There is a story that goes around PFE circles and that I have told myself so many times I’m starting to wonder if it is true or legend. The story is about a SCCM admin who is testing a failing Win7 deployment against his test machines with OSD and is so tired and frustrated that he kicks off another test run and heads home only to get a call from his boss shortly there after. The boss wonders why his machine is about to run an OS deployment and the admin then realizes he mistakenly targeted the “Al Systems” collection and not “All Test Systems” collection. Seeing as how his SCCM environment managed both workstations and servers this is super bad so he goes rushing back to fix things and a call comes in to PFE on what is the fastest way to stop an OSD deployment in progress.
True or not, there are lessons to be learned from this story and I tend to share them to help folks be careful in their OS deployments. Here are some points to consider so that this never happens to you (or you can stop it if it does)
Same thing happened to me but instead of it being mandatory, it was optional and a few users couldn't resist clicking yes to get win7...
Jason - I have to admit, I like hearing that folks were excited to get Win7. Hopefully it was working well enough to leave a good impression and wasn't too early in your testing phase. :-)