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  1. Pre-Cache In-Place Upgrade - TS Variable to set OS Source

    When doing a In-place upgrade and using Pre-Cache, the Task sequence process copies the needed files from Cache to _SMSTaskSequence\packages. This process can take some time when the in-place upgrade media is more than 4GB. this is unnecessary, there should be a variable to say install the OS directly from cache, or like the task sequence step to Download package content have a variable for the pre-cached source files that can then be used to access the OS later when upgrading, so that the content does not have to be copied from cache to the _SMSTaskSequence folder but rather accessedā€¦

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  2. Add Support for Software Updates in "Download Package Content" Task Sequence Step

    It would be really useful to be able to pre-stage Software Update content (specifically Windows 10 Feature Updates) using Download Package Content Task Sequence steps.

    For example, this would allow Feature Updates to be downloaded onto a Peer Cache Source to "seed" an update in a network location where there is no local Distribution Point and slow network connectivity = saving WAN bandwidth to prevent any network-related impact to clients at that location.

    The same could be done for Quality Updates as required.

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  3. Status Update for Task Sequnce content prestage

    add additional statuses to Task Sequence Deployment, so we can see if content was already downloaded when this feature is selected. Similar experience to Application Required deployment. Right now it requires lot of administrative work to check if WS is ready to start TS.

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  4. Open nested task sequence from within parent task sequence

    Nesting task sequences is great but the experience of finding and opening nested TS' is not great.

    Adding a button to the "Run Task Sequence" step in the TS editor to 'Open Nested TS' would be fantastic.

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  5. A task sequence step that dumps SMS logs to a network share on TS failure

    Add a step or option to a task sequence that will dump any SMS logs to a predefined location, either a network share or USB drive.

    It is a total PITA to watch every machine as a TS runs so we cant always copy the logs off before the machine automatically reboots.

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  6. Add native multiple harddrives support to OSD TS

    Harddrives enumeration in TS is unclear and unpredictable. I want at first to run posh script from ramdrive to tag one drive as "system", and other as "data" or "keep content", then on next step partition "system" and "data" drives, wipe all legacy boot sectors as an option.

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  7. Boot Image Azure Powershell

    Include option to inject Azure Powershell Cmdlets (including Azure Automation) into Boot Images. As many organizations are moving to the cloud, including the ability to login and run tasks in Azure is a must.

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    Thanks for your feedback. Updating status to noted.

    This item is very similar to "Add “AD Powershell Module” as Optional Component for boot images"

    We had to decline that as we cannot ship or take a dependency on the AD module. Similarly we won’t be able to take a dependency on Azure PSH module – we can only add what’s in the ADK.

    Your ask covers a bit more ground with the ability to run tasks in Azure so I’ll leave as noted for now.

  8. Task sequence step for S5 reboot (bypassing hyberboot)

    Please add a task sequence step to trigger a full S5 reboot bypassing windows 10 hybrid sleep. This is required for bios updates for Lenovo computers dans requires very ugly hacks to keep the TS from exiting.

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  9. Integrate git into the Task Sequence for script execution

    Can we please have native git integration in an OSD task sequence for script execution? This would provide version and branch control when running scripts during an OSD task sequence

    e.g.


    1. Connect to a repo in GitHub

    2. Download scripts as a zip file

    3. Extract scripts and then execute

    It would be good to select a specific branch as well (e.g. develop) so you can test script changes prior to merging to master

    7 votes
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  10. I would like to see an option in the Windows 10 Servicing to install specific device drivers during/after the Feature Update is installed.

    I would like to see an option in the Windows 10 Servicing to install specific device drivers during/after the Feature Update is installed.

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  11. Add W32Tm.exe to SCCM Boot Media

    When in WinPE or during initial WinPE stages of a task sequence, there is no suitable way to set or synchronise the time against another device, whether this be an SCCM server, a domain or a dedicated NTP appliance.

    This is an issue in a number of cases, such as when trying to PXE boot a device, when trying to communicate with the SCCM server for policies and simply creating complete and chronologically ordered logs.

    Evidently, the SCCM team already know that a time synchronisation is important, as it is literally the first step after the device has joined aā€¦

    5 votes
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  12. 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€¦

    12 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Support automatic deployment of Surface Bootable Media Recovery (BMR) images

    Here's a crazy idea, can we get "Operating Systems" option for "Operating System Recovery Media", that perhaps could ingest the likes of the Surface Bootable Media Recovery (BMR) images? We have over 1,800 Surface devices, and each time we want to play with AutoPilot, the OOBE, or to decommission the devices in order to dispose of them, we need to manually perform this reset via the BMR images on USB keys... and it takes forever.

    Why don't we use the "Restore from cloud" option?
    Because we have a transparent proxy that provides authenticated Internet access, and creating a connection beforeā€¦

    3 votes
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  15. Find and Replace \ Package Swap in Task Sequence

    Allow the ability to right click on a Reference in a Task Sequence and change the package for a different one ( For example changing all of the 'Use Toolkit Packages' or 'Gather' steps in one go). This would be helpful when revving packages or applications that are referenced multiple times in a task sequence.

    4 votes
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  16. Export Task Sequence Buttom in MDT

    A button where is possible export MDT Task Sequence Configurations for be used as a template.

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  17. easily add registry changes to deployments and task sequences

    to have an easy to use registry key / value application script builder that could be used to deploy to a collection group or be used in operating system deployment

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  18. Allow OS Upgrade and Custom Task Sequences to queue status messages during offline execution

    When OS Upgrade and Custom task sequences are running offline (such as following a reboot while on VPN) all task sequence manager status messages are discarded. While this is expected in WindowsPE, it would be beneficial for troubleshooting/reporting if OS Upgrade and Custom task sequences would queue status messages locally just like Executive Manager does with software installation status.

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  19. Allow custom icons in software center for Task Sequences

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per App Task Sequence in the Software Center.

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  20. Upgrade Operating System Built-in Step: Add Option to Keep Files Only

    Customer does not have the store installed and using the built-in TS step keeps files and apps. I know that the "OSDSetupAdditionalUpgradeOptions" variable can be used, but it would be nice to have the option on the built-in TS step.

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    Thanks for responding.

    We cannot provide a different migration options for the reasons I outlined below. Anything other than ‘Applications, Data and Settings’ will leave the machine unmanaged – while we developed the new upgrade step we tested them all.

    I’ll see if I can source steps for reinstalling the Store without having to complete a restore.

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