Configure High-Impact Task Sequence Settings in SCCM 1702

Benoit LecoursSCCM0 Comments

Starting with SCCM 1702, new options are available in Task Sequences. It’s now possible to give more information about Task Sequence in Software Center (restart required, the download size of the task sequence, and the estimated run time), create a custom notification for high-risk deployments and configure any task sequence as a high-risk deployment. The new options can be found in the properties of any Task Sequence.

SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings

We will configure those options and shows how it affect the end user.

SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings

It’s possible to configure any task sequence (including non-operating system task sequences) as a high-risk deployment. This will allows the user to receive a notification before the task sequence runs which can be customized by the SCCM administrator.

  • Go to Software Library / Operating Systems / Task Sequences
  • Right-Click your task sequence, select Properties
  • On the User Notification tab, you can select to use default text or a custom text

Let’s create a custom notification and see what’s the result on the user side.

SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings

We deployed the task sequence to a client and execute it from Software Center. Here is the results:

Using default text:

SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings

Notice that the bold message has been changed from the previous versions. The old message for any operating system installation indicated that all apps, data, and settings would be lost, which was not true for an in-place upgrade.

Using custom text:

SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings

Software Center Properties

Before SCCM 1702, it was not possible to show estimated run time and the download size of a Task Sequence (as it’s possible for packages and applications). It’s now possible to set the information in the Task Sequence Properties

  • Go to Software Library / Operating Systems / Task Sequences
  • Right-Click your task sequence, select Properties
  • On the General tab, you can set the information manually

SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings

Here’s the result in Software Center:

Nothing set:

SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings

With Values:

SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings

Those are nice additions which will help your user knows exactly what’s going on. This could be particularly helpful when deploying Operating System upgrade using the new Windows 10 servicing model.

Configure High-Impact Task Sequence Settings in SCCM 1702
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