ConfigMgr OSD FrontEnd

 

ConfigMgr OSD FrontEnd has been developed with the goal to function in any environment, making the native operating system deployment experience with System Center Configuration Manager more unified and easy to use. A frontend provides a graphical user interface for the common tasks that administrators and help desk personnel struggles with on a day to day basis using various custom made solutions.

This software requires the ConfigMgr WebService to function properly. For more information about how to download and install ConfigMgr WebService, visit the following page:

ConfigMgr WebService

ConfigMgr OSD FrontEnd provides a rich set of features and has been built with a focus on deployment of unknown devices, but also with the capability to support known devices for re-deployment.

An overview of the features ConfigMgr OSD FrontEnd provides are listed below:

  • Identification of hidden task sequence deployments based upon known or unknown device
    • Support to clear Unknown objects from Configuration Manager
  • Support for Unknown Computer mode in Configuration Manager
  • Computer name configuration
    • Manually enter a computer name
    • Generate computer name by serial number
    • Read computer name from external PowerShell script
    • Detect known device staged in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and read the computer name
    • Detect known device from Configuration Manager
  • Associate a computer with multiple roles in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Set native or custom task sequence variables for regional configuration like keyboard layout, OU, time zone and more
  • Installation of mandatory applications and/or available applications
  • Associate a primary user with the device
  • Format hard drive if a volume is detected as encrypted
  • Pre-flight checks
    • Network connection type (not connected to WiFi)
    • ConfigMgr WebService accessibility
    • Power state (see if power adapter is connected)
    • Supported hardware models
  • Customizable color branding of the whole graphical user interface
  • Admin area for access to useful tools when troubleshooting
  • Welcome message with continue or cancel choices

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