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How to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise using SCCM

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In this post we will see how to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise using SCCM. If you have Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager in your environment or higher version that that, you will most likely want to use it to deploy Windows 10. In this post we will cover the steps to deploy windows 10 using SCCM. If you are thinking if an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 is possible, then yes you can also upgrade to Windows 10 with System Center Configuration Manager which i will be covering in a separate post. You can use a System Center Configuration Manager task sequence to completely automate the process.

Before you start, ensure that you have Windows 10 iso file extracted to a folder. In my case I have extracted Windows 10 files to a folder.

Launch the Configuration Manager console, click on Software Library, click Operating Systems, right click on Operating systems images and click on Add Operating System Image.

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Specify the path where the install.wim is present. Click Next.

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Provide some details for the operating system image. Click Next.

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Complete the remaining steps and click close. After this step, ensure that you have distributed the OS to the distribution point.

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Launch the Configuration Manager console, click on Software Library, expand Overview, expand Operating Systems, right click Task Sequences and click Create Task Sequence.

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Choose Build and capture a reference operating system image. Click Next.

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Provide a name to the Task Sequence and choose the boot image. Click Next.

NOTE – You must first enable the command support on both the boot images(x64 and x86) and then distribute it to the distribution point. To enable the command support right click on each of the boot image, click on properties and under Customization tab check the box Enable Command Support (testing only). Enable command support for both the boot images. By default the boot images are not distributed to DP and if you don’t distribute the boot images you will not be able to select the DP in the below step. To distribute the boot images to DP, right click on each boot image and click Distribute Content. Check this post for more info – http://prajwaldesai.com/boot-images-distribution-point-configuration-osd-sccm-2012-r2/

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Specify a local administrator password and click Next.

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Decide if you want to include software updates during deployment, click Next. Complete the rest of steps and complete the TS wizard.

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Since we had chosen build and capture OS method, I really don’t want to capture the OS. I just want to deploy it to a VM. We will disable the “Capture the Reference Machine” step in the TS. I am deploying the Windows 10 OS to a virtual machine so I have disabled the Apply Device Drivers step. If you are deploying the TS to a computer or laptop then please import the device drivers and then deploy the OS.

Deploy the Task Sequence to All Unknown computers collection.

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Press F12 to boot from the network. The OSD process now begins.

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Choose the Task Sequence and click Next.

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Monitor the OSD process by opening smsts.log file.

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Wait for the Windows 10 to get installed.

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There you go. We have installed Windows 10 successfully.

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