In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you use a custom action control by selecting it in the Configuration Manager console Task Sequence Editor. The custom action control is used to configure a custom action that you have defined. The custom action is then becomes a step in the task sequence you are editing. The following procedure assumes that you have completed the tasks in the following topics:

How to Create a Configuration Manager Custom Action Control

How to Create a MOF File for a Configuration Manager Custom Action

The following procedure demonstrates the custom action control saving its properties and reloading them the next time that the action is edited.

To use the custom action as part of the sequence that contains it, you will need to advertise it using a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager task sequence package. For more information, see About Configuration Manager Custom Action Client Applications

Step 1 and step 2 are only necessary if the action control Managed Object Format (MOF) file or assembly has been changed.

How to use a custom action control in the task sequence editor

  1. If the Configuration Manager console is open, close it.

  2. Open the Configuration Manager console.

  3. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Software Library / Operating Systems.

  4. Right-click Task Sequences, and select Create Task Sequence. The New Task Sequence Wizard is displayed.

  5. Select Create a new custom task sequence, and click Next.

  6. In Task sequence name, enter My custom task sequence.

  7. Click Next, confirm the summary information, and click Next again to create the task sequence.

  8. Click Close to close the wizard.

  9. In the results pane, right-click the task sequence that you just created and select Edit to display the Task Sequence Editor.

  10. In the Task Sequence Editor, select Add, and the categories list is displayed.

  11. Select CustomActionCategory, and your custom action appears as one of the possible choices.

  12. Select your custom action (ConfigMgrTSActionControl), and the control is displayed.

  13. Add some text to the edit box, and then click OK. The Task Sequence Editor should be closed.

  14. Edit the task sequence again and select your custom action.

  15. Note that the text you entered has been retained.

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