Step by Step Directions for Techs
It isn’t hard, but you have to do a few things to prep a USB drive for use in imaging with MDT. You need to mark the partition as active and you need to make sure it is formatted for NTFS.
Here is the output from my window:
You then need to format the drive as NTFS. You can do it here by:
Type “Exit” to leave the DISKPART tool.
Now, you just need to copy the contents of your MDT content folder to the drive and you are set! Don’t forget to boot off of it (by setting the BIOS or choosing an alternative boot device).
If you are using a SANDisk, you may need to do one more thing. You need to get a copy of BOOTSEC (available in WAIK). Open a command prompt and execute “Bootsect.exe /nt60 D:” (where D: is your USB drive) from the directory you put BOOTSEC into.