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  1. Add Battery, Power state check to Task Sequence "Check Readiness"

    Add Battery, Power state check to Task Sequence "Check Readiness"

    Would be nice to add an extra option there to check the power state, this is very important for when making a task sequence available to the user.

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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback. Weā€™re looking at moving the functionality of the Check Readiness step to the task sequence properties and this is one of the additions were considering. Please note this is not scheduled work yet.

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. Enable "Servicing Screen", similar to W7 Thin PC for large upgrades to prevent PC use...

    Enable a "Service Screen" (similar to W7 Thin PC) for Software Updates, OSD, large-chained deployments to prevent PC use. Make it optional for the Admin to select to use it and basically reboot into "maintenance mode", run all tasks/Adverts and re-enable the standard UI again on the last reboot of the sequence. Enable the OS to get around this mode in safe boot, if necessary...

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  3. Allow suppression of exit codes during Install Application Task Sequence Step

    During an OSD deployment we install several applications that return a reboot exit code.

    Each time they install they reboot, rebooting takes a minutes or two to restart the task sequence engine so each application is adding 2-3 minutes to the build time.

    I would like to ignore these reboot exit codes because I know I will be rebooting at the end. We would prefer to not have a separate application for OSD and for Software Center.

    28 votes
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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  4. Introduce TS step to rearm Office

    As we have TS step to sysprep Windows and ConfigMgr, it would be also highly usable to have a step for rearming Office installation after deploying the image.

    Now it's usually done by "Run command line step".

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  5. Allow for multiple task sequences on a single stand-alone media

    Currently you are limited to a single task sequence per stand-alone media. This means techs have to carry around multiple USB flash drives, one for each task sequence.

    If each task sequence is using the same boot image I see no reason why this can't be done. You can combine all the package references into the ..\SMS\PKG folder and then the only differences are in the ..\SMS\data folder which is basically just the task sequence XML and variables.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  6. DCR: Task Sequence Export / Import

    Add an optional option to provide new source location path for each package, application, ... when importing a Task Sequence that has been exported with content and references. Imagine you have 2 ConfigMgr environment a Test and a Production environment completely isolated from each other and you want an easy way to sync. A cool thing would be to only export "Metadata" of the Task Sequence and all References (Applications, Packages, ...). At the target site you have the same folder structure for content source for example \\sccmsources\share\Applications,\\sccmsources\share\Packages, ... and so on. If you start the import, you will beā€¦

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  7. DCR: OSD Task Sequence - Create Baseline of existing TS and allow Remediation

    From my field experience I have seen many times OS Deployments which did not really succeed, because of Continue on error conditions. In most cases the reason was to not end up with systems staying in Provisioning Mode. I know some guys just "re-deploy" the TS with checks if everything was done properly. This brought up the idea - why not using Compliance Settings for this purpose? At least to check if the system meets the Desired Baseline. Everything needed should be stored in the Task Sequence anyway and it would allow a "Report" summary client side after Deployment.

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  8. DCR: Boot Images. Provide an option to prevent re-downloading boot images (Boot / Prestage Media)

    Scenario: You create a Boot Media or Prestaged Media. Current behaviour is that as long as the boot image version from creation date matches the version inside the infrastructure everything is fine. System is starting Windows PE and executes the Task Sequence. If you add for example a new driver now to the boot image the new version causes Configuration Manager to download the boot image inside Windows PE and another restart into the updated version of the boot image. In case of a Prestaged Media scenario this painful, as UEFI systems might no longer work.

    Possible SOLUTION: Add aā€¦

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  9. Should be easier to re-deploy the same machine in OSD (unknown)

    Should be easier to re-deploy the same machine in OSD (unknown)

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  10. Ability to easily copy files during TS to any location on computer

    It would be nice to be able to have a built in step to be able to select a folder/file from a share and then a location on Windows to copy the files to.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  11. Deploy multiple task sequence to a collection at once

    Why is not possible to multi-select task sequences and deploy them at once to a (user or device) collection? Now you have to deploy them one by one. In test scenario's where you have a device collection with test machines and hundreds of task sequences you want to deploy to the collection, you have to do it manually one by one. Not really efficient.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  12. Handling of signed powershell scripts in OSD via Group Policy

    Applications that utilize powershell as a detection method require that script to be signed with a code signing certificate. Code signing certificates are often managed through Active Directory Group Policy.

    See: Appendix 3 in the Code-Signing Best Practices guide
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn653556%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    The challenge is how to you implement a system during OSD where certificates are managed through GPO.

    One could create a package that has certmgr and import the certificates; however, if there are any changes in the certs (revoked, expired, etc.) then there are multiple places to make that change.

    In some environments the application developement group has no controlā€¦

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  13. Add "Uninstall Application" option to Tasksequence

    It is possible to "Install Application" in a Tasksequence. It would be nice to be able to "Uninstall Application" too.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  14. PXE Boot menu with selection of additional images (e.g. MDOP DaRT)

    There is a buisiness need to be able to select a different bootimage as the one linked to a task sequence. This can be used for administrative tasks of a client such as booting MDOP DaRT over the network. Implement the ability to define which bootimages can be selected at a TFTP boot. (Of cause, OSD is only possible with the image linked to the task sequence)

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  15. Allow for dynamically selecting Apply Driver Packages

    Allow for dynamically selecting Apply Driver Packages, pretty much like it works for normal packages (applications). This would reduce the number of hardcoded Apply Driver Package in the task sequence.

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  16. Task Sequence Editor Search

    We have over 300 Groups/Steps in a couple of our task sequences. It would be really helpful to be able to search with the Task Sequence Editor. Either by step name or group name. In a perfect world it would be helpful to search descriptions or other text content within each group or step.

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    Updating status to started. Full explanation of each status can be found here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion

    We released our 1907 Technical Preview today. This release contains new search functionality for the task sequence editor. Try it out and let us know your thoughts.

    For more info:
    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1907
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Search-in-the-Task-Sequence-Editor-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/748909

  17. Support the imaging of machines with multiple hard drives/NICS without having to uninstall/disable/remove HD's or NIC's.

    Having to unplug, remove, or disable multiple NIC's/HD's is cumbersome, especially in the server environment, not to mention techs often forget.

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    Can you add more details on what the issues you encounter with multiple NICs/HDs, please?

  18. Support MUI for the "Restart Computer" TaskSequence action description visible to the user

    Especially in MUI environments explaining why a reboot is required can lead to confusion on the users side. Supplying a short description is nice already, but it would be even cooler if it was configurable based on the users display language.

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  19. settings per task sequence

    MDT 2010 had the ability to run different settings in customsettings.ini for each task sequence. This feature was removed in MDT 2012. I would like to request that it is brought back. Currently, the only method to have the functionality back is to edit DeployWiz_Validation.vbs, see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e17a1952-d1f7-41ef-8231-0d6fcc41882e/mdt-2012-settings-per-task-sequence?forum=mdt

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  20. Add processor architecture (x64/x86) to Check Readiness step

    Some task sequences can run only on the correct processor architecture e.g. cannot upgrade Win7 x86 to Win10 x64 or cannot install x64 OS to 32 bit device.

    Add processor architecture (x64/x86) to Check Readiness step. Thus, the incorrect task sequence is immediately canceled if you try to install wrong architecture TS.

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