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Boot a Bare Metal VM into PXE and press F12 when prompted.
Select the LiteTouch_x86 Boot File (our Windows 7 Thin PC is x86)
The Client will connect to our DeploymentShare and start executing various scripts.
Click on Run the Deployment Wizard to install a new Operating System
On the Credentials Page, provide the credentials of the Account that has access to the DeploymentShare.
Since we have only one Task Sequence, we will run the “Deploy Windows 7 Thin PC” task sequence.
Provide Computer Details (Computer Name, Domain or Workgroup Membership)
Since this is not a REFRESH or a REPLACE scenario, just a fresh deployment, select the “Do not restore user data and settings” as we do not have any saved User State.
Specify the Locale and the Time Settings.
Since this is a Thin PC deployment, we will not install any applications on it. Leverage RemoteApps for Thin PC environments
Now we are ready to begin our deployment.
Note that the Brand Name has changed to PowerShell Inc – Manoj R. Nair which was specified in the _SMSTSOrgName property in the Rules Tab of the DeploymentShare Properties.
The Default value is IT Organization.
As we can verify, the installation was successful which is also validated via the MDT Monitoring Pane.
In the next Part of this series, we will learn about the all new Deploy to VHD task sequence.