Topic last updated—March 2008

Unknown computer support is an operating system deployment feature in Configuration Manager 2007 R2 that allows unmanaged systems to be discovered and receive an operating system deployment.

If you enable unknown computer support, any unknown computers that use PXE-initiated operating system deployments will attempt to run mandatory task sequences. Mandatory task sequences that include operations such as Apply Operating System Image or Format and Partition disk will destroy all data on those unknown systems.

Before enabling unknown computer support for operating system deployment, ensure the site system meets all prerequisites for unknown computer support. To learn more about the prerequisites for unknown computer support, see How to Enable Unknown Computer Support for Operating System Deployment.

The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

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