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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. I would like to see an option in the Windows 10 Servicing to install specific device drivers during/after the Feature Update is installed.

    I would like to see an option in the Windows 10 Servicing to install specific device drivers during/after the Feature Update is installed.

    3 votes
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  4. Standalone Media (FAT32 & NTFS)

    Create standalone media for a partitioned USB with a FAT32 and NTFS partition. The FAT32 partition holds the WinPE boot, the NTFS partition the rest - allowing WIMs and other items over 4GB.

    4 votes
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  5. Export Task Sequence Buttom in MDT

    A button where is possible export MDT Task Sequence Configurations for be used as a template.

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  6. More useful OSD failure window

    It would be super helpful if the OSD failure window can actually provide useful information - rather than just the error code of the last executed step. At least also display the name of the step where the failure occurred. I often get a screenshot of the error code and that doesn't help me at all.

    So often when I troubleshoot OSD, it is with computers in remote site. While walking someone over phone through launching command prompt, cd here, copy these files there, etc - it is such a tedious process.

    I would love to see a way toā€¦

    10 votes
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  7. Fix offline servicing so it doesn't show unapplicable updates

    Whenever I use offline servicing to inject updates into a .wim, it always shows updates that I have previously tried to inject that have not been applicable.

    It would be much better if it would properly scan and record what updates were previously unapplicable and not show you them anymore.

    4 votes
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  8. Download Package Content - Dynamic Option

    Modify the Download Package Content step to include a dynamic option similar to the Install Package step (see attached mock up). This will allow the ability to selectively download content that is not a direct task sequence reference. When deploying the task sequence, the direct references (common to every system) can be downloaded ahead of time and then the system specific items can be downloaded selectively at TS run time. OSDDownloadContent.exe already performs a dynamic content location request, which is super useful when needing to pre-cache or download driver packages, BIOS packages and other items that are machine specific.

    29 votes
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  9. Include DART in ConfigMgr Boot Images as standard

    Having DART included in the boot images for ConfigMgr would make remove monitoring of OS Deployments much easier without us having to manually integrate it into the boot images.

    9 votes
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  10. Disk number variable for Format and Partition Disk step

    Sometimes OSD does not put Windows on the drive that we want in systems with multiple drives because of things like raid/SAS controllers or nVME. If you allow a variable to be used for the "disk number" in the format and partition step, a custom UI could be used to select the correct disk number from WMI and send that variable (which is just a number) to the format and partition step.

    5 votes
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  11. Run Powershell Script (Task Sequence Step) passed parameters not visible in logging

    When parameters are provided on a 'Run Powershell Script' in a task sequence, the SMSTS.log only logs the name of the script. It does not log the full command (including parameters) that are invoked.

    For example: if I call Java.ps1 with parameters -level 1 -language eng the SMSTS.log only shows...

    Running powershell script: 'Java.ps1'(PkgID: SCM00000) with execution policy 'Bypass'

    This would be helpful in troubleshooting what parameters were actually passed to the script that is executing. Otherwise you have to track down the task sequence and assume everything entered is passed and run. Or you have to build your PS1ā€¦

    0 votes
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  12. Task sequences have folders that mirror the structure in the console when booting from PXE

    It would be nice for the task sequences to be listed in folders within the PXE environment when you have a lot of task sequences. You can put the task sequences in folders in the console but this is not mirrored across.

    6 votes
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  13. OSD Tasksequence Option: Add Client to collection

    Within the OSD Tasksequence: Add the Add Client to Collection option, where you can select a collection to add the client to after the Windows deployment.

    5 votes
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  14. Provide more detail during Pre-Staged Media Creation Progress

    When generating Pre-Staged Media, the progress window does not display which component it is currently processing. The progress indicator is not an "overall" progress, but instead repeatedly restarts from 0% - 100% as it processes each component.
    UI could be updated so that the current object being processed is indicated on the progress window.

    6 votes
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  15. Add Application revision validation to task sequence

    Currently when viewing applications in a task sequence the revision number is not displayed or validated.

    If an Application revision is deleted the task sequence will keep trying to deploy the deleted version until it is removed and added with the latest revision.

    Having it displayed in a column or validated when opening the task sequence would help reduce time spent troubleshooting this problem.

    http://www.vansurksum.com/configmgr-2012-caveat-with-application-revisions-when-used-in-a-task-sequence/

    8 votes
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  16. Allow Mandatory Task Sequence Warning message timeout configuration

    The "Mandatory Task Sequence Warning" message is hardcoded to 2 or 3 minutes. It is possible for most applications of this to be a good idea. In the case of rapid deployment such as I am establishing for large numbers, it is way too long. The ability to modify this timeout would significantly improve the process.

    17 votes
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  17. Directly Edit child task sequence

    It would be nice to be able to edit a child task sequence directly from the master task sequence editor without having to go back to the config mgr console.
    (like right click >edit on a "run task sequence" step.)

    9 votes
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  18. OSD - Have different command-line options in the "Upgrade Operating System Task Sequence" to upgrade Windows 10

    Make the Upgrade Step more customizable. I'd actually like the ability to remove the /quiet tag from the setup.exe command line, and be able to add the additional commands right on that step instead of having to add additional steps to create the those variables.
    Add Check boxes for additional preset parameters to enable /disable, and text box to add custom (reflect drivers, etc)

    19 votes
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  19. OS Task Sequence End User experience

    Hi ConfigMgr Team,

    First of all great work - we see that our feedback on your product is recognized and changes are implemented! You are an absolute role model @MS!

    It would be nice to implement a better End User Experience for upgrading Windows 10 with an Task Sequence, because upgrading in Enterprise is not the same like upgrading on the devices at home. I think about third party security software, run only if not on battery, check if device has VPN or is connected via LAN to the corporate Network...

    I saw some approaches in the new Upgrade 1802ā€¦

    6 votes
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  20. Mobile / Network connection during task sequence

    During task sequences if both a LTE and ethernet connection is present, the build will fail due to windows detecting the mobile connection. It would be very useful if it was able to not fail and just use the Ethernet connection.

    4 votes
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