Save Items

Last Updated: 01-Oct-19

This action saves or copies files to a specified location. There are five item types or files that it saves:

  1. The SMSTS.log (including all previous smsts.log files that the task sequence created due to a rollover).
  2. The ui++.log.
  3. Any files in the current ConfigMgr agent log directory (%temp% in WinPE or if the system does not have ConfigMgr agent installed).
  4. Any specified files.
  5. A full dump of all current variables and their values.

The following snippet saves the ui++.log file, all smsts.log files, and a dump of all variables in a file called vars.txt to the desktop of the user running UI++.

<Action Type="SaveItems" Items="UILog,TSVariables:Vars.txt,SMSTSLog" Path="%userprofile%\Desktop" />

To specify additional log files from the existing ConfigMgr agent log location, add their file names to the Items attribute as in the following example.

<Action Type="SaveItems" Items="SMSTSLog,BDD.log,Gather.log" Path="%userprofile%\Desktop" />

Use wildcards (to copy multiple files), full paths, and environment variables are all also valid as shown in the next example.

<Action Type="SaveItems" Items="UILog,*.log,%windir%\Panther\*.log" Path="%userprofile%\Desktop" />

The value that you specify for the Path attribute can be any valid UNC; however, keep in mind that the user running UI++ must have permissions to write to the UNC specified – UI++ can’t magically overcome permissions. If UI++ runs during OSD in ConfigMgr, then it runs under the context of the local System account; if it runs after the Setup Windows and ConfigMgr step and the installed OS is joined to the domain, then the AD computer account of the computer is used to access network resources. Adding a Connect to Network Folder step to the task sequence before running UI++ is a simple way to ensure access to any given UNC.