This is the first of a mini series of small (but important) tips to help you when troubleshooting your Task Sequences. Each day we'll post something simple and easy to start using right now. These aren't life changing per say or even completely original, but they can make the difference between going crazy and being mildly sane at the end of your work day.
So, without further delay, Tip 1: Use the Description Field as a way to version your Task Sequence.
When testing a Task Sequence, I'll often make several changes in a day. The worst thing is to make a change in the TS in the console, then run another test, just to find out you ran the test with the old policy and now you need to start over. To overcome this, I've started to time stamp my description, I use Month, Date, Edit Number. So in the image below, it's Dec 5th, and it's the 6th edit I've made today.
Right now you're thinking one of two things... "YAWN... where are the good tips" or "Wow, so simple but so helpful, thanks so much". If you found this helpful, please tweet @RecastSoftware and let me know, and even if it wasn't your cup of tea, let me know too, and what tips you'd be looking for. Stay tuned for more tips coming soon!