Racking and booting the new servers

After creating the deployment task sequence, you must rack the new servers, connect them to a network, and power them on to continue the deployment.

  1. Rack the servers according to your conventions.
  2. Connect the servers to the network so that they can connect to the Configuration Manager site server.
  3. Connect the servers to power.
  4. Boot the servers.

    As the servers connect to the network and use PXE to boot, the PXE server contacts Configuration Manager to get load instructions.

    The new machines boot to WinPE to start the task sequence to deploy the operating system image.

    When the task sequence completes, the servers are now deployed and are ready to use. If the task sequence seems to be hung on a particular server, use the next scenario to restart the installation.