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Sample Stand-alone Media Operating System Deployment 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

Use the table as a guide as you create a task sequence to deploy an operating system using stand-alone media. The table will help you decide the general sequence for your task sequence steps and how to organize and structure those task sequence steps into logical groups.

noteNote
You should always use the Task Sequence Media Wizard to create stand-alone media from which to run your operating system deployment.

The task sequence you create may vary from this sample and can contain more or less task sequence steps and groups.

Sample stand-alone media task sequence

 

Task Sequence Group/Step Reference

Capture File and Settings - (New Task Sequence Group)

You can create a task sequence group using the task sequence editor. A task sequence group helps keep similar task sequence steps together for better organization and error control.

Capture Windows Settings

Use this task sequence step to identify the Microsoft Windows settings that should be captured from the computer that will receive the task sequence. You can capture the computer name, user and organizational information and the time zone settings.

Capture Network Settings

Use this task sequence step to capture network settings from the computer that will receive the task sequence associated with this task step. You can capture the computer's domain or workgroup membership and the network adapter setting information.

Capture User Files and Settings - (New Task Sequence Sub-Group)

You can create a task sequence group within a task sequence group using the task sequence editor. A task sequence sub-group helps keep similar task sequence steps together for better organization and error control.

Set Local State Location

You can use this task sequence step specify a local location using the protected path task sequence variable. The user state will be stored on a protected directory on the hard drive.

Capture User State

You can use this task sequence step to capture the user files and settings you want to migrate to the new operating system.

Install Operating System - (New Task Sequence Group)

You can create a task sequence group using the task sequence editor. A task sequence group helps keep similar task sequence steps together for better organization and error control.

Reboot to Windows PE or hard disk

Use this task sequence step to specify restart options for the target computer that will receive this task sequence. This step will display a message to the user that the computer will be restarted so that the installation can continue.

This step uses the read-only _SMSTSInWinPE task sequence variable. If the associated value equals false the task sequence step will continue.

Apply Operating System

Use this task sequence step to install a specified operating system image onto target computer. This step applies all volume images contained in the WIM file to the corresponding sequential disk volume on the target computer after first deleting all files on that volume (with the exception of Configuration Manager 2007-specific control files). You can specify a sysprep answer file and also configure which disk partition should be used for the installation.

Apply Windows Settings

Use this task sequence step to configure the Windows settings configuration information for the target computer. The windows settings you can apply are user and organizational information, product or license key information, time zone, and the local administrator password.

Apply Network Settings

Use this task sequence step to specify the network or workgroup configuration information for the target computer. You can also specify if the computer should use a DHCP server or you can statically assign the IP address information.

Apply Driver Package

The Apply Driver Package task sequence step allows you to make all device drivers in a driver package available for use by Windows setup. All necessary device drivers must be contained on the stand-alone media.

Setup Operating System - (New Task Sequence Group)

You can create a task sequence group using the task sequence editor. A task sequence group helps keep similar task sequence steps together for better organization and error control.

Setup Windows and ConfigMgr

Use this task sequence step to install the Configuration Manager 2007 client software. Configuration Manager 2007 installs and registers the Configuration Manager 2007 client GUID. You can assign the necessary installation parameters in the Installation properties window.

Restore User Files and Settings - (New Task Sequence Group)

You can create a task sequence group using the task sequence editor. A task sequence group helps keep similar task sequence steps together for better organization and error control.

Restore User State

Use this task sequence step to initiate the User State Migration Tool (USMT) to restore user state and settings to a target computer.

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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