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  1. Support using OSDDownloadContent.exe outside of Download Package Content TS step

    A number of organizations are using OSDDownloadContent.exe outside of Download Package Content TS Step to download dynamic driver content (made popular by http://www.scconfigmgr.com/modern-driver-management/). In this scenario, driver package version information is missing in the TS environment during TS runtime (i.e. SMSTSSourceVersion%PackageID% TS variables are not set). When an Alternate Content Provider is called using SMSTSDownloadProgram to download content, the ACP is unable to determine which version of the package needs to be downloaded and can result in download failure or downloading the incorrect version of a driver.

    Ideally, OSDDownloadContent.exe would be able to retrieve the current version and updateā€¦

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  2. Allow Application installation in Task Sequence for applications without content

    When trying to add applications to be installed during OSD that do not have any content, the deployment will fail.

    As we are heavily relying on wrapped Chocolatey packages for application deployments this would be a great Addition.

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  3. Boot Image Azure Powershell

    Include option to inject Azure Powershell Cmdlets (including Azure Automation) into Boot Images. As many organizations are moving to the cloud, including the ability to login and run tasks in Azure is a must.

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    Thanks for your feedback. Updating status to noted.

    This item is very similar to "Add “AD Powershell Module” as Optional Component for boot images"

    We had to decline that as we cannot ship or take a dependency on the AD module. Similarly we won’t be able to take a dependency on Azure PSH module – we can only add what’s in the ADK.

    Your ask covers a bit more ground with the ability to run tasks in Azure so I’ll leave as noted for now.

  4. Task sequence step for S5 reboot (bypassing hyberboot)

    Please add a task sequence step to trigger a full S5 reboot bypassing windows 10 hybrid sleep. This is required for bios updates for Lenovo computers dans requires very ugly hacks to keep the TS from exiting.

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  5. Build Task Sequences under the Applications folder and be able to advertise, filter and add icons

    Build Task Sequences under the Applications folder and be able to advertise, filter and add icons.

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  6. Add W32Tm.exe to SCCM Boot Media

    When in WinPE or during initial WinPE stages of a task sequence, there is no suitable way to set or synchronise the time against another device, whether this be an SCCM server, a domain or a dedicated NTP appliance.

    This is an issue in a number of cases, such as when trying to PXE boot a device, when trying to communicate with the SCCM server for policies and simply creating complete and chronologically ordered logs.

    Evidently, the SCCM team already know that a time synchronisation is important, as it is literally the first step after the device has joined aā€¦

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  7. Support automatic deployment of Surface Bootable Media Recovery (BMR) images

    Here's a crazy idea, can we get "Operating Systems" option for "Operating System Recovery Media", that perhaps could ingest the likes of the Surface Bootable Media Recovery (BMR) images? We have over 1,800 Surface devices, and each time we want to play with AutoPilot, the OOBE, or to decommission the devices in order to dispose of them, we need to manually perform this reset via the BMR images on USB keys... and it takes forever.

    Why don't we use the "Restore from cloud" option?
    Because we have a transparent proxy that provides authenticated Internet access, and creating a connection beforeā€¦

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  8. media from primary site

    When creating stand-alone media, allow primary site selection

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  9. Find and Replace \ Package Swap in Task Sequence

    Allow the ability to right click on a Reference in a Task Sequence and change the package for a different one ( For example changing all of the 'Use Toolkit Packages' or 'Gather' steps in one go). This would be helpful when revving packages or applications that are referenced multiple times in a task sequence.

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  10. Task Sequence Pre-Cache for all Packages inside

    It would be nice to have the ability to conditionally pre-cache all packages in Upgrade TS and not only OS Upgrade step.

    To describe it in more details, in current design we are able to pre-cache only OS Upgrade step to computers based on conditions. This is not enough for companies with 20+ languages as best approach is to create en-us core image and then apply MUI on top of that. Doing this will cause system to report as e.g. de-de so we would need to download and distribute to 150+ DPs all supported Upgrade packages instead of distributing onlyā€¦

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  11. Add the Option to rerun a deployed Task Sequence on specific Clients in a Device-Collection

    Add the Option to rerun the deployed Task Sequence of a Device-Collection. Also it would be good to have the Option to rerun a deployed Task at the Monitoring-Tab in the failed-Tab.

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  12. Please, add the PXE boot support/feature for Phased Deployment of task sequences.

    Please, add the PXE boot support/feature for Phased Deployment of task sequences.

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  13. Pre-Cache In-Place Upgrade - TS Variable to set OS Source

    When doing a In-place upgrade and using Pre-Cache, the Task sequence process copies the needed files from Cache to \_SMSTaskSequence\packages. This process can take some time when the in-place upgrade media is more than 4GB. this is unnecessary, there should be a variable to say install the OS directly from cache, or like the task sequence step to Download package content have a variable for the pre-cached source files that can then be used to access the OS later when upgrading, so that the content does not have to be copied from cache to the \_SMSTaskSequence folder but rather accessedā€¦

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  14. Status Update for Task Sequnce content prestage

    add additional statuses to Task Sequence Deployment, so we can see if content was already downloaded when this feature is selected. Similar experience to Application Required deployment. Right now it requires lot of administrative work to check if WS is ready to start TS.

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  15. Open nested task sequence from within parent task sequence

    Nesting task sequences is great but the experience of finding and opening nested TS' is not great.

    Adding a button to the "Run Task Sequence" step in the TS editor to 'Open Nested TS' would be fantastic.

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  16. Add native multiple harddrives support to OSD TS

    Harddrives enumeration in TS is unclear and unpredictable. I want at first to run posh script from ramdrive to tag one drive as "system", and other as "data" or "keep content", then on next step partition "system" and "data" drives, wipe all legacy boot sectors as an option.

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  17. Task Sequence Version Control

    Please create a function to enable task sequence versioning. This feature would be very helpful for reverting back to a previous task sequence as well as accountability for the last user that modified the task sequence.

    We write a lot of WMI queries as well as set various task sequence variables. These settings change over time and it would be a great feature to look back on a previous version to view the changes as well as the last user modification.

    We currently make copies of our task sequences for this archival purpose. This process works for us now, butā€¦

    67 votes
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  18. The ability to compare and merge Task Sequences and version after the merge

    I would like the ability to load up a couple of Task Sequences, and have the ability to merge any changes between the two TS's.

    This would assist when importing TS over from a TEST or DEV env or working on test TS in the same environment. Ideally have the option to approve /deny each of the merges before submitting.

    Once merged, version the change to a later increment so neither of the two TS's are saved over?

    21 votes
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  19. Supported Move OU step in task Sequence

    A supported step to reassign a OU in a task sequence instead of having to rely on vbscripts or powershell scripts to perform this function. Seems this could be based off the network settings step easy.

    8 votes
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  20. Apply Boundary Groups to WinPE Management Point selection

    Currently it appears that when the SCCM agent in the WinPE boot image connects to a Management Point, it selects one without using the Boundary Group rules, instead selecting one from the AD published list, starting with the first alphabetically.
    Instead this should behave like the full blown Windows SCCM Client and select a Management Point based on Boundary Groups such as IP range.
    It is worth noting that Distribution Points are selected correctly according to Boundary Group by the WinPE client, for OSD content.

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