Summary of steps to install a new computer for staff and postgraduate students:
- Register the computer as an asset, ask your sector lead if you dont know how. You should use a bar code reader for serial numbers and asset tags to avoid typos.
- Register the computer in DHCP so it can obtain an IP addresse in the location you are installing software (SCCM) and and where it is to be deployed.
- Ensure the bios of the computer is set to support normal SATA. The newer AHCI drive standard is not supported by SCCM yet and will cause it to generate spurious errors and the install to fail at various stages for no reproducable reason if you forget to change it.
- Insert a current copy of the SCCM boot CD. The ISO is obtainable from sit-buildPUBLICSCCMISOsBoot Image x86 (No IPv6) 2011-05-12.iso OR alternatively from [file://sit-buildPUBLICFoS-Bootv3fos-boot-x86-v3.iso sit-buildPUBLICFoS-Bootv3fos-boot-x86-v3.iso].
- Boot the machine and use the default settings until you see a screen showing “Computer Name” and perhaps “Add to Collection”.
- Fill in the computer name and collection according to the conventions of your sector. Note that the collection ID changes frequently and without notice.
- Finish off the install by following the instructions on the screen.
- The computer will typically continue to install software for serveral hours. Make sure it’s finished before deploying it to the end user.
- Dont forget to show the end user how to map departmental and faculty drives as appropriate and ask if any additional software is required.
- Laptop users should fill out the appropriate custodial forms when inteding to take equipment off site.
Obtain the latest copy of the SCCM Boot CD from sit-buildpublicSCCMISOs and burn to CD.
If your computer already exists in the SCCM Database you need to add the computer to the Operating System Deployment Collection see SCCM Add to Collection. If your computer is not known to SCCM you do not need to do anything except follow the procedure below.
> Boot the computer from the Boot CD / USB.
NOTE: If for any reason you need to restart the SCCM Task Sequence Wizard (e.g. you fudged an advertisement) you can open a Command Prompt (F8), run “taskmgr”, kill the “TsmBootStrap.exe” process and start a new instance of “TsBootShell.exe” from “x:smsbini386”. Don’t kill the “TsBootShell.exe” or the PE will reboot ;).
> Enter your password if required.
NOTE: You need to wait approximately 10 seconds at this screen before clicking “Next” so the Task Sequence Wizard has a chance to start the network, evaluate the computers settings and contact the SCCM Management Point.
> or click "Configure" to configure IP settings and then click "Next".
> SCCM OSD Wizard will evaluate if this computer is known to SCCM or not.
> The OSD Wizard should prompt if the computer is unknown (what type of prompt you get depends on what type of Boot Media you use).
> If you are using MDT based Boot Media then you will see this prompt
> If you are using SCCM R2 based Boot Media then you will see this prompt
> Double click the "OSDComputerName" and enter the computer name you want applied during the Task Sequence
> and click "Next".
> SCCM OSD Wizard will evaluate what task sequences / policies are available to this computer (this can take some time)
> SCCM OSD Wizard will display available task sequences available to this collection
> Select a task sequence from the display list and click next to begin the deployment.
> Your deployment should now begin running the task sequence you selected.
> If you are using the OSDAppChooser in your Task Sequence you will see the following
> Select the Application Set and applications you would like automatically installed during the Task Sequence and click "OK".
> If you receive an error as below, see the SCCM Troubleshooting - OSD page.