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:


the second is:


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:




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

About Andrew Barnes

A Scripting and Deployment Specialist.
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One Response to MDT 2010: Automating Task Sequence selection

  1. shakiel says:

    Thank you for this information I spend almost 2 hours on your site cause i knew you wrote about this. I have to do a in-place upgrade to windows 10.(zero touch)

    Once again thank you I can sleep peacefully tonight or whats left of it.


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