How to Deploy Operating System Images to a Computer
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 this procedure to deploy an operating system image to a target computer. When you deploy an operating system the target computer should have the same architecture as the boot image that is contained in the operating system image. To complete the operating system deployment successfully you must also create a sysprep directory on the reference computer hard drive.
For boot/full media and PXE initiated installations, if there is no formatted partition available the task sequence engine will create and format a temporary partition to use as the local data path.
How to Deploy an Operating System Image to a Computer
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Operating System Deployment / Task Sequences.
In the Action menu, or from the Actions pane, select New, then Task Sequence to run the New Task Sequence Wizard.
On the Create a New Task Sequence wizard page, select Install an existing image package.
After you successfully complete the wizard, select the new task sequence from the Task Sequences pane.
In the Action menu, or from the Actions pane, select Edit to run the Task Sequence Editor and customize the task steps that are included with the task sequence and to add any additional task steps that are required.
Ensure that a collection exists that contains the target computer.
Advertise the task sequence to the collection that contains the target computer:
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Operating System Deployment / Task Sequences
Select the task sequence to advertise from the Task Sequences pane.
On the Action menu, or from the Actions pane, select Advertise to run the New Advertisement Wizard.
Monitor the progress of the deployment task sequence using the Advertisement Status window on the Operating System Deployment node main screen. This window does not refresh automatically, so be sure to refresh the screen periodically to see the most current information about advertised task sequences.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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