Adding Write Filter Support to Custom Task Sequences

This section provides instructions for disabling and restoring write filters using the extensions added to the Task Sequence Editor by Device Manager 2011.

Device Manager 2011 restarts devices from the operating system each time the write filters are disabled and restored. Depending on how you have scheduled the software deployment, there may be pauses during this process.
  1. On the server running Device Manager 2011, create a new custom task sequence. For more information, see Create a Custom Task Sequence in Configuration Manager Help.

  2. Once created, right-click the custom task sequence, and then click Edit.

  3. Place your cursor at the start of the process, click Add, select Write Filter, and then click Disable Write Filter.

  4. Click Add, and then select Install software.

  5. On the Properties tab, next to the Package field, click Browse, and then select a package.

  6. Click the Options tab, and then select the Continue on error check box.

  7. Make any other necessary edits to the task sequence.

  8. Place your cursor at the end of the process, click Add, select Write Filter, and then click Restore Write Filter. Save your changes.