How to apply the default install.wim of Windows to C:\ with SCCM. Perfectly work with SCCM 2012-2016 and all supported windows (Clients and Servers).


The configuration is actually very easy, it’s more about knowing that it exists. ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, brings a set of new task sequence variables, that work in new version. One of these variables can be used to apply the install.wim to C:\. To configure this, follow the next steps:

  • Open a task sequence, to deploy Windows, in the Task Sequence Editor.
  • Add a Set Task Sequence Variable –step anywhere before the Apply Operating System –step.
  • Fill in as Task Sequence Variable OSDPreserveDriveLetter and as Value “False“.
  • Close the Task Sequence Editor.

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