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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:

Windows 7 (x64)

Dell Models Lenovo Models HP
Latitude E4200
Latitude E4300
Latitude E4310
Latitude E5450
Latitude E5470 
Latitude E5510
Latitude E5570  
Latitude E6220
Latitude E6320
Latitude E6330
Latitude E6400
Latitude E6410
Latitude E6420
Latitude E6430
Latitude E6440
Latitude E6500
Latitude E6510
Latitude E6520
Latitude E6530
Latitude E6540
Latitude E7240
Latitude E7250
Latitude E7270
Latitude E7440
Latitude E7450
Latitude E7470
Latitude 5480
Latitude 7280
Latitude 7480  
Optiplex 380
Optiplex 760
Optiplex 780
Optiplex 790
Optiplex 980
Optiplex 990
Optiplex 3020
Optiplex 3040  
Optiplex 7010
Optiplex 7020
Optiplex 7040
Optiplex 7050
Optiplex 9010
Optiplex 9020
Optiplex 9020 AIO
Optiplex 9030 AIO
Precision 3510
Precision M2800
Precision M3800
Precision M4500
Precision M4700
Precision M4800
Precision T3500
Precision T3600
Precision T5600
Precision T7500
Precision T7600
Precision Tower 5810
Precision Tower 7810
XPS 13 (L322X)
XPS 14 (L421X)
XPS 13 (9333)
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
HP EliteDesk 705 G2 SFF
HP Compaq 6005 Pro
HP ProBook 650 G2

Windows 10 (x64)

Dell Models Lenovo Models Microsoft Models HP
Latitude E5450
Latitude E5470
Latitude E6430
Latitude E6440
Latitude E6540
Latitude E7240
Latitude E7250
Latitude E7270
Latitude E7440
Latitude E7450
Latitude E7470
Latitude 5480
Latitude 5580    
Latitude 7280  
Latitude 7480
Optiplex 7010
Optiplex 7020
Optiplex 7040
Optiplex 7050  
Optiplex 7440 AIO
Optiplex 9020
Optiplex 9020 AIO
Optiplex 9030 AIO
Precision 3510
Precision 3520
Precision 5510
Precision 5520
Precision 7510
Precision T7600
XPS 13 (L322X)
XPS 13 (9333)
XPS 13 (9343)
XPS 15 (9530)
XPS 13 (9350)
XPS 15 (9560)
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
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 Book
Surface Pro
Surface Pro 2
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4

HP Elitebook 745 G2

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) (xxxx-xx-xx)
  • Windows 10 - Select the Production task sequence named: Windows 10 Enterprise (x64) (xxxx-xx-xx)
    • 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. Type in your MIT Kerberos account ID and Password.
    Log into server with MIT credentials
  5. You'll need to select a task sequence, either Windows 10 Enterprise (default selection) or Windows 7 Enterprise from the list and click Next.
  6. 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.
  7. Choose the applications that you would like to install from the list and then click Next. The imaging process will start.
  8. 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:

March 19, 2018

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