Planned Maintenance: Update Task Sequence Core Images to the latest patched versions

Task Sequences and Core Images

The current task sequences contain core images which were created during the summer.  These will have patches that were available at that time.  The work that is being undertaken will update the core images to the most recent patch level.  This will reduce the amount of patches required post imaging and speed up the process.


IT Staff will not be able to use the IT services task sequences while we update the images.


The change is planned to take place on 20th November 2015 between 8am and 10am.  We will notify you once the work is completed.  Please consider the task sequences at risk until we notify you that the work has been carried out.


If you have any queries regarding this please contact the Service Desk at

Update to LIVE Task Sequence – 16/11/15

An update needs to be made to the LIVE task sequence (Windows 7 Service – 2015-16 LIVE).

This involves removing the Smart Connect Technology Application from the Task Sequence. This application is only installed on the Intel NUC and is not required. Its presence has been causing confusion.

These changes will be made between 8:00 and 9:30 on Tuesday 17th of November. Please do not use the task sequence during this time.


If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the IT Service Desk via or on extension 222333

Delete PCs WAM task available again

We have resolved the issues with the WAM task for deleting managed PCs from the AD and SCCM. The task is therefore once again available via the WAM interface at

The task has been modified to allow you to delete any managed PC from the AD or SCCM regardless of which OU/collection it is in. Please therefore be extra careful to only remove the records that you intend to.

Additionally, we have removed the ‘Advertise software’ WAM task. This task was rarely used and out of date, and the need for it is being reviewed as part of the SCCM 2012 project. If you would like an application to be advertised to a PC, and you don’t have permission to advertise the application yourself using the SCCM console, please continue to submit requests for this via the IT Service Desk.

Should you encounter any issues with WAM, please submit a case to the IT Service Desk using the links provided in WAM.