Windows 10 in place upgrade Task Sequence, auto re-install RSAT.

I was testing the in place upgrade of 1511 to 1607, once I logged back in, I noticed my ADUC & Group Policy tools where missing, then remembered that the upgrade removes Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).  Since I already had it setup as an application, I figured I could add a couple steps to check if I have it, then reinstall it after the upgrade.

A nice overview of the Upgrade TS Option in CM1606 here: https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/windows-10-sccm-task-sequence-upgrade/
And a quick overview here: http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/533/Improving-the-ConfigMgr-Inplace-Upgrade-Task-Sequence

I’ve heavily modified the TS to include upgrading from Windows 7 and 8.1 computer if they already have bios set to UEFI.  However, I’ll go into that in a future post, for now, I just want to cover RSAT in 1511 to 1607.

  1. First step was to create at TS Variable if RSAT is installed.
    1. Create a step “Set Task Sequence Variable”, I called my variable “RSATInstalled” and set it to true.
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    2. Have it run if the following conditions are met, WMI Query: select * from Win32_QuickFixEngineering where HotFixID like"KB2693643"
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  2. Now, after it upgrades and installs 1607,
    1. Create an Install Application Step and point it to your RSAT Install for Windows 10.
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    2. Set it to run if the TS Variable “RSATInstalled” equals true
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You’re all set, after upgrading to 1607 using your Upgrade TS, you’ll see RSAT was reinstalled, and you’re ready to do your Remote Administration.
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To make the application for RSAT, here is a good walk-through: https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/windows-10-rsat-sccm-2012/

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