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How to Deploy an Operating System Image Using Media

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

You can write task sequences and their related files and dependencies to a DVD or CD set or a USB drive. Using media will allow you to run the operating system deployment task sequence steps on computers that do not have a network connection or have a low bandwidth connection to your Configuration Manager 2007 site. You must specify a boot image that should be associated with the media you create, or the task sequence will fail.

If the media you create is going to be used in a different site than the Configuration Manager 2007 site it was created in, you must create a custom task sequence and add the Run Command Line task sequence step. You can add a command line to the Run command line task sequence step that will assign the new Configuration Manager 2007 client to the desired site.

ImportantImportant
Boot media that is created in a parent site can only be used in child sites with no protected distribution points configured.

For more information about creating a custom task sequence, see How to Create a Custom Task Sequence

Use the following tasks to help you manage Configuration Manager 2007 task sequence operating system deployment media:

In This Section

How to Create Task Sequence Bootable Media
Contains the steps necessary to create bootable media that can be used to run a task sequence on a new computer.

How to Create Stand-alone Media
Contains the steps necessary to create stand-alone media from which to run your operating system image deployment. The stand-alone media will contain all necessary data to run the specified operating system deployment task sequences without requiring a connection to a Configuration Manager 2007 site.

How to Capture an Image from a Reference Computer by Using Capture Media
Contains the steps necessary to capture an operating system image from a reference computer using capture media.

How to Deploy an Operating System Image to a New Computer Using Boot Media
Contains the steps necessary to deploy an operating system image to a new bare metal computer or a computer that is new to your Configuration Manager 2007 site.

How to Deploy an Operating System Image to an Offline Computer
Contains the steps necessary to deploy an operating system image to a computer that is not connected to the network or to a computer that is connected by a low bandwidth connection.

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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