Windows 7 Deployment by SCCM
This is a quick basic guide on deploying Windows 7 Using Microsoft SCCM 2007 SP2. You should have installed and configured SCCM 2007 already and you must have installed SP2 for ConfigMgr.
The deployment can be executed by following the steps given below:
Step1: Copy the contents of Windows 7 DVD (all files and folders) to a network share on your SCCM server.
Step 2: Add Operating System Install Package
Expand the Operating System Deployment node in SCCM 2007 and right click on Operating System Install Packages, choose add operating system install package.
When the Add Operating System Install Package wizard appears, point it to the path where the Windows 7 operating system files copied in step1 and press Next
Fill in the name, version and a comment about the image on next screen. Review the summary and verify the confirmation in next two steps by pressing Next 2 times to close the wizard
Step 3. Create Distribution Point for the Image
Expand the newly added Windows 7 image you just added in Operating System Install Image Packages and right click on Distribution Points, select New Distribution Points. Create the server which we just add the Windows 7 Installation files as the New distribution point
Step 4. Update Distribution Point
Right click on distribution points and choose update distribution points, answer yes when prompted.
Step 5. Create the Build and Capture Task Sequence
In the Operating System Deployment node, right click on Task Sequences and choose New-->Task Sequence.
Choose the Build and Capture a reference operating system image option in the wizard
Fill Task Sequence Name and Comment in next coming window. Press browse and choose your boot image as shown here and Click Next
On the Install Windows screen, for Package click on Browse and select our Windows 7 operating system install package. Select Edition of the OS which you plan to install, enter your product key and assign an Administrator Password and press next
Fill the details if you want to join a Workgroup or a Domain in the next window and press Next
Click browse and pick your Client Installation Package which we created before on the next screen
For software updates, choose an appropriate option and click Next
If you want to install some software, add it now by clicking on the yellow star and selecting the package and program.
Click Next at the System Preparation screen.
Add properties for the image in the next screen and click Next
On the next screen, fill the captured path as a Network Path and account details. Review the summary in the following screen
Click Next and then click Close at the confirmation screen comes
Step 6. Advertise the Build and Capture Task Sequence
Create a new collection of required systems for deploying, capturing or build and capturing operating systems
Right click our newly created task sequence and choose Advertise
When the new advertisement wizard appears select the Task Sequence and Collections we created following option make this task sequence available to boot media and PXE and proceed to the next step
Select the mandatory assignment option as “As soon as possible” and priority as “High” and other options as shown in the picture
Choose the following Distribution Point options in the next screen
Proceed to the next step and select ‘show the task sequence progress’
Click Next through the security and summary and review the confirmation
Step 7. Add a system to the Build and Capture 7 collection
In Operating System Deployment, right click on Computer Association and choose Import Computer Information
Choose ‘Import Single Computer’ in the next screen
Enter the computer name and mac address in the next screen
Browse to the Build and Capture 7 collection in the next screen
Step 8. PXE boot the newly added Windows 7 client
PXE boot your client computer and it should start the process of PXE boot from the configured Windows 7 Installation files from the SCCM Server