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SCCM Operating System Deployment – PXE & Unknown Computer Support


To enable "Unknown Computer Support" in SCCM you must first be sure you have SCCM 2007 SP2 installed (if you do not this will not work).  I found that your primary site will likely have the PXE point and WDS working just fine for the initial configuration but any Secondary Sites will likely require the removal of the PXE Service Point (wait 5 minutes or so) and then the removal of WDS and delete the "RemoteInstall" folder.  You can then add WDS again, reboot and add the PXE Service Point.  What you will find in the PXE Service Point properties is a checkbox to enable "Unknown Computer Support". 
 
This will only work if you have a task sequence targeted at a collection that has unknown computers.  There is already one built into the collections in SCCM 2007 SP2 but you can create another if you wish (this may be helpful if you already have advertisements targeted at a collection and/or sub-collections).
 
Collection Query
Resource Class: Unknown Computer
Query Statement:
select SMS_R_UNKNOWNSYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_UNKNOWNSYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_UNKNOWNSYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_UNKNOWNSYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_UNKNOWNSYSTEM.Name from SMS_R_UnknownSystem where Decommissioned = "0"
 
Just a side note – We added the requirement for a password after putting this in place.  Even prior to this we had an End-User accidentally re-image their device…kind of a hard one to wrap my head around but it happened.  This will protect them from harming themselves.  The setting is found in the PXE Service Point properties as welll.
 
 
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  1. Jay
    February 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    thanks. worked great for me!

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