Recently we added to the constantly expanding feature set of the Cireson Portal for Configuration Manager.
Commence is an OSD Frontend designed for supporting bare-metal OS installation, reinstallation and decommissioning of computers. It offers a secure frontend for administrators, super users or even end users to provide support for installing or reinstalling computer using network boot (F12 boot).
How it works
Commence will be “attached” to a ConfigMgr OS Image and a very simple Task Sequence.
Then performing a network boot (PXE), the Boot Image will load and start Commence as the first step after the image has been loaded and Windows PE has started.
Then Commence will prompt for username and password to gain access to the Cireson Deployment Service.
Commence is using the Deployment Service to communicate with CMP, so the person logging in to Commence will have to be granted access to use CMP and Commence.
Since CMP has its own Role Based Access Control (RBAC) model besides optional leveraging Configuration Managers own RBAC, permissions granted in CMP and Configuration Manager will be reflected in Commence.
Bare metal/new installation
Once logged in to Commence, it will determine if the current computer already exists in Configuration Manager by…
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