The Return of OSD++ and OSD App Tree

osd  -2Yes, it’s been a long time coming and after some sporadic coding over the past two years, I’m hard at work on OSD++ 2.0 which will also supersede OSD App Tree for ConfigMgr 2012. I should have a beta available soon (although it initially will not contain any App Tree functionality). For now, a few screenshots and a brief “What’s Cool IMO” list will serve as a teaser. If there’s something you’d like to see added, changed, modified from what you see or what either OSD++ 1 or OSD App Tree do today, please add it to the comments below.

What’s Cool (or will be when I put it in) IMO:

  • A rounded and flat look and feel
  • Information displayed using HTML formatting
  • Inclusion of OSD App Tree
  • Automatic variables; e.g., IsLaptop
  • A variable browser/editor
  • Conditional inclusion of *every* element based on JScript
  • Variable replacement for *any* value
  • No need for UDI’s ServiceUI to “inject” into the interactive user’s desktop
  • A directory browser to allow selection of directories on a remote share – useful for choosing USMT loadstate locations
  • A password action that will authenticate a user against AD
  • All in one executable

Screenshots (ignore the gibberish text – it’s there to simply test things)

This is an “Info” action where you can display any title and text to the user as you see fit.

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Here is an “Input” action. You can string together up to three questions in each action. The text entered can be validated against a regular expression.

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The same “Input” action showing the cue text for the first answer. Cue text appears in a text box to help the user know what to input but is not the text itself.

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Another “Input” action with additional actions. This time, the second question displayed is actually a drop-drop box (aka combo-box). Also, notice the lack of a fourth question; that’s because it has a condition set on it based on the value of the second text box from the first Input action above.

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Here’s that same Input action again with the fourth question displayed based on a run-time condition dependent on the value of a task sequence variable set in the first action.

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  • John Hamilton

    Hey Jason, could this be used for task sequence selection or are the variables used for a single task sequence.

  • cnpalmer

    Open source too?