e2e: Configuring Operating System Deployment in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Applies to: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Introduction

Most support issues that affect Operating System Deployment (OSD) in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager stem from product misconfigurations. Although there are no simple guidelines to implement something as powerful and complex as OSD, this article describes the step-by-step process for configuring System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012) to capture an existing Windows image. This article also guides you through creating a Client Package and Task Sequence to deploy and install that image.

This article assumes that you have an existing environment that has a Configuration Manager 2012 site installed and also a primary site that is running Configuration Manager 2012. These steps can also be used together with a stand-alone primary site that is running Configuration Manager 2012. Additionally, this article requires that the Network Access Account and Boundaries are configured correctly, and that ConfigMgr client agents are installed on the clients.

Setting it up

Following some steps, we provide a reference to a more detailed explanation in the following downloadable document:

We recommend you download the document before you begin these steps.