KACE Product Support Question

Deploy KACE image from USB Hard Drive

07/31/2013 6538 views

I need to be able to deploy our Windows 8 image via external hard drive as we have some Surface Pro's and they do not have an optical drive or an ethernet port. I have tried following the instruction from this post: http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/deploying-images-from-usb-devices-with-the-kace-2000 but when I run the KBE USB installer it says the volume is too large. I have an 80GB HDD and I have tried creating smaller partions on the drive but that doesn't matter since the install script does a DISKPART CLEAN ALL. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this to work? All I have are 8GB USB sticks and they are too small for the Windows 8 image. Thanks in advance!

Answer Summary:
0 Comments   [ + ] Show comments


All Answers


  • If you can boot to a KBE successfully, you can capture the image and save it. Then you don't have to store it on your 8 GB usb drive.
  • There is currently no OS on the surface pro tablet. I can get it to boot with the UEFI KBE USB i have but since it doesn't have any network connection it can't get to the k2000. I am trying to deploy an image to the Surface Pro and not capture from it. Hope this helps clarify things.
    • You would need a usb to ethernet dongle in that scenario.
      • OK, do you know if there any brands that are compatible with the Surface or should any work?
  • It's in that first link, but here it is: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.276582800?WT.mc_id=FY13WinHH&WT.mc_id=FY13WinHH
    I believe you can only get it from a MS store.
    • Thanks! We are hopefully getting approval to purchase that adapter and a usb hub.
  • have you created the iso image as a bootable USB disc
    • That is also a good option: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
    • I tried the tool nheyne provided but it doesn't make it UEFI bootable so the Surface doesn't recognize it.
      • That's true it wouldn't make it UEFI.
  • Thanks everyone for your help/input. I am hoping to get the USB to Ethernet adapter and a usb hub so I can try to image the Surface that way. :)
This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site and/or clicking the "Accept" button you are providing consent Quest Software and its affiliates do NOT sell the Personal Data you provide to us either when you register on our websites or when you do business with us. For more information about our Privacy Policy and our data protection efforts, please visit GDPR-HQ