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SCCM 2012 Task sequence Options

Posted on 2014-08-17
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Last Modified: 2014-08-20
When creating Task sequence in SCCM , the wizard will show the window displayed in the screenshot below.

I would like to know what each option means ?

If I understand :

**we can deploy pristine  operating system with SCCM, or we can deploy it even with just WDS (We do not even need SCCM or MDT, or anything else), correct me if I am wrong.

** we can deploy an existing operating system , what we usually call a reference image, that we can update with applications and windows updates before we deploy it (create a duplicate).

in the screenshot there are four radio button, so which goes with which case I cited above?


Question by:jskfan
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Leo earned 1500 total points
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If you are building an image for the first time, you should use the first option, use it for a while, and if you need to change the way its deployed later on you can use fourth option to create custom task sequence....

have a look at this video.


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I get plain blue screen...
I tried both options in the task sequence

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ID: 40267442
Still could not understand the task sequence...

In real world when you receive a physical box there is always an OS installed on it.
you may want to overwrite that OS, by deploying an image that has Applications and patches on it, that way you do not have to manually install them .

In VMware, you can clone an exiting machine and you  provision the cloned VM to another user, during the cloning you can customize the image so that you make its GUID unique..

So I do not where those four options of task sequences will be applied ...
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I realized that the Blue screen has nothing to do with SCCM server, it has do with the server where DHCP and WDS are installed.
I shut down completely SCCM server, and restarted windows 7 VM on PXE boot, and it displayed the same Blue Screen I posted on the screenshot above.

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After struggling with for days, I decided to disable WDS where it was installed on the same server as DHCP server. I installed WDS on the same server as SCCM.
On DHCP server , I configured Option 60 to be the IP address of DHCP server itself, option 66 pointing to IP address of SCCM/WDS , and option 67 smsboot\x64\wdsnbp.com.

I rebooted the windows 7 VM and it booted in PXE and loaded Winpe

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