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How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4 (Task Sequences and OSs)

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by , 18th January 2012 at 12:57 PM (6372 Views)
This post is going to seem very odd - as it is Part 4 of a series, where Ive only published Part 1 so far! Bear with me, there is a reason...

A lot of my blogs recently have covered areas I get asked about a lot - and this one came up today!

Take the scenario, you are sending out your OS Builds to Machines, and also you are letting staff choose from your catalog of software to install themselves.

Problem - your OS install also shows in the list, so technically - they could bork the machine youve just set up for them.

Hiding Tasks from the Run Advertised Programs window

There is no way to hide the Operating System Deployments from being advertised to “normal” users, but there is a workaround. You can set the OSD to run only on a specific OS. Then you would select an OS that you don’t use in your organization.


With this setting, an OSD will not be advertised to a user while working on the computer. However, you will still be able to re-image the system using PXEboot or USB boot (booting to WinPE)
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  1. SwedishChef's Avatar
    Do I get points for making you remember this issue ? ;-)
  2. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
    A useful prompt for reminding me of something I do as a matter of course... and didnt think others would always use!


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