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  1. 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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  2. Include condition evaluation in the success or failure of a TS step

    When Task Sequence condition evaluation fails for any particular step, set the TS variable SMSTSLastActionSucceeded to false. OR create a separate variable SMSTSLastEvaluationSucceeded to control this.

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  3. Lookup Automatic for Task Sequence Variables

    when editing an existing task sequence and creating new conditions based on variable values, why not add an auto lookup or list of all Task Sequence variables existing in this same task sequence. it will make condition creation more easy and less error possible. Most easy to pick up existing variables in task sequence

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  4. Make some fail codes less cryptic when task sequences fail

    A good example is when a task sequence fails due to a duplicate UUID / Nachine Name. Have the fail message explain the failure & list the actual duplicate UUID / Machine Name displayed.

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  5. too many deployments

    For a larger organization that handles 120+ image configurations (same base image but different software installed depending on the task sequence used), we run into problems with the deployment size to 'unknown computers' being too large and ends up breaking imaging to unknown machines.

    We'd like to see this limit either increased or removed, as it's constantly causing us issues.

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  6. Here's a really wonderfull idea, how about you make the office 365 installer actually work when you deploy them to machines.

    Created an Office 365 installer using the console and deployed it to machines, it doesn't work. When I copy the files manually and run them it gives me a very un-descriptive message saying a compatible version of office needs to be installed. So do I have to install office to install office? How does that work? Seriously, don't even put these features into SCCM unless they work, I've wasted a day on this. Absolute joke, we pay a fortune for SCCM.

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  7. Run existing Powershell Script without specifying package

    "Run PowerShell Script" task sequence step needs a way to specify an existing script to run without needing to specify a package. For example, I already have working powershell scripts in my sms10000 folder. I should be able to specify %_SMSTSMDataPath%\SMS10000\somescript.ps1 as the script. That way scripts written to reference $PSScriptRoot, load powershell modules, reference relative paths, etc... will behave as expected.

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  8. Extra Information about members of collection about required deployments(especially in task sequence)

    When a tasksequence is deployed as required, especially for operating system deployment, the summary screen shows the collection name and the members count.
    This step is very error prone and dangerous in case wrong collection is selected.
    There should be an extra screen before required os depyment task sequence,which shows the collection name and all the members of the collection. Thus, the user will be aware about the error if it makes before.
    an extra security step will be very useful.

    PS: many companies lived this scenario with formatted computers mistakenly :(

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  10. Change State migration point to user based

    You could automate the computer change, if State Migration Point would be user based, not computer based (and existing linking created). When user get's new laptop from pre-installation, she will open it from package and connect cables. After that she logs on and runs State Migration Recovery that loads everything back to the new operating system.

    If using user based model, you don't have to manage MAC-addresses (that aren't in fact known beforehand). Easy to use for end-user:

    1 - Click one - Start scanning [---100%---] OK, shut down the old machine and log on to new one
    2 -ā€¦

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  11. Create Policy body cache in remote Management points for partial policy body requests.

    On cases where a remote Management point uses a WAN link to communicate with Site Database server and clients leverage partial content download or range downloads for policy body download, it would be useful to have one fo two options:
    1. IF the client is forced to use range downloads for policy, the MP should cache the policy body received from the Database and fulfill the client request using the cached results vs. querying the policy from DB for each ranged request.
    2. IF #1 is not possible, then there should be a mechanism to disable the ranged requests forā€¦

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  12. Assigning driver letter from OSD Task sequence

    Please have an option of assigning driver letter while creating the disk partition from the task sequence.

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  13. Create a repeating schedule for OSD

    Allow OSD to be scheduled on a repeating basis to allow for repeated reimaging in lab environments.

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  14. 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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  15. Make moving steps in the task sequence

    For the task sequence steps make it easier to arrange the steps. Constantly have issues moving a step up the the chain steps to the top level group.

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  16. Allow for an advanced filter under 'Run only on..' in task sequence

    Allow for a WMI filter or alternative in the advanced tab of a task sequence so we can run only on that hardware type. For example I have an OSD task sequence that I need to advertise to unknown however I actually only want to run on Model XYZ. This should be evaluated at the WinPE stage and then drop out of the TS if no match is found. This could equally be used similar to the existing format with a TS advertised in the software center.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback. We’re looking at moving the functionality of the Check Readiness step to the task sequence properties and this is one of the additions were considering. Please note this is not scheduled work yet.

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  17. Switch to let SCCM install applications in OSD via admin account instead of trusted user

    SCCM is great for deploying OS's, and MDT is great for customizing those images. I'm asking for a switch that allows SCCM to act like MDT when it comes to installing and customizing a reference image.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  18. Task Sequence (Windows 10 1903) fails to install application with error "NotifyProgress received: 16 (Application failed to evaluate )"

    Existing task sequence which was previously used to deploy Windows 10 version 1809,1803 & 1709, is not failing with version 1903.

    Task Sequence fails while trying to install applications, none of the application gets installed. We are getting error "NotifyProgress received: 16 (Application failed to evaluate )".

    If I change the install.wim from 1903 to 1809 or any previous version, it works absolutely fine.

    Seems like bug with version 1903 only.

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  19. 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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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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