SCCM 2012: OSD & UDA

May 11, 2011 at 7:56 am in Uncategorized by nsienaert

Hi There!

As you all probably know one of the new features within SCCM 2012 is the user centric approach.

With this you can assign a User to a Primary device or vice versa.

This relationship is many-to-many, so you can assing different users to different devices and the other way around.

During an OS Deployment you can already set Primary Users for that device that you are installing. You can do this via 2 new variables that are introduced with SCCM 2012.

First you have the UDA Mode that needs to be defined with SMSTSAssingUsersMode


Other values: Pending and Disabled

This setting can also be configured on the PXE or Bootable media:


Second we need to specify the user via SMSTSUDAUsers


After the OS Deployment is done you can see on the machine record that the particular user is set as primary user via OSD.


Beta 2 Gotcha: I didn’t got this to work by specifing the mode on PXE or media. It did only work so far by adding the variable directly in the Task Sequence or on the machine record itself.

In one of my next blogs I’ll talk about pre-deployment of applications via OSD where we can re-use this process to define UDA during OSD.

Till next time!

Nico (twitter: @nsienaert)