UDI tasks are software that is run on a wizard page to perform specific functions. In some instances, these tasks are used to verify that the target computer is ready for deployment. Other tasks can be used to perform deployment steps, such as copying configuration or result files.

Note   The Next button on the wizard page where the tasks are run will be disabled if any of the tasks finish with warning or error completion status.

UDI includes several built-in tasks that allow you to perform most of the tasks necessary for deployment. For more information about the UDI built-in tasks, see Built-in UDI Tasks.

The Shell Execute built-in UDI task allows you to run any software (scripts) that can be initiated from a command line, such as Visual Basic or Windows PowerShell scripts. This functionality allows you create tasks using familiar scripting languages. For more information, see Shell Execute Task.

If your requirements go beyond scripting, you can write custom UDI tasks. UDI tasks are DLLs written in C++ and implement the ITask interface. You register the DLL with the UDI Wizard Designer task library by creating a UDI Wizard Designer configuration (.config) file and placing it in the installation_folder\Bin\Config folder (where installation_folder is the folder in which you installed MDT). For more information on developing custom UDI tasks, see the section, Creating Custom UDI Tasks, in the User-Driven Installation Developers Guide.

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