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  1. Download content during Task Sequence ahead of current Step

    Currently during a regular OSD Task Sequence, content is downloaded for each step as the TS reaches each step. A single swim lane if you will. This means the machine is always doing 1 of 2 things, downloading or installing.

    Could it instead be possible to have 2 swim lanes? Split out Download and Install. It makes sense for this to be the case outside of WinPe..

    For instance, whilst I'm installing Office, that may take lets say 20 minutes to install, but in the meantime the TS could be starting the download of the content for the next steps.…

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  2. SCCM-MDT TS: Add Step Number before each step in the SCCM/MDT TS to help with trackign TS Reporting.

    This would help with troubleshooting TS, if in the actual TS, to the left, it lists by number each step.

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  3. Pass a task sequence variable to PowerShell script via parameter

    When using the Run PowerShell Script task sequence, it would be beneficial to be able to pass task sequence variables in the parameters field, especially when using different credentials where PowerShell no longer has access to Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment.

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  4. Add keyboard layout settings in the Apply Windows Settings step

    I would like you to add the keyboard layout setting in the Apply Windows Settings step.
    Please add it as shown in the screenshot below.
    Currently, keyboard layout settings are manually added to the registry within the Task Sequence.

    Command line:
    cmd.exe /c reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters /f /v "LayerDriver JPN" /t REG_SZ /d kbd106.dll & reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters /f /v "OverrideKeyboardIdentifier" /t REG_SZ /d PCAT_106KEY & reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters /f /v "OverrideKeyboardSubtype" /t REG_DWORD /d 2 & reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters /f /v "OverrideKeyboardType" /t REG_DWORD /d 7

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  5. 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

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  6. Offline Servicing Module: show all applicable updates, not just the ones downladed

    Would be nice to have a way to see what updates are applicable to the images, not just crossed referenced with only downloaded updates.

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  7. Add dependencies to feature OS upgrade

    When deploying a OS feature upgrade such as Windows 10 1803, it would be great if we can add dependencies such as required drivers or applications before the feature upgrade takes place.....just like it does for application deployments.

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  8. Task Sequence Variable to DISABLE all Status Messages

    We need a variable to disable sending status messages completely.
    Different than "SMSTSDisableStatusRetry".

    Perhaps: "SMSTSDisableStatusMessages"

    Very similar to another request that has been closed, but need to be able to have a TS run an never even try to send a status message.
    Other UV: https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/17846260-add-osd-variable-to-not-send-status-messages

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  9. Make some fail codes less cryptic when task sequences fail

    A good example is when a task sequence fails due to a duplicate UUID / Nachine Name. Have the fail message explain the failure & list the actual duplicate UUID / Machine Name displayed.

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  10. Query Based Branching Task Sequences

    Would be useful if you could create branching task sequences. Take for example you have a different build for a physical and virtual machines, however you have a common WIM base and a number of general tasks applicable to both. Rather than creating duplicate different steps for each type based on queries why not allow complete branching of a task sequences into two distinct paths. While this can be achieved with Child Sequences to some extent, being able to visualize the full build flow without having to create multiple nested task sequences is good from a simplicity post of view.…

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  11. SCCM PXE add support for "enable Variable Window Extension"

    Add support for the equivalent feature available in WDS PXE to "Enable Variable Window Extension". This would allow for the windows to be determined dynamically rather then using the registry keys to adjust the defaults.

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  12. 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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  13. Store output of run command line to TSEnv with "RunAsUser".

    Running a step as a user prevents you from using the TSEnvironment in order to store any data returned.

    The step could be anything, like getting a byte array of a certificate, ad-groups of the computer or primary user or as in this example, getting the TPM OwnerAuth from MBAM.

    I would rather store it directly in the TSEnv instead of in a temporary file and run another script to read the file just to be able to use the password, as a variable, from a “Run commandline”-step.

    The only other workaround I’ve found this far is running the step…

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  14. 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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  15. 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.

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  16. 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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  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 non…

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  18. 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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  19. add "not like" in the task sequence condition, variable

    Add "not like" in the task sequence condition, variable. If we have like, wouldn't it be reasonable to have not like as well? I have some scenarios that are easily resolved with a "not like" condition for a task sequence variable, but more complex with just "like"

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  20. Custom TS Progress UI

    We currently have possibility to create our custom UI-s using scripts. Would be great to have a possibility to choose, if you want to use native progress UI, or create custom one in TS properties for example. So every time native Progress UI would be shown, it would show custom UI instead. Current way to use custom scripts has a small drawback: to start it, you have to use task sequence step. Which means, if some step restarts computer(not task sequence restart steps), you have to wait until next step, until you can start your own custom UI again.

    We…

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