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Capturing an Image with the SCCM Capture Media

A friend of mine wanted to know how to properly capture a Windows image from an existing system and then use this image for future SCCM Operating System role outs. This method will show the process using the SCCM capture media to capture an image to be used for SCCM role outs.

  1. Open the SCCM console and browse to Task Sequences under Operating System Deployment. On the Actions Pane window located on the right side of your screen, click on create task sequence media.

     

     

  2. As seen above, select Capture Media

     

     

  3. You can either choose to use a USB flash drive to capture the media or a CD/DVD. If you choose CD/DVD click browse and choose a location to save the ISO.

     

  4. Select a boot image and its distribution path. This will be needed when the system reboots into PXE mode and captures the image.

     

     

     

  5. Walk through the rest of the wizard. You ISO is now ready to be extracted and burned to a CD/DVD.

     

  6. Insert the USB or CD/DVD into the system you want to capture

     

  7. The wizard should auto appear. If it does not, browse for the file SMS\bin\i386\TSMBAutorun.exe

     

     

  8. Click Next

     

    Note: If you get this prompt, it is because the computer is still part of the domain.

     

     

  9. Fill in the destination and account information.

     

     

  10. These fields are optional, but helpful for tracking purposes.

     

     

  11. Review the summary

     

     

  12. After you click on finish the process will begin of the preparing the system for capture.

     

     

  13. This process will take a few minutes. When it completes, the system will reboot into the WinPE image and capture the computer into the .Wim image specified earlier.
  14. Depending on the size of the capture, the process can take several minutes to capture the image. When the process has completed, you will see a message that the system has been successfully captured. The Wim is now ready for your SCCM deployments.
Categories: ConfigMgr 2007
  1. Josh Padilla, Walt Disney Animation Studios Tech Support
    September 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Great Post! Thanks for all the screenshots and details! Question: have you ever heard of a way to monitor and report on Windows 7 local user profile size from within SCCM? I’ve also seen sysadmins do this from VBScript or Powershell modules.

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