Hello friends! I’m going to show you how to construct a Windows 7 “build and capture” task sequence. This post assumes that you’ve already followed the “Getting Started” posts 1 and 2. This task sequence will deploy Windows 7, Install Windows Updates, and capture to an image. In later posts, we’ll explore adding software and customizing the default profile.
- First, right click “Task Sequences” and select New -> Task Sequence.
- On the screen “Create a New Task Sequence” select “Build and capture…” and click Next.
- On the screen “Task Sequence Information” enter the name “Build and Capture Windows 7″, select a boot image appropriate for your architecture, then click “Next”.
- On the screen “Install Windows” select your Windows 7 SP1 package then click “Next”.
- On the screen “Configure the network” enter the workgroup “tempgroup” and click “next”. If you’re joining a domain, make sure you enter user credentials. I don’t recommend joining a domain for build-and-capture, since the system will need removed from the domain again before capturing.
- On the screen “Install the ConfigMgr Client” choose your Configuration Manager client package then click “Next”.
- On the screen “Include Updates in Image” choose “Don’t install any software updates” then click “Next”.
- On the screen “Install Software Packages” click “Next”.
- On the screen “System Preparation” click “Next”.
- On the screen “Image Properties” enter a name and version then click “Next”.
- On the screen “Capture Image Settings” enter the source path “\\sccm\captures$\build1.wim”, enter domain credentials, then click “Next”.
- On the “Summary” screen click “Next”.
- On the “Wizard Completed” screen click “Close”.
- Next, right-click your new task sequence and select “Edit”.
- Click Add -> General -> Restart Computer to add a “Restart Computer” task. Place this new task after “Setup windows and ConfigMgr” and choose the radio button “The currently installed default operating system”. Then, uncheck “Notify the user before restarting”.
- Click Add -> MDT -> Use Toolkit Package to add a “Use Toolkit Package” task. Place this task after “Restart Computer” then select your MDT Toolkit package.
- Click Add -> General -> Run Command Line to add a “Run Command Line” task. Rename this task to “Install Windows Updates”. Then enter the command line:
Now, advertise and use your task sequence! It should work properly. Enjoy!