Waclaw Chrabaszcz
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SCCM 2012 R2 and MDT – MDT Task Sequence

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:02 PM

Today I'm going to create MDT Task Sequence in SCCM world. MDT offers advanced sequences, better prepared for customization and conditional installation. For example based on variables we can build accountant/developer specific workstation, with custom disk configuration, application sets, and much much more.

This time we will create a simple MDT Task Sequence to get familiar with MDT components. I would like to show as well few troubleshooting steps during the initial setup. I think it could be valuable for SCCM&MDT beginners.

  1. In the first step we will share MDT folder. We will create separate folder to demonstrate MDT package content and easy troubleshooting in the future.
  2. Let's create new MDT Task Sequence
  3. Client Task Sequence
  4. Task Sequence name
  5. We will join the domain
  6. We are not going to use this package for capturing new images
  7. Boot image – standard SCCM x64 boot
  8. In some specific situations you may be unable to create a new MDT package. Don't give up, we will fix it.
  9. troubleshooting: download and install/upgrade MDT 2013
  10. troubleshooting: Make sure your deployment share is created, more details how to configure it you can find in my previous post
  11. troubleshooting: Update Deployment Share
  12. troubleshooting: Let's optimize the boot image updating process

  13. Troubleshooting: After that unregister and register once again your MDT integration component in SCCM. Make sure your SCCM console is CLOSED during this operation
  14. Troubleshooting: ok, registration step – the wizard should detect your server site and the site code without issues
  15. Now the integration is fixed. You can start SCCM Admin Console and repeat steps since the beginning to the MDT package creation
    create the package using \\UNC-path to your MDT share, make subfolder for the package
  16. Package Details
  17. Image to Install – Windows 10 … not yet haha . As you can see, you can use this sequence for OS image creation.
  18. Of course Zero touch deployment
  19. Standard SCCM Client Package
  20. Standard USMT package
  21. MDT Settings package, once again we will store it on the MDT share in a separate subfolder
  22. Package details …. boring …. boring … boring
  23. Bye bye Windows XP and your SYSPREP, I will never forget you …
  24. Summary and go!
  25. Enjoy the progress bar
  26. Finish – Yuppie!!!


Let's check MDT packages content. There is something, and for MDT fanbois (if there are any) it looks familiar.


Ok Let's push this content to Distribution Points, coffee and we will try the installation.


# re: SCCM 2012 R2 and MDT – MDT Task Sequence

It might be worth setting up some notifications for when a OSD completes either being successful or a failure.

Could check this out and see what you think http://itmanagerstoolbox.com/sccm-2012-task-sequence-success-email-notifications/ 10/9/2015 12:17 PM | John Gay

# re: SCCM 2012 R2 and MDT – MDT Task Sequence

Hi, great instructions, but my captured vm images all fail doing the above .. any ideas. All vm images work with straight sccm task sequence.

Thanks 6/22/2016 5:52 PM | JL

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