It’s been pretty dry here on my blog with no new content for quite some time now (since I’ve been spending more time learning and experimenting than writing). I’d therefore like to make some headway by starting a series of posts on building a Windows 10 reference image, capturing the image, building an unattend.xml answer file and then using the answer file to deploy the captured image using SCCM.
Side note: I’ve been debating for quite some time now whether the Internet needs yet another series of How-To guides on this subject. But then I received this comment on my blog which spurred me into action.
I wish you left your name, cos this one’s for you.
Here’s a list of posts I have planned for this series along with some info on what each post will cover:
- Here we’ll Import the source Windows 10 media into the MDT deployment share and also add our applications. We’ll then create a task sequence to build our Windows 10 image (this will include instructing the task sequence which OS we want to build, what applications we want to install and what Windows features we want to enable)
- We’ll run our task sequence to install our Windows 10 image onto a Virtual Machine and then customize the Windows 10 and the default user profile to turn this into what we’ll call a Reference Virtual Machine
- Creating a task sequence to sysprep and capture our Reference Virtual Machine image
- Building our unattend.xml answer file
- Running the sysprep and capture task sequence on our Reference Virtual Machine which will leave us with a Reference Image
- Importing the Reference Image into SCCM
- Creating a task sequence to deploy the reference image
- Creating a package containing the unattend.xml answer file and editing the task sequence to apply the answer file package when deploying the reference image
- Testing the deployment on a physical computer