Create a custom task sequence with System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

When you create a custom task sequence in System Center Configuration Manager, it contains no task sequence steps. After you create the task sequence, you must edit it and add the task sequence steps you need.

Create a custom task sequence

Use the following procedure to create a custom task sequence.

To create a custom task sequence

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Software Library.

  2. In the Software Library workspace, expand Operating Systems, and then click Task Sequences.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create Task Sequence to start the Create Task Sequence Wizard.

  4. On the Create a New Task Sequence page, select Create a new custom task sequence.

  5. On the Task Sequence Information page, specify a name for the task sequence, a description of the task sequence, and an optional boot image for the task sequence to use, and then complete the wizard.

    After you complete the Create Task Sequence Wizard, Configuration Manager adds the custom task sequence to the Task Sequences node. You can now edit this task sequence to add task sequence steps to it.

    For a list of available task sequence steps, see Task sequence steps.

    For more information about how to edit a task sequence, see Edit a task sequence.

    Most often you will use task sequences to automate tasks for operating system deployment, but you can create a custom task sequence to automate a variety of tasks. For more information, see Create a task sequence for non-operating system deployments.

    Next steps

    Deploy the task sequence