Boot a Bare Metal VM into PXE and press F12 when prompted.

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Select the LiteTouch_x86 Boot File (our Windows 7 Thin PC is x86)

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The Client will connect to our DeploymentShare and start executing various scripts.

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Click on Run the Deployment Wizard to install a new Operating System

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On the Credentials Page, provide the credentials of the Account that has access to the DeploymentShare.

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Since we have only one Task Sequence, we will run the “Deploy Windows 7 Thin PC” task sequence.

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Provide Computer Details (Computer Name, Domain or Workgroup Membership)

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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.

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Specify the Locale and the Time Settings.

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Since this is a Thin PC deployment, we will not install any applications on it. Leverage RemoteApps for Thin PC environments

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755055.aspx

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Now we are ready to begin our deployment.

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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.

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As we can verify, the installation was successful which is also validated via the MDT Monitoring Pane.

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In the next Part of this series, we will learn about the all new Deploy to VHD task sequence.

Happy Reading!