Create a custom task sequence with Configuration Manager

Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)

When you create a custom task sequence in Configuration Manager, it contains no task sequence steps. After you create the task sequence, 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:

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, go to the Software Library workspace, expand Operating Systems, and then select the Task Sequences node.

  2. On the Home tab of the ribbon, in the Create group, select Create Task Sequence. This action starts the Create Task Sequence Wizard.

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

  4. On the Task Sequence Information page, specify:

    • A name for the task sequence
    • A description of the task sequence
    • An optional boot image for the task sequence to use

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.

See also

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

For more information about how to edit a task sequence, see Use the task sequence editor.

Most often you'll use task sequences to automate tasks for OS deployment, but you can create a custom task sequence to automate different kinds of tasks. For more information, see Create a task sequence for non-OS deployments.

Starting in version 2002, install complex applications using task sequences via the application model. Add a deployment type to an app that's a task sequence, either to install or uninstall the app. For more information, see Create Windows applications.

Next steps

Deploy the task sequence