Add HTA-Support to a Boot Image with ConfigMgr 2012

With ConfigMgr 2012 lot’s of things got simplified. One of those things is adding extra components to the Boot Images. Before it was possible to add these extra components by either using the MDT integration, or manually running DISM. Now it’s possible to do this from the console! Of course, in the background it’s still DISM that does the action.

In this post I will show an example of how to add HTA-Support to a Boot Image with ConfigMgr 2012. Of course the same steps apply to adding any of the optional components to a Boot Image.

In the ConfigMgr Console browse to Software Library > Overview > Operating System > Boot Images, right-click a Boot Image and click Properties. RigCliBooIma
In the Properties, select the tab Optional Components and click New. BooImaPro
The Select a component popup will show. Select WinPE-HTA.cab and click Ok. SelComHTA
In the Properties click Ok (or Apply). BooImaProOk
The Configuration Manager popup will show. Click Yes. UpdDisYes
The Update Distribution Point Wizard will popup. In the Summary page click Next. UpdDisPoiWizSum
In the Progress page just wait… UpdDisPoiWizPro
In the Completion page click Close. UpdDisPoiWizCom

Now just enjoy the HTA-Support in the Boot Image!