Create a new group and name it Prepare the drives same level as Evaluate Build Type step.
Prepare the Drives step will be executed if following conditions are met;
Add Format and Partition Disk step. We need to specify at least one partition otherwise the Task Sequence won’t save and give error msg.
Partition name: System
Partition Type: Primary
Use Specific size: 40GB
Make this the boot partition: Select
Do not assign a drive letter to this partition: Un-Select
File System: NTFS
Quick Format: Select
Typically the Primary Partition Properties windows look as below;
This can be customized as required.
The important thing is, make sure the total size of drive is bigger than the partition size. Otherwise the task sequence will fail at drive partition stage.
Create a secondary partition similar to above, but change the name to Data then partition size to Use percentage of remaining free space.
Personally, I will create 2 Format and Partition Disk steps, one for VM’s for my own testing and second one for actual production machines.
Add WMI query to apply different partition settings for VMs and production machine.
Add SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystem WHERE Model LIKE '%VMware Virtual Platform%' as below;
For Production machines SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystem WHERE Model LIKE '%VMware Virtual Platform%' as below;