The purpose of this blog is to provide an inside look at System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 07) Operating System Deployment (OSD).  OSD began as a Feature Pack for Systems Management Server 2003 (SMS 2003), and has been promoted to full feature status in ConfigMgr 07.  In the following blog posts, I'll try to provide an in-depth technical look at many of the various components which comprise OSD.  I plan to start off by delving into a few of the OSD components with which I've been most directly involved, and see where it goes from there.  If there are specific OSD-related topics you'd like to see covered, please feel free to leave a comment and I'll see what I can do.

About the author

My name is Victor, and I've been a developer throughout the development cycle for ConfigMgr 07, working exclusively on OSD.  I joined Microsoft just before the release of the OSD Feature Pack for SMS 2003.

Comments (3)

  1. Gaetan Simard says:

    I would like to know how to enable the maximum debugging level during a deployment.

    What are the values for HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftCCMLoggingTaskSequenceLogLevel  ?

    What purpose these keys serve?



    Sometimes the extra information in a detailed log file can help troubleshoot a problem.


  2. harchi says:


    i would like to have complete refrence to (How to Create a Task Sequence to Build and Capture an Operating System Image )


  3. Chris Tillier says:

    Can you go through the steps that the client goes through during an Multicast OSD? I manage a large lab environment and I’m hoping to use multicast, not only for the OS, but also for the content of a second Drive (mostly large VHDs). The ideal situation would be to create a Wim file of this drive and multicast it to multiple machines (instead of using a Robocopy command)



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