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  1. Be able to specify the deployment type when pushing applications

    One of the biggest issues I have with the new applications vs packages is the inability to specify deployment types in task sequences. I usually write 2 or 3 different DT's. One silent, one noisy (For self serve) and one uninstall.

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

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. Multicast on a selective basis

    I have task sequences for on-demand imaging of one machine via PXE and also for automatically imaging an entire lab of computers. Ideally, the automatic TS would acquire the image via multicast from the site DP but one-off OSD runs on a single machine would still use unicast. It would be very nice to see this option available without having to load the image twice on the DP and enable one for multicast.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    One potential option here is to use the Multicast properties to require a minimum session size before starting e.g. 2. If that size is not met then the download will fallback to Unicast/HTTP. These settings are present in the ‘Enabled Scheduled Multicast’ UI. The session size option would also require a wait of minimum 1 minute

  3. SCCM Task Sequence Lock

    Enable the ability to Lock a Task Sequence once it has been released, similar to the effect when a TS is locked out to a user when editing it. In a large environment with multiple SCCM admins using OSD is you be a nice feature to prevent accidental editing of production Task Sequences.

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  4. Drivergroup001

    Or a better implementation of Ben Hunter's script.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  5. OSD - MDT like single instance drivers

    SCCM started in the right direction with driver categories. This implementation has limited uses however.

    I would like to see a driver management setup more like what is available in MDT. Specifically on deployment media.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  6. Result screen for Collection & Machine variables

    At most of my customers, we are working with collection- or machine variables to be flexible during OS deployment with languages, application installations or something else.
    In some cases, there are so much collections with different variables, that it is very hard to find where a variable is coming from.
    Perhaps, you can use a dialog in context menu of a device like 'client settings' - 'Resultant Client Settings'.
    In this dialog, collect every variable with it's source like
    Variable 1 - Collection x
    Variable 33 - Collection Z
    Variable 232- Machine Variable

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  7. Switch to let SCCM install applications in OSD via admin account instead of trusted user

    SCCM is great for deploying OS's, and MDT is great for customizing those images. I'm asking for a switch that allows SCCM to act like MDT when it comes to installing and customizing a reference image.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  8. Implement service/feature in OSD that picks up first free Computername from AD and sets it as Computername for New-Deployment OSD.

    Now I need to make manual scripts and additional web services for OSD to automatically pick up first free computer name from AD and set it for New deployment, it would be nice if SCCM could do it using inbuilt feature.

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  9. Allow running PowerShell script synchronously during Task Sequence

    When using the Run PowerShell script step in a Task Sequence, the Task Sequence waits for the completion of the script before continuing.

    It would be useful to have a "Run Synchronously" option to allow the Task Sequence to continue to the next step without waiting for the script to complete.

    At the moment I use the command line CMD /C START Powershell.exe to achieve this goal.

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  10. 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.

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  11. Fix OSD Re-run Behavior

    Consider the following...

    You Deploy an OSD TS to a Lab and the Lab images Successfully. Next year you wish to Refresh that same Lab. You deploy this TS to the lab with the default 'Re-run Behavior' and it immediately shows as Successful because it was run before. You do another schedule and switch the 'rerun behavior' to 'Always rerun.' Lab images, grabs policy, images, grabs policy, images.........

    This seems like a huge flaw to me especially for those environments that Refresh certain Labs annually (K-12, Education). I'll now have to remember each Summer to either create a new TSā€¦

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  12. Install Software updates TS step improvements

    The "Install Software Updates" TS step could use some improvements, including adding an option to run a package after the reboots (before update step continue), and customizing the restart time-out and messages. The status messages are also pretty vague. For example, we know that after it installs the updates it can check for updates again, but it doesn't actually say when it's doing that. I've also noticed some blank black screens showing up for at least a minute as it is about to reboot.

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  13. Let the TSAgent consume enough RAM in VMs configured with Dynamic Memory for OSD compatibility checks to succeed

    Setup: Hyper-V Gen2 VM configured with 1GB startup RAM, Min 512MB, Max 4GB.

    I was testing servicing Windows 10 1511 to Windows 10 1607 on my VM and the compatibility check failed because the VM was only consuming 1560MB at the time of the compatibility check. I'd think that it would be able to tell if the VM's maximum RAM value was higher than the minimum RAM requirement for Windows 10.

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  14. driver import bug

    When importing
    \\dfs\shared\SCCM\Packages\OSD Drivers\Sources\Windows 10\x64\Surface Pro 3 v2

    without a slash at the end

    It imports
    \\dfs\shared\SCCM\Packages\OSD Drivers\Sources\Windows 10\x64\Surface Pro 3\

    as well..

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  15. OSD - task sequence media

    when creating a stand alone media, a option to update an existing ISO would be great. also, would be great if you could create an iso and an extract of the iso (like on MDT) so when you copy the files using a slow link connection you only need to copy the changed files and not all files.

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  16. Make Progress Status messages descriptive

    The Create Task Sequence Media Wizard reports very basic information during the creation, eg. Processsing 0% or 14 % etc but what is it progressing? As you cannot see this information and the processing status resets to 0% multiple times.

    Would be helpful to know what it is doing!

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  17. DCR: OSD Task Sequence - Create Baseline of existing TS and allow Remediation

    From my field experience I have seen many times OS Deployments which did not really succeed, because of Continue on error conditions. In most cases the reason was to not end up with systems staying in Provisioning Mode. I know some guys just "re-deploy" the TS with checks if everything was done properly. This brought up the idea - why not using Compliance Settings for this purpose? At least to check if the system meets the Desired Baseline. Everything needed should be stored in the Task Sequence anyway and it would allow a "Report" summary client side after Deployment.

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  18. Add processor architecture (x64/x86) to Check Readiness step

    Some task sequences can run only on the correct processor architecture e.g. cannot upgrade Win7 x86 to Win10 x64 or cannot install x64 OS to 32 bit device.

    Add processor architecture (x64/x86) to Check Readiness step. Thus, the incorrect task sequence is immediately canceled if you try to install wrong architecture TS.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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