MDT 2010: Automating Task Sequence selection

When working towards a completely automated Lite-Touch deployment it can appear somewhat counter-intuitive to automate the task sequence selection as a final step. After all it’s one of the first things you click on during the deployment wizard. It does makes sense however that you would want at least some manual element left when testing so you know that the automation is working as expected.

Strangely, there are 2 commands you can use to automatically select a particular task sequence. They both target the task sequence ID. They can be used in the customsettings.ini or Deployment Database. The first example is:

TaskSequenceID=Win7x86Custom

the second is:

BuildID=Win7x86Custom

I have no idea why there are 2 options. They both appear to do the same thing. Now all that’s left is to skip the Select a task sequence to execute on this computer pane during the deployment wizard. In your customsettings.ini enter:

SkipBuild=YES

or

SkipTaskSequence=YES

SkipTaskSequence can’t be used in the deployment database. Other than that, they’re the same.

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About Andrew Barnes

A Scripting and Deployment Specialist.
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