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  1. Allow copying step from read-only task sequence view

    Following on from the excellent view only option added to task sequences - https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/20361052-task-sequence-view-only-option - can we have the ability to copy a task sequence step from this view? We can already copy text from e.g. Run Command Line but we can't copy task sequence steps themselves or view conditions on steps in a way that allows copying text from them so we still need to open the task sequence in Edit mode to do this.

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  2. Support for Windows 10 cloud recovery

    The Spring 2020 version (20H1) of Windows 10 will supposedly have a "cloud recovery" feature that can download an image from Microsoft to repair a Windows 10 installation. It would be great if we could customize this with ConfigMgr so a repair will grab an image of our choosing from CM without going out to Microsoft.

    4 votes
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  3. Consolidate the IDIOTIC drivers/driver packages into ONE DRIVER SECTION.

    WHY, WHY WHY are there two separate folders for driver creation? Why break out drivers into 2 different parts. Drivers and driver PACKAGES? WHY? WHY WHY WHY? Obtuse. Stupid. Incredibly useless. Adds a layer of unnecessary complexity. Please stop making such inane decisions.

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  4. Add Software Center branding color to Task Sequence Engine Window

    This would be a great consistency improvement, and would look slick! See attachments for (terrible) example mock up.

    2 votes
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  5. Run Task Sequence - Add Set Variable Options on Step

    I'd like the option to set Variables on the Run Task Sequence Step itself. Often times I need to pass variables into the Task Sequence, which will be different based on which Parent TS is calling the Task Sequence "Module".

    Currently I have to have a Set TS Variable Step right before I call the Sub Task Sequence so the Sub TS knows which steps to run, or how to run them.

    10 votes
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  6. Select / unselect multiply drivers when importing

    Now there is only posibility to select / unselect drivers one by one only. It is very uncomfortable.

    3 votes
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  7. Allow additional customization of the task sequence dialog

    Please allow additional customization in the Task Sequence High Impact Dialog Box. Enable or Disable the Individual Comment Boxes completely, and allow Hyper Links to launch a web page with more information.

    6 votes
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  8. Run remediation items in task sequence

    The new step which lets you run powershell scripts in a task sequence have an open and a browse button. It would be awsome if a button was added which lets us select a configuration items remediation item (script or registry or w/e).

    This way we can set up the machine the same say we do after it has its client configured but we dont need to add startup scripts or services to fix this before first logon.

    12 votes
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  9. Enable New-CMBootableMedia to use a Cloud DP (or Content enabled CMG)

    This Cmdlet does not support using a cloud distribution point as the distribution point source (and neither does the GUI).

    This means that in order to use this feature we have to have an on-premise DP purely for this purpose.

    Regards
    Wayne

    19 votes
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  10. Add support to Cloud Distribution Point for dynamically defined content

    Add the support for dynamically defined content in an OSD task sequence to Cloud Distribution point. Today in an on-prem environment you can use OSDDownloadContent.exe to pre-cache or download driver packages, BIOS packages and other items that are machine specific.

    However this functionality is not available on Cloud Gateway/Cloud DP. The sequence will execute but support for Dynamic Variables Task Sequences so we can modify the packageID in sequence and then then trigger the OSDDownloadDownloadPackages command to download that content while the sequence is running is not.

    Back in 2018 Tweeted about this https://twitter.com/PaulEAndrews/status/1030155355236560897.

    10 votes
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  11. Task Sequence - Create "Merged" View including Sub TS as Group

    I'd like in the Right Click Menu on a TS to have a "View" option that includes all of the Referenced Task Sequences populated into the TS as a Group.

    We have so many sub task sequences in our main task sequence that sometimes it is easy to get confused where exactly a step is going to be run in the process. Providing a view that enumerates all of the steps from the sub task sequences and places them into the parent would be helpful. (just view, not edit) Similar to how the client merges all of the policies intoā€¦

    9 votes
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  12. _SMSTSMP Variable Needs to be Dynamically Update

    When pushing out mandatory Windows 10 Servicing to remote users.
    If The task sequences is run fro a PC that is vpn connected into the corporate network then the _SMSTSMP variable will be set to an intranet MP. Then the Windows 10 Servicing task sequence reboots multiple times which then the computer is now on the internet and should talk to the IBCM Management Point, but the task sequence keeps trying to send status to the intranet MP as it does not change when the client switches from intranet to Internet.

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  13. Support localization for custom user notification for high impact task sequences.

    Allow language localization on task sequence User Notifications like we have for applications. currently if you change the default task sequence user notifications, they only show in the language they were entered in, not the users localized language. Same for making the task sequence name, in localized language

    14 votes
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  14. Change Download .wim file from tftp to another option

    We are much more using efford to .wim file download from wide area, need to change this. Maybe 1 server can lead packets and protocol. So please rescue our from TFTP for wide areas. Also is not secure because its using UDP protocol.

    3 votes
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  15. Add compatibility check to In-Place upgrade task sequence

    Adding compatibility check task/tasks to "Upgrade an operating system from an upgrade package" task sequence with custom error message descripting the compatibility error.

    Example: check the attachment file

    2 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback.

    The compatibility check is owned by Windows. I’d recommend looking at SetupDiag as that can parse through the Windows setup logs and output what the problem application is.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

    There’s also the option to use /Compat with SMSTSOSUpgradeActionReturnCode that will return a value indicating there’s a hard block but not which application. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/osd/understand/task-sequence-steps#BKMKUpgradeOS for more information.

    Please let us know if this helps.

    Thank you

  16. Make WIM changes on the fly

    Add the option in Apply Operating System to add a script that can modify the WIM file once it is downloaded (i.e. changes would be local only to the current OS installation).

    This would allow you to keep the WIM file as generic as possible while still allowing it to be modified, reducing the number of WIM files required in an environment that may require multiple WIMs per OS.

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  17. Offline servicing : install servicing stack update first

    When scheduling offline updates to OS images, make sure SCCM install the Servicing Stack Update before the Cumulative Update (or allow the users to determine which update has to be installed first).

    For example, I had an issue when trying to install SSU KB4498947 and CU KB4494440. SCCM tried to apply the CU before its prerequisite SSU, resulting in the CU being absent from the image.

    And the worst thing is that I cannot create another schedule for this CU as it is now missing from the list of available updates. As if SCCM permanently consider this CU as nonā€¦

    2 votes
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  18. powershell TS conditions

    I think it is about time that we had the ability to use Powershell to query and set conditions within the task sequence. I.E. we currently use WMI queries to check bios versions to decide whether or not to upgrade the bios version similar to this ā€¦
    "SELECT * FROM Win32_BIOS WHERE SMBIOSBIOSVersion < "1.9.3""
    the problem with this is this is a string value so with POSh you could easily convert that to an integer and then use that as your condition.
    What I would like to see is something similar to the new edit script interface in 1902ā€¦

    7 votes
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  19. Integrate the MDT frontend into SCCM

    It would be great if the MDT integration also allows the MDT front end to be used. It is robust enough for many to not need to use the MDT UDI or even community developed frontends.

    Most especially is how you can have pre-defined software but still allow a tech to select addition software that doesn't meet any defined criteria.

    I get that SCCM is more zero touch but the frontends developed by the communities seems to indicate that this is lacking in SCCM.

    4 votes
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  20. Task sequence media - compute space does not consider removed applications/packages

    When creating stand-alone media you have the option to select which Applications,Packages and driver packages it should include onto the media or not. After clicking next on the summary page the process of starting the media launches. in the createTSMedia.log you can see that at some point the process starts to compute volume layout. It seems that the compute of the volume layout does take into account the software you selected to not be on the media. Therefore you might get the message that you do not have enough space on the USBFD media altough this is not trough. Atā€¦

    7 votes
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