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As part of the Imaging Toolkit testing process we test the base images created by Build Console deploy as expected.

For each Imaging Toolkit release we perform tests against the following latest Windows versions:

  • Windows 10 x64 (Professional)
  • Windows 10 x86 (Professional)
  • Windows 8.1 x64 (Professional)
  • Windows 8.1 x86 (Professional)
  • Windows 7 SP1 x64 (Professional)
  • Windows 7 SP1 x86 (Professional)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 (Standard)
  • Windows Server 2012 x64 (Standard)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 (Standard)

Notes

  • We support Windows 8 (Check the Imaging Toolkit compatibility page for a list of supported OS's) however it was tested in Imaging Toolkit 9.
  • We do test using different editions of each OS (Enterprise / Education) however the focus is on the Professional editions.

With Imaging Toolkit 10 we introduced the ability to automatically patch the base image as it's created using the Image Preparation Tool. This means we have to test base images with and without the patching process. This can take a while but does ensure that we are confident with our processes. Once we have a base image we run an initial OS only test. This allows us to check that drivers, hotfixes and various other processes are working as they should be. The second test run involves checking that language settings are changed as expected and that our keyboard and mouse lockdown service is also working.

If all the tests have passed we start running SCCM and ZENworks builds.

This ensures that we cover off as many test scenarios as we can to ensure a new release works!