Deploy Windows 11 using MEMCM

In this post, we will go through the deployment of windows 11 using SCCM. As you are aware, Microsoft officially released the Windows 11 operating system on October 4th and hardware requirements provided in the following link. Windows 11 Specs and System Requirements | Microsoft . You can download Windows 11 iso from MSDN or VLSC (Volume Licensing Service Center). Use the PC Health check app to see if your device has the compatibility to run Windows 11. These are the minimum system requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC. Your device must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later, to upgrade. Free updates are available through Windows Update in Settings>Update and Security.

Processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).
RAM4 gigabyte (GB).
Storage64 GB or larger storage device Note: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.
System firmwareUEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet this requirement.
TPMTrusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC might be enabled to meet this requirement.
Graphics cardCompatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
DisplayHigh definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.

Extract the downloaded iso file and import the default iso(install.wim) file under Sources folder into SCCM. In Configuration console, Go to Software Library -> Operating Systems -> Operating System Images and right click to Add Operating system image.

In the Data source page, click browse and select install.wim file from operating installation source files. Select Extract a specific image index from the WIM file and choose the Image index. Click Next.

Specify Name and version of Operating system image and Click Next.

Review the summary and click Next to complete Operating System Image creation.

Right Click on Windows 11 Operating System Image and click Distribute Content.

In Content Destination, Click Add and select the Distribution Point and Click Next.

Review the settings in Summary and Click Next.

Check for Operating System Content distributed successfully and Click Close.

Right click on Task Sequence and click Create Task Sequence.

In Create Task Sequence Wizard, Select Install an existing image package and Click Next.

Specify the Task Sequence Name “Deploy Windows 11” and Click Next.

In Install Windows, Click Browse and select the imported Operating System Image and choose image index. Select Partition and format the target computer before installing the operating system option and specify local administrator password and Click Next.

In Configure Network, Select Join a domain and click browse and select Domain and Domain OU. Specify the account that has permission to join the machines to the domain and click Next.

In Install Configuration Manager, browse and select Configuration Manager Client Package and click Next.

In State Migration page, leave the settings un-selected as we are not using State Migration and click Next.

In Include software updates, Select Do not install any software updates and click Next.

In Summary page, review the configuration settings for task sequence and click Next to create task sequence.

Task sequence has been created successfully and click Close to complete the wizard.

Right click “Deploy Windows 11” task sequence and verify the default steps created when we choose “install an existing image package” task sequence option.

Right click on Deploy Windows 11 task sequence and click Deploy.

PXX setting in distribution point properties configured to support unknown computers. To select the collection, click browse and choose All Unknown Computers and click Next.

On the Deployment settings page, select Purpose of the deployment as Available and make the deployment available to Only media and PXE and click Next.

Specify the available time or keep the settings un-selected to deploy as soon as possible and click Next.

On the User Experience page, select Show Task Sequence progress and click Next.

For deployment options, choose to Download content locally when needed by the running task sequence and click Next.

Review the deployment settings in summary page and click Next.

Deployment has been created successfully for Windows 11 Task sequence and click Close.

Below is the screenshot of a configured Windows 11 Task sequence and deployment of All Unknown Computers.

Go to Hyper-V manager -> right click New -> Virtual Machine and configure memory & hard disk details and complete the wizard. PXE boot the machine and press F12 to download the boot image.

Welcome to the Task Sequence Wizard and click Next.

Windows 11 Task sequence available and click Next to proceed with deployment.

The task sequence installation in progress and it downloads the operating system image and applies the Operating System. It joined the machine to the domain.

After the operating system image is installed the task sequence proceeds with configuration manager client installation. After this, it initiates the system restart and complete the task sequence installation.

The system reboot. Then sign in with domain credentials and complete the initial setup.

Windows 11 has been installed. Sign in to the device successfully.

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