SCCM 2012 Install Image Package Task Sequence



Task Sequence Wizard: Install existing image package

When you run this selection from the Task Sequence Wizard and you select this option, you are prompted to name the TS, provide a description and choose a boot image to use for it. Give it a name, A description and Choose a boot image. If you are using a 64 bit windows, make sure you use a 64 bit boot image, like wise  if you use a 32 bit windows, use a 32 bit boot image.

Next you select your Image package (.wim you have imported into SCCM). Sometimes these hold more than 1 images. Select the proper image (or partition) for your install. if your source machine had a hidden manufacturer recovery partition, this can show up as the first partition so to install just windows you would have to select the second partition. You can (but are not required to) assign a Product key to the TS  and either disable the ADMINISTRATOR password or assign one.

Now choose to either a workgroup or domain and enter the appropriate information. if you select a domain, you also need to choose a OU to place the computer account in and supply a username and password with rights to join computers to the domain. I use a service account for this that has proper rights to do this.

Next you select your Configuration Manager Client to use. Usually you will just use the package that is automatically installed when you initially install SCCM on your server. You can leave the installation properties as default settings unless you need special settings.

Configure state migration saves your individual user and system settings. this is useful if you are reimaging a system and want to keep the user profiles, custom network, and/or windows settings. To do this you will need to have USMT package on your system. You can get it from Microsoft as part of Windows® Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) (USMT 5.0) or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012. SEE Create USMT Package

Now you can include software updates should you want to. choose the option that is right for you.

Now it is time to install software packages you have installed in your system. I also recommend checking "If an application installation fails, continue installing other applications in the list." This way your TS does not break if one of these packages fails or is broken.

Confirm your setting, click next  and close.. You have now built a task sequence. Now we can edit it, modify it and see what is in it

Now take a look at Customizing Task Sequence for more information.

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