Chapter 3. Creating Reference Images

In the previous chapter, we constructed a reference share on our deployment host. This chapter utilizes this share to craft a task sequence that will be used to create a golden image for later deployment.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Task sequence concepts
  • Image customizations that can be carried on to the default user profile
  • The image factory that will keep reference images up to date with the latest Windows Updates via a Windows Server Update Services configuration
  • Sysprep and its run support
  • Reference task sequence boot media

Creating a reference image in the management console

In this chapter, we'll spend most of our time modifying the task sequence for reference image creation. To create ...

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