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  1. Tasks sequence - 'Install applications' task with multiple apps should not report 'Succeeded' state message between apps

    A device on which a tasks sequence is running should report as "Running" as long as the tasks sequence has not reached its end, and report accordingly under the deployment summary tab and SSRS reports.

    Consider this scenario:
    1. Create a tasks sequence
    2. Add an 'Install Application' task, and chain a couple of applications in this task.
    3. Add another different task following it -- i.e. a 'Restart computer' task.
    4. Deploy this tasks sequence on a device.
    5. In the ConfigMgr console, go to Monitoring > Deployment, and display the TS deployment
    6. Frequently refresh this deployment summaryā€¦

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  2. OSD Task Sequence Maintenance Window and Client Override or ignore

    Allow the ability to override maintenance windows and client settings during an initial OSD task sequence setup of a client device. This would allow the initial OSD, Drivers, applications and software updates to complete in an expected timeframe. Currently additional scripting and checks are required to accomplish "a ready to deliver device" to a client, and in most cases, additional updates are still pending after a device is delivered.

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  3. Nested Task Sequence Variable

    Now that we have nested task sequences, the next logical step seems to be to add the ability to have a step in the master task sequence to nest a task sequence based on a variable instead of a statically chosen TS. See the same type of step for applications and packages.

    In our environment, this ability would be the last feature required to make a truly dynamic and ZTE for our IT Operations users.

    8 votes
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  4. ADK Version Numbers in filename

    My idea is for Microsoft to put the version numbers in the file name of the ADK Installers. It gets confusing with all named the same: adksetup.exe

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  5. It would be nice to see the total space needed for a task sequence before it is created

    It would be nice to see the total space required for a standalone task sequence media creation before the process starts. It doesn't help to try and create media when I don't know if it will fail due to the size of the flash drive

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  6. 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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  7. Ability to see/change available task sequences list order

    A computer may be member of several collections. When we deploy multiple task sequences to different collections, available task sequences list changes when computer is booting from PXE. So, we need to check the list order, after deploying new task sequence. Also, first task sequence is selected automatically and users are inclined to select the first one.
    It is now alphabetic order, but we should see the list order without booting PXE and maybe we can change the order or set a task sequence to the top.

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  8. Run existing Powershell Script without specifying package

    "Run PowerShell Script" task sequence step needs a way to specify an existing script to run without needing to specify a package. For example, I already have working powershell scripts in my sms10000 folder. I should be able to specify %_SMSTSMDataPath%\SMS10000\somescript.ps1 as the script. That way scripts written to reference $PSScriptRoot, load powershell modules, reference relative paths, etc... will behave as expected.

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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    61 votes
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  11. Enable Task Sequences to automate an existing OEM/Reset image (from OOBE)

    Part of the big push for modern management, and solutions such as AutoPilot, is so that you "don't need to spend time replacing a perfectly good OS that is already on the device". Especially when dealing with clean devices such as Surface, this makes complete sense... except in cases where AutoPilot and Intune aren't used or cannot be used.

    My suggestion is: Let's create an option for a PXE-enabled Task Sequence to run, and essentially perform the automation of the existing OOBE, by essentially bypassing the partitioning and WIM application steps. That way, much like the selling points for modernā€¦

    10 votes
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  12. 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.

    4 votes
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  13. 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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  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?

    13 votes
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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. Mechanism for deploying driver updates to existing workstations

    Would be great if we have a task sequence wizard that guides you through easy UI to deploy driver packages containing updated drivers to device collections. Using WMI queries with that TS can provide admins with the ability to update drivers in very organized modern way instead of Package\app way we admins use now.

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  18. 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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  19. setupcomplete.cmd

    Please hide the DOS Box with setupcomplete.cmd in the Task Sequence Windows 10 Upgrade process.

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  20. Choose between DISM and ImageX for imaging

    ImageX requires that an operating system is generalized.
    In some cases, when using images for backup purposes a Sysprep of the operating system can increase the risk of any malfunction.

    DISM does not require an image to be generalized and can be used with a detour of using MDT.

    I would like to see the option that you are able to select the imaging method (ImageX or DISM) by default in a task sequence.

    3 votes
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