Create MDT task sequences in the Task Sequences node in the Deployment Workbench by using the New Task Sequence Wizard. To perform the second part of the Replace Computer deployment scenario (deploying the operating system, and then restoring the user state on the existing computer), select the Standard Client Task Sequence template in the New Task Sequence Wizard.

To create a task sequence to deploy the user state in the Replace Computer deployment scenario

1.   Click Start, and then point to All Programs. Point to Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and then click Deployment Workbench.

2.   In the Deployment Workbench console tree, go to Deployment Workbench/Deployment Shares/deployment_share/Task Sequences (where deployment_share is the name of the deployment share to configure).

3.   In the Actions pane, click New Task Sequence.

The New Task Sequence Wizard starts.

4.   Complete the New Task Sequence Wizard by using the information in Table 12. Accept the default values unless otherwise specified.

Table 12. Information for Completing the New Task Sequence Wizard

On this wizard page

Do this

General Settings

1.   In Task sequence ID, type VISTA_NEW.

2.   In Task sequence name, type Perform Replace Computer Scenario on New Computer.

3.   Click Next.

Select Template

In The following task sequence templates are available. Select the one you would like to use as a starting point, select Standard Client Task Sequence, and then click Next.

Select OS

In The following operating system images are available to be deployed with this task sequence. Select one to use, select captured_vista_image (where captured_vista_image is the captured image the reference computer added to the Operating Systems node in the Deployment Workbench), and then click Next.

Specify Product Key

Select Do not specify a product key at this time, and then click Next.

OS Settings

1.   In Full Name, type Woodgrove Employee.

2.   In Organization, type Woodgrove Bank.

3.   In Internet Explorer Home Page, type

4.   Click Next.

Admin Password

In Administrator Password and Please confirm Administrator Password, type P@ssw0rd, and then click Finish.


Click Finish.


The New Task Sequence Wizard finishes, and the VISTA_NEW task sequence is added to the list of task sequences.

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