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how can I deploy Windows Vista SP1 using SCCM 2007 SP1


Before starting this part, you should have completed all the steps in Part 1 and Part 2.



Add New operating system image


Locate your Windows Vista Service Pack 1 DVD and copy the contents of it to a folder shared that folder on the network for example


\\WIN-AE2V1IRN067\iso\Vista Sp1


In SCCM ConfigMgr, select Operating System Images from within Operating System Deployment and right click it, choose Add Operating System image.





In the Data Source page browse to the sources folder of the Windows Vista SP1 dvd you copied above and select the install.wim file



\\Win-ae2v1irn067\iso\Vista Sp1\sources\install.wim




In the general screen fill in the details




review the summary and click next




verify all is Green and then click close.






Create Distribution Point for the Image



Now that we have added the install.wim file to our available operating systems, we need to create a new distribution point for it so let's do that.


Expand the newly added Vista SP1 image you just added in Operating System Images and right click on Distribution Points, select New Distribution Points.




when the wizard appears click next




we only select the normal distribution point from the list (and not the PXE one) as this is not a boot image.




select next to continue and close when done.







Add new Operating System Install Package



Next we will make an Operating System install package, this package will contain the files necessary to support the installation of the Windows Vista SP1 install image we created above.


In SCCM ConfigMgr expand the Operating System Deployment node and select Operating System Install Package from the list of available options.




Instead of picking the install.wim file from the Vista source we used above, we must now point the Operating System Install Package wizard to the root of the Vista dvd which we've already copied to the network, SCCM will then import all of the setup files that are required to support the installation of Windows Vista....


The Operating System Installation Package must contain all the files necessary to install the desired Windows operating system on a reference computer. For example, this package might contain all of the reference files found on a Microsoft Windows XP Professional installation CD (not just the files in the i386 folder) because the installation must be run unattended. You create this package as you would any other Configuration Manager 2007 package. This package does not require a program. The task sequence will reference the source files as needed.




fill in details about the install package




review the summary...




and click close when done, now that we've added this package, we again need to distribute it to our distribution point, however we will add it only to the normal distribution point and not the pxe one.


Expand the Operating System Install Package node we've just added, right click on Distribution Points and choose New Distribution Points.




Click next when the wizard appears and only select the first of the two distribution points listed, continue the wizard until it's completed (as we've done above).



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One of the issues you'll probably face sooner or later with deploying Vista or Server 2008 is not being able to access network or storage resources due to missing drivers within boot.wim, in order to resolve this we can add network and/or storage drivers using SCCM, but before doing so create a share on your network and copy some drivers into it, make sure that the permissions for that share allow READ/Write access.


Use the following permissions on the Driver Packages share


Everyone = Reader

SMSInstall = Owner

SYSTEM = Co-Owner


in addition make sure that the SYSTEM account has NTFS permissions that give it full access


Drivers must be added to packages and deployed to distribution points before computers can use them.


In SCCM ConfigMgr, right-click on Drivers in the Operating System Deployment section and choose import.




When the wizard appears paste in the path to your network share containing the drivers


for example: \\WIN-AE2V1IRN067\Drivers\nic




after a while it will list the driver(s) it found at the location, click on categories to place them into a category




give the category a descriptive name for the type of drivers you are adding




click ok and next to continue




When the wizard brings you to the Add driver to package screen, just click next,




next you have the option to add these drivers to our boot.wim files, as we are adding Network drivers then you should select the X86 and X64bit SCCM boot.wim files listed, make sure to also place a checkmark in Update distribution points when finished.




review the summary




and click next to add the drivers




after a while you should see




if you get errors at this point then make sure you've verified that you have both READ and WRITE permissions to the network share.



Driver Packages


Now we want to create a Driver Package, so expand the Driver Packages node in SCCM ConfigMgr and right-click, choose New Driver Package.




Create a network share to store the Driver Packages and in the wizard that appears fill in the details and point it to your share (keep this share separate from the drivers share)







click ok to create the package, we now have an empty driver package.



Import Drivers into Driver Package


Right click on our newly imported Network driver in the right pane and choose Add or Remove Drivers to Packages.




from the screen that appears select your driver and select to update the distribution point




once done you should see your driver(s) listed in the drivers package (hit refresh or F5 if it doesn't appear).




Now that we have our drivers imported into our drivers package, we need to Create a distribution point, so lets right-click on Distribution points and choose new distribution points,




select only the normal distribution point leaving the pxe one unchecked.




Once the copying is done click close.




Continue with Part 4.





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