Friday, July 26, 2013

SCCM Interview Questions/FAQs - Part 6 (Operating System Deployment FAQs)

Part # 6 – OS Deployment

1) Can I use stand-alone media to deploy operating system images to Computers that are not Configuration Manager 2007 clients?

Ans: Yes.

Explanation: You can use stand-alone media to deploy Operating system images to computers that are not Configuration Manger Clients. But, all the necessary installation files must be contained on the installation media because the media will not have a connection to the SCCM 2007 site.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680865.aspx & http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632784.aspx

2) Can I use stand-alone media to distribute software updates?

Ans: No

Explanation: Using stand-alone media to distribute software updates is not supported because stand-alone media has no connection to a Configuration Manager 2007 site.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680701.aspx

3) Can computers locate and install device drivers immediately after they have been imported into the drive catalog?
Ans: No.
Explanation:  For a computer to locate and install a device driver, the device driver must be imported into the driver catalog and made available on an accessible distribution point.
Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693985.aspx


4) Can task sequence names be the same?

Ans: Yes.

Explanation: Task sequence names do not need to be unique. You can reuse the same name for different task sequence.
Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693631.aspx & http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680818.aspx

5) Do task sequence variables that are assigned to a collection take precedence over task sequence variables that are assigned to a specific computer?

Ans: No.

Explanation: Variables assigned to a specific computer will have a higher priority that variables assigned to the collection or collections where the Configuration Manager client is located. For example, if collection A has a variable assigned to it and Computer A, which a member of collection A, has a conflicting variable assigned to it, the variable assigned to Computer A will receive higher priority than that of the variable assigned to Collection A.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693541.aspx & http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680451.aspx

6) Can I add as many device drivers as possible to boot images to complete an operating system deployment?

Ans: No.

Explanation: You should add only network and mass storage device drivers to a boot image. Adding device drivers to a boot image can increase the memory requirements of the boot image. If the memory requirements of the boot image exceed the memory of the target computer, the deployment will fail.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680959.aspx & http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633028.aspx

7) Will importing computer information that already exists in the Configuration Manager 2007 database create a duplicate record?

Ans: No.

Explanation: if the computer to be imported already exists in the SCCM 2007 database, the new computer information will overwrite the existing computer information.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633291.aspx

8) Can I deploy an operating system to a computer with no formatted partition?

Ans: Yes.

Explanation: If there is no formatted partition available, the Configuration Manager 2007 task sequence engine will create and format a temporary partition to use as the local data path.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693478.aspx

9)  If you advertise a task sequence to a SCCM 2007 collection, will any associate SCCM 2007, sub-collections also receive the advertisement?

Ans: No.

Explanation: Task sequence advertised to a SCCM 2007 collection are not advertised to SCCM 2007 sub-collections and task sequence can be advertised only to SCCM 2007 client computers, not the specific users.
Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693631.aspx

10) When a task sequence steps fails, does the task sequence continue on with the next task sequence step?

Ans: No.

Explanation: By default, a task sequence will fail after one step or action fails. To continue after a task sequence step failure, edit the task sequence and select Continue on error on the Options tab.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632410.aspx