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  1. Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

    Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

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      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the feedback. We include CMTrace.exe in the boot images so logs can be read in WinPE, that tool is part of the SCCM Toolkit and can also be found on the site server under \OSD\Bin\\CMTrace.exe

      For OS Deployment logs there’s a section here which helps – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427342.aspx – the main OS Deployment log is SMSTS.log

      We have an open item for improving logging, copy logs etc – I’ll add your feedback to that item.

    • Add ALL reg key types as options in Task Sequence conditions

      In the conditions for Task Sequence steps, the only reg key type you can use the 'exists' or 'not exists' options for is REG_SZ. I would like to see the others REG_MULTI_SZ, REG_EXPAND_SZ, REG_DWORD, REG_QWORD, REG_BINARY. Similarly, when you choose 'equals' or any of the other operators, the only options are REG_SZ, REG_EXPAND_SZ, and REG_DWORD. The other options should be available there as well.

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      • Advise which dependency failed during OSD on the screen as well as the log.

        I work in an environment that does not allow me to enable the command prompt in a boot image. This makes it difficult to check what went wrong. During the dependency check in a PXE advise which dependencies failed on the screen as well as the log. It would be good to state if the NIC and storage drivers are working ok.

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        • Conditional 'continue on error' in task sequence

          With a bare metal build if something fails I don't care, I can kick off the TS again.
          But in some situations (eg. when using USMT) if a build fails because one app didn't install it can be very difficult to recover from. In these situations I would like to continue on error to minimize any issues, so being able to 'conditionally' continue on error would be very nice indeed.

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            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Loop Construct

            Are you able to create loop construct for Task Sequence? like reboot, check for network, if network is not available, shutdown, power on, check network...etc

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            • Offline staging of MDT

              The option Offline Staging of MDT works great to update image with latest patches even office is possible. Please include this option so we can get rid of MDT.

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              • Expose some policy data through the SMS Provider

                It would be great if there was a WMI class that we could query, or a method we could call, to verify if policy is targeted to a specific client. In complex OSD scenarios, there is no way to verify whether TS policy has been targeted to a device after modifying collection membership without accessing SQL directly. For example, a method that could be called with just the client GUID or resource ID and a specific Task Sequence policy GUID, simply returning True or False, would rock. This could be called every 30 or 60 seconds and the process could…

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                  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Deployment workflow manager and wizard to help build custom answer files

                  Deployment Workflow wizard within WAIK Image manager to create custom answer files. Partition wizard that will help create a deployment package with system and recovery partitions in tact. Wizard to allow users to specify Legacy or UEFI deployment. Allow the ability to directly modify a WIM and add required files to the image itself. This is to deploy images without SCCM. Driver package wizard that can add model support to a standard base image, again without the use of SCCM. There are many complicated and time consuming methods to accomplish these task however some automation would allow more precise setup…

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                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support MUI for the "Restart Computer" TaskSequence action description visible to the user

                    Especially in MUI environments explaining why a reboot is required can lead to confusion on the users side. Supplying a short description is nice already, but it would be even cooler if it was configurable based on the users display language.

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                    • When using dynamic app installs the error used when the application isn't found is the one where the policy download fails.

                      It's technically correct, but we search at the wrong point with this error. A message that the application (name) wasn't found would be more valuable.

                      thanks

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                      • Improve the Only Media and PXE handling for Task Sequences

                        It seems that SCCM clients running in Windows process policies for Task Sequences made available to Only Media and PXE. We recently made the mistake of making our production task sequence available to all known workstations and then had all SCCM clients overload the MPs with requests seemingly for all of the components within the complicated task sequence. SCCM should first check if a deployment even applies to a client before allowing it to see or process it. A client should only see and evaluate deployments that apply to it.

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                          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • OSD Asset

                          During OSD deployment there should be an automated way to view the asset number that is being configured without having to script this to appear.

                          Would it be possible to have that visible, it would be great to see it on all devices.

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                          • DCR: Provide Application content identifiers in the task sequence environment.

                            This will allow Alternate Content Providers to perform pre-flight content availability checks and download content not cached locally before the content is required. At the moment. smsappinstall.exe only obtains the content identifier when executed using the ScopeId_...

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                            • numbers in windows serviceing not the same as a query

                              pie chart shows 20 and a query shows 19 why the difference?

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                              • ON-OFF switch for the encryption function

                                Make an adjustment in the system settings to allow - or disallow the encryption of the harddisk. That way ransomware couldn't do any damage to user data anymore

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                                • Provide Dynamic Application Install Support for task sequences for re-imaging

                                  Say you are re-imaging a machine which is assigned to multiple collections for applications which have been installed in the past.

                                  It would be nice to see a feature to find out why collections the computer is part of during the re-image to reinstall those applications.

                                  Otherwise you have to wait until the re-image has completed then allow the policies to kick in then they install which delays returning the machine to a user.

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                                    • Adjust ZTIApplication to return error codes during installation

                                      Currently, if an application fails to install due to a typo or error during install, the task sequence just continues on. It would be preferable to at least have an option for the task sequence to fail if an application did not get installed.

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                                        Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                      • better driver and driver pack updates

                                        Consider this scenario: you have 2 hardware models (eg. Lenovo X1 Yoga and Lenovo X1 Carbon); you download the SCCM driver pack for both models and import them into SCCM.
                                        When you import a driver pack you add a category to identify the model that belongs to.
                                        After you complete the import process for both driver packs you recognize that some drivers are in use by both models.
                                        So at the end you will have:
                                        - drivers used by model A only
                                        - drivers used by model B only
                                        - drivers used by both model A and B

                                        The main…

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                                        • Add MDT Variables to Native CM task sequences

                                          Please add the variables that are created during the MDT gather step into Native ConfigMgr.
                                          Examples
                                          BIOSVERSION
                                          ISDESKTOP
                                          ISLAPTOP
                                          ISSERVER
                                          ISUEFI
                                          ISONBATTERY
                                          MAKE
                                          MODEL
                                          DEFAULTGATEWAY
                                          IPADDRESS001
                                          OSDSTARTTIME
                                          Several others

                                          there are community tools or posts to accomplish this in a hack way, but would prefer it was standard not requiring additional content to create.

                                          More info https://garytown.com/task-sequence-variables

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