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  1. Task Sequence Media - Bootable but with content

    Allow adding content for a task sequence to a media that works like the Bootable media, if content is local and up2date use that otherwise pull from DP.

    And if this content would be stored on the media but outside the .wim file, it would not increase load time for WinPE and maybe even allow updates of single items instead of rebuild entire media to include small changes to content

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  2. Be able to Set autologon during TS for Kiosk PCs

    Hello,

    It would be wonderful if we could set Autologon during task sequence since we can create really nice provisinog package from ADK and use DISM during WinPe to set assigned access to a certain account and app.

    It would be awesome if we could somehow stop SCCM to remove autologon when TS is completed so we dont have to create workarounds after the TS is completed.

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  3. Add TS Step to Join or Leave AD-Group

    I would like to be able to join Computer Objects to certain AD groups or remove them (once the OSD has sucessfully completed).

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  4. Add native error handling section to task sequences.

    Within a task sequence it would be great if we had better native error handling. Right now it's possible to get log files via powershell scripts and tricking task sequences with a step that looks for _SMSTSLastActionSucceeded = False, but this causes us to lose accurate error descriptions if we also want to setup a status filter rule.

    Instead having native error handling that would simply copy the computers last smsts.log to a share would be fantastic that way status filter rules still work.

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  5. Task Sequence Allow Application Installs by Administrative Categories

    We'd like to see the following functionality added to the Install Application Task Sequence step.

    Install application according to administrative categories.

    We as a point of practice ALWAYS include some kind of Administrative Category in the Applications we package in SCCM it would be nice to have a way to leverage that in something more than just filtering in Configuration Manager searches

    dynamic variable list is kind of nice but we have to set a variable list in EVERY Collection we want to deploy said applications to and if we have to add or remove an application we have toā€¦

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  6. 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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  7. Task Sequence - Create "Merged" View including Sub TS as Group

    I'd like in the Right Click Menu on a TS to have a "View" option that includes all of the Referenced Task Sequences populated into the TS as a Group.

    We have so many sub task sequences in our main task sequence that sometimes it is easy to get confused where exactly a step is going to be run in the process. Providing a view that enumerates all of the steps from the sub task sequences and places them into the parent would be helpful. (just view, not edit) Similar to how the client merges all of the policies intoā€¦

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  8. Allow pre-caching of an Upgrade Task Sequence content to resume after connection loss

    It seems the pre-caching of an Upgrade Task Sequence stops when the client is unable to reach the DPs due to a disconnected VPN.
    I.e. this happens after a disconnect:
    Download timeout has met. DTS job {0816377A-FAF6-4100-ACE9-D8B68597965E} will quit.

    When the VPN gets re-connected the pre-caching doesn't resume automatically.
    Only option is to reset the client policy.

    Would be great to allow clients to resume downloading via a VPN, esp. for large OS upgrade packages.

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  9. Task Sequence Step to Add Info to SMSTS.log

    I'd love to see a built-in step to add information to the SMSTS.log. Basically just a single-line text field that would parse TSVariables just like any other step that has text fields.

    This would allow:
    1. Easy way to dump a specific TS variable value at a specific point in time to the log for troubleshooting.
    2. A potentially easier way to search the SMSTS.log file for a specific point in the task sequence. While you can search for task name, there are many entries that contain the task name - you could make the content of the step uniqueā€¦

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  10. Switch boot image during OSD

    Ok, so we got the alternative to run a TS from within another TS. Each step of a TS and even the run TS-step give you the option of supplying a condition which opens up the possibility of a modular OSD (with similarities of the App model).

    But what if you need to makes changes to a boot image and want to test those before putting it in production?

    Since one (main) TS=one boot image you need to make a copy of the TS and test the boot image separately.

    If everything seems fine you switch the boot image ofā€¦

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  11. Task sequence Powershell Step - Add Package reference similar to Run Command Line Step

    Hi

    Please could you add the package reference in the "Run Powershell Script" Step in Task sequence. The option to select a packaged Script is possible, but when running an "entered" script and referencing a package is not there. This is possible in the "run Command line" entry.

    Regards Adriaan

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  12. Interactive "Run Powershell Script"

    When you use the "Run Powershell Script" step (Enter a PowerShell script in my case), it always adds "-noninteractive".
    This is problematic when trying to show an interactive GUI.
    Workaround is to have the ps1-file in a package and run it from a "Run Command Line" step.

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  13. OSD - Domain Recovery

    This was a great feature in MDT. If domain join fails initially, this can be used to launch a GUI informing the user or technician that the domain join failed and instructions on how to remediate this before deployment continues.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  14. Run Task Sequence with local administrator account context for B&C scenario

    in MDT OSD the task sequence runs with local admin context. that's why B&C are more easy in MDT because we can modify the admin user's shortcuts, pinned items, registry keys, etc... and then capture it with using the <CopyProfile> tag in the unattend.xml and have the settings copied to the default profile.
    It will have a huge impact to be able to do the same in SCCM OSD without custom scripting on the default profile that some of them aren't possible without <CopyProfile>.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  15. Add variable for controlling smsts log files

    Today, sccm will retain two copies of a task sequence log at most, and then truncate them when they reach a certain length.

    It's possible to customize this but you need to bake a file into your boot wim image. This capability should be moved into the task sequence as a new variable.

    Call it smstsnumberoflogs and SMSTSLOGROLLOVELENGTH.

    finally, zti_copylogs should be amended to copy all smsts log files, not just the first two, as it's written today.

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  16. Add email capability to OSD Task Sequence

    It would be really nice if we could add email functionality to an OSD Task Sequence. Currently we have to call all of our techs and make sure nobody is imaging before we can make any changes. If we could be notified when a TS begins and ends then it would make it much easier to manage things remotely.

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    Updating status to Noted. Thanks for the feedback, we have a similar item in our Database. The goal was a task sequence step that could notify a user or technician on completion or error. Another case was to pair with Windows 10 Upgrade – allow setup.exe to run silently with /Compat then send an e-mail notifying the user or admin that the machine is ready to upgrade.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/

  17. I would like OSD standalone media that allows access to the SMP on the network. I guess this would be more of a hybrid media.

    I basically want to be able to create standalone OSD media that allows me to backup/restore users files and settings to our State Migration Point. The standalone media now only allows for the hard link option when using USMT. If there was a way possible to maybe create some kind of USMT wizard in the task sequence on the standalone media that would allow me to move the users files and settings to a USB drive or SMP that would be really useful.

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  18. Supported Move OU step in task Sequence

    A supported step to reassign a OU in a task sequence instead of having to rely on vbscripts or powershell scripts to perform this function. Seems this could be based off the network settings step easy.

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  19. Ability to select drive for _SMSTaskSequence during format task in OSD

    We have seen that _SMSTaskSequence is created on a not preferred drive and sometime it have failed to complete as when the OSD reboots into the deployed OS the _SMSTaskSequence is on a drive that is not mounted anymore.
    It would be good to see an option during the format drive task to set where the folder should be placed so it can be forced to for example C: drive.

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  20. TS: Fix "Apply Network Settings"

    The function "Apply Network Settings" doesn't work well.

    Problem 1:
    We have a multi forest environment and around 10 different domains to join. Therefore, I add 10 different "Apply Network Settings" to my task sequence with 10 different conditions (if conditions are true -> TS variable ā€œOSDDomainToJoinā€ equals 222).

    Each ā€œApply Network Settingsā€ has the join to domain settings including the OU. The correct account to perform a domain join and different Network Settings (DNS Suffix of each domain).

    What says the log:
    Apply Network Settings - Domain 111
    -> Skipped the action
    Apply Network Settings - Domain 222
    ->ā€¦

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