Thanks Alex. Some comments:
a. Thanks for the update. At least now I know that the strangeness I’ve been seeing is not me. I’ll be on the lookout for that site update.
b. I actually did get it to work (I would say about 95%), but I had to update some new OS resources to the MDT Bundle in order to see the drop-down with the different editions in the Bare-Metal profile creation wizard. I didn’t think you needed new OS resources if you were essentially using the same version of the OS, but, since Microsoft included 3 editions in this ISO that were not included in the one I used originally to upload the OS resources it didn’t know how to deal with multiple editions. Once I uploaded new OS resources from the new ISO the drop down with the editions did show up.
We are able to deploy 1709 using BigFix OSD now, but as one of my colleagues posted, we’ve had to downgrade the bare-metal profile embedded version of the BES Client from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 to get it to deploy. It errors out otherwise.
Also we have noticed some driver issues during the first boot after the image is laid down, but nothing that is a ‘showstopper’. Hopefully these wrinkles will be smoothed out with the new site version.
Thanks for the reply.