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How can I create a Windows 7 and 10 image in smartImager and have the computer prompt for which to choose?

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STEP 1: Add the images you want, via the smartImager console through Components | Images.

  • Create a Windows 7 and a Windows 10 image if they don't already exist

STEP 2: Create a new User Prompt named "Image Choice" (Components | User Prompts)

  • Name: Image Choice
  • Message: Please choose your operating system
  • Type: Selection
  • Options:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 7

STEP 3: Through the console, choose the Components | Images | Windows 7 image from Step 1 above.

STEP 4: Select the Compatibility tab from the Windows 7 image details pane

STEP 5: Select the compatibility named "[SYSTEM] User Prompt Image Choice Windows 7 Test"

  • NOTE: Do not associate a user prompt with the Windows 10 image

STEP 6: From the console choose your deployment from the Deployments menu

STEP 7: Select both the Windows 7 and Windows 10 images.

STEP 8: Publish your settings 

You'll note that you are creating a user prompt for choosing an OS, then associating the compatibility for the Windows 7 choice with the Window 7 image.  But you're not associating the Windows 10 choice with the Windows 10 image.  The reason for this is that you always want a "default" image.  And this way it will always use the Windows 10 image unless you explicitly tell it to use Windows 7.  Additionally, by having a default image (Windows 10), you can place a compatibility on the User Prompt itself -- therefore only showing the user prompt if a certain condition exists (for instance: only show the user prompt if the machine is on the 10.10.2. network for example).

How can I create a Windows 7 and 10 image in smartImager and have the computer prompt for which to choose?

STEP 1: Add the images you want, via the smartImager console through Components | Images.

  • Create a Windows 7 and a Windows 10 image if they don't already exist

STEP 2: Create a new User Prompt named "Image Choice" (Components | User Prompts)

  • Name: Image Choice
  • Message: Please choose your operating system
  • Type: Selection
  • Options:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 7

STEP 3: Through the console, choose the Components | Images | Windows 7 image from Step 1 above.

STEP 4: Select the Compatibility tab from the Windows 7 image details pane

STEP 5: Select the compatibility named "[SYSTEM] User Prompt Image Choice Windows 7 Test"

  • NOTE: Do not associate a user prompt with the Windows 10 image

STEP 6: From the console choose your deployment from the Deployments menu

STEP 7: Select both the Windows 7 and Windows 10 images.

STEP 8: Publish your settings 

You'll note that you are creating a user prompt for choosing an OS, then associating the compatibility for the Windows 7 choice with the Window 7 image.  But you're not associating the Windows 10 choice with the Windows 10 image.  The reason for this is that you always want a "default" image.  And this way it will always use the Windows 10 image unless you explicitly tell it to use Windows 7.  Additionally, by having a default image (Windows 10), you can place a compatibility on the User Prompt itself -- therefore only showing the user prompt if a certain condition exists (for instance: only show the user prompt if the machine is on the 10.10.2. network for example).