SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager

SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager? SCCM/ConfigMgr preview release 1704 comes with loads of interesting and exciting features.

I have covered all the installation steps and new features in the video embedded in this post. First of all, I could see some differences in the Updates and Servicing of SCCM CB.

ConfigMgr CB 1704 preview version was available (available to download) in the console but it didn’t start the download of the 1704 update. I think it may start automatic download after 24 hours. But, I have not tested it.

Video tutorial to demonstrate SCCM 1704 upgrade and list of new features

here

As you can see in the SCCM video tutorial, I started the download of the preview version just by right-clicking on the available update in the console. You can also check the status of the download via the DMPDOWNLOADER.log file. 

If you can’t see the latest update of SCCM CB in the console then, you can refer to the following post to get more details and troubleshooting help here. SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager?

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SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager
SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager

Following are the stages of in console upgrade of SCCM CB preview:-

SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager?

Available to Download
Downloading
Ready to Install
Checking Prerequisites
Installing
Console Upgrade

Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method

Most of the SCCM admins are waiting for one feature called nested Task Sequence. With the latest SCCM preview version 1704, we can create a parent-child relationship within the task sequence. This will help you to nest/call a task sequence within another task sequence.

This feature should be used very carefully otherwise it could become very complex. I wanted to see how complex Task Sequence troubleshooting will become with the introduction of nesting of TS.

I have also seen SMSTS.log logging has improved in SCCM CB preview version. More details here. SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager?

SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager
SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager

PowerShell script can be used as the detection method script to deployment types with SCCM CB Preview version 1704. PowerShell Script can be used to detect the application. We have 3 script types (1. PowerShell, 2.VBScript and 3.Java Script) in detecting the application as part of deployment type.

SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager
SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager

Android for Work applications can be configured automatically with JSON file upload option in SCCM/ConfigMgr CB preview version 1704. The option of Android for Work App configurations with complex properties list using JSON file is very useful for configuring A4W apps.

I have not seen this option in Intune stand-alone version so this is very nice for hybrid customers once this comes into the production version. SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager?

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SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager

SCCM CB Nested Task Sequence PS Detection Method Configuration Manager ConfigMgr | Endpoint Manager?

SCCM Preview version 1704 comes with loads of new features. However, I have noticed that there is no much changes in the MDM channel configuration policies for iOS and Android devices. Moreover, there are not much new additions in terms of compliance policies in SCCM CB Preview version 1704.

References:-

  • New Features of SCCM CB Preview 1704 here
  •  PowerShell: How to add enhanced detection methods to deployment types (1704 TP) here

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