Those that have worked with Task Sequences in ConfigMgr 2007 know how powerful they are. Task Sequences are the scripting engine for ConfigMgr, allowing you to perform any sort of task on a computer or computers that are managed by ConfigMgr. You can even deploy applications using Task Sequences, and may opt to do this. However, even though you can still deploy applications using Task Sequences in ConfigMgr 2012, there are a couple caveats as to why you should choose Application Deployment instead.
ConfigMgr 2012 Application Deployment provides a much improved experience than in ConfigMgr 2007. Working with it a bit, you’ll find the whole process has become more intuitive and responsive. If you use a Task Sequence instead, you’ll miss out on the following important functions:
- Deployment monitoring.
- Compliance tracking.
- Full application replacement.
- Application upgrades.
- Application uninstalls.
- Deploying applications to users.