ConfigMgr SCCM Easy to Document Task Sequence Documentation

All Credits to Authors – This post was contributed by Aly Shivji, a consultant with Microsoft Services – U.S. East Region. Credit to Michael Murgolo for initial idea and effort.

Task Sequence Documentation Automatically

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/blogs/deploymentguys/documenting-your-task-sequences-automagically

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<BODY>
<TABLE border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" style="font: 9px arial;border-width:0px;border-spacing:0px;border-style:none" width="100%">
<! –  Header row for Task Sequence  – >
<TR>
<TD style="background-color:black;color:white;">
<B>Group</B>
</TD>
<TD style="background-color:black;color:white;">
<B>Description</B>
</TD>
<TD style="background-color:black;color:white;"/>
<TD style="background-color:black;color:white;">
<B>Conditions</B>
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<TD style="background-color:black;color:white;"/>
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<! –  Parse Each Group  – >
<xsl:for-each select="SmsTaskSequencePackage/SequenceData/sequence//group | sequence//group">
<TR>
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<xsl:for-each select="ancestor::group">
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<TD Class="group">
<xsl:value-of select="@description"/>
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<TD Class="group">
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<! –  Conditions with no preceding operators  – >
<xsl:if test="not(./condition//operator)">
<xsl:for-each select="./condition//expression">
<xsl:value-of select=".//variable[@name='Query']"/>
<xsl:value-of select=".//variable[@name='Variable']"/>
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</TR>
<! –  Parse Each Task(Step) Display Header  – >
<TR>
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 Indent for parent groups, i.e. add cells for the number of group ancestors 
-->
<xsl:for-each select="ancestor::group">
<TD/>
</xsl:for-each>
<! –  Display header only if a child step exists  – >
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<TD>
<B>Conditions</B>
</TD>
<TD>
<B>Task</B>
</TD>
<TD>
<B>Description</B>
</TD>
<TD>
<B>Package</B>
</TD>
<TD>
<B>Action</B>
</TD>
<TD>
<B>Variables</B>
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</TR>
<! –  Parse Each Task(Step) that is not disabled  – >
<xsl:for-each select="step[not(@disable='true')]">
<TR>
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<xsl:for-each select="parent::group/ancestor::group">
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<! –  Conditions for steps  – >
<TD Class="step">
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<xsl:value-of select=".//expression//variable[@name='Operator']"/>
<xsl:value-of select=".//expression//variable[@name='Value']"/>
)
</xsl:for-each>
</xsl:if>
<! –  Conditions with no preceding operators  – >
<xsl:if test="not(./condition//operator)">
<xsl:for-each select="./condition//expression">
<xsl:value-of select=".//variable[@name='Query']"/>
<xsl:value-of select=".//variable[@name='Variable']"/>
<BR/>
<xsl:value-of select=".//variable[@name='Operator']"/>
<BR/>
<xsl:value-of select=".//variable[@name='Value']"/>
<BR/>
</xsl:for-each>
</xsl:if>
</TD>
<! –  Output Name and Description of Step  – >
<TD Class="step">
<xsl:value-of select="@name"/>
</TD>
<TD Class="step">
<xsl:value-of select="@description"/>
</TD>
<!--
 Output the PackageID, DriverPackageID or CustomSettingPackageID or OSPackageIDs for the step 
-->
<TD Class="step">
<xsl:for-each select=".//variable[@name='PackageID' or @name='OSDApplyDriverDriverPackageID' or @name='ConfigFilePackage' or @name='ImagePackageID']">
<xsl:value-of select="."/>
<BR/>
</xsl:for-each>
</TD>
<! –  Output the step action  – >
<TD Class="step">
<xsl:value-of select="action"/>
</TD>
<TD Class="step">
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 Output non-commandline variables (commandline should be in previous action field) 
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<xsl:for-each select="defaultVarList/variable[not(@name='CommandLine')]">
<xsl:value-of select="./@name"/>
:
<xsl:value-of select="."/>
<BR/>
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</TD>
</TR>
</xsl:for-each>
<! –  Step  – >
</xsl:for-each>
<! –  Group  – >
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