Once upon a time, in a ConfigMgr environment far, far away. There was a variable named SMSDP… 🙂
There are times when its useful to figure out what DP you are currently using, and back in ConfigMgr 2007, when integrated with MDT, there was a variable for that: The SMSDP variable .
Here is a script for ConfigMgr Current Branch that sets that variable:
# Script for setting the SMSDP variable in ConfigMgr Current Branch # # Credits to Phil Schwan (@philschwan) for early VBScript version (2013) # # Author: Johan Arwidmark (@jarwidmark) # # Create TS environment object $TSEnv = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment # Get the boot image package ID $BootImagePackageID = $TSEnv.Value("_SMSTSBootMediaPackageID") # Get DP from _SMSTSHTTP variable for boot image package $SMSDPUri = [System.Uri]"$($TSEnv.Value("_SMSTSHTTP$BootImagePackageID"))" $SMSDP = $SMSDPUri.Host # Set SMSDP Variable $TSEnv.Value("SMSDP") = $SMSDP
Just paste the above script in a Run PowerShell Script action in the task sequence, and you're all set.
To verify the variable in WinPE, start PowerShell, and type in the following:
$TSEnv = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment $TSEnv.Value("SMSDP")
If I have a Status Message Query for a deployment, do I see that info?
Not unless you send the info up as a status message. You can use the free StatGen tool from 2Pint Software to do that: https://2pintsoftware.com/products/free-tool-status-generator-statgen/