How to Deploy an Operating System Image to a New Computer Using Boot 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 use Configuration Manager 2007 to deploy an operating system image to a new bare metal computer or a computer that is new to your Configuration Manager 2007 site by using three basic steps:
Import the new computer information into the Configuration Manager 2007 database.
Use the Create Task Sequence Media Wizard to create bootable media that initiates the operating system deployment.
Create a task sequence step that starts the deployment initiated by the media.
A new computer connects to the default management point during operating system deployment. If the PXE service point is associated with a secondary site, then the default management point of the primary site to which the PXE service point belongs is contacted.
Use the following procedure to deploy an operating system to a new computer.
To deploy an operating system to a new computer
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager/Site Database / Computer Management / Operating System Deployment / Computer Associations.
To add the computer to the Configuration Manager 2007 database, right-click the Computer Associations node, and then click Import Computer Information to start the Import Computer Information wizard. You can import one computer of a set of computers by using the wizard.
To create a bootable media set to initiate the operating system deployment, start the Create Task Sequence Media Wizard, and then on the Select Media Type page, select Bootable Media.
Create the necessary task sequence steps that perform the operating system deployment. For more information about how to add a new computer to the Configuration Manager database, see How to Add a New Computer to the Configuration Manager Database.perform the operating system deployment. For more information about how to create bootable media, see How to Create Task Sequence Bootable Media.
Advertise the task sequence to the collection where the new computer was imported.
To use the bootable media to initiate the deployment, log on to the computer operating system, insert the media into the target computer, and then start the deployment process.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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