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  1. When copying collection or task sequence any password variables are empty, there should be a window to set all those variables at once

    After copying collection and task sequence, it is easily missed to configure all those passwords hidden at the collection variables and in various task sequence steps.

    There is no reminder or anything, so it would be nice if there is a popup to prompt for all those passwords.

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  2. Extra Information about members of collection about required deployments(especially in task sequence)

    When a tasksequence is deployed as required, especially for operating system deployment, the summary screen shows the collection name and the members count.
    This step is very error prone and dangerous in case wrong collection is selected.
    There should be an extra screen before required os depyment task sequence,which shows the collection name and all the members of the collection. Thus, the user will be aware about the error if it makes before.
    an extra security step will be very useful.

    PS: many companies lived this scenario with formatted computers mistakenly :(

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  3. UEFI video resolution

    Not sure if this impacts multiple vendors, but Lenovo ThinkPad have this issue. When PXE booting a UEFI enabled system, the video resolution is very low (640x480 or 800x600). This may be a vendor issue, but if there is anything Microsoft can do that would be awesome. Having the resolution so low makes using MDT and other frontends difficult to use as parts of the dialog are off the screen.

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  4. Schedule Updates Wizard: 'Date Released' field should sort by date, not numerically

    Right now if I go into Software Library > Operating Systems > OS Images > Schedule updates to update my Windows 10 wims with the latest cumulative update (sorted by date released ascending, the dates go 10/x/16 -> 11/x/16 -> 12/x/16 -> 4/x/15->5/x/15->.... So it's sorting them numerically 1-9 instead of December, Nov, Oct as (12, 11, 10) or vice for the latest update releases in the end-year months.

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  5. OSD Asset

    During OSD deployment there should be an automated way to view the asset number that is being configured without having to script this to appear.

    Would it be possible to have that visible, it would be great to see it on all devices.

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  6. Deliver the Microsoft Surface drivers pack updates thru the servicing channel

    Deliver the Microsoft Surface group devices drivers pack updates thru the servicing connection point and make an easy way to click the driver and create a driver pack automatically. Maybe detect where the old driver pack is stored in the task sequence and replace it with versioning ( Kind of superseedence )

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  7. Provide Dynamic Application Install Support for task sequences for re-imaging

    Say you are re-imaging a machine which is assigned to multiple collections for applications which have been installed in the past.

    It would be nice to see a feature to find out why collections the computer is part of during the re-image to reinstall those applications.

    Otherwise you have to wait until the re-image has completed then allow the policies to kick in then they install which delays returning the machine to a user.

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  8. While creating task sequence media a lot of time is wasted when you only see afterwards (or during use) that it would fail.

    There should be a check at the very beginning of creation whether or not the Variables.dat would be exceeding its limit of 32MB.

    It takes a lot of time to create media, and when you only find out afterwards that the Variables.dat is much bigger in size and thus the Task Sequence would fail, a lot of time is wasted

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  9. SCCM Console UI: Merge task sequence properties into Edit

    It would make sense to merge task sequence properties into Edit.
    Also you can't view both at once right now

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  10. When using dynamic app installs the error used when the application isn't found is the one where the policy download fails.

    It's technically correct, but we search at the wrong point with this error. A message that the application (name) wasn't found would be more valuable.

    thanks

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  11. Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

    Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

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    Thanks for the feedback. We include CMTrace.exe in the boot images so logs can be read in WinPE, that tool is part of the SCCM Toolkit and can also be found on the site server under \OSD\Bin\\CMTrace.exe

    For OS Deployment logs there’s a section here which helps – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427342.aspx – the main OS Deployment log is SMSTS.log

    We have an open item for improving logging, copy logs etc – I’ll add your feedback to that item.

  12. to Reinstall captured Image on client i must delete the client from SCCM 2012

    to Reinstall captured Image on client i must delete the client from SCCM 2012 anyone know how to solve this issue

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    Hi. Prior to 1610 we ‘sysprepped’ the Client removing Certs, TRK etc. In 1610 we have changed to remove the client completely – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1610 for What’s New in 1610

    See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/understand/task-sequence-steps#BKMK_PrepareConfigMgrClientforCapture for detail on the changes in the task sequence Prepare ConfigMgr Client for Capture step

    Where you have issues with the client not being fully removed in SCCM 2012. If so can you elaborate on what they were and also let us know if the changes for removing the client address your issues.

  13. UEFI to BIOS conversion

    understand that in sccm 1609 that is a function to convert bios to uefi in OSD task sequence. will there be a function to convert uefi to bios as well?

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  14. Allow Task Sequence Editor to retain the window size from the previous session.

    The default window is too small to see the window pane contents properly. It always needs to be enlarged. Either make it larger as a default or allow the user to set the size and retain it across sessions.

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  15. Fully automate creation of new Boot Disks

    When you need to create a boot disk you need to go through multiple steps. When ConfigMgr setup is run Boot Disk creation is fully automated using the installed ADK. I would love it if there were a one button option to create a boot disk in the console using whatever version of the ADK is currently installed.

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  16. Use inventory information to download drivers from Microsoft Update

    This would provide an easy way to deploy drivers in OSD task sequences.

    3 votes
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  17. Dynamic application and package deployment for prestage media

    We are trying to use prestage media to deploy images to machines on sites with little bandwidth, but still with a network connection to the corporate network.

    We have a large number of sites and our current online build uses an MDT database with Roles and Make / Model configurations for a large number of sites and hardware types.

    Within each of these, we have a number of packages and applications which are installed depending on the site / model required.

    This all works fine for an online build, however when using prestage media, even if we include the packagesā€¦

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  18. Block reimage/ wipe when machine is flagged for eDiscovery

    When machine (mobile or desktop) is marked for ediscovery, block a wipe or reimage. Online and offline image. This tag could be a special file on the un-encrypted partition, hard disk serial number or some other flag.

    Task seq should notify user that reimage cannot be applied, console should notify if deployment is added to this machine. Same would happen if wipe is sent.

    Override would require Yes/No only by eDiscovery user role.

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  19. OSD - task sequence media - network

    the task sequence media has been created for offline scenarios, so the data does not get copied to the sccm. it would be great to have a task sequence media that is online, so all information is also sent and the checks also happen, like a boot image does, the only difference would be instead of downloading the software from the DP it would use the local usb/dvd disk

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  20. Remove apps bundled with system image

    At the moment we have to remove several apps from Windows 10 with a script after installation. For example, we have to remove Mail and Skype because we deploy Outlook and Skype for business.

    As currently the Windows 10 image gets updated twice per year we also have to update the script as well because the version numbers change.

    I'd like to propose an option where you can edit the properties of the image and you can deselect apps (and maybe other components as well).

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