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  1. 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.

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  2. Task Sequence - Restart Computer to ANY boot image

    When you choose Restart Computer in a Task Sequence you can only choose the assigned boot image or the installed OS. This requires we have duplicate Task Sequences for 32-bit vs 64-bit for UEFI, or we have to create child-Task Sequence relationships when really we should just be able to pick a boot image like any other package!

    Options should be:
    - Installed OS
    - Assigned Boot Image
    - Select a Boot Image

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  3. Task sequence fails in Configuration Manager if software updates require multiple restarts

    Hey,

    I am using CM 1802 and deploying Windows 10 1803. Used install software updates as part of the OSD TS. The TS fails even though I use SMSTSWaitForSecondReboot - 120 Seconds. The TS waits but eventually it fails saying 'Task Sequence environment not found.' leaving client in provisioning mode.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2894518/task-sequence-fails-in-configuration-manager-if-software-updates-requi

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  4. Run command line doesn't handle reboot -> Should add feature for everything

    When using run command line, the exit code from the command isn't sent back to sccm. Samething with powershell. Thus, unless the command is not found, it's always a success.

    But worst, and that's the core, there's no reboot handling. Thus if a hard reboot occur, after the reboot, no more TS. Every step in the task sequence should handle unexpected reboot properly.

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  5. Option to override Maintenance Window for asset awaiting a Task Sequence?

    On occasion we need to force a software deployment or a task sequence on an Asset which is limited by a Maintenance/Service Window. It would be really useful to be able to right-click on an asset which is showing as "waiting for a service window" and tell it to accept whatever task is currently pending.

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  6. Provide more detail during Pre-Staged Media Creation Progress

    When generating Pre-Staged Media, the progress window does not display which component it is currently processing. The progress indicator is not an "overall" progress, but instead repeatedly restarts from 0% - 100% as it processes each component.
    UI could be updated so that the current object being processed is indicated on the progress window.

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  7. download wim directly from SCCM console

    Allow to download windows wim file from SCCM console. Windows 10 is available from online publicly using media creator tool. So adding this option will make it easier to download in one place

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  8. Create a more rich driver experience

    The console lacks some serious depth. If using the Auto Apply driver step, it would be nice to have a way to filter more. Showing all checked driver packages for example. Another welcomed change would be to have more filtering for the window below instead of only allowing you to type simple text that will clear out any checks for current driver packs.

    In addition there should be a way to update driver packages that exist already to decrease the clutter from different driver packages. Manufacturers release updated packages and it would be nice to upload the new packages andā€¦

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  9. 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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  10. More useful OSD failure window

    It would be super helpful if the OSD failure window can actually provide useful information - rather than just the error code of the last executed step. At least also display the name of the step where the failure occurred. I often get a screenshot of the error code and that doesn't help me at all.

    So often when I troubleshoot OSD, it is with computers in remote site. While walking someone over phone through launching command prompt, cd here, copy these files there, etc - it is such a tedious process.

    I would love to see a way toā€¦

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  11. DCR : Change "Pre-download content for Task Sequence" description in GUI

    This is a DCR request to update the Desploy TS wizard. The option to "Pre-Download content for this task sequence" is by itself misleading. Technicians attempting to deploy a TS, select the option "Pre-Download content for this task sequence" believing all content will be downloaded. Leveraging this option with a Software TS or without an upgrade package, often results in unexpected errors.

    By design this features currently only applies to the OS upgrade package and related drivers. The only place this is mentioned in the CONFIGMGR console is when the feature is enabled.
    "Pre-cache content on client for available deploymentā€¦

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    Updating status to Noted. Thanks for the feedback.

    The Pre-download content for this task sequence applies to all statically referenced packages OS Images, SWD, Driver Packages, OS Upgrade Packages. If pre-download is set and the task sequence references 1 OS Image, 20 Driver Packages then all 21 will pre-download to cache. Only the OS Upgrade package uses the pre-download logic – match for Language and Architecture.

    We’ll likely add a ‘Learn more’ FWDLink to something like https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/create-a-task-sequence-to-upgrade-an-operating-system rather than change the string. As we add more objects to use Pre-download conditions then we can keep the link updated.

  12. Expose Chained Task Variables

    The policy body found in "_SMSTSTaskSequence" contains variables specific to Chained Task Sequences that could be leveraged throughout the build. They all start with "OSDSubTasksequence"

    The value of exposing this data, would allow for a more streamlined versioning process when using "Software Task Sequencs". A step could be set in the "master" task sequence to "tag" the system with a version of the software stack being loaded. Provided the version was part of the software task sequence name.

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  13. MVP-Task Sequence join azure AD

    With more and more devices being connected to azure AD, SCCM should have an option to perform a zti deployment and join the newly deployed Windows 10 to azure AD only. not hybrid where GPO needs to exist, but a native support where the connection to SCCM already exist but the computer will not be connected to the onprem domain.

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  14. Referencing the same Task Sequence Variable in Set Task Sequence Variable

    There are certain Task Sequence Variables, for example %OSDSetupAdditionalUpgradeOptions%, that you might want to define differently, based on certain criterias.

    Right know, you would need to define the existing value of the Variable again, when appending a new Value.

    It would be useful, to use the existing Variable in the "Set Task Sequence Variable" Step, to prevent this. Right know, the actual Variable Name will be used instead of the Value.

    In the attached Scenario, the Windows Setup would use "%OSDSetupAdditionalUpgradeOptions% /CopyLogs \\file\share" instead of "/InstallLangPacks C:\path\to\lp /CopyLogs \\file\share"

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  15. Protect Task Sequence from Admins by Default

    It is still too easy to deploy a destructive task sequence to a large number of devices. It would be good to include this logic as a checkbox on the Task Sequence object. On by default https://twitter.com/colinford/status/898340535617835008?s=19

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  16. Add additional OOBE options to the Apply OS Step

    I don't know if this is possible, but it would be very useful to be able to customize the OOBE option in the TS through the GUI. Currently you need to create an xml file for customization with WSIM, which works, and provides a ton of options, but it would be nice to have a generic set of the most common options as checkboxes or something. If someone needs further customization they could use an XML file instead. Part of the problem is that many options are "deprecated" yet they still seem to work?

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  17. I would like to be able to search for Task Sequences Variables and see where they are being used in all task sequences or even

    I would like to be able to search for Task Sequences Variables and see where they are being used in all task sequences or at least be able to search a specific task sequence and see all variables being used within it. this is so when looking at TS variables i know if i can change or remove retired ones.

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  18. Rename task sequence when copying it.

    I'd like to be able to put in the name of the copy as I make it and not have to go into properties and then rename it. This takes forever considering how slow SCCM often goes. So to save time being able to rename it when I right click and hit Copy would be ideal. Plus having the copy cut off half of my task sequence name with Hex nonesense is annoying.

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  19. Include DART in ConfigMgr Boot Images as standard

    Having DART included in the boot images for ConfigMgr would make remove monitoring of OS Deployments much easier without us having to manually integrate it into the boot images.

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  20. Disk number variable for Format and Partition Disk step

    Sometimes OSD does not put Windows on the drive that we want in systems with multiple drives because of things like raid/SAS controllers or nVME. If you allow a variable to be used for the "disk number" in the format and partition step, a custom UI could be used to select the correct disk number from WMI and send that variable (which is just a number) to the format and partition step.

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