One Task Sequence to rule them all!

If you haven´t checked out the original Hydration, take a look at the DDPS from Microsoft. I really like the way it´s built to handle dynamic roles for every kind of configuration you may be interesting in “ordering” as a single Configuration Item to build a complete Service.


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As showed in the image above, all single CIs could build a “Deployment Solution” as a Service.

You just create a custom property to get the Task Sequence step to validate the installation.


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Then add them to the CustomSettings.ini file under the Properties section.


Figure 3

Then you can select them to deliver your “Service” as you combining all the CIs…


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In the picture above, I have built a configuration of a Machine based on its MacAddress and combined everything I need for installing ConfigMgr. But I have also extracted everything that every CI can accept as input for its configuration (so It´s easy to reuse it at customer sites) as listed below.


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This is really a great way of getting “One Task Sequence to rule them all”!

Check out the DDPS here.

Best regards,

Richard Ulfvin
Senior Consultant

Posted in Blog, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2.