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Deploy Application during WinPe phase of Task Sequence

We deploy BIOS updates as applications to existing clients. Applications give nice benefits like detection (WMI query), compliance reporting etc. There are other early boot firmware packages (AMT, NICs...) that could use this model, but BIOS is the most usual.

However we can't use the same Application in Task Sequence WinPE phase to immediatly bring machine up to date during initial deployment/boot. Therefor we must either:
A. create a Package just for TS - extra work
B. install BIOS updates later after OS deployment. However this brings other complications - experience tells that BIOS should be up-to-date before deploying anything.

As these special Applications do not persist to disk (only firmware), it'd be nice if we had a button "allow this application in WinPe". If enabled, user would agree to adhere to limited rules (no disk persistence) and we could reuse this Application in WinPe.

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