In ZTI deployments using Configuration Manager 2012, computers must exist in the Configuration Manager site database before you can advertise a task sequence to the computer. Configuration Manager 2012 includes a feature for automatically adding target computers to the site database. However, for reference computers, it is easier to manually add the reference computer to the site database.

For more information about manually adding computers to the site database, see the section, “How to Add a Computer to the Configuration Manager Database,” in the section, “How to Deploy Operating Systems in Configuration Manager,” in the Configuration Manager 2012 Documentation Library, which is installed with Configuration Manager 2012.

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Managing ZTI Deployments in the Configuration Manager Console in Configuration Manager 2012