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Using Multiple Task Sequences via PXE

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This tip will show you how to let your local I.T. guy see a Task Sequence menu after PXE booting the computer.

 

first of all create a new collection (in your Deploy collection) called MultiTask.

 

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from your list of available Task Sequences that you have already made, choose one, and right click and select Advertise.

 

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advertise it to your Multitask collection, make sure PXE boot is enabled and choose next

 

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make sure that you do not set any mandatory options (in other words, it is now voluntary) and click next

 

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set your distribution point settings

 

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and leave interaction as default

 

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and click next until complete through security and summary.

 

repeat the above steps with at least one more Task Sequence, after this, you can verify that the task sequences are advertised to the MultiTask collection by looking at the collection properties and clicking on the Advertisements tab

 

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Now using Computer Association, import a computer (or create a direct membership) into the MultiTask collection

 

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and pxe boot it, you should see the following

 

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do as it says and press F12

 

it will start loading Windows PE

 

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If however, you see some of your Windows Deployment Services menus (like capture or deploythen you will need to reconfigure the WDS server properties and set the PXE respone time to more than than PXE response time set in SCCM, and then restart the WDS service. If that doesn't help then verify that the computer you imported is not obsolete in SCCM.

 

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followed by this, just click next, if you want it to prompt for a password then configure the PXE Service Point role with a password.

 

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then you'll see your list of Task Sequences, select one and you are done !

 

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