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  1. Handle PowerShell Execution Policy during OSD

    During OSD and utilizing built-in "Install Applications" action. If the application has a detection method that utilizes a PowerShell script, the installation will fail.

    Having a variable to set this globally or having the default behavior with the TS environment change the execution policy would allow that scenario to work with out issue. In addition, it will allow the execution of posh scripts with having to specify the execution policy at each iteration of running powershell.exe.

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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. Download summary for multiple packages in software center

    We leverage task sequences heavily for complex software deployments (non-OSD). This includes downloading and installing multiple software. We leverage "Download all content locally before starting task sequence" to minimize user impact so the content downloads in advance as much as possible.

    Often users will run this on their own, and the "Download" status goes from 0%-->100% each time it downloads a package. It would be a much better experience if for a task sequence you could provide a status like.

    "Download 1 of 10 (15%)" and provide an OVERALL status for all TS reference packages.

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. Updating status to noted.

    The download behavior is from Software Center and would hold true for any deployment using Download and Execute so changing for Task Sequences may have knock on effect for SWD etc.

    One thing you may want to look at it our Task Sequence Pre-Cache available in 1611 Tech Preview https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1611#pre-cache-content-for-available-deployments-and-task-sequences – that allow you to pre-cache all statically referenced content ahead of availability time so no download is seen and all content is local. You can also conditionally download OS Upgrade Packages

  3. Check box to allow OSD to Collection or not.

    Checkbox in collection properties to allow or disallow OSD to clients in the collection.

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  4. DCR: Restart Computer to PXE or Boot Media

    Provide an option to restart computer back to PXE to allow Bios configuration changes (or simple Bios Updates) like switching from Bios to UEFI or to configure RAID Controllers inside Windows PE and Restart again to PXE to get access to the new disk configuration.

    How this can be done easily:
    Have a required deployment on the collection where device is member of.
    Ensure Network Boot is first boot device.
    As the system has already started from Network the "Clear Required PXE Deployments" must occur for this device
    Initiate WPEUTIL REBOOT

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  5. PXE Limitation

    In heirachy if there are multiple primary site when we try to reimage a PC where the DP is attached to primary site different from the one the PC is attached, PXE fail to start we need to delete the computer record so that it would be regonised has unknow computer post that image build goes through fine

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback

    What’s happening here is the policies are not visible across different sites. So, if a client is already assigned to site A, the Management Point/Distribution Point on site B wonā€™t be able to access those policies and boot the client.

    The guidance is to delete the record – same as what you’ve been using

    We filed a documentation update to add the same information to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt627940.aspx

  6. Dynamic Task Sequence installation

    @ #MMSMOA2016 it was annonced that nested Task sequences will come, hopefully in version 1610.

    Please consider to implement this new feature in a way where it also is possible to install nested task sequences using a variable just like it is for packages and applications.

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  7. Show Task Sequence Properties as its own window on the taskbar

    Many times I'm wanting to compare Task Sequences, but as I open them they fall behind other open windows (such as MDT itself). I end up having to minimize or move windows around until I can find both properties windows. The same occurs if I'm looking at a task sequence and then click into a VM, or any other time I'm working at multiple things at once.

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  8. Information dialog for "Check Readiness"

    When "Check Readiness" fail because of requirements then the result is a error dialog without any information why it fails.
    So yes we can go into logs and tell why it fails but for the users that started for example Windows 10 upgrade the error message is not clear.

    It would be good if it can say why it failed.
    Example:
    Not enough disk space. Require drive with XXXXMB

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  9. Expose some policy data through the SMS Provider

    It would be great if there was a WMI class that we could query, or a method we could call, to verify if policy is targeted to a specific client. In complex OSD scenarios, there is no way to verify whether TS policy has been targeted to a device after modifying collection membership without accessing SQL directly. For example, a method that could be called with just the client GUID or resource ID and a specific Task Sequence policy GUID, simply returning True or False, would rock. This could be called every 30 or 60 seconds and the process couldā€¦

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  10. Deployment workflow manager and wizard to help build custom answer files

    Deployment Workflow wizard within WAIK Image manager to create custom answer files. Partition wizard that will help create a deployment package with system and recovery partitions in tact. Wizard to allow users to specify Legacy or UEFI deployment. Allow the ability to directly modify a WIM and add required files to the image itself. This is to deploy images without SCCM. Driver package wizard that can add model support to a standard base image, again without the use of SCCM. There are many complicated and time consuming methods to accomplish these task however some automation would allow more precise setupā€¦

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  11. Upgrade Windows 10 OS Image in console

    Upgrade Windows 10 OS Image to latest version within the console (via Offline Servicing) instead of having to run build/capture Task Sequence to generate a new WIM.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback

    We looked into this to see what was possible with Offline Servicing – the ‘Upgrade roll-ups’ are executables. Offline Servicing is limited to CBS (Component Based Setup) updates – same as what can be applied via DISM – based on that build/capture remains the way to go. Using OS Upgrade then Capture works well too.

  12. UDI Wizard Applications, dynamically

    Would be nice to have UDI work more like MDT. Currently, when applications are updated we need to go in and manually update all of the applications that were changed and then redeploy the toolkit files.

    It's a lot more convenient in MDT. You just mark the application to show up in OSD and it pulls it in dynamically. Or build something like this into SCCM so we don't need to use UDI to allow the techs to choose what applications to install.

    In MDT we were able to easily change the computer naming wizard to add options like aā€¦

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  13. Adjust ZTIApplication to return error codes during installation

    Currently, if an application fails to install due to a typo or error during install, the task sequence just continues on. It would be preferable to at least have an option for the task sequence to fail if an application did not get installed.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  14. Allow to select WinPE language pack when you generate Boot Image

    It would be great to customize WinPE language pack when Generating standard or MDT Boot Image, like select box that will list lp.cab that are present in ADK installation folder "Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs"

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  15. Display Task Sequence Step no. in Task Sequence Editor

    Display the Step No. in the Task Sequence Editor so it can be easier to find where in the TS an issue is occurring. This could be handy because you could have multiple steps of the same name (especially gather & User Toolkit)

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  17. Use SMSTSRebootDelay value during 'Install Application' Step

    Use the value from the built-in variable SMSTSRebootDelay for reboots that occur during the 'Install Application - Install applications according to dynamic variable list' step. This would reduce the time for OS deployments.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    This is also similar to ‘Allow suppression of exit codes during Install Application Task Sequence Step’
    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  18. Add Architecture Column in Driver Catalog

    Add a column in the Driver Catalog for x86 and x64 Architecture.

    It would also be nice if Architecture was searchable in the Search field.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  19. Boundary Group Variable

    Create an OSD task sequence variable for Boundary Group(s). Ex. OSDBoundaryGroup = VPN_ABC

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for providing that detail – much appreciated.
    We agree there’s a lot of value with such an addition.

  20. Add subfolder search to Task Sequence Install Package

    When you use the action "Install Package" you can search for the package but it only searches the selected folder and not the structure. Could a switch be added to search subfolders?

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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