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SCCM: How to Create Task Sequence for OSD

by on Mar.20, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

In order to create OSD Task Sequence you need to have you image created and added to SCCM. Below are the links how to do that:
How to capture OS image
How to add OS image

Also you must have SCCM client package ready:
How to create SCCM client Package and Program for OSD

Open Configuration Manager Console
Go to System Center Configuration Manager>Site Database>Computer Management>Operating System Deployment
Right click on Task Sequences and select New>Task Sequence
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New Task Sequence Wizard will start
Select Install an existing Image package and click Next
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Give a name to your task sequence and select Boot image
Click Next
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In Install the Windows Operating Systemclick Browse and select the image that you wan to use.
Select Partition and format the target computer before installing operating system
Enter the OS Product Key
Select Licensing Mode this is needed for server OS
You can enable or disable Local administrator account. If you enable it you have to type the password. Click Next
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If you want you can join PC to domain but then you need to provide all the required details. Click Next
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Now you need to provide SCCM client Package which you created earlier(How to create SCCM client Package and Program for OSD) and click Next.
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Untick all the boxes in Configure State Migration. This is because we are not migrating PC.
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If you have Updates configured in SCCM environment then you can install them during the imaging process. In my cae i slect Don’t install any software updates.
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You can make SCCM install software during imaging. But you have to have packages prepared beforehand. I selected Office 2007. You can leave it blank. Click Next.
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Review the summary and click Next.
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Wait for progress to finish and click Close.
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The task sequence is ready but by default the SCCM does not use Quick format after creating partitions. So depending on your drive size it can take some time to format the drive. So here are the steps to change that.

Go to System Center Configuration Manager>Site Database>Computer Management>Operating System Deployment>Task Sequences
Right click on Task Sequence you have just created and select Edit
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Select Partition Disk
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Under Volume right click on Primary partition and select Properties
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In Properties tick Quick Format. Click OK and OK again in Task Sequence Editor.

That’s it.
Now you need to advertise this sequence.
I will show you how to do that in my next post.
How to Advertise a Task sequence

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5 Comments for this entry

  • Tim

    There is an issue with the quick format when booting from PXE. Any resolution.

  • Andrius

    Hi Tim,
    can you tell me what the problem is ? As I’ve been using it and never ran into it.

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  • TJ Hall

    Can you tell me how to install a software package as part of the OSD Task Sequence? I have created a package that is silent and does not require User Input and is also marked to “Allow this program to be installed from the Install Software task sequence without being advertised”. When I set this up and try it, I get a Task Sequence Error: 0×80091007

  • Chafic Mounged

    it seems that you also must uncheck the box that says “allow users to interact with this program” in the environment tab.

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