A quick Configuration Manager 2012 note about something nice

This time just a quick note about something nice 😉 While playing around with Configuration Manager 2012 and writing one of my chapters about Operating System Deployment for the book Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager I came across a nice warning when a user wants to install a new Operating System.

When making in Configuration Manager 2012 a Windows 7 deployment available for a workstation, a user is able to reinstall the Windows image by going to the Software Center and select the Windows 7 Image to reinstall like shown below.

The new Software Center use to install or request software, updates and operating systems

When pressing on the Reinstall button you will receive a warning that you need to confirm that you want to install a new operating system on your computer. This is definitely a new part of the new Software Center feature that is very welcome, I couldn’t find the place to change the text of the warning. Would be nice to tell the users that the local data and settings are preserved by the State Migration feature of Configuration Manager 2012 🙂 Maybe this is something for SP1 of Configuration Manager 2012 🙂 (A DCR is submitted)

The waning that you are about to install an Operating System

After pressing on Install Operating System the Zero-Touch installation of Windows 7 will start.



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