I want to create a build and capture OS that includes Windows XP, SP3, Ms Office, Anti Virus Software and Adobe reader as an image to push out to client machines as a standard build. I have created all the necessary packages, install files, answer files and task sequence for this image. However, i have come across a series of problems:
1. The build and capture task sequence was advertised to a specific collection containing only two client machines and nothing happened. When i try and PXE boot from boot options it gets a DHCP assigned IP address/subnet/gateway address but returns the PXE error code: PXE-E55 then boots to windows (An existing OS is already present with config manager on that machine).
2. I cannot push out this task sequence to non existant machines (or unmanaged clients). It seems as though when you add a direct computer association in the collection, it searches it database to see if it can find the machine and not just add it based on its GUID or MAC address. Is this correct or is there a way of manually adding the machine based on those details? (This is necessary for the deployment of this pending image to newly purchased machines).