After the bootable USB is created, you can customize and configure it to suit your site or location.

About this task

You can use a number of files that for this purpose without having to rebuild the Bootable USB key in the process. Unless specified otherwise, these files are located in: USB_ROOT\sources\$oem$\$$\setup\Wanova\:

Table 1. Customization Files

File Name



The file that controls the command that runs the Mirage installer. You can modify the commands here, including the server Mirage connects to, using SSL or not, and any MSI switches you want to use during installation.


The batch file called automatically when the Windows deployment is completed. You can add more commands to this file as needed (install VPN client, for example).


Mirage client installed on the new Windows machine. Make sure the client version matches the Mirage server version.


An answer file for the unattended Windows installation that you can edit to customize the deployed Windows installation. This file is found in the root of the USB drive.


  1. (Optional) Add Boot-critical drivers to the Bootable USB by putting them in USB drive:\$WinPEDrivers$.

    Do this only if the Windows installation cannot proceed due to missing a critical driver, for example, a missing disk controller, preventing the installation from detecting the hard drive.

  2. Copy the contents of USB drive:\sources\$oem$\$1\MirageDrivers\ to the local folder C:\MirageDrivers.

    The Windows installation searches for and uses drivers located in the MirageDrivers folder on the root of any drive.

  3. (Optional) Customize the Windows installation further.
    1. Copy the contents of USB drive:\sources\$oem$\$$ to the Windows folder on the installation drive, e.g. C:\Windows.
    2. Copy the contents of USB drive:\sources\$oem$\$1 to the installation drive, e.g. C:\.