Task Sequence Editor Search
We have over 300 Groups/Steps in a couple of our task sequences. It would be really helpful to be able to search with the Task Sequence Editor. Either by step name or group name. In a perfect world it would be helpful to search descriptions or other text content within each group or step.
Updating status to started. Full explanation of each status can be found here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion
We released our 1907 Technical Preview today. This release contains new search functionality for the task sequence editor. Try it out and let us know your thoughts.
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Daniel Harper commented
I was finally able to test this on a box with 1910. It works beautifully. Tested it with Groups, Steps, Description, cmd line test. Tested on as many boxes as I could and each time it found what I was searching for. I really appreciate the SCCM Team looking at this and getting it integrated. Looking forward to getting in our production environment next year!
Great Job Guys!
Ola Holtberget commented
We have been missing this dearly since the first time we made a task sequence with more than 30 steps 15 years ago. This would probably be an easy feature to add?
3 years later...
...but seriously please add this. It doesn't have to be fancy. We also have been dealing with having to crawl huge task sequences manually or with the XML (way less than ideal) and it can be a huge time sink.
I would like to be able to search for Task Sequences Variables and see where they are being used in all task sequences or at least be able to search a specific task sequence and see all variables being used within it. this is so when looking at TS variables i know if i can change or remove retired ones.
How about adding line numbers to the task sequence and then be able to reference that in the smsts.log. It would also make change management/documentation easier.
Amy Ahlberg commented
It would greatly speed up everyday processes to be able to perform a Search through task sequences. Especially OSD build task sequences which are very long.
When Task sequences get longer and longer, it is hard to find specific steps. why not add possibility to search through Task Sequence steps for keywords, like you can with Applications etc.
Task sequences are now a mature product - a search function should not still be a missing "feature". And exporting from what should be an easy to use GUI to XML only to perform a keyword search is, at best, a waste of time that should not be acceptable for an enterprise level product.
Allow one to search for commands / apps / packages used inside the Task Sequence being edited. Some of our's are pretty big and it can be tedious and error prone to search manually.
While I would love to see this in the console, as a workaround you can export the XML and search that file.
Patrik Holmqvist commented
This would indeed be very usefull, all search inprovements in the console are welcomed!