OSD Video Tutorial: Part 5 – The Logical Task Sequence

This session is part five of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager.  This session covers the flow of the task sequence, the use of ‘continue on error’, conditions and variables in controlling the progress of the task sequence.  The session ends by walking through an error handling section that can…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 4 – Image Deployment

This session is part four of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager.  This session details the components of OS deployment, the process of creating a deployment and demonstrates the various image deployment mechanisms. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability…

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Configuration Manager Third Party Software Updates Video Tutorial

Third-party software update integration is one of the most requested features on the Configuration Manager UserVoice feedback site.  If you have been watching the Configuration Manager technical previews since TP1803, you may have noticed this new feature being previewed.  To help you learn more about third-party software updates, Steven Rachui has prepared a detailed video tutorial. …

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 3 – Task Sequencing

This is session three of a series that details the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager.  This session focuses on the task sequence.   A detailed discussion of a basic image deployment task sequence is provided along with a review of all default task sequence steps. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui,…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 2 – Obtain and Import the Image

This is session two of a series that details the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager.  This session focuses on the process of image capture and reviews the tools available in the ADK, MDT and ConfigMgr 2012 to accomplish image capture. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part I – Introduction and Basics

This is the first session of a series that will detail the Operating System Deployment feature of ConfigMgr 2012. The session provides base knowledge that answers the questions – what is OSD?  Why OSD? The session also provides a quick look at the ConfigMgr 2012 console showing and describing the various elements relevant to OSD. The video…


OSD with Configuration Manager Video Tutorial Series Overview

Over the next few weeks we will be publishing another video tutorial series on our YouTube channel focused on Operating System Deployment (OSD) with Configuration Manager. These videos have been prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability technologies. This series will be divided into 4 main sections, each consisting of…


Upgrade Readiness has been re-enabled on Windows 7 EU devices

Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness customers, including Configuration Manager users, may have noticed data from some devices not being updated. The Upgrade Readiness team have now re-enabled a limited subset of the diagnostic data for Windows 7 devices, enough to use Upgrade Readiness.  You will find more information including instructions for how to resume diagnostic data…