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Administrator Checklist: Create the Capture Task Sequence

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The following checklist includes the basic steps to consider when creating a task sequence to build a reference computer and capture an operating system image from that reference computer.

 

Steps Reference

Identify a Configuration Manager 2007 client that will be the reference computer.

About the Operating System Deployment Reference Computer

Run the New Task Sequence Wizard.

New Task Sequence Wizard - Build and Capture a Reference Operating System image

Customize the task sequence that you created.

Operating System Deployment: Task Sequence Editor

Run the New Task Sequence Wizard

When you run the New Task Sequence Wizard, select the option Build a Reference Operating System Image. This table lists the information you need to provide when running the wizard.

 

Steps Reference

Create all the support packages that you need to successfully build the reference computer including:

  • Windows operating system installation

  • Configuration Manager 2007 client installation

  • Sysprep

  • Driver packages

  • Software applications and support tools

About Creating the Operating System Deployment Packages

Identify the Configuration Manager 2007 package that contains the operating system to install on the reference computer.

New Task Sequence Wizard - Build and Capture a Reference Operating System image

Identify the Configuration Manager 2007 package that contains the Configuration Manager 2007 client to install on the reference computer.

New Task Sequence Wizard - Build and Capture a Reference Operating System image

Specify workgroup or domain information including the account credentials that has permission to join the workgroup or domain.

New Task Sequence Wizard - Build and Capture a Reference Operating System image

Specify appropriate Windows license information.

New Task Sequence Wizard - Build and Capture a Reference Operating System image

Specify whether you'll need to install all software updates targeted to the reference computer by Configuration Manager 2007, mandatory software updates targeted to the reference computer by Configuration Manager 2007, or no software updates.

New Task Sequence Wizard - Build and Capture a Reference Operating System image

Specify any other Configuration Manager 2007 packages that contain software applications or other tools or scripts that you want to install on the reference computer.

New Task Sequence Wizard - Build and Capture a Reference Operating System image

Specify the Configuration Manager 2007 package containing the appropriate version of Sysprep or another migration tool.

New Task Sequence Wizard - Build and Capture a Reference Operating System image

Specify a local or network location for the image to be stored.

New Task Sequence Wizard - Build and Capture a Reference Operating System image

Customize the New Task Sequence

The New Task Sequence Wizard is used to create a default task sequence that you can then customize further by running the Task Sequence Editor. This table lists the items that you can customize for the reference computer.

 

Add a task sequence that does the following: Description

Installs a Configuration Manager 2007 package that contains the appropriate service pack.

Install Software

Installs a Configuration Manager 2007 package that contains the appropriate software updates.

Install Software Updates

Installs a Configuration Manager 2007 package that contains the appropriate applications.

Install Software

Installs a Configuration Manager 2007 package that contains the appropriate mass storage drivers (disk, NIC)

Apply Driver Package

Installs a Configuration Manager 2007 package that contains the appropriate tools and scripts you require to mitigate installation scenarios.

Install Software

Installs a Configuration Manager 2007 package that contains the appropriate desktop customization (wall paper, branding, default user profile).

Install Software

Run Command Line

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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