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  1. easily add registry changes to deployments and task sequences

    to have an easy to use registry key / value application script builder that could be used to deploy to a collection group or be used in operating system deployment

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  2. Task Sequence Import - Mass Overwrite / Ignore

    When importing a TS, and you have multiple dependencies to import with it, would be nice to have a check box to overwrite all, instead of clicking on each one to overwrite, or ignore.

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  3. Task sequence syntax highlighting for code input

    For task sequences that allow code input (command line, PowerShell), apply syntax highlighting to the code

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  4. Operating system upgrade: delete previous installations after Windows 10 upgrade

    After an operating system upgrade, it would be nice to be able to delete the files of the previous installation in order to free up disk space. Cleanmgr.exe doesn't work under SYSTEM context.

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  5. Allow copying step from read-only task sequence view

    Following on from the excellent view only option added to task sequences - https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/20361052-task-sequence-view-only-option - can we have the ability to copy a task sequence step from this view? We can already copy text from e.g. Run Command Line but we can't copy task sequence steps themselves or view conditions on steps in a way that allows copying text from them so we still need to open the task sequence in Edit mode to do this.

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  6. Make WIM changes on the fly

    Add the option in Apply Operating System to add a script that can modify the WIM file once it is downloaded (i.e. changes would be local only to the current OS installation).

    This would allow you to keep the WIM file as generic as possible while still allowing it to be modified, reducing the number of WIM files required in an environment that may require multiple WIMs per OS.

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  7. Handling of signed powershell scripts in OSD via Group Policy

    Applications that utilize powershell as a detection method require that script to be signed with a code signing certificate. Code signing certificates are often managed through Active Directory Group Policy.

    See: Appendix 3 in the Code-Signing Best Practices guide
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn653556%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    The challenge is how to you implement a system during OSD where certificates are managed through GPO.

    One could create a package that has certmgr and import the certificates; however, if there are any changes in the certs (revoked, expired, etc.) then there are multiple places to make that change.

    In some environments the application developement group has no controlā€¦

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  8. OSD Task Sequence Maintenance Window and Client Override or ignore

    Allow the ability to override maintenance windows and client settings during an initial OSD task sequence setup of a client device. This would allow the initial OSD, Drivers, applications and software updates to complete in an expected timeframe. Currently additional scripting and checks are required to accomplish "a ready to deliver device" to a client, and in most cases, additional updates are still pending after a device is delivered.

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  9. Extend timeout on standalone media creation

    Hello

    I'm trying to create a 'big' stand alone media..and timeout is not enough.. actually, if i select everything, timeout generate an error ..

    could you think a possibilities to extend the timeout for big infrastructure and task like me ?

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  10. Add the Option to rerun a deployed Task Sequence on specific Clients in a Device-Collection

    Add the Option to rerun the deployed Task Sequence of a Device-Collection. Also it would be good to have the Option to rerun a deployed Task at the Monitoring-Tab in the failed-Tab.

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  11. Rename task sequence when copying it.

    I'd like to be able to put in the name of the copy as I make it and not have to go into properties and then rename it. This takes forever considering how slow SCCM often goes. So to save time being able to rename it when I right click and hit Copy would be ideal. Plus having the copy cut off half of my task sequence name with Hex nonesense is annoying.

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  12. Add 2 new options for MDT, define and use Deployment toolkit

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    MDT Define Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Package
    Use Defined Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

    So you can define then just use the defined MDT Toolkit. This would make it easier when you have multiple Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Package, in the TS. This way they wouldn't all have to be edited. So after you make a change/update your UDI for whatever reason usually applications upgrades.

    This would same a major amount of time also ensure you don't miss one, and less time editing and testing.

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    Hi. This reads like something that would be addressed with the ‘Daisy chain task sequences’ https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8339997-daisy-chain-task-sequences-osd-and-non-osd

    With that you can updating a single referenced/child task sequence containing the MDT Package and any ‘parent’ task sequence will get that update too.

    Let me know if that matches your ask and I’ll merge your votes with that item.

  13. The ability to identify which components have Multicast enabled or disabled when deploying a task sequence to help id multicast issues.

    The ability to identify which components have Multicast enabled or disabled when deploying a task sequence to help id multicast issues.

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  14. browse registry

    Ability to browse registry when adding Registry Conditions in Task Sequence.

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  15. Add additional OOBE options to the Apply OS Step

    I don't know if this is possible, but it would be very useful to be able to customize the OOBE option in the TS through the GUI. Currently you need to create an xml file for customization with WSIM, which works, and provides a ton of options, but it would be nice to have a generic set of the most common options as checkboxes or something. If someone needs further customization they could use an XML file instead. Part of the problem is that many options are "deprecated" yet they still seem to work?

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  16. Embedded image file in Pre-Staged images should not supersede what the task says

    When creating a Pre-Staged Media, the image files should be treated like any other media in that if it's not required anymore then it should be ignored and the right image file downloaded from the closest distribution point.

    Scenario we have now:
    We created a Pre-Staged media last year that included Windows 10 1607. We have now moved on to 1703 but haven't had the time to go through the full testing of a new media so our OEM is still putting the pre-stage media with 1607. When the machine starts it's task sequence, when it comes to the image,ā€¦

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  17. Task Sequence - Restart Step - Allow Shutdown

    Add an option to the "Restart Computer" Step to have it shutdown instead of restart.

    Use Case: We are using ConfigMgr OSD to build reference images in VMWare for VDI. We need the ability to take clean snapshots along the way for auditing and spinning off variations.

    In the TS, we'll trigger a micro service on an automation server to control the VMWare vCenter and take a snapshot once the VM is shutdown, then turn it back on.

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  18. Upgrade Operating System Built-in Step: Add Option to Keep Files Only

    Customer does not have the store installed and using the built-in TS step keeps files and apps. I know that the "OSDSetupAdditionalUpgradeOptions" variable can be used, but it would be nice to have the option on the built-in TS step.

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    Thanks for responding.

    We cannot provide a different migration options for the reasons I outlined below. Anything other than ‘Applications, Data and Settings’ will leave the machine unmanaged – while we developed the new upgrade step we tested them all.

    I’ll see if I can source steps for reinstalling the Store without having to complete a restore.

  19. Move the duplicate hardware id's option to a more appropriate location

    Hierarchy settings does not seem to be the most appropriate location for this, engineers in the field would be adding dongle MAC addresses quite often.

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  20. TS Menu

    I currently have 3 task sequences. I want to combine all three into one task sequence and present the user with a wizard to ask, which SOE they want to install.

    the way around it I have to create a powershell gui script to prompt the user and set the TS variable, then assign that variable to each group in the in task sequence. it gets messy.

    I explorerd HTAs, MDT Wizards but these are difficult to adopt and implement in a timely manner.

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