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Automatically sending Task Sequence logs to SharePoint when MECM/MDT deployment fails

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In this post I will show you a script allowing you to automatically send MECM/MDT Task Sequence logs to SharePoint when a Task Sequence fails.


Context

- You use MDT or MECM

- You deploy OS through a Task Sequence


What do we want ?

When an error occurs on a device during a Task Sequence, you have to go to the device to check logs.

It can be a bit borrying to check logs from the remote device.

With this script, when a Task Sequence is failing, all logs will be automatically sent to a SharePoint and a notification displayed on Teams.

This way you can check logs from your device and everyone from your team (if they have access on the SharePoint) can see logs.


The solution

The solution results in few steps:

- Create a SharePoint application

- Create an MECM package

- Add it to th Task Sequence

- The script will use the SharePoint application

- It will access a specific SharePoint

- It will send logs

- Send a Teams notification about the purge


Get the script

Click on the below GitHub picture to get the script


How to use the script ?

SharePoint information

Add information relative to your SharePoint app line 29 to 32.

We will see a different ways to proceed later in the post.

Add your webhook in the $Webhook_URL variable.


Teams notification

The teams notification looks like as below:


You can easily configure it in the ps1 file.


Creating the SharePoint application

We will create a SherPoint application to upload devices list.

For that check my post here.


Creating Teams webhook

Purpose: In this part, we will create a connector on a Teams channel allowing us to automate ability to send Teams notif.

For that, we will proceed as below:

1. Go to your channel

2. Click on the ...

3. Click on Connectors

4. Go to Incoming Webhook

5. Type a name

6. Click on Create

7. Copy the Webhook path


Implement in MECM or MDT

Create the MECM package

1. Go to Software Library

2. Go to Application Management then Packages

3. Do a right click and select Create Package

4. Type a name

5. Check This package contains source files

6. Click on Browse, then select the folder containing the wizard

7. Click on Next

8. Select Do not create a program

9. Click on Next

10. Click on Next

11. Click on Close


Distribute the package

1. Do a right-click on your package

2. Select Distribute Content

3. Click on Next

4. Click on Add and select Distribution Point

5. Select your DP and click on OK

6. Click on Next

7. Click on Next

8. Click on Close


Sending on failure

The goal there is to send logs if the TS fails.

For this we need know when it fails.


We can proceed as below:

1. On each step of your TS go to the Options part

2. Uncheck Continue on error

3. Go at the end of your TS 

4. Click on Add > New group

5. Type a name

6. On this group,go to Options

7. Configure _SMSTSLastActionSucceeded to False



Implement in Task Sequence

1. Edit your Task Sequence

2. Go to group Send Logs on Failure

3. Click on Add > General > Run PowerShell Script


4. In package part browse your package

5. In script name, type Send_TSLogs_to_SharePoint.ps1

6. In Execution policy choose Bypass


Next step is to specify how to authenticate to the SharePoint app.

We will configure two varables for storing both app ID and secret.


We will proceed as below:

1. Go to the beginning of the TS

2. Clik on Add > General > Set Dynamic Variables


3.Click on Add Variable

4. Click on Custom variable


5. Type TS_Sharepoint_App_ID

6. Check Do not display the value

7. In Value and Confirm value type the SharePoint appID


8. Click on Add Variable

9. Click on Custom variable


10. Type TS_Sharepoint_App_Secret

11. Check Do not display the value

12. In Value and Confirm value type the SharePoint secret




Send notif on Teams

There we will choose if we want to send a notif on Teams in case of failure to inform that logs are available.

The teams notif will give below information:

- Name of the device

- Log ZIP name


We will proceed as below:

1. Go to the beginning of the TS

2. Clik on Add > General > Set Dynamic Variables

3. Click on Add Variable

4. Click on Custom variable

5. In Variable, type TS_Send_Teams_Notif

6. In Value, type True or False nothing else


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Anonyme a dit…

Awesome, will be using it. Thanks for sharing!

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