" <PeterMoreton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have just obtained the latest WinPE, and see that a custom PE can be
>built
> from either Win XP SP2 OR Win2k3 Server SP1 - can anyone advise which is
> 'best' or correct for a winpe image to be used to deploy XP?
>


Should I build WinPE from XP or Win2k3?