Advertising task sequences

Advertisements distribute tasks to clients. There are several important options you must choose when creating an advertisement.

About this task

After saving a task sequence, you can assign the task sequence to the collection of servers.

  1. 1. Right-click the task sequence and select Advertise.
  2. 2. Use the New Advertisement Wizard to assign the task sequence.
  3. Always configure advertisements with the following settings when using the Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE):
    Option Description
    General page Make this task sequence available to boot media and PXE.

    Otherwise, the network client cannot receive the intended task from the Configuration Manager server.

    General page Browse to select the collection of the target server.
    Schedule page Mandatory assignments: “As soon as possible”
    Schedule page Program rerun behavior: “Always rerun program”
    Distribution Points page Access content directly from a distribution point when needed by the running task sequence

    In WinPE, the default option of "Download content locally when needed by running task sequence" does not work. WinPE cause the task sequence engine to ignore all actions that have packages set for this option.

    Interaction page Show task sequence progress
  4. If you must remove an advertisement from a specific client or collection, select the collection or server, right-click the collection or server; then select the Clear Last PXE Advertisement checkbox.
  5. If a server is not successfully receiving an advertisement, check to make sure that you added the MAC address and the GUID for the target machine to the Configuration Manager database and to a collection, and that you selected the collection on the General page.