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Installing software after using pause task sequence RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is it ok installing software using after pause task sequence .If yes where should we add the pause task sequence 

    Thanks

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:04 PM

All replies

  • As a rule of thumb I prefer to automate everything. In some cases (especially with legacy software) this may be a daunting and challenging task. Your options may be very limited (unless you go down the repackaging route). Starting with MDT 2010 there is a feature which allows to suspend a TS and resume it once you performed manual customizations. I would add the step near the end of your TS. Details here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2009/06/26/mdt-2010-new-feature-3-suspend-and-resume-a-lite-touch-task-sequence/

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    Anton

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    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:50 PM
  • Hi,

    My MSproject 2016 TS always failing , below is the command .So i though to install after a pause task sequence . 

    setup.exe /config proplus.ww\config.xml

    I want to include visual studio  Professional ,sql in my reference image .But this consumes a lot of space

    Any solution 

    Thanks 


    • Edited by supportsib Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:39 PM edit
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:30 PM
  • When you add an Office product to MDT you can use the built-in tool that launches OCT and configure the installation settings using that tool. Just save your .msp file to the updates folder of that office product. Use a file name like 1_MyConfig.msp

    Back to your original question, it's good to have the pause shortly or right before sysprep runs (at the end of State Restore). This gives you a chance to shut the virtual machine down and create a checkpoint. Once a checkpoint is made, you can reload it in the future, run Windows update and then shutdown to create a new checkpoint. Once you resume the task sequence an updated image will be created with the latest patches included.


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    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:08 PM