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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Integrate the MDT frontend into SCCM

    It would be great if the MDT integration also allows the MDT front end to be used. It is robust enough for many to not need to use the MDT UDI or even community developed frontends.

    Most especially is how you can have pre-defined software but still allow a tech to select addition software that doesn't meet any defined criteria.

    I get that SCCM is more zero touch but the frontends developed by the communities seems to indicate that this is lacking in SCCM.

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  4. 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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  5. powershell task sequence conditions

    It would be nice if you could use a Powershell script in much the same way you can as a configuration item but as a task sequence condition. I had a situation recently where I needed to create a PS object from a WMI query and query a particular property that wasn't explicitly exposed which kept failing with the native WMI query option. I worked around it but a 'use powershell script' option would have been great.

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  6. Bypass "Press Enter" Prompt on Available TS Deployments with CM WDS UEFI PXE Boot

    When you deploy an OSD TS as Available, you are prompted to "Press ENTER for network boot service." If you do not press enter it instead boots to the OS (if any). This does not occur when using a required deployment. It would be useful to bypass this for available deployments.

    This behavior is documented by Microsoft.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/use-pxe-to-deploy-windows-over-the-network#BKMK_Deploy

    There is a previous UV that mentions this from 2017, but it was declined. The reasoning does not pan out for me, though. It does not appear to be a hardware issue as it occurs on both physical and virtual workstations. Itā€¦

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  7. Dynamically calculate hash before downloading content during OSD

    If content in an OSD task sequence is updated while it's running, the updated content will fail due to a hash validation mismatch error.

    To help prevent this from happening, it would be great if the task sequence engine could dynamically calculate the content hash on the latest version prior to each download.

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  8. Add Support for Software Updates in "Download Package Content" Task Sequence Step

    It would be really useful to be able to pre-stage Software Update content (specifically Windows 10 Feature Updates) using Download Package Content Task Sequence steps.

    For example, this would allow Feature Updates to be downloaded onto a Peer Cache Source to "seed" an update in a network location where there is no local Distribution Point and slow network connectivity = saving WAN bandwidth to prevent any network-related impact to clients at that location.

    The same could be done for Quality Updates as required.

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  9. Assigning driver letter from OSD Task sequence

    Please have an option of assigning driver letter while creating the disk partition from the task sequence.

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  10. Allow a task sequence to be re-run if failed

    Provide the ability to re-run a task sequence when it's fail. The idea is to use TS variable or database to store different information about the failure (TS name, TS stpe, computer name, MAC address) where the error occured and then when the task sequence is restarted, it could ask if we want to restart from the failure step or from the begining.

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  11. Task Sequence (Windows 10 1903) fails to install application with error "NotifyProgress received: 16 (Application failed to evaluate )"

    Existing task sequence which was previously used to deploy Windows 10 version 1809,1803 & 1709, is not failing with version 1903.

    Task Sequence fails while trying to install applications, none of the application gets installed. We are getting error "NotifyProgress received: 16 (Application failed to evaluate )".

    If I change the install.wim from 1903 to 1809 or any previous version, it works absolutely fine.

    Seems like bug with version 1903 only.

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  12. 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.

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  13. Pre-Download option on Task Sequence with <Download Package Content>: Adhere to conditions defined on the individual TS step(s).

    Instead of pre-downloading all package content when pre-downloading a TS with multiple <Download Package Content> steps, make sure the client only pre-downloads the content if the condition set on the individual TS step is evaluated to be <true>.
    E.g. If Model X, I do not want to (pre-) download drivers for model Y, as this step would be skipped later-on anyway, when actually running the Upgrade TS.

    PS. This extra "intelligence" would also be helpful on nested TS steps. Now the pre-download setting downloads all referenced content - for all <Download Package Content> steps - from the main TS itself,ā€¦

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    Updating status to Noted.

    Our 1904 Techincla preview added pre-cache (pre-download) support for OS Images and Driver Packages. SWD Packages are coming soon.

    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1904
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Evaluate-Office-add-in-and-macro-readiness-in-ConfigMgr/ba-p/501758

    The pre-cache intelligence is in ExecMgr and works off the package properties (language, architecture, driver model).

    Reading your ask I think the pre-cache improvements address your ask. I’ll merge your idea with this item https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/32583652-task-sequence-pre-cache-for-all-packages-inside

    If that doesn’t address your ask, let me know. Thanks

  14. ConfigMgr console shows incorrect image version (OS Version) at Operating System Images

    On previous Windows 10 builds updates installed on RTM fresh machine was tend to change ServicePackMajor field, in contrast on later releases like RS4 installed updates incrementing ServicePackMinor

    Both Windows 10RS4 RTM(ServicePackMinor=0) and Windows 10RS4 with installed updates (ServicePackMinor=320) will still have 10.0.17134.1 representation if it is constructed using
    MajorVersion. MinorVersion. BuildNumber. ServicePackMajor pattern
    Is it possible that latest SCCM builds will display the ServicePackMinor number too at the image properties?

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  15. Add delay/retry option in the "Apply Network Settings" step in the Task Sequence.

    With all of the new USB type NIC dongles needed to image devices, I've run into issues with some devices not joining the domain because the internal NIC didn't initialized in time. I know there's a "Join Domain or Workgroup" step you could add but it would be easier if the retry/delay could be included in the "Apply Network Settings" step versus having to create another group/step as a backup. Or even creating a TS variable that could be adjusted in the TS similar to SMSTSDownloadRetryCount & Delay.

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  16. Make moving steps in the task sequence

    For the task sequence steps make it easier to arrange the steps. Constantly have issues moving a step up the the chain steps to the top level group.

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  17. Add "Referenced by Task Sequence" item to Boot Image Summary or Details tab

    The problem:
    When multiple admins are working on OSD Task Sequences, it is not obvious to see if a boot image is being called by a TS without going into the Properties of every single TS. This is exacerbated by WIMs created outside of SCCM, as is the case with MDT Boot images.

    Suggestion:
    Add "Referenced by Task Sequence" item to Boot Image Summary or Details tab.

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  18. OS Upgreade TS: Add percentage complete next to the install bar.

    OS Upgreade TS: Add percentage complete next to the install bar. It would be easier to keep tabs on the installations.

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    Thanks for your feedback and suggestion, updating status to started.

    We had the same thoughts, we’ve added the percentage complete to the progress UI. Our recent 1903 Technical Preview has this change.

    See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1903
    The progress UI change isn’t called out in the documentation but there’s info. there for how to download the tech preview builds.

  19. MVP-Task Sequence join azure AD

    With more and more devices being connected to azure AD, SCCM should have an option to perform a zti deployment and join the newly deployed Windows 10 to azure AD only. not hybrid where GPO needs to exist, but a native support where the connection to SCCM already exist but the computer will not be connected to the onprem domain.

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  20. A progress bar when distributing an OS image package to a DP

    A progress bar would be very helpful when distributing an OS package to a DP. It will help track the package progress and get a better how long before the package will become available.

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