Task Sequence Hacks

I seem to have a fair amount of ConfigMgr Task Sequence “Hacks” so far and I wanted add some structure to my site. This is the landing page. 

Gather No More – Using Dynamic Task Sequence Variables in ConfigMgr

Update 09/14/2020 – You can download the Gather Light Task Sequence from the Community Hub now! https://communityhub.microsoft.com/item/7812 Update 02/21/2020 – I added a new section with a Gather Task Sequence. Check out the DIY Gather in the Task Sequence section below. It even has a GIF (unlike Software Center!) If you’ve used the Microsoft Deployment…

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Windows 10 Feature Updates – Leveraging SetupDiag for Better Reporting

This is the first post of my Windows 10 Feature Updates series, probably totally out of sequence, but I just need to start getting the pieces written and published. So here goes. What is SetupDiag If you have worked with Windows 10 Operating System Deployments for any amount of time, you’ve likely had failures and…

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Using SCCM Task Sequence Variables as Scripts

The more I dig in to SCCM/ConfigMgr, the more cool things I find. Every time I read a new post blog about things people have done with their Task Sequences, I get inspired to try more things. One of those things is setting Task Sequence variable values from the output of a script. At this…

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Clearing Local Group Policies during an Windows 7 to 10 In-Place Upgrade Task Sequence

Our Windows 7 Reference Image was originally built in 2011. At the time, we had some consultants in helping us migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7. At the time, the consultant who was building the image edited the Local Group Polices on the Windows 7 machine prior to capturing it. Since then, we’ve continued…

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Dynamically Updating Unattend.XML during an OSD Task Sequence using MDT Variables and ZTI Scripts.

While trying to set the KeyboardLocale in my ConfigMgr/SCCM Task Sequence, I found that my settings weren’t getting updated during the Task Sequence. I used to think that custom Unattend.XML that you include in your Task Sequence would be used as-is. I was wrong. I did a bit of digging and here’s what I discovered.…

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Triggering ConfigMgr Client Actions from a Task Sequence

This week, we were working on testing Windows 7 to Windows 10 In-Place Upgrades and ran into an issue where our clients weren’t updating their Operating System version in the ConfigMgr console. After some helpful responses on Twitter, I was able to add a client action trigger step to the end of my Task Sequence.…

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