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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. AD computer object description

    Setting the AD computer object description should be allowed inside a task sequence during the domain join operation.
    Whether or not this is on the dialog box, is not important to me. I'd be happy setting a TS variable (ie. OSDComputerObjectDescription)

    Alternatively, we could use a PowerShell script using different credentials (which Task Sequences also do not allow). Similar to the way
    the "Run Command Line" allows the input of credentials.

    Right now we have to use a kludgy "Run Command Line" using credentials and run
    a batch file that calls something like: PowerShell.exe -executionpolicy Bypass -command pscommandhere
    or: PowerShell.exe…

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  14. 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

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Add processor architecture (x64/x86) to Check Readiness step

    Some task sequences can run only on the correct processor architecture e.g. cannot upgrade Win7 x86 to Win10 x64 or cannot install x64 OS to 32 bit device.

    Add processor architecture (x64/x86) to Check Readiness step. Thus, the incorrect task sequence is immediately canceled if you try to install wrong architecture TS.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  18. OSD - task sequence media

    when creating a stand alone media, a option to update an existing ISO would be great. also, would be great if you could create an iso and an extract of the iso (like on MDT) so when you copy the files using a slow link connection you only need to copy the changed files and not all files.

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  19. Fix OSD Re-run Behavior

    Consider the following...

    You Deploy an OSD TS to a Lab and the Lab images Successfully. Next year you wish to Refresh that same Lab. You deploy this TS to the lab with the default 'Re-run Behavior' and it immediately shows as Successful because it was run before. You do another schedule and switch the 'rerun behavior' to 'Always rerun.' Lab images, grabs policy, images, grabs policy, images.........

    This seems like a huge flaw to me especially for those environments that Refresh certain Labs annually (K-12, Education). I'll now have to remember each Summer to either create a new TS…

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  20. Disk number variable for Format and Partition Disk step

    Sometimes OSD does not put Windows on the drive that we want in systems with multiple drives because of things like raid/SAS controllers or nVME. If you allow a variable to be used for the "disk number" in the format and partition step, a custom UI could be used to select the correct disk number from WMI and send that variable (which is just a number) to the format and partition step.

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