Endpoint Services, SCCM, Out-of-Box Imaging

Overview

This article provides information on out-of-the-box imaging on Windows via SCCM Current Branch assuming: your unit's SCCM instance is already configured; the OS Deploy Task sequence has already been deployed to the proper collection.

Systems

  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch

Affected Customers

  • University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging Technology Services Endpoint Service SCCM Current Branch

Actions

  Gather Information
Information you will need: 
a. if on-board NIC, system MAC address
b. if no on-board NIC, bootable dock MAC address (surface as example) 
c. if using a dongle, SMBIOS GUID 
d. naming convention for your units systems



  Create AD Object
- SCCM can create the AD computer object and bind the machine during imaging, however for this article we will create the AD object as a separate step


  Import System into SCCM
1. Assets and Compliance > choose devices
2. import computer information from top ribbon
3. import single computer or import using a file



3a. import single computer
- click the Import single computer button
- select next
- fill out the following fields
- - computer name (your naming convention)
- - MAC address (if onboard NIC or bootable dock)
- - SMBIOS GUID (if using a dongle)



3b. import multiple machines using a file
- create a csv using the following information
- - give column A the heading of Machine Name
- - give column B the heading of MAC address or SMBIOS GUID
- - fill out name & MAC address or SMBIOS GUID under appropriate headings
- - save the csv



- click the Import using a file button
- select next
- click browse and navigate where the csv was saved
- if headings were used in the csv, click the button named "This file has column headings"
** notice the File preview window and review the data **
- the File preview will show three colums
Source Column Sample Data Assign As

- each row within the File preview windows can be selected
- review and ensure that the "name" column is Assigned As: Name
- review and ensure that the "MAC address" column is Assigned As: MAC address
- - if using SMBIOS GUID instead of MAC address, ensure the appropriate column is Assigned As: SMBIOS GUID
** the "Assign As" can be modified as needed via the dropdown menu



- click next and review the Data Preview
- click next

- Choose Target Collection
- - click Add
- - select your unit's SCCM instance and navigate to where your OS Deploy collection is located. 
- - select the deploy collection
- - click next as needed to finalize the import





  Verify Deploy Collection
- Navigate to the collection where you have configured your OS Deploy Task Sequence and update the membership (this can take 15 minutes) and verify that the newly imported machine exists in the deploy collection
- - if no, you can add the system to the proper collection again by:
a. Assets and Compliance > Devices > Unit > All Systems
b. Locate the System > Add Selected Item > choose Add Selected Items to Existing Device Collection > choose the proper Device Collection


  Review UEFI Settings to allow PXE Boot
General Recommendations
- check UEFI first boot option
- enable UEFI network stack for PXE
- enable IPV4 (disable IPV6 unless the network is configured for IPV6)
- uncheck Legacy Option ROMs
- TPM on & enabled


  PXE Boot
- power on machine and press appropriate button combination for the system manufacturer to select boot media:
- - Dell - press F12
- - Lenovo - press Enter
- - HP - escape
- - Surface power plus up volume


  Select Task Sequence
The WinPE environment will load and prompt you to select a task sequence that is currently deployed to your Deploy Collection
- Highlight the task sequence
- Select Next

Contact the EPS team




Keywords:SCCM, Imaging, "bare metal", "bare-metal" EPS SCCM windows endpoint TechS-EPS-SCCM   Doc ID:80125
Owner:EPS Distribution List .Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2018-02-14 17:05 CDTUpdated:2018-12-18 10:41 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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