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Is there a way to Deploy an image based on a Boot Disk Configuration? RRS feed

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  • Hi everyone,  I hope this question is not too out there but here goes.  Is there a way to deploy an images(images) based on boot disk configuration?

    Currently In order to image a workstation through SCCM we have to pre populate it, add it to a collection and then make images available to that collection.  Obviously we can't do that for every department on campus, there would be  countless images available to that collection.

    I have noticed that when I create the boot media and get to the "Customize the task sequence media' i can enter variables.  I just wondered if i could set something here to pull from specific list of images.

    Thanks

    Friday, May 6, 2016 4:06 PM

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  • Why not just use unknown computer support in ConfigMgr and available (instead of required) task sequence deployments? This will give you a list of task sequences to choose from when starting the process on an unknown system.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 12:40 AM

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  • Why not just use unknown computer support in ConfigMgr and available (instead of required) task sequence deployments? This will give you a list of task sequences to choose from when starting the process on an unknown system.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 12:40 AM
  • How many images do you have?

    You can deploy the task sequence as hidden to unknown computers then use the _SMSTSPreferredAdvertID on your media to make it choose the task sequence.

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 11:56 PM
  • Our department has four, But the entire campus is using SCCM.  doing the math, we could easily have 50 images out there.

    Monday, May 9, 2016 11:48 AM
  • I work at a Uni and we used to be in that scenario. We only have 2 task sequences for each OS now. GUC - general use configuration (personal computers) and PUC (public use configuration) - labs, etc. Message me if you want more info/ if a university setup is applicable.
    Monday, May 9, 2016 12:05 PM
  • Not at all. Don't confuse task sequences with images and don't confuse disk configuration with either one either.

    Task Sequences are can be made very dynamic, that's where their true power lies.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Monday, May 9, 2016 12:40 PM