Creating a LiteTouch USB

LiteTouch is a server used by UVM for maintaining the university’s Windows machine. Although some locations on campus are able to access the LiteTouch server without a USB, most locations and many older machines require the assistance of a LiteTouch USB. In order to create a LiteTouch USB, you will need to first obtain the LiteTouch image from the shared drive. Note: It is easiest to create the LiteTouch image while using a PC.

The location of the ISO is:

  • Windows:
    • \\\shared\software\deploy
  • Mac:
    • cifs://

Once you have your ISO, insert your USB drive (at least 4GB). Now open cmd.exe as an administrator and type the following commands in bold.


  • diskpart
    • Note: Another window may pop up asking for permission to launch diskpart, accept this popup.

In your new cmd.exe that was launched from the previous command, enter the following:

example output of commands

example output of commands

  • list disk
    • (take note of the disk number in the output and use that in place of in the next command)
  • select disk
  • clean
  • create partition primary
  • select partition 1
  • active
  • format fs=fat32 quick
  • assign
  • list volume
    • (take note of the drive letter assigned, denoted by the asterisk)
  • exit

Now that your USB drive is all set, you will need to mount the ISO (v10 of LiteTouch as of this guide being written).

Simply right click on the LiteTouch ISO and select “Mount”.


After that, a new explorer window should open, showing the contents of the LiteTouch image. Select all of the contents and drag it over to the drive corresponding to the letter from up above. A dialog box will pop up indicating the progress of the copy.




Once complete, the new LiteTouch drive should be ready for use. For ease, you can always change the name of the drive if you right click, select properties, and enter the desired name there.

rightclick        newname


Once created, you can now use your LiteTouch USB to install a Windows Operating System or run DaRT.


If you are having problems or need further assistance, please contact the UVM Tech Team Help Line at 802-656-2604


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