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  1. 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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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. Block reimage/ wipe when machine is flagged for eDiscovery

    When machine (mobile or desktop) is marked for ediscovery, block a wipe or reimage. Online and offline image. This tag could be a special file on the un-encrypted partition, hard disk serial number or some other flag.

    Task seq should notify user that reimage cannot be applied, console should notify if deployment is added to this machine. Same would happen if wipe is sent.

    Override would require Yes/No only by eDiscovery user role.

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  3. Task Sequence Media - backup to media rather than network.

    In these days of huge USB drives, it would be really beneficial to be able to boot from USB media, then capture the .wim to that same media, rather than to a network location (which we don't have on many machines). Thank heaps.

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  4. 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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  5. UEFI to BIOS conversion

    understand that in sccm 1609 that is a function to convert bios to uefi in OSD task sequence. will there be a function to convert uefi to bios as well?

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  6. MDT features in ConfigMgr

    Per Adam Meltzer's request:

    Instead of having MDT installed by default with CM, have the option to include some of MDT's features into CM.

    "Maybe a better request here would be to have some more feature parity between MDT and Configuration Manager. In other words, at minimum Configuration Manager should have all of the functionality MDT has."

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  7. Windows 10 Customizations - TS & Workspace

    Organizations prefer implementing a standard start menu and taskbar layout across all end user devices. There are powershell scripts available to achieve this during build sequence. However, it will be nice to have a built in feature\step in the TS to perform this. Also, with Windows 10 upgrades\servicing, I have seen issues with these layouts being reset to defaults. It may be worth adding a Windows 10 workspace of its own in the ConfigMgr console for creating customization policies and deploying them in conjunction with Compliance settings.

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  8. Nested Task Sequence Variable

    Now that we have nested task sequences, the next logical step seems to be to add the ability to have a step in the master task sequence to nest a task sequence based on a variable instead of a statically chosen TS. See the same type of step for applications and packages.

    In our environment, this ability would be the last feature required to make a truly dynamic and ZTE for our IT Operations users.

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  9. Driver pack life cycle management

    Driver pack life cycle management, This would make managing driver packs easier and create an easier mechanism for reporting to management that driver packs are up to date easily


    • Add fields to track last date verified to facilitate weather there is a new replacement

    • Supported OS releases as defined by vendor release docs, to assist in troubleshooting in the rare instance a driver does not work with a future release

    • Add Life cycle field for ie New/Testing/in use/soon to be replaced and retired

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  10. Download content during Task Sequence ahead of current Step

    Currently during a regular OSD Task Sequence, content is downloaded for each step as the TS reaches each step. A single swim lane if you will. This means the machine is always doing 1 of 2 things, downloading or installing.

    Could it instead be possible to have 2 swim lanes? Split out Download and Install. It makes sense for this to be the case outside of WinPe..

    For instance, whilst I'm installing Office, that may take lets say 20 minutes to install, but in the meantime the TS could be starting the download of the content for the next steps.ā€¦

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  11. In OS OSD launches to overide existing deployments

    In OS OSD launches to overide existing deployments - If you are blasting aware an OS why do you need to wait for a patching and application installs? This would speed up OSD testing.

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  12. Build Task Sequences under the Applications folder and be able to advertise, filter and add icons

    Build Task Sequences under the Applications folder and be able to advertise, filter and add icons.

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  13. to Reinstall captured Image on client i must delete the client from SCCM 2012

    to Reinstall captured Image on client i must delete the client from SCCM 2012 anyone know how to solve this issue

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    Hi. Prior to 1610 we ‘sysprepped’ the Client removing Certs, TRK etc. In 1610 we have changed to remove the client completely – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1610 for What’s New in 1610

    See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/understand/task-sequence-steps#BKMK_PrepareConfigMgrClientforCapture for detail on the changes in the task sequence Prepare ConfigMgr Client for Capture step

    Where you have issues with the client not being fully removed in SCCM 2012. If so can you elaborate on what they were and also let us know if the changes for removing the client address your issues.

  14. Service Mode on WES7

    When the config manager package is made part of the task sequence, the device remains in service mode until the next window. Workaround was to use a 24hr maintenance window.

    Please can this be fixed in the next release of a hotfix created

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  15. 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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  16. Change USMT Encryption Strength during OSD

    Currently, when using the USMT steps for capture and restore in a Task Sequence, it is not possible to customize the encryption strength to anything besides the default 3DES, since the "/encrypt" is hard coded into the Task Sequence Step. Adding /encrypt:"encryptionstrength" to the "OSDMigrateAdditionalCaptureOptions" TS variable causes the step to fail.

    Please add an option to customize the encryption strength for USMT during OSD.

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  17. Variable with Full OU path

    Take the OU path from 'Network Settings" and turn it into a variable e.g. _SMSMachineOUpath
    I use dynamic variables to determine the OU based on location and device so my Domain OU path has OU=%devicetype%,OU=Location,OU=workstations,DC=Contoso,DC.com
    so it would be nice to have the actual value in a variable that I can reference later say in a script to move existing object to the above created OU. I can see the full path in the SMSTS.log, but not in a variable. Also removing the LDAP:\ from the start could be handy in some situations I guess.

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    Hi Marty,

    Vlad ask to pass this on:

    He can try at the beginning of TS to add steps to set variables that I listed in my reply to the same strings that he entered in the UI of Network Settings step? Which will result in Network Settings step take the values from these global variables (not from UI, even though they may be the same). But it will also have a side effect that these variables will be available during task sequence for whatever he wants to user them for.

    I’ll have a bit of time at the weekend. I’ve a couple of ideas about removing the LDPA:\\ you mentioned. Can you describe the scenario you want to address, please?

    Thanks

  18. Client platform filtering on custom global condition

    Would be nice to filter OSD Task sequences with custom global condition (Run only on the specified platforms).

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  19. Task Sequence Steps - Add ability to run step under specific account already stored in "Administration > Security > Accounts"

    The ability to run a step under a specific account is fantastic but if it had the functionality to select from a list of the service accounts already being used by Configuration manager, then updating all task sequences when you change the password would be a much simpler task.

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  20. Allow usage of Deployment Tookit to remain cache durind OSD Deployment

    On SCCM/MDT integration OSD deployment the MDT Deployment Toolkit its downloaded for gathering information among other tasks, but because of multiple reboots during OSD the deployment toolkit is downloaded multiple times which causes delays during OSD, it will be great if we could download and cache the Deployment Toolkit during the OSD build to be re-use to improve deployment overall time. This way the Task Sequence knows the package is local and there is no need to re-download the files.

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