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MDT2012 Upd1 - Settings in rules file are not reprocessed after selecting another TS RRS feed

  • Question

  • We use MDT 2012 Update 1 and we have several tasksequences.

    I found an article on how to use different settings per task sequence (from Mike Walker). This works fine.
    So, when I select a task sequence and click next to go to our next screen in de Windows Deployment Wizard (the Computer Details) the settings are correct.
    Unfortunately when I click back in the Windows Deployment Wizard to go back to the task sequence screen and change to another task sequence, the old settings are still visible in the Windows Deployment Wizard.

    Is it possible to clear the settings and to reprocess the rules file?

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:47 PM

Answers

  • Yup, that's a problem. when parsing CS.ini, there are some variables that are skipped if they have already been added. If you create CS.ini that will populate the TimeZone, If you go back and re-run the cs.ini, TimeZone won't get set again, because it's already present.

    Instead I would recommend using the Johan Method: http://www.deployvista.com/tabid/36/EntryID/139/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    That will *NOT* allow you to get settings within the task sequence, but hey...

    IF you need to reset the Task Sequence, you can create some code in the TS selection Wizard Page to delete a set of variables whenever it's entered.


    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:23 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • I doubt you can do anythin about this aside from deleting variables.dat and re-running the ztigather.wsf, or change to code itself.
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:28 PM
  • Yup, that's a problem. when parsing CS.ini, there are some variables that are skipped if they have already been added. If you create CS.ini that will populate the TimeZone, If you go back and re-run the cs.ini, TimeZone won't get set again, because it's already present.

    Instead I would recommend using the Johan Method: http://www.deployvista.com/tabid/36/EntryID/139/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    That will *NOT* allow you to get settings within the task sequence, but hey...

    IF you need to reset the Task Sequence, you can create some code in the TS selection Wizard Page to delete a set of variables whenever it's entered.


    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:23 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the Replies.

    I have disabled the "Back" button in the DeployWiz_ComputerName.vbs, so anyone who wants to deploy a client computer, have to restart Windows Deployment Wizard (restart the client computer) if he selected the wrong task sequence.

    Monday, September 15, 2014 5:28 AM