Navigate to the Deployment Website


 

Once there you will see this at the top of the screen (Figure2)

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On the Left side is a menu bar. You will be able to choose the items in the dropdown (Figure 3)

Clicking on Home with refresh the whole website and clicking Help will give a small guide for using the site. Below I will explain each choice in the menu in detail.

 

Deploy to SCCM Client


 

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Enter the machine name exactly as it is spelled. (Figure 4)

 

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Then chick submit, it will change to “Processing Please Wait!” (Figure 5)

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After 30-60 seconds you will get something like this (Figure 6) if the machine name exists in SCCM . If not please see SCCM Error below.

Notice the “is client Obsolete”, It should say No.

If a machine is found to be obsolete you will get a warning message to contact an SCCM admin like in (figure 8). Please contact the SCCM team and they will remove the duplicate entry causing the obsolete recorded. Obsolete records are deleted every night at 12am so the only time you should see this is if you reimage a machine more than once in a 24 hour period.

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Once you get the above screen (figure 7), select the OS you want deployed to the system and click deploy.

You will notice the Deploy button changed to Processing, Please Wait! (figure 7)

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After about 15-30 seconds you will get a window on the right side of the screen. (Figure 9)

 

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Once the counter hits “0” the screen will refresh and you can add your next machine name. (Figure 10)

SCCM Error


If the machine doesn’t exist you will get a screen like this. (Figure 11) If you get this screen check the name and try again. If you get this screen again you can try the BareMetal Process .

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What is this website doing?

This website uses a webservice that does the following in the background:

1.       Checks the SCCM Database to see if the machine name you entered exists

2.       Allows you to choose what OS you need to deploy

3.       Adds the machine to the correct collection associated with the OS deployment you choose

4.       Check to see if the machine needs the PXE deployment cleared and clears if needed

5.       Refreshes the machine policy

a.       This causes the deployment to kick off as soon as possible instead of waiting 90 minutes for a policy refresh.


BareMetal Imaging


Sometimes a machine is missing from the SCCM database and you want to deploy an OS other than the default x86 OS. In this case you can use this wizard.

 

Note: This is for machines that either no longer exist in SCCM or for brand new machines that are fresh out of the box from the manufacture. Also known as “BareMetal” meaning no OS or on supported Image.

 

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Enter the machine Serial Number or service tag and the MAC address then click submit (figure12)

 

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Note: If you don’t know the MAC address you can get it by running a PXE boot and hitting Pause after the DHCP check starts. It will be displayed on the screen. Once you get the Mac shutdown the system them finish the wizard.

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Once you click submit the wizard will attempt to add the system to SCCM. Once added the system will display like (Figure15) .

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Choose the OS you want to deploy and click deploy. The screen over the deploy area will turn Gray so you cant click a choose 2 times (Figure16). Once the machine is added a progress bar will run on the right side of the screen (figure17).

Once the machine has been added to the deployment collection you choose you can PXE boot the machine. It will find that it has a mandatory assignment and it will deploy the chosen OS.

 

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Note: you may need to go into the bios to set the NIC for PXE.

 

What is this website doing?

This website uses a webservice that does the following in the background:

1.       Add’s machine to the SCCM DB with the name MiniNT{serial Number}

2.       Allows you to choose what OS you need to deploy

3.       Adds the machine to the correct collection associated with the OS deployment you choose

4.       Once this is done simply PXE boot and Zerotouch will run from there.

Delete Machine From SCCM and AD


This wizard will allow you to delete machines from SCCM and AD at the same time. It will also send you an email and the Computer removal Group. This email is used to alert you and others that a machine has been deleted and for auditing purposes. This can be used any time a machine needs removed from AD and SCCM. If you already deleted the machine from AD or SCCM that is OK because the wizard has logic built in to notify you that the system is already missing from one of the programs.

Note: This wizard is only to be used for machines that you want removed from Both SCCM and AD.

Note: Do not use this wizard to just delete a machine from SCCM because it will also remove it from AD.

 

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To use the wizard simply type in the machine name that you want to delete and click submit Figure 18.

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This will make the wizard run a query against AD and SCCM to see if the machine exists Figure 19. Then it will display the results on the left side of the screen (figure20).

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Note: if a machine is not found in SCCM then all of the entries for SCCM will list as missing. But if it is found in AD it will list “Present”. If a machine is found in SCCM but not AD it will list all of the results from the SCCM search but will list “not present” for AD. If the machine is not found in SCCM and AD then you will get a Machine not found display like figure 22 .

Once you have confirmed that the information listed is the machine that you wanted deleted click Delete and the machine will be deleted from AD and SCCM. A progress bar will display on the right side of the screen with a countdown. This countdown will refresh the page when it reaches zero.

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What is this website doing?

This website uses a webservice that does the following in the background:

1.       Checks AD for the machine name

2.       Checks SCCM for the Machine Name

3.       Displays its findings

4.       Once clicking Delete it does the following:

a.       Deletes the machine from AD – if it exists

b.      Deletes the machine from SCCM – if it exists

c.       Emails the Admin using the site that the system was Deleted

d.      Emails the Domain Cleanup group that the machine was deleted

                                                               i.      This is done incase the machine needs removed from anything else

Last edited Oct 16, 2011 at 7:03 PM by Chrstauffe, version 6

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