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  1. powershell TS conditions

    I think it is about time that we had the ability to use Powershell to query and set conditions within the task sequence. I.E. we currently use WMI queries to check bios versions to decide whether or not to upgrade the bios version similar to this ā€¦
    "SELECT * FROM Win32_BIOS WHERE SMBIOSBIOSVersion < "1.9.3""
    the problem with this is this is a string value so with POSh you could easily convert that to an integer and then use that as your condition.
    What I would like to see is something similar to the new edit script interface in 1902ā€¦

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  2. add "not like" in the task sequence condition, variable

    Add "not like" in the task sequence condition, variable. If we have like, wouldn't it be reasonable to have not like as well? I have some scenarios that are easily resolved with a "not like" condition for a task sequence variable, but more complex with just "like"

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  3. Custom TS Progress UI

    We currently have possibility to create our custom UI-s using scripts. Would be great to have a possibility to choose, if you want to use native progress UI, or create custom one in TS properties for example. So every time native Progress UI would be shown, it would show custom UI instead. Current way to use custom scripts has a small drawback: to start it, you have to use task sequence step. Which means, if some step restarts computer(not task sequence restart steps), you have to wait until next step, until you can start your own custom UI again.

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  4. 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€¦

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  5. _SMSTSMP Variable Needs to be Dynamically Update

    When pushing out mandatory Windows 10 Servicing to remote users.
    If The task sequences is run fro a PC that is vpn connected into the corporate network then the _SMSTSMP variable will be set to an intranet MP. Then the Windows 10 Servicing task sequence reboots multiple times which then the computer is now on the internet and should talk to the IBCM Management Point, but the task sequence keeps trying to send status to the intranet MP as it does not change when the client switches from intranet to Internet.

    10 votes
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  6. Natively Add install windows feature to SCCM Task sequence options

    MDT has the ability to "Install Windows Feature" with an MDT task sequence and I can also do this if I integrate MDT with SCCM. However SCCM should be able to do this natively without MDT. Better yet make it so that SCCM can accept powershell DSC configurations to run during the build process. This would be a huge win for provisioning on prem servers.

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  7. Make some fail codes less cryptic when task sequences fail

    A good example is when a task sequence fails due to a duplicate UUID / Nachine Name. Have the fail message explain the failure & list the actual duplicate UUID / Machine Name displayed.

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  8. Task Sequence Detection Method

    It would be very useful to be able to control if a Task Sequence has been "Installed" or not by adding a custom detection method like we have in the AppModel.

    This is valid in scenarios where we do a bare metal required rollout and in in-place-upgrade scenarios. Combined with having different versions of a task sequence being deployed.

    9 votes
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  9. Fix Application Supercedence in Task Sequence during OSD

    Application A and Application B. Application B supersedes Application A. The content is removed off the DPs for Application A.. A task sequence (non-OSD TS) deployment of Application B fails with "The software could not be found on any servers at this time." After reading the logs, it is looking for Application A. BUT a regular application deployment Application B, it works fine, so this issue is ONLY occurring in TS.

    55 votes
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  10. Query Based Branching Task Sequences

    Would be useful if you could create branching task sequences. Take for example you have a different build for a physical and virtual machines, however you have a common WIM base and a number of general tasks applicable to both. Rather than creating duplicate different steps for each type based on queries why not allow complete branching of a task sequences into two distinct paths. While this can be achieved with Child Sequences to some extent, being able to visualize the full build flow without having to create multiple nested task sequences is good from a simplicity post of view.ā€¦

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  11. Tasks sequence - 'Install applications' task with multiple apps should not report 'Succeeded' state message between apps

    A device on which a tasks sequence is running should report as "Running" as long as the tasks sequence has not reached its end, and report accordingly under the deployment summary tab and SSRS reports.

    Consider this scenario:
    1. Create a tasks sequence
    2. Add an 'Install Application' task, and chain a couple of applications in this task.
    3. Add another different task following it -- i.e. a 'Restart computer' task.
    4. Deploy this tasks sequence on a device.
    5. In the ConfigMgr console, go to Monitoring > Deployment, and display the TS deployment
    6. Frequently refresh this deployment summaryā€¦

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  12. OSD Task Sequence Maintenance Window and Client Override or ignore

    Allow the ability to override maintenance windows and client settings during an initial OSD task sequence setup of a client device. This would allow the initial OSD, Drivers, applications and software updates to complete in an expected timeframe. Currently additional scripting and checks are required to accomplish "a ready to deliver device" to a client, and in most cases, additional updates are still pending after a device is delivered.

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  13. ADK Version Numbers in filename

    My idea is for Microsoft to put the version numbers in the file name of the ADK Installers. It gets confusing with all named the same: adksetup.exe

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  14. Add support to Cloud Distribution Point for dynamically defined content

    Add the support for dynamically defined content in an OSD task sequence to Cloud Distribution point. Today in an on-prem environment you can use OSDDownloadContent.exe to pre-cache or download driver packages, BIOS packages and other items that are machine specific.

    However this functionality is not available on Cloud Gateway/Cloud DP. The sequence will execute but support for Dynamic Variables Task Sequences so we can modify the packageID in sequence and then then trigger the OSDDownloadDownloadPackages command to download that content while the sequence is running is not.

    Back in 2018 Tweeted about this https://twitter.com/PaulEAndrews/status/1030155355236560897.

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  15. It would be nice to see the total space needed for a task sequence before it is created

    It would be nice to see the total space required for a standalone task sequence media creation before the process starts. It doesn't help to try and create media when I don't know if it will fail due to the size of the flash drive

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  16. Offline servicing : install servicing stack update first

    When scheduling offline updates to OS images, make sure SCCM install the Servicing Stack Update before the Cumulative Update (or allow the users to determine which update has to be installed first).

    For example, I had an issue when trying to install SSU KB4498947 and CU KB4494440. SCCM tried to apply the CU before its prerequisite SSU, resulting in the CU being absent from the image.

    And the worst thing is that I cannot create another schedule for this CU as it is now missing from the list of available updates. As if SCCM permanently consider this CU as nonā€¦

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  17. Ability to see/change available task sequences list order

    A computer may be member of several collections. When we deploy multiple task sequences to different collections, available task sequences list changes when computer is booting from PXE. So, we need to check the list order, after deploying new task sequence. Also, first task sequence is selected automatically and users are inclined to select the first one.
    It is now alphabetic order, but we should see the list order without booting PXE and maybe we can change the order or set a task sequence to the top.

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  18. Run existing Powershell Script without specifying package

    "Run PowerShell Script" task sequence step needs a way to specify an existing script to run without needing to specify a package. For example, I already have working powershell scripts in my sms10000 folder. I should be able to specify %_SMSTSMDataPath%\SMS10000\somescript.ps1 as the script. That way scripts written to reference $PSScriptRoot, load powershell modules, reference relative paths, etc... will behave as expected.

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  19. Ability to specify the keyboard layout in the Boot Images properties

    I know we can use the DISM command to set the input locale but from my point of view it should exist a field in the Boot Image properties where you could specify the layout you want.

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  20. MDT Orchestrator https support

    The MDT OSD "Execute RunBook" Task is cannot connect to Orchestrator once Orchestrator is moved to https with the error "Unable to connect to Orchestrator web service"

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