Editing the task sequence steps

Edit the task sequence to update settings in the steps that you want to use, to add steps, or to delete any steps that you do not need.

  1. Launch Microsoft Configuration Manager 2007 to open the Configuration Manager console.
  2. Click System Center Configuration Manager > Site Database > Computer Management > Operating System Deployment > Task Sequences.
  3. Select and right-click the task sequence; then click Edit.
  4. Make the changes that you require.
    • To add a step, click Add and the task sequence step that you want to add.
    • To add a new task sequence group, click Add > New Group.
    • To remove a task sequence step or group, select the task sequence step or group to remove and click Remove; then click Yes.
    • To edit a step, click Options to update the options.
  5. Click OK to save the task sequence and close the editor.
    While you can make modifications as you wish, keep in mind that the following steps should not be modified or moved from their relative positions:
    1. Reboot To PXE / USB
    2. The RebootStep Variable
    3. Configure Server Hardware group
    4. Deploy Operating System group
    5. Cleanup group

    Client script

    The custom action sends a script to the machine that is running the task sequence. The primary functions of this script are to:
    • Clear the PXE advertisement for the machine
    • Set the RebootStep machine variable

    Clearing the PXE advertisement allows the machine to boot into PXE once it does reboot. If this is not done, the machine might reboot, but Configuration Manager will not offer PXE boot to the machine.

    Setting the PxeRebootStep machine variable allows the task sequence to branch off and perform only specific actions based on conditions set in the task sequence on groups or steps.

    There is nothing required for you to do with the client script, and you should not edit the client script.