Endpoint Services, MECM, In-place Imaging


This article provides in-place imaging information on Windows via MECM.


  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)

Intended Audience

  • University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team


 Gather Information
Information you will need:
a. Device name
b. I
nstalled applications
c. V
erify the device object exists in MECM
d. D
etermine if data needs to be retained on the device planned for re-image
e. N
ote your OS Deploy Collection
f. Confirm the task sequence is deployed to clients

 Image in Place - Fresh Image (no profile capture and no restore)
Once you have the device name needing to be imaged and your OS Deploy Collection has been configured, you can prepare the re-image by:

a. Manually backup any user directories as needed

b. Find the device object

Device object search

c. Right-click the device object and select Add Selected Items to Existing Device Collection

Add device to collection

e. Navigate to your OS Deploy Collection and select Update Membership on the collection to make the Task Sequence available in Software Center (typically takes less than 15 minutes to appear in the collection)

Update collection membership

f. Open Software Center on the device to be imaged and find your OS Deploy Task sequence

g. Select the OS Deploy Task Sequence and choose Install

OSD via Software Center

h. System should restart and begin running the task sequence


  • Without USMT Capture and Restore, the above process will wipe the machine
  • Only the base image and base applications that are configured by the Task Sequence will be installed
  • If additional applications are required, deploy these as required or available deployments
  • Additional non-packaged applications will require manual installation

Contact the EPS team

Keywords:Imaging USMT capture restore EPS SCCM windows endpoint TechS-EPS-SCCM MECM   Doc ID:81195
Owner:EPS Distribution List .Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2018-03-28 15:07 CDTUpdated:2023-08-02 12:45 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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