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Supported Operating Systems and Hard Disk Configurations for Operating System Deployment

Updated: February 1, 2010

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

This topic describes the operating systems and disk configurations that support the capture, creation, and deployment of operating system images by using Configuration Manager 2007.

Supported Operating Systems

All operating systems listed as supported client operating systems under Configuration Manager 2007 Supported Configurations are supported for Operating System Deployment with the following exceptions:

  • Clients that use the mobile device client. For more information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Supported Configurations.

  • Windows XP Embedded

  • Windows Storage Server 2003

  • Windows Storage Server 2008

  • IA-64-based architecture computers

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

ImportantImportant
Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 adds operating system deployment support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 does not support operating system deployment for Windows Vista with no service pack installed. Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 supports operating system deployment for Windows Vista SP1 and later.

The following operating systems do not support the “Apply operating system from an original installation source” option in the Apply Operating System task sequence action. These operating systems must be captured by using a reference computer before being deployed to the target computer:

  • Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.0

  • Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.1

  • Windows Embedded Standard 2009

  • Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

  • Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs

  • Windows XP Tablet PC

Supported Disk Configurations

The hard disk configuration combinations on the reference and target computers that are supported for use with Configuration Manager 2007 operating system deployment are shown in the following table.

 

Reference Hard Disk Configuration Target Hard Disk Configuration

Basic Disk

Basic Disk

Simple volume on a dynamic disk

Simple Volume on a dynamic disk

Configuration Manager 2007 supports capturing an operating system image only from computers configured with simple volumes. There is no support for the following hard disk configurations:

  • Spanned volumes

  • Striped volumes (RAID 0)

  • Mirrored volumes (RAID 1)

  • Parity volumes (RAID 5)

A hard disk configuration on the reference and target computers that is also not supported for use with Configuration Manager 2007 operating system deployment is shown in the following table.

 

Reference Hard Disk Configuration Target Hard Disk Configuration

Basic Disk

Dynamic Disk

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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