How to duplicate a task sequence

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 25 May 2011 / Last Updated on 12 May 2010]

Here are the steps you can perform to make a duplicate copy of a task sequence in MDT 2010.

Here are the steps you can perform to make a duplicate copy of a task sequence in MDT 2010. You might do this for example if you have a customized task sequence that you want to use as a template for creating additional task sequence you can then customize.

  1. Create a new task sequence.
  2. Open Windows Explorer and locate the file system folder associated with your original task sequence, for example the folder C:\DeploymentShare\Control\OLDID, where OLDID is the Task Sequence ID of your original task sequence.
  3. Copy all the files contained in this folder such as TS.XML and Unattend.xml to the similar folder associated with your new task sequence, for example C:\DeploymentShare\Control\NEWID.
  4. Open the Deployment Workbench and customize your new task sequence as desired.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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