ConfigMgr Task Sequence Collection

This is my "Clip Show" blog post, but hopefully you still find it useful.

I've been building out a Task Sequence that is just a collection of Task Sequence sections, or handy steps.  I'll use this TS to pull sections from when I create new Task Sequences, and add / modify as I test in "Real" deployment Task Sequences. DOWNLOAD HERE *Note, this is not an actual Deployment TS, it's meant to be imported and then have parts copied into your own TS.  All content, including some not used directly in this TS is included.

I have several sections, also a few handy steps for pause, wait, copying CMTrace local, and so on.  Many of these are borrowed from great community leaders such as Mike Terrill, Jason Sandys, Jörgen Nilsson, Mark Godfrey, and others (Sorry if I missed anyone)

  • Power Settings, CCMEXEC Change & Revert - This section will grab your current power settings, place in variable, set system to high performance, then restore them at the end of your TS.  It also has steps for changing the CCMEXEC service to auto start, instead of delayed, and back.
  • Upgrade Lockscreen - This section will change your lockscreen, designed for the Win10 In place upgrades.
  • User Lockouts - This section will use local group policy to block any users, either via AD Group, or users from local machine
  • AutoLogon - This adds account and keys for auto logon (for testing in lab)
  • Enable Mouse Support - This will enable the mouse cursor in the Windows 10 TS after WinPE steps are complete.
  • Windows 10 Tweaks - Several sub-sections of Customization gathered over the past years, many demo'd @ MMS2017

Power Settings info: https://garytown.com/change-and-restore-power-plan-during-ts

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CCMExec Sevice to Auto & Back:

 

Upgrade LockScreen & User Lockout : https://garytown.com/change-lock-screen-image-during-upgrade-ts
I’ve made a few modifications since the post about this, moving the cleanup to a scheduled tasks, that will run during the upgrade deleting the Lock Screen images / Keys & cleaning up the Locked Out users, so users can log back in after.  It will also clean up the scheduled tasks.  I’ve left in the steps for you to add after the upgrade to do clean up as well, leaving you many options on how to implement this idea.  Each step has detailed notes in the descriptions.

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AutoLogon: https://garytown.com/configmgr-osd-lab-add-autologon-account
Nothing changed from the blog post, just a reminder, don’t do this in production.
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Enable Mouse Support: https://garytown.com/enable-mouse-support-in-win10-osd-during-state-restore
or Microsoft's Official Post 13 days later: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com
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Enable

Reset (Disable)

 

Windows 10 Customizations / Tweaks

SetOSDInfo: https://home.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-osd-information-script/

Most of this section is straight from MMS: https://garytown.com/windows-10-customizations-mms2017-demos
Windows 10 Features, enable or disable some “features” in win10
OEM Info, allows you to set the information that is displayed in “System”
Explorer Tweaks – Covers things that modify things displayed on Desktop or Explorer

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Group Branding includes changing the Lock Screen, Wall Papers, User Icons, Start Menu
Default Profile are tweaks that apply only at the user level, so these are added to the default profile.

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Remove Default Apps, either a script to remove everything (That is specified in the script, not actually everything) at once, or a line by line option to be granular.
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6 thoughts on “ConfigMgr Task Sequence Collection

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  • October 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm
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    Thank you to everyone .... WOW, that really helps.. now if I can get the dynamic BIOS and Drivers down.. I will be ready to go..

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  • October 15, 2017 at 6:55 am
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    Very clever collection; nice to see it in one place. Thanks!

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  • October 17, 2017 at 7:39 am
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    Hey Gary thanks for putting all this in one place! I just wanted to let you know that our AV engine is flagging "TSModulesExport\TSModules_files\OSD-MMS-DEMO\StartMenuShortcuts\DMCabs\Sales\Vacation Planner.exe" as possible malware with a hash value of 6E2CA5D0F1E2C9BA 40B830B0419A0264 913B62A3417D5F34 252EEF69733D695F. I know it's probably a false positive but wanted to make you aware.

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    • October 17, 2017 at 10:05 am
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      Thank you for the info. I have a few dummy EXE files that I used to create shortcuts for the custom start menu demos. I had several different fake apps to demo different departments getting different start menus.

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  • October 18, 2017 at 5:56 am
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    Thank you so much for this wonderful collection of task sequence modules. I've been having a blast testing these out and cutting down on deployment time. Really nice work!

    This isn't the first time I've read your stuff and I just wanted to thank you for making these kinds of contributions to the community.

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