Partitions: MDT 2013 Update 1 Build 8298 Default UEFI Partitions


Continuing from my last post on BIOS Partitions, I’ll explain the UEFI side of things

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On a UEFI system 4 partitions will be created.

  • Boot / 499MB / FAT32 / EFI Bootable
  • MSR / 128MB
  • Windows / 99% Remainder / NTFS
  • Recovery / 100% Remainder / NTFS

I added a pause in my Task Sequence right after the Format and Partition Disk (UEFI) step and on a 127GB drive in Hyper-V, this was my layout:

  • BOOT/ 499MB / NTFS / EFI Bootable
  • MSR / 128MB
  • Windows / 125GB / NTFS
  • Recovery / 1299MB / NTFS

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Very similar to BIOS (in relation to the size of my Recovery Partition), and this variance in Recovery Partition sizes has led me to come up with my own solution.