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  1. 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€¦

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  2. 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/

    9 votes
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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Upgrade Operating System Task should be able to use Windows Servicing Content and Allow user interaction

    Problem:
    ā€¢ Current state of windows 10 servicing via upgrade sequence requires full media to take the client through setup.
    o Full media is 2x the size of existing ESD (upgrade content)
    o The Upgrade Operating System step does not allow the end user to defer the reboot nor does it warn the user of a reboot pending once setup has been kicked off

    Change Request (Requirements)
    I. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit the administrator to reference windows 10 servicing content
    II. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit theā€¦

    121 votes
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  7. 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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  8. PS/DP/MP task sequences

    I get so many customers asking me this question: How can we deploy X amount of DPs/MPs or Primary Servers via a task sequence?

    May I suggest a custom task sequence which builds out the above server and has a final step which adds the necessary roles without having to show the sccm site server install credentials?

    This way the CM cmdlets can be invoked via the step - all that is needed are the parameters for the server.

    if you have to do this manually for 800 DPs it would be simply adding all the server machine names toā€¦

    24 votes
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  9. 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.

    13 votes
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  10. Task Sequence Step / Action / Option "Generate Custom Status Message

    It would be really helpful to have the possibility to generate a Status Message with a custom Message ID from within a tasksequence. Maybe as a seperate step, maybe as an checkmark under the "Options" tab.

    This message ID could be used to trigger a Status Filter Rule more granular to improve overall Status Filter Rule performance.

    Example: A company with 20k Clients deploys Operating Systems and Software via task sequences, the result ist that there are hundreds of thousands of 11171 events. When we are able to set a Message ID 65000 in the OSD Task Aequence, we areā€¦

    57 votes
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  11. Install required applications deployed for a PC during Task Sequence - as we can do with Updates

    As in the topic : we have a step to install Required or Available updates during TS.
    I would love to have such step for applications - deployed for a PC and/or for Primary User, if UDA was defined first

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  12. Make Windows 10 Setup Compatibility Scan Language Neutral

    It would be nice if a checkbox "Perform Windows Setup Compatibility scan withnout starting upgrade" inside "Upgrade Operating System" step in SCCM Upgrade Task Sequence would be language neutral.

    What I mean by this is that we would like to run this scan prior to the Upgrade itself but to be able to do that currently we have to switch the running OS to en-US (the same language as the Upgrade iso), then run the scan and in case an error is found, we need to switch back to original language again and reboot the computer. This is not aā€¦

    23 votes
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  13. Improve Collapsible Task Sequence Groups

    The Task Sequence Editor should not expand collapsed groups when any changes are made. Once a group is collapsed it should remain collapsed until I expand it. It should also remember what groups were collapsed between editing sessions.

    Essentially make it work like the editor in MDT does. The editor in MDT already does this.

    5 votes
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  14. Add Windows 10 In-Place Upgrade Task Sequence Reminders with an Enforced Installation Deadline

    It would be great if we had the option to set a required Windows 10 in place upgrade Task Sequence with scheduled notifications for users with an installation deadline. This would allow In-Place upgrade deployments to be enforced ensuring timely Windows 10 version updates whilst allowing the end user enough time to schedule the upgrade.

    8 votes
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  15. Printer management and driver install

    Printer deployment and driver managment

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  16. Add Reboot Count functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS Step

    Newer versions of the BitLocker management tools (specifically manage-bde) now support the ability to suspend the BitLocker protection for defined number of reboots. The current Disable BitLocker TS step only suspends BitLocker for 1 reboot. There are cases that having a defined number of reboots (or indefinitely until re-enabled at the end of a TS) can come in handy (flashing the BIOS, MBR2GPT, In-place Upgrade with PINs, etc.).

    Please add this functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS step for the operating systems that support it.

    114 votes
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  17. Instead of password-protecting bootmedia, have users authenticate using Active Directory credentials

    It would be interesting if it were possible to protect bootmedia not just with a common password, but instead with a username/password authentication to ActiveDirectory.

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  18. Allow us to move task sequence step conditions

    For task sequence step conditions (in the options tab), it would be SO GREAT if we could move the conditions around just like we can with the actual task sequence steps (drag and drop, move up or down, cut/paste, etc.). It can be a pain to remove a bunch of conditions and add them back when they are not in the right order.

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  19. Pre-Cache of task sequence content "Files Cached" notification

    When deploying Operating Systems, we are using the Pre-Cache so customers can install at a more suitable time; however there is no notification in Software Centre to advise if the files required for install have been cached.

    This leaves a "pot luck" install, especially for those on slower broadband links on whether the install will start instantly, or if it still has to download the content and wait an inexplicit amount of time before the install can take place.

    Can the "Available" change to "Ready to install now" or similar, so customers know they wont have to wait for downloadingā€¦

    30 votes
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  20. Create an OSD variable for Secure Boot - _SMSTSSecureBootState

    Create an OSD variable for Secure Boot called _SMSTSSecureBootState. It should have three values depending on the state and the currently running OS: Enabled, Disabled, NA. This can be used during a TS to determine if Secure Boot should be enabled. Currently, a TS variable has to be defined and set based on if the registry key exists or not.

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