This is a bump on the "Kaseya Remote Recovery boot CD" thread. http://community.kaseya.com/resources/m/knowexch/58474.aspx
(This WinPE3 build has served us well. Thank you Ben, for your marvelous scripting work! )
We needed a WinPE4/5 Recovery disk, with support for UEFI, and a refresh on NIC drivers. The WinPE3 boot disk was no longer reliable to boot a machine.
Creating a WinPE boot disk, with the needed tools and config is a chore, however, once you have the right tools setup, you can build rather quickly, with updated kaseya agent included in your disk.
I was able to create a custom WinPE disk with kagent installed by using the "Winbuilder 2015" PE build tool, which can be downloaded from here (also community supported at theoven.org):
I'm not going to lie, the learning curve is a bit steep, although you should be able to start creating custom boot images pretty quickly. After you have your tools and custom config script in place, you'll be churning out "refreshed" boot disks in no time. You'll need to have a windows 8/8.1/10 iso, (not the mediabulder one from ms download tool, it won't work) and Install the Windows AIK for the version you want to build.
I took me awhile to figure out how to build the PE iso to include a kaseya agent. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like in Winbuilder (as a plugin).
Here's a link to the winbuilder plugin code:
The plugin puts KcsSetup.exe into the boot disk, and auto-runs @ boot, installing the agent, and it checks in to the VSA. KRC, and KLC are funtional. No need to fuss with other exe or dll files like in other PE builds. (make sure to use /p=%programfiles% as a path switch in the Kagent intall package)
I'm curious, has anyone else had success with a WinPE 8.1 amd64 build as a Rescue Disk? What tools/apps are you including?
I'm beginning field tests with the new build. I'm excited that it supports UEFI boot, contains many newer NIC and disk drivers, and checks into Kaseya very quickly after boot! It's still a work in progress. I'd like to add WLAN and even more NIC drivers, and a few more tools.