SCCM 2012: Simple HTA Boot Menu Solution to set Task Sequence Variables.

If you for some reason are not able to use MDT and the UDI wizard, you may want to create a HTA Application to handle roles or special choises during deployment.

I have created a simple HTA that reads a config file and generates a dropdown list and defines task sequence variables, feel free to use this as an example.

PS! Excuse my vbscript code, i’m not really a Developer…

To run HTA applications in Windows PE you will need to add HTA support to your boot images. Please see my previous post on how to add winpe components in SP1.

http://systemcenter.no/?p=401

The HTA solution consits of two files.

  1. app: tshta.hta, this is the application if you want to download the source code you can get the solution here.

2. file: Config, this is the configuration file that let’s you define dropdown menu entries and task sequence variables related to each entry. This has the following syntax:

<President>
Country=USA
Name=Obama
</President>
 
<IT Consultant>
Name=Howard
</IT Consultant>
 

3. You need to add the HTA to your task sequence. Notice that I have created a package that contains the HTA Application, added a command line step and selected “start in package”.

4. Use the variables in a TS step. In this example I’ve just added a group, this can for example contain spesific applications.

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