Create MDT task sequences in the Task Sequences node in the Deployment Workbench using the New Task Sequence Wizard. MDT includes the Standard Client Task Sequence template, which you can use to deploy the target operating system to the reference computer (WDG-REF-01).

To create a task sequence for deploying the reference computer

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/MDT Deployment Share (C:\DeploymentShare$)/Task Sequences.

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

The New Task Sequence Wizard starts.

4.   Complete the New Task Sequence Wizard using the information in Table 7. Accept the default values unless otherwise specified.

Table 7. Information for Completing the New Task Sequence Wizard

On this wizard page

Do this

General Settings

1.   In Task sequence ID, type WIN8_REFERENCE.

2.   In Task sequence name, type Deploy Windows 8 to Reference Computer.

3.   In Task sequence comments, type Task sequence for deploying Windows 8 to the reference computer (WDG-REF-01).

4.   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 Windows 8 edition (where edition is the edition of Windows 8 added to the Operating Systems node in the Deployment Workbench), and then click Next.

Specify Product Key

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

OS Settings

1.   In Full Name, type Woodgrove Bank 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 Next.


Click Next.


The progress for creating the task sequence is displayed.


Click Finish.


The Import Task Sequence Wizard finishes, and the Deploy Windows 8 to Reference Computer task sequence is added to the list of task sequences.

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Step 3: Configure MDT to Create the Reference Computer