In the Configuration Manager console, create a collection that includes the reference computer (WDG-REF-01). This computer collection is used later when advertising the task sequence created earlier in the process.

To create a collection that includes the reference computer

1.   Click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Microsoft System Center. Point to Configuration Manager 2007, and then click ConfigMgr Console.

2.   In the Configuration Manager console navigation pane, go to System Center Configuration Manager/Site Database/Computer Management/Collections.

3.   In the preview pane, click New Collection.

The New Collection Wizard starts.

4.   Complete the New Collection Wizard using the information in Table 24. Accept the default values unless otherwise specified.

Table 24. Information for Completing the New Collection Wizard

On this wizard page

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1.   In Name, type Microsoft Deployment – Reference Computer.

2.   In Comment, type Computer that is to be the reference computer for the target computers to be deployed.

3.   Click Next.

Membership Rules

1.   Click the Computer icon.

2.   Complete the Create Direct Membership Rule Wizard by performing the following steps:

a.   On the Welcome page, click Next.

b.   On the Search for Resources page, in Resource class, select System Resource; in Attribute name, select Name; in Value, type WDG-REF-01; and then click Next.

c.   On the Collection Limiting page, click Next.

d.   On the Select Resources page, select WDG-REF-01, and then click Next.

e.   On the Finished page, click Finish.

3.   Click Next.


Click Next.


Click Next.


Click Close.


For more information, see the section, “How to Create a Collection,” in Configuration Manager Documentation Library, which is installed with Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

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