A task created by a workflow is always going to associate to the enrolled object, so in your case, the deal that went through the workflow, as opposed to any deal created by the workflow. To create a task and associate it to your new renewal deal in an automated way, I suggest setting up a secondary workflow into which your renewal deal enrolls upon creation, and create the task there instead. Hope that helps! Please feel free to reach out to our support team 24/7, via the help button in your portal, if you need assistance implementing this suggestion
Hi all, thanks for the feedback and upvotes! I noticed this request was still outstanding, though this feature has been delivered. Since tasks created through a workflow can be associated with all types of objects (deals, contacts, companies, ticket and/or quotes) I'm marking this request as delivered. Thank you!