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using vNext in a LAB - Part 7. Deploying Windows 7 Enterprise

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In Part 1. of this series we Installed vNext.

In Part 2., we then Configured vNext to use the New AD Site as a boundary and Configured Discovery Methods in vNext.

In Part 3, we installed the Reporting Point Role along with some additional roles and configured them.

In Part 4 we configured the client Agents and deployed the vNext Client.

In Part 5 we deployed an Application to All Users.

In Part 6 we added Windows Deployment Services, added the PSP role, added the Windows 7 Enterprise image, and updated our boot image for Deploying Windows 7.


Next we will continue with this process, and as part of that we need to utilise the built in Build and Capture Task Sequence.



Step 1. Create Build and Capture Task Sequence


Perform the following on the vNext server as SMSadmin


In the Software Library, Right-Click on Task Sequences and choose Create Task Sequence


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from the wizard that appears, choose Build and Capture a reference operating system image


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Fill in details about the image and select the X86 boot image we udpated previously


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when the Install Windows Operating System window appears click on browse


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and select our Windows 7 X64 Enterprise image




select Always use the same administrator password and type in an admin password


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as this is Build and Capture, it's recommended best practise to be a member of a workgroup (don't join the domain)




for the Install Configmgr Client step, click on browse


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and select our ConfigMgr Client Upgrade Package (if you don't have this package see here for details of how to create it)




we have not enabled the SUP yet, so do not install software updates


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leave applications blank


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as this is Windows 7, no system preparation package needed (it's included with the OS), so just click next


fill in some details about the image


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enter the capture wim file name (path) and user details to save the capture with


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Click Next, Next and review the confirmation.


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Step 2. Enable the Network Access Account


We need our Network Access Account set in order to copy packages in WinPE. We have already created the user in Active Directory (NAAUser), now lets add it to vNext. In Administration, click on sites, then select your site and right click, choose properties.



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Click on the Component Configuration tab, software distribution, edit




enter the network access account details (click on the network access account tab), and click ok, ok


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Step 2. Deploy (advertise) the Task Sequence to the Unknown Computers Collection


highlight our newly created task sequence, right-click and choose Deploy


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when the wizard appears, browse for the Unknown Computers collection, and make sure to place a checkmark in Make this task sequence available to boot media and PXE


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leave the schedule as it is




set the distribution point settings as follows


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and continue through the wizard accepting defaults


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Step 3. Create New hyperV virtual Machine


on your HyperV host, startup Hyper-V Manager, right click and choose New, Virtual Machine


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specify name and location


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give it 1024 mb ram




set the network type to Internal Only


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set the storage size to 40gb




choose Install the operating system later


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click Finish to close the wizard. When done, highlight the new vm in hyperv, right click and select settings




click Add Hardware, choose Legacy Network Adaptor, click Add




Change the Network to Internal Only from the Drop down menu, then select BIOS and ensure Boot from Legacy Network Card is first in the list




Once done PXE boot the Virtual Machine (turn it on) and press F12 when prompted, if you see 'contacting server: then verify you distributed both boot images).




at the welcome to the task sequence screen, press next


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select our Build and Capture Task sequence


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and off it goes




this will be slow until you edit the partition disk 0 step and change the format to Quick Format




and out image is being captured



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My build and capture does not work at all.

It gets pass the PXE boot by pressing f12, then it shows the SCCM logo screen.

But it never displays the task sequence window.

It just reboots back into the PXE post screen again.


This time displaying an error...



What did I do wrong and how to fix please.

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I am getting "Failed to Save environment to 80070057" error from my TS, my SMStslog says (please see the attached)


I don't realy understand the fix mentions at




can you please help me out?




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I've followed all your steps and when I booted the computer it comes up as the image1 attached.


Then I press F12 and came up with the error as image 2 attached



Anyone knows in which part it could be wrong?




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this post is for a beta release of Configuration Manager 2012, which version of Configuration Manager are you testing with ?

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