Deploying SCCM 2012 Part 15 – Build and capture Windows 7 x64 – In the Previous post, we enabled PXE support for the clients, added an operating system installer, created a task sequence. In this post we will deploy the task sequence to a new device collection and build and capture windows 7 64bit base image. This image will be deployed to the client machines.
We will first create a device collection named Build and Capture windows 7 x64. Launch the CM console, Click on Assets and Compliance. Right click Device Collections, Click on Create Device Collection.
Provide a name to the collection, for Limiting Collection click on Browse and choose All Systems.
click on Next, there a box that pops up, click OK.
We will now create a new Virtual machine, import the computer information precisely the MAC ID and add it to the collection. When you are creating a new virtual machine, select “I will install the operating system later“. Create a virtual machine with 1 GB as memory, 60 GB hard disk and network Adapter set to bridged mode.
Power on the Virtual machine and note down the MAC Address. In the below screenshot the MAC Address is 00 0C 29 38 9B 7D.
In the CM console, Click on Assets and Compliance, select Devices and in the top ribbon click on Import Computer Information.
Choose Import single computer. Click Next.
Specify Computer name = WINDOWS7, MAC address = 00:0c:29:38:9b:7D. Click Next.
We will add the computer to the collection that we created in the above step, click on Browse and select collection as Build and Capture Windows 7 x64. click Next.
Note : The computer that we added to the collection takes some time to show up in the collection. Proceed to the below steps only when you see the computer entry under the collection.
Since the computer has been added to the Build and Capture Windows 7 x64 collection, we will now deploy the task sequence. click on Software Library, Under Operating Systems click on Task sequences.
right click the task sequence Build and Capture Windows 7 and click Deploy.
Select the Purpose as Available. Also check the box for Make available to boot media and PXE. Click Next.
Do not select anything here, click Next.
Make no changes here, Click Next.
We have successfully deployed the task sequence. click Close.
Wait for few minutes and then restart the virtual machine. Press F12 to book from network.
Enter the PXE password. click Next.
Select the Task Sequence and click Next.
The hard disk is being partitioned for the installation of windows 7.
Installing windows 7 OS.
Capturing the OS.
Once the capture process is over, we can see the .wim file in the sccm server.