Troubleshooting task sequences not displaying

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 31 May 2011 / Last Updated on 12 May 2010]

You have a dozen task sequences created in MDT but when you run the Windows Deployment Wizard on a target computer only some of your task sequences are displayed—why?

You have a dozen task sequences created in MDT but when you run the Windows Deployment Wizard on a target computer only some of your task sequences are displayed—why?

One possible reason might be because some of your task sequences install an x64 version of Windows while the rest install an x86 version of Windows, but the Lite Touch Windows PE boot image you're using to boot your target computer and begin the deployment process is an x86 Windows PE boot image. If you use an x64 Windows PE boot image you should be able to see all your task sequences and choose from them.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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