UI++ is a better way to display information to the interactive user, solicit input from that same interactive user, and populate task sequence variables during System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) Operating System Deployment (OSD). UI++ can also solicit user information outside of task sequences because at its heart, UI++ is simply a generic UI framework. Its still great during task sequences, but its certainly not limited to them.

Nearly every aspect of UI++ is customizable including the number of dialogs, colors, icons, and the exact text to display — everything shown is up to you. Examples of information commonly requested from users includes the system name, OU selection, and application selection.

Current Version:
  • A rounded and flat look and feel.
  • Information displayed using HTML formatting.
  • User input in combo boxes, check boxes, and text boxes validated using regular expressions.
  • Automatic variables and system information collection including model, hardware type, TPM, CPU, hypervisor, and more.
  • Reading and writing WMI.
  • Reading and writing the registry.
  • A variable browser/editor.
  • Conditional inclusion of *every* element based on VBScript.
  • Variable replacement for *any* value.
  • A password action that will authenticate a user against AD and collect group memberships.
  • Customizable preflight checks.
  • An AppTree that will display and allow selection of both Applications and Packages including the following advanced features:
    • Inclusions
    • Required items
    • Hidden items
  • Software discovery and mapping to ConfigMgr Applications or Packages.
  • State save and load to and from a data file.
  • All in one executable.
  • Tooltips for App Tree
  • A directory browser to allow selection of directories on a remote share – useful for choosing USMT loadstate locations.
  • Automatic computer naming and names checks against AD.
  • Diagnostic and log e-mailing.
For all support requests, samples, hints, suggestions, discussion of whatever concerning UI++, please visit the forums.