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Versioning / Monitoring SCCM Task Sequences – Update for SCCM 2012

November 10, 2011

Back in May this year I released a small tool that monitors and tracks all changes on Task Sequences on your SCCM Server and exports a copy for backup purposes each time a change happens. Today I just published an updated version of this script, that enables the same functionality for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager . Please have a look on the original Blog Post for some further reference about the usage etc. Find the updated Download on CodePlex .  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , , ,

Versioning / Monitoring SCCM Task Sequences

May 12, 2011

  One thing I’m really missing in SCCM is some kind of versioning or history especially for those quite complex Task Sequences, sometimes consisting of hundreds of steps, each with a bunch of properties. And how often did it happen that you came back to the office and one of your Task Sequences suddenly behaved differently, just to figure out that “someone” changed “something” without telling anybody, especially not you? Or have you ever been working on a Task Sequence, just to recognize that...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , , ,

Unable to free up space after a MDT Refresh

August 01, 2010

As mentioned , I recently had the pleasure to meet Jeremy Chapman and we had a chat about some Deployment related topics. We also covered some problems we experienced so far and one thing I had forgotten already (Yes, I should have blogged about it already so it’s not gone) was about a specific situation you can run into if you are using MDT and the new hard-linking capabilities of USMT 4 during ConfigMgr OS Deployments. It’s basically about deleting certain files but not freeing up the space used...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , ,

Copy steps/group of steps between Task Sequences

July 30, 2010

If I have to make a change to an existing Task Sequence (no matter if MDT or SCCM) I typically create a copy of the existing Task Sequence and apply the changes to this copy for further testing. This way you can easily test and improve it until everything is working as expected without having a negative effect on your working Task Sequences. Now after you have verified that everything is working as expected, you need to redo all the changes applied so far to the original Task Sequence. The easiest...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , ,