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  1. Windows 10 customization - Add the custom setting to Task Sequence

    It will be more productive if we have a build in task to add to task sequence to perform the following:
    1- Windows 10 Background Settings.
    2- Windows 10 Lock-screen.
    3- Add custom fonts
    4- Pin to Taskbar.

    As of now we can achieve the above using script, but it will be grateful to achieve it by task sequence.

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  2. Administration service URL Task Sequence variable

    With the new great possibilites using the Administration Service it would be great to have a Built In task sequence variable with the URL to the SMS Provider(s) so we can easily call that in our OSD Powershell scripts during OSD

    8 votes
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  3. Allow Windows features to be enabled and disabled within OS image

    Add the option to the GUI to enable or disable windows features within an OS install WIM in SCCM rather than relying on DISM. This would allow for significantly easier OS deployment and provide and easy method of verifying the features enabled in a WIM.

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  4. Install Third Party Software Updates during TS Install Software Updates step

    Currently (v1806 or later) Third Party Software Updates are not being installed during the Install Software Updates step in a Task Sequence.

    Ideally third party software updates should be installed just like regular updates during the Task Sequence. A machine should be fully patched (secure and end-user ready) when it leaves the deployment bench.

    61 votes
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  5. Show Ethernet connection speed before start OSD task sequence

    Sometimes the users just don't know their computer is actually connected LAN at 100 Mbps instead of 1Gbps due to network port issue or network cable issue. It will take almost 5 times longer time to complete the OSD task sequence. It just messes up the things. I hope the network connection speed info is visible in WinPE or give user a warning before kicking off the OSD task sequence.

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  6. Use SCCM Client Machine to manage PXE Content for OSD

    Currently 1E PXE lite client agent is used to manage the PXE Boot image for remote locations instead of downloading Boot Image from SCCM DP.
    Can you bring this feature in Endpoint Configuration Manager which saves huge cost for the company.

    3 votes
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  7. Task sequence options tab - Enable/Disable Conditions

    there should be an option for disable/enable all conditions. For testing or debug, without deleting conditions, we can disable them and then re-enable.

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  8. Fix OSD issue where device UDR and RDR do not merge

    When building unknown devices, the RDR and UDR do not merge, leaving an Unknown device record and a 'stale' correctly named record that is not managed by ConfigMgr. MS have confirmed that this is a well documented known issue and advised me to post here, so it can get some attention from the product team. Please advise

    3 votes
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  9. Add New Capabilities to Task Sequence Condition Copy/Paste

    We would like the following capabilities added to the task sequence copy/paste conditions feature: (1) If pasting into a step that has no conditions, the right-click content menu should simply say Paste. Paste Under, Paste Before, and Paste After only make sense if the step has other conditions. (2) Add ability to copy/paste more than one condition at a time. (3) Add ability to copy-paste conditions between different task sequences.

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  10. Task Sequence(Windows 10 1903) progress hidden with screen stuck on screen ā€œJust a momentā€¦ā€

    While Running Task Sequence to deploye custom image for Windows 10 version 1903, task Sequence doesn't show any progress bar in Full OS Mode.

    Task Sequence progress bar works fine until WinPE Phase which includes image applying and download of "Setup Windows and configmgr". Right after the reboot when we are expecting to start Full OS phase starting with SCCM Client installation, there is blue screen shown with message "Just a moment..." till the time all the all the steps of task sequence completes successfully.

    This doesn't bring a good customer experience.

    9 votes
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  11. Conditions Library for Task Sequence Editor

    We often find ourselves duplicating conditions in Task Sequences. The ability to copy/paste/move conditions in TP 1908 is excellent but I would suggest we could go one step further.

    To have a conditions library where we could select custom - predefined conditions would be excellent. We should be able to add/edit/delete our own predefined conditions.

    6 votes
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  12. monitor the ConfigMgr PXE Responder Service

    I would like a way to monitor the ConfigMgr PXE Responder Service when an error occurs. For instance, when starting an osdeploy and the bootimage fail to load with error 0xC0000001, the smspxe.log simply stops its output, not generating any error. With the WDS-service, this error was easily detected in the eventlog.

    5 votes
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  13. Add option to place DPs into maintenance mode while running an OS upgrade task sequence

    Add an option to place DPs into maintenance mode while running an OS upgrade task sequence on the upgrade operating system step. Currently we run a powershell script every half hour to place non-responsive DPs into maintenance mode and bring any currently in maintenance mode that come back online out of maintenance mode, but it would be nice to allow the task sequence to do this to clear up the distribution queue.

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  14. A task sequence step that dumps SMS logs to a network share on TS failure

    Add a step or option to a task sequence that will dump any SMS logs to a predefined location, either a network share or USB drive.

    It is a total PITA to watch every machine as a TS runs so we cant always copy the logs off before the machine automatically reboots.

    57 votes
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  15. Allow OS Upgrade and Custom Task Sequences to queue status messages during offline execution

    When OS Upgrade and Custom task sequences are running offline (such as following a reboot while on VPN) all task sequence manager status messages are discarded. While this is expected in WindowsPE, it would be beneficial for troubleshooting/reporting if OS Upgrade and Custom task sequences would queue status messages locally just like Executive Manager does with software installation status.

    94 votes
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  16. Have the console alert when the task sequence size is reached

    The task sequence has a 32MB size limit for all policy. But for some reason they are actually limited to 16MB. But the Product Group is aware of the problem. I know they are working on fixing the 16MB limit.

    This will help us troubleshoot and determine when the task sequence has reached this size.

    5 votes
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  17. Allow usage of Deployment Tookit to remain cache durind OSD Deployment

    On SCCM/MDT integration OSD deployment the MDT Deployment Toolkit its downloaded for gathering information among other tasks, but because of multiple reboots during OSD the deployment toolkit is downloaded multiple times which causes delays during OSD, it will be great if we could download and cache the Deployment Toolkit during the OSD build to be re-use to improve deployment overall time. This way the Task Sequence knows the package is local and there is no need to re-download the files.

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  18. Add MP Selection/Priority Setting to PXE-Enabled DP Settings

    PXE-Enabled DPs currently pass their Management Point List on to PXE Clients, as reflected in the "ManagementPoints" list in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\DP; this seems to be an alphabetical list of MPs in the infrastructure which may not reflect the actual MP(s) the PXE client should communicate with.
    On the PXE-Enabled DP, in HKLM\OSFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM, the AllowedMPs registry value can be created and populated. The PXE Responder will honor this list when setting up the PXE Client's environment.

    A field should be added to the PXE settings of a DP to allow configuring of this setting, or to override the site's MP List thatā€¦

    4 votes
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  19. Extend information options on error dialog

    It would be nice to have a button for extra information which shows a list of all the steps in a T.S with a Green tick for success, yellow for skipped, Orange for failed but continued, and Red for failed and ended the TS, along with exit codes.
    Having the option to export logs automatically to either a network drive or USB key would make troubleshooting remote deployments so much easier.

    Similar to https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/13880781-task-sequence-error-dialog-box-needs-to-show-step,

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  20. Make SMSTSDisableStatusRetry disable all status retry messages

    SMSTSDisableStatusRetry is great but in my testing there still seems to be times in which status messages are retried multiple times. The big one is whenever you run a "run powershell script" step in bypass mode. Please make this variable supress all status message retries and speed up our disconnected task sequences!

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