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SCCM 2012 R2 - Task Sequence for Built In OS Recovery Features Win 8.1 Pro

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HI All,


What a great Forum, it's been a tremendous help with deploying images with SCCM on the SurfacePro 3 Tablets, than you for all your hard work and help!!!!


I've have a question that I hope some can help with. Being a new Task Sequence designer, I haven't been able to figure out how to add the Windows Recovery options to the task sequence. Currently, if I need to do a system Refresh, or a complete Re install of the OS, I have to do this via SCCM rather than through the OS. How can I setup my task sequence to add these features? Or am I barking up the wrong tree here? I've had a recent situation where a user in the field lost their WiFi device and after many minutes of trouble shooting I wanted to perform a system refresh, however when trying to do so Windows kindly tells me no. That those resources are not available.


Thank you in advance for any advice.


DeSchizz (aka Chris)

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it's possible but would have to be done as part of your deploy task sequence


simply recreate the winre area in the recovery partition by copying the winre.wim file from the c:\windows\system32\Recovery folder... to accomplish this do:


set recovery partition letter in diskpart (for example Q)
Robocopy.exe C:\Windows\System32\Recovery\ Q:\Recovery\WindowsRE\ Winre.wim /copyall /dcopy:t
reagentc /setreimage /path Q:\Recovery\WindowsRE
reagentc /enable
go back in disk part and remove the drive letter set before



then confirm it works with:
reagentc /info


in addition to the above you'll need to store your custom.wim file (the osd image) handy

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