A task sequence consists of a combined series of steps to complete an action. Task sequences can operate across a computer restart, and task sequence steps can be put into groups for more control over run-time behavior. You can create a custom task sequence that will automate and perform tasks on a computer without user intervention. Custom task sequence steps can be added to groups so that multiple task sequence steps will run on a computer. Using task sequence steps in groups will allow you to organize and configure error control for each individual task sequence step and group.

Use the following procedure to create a custom task sequence.

To create a custom task sequence

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Operating System Deployment / Task Sequences.

  2. To start the New Task Sequence Wizard, right-click the Task Sequences node, and then click New/Task Sequence.

  3. On the Create a New Task Sequence page, select Create a new custom task sequence, and then click Next.

  4. On the Task Sequence Information page, specify descriptive information about the custom task sequence, type the Task sequence name, Version, and a Description in the spaces provided.

  5. To specify the boot image that will be associated with this custom task sequence, click Browse to open the Select a Boot Image dialog box, and then specify the boot image you want to use.

  6. To complete the creation of the new custom task sequence, on the Summary page, click Next.

  7. To confirm that the new task sequence was created using the properties specified, review the confirmation on the Confirmation page.

  8. To edit or add or remove steps to the custom task sequence, right-click the task sequence, and then click Edit.

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