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SCCM: How To Add Operating Sytem Image

by on Jan.22, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

After Operating System  Image was created as shown in here.
Here are the steps you need to complete in order to add the OS image to SCCM. 

Open Configuration Manager Console
Go to System Center Configuration Manager>Site Database>Computer Management>Operating System Deployment
Right click on Operating System Images and select Add Operating System Image
Right Click on Operating system Images and select Add Operating System Image

In Add Operating System Image Wizard window browser or enter UNC path where the image is located. Click Next
browser or enter UNC path

Enter image name and if needed version and comment. Click Next
Enter image name and if needed

Click Next in Summary window.
Next in Summary window

The wizard will do required configurations and you should see progress bar.
After progress is finished you should get into confirmation window. Click Close
confirmation window

Now you should see your image in the list.
the list

At this point image still cannot be used because it was not copied to distribution point.
To do that right click on the image name and choose Manage Distribution Points
Manage Distribution Points

Manage Distribution Points Wizard will start. Click Next
Manage Distribution Points Wizard

Because this is the first time we are going to use this image select Copy the package to new distribution points
and click Next
Copy the package to new distribution points

Select PXE Distribution Point that will be used for images. Click Next
Select Distribution Point or Points

Click Next in Completion window.
Completion window

Wait for progress to complete and click Close in Confirmation window.
Confirmation window

It may take some time until the image is copied to distribution point. It depends on image size and network load.
To be sure that the image was copied go to System Center Configuration Manager>Site Database>Computer Management>Operating system Deployment>Operating system Images>Image Name(this is the image that you want to check)>Package Status>Package Status>Site Name(this is your site)
Here you will see All distribution points assigned to the image and their status.
The Status will say Installed once the copying is finished.
The Status will say Installed

The image is ready for use.
The next step is to create a Task Sequence.
I will show how to do that in my next post.
How to Create task sequence

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