Windows 8

Hi All,

another step-by-step, but this time is deploying Windows 8 (I'm using Enterprise x64) with SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta.

To Start, copy the Windows 8 DVD file to a place where the Server can access and share the folder. I'm using D:\Source$\Windows 8 Enterprise x64 and the share is Source$. I'm using vmware workstation 9, and i don't need to worry about drivers at this point in time :)

it is also expected that you have enabled PXE on DP and enabled support for unknown computers... is time to start

1. Open CM12 console and navigate to Software Library->Operating Systems->Boot Images
2. Select the Boot image (x64) and click properties
3. Go to datasource tab and make sure “Deploy this boot image from the pxe-enabled distribution point” is selected
4. Back to the console, click distribute content
5. On General, click next
6. On Content Destination, select the Distribution Point and click next
7. On summary, click next
8. On completion, click close
9. On the summary page, confirm that the content status show success
10. Repeat the process for the Boot image (x86)
11. navigate to Software Library->Operating Systems->Operating System Images
12. Click Add Operating System Image
13. On Data source, navigate to install.wim file and click Next
14. On General page, click next
15. On Summary, click Next
16. On Completion, click Close
17. Select the Windows 8 Enterprise and click Distribute Content
18. On General, click Next
19. On Content Destination, add the DP and click Next
20. On Summary, click Next
21. On Completion, click Close
22. On the summary page, confirm that the content status show success
23. navigate to Software Library->Operating Systems->Task Sequences
24. Click Create Task sequence
25. On Create new task sequence, click Next
26. On Task sequence Information, add a name and select the boot image. On my case, I selected the x64 because the Windows 8 is x64
27. On Install Windows, select the package we imported previously, remove configure task sequence for use with bitlocker and click next
28. On Configure network, configure the network. In this example we’ll be adding this machine to a domain
29. On Install the Configuration Manager Client, click Next
30. On Configure state migration, you can remove all as this will not apply in this case
31. Include software updates, click next
32. Install applications, add all application you want click Next
33. Confirm the settings, click next
34. Completion, click close
35. Select the Deploy Windows 8 task sequence and select Deploy
36. On Specify general information for this deployment, select collection all unknown computers and click next
37. On Deployment Settings, select Make available to the following: Only media and PXE and click next
38. On Scheduling, click next
39. On User experience, click next
40. On alerts, click next
41. On distribution point, click next
42. On summary, click next
43. On completion, click close
44. Boot the computer on windows pe and when requested, press F12
45. On the welcome to the task sequence wizard, click next
46. On Select a task sequence to run, click Next
47. Task sequence will start
48. After couple of reboots, you’ll get this:
49. navigate to Assets and Compliance->Devices and you’ll see the new machine

Different from previous versions, using the default wim file won't install windows to the D drive, it will install on C drive...