Decommissioning -- .wim Backup
Upon considering any computer for decommissioning, we must know whether or not the computer belonged to a high-level staff member, such as the director of a department. If we are dealing with a high-level staff computer, then we must first perform a .wim backup of their hard drive to preserve any documents that
Performing a .wim Backup
Add the computer to the AD group “Backup Only”
SA > Groups > Security > System Center > Imaging > SA-BackupOnly
Update the SCCM collection
Assets and Compliance > Device Collections > SA > Re-Imaging > SA – Misc – BackupOnly-Available
Once the computer shows in the collection SA – Misc – BackupOnly-Available, then open the Configuration Manager on the computer you are doing a .wim backup. On the actions tab select Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle and then open up Software Center and select Operating Systems from the far left column. Select SA - Create Disk Backup to run the sequence on the computer.
Once you the sequence has finished, assign a task to Alex Hardy so that she can verify the backup.