What is the deployment process for departmental IT support staff to install the Engineering Base Desktop (EBD)?


The deployment of the EBD should be completed by designated departmental IT support staff. IT staff should review the pre-deployment guidelines before beginning any installation:

  • Turn on the computer and immediately press the function key that triggers a network boot (e.g. F12 on HP computers).
  • You will see a PowerShell script run with a GUI pop-up box, which checks whether the drivers needed to start the EBD install are present.
  • After the network boot, you should see a Windows Deployment Services boot image selection screen. Select the Engineering Base Desktop boot image.

Task sequence wizard start page

  • Next you will be presented with either a list of task sequences to choose from or a single task sequence. Highlight the most recent EBD - Win10 option, and click Next.

Select sequence page

  • You may be presented with the Edit Task Sequence Variables screen. If this screen is displayed, double-click OSDComputerName:

edit sequence variables

  • In the Edit Variable pop-up window, enter the computer name, and click OK to return to the Edit Task Sequence Variables screen:

edit variable pop-up

  • Click Next:
    • There must be a corresponding computer object in Active Directory or it will not join the domain.
    • If the task sequence begins without displaying this screen our system already has an association between this MAC address and a computer name. The previous computer name is used automatically.

list of variables

  • The task sequence will begin. Windows 10 and supporting applications will be installed in approximately two hours (depending on hardware and network speed).




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