One of the main challenges of using Configuration Manager 2007 R3 to deploy an operating system to a brand-new computer that does not have an operating system is that the target computer must exist in the Configuration Manager database before deployment can occur.

In Configuration Manager 2007 R3, you can import computer information into the database by following the steps described in How to Add a New Computer to the Configuration Manager Database.

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