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Before imaging a computer, please make sure that any needed files have been copied to another device. Imaging will format the drive and all data will be lost.


  • PC needs to be plugged in to a wired network.
  • Onboard NIC is in the boot sequence (F12) and that it's enabled with PXE in the BIOS.

Boot Mode

Should I boot my computer in BIOS (Legacy) mode or UEFI mode?

Supported Models

Currently, the drivers for the following models are configured for injection during imaging. Driver pack version is listed in parentheses when available.

Windows 7 (x64)

Dell Models Lenovo Models
Latitude E4200 (A03)
Latitude E4300 (A05)
Latitude E4310 (A08)
Latitude E5450 (A10)
Latitude E5470 (A08)
Latitude E5510 (A06)
Latitude E5540 (A10)
Latitude E5570 (A12)
Latitude E6220 (A09)
Latitude E6320 (A12)
Latitude E6330 (A11)
Latitude E6400 (A03)
Latitude E6410 (A11)
Latitude E6420 (A12)
Latitude E6430 (A13)
Latitude E6440 (A12)
Latitude E6500 (A04)
Latitude E6510 (A11)
Latitude E6520 (A11)
Latitude E6530 (A14)
Latitude E6540 (A13)
Latitude E7240 (A12)
Latitude E7250 (A09)
Latitude E7270 (A07)
Latitude E7440 (A11)
Latitude E7450 (A10)
Latitude E7470 (A07)
Latitude 5480 (A04)
Latitude 7280 (A04)
Latitude 7480 (A04)
Optiplex 380 (A04)
Optiplex 760 (A00)
Optiplex 780 (A06)
Optiplex 790 (A08)
Optiplex 980 (A08)
Optiplex 990 (A10)
Optiplex 3020 (A08)
Optiplex 3040 (A09)
Optiplex 7010 (A09)
Optiplex 7020 (A07)
Optiplex 7040 (A08)
Optiplex 7050 (A06)
Optiplex 9010 (A11)
Optiplex 9020 (A12)
Optiplex 9020 AIO (A11)
Optiplex 9030 AIO (A07)
Precision M2800 (A07)
Precision M3800 (A07)
Precision M4700 (A11)
Precision M4800
Precision Tower 5810
Precision Tower 7810
XPS 13 L322X
XPS 14 L421X
XPS 13 9333 (A00)
XPS 13 9350
ThinkPad P50s
ThinkPad T430
ThinkPad T440
ThinkPad T440s
ThinkPad T440p
ThinkPad T450s
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad T550
ThinkPad T560
ThinkPad W520
ThinkPad W540
ThinkPad W541
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th Gen 
ThinkPad X220 
ThinkPad X230 
ThinkPad X240 
ThinkPad X250
ThinkCentre M900

Windows 10 (x64)

Dell Models Lenovo Models Microsoft Models
Latitude E5450 (A07)
Latitude E5470 (A10)
Latitude E6430 (A03)
Latitude E6440 (A03)
Latitude E6540 (A03)
Latitude E7240 (A03)
Latitude E7250 (A06)
Latitude E7270 (A08)
Latitude E7440 (A03)
Latitude E7450 (A06)
Latitude E7470 (A08)
Latitude 5285 (A03)
Latitude 5480 (A06)
Latitude 5580 (A06)
Latitude 7280 (A06)
Latitude 7290 (A00)  
Latitude 7480 (A06)
Optiplex 7010 (A01)
Optiplex 7020 (A03)
Optiplex 7040 (A10)
Optiplex 7050 (A06)
Optiplex 7440 AIO (A10)
Optiplex 9020 (A04)
Optiplex 9020 AIO (A03)
Optiplex 9030 AIO (A03)
Precision 3510 (A12)
Precision 3520 (A06)
Precision 5510 (A13)
Precision 5520 (A05)
Precision 7510 (A11)
Precision T7600 (A01)
XPS 13 L322X (A01)
XPS 13 9333 (A01)
XPS 13 9343 (A04)
XPS 13 9350 (A10)
XPS 13 9360 (A07)
XPS 15 9530 (A01)
XPS 15 9550 (A12)
XPS 15 9560 (A06)
ThinkCentre M900
ThinkCentre M910s  
ThinkPad P50s
ThinkPad P70
ThinkPad T440s
ThinkPad T450s
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad T470s
ThinkPad T550
ThinkPad T560
ThinkPad T570
ThinkPad W540
ThinkPad S1 Yoga 12
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th Gen (05 Dec 2017)
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Gen
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen
ThinkPad X1 Yoga 1st
ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd
ThinkPad X260
ThinkPad X27
ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd
ThinkPad T480s
Surface 3
Surface Book
Surface Laptop
Surface Pro
Surface Pro 2
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4

Dell provides driver files in a CAB file for each model. If the model of computer you would like to image is not listed here, please send a request to and we will load the driver pack for you if it's available. We will need to know if you need drivers for Windows 7 or Windows 10 as well as the exact model number. You will need to run the following command to identity the exact model.

  • Dell, HP, Microsoft - run command in quotes, "wmic csproduct get name"
  • Lenovo - run command in quotes, "wmic csproduct get version" and "wmic csproduct get name" 

Send the output of the commands to endpoint management. If there is not already an operating system on the computer, boot to EPM Lite Touch and press F8. This will open up a command prompt where you can run these commands.

Types of Configuration

  • Windows 7 - Select the Production task sequence named: Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)
  • Windows 10 - Select the Production task sequence named: Windows 10 Enterprise (x64)
    • Installs OS with latest Microsoft Patches
    • Creates local admin account "mitadm"
    • Sets serial number as hostname
  • Optionally you can select to install additional software packages after choosing your task sequence
    • Select the Standard MIT Bundle which includes Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Crashplan PROe, Firefox, Identity Finder, Office, Sophos, and MIT WAUS Settings.
    • And/Or individually select any of the following (green text indicates already part of Standard MIT Bundle):
      • 7-Zip
      • Adobe Acrobat Professional
      • Adobe Flash
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader
      • BrioQuery (includes Oracle Core)
      • CertAid
      • Crashplan PROe
      • CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor
      • Filemaker Pro
      • Firefox esr
      • Google Chrome
      • Identity Finder
      • Java
      • Kerberos for Windows
      • Microsoft Office
      • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Windows 10)
      • MIT WAUS Settings
      • MIT CA
      • SAP GUI
      • SAP R3 IXOS Open Text Viewer
      • SecureCRTFX x64
      • Sophos Antivirus
      • Tableau Reader
      • VLC


Please be aware that this imaging process will wipe out any existing data on the first physical drive that is available on the computer. So, if the computer has a two partitions on one physical drive, i.e. C: Drive and D: drive, then both partitions will be wiped out and the disk will be formatted as one single C: drive partition.
  1. Select Onboard NIC.
  2. Select Boot WIN.MIT.EDU WDS from the iPXE boot menu
  3. When it gets to the Windows Boot Manager, choose EPM Lite Touch.
  4. You may be prompted to register your computer's NIC for DHCP. Please complete the DHCP registration.
  5. Type in your MIT Kerberos account ID and Password.
    Log into server with MIT credentials
  6. You'll need to select a task sequence, either Windows 10 Enterprise (default selection) or Windows 7 Enterprise from the list and click Next.
  7. You can choose to join a computer to the domain at this step. If you've already pre-created your computer object in AD using ADUC, then simply type your target computer name. Or if you're joining the computer to the domain under an Endpoints OU, then select your OU from the drop-down menu (computer is automatically placed in the target OU). Or you can choose to leave the computer as a standalone machine.
  8. Choose the applications that you would like to install from the list and then click Next. The imaging process will start.
  9. The computer will go through several reboot cycles as the software is installed. Microsoft updates for both OS and Microsoft applications will be downloaded and applied during the installation process. This will result in a fully patched and update-to-date system.


Please visit our [troubleshooting article] for more information on common issues (you will need to be logged in to the KB.)

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Last Modified:

April 23, 2018

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