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How To: Deploy Windows (OSD) through System Center Configuration Manager (SCOM) 2007

Sudheesh Narayanaswamy  posts a great walkthrough on deploying Windows Vista (or Windows 7) via System Center Configuration Manager.

Although the steps required to deploy an OS using Configuration Manager 2007 are available in many places, I decided to create a simple, concise step by step procedure for OSD deployment using SCCM that will hopefully come in handy if you are trying to use the OSD feature in SCCM for the first time.

Preparing the Environment for Configuration Manager OSD

Step 1: Create a user account to be assigned as the Network Access Account:

Note: You can user an existing account or you can configure a new account.

1. On the Start menu, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers. The Active Directory Users and Computers window appears.

2. Create a new user named Network Access with a password and ensure that the password does not have to be changed at next logon.

3. Close Active Directory Users and Computers.

Note: This account is used by the client to access the Configuration Manager Distribution point when booted under WinPE so make sure the account has the necessary permission for this action.

Step 2: Create a Network Access Account:

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Read the rest @> The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog : A step by step for using OSD through System Center Configuration Manager 2007

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