If you choose not to use the vCloud Automation Center PEBuilder, you must install the guest agent and manually copy the contents of the installation directory to your WinPE image.

Select a Windows system from which the staging area you prepared is accessible and on which .NET 4.5 and Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 (including WinPE 3.0) are installed.

Create a WinPE.

1

Navigate to the vCloud Automation Center Appliance management console installation page.

For example: https://vcac-hostname.domain.name:5480/installation.

2

Download the PEBuilder.

3

Execute vCAC-WinPEBuilder-Setup.exe.

4

Deselect both Plugins and PEBuilder.

5

Expand Plugins and select VRMAgent.

6

Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

7

After installation is complete, copy the contents of %SystemDrive%\Program Files (x86)\VMware\PE Builder\Plugins\VRM Agent\VRMGuestAgent to a new location within your WinPE Image.

For example: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\PE Builder\Plugins\VRM Agent\VRMGuestAgent.