Recurring Operating System Task Sequence Deployment RRS feed

  • Question

  • What we want to do: We have a task sequence that puts down an operating system image that we want to run once a month so that the computer can be put back into a fresh state.

    What we've tried: I deploy the Task Sequence as Required and I give it an Assignment Schedule for the time we want it to reimage and a Recurrence pattern(daily for testing, monthly for production). I've tried setting the Rerun behavior to both "Always rerun program", and "Rerun if succeeded on previous attempt". For "Always rerun program", it starts at the designated time and then constantly restarts the task sequence over and over again. If I set it to "Rerun if succeeded on previous attempt" it doesn't run again after the first time.

    Is this even possible? Is there something I should be doing to make this recurrence work?

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:03 PM


  • Hi

    I have done something similar in the past so it is possible to make it work the way you want.

    Create a Collection for the machines you want to redeploy automatically every month and configure a maintenance window that only allow OSD to run one time each month.

    Then create a deployment (of the deploy ts) and set it to "Always rerun program". You could set the deployment to be required so that the machines will run the deployment fully automated.

    You might need to "play a bit" with the ts time and align it with the maintenance window. I think I used two hours when I set this up.

    • Proposed as answer by Daniel JiSun Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Friday, May 8, 2015 2:27 AM
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:15 AM