You are looking for a easy solution, to get a wim-File, copied directly from the Microsoft source, installed to the Computers drive C:? Here you get it!
As we all know, until Windows 7, all wim Files are, when directly applied, installed as System Drive letter D:. No Problem till SCCM 2012. But with SP1, which no longer supports Installations with the Installer Option (e.g. running Setup.exe), for all Windows Builds below Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, only Image deployment will be supported. Using the Installer Source mode is still working in VMs, where no Drivers are needed, or when you Import necessary Drivers into the wim-File.
Only a simple Change to your Task Sequence is needed, that those Image Installations will successfully be applied to the System drive C:.
Just add a “Set Task Sequence Variable” Action to your Task Sequence with Name OSDPreserveDriveLetter and value False. This will ignore the Driver letter stored in the WIM, this Task Sequence Variable is also new to SCCM 2012 SP1.
And with this, you can use your configuration as before. I normally use a variable, which is set, when the harddisc is formatted. Edit the Partition you want to assign the variable:
And in the “Apply Operating System” Action, the variable is then used:
Hope this helps 🙂