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  1. Reboot during Inplace Upgrade TS breaks the Processing

    If for some reason the machine is rebooted while the Inplace Upgrade is running (ModernHostSetup.exe), the task sequence is not picked up again and stays for ever in "on progress".
    The TS should detect an unwanted reboot and retry/proceed as it is possible to select with Updates.

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  2. Remove the need for elevated privileges to create task sequence media.

    Currently, the console requires elevation to generate task sequence media. It'd be nice if it didn't.

    Related, is there any documentation as to the whys?

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  3. Run Powershell Script (Task Sequence Step) passed parameters not visible in logging

    When parameters are provided on a 'Run Powershell Script' in a task sequence, the SMSTS.log only logs the name of the script. It does not log the full command (including parameters) that are invoked.

    For example: if I call Java.ps1 with parameters -level 1 -language eng the SMSTS.log only shows...

    Running powershell script: 'Java.ps1'(PkgID: SCM00000) with execution policy 'Bypass'

    This would be helpful in troubleshooting what parameters were actually passed to the script that is executing. Otherwise you have to track down the task sequence and assume everything entered is passed and run. Or you have to build your PS1ā€¦

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  4. Software udpates for workgroup machines doesn't work during build and capture.

    Software updates for workgroup machines doesn't work during build and capture. Panu says it works if you domain join; and then patch; and then leave the domain... but doesn't work if you are workgroup machine one.

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  5. Telemetry or Management Insights which USMT store roaming client is going to use

    I would like to se some telemetry / insights where client is going to push its USMT data before deployment starts. Need to know if disk space is sufficient on USMT stores.

    As clients roam the network, I cannot predict where yesterday's clients are going to push their USMT data today when deployment starts.

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  6. Nested task sequence different user targets

    Presently nested task sequences only run under a single context. There are some workloads that it would be helpful if a child task sequence could run under a different context. For example, the system account of the computer may not have sufficient rights to add an object to an AD group, but capturing administrative credentials and passing to a child task sequence would facilitate this function.

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  7. Allow Limiting the number of characters in a Collection Variable

    We use collection variables when imaging a new machine, Specifically the OSDComputerName variable is used for naming the machines. Sometimes machines get named incorrectly and have too many characters. If I was able to limit the amount of characters that could be used in a Collection Variable, I could set OSDComputerName to be only 15 characters and our task sequences would not fail because the name is too long.

    I would also appreciate if we could exclude special characters from being typed. Thanks!

    3 votes
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  8. Wrong OS version when capturing Windows 10 LTSB 1607 (with current patch)

    We detected a little bug in the capture process:

    When capturing a Windows 10 LTSB 1607 system and creating an OS image with the captured WIM in the ConfigMgr console, a wrong OS Version is reported. The installed OS shows e.g. 14393.2430 (August) or 14393.2485 (September) as OS version, but the captured WIM in both cases 14393.2214. I assume the capture process calculates a "wrong" OS version, producing at least a misleading result. We recognized this with the OS version mentioned above, but this might be a general problem.

    It would be interesting to know if this is indeed aā€¦

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  9. Download Package Content - Move instead of Copy and Delete

    When utilizing the "Download Package Content" TS step and choosing to download to "Configuration Manager client cache", the data is first downloaded to the temporary folder smstasksequence. After that the data is copied to the Client Cache folder (%windir%\ccmcache) and as a last step the data is removed from the smstasksequence folder.
    This process means that before the data in _smstasksequence is deleted, 2 copies of all data reside on the disk.
    This results in the need for extra free space (2x the data) for the running TS.
    A move instead of copy and delete might be a better option.

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  10. Ability to specify the keyboard layout in the Boot Images properties

    I know we can use the DISM command to set the input locale but from my point of view it should exist a field in the Boot Image properties where you could specify the layout you want.

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    Updating status to started.

    This was added in our 1908 Technical Preview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1908#bkmk_osd

    Our 1909 Tech Preview has some related changes too – there’s now additional options on the Apply Windows Settings task sequence step for setting Locales and UI Language.

    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1909

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Control-update-deployments-with-orchestration-groups-in/ba-p/879620

  11. Intuitive User State Migration and the ability to capture and restore automatically.

    It would be great to have the ability to customize the USMT without being burdened with XML configuration. Although this could remain as an option being able to restrict themes from migrated and restrict pulling over the registry would be great. Sometimes with the registry you can often pull problems over with the migration.

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  12. Need a feature to install and enable Unifed write filter along with ConfigMgr task sequence

    We have an OS image with Unifed write filter feature enabled and after Setup Windows and ConfigMgr step, we use commands to enable write filter along with the reboot step. Right after the task seqeunce completes, the client machines reboots and now its write filter enabled machine. when it downloads the machine policy now, SCCM remote control is not working.

    As a workaround, we used SMSTSPostAction variable to reboot the client machine 30 minutes after task seqeunce completes. 30 minutes time would let the client machine to download all the machine policy before the client machine reboot. After the rebootā€¦

    12 votes
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  13. Add task sequence auditing

    The inability to know exactly what changes were made (and by whom) in a task sequence is a significant pain point. Something close what AGPM provides for group policies would be ideal, but even basic auditing capabilities as a starting point would help tremendously.

    16 votes
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  14. Allow applications with OU requirements to install in OSD

    Currently, during OSD, application deployment types that require a machine to be part of an OU (or sub OUs) will not install. I realize that in windows this is handled by the registry rather than an AD query.

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  15. Import computer information automaticlaly update All Systems

    After importing a computer it takes about 5 minutes until it appears in the desired collection. For some customers this leads to unnecessary confusion. The reason is as far as I can tell that the computer doesn't even appear in All Systems. If you execute an update membership on All Systems, the computer immediately arrives in the desired collection.
    I would like to suggest the following change: After importing a computer, All Systems should be updated immediately.

    6 votes
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  16. Standalone Media (FAT32 & NTFS)

    Create standalone media for a partitioned USB with a FAT32 and NTFS partition. The FAT32 partition holds the WinPE boot, the NTFS partition the rest - allowing WIMs and other items over 4GB.

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  17. Create Semi-Standalone Media

    To be used where there is a poor network, but not totally offline. The idea being to save the majority overhead of downloading, but still allow the TS steps that require network communication.

    3 votes
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  18. Built-in step in a task sequence to Auto login as a domain or workstation user

    We have the need to customize the desktop, deploy some user specific apps, as well as setup and configure Outlook and OneDrive. It would be nice to have the ability to have the system automatically log in as the user, provided we have their credentials, so that custom scripts can continue after the task sequence finishes. This is especially true for new hires as we do have their passwords and we make them change it once we turn over the system to them.

    9 votes
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  19. Allow converting AD Discovered computer objects DDR to full objects

    Bare metal deployment.
    I would like to pre-stage object in AD with all its required group membership/correct OU location, so when the object is discovered & pulled to SCCM, I can convert it from DDR with resourceid starting with 20something (10 digits) to normal object with resourceid starting with 16something (8 digits) so I can do OSD with installation of Applications based on collections (that are in turn AD OU/group membership based).
    Now I have to create objects in both AD & SCCM at the same time and STILL the useless DDR gets created anyway, which must be later deletedā€¦

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  20. Task sequences have folders that mirror the structure in the console when booting from PXE

    It would be nice for the task sequences to be listed in folders within the PXE environment when you have a lot of task sequences. You can put the task sequences in folders in the console but this is not mirrored across.

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