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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Noted  ·  sangeev responded

      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

    • Task sequence step for S5 reboot (bypassing hyberboot)

      Please add a task sequence step to trigger a full S5 reboot bypassing windows 10 hybrid sleep. This is required for bios updates for Lenovo computers dans requires very ugly hacks to keep the TS from exiting.

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        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • DCR: OSD Task Sequence - Create Baseline of existing TS and allow Remediation

              From my field experience I have seen many times OS Deployments which did not really succeed, because of Continue on error conditions. In most cases the reason was to not end up with systems staying in Provisioning Mode. I know some guys just "re-deploy" the TS with checks if everything was done properly. This brought up the idea - why not using Compliance Settings for this purpose? At least to check if the system meets the Desired Baseline. Everything needed should be stored in the Task Sequence anyway and it would allow a "Report" summary client side after Deployment.

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              • Install Software updates TS step improvements

                The "Install Software Updates" TS step could use some improvements, including adding an option to run a package after the reboots (before update step continue), and customizing the restart time-out and messages. The status messages are also pretty vague. For example, we know that after it installs the updates it can check for updates again, but it doesn't actually say when it's doing that. I've also noticed some blank black screens showing up for at least a minute as it is about to reboot.

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                • Add import code button to new Run PowerShell script task sequence step

                  The 1811 Technical Preview added a "enter or paste a PowerShell script" function to the "Run PowerShell script" Task Sequence step. That is an awesome feature, but even more awesome would an import code button that automatically puts the code in for you when you direct it to a .ps1 script.

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                  • Re-think task sequence policy download in OS

                    Currently deployed task sequences create a lot of policy download and slow down the initialisation of a workstation. If they worked like in bootable media, or another way - I don't know if say downloading the TS policies as a zip would help?

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                    • Add subfolder search to Task Sequence Install Package

                      When you use the action "Install Package" you can search for the package but it only searches the selected folder and not the structure. Could a switch be added to search subfolders?

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                        Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                      • driver import bug

                        When importing
                        \\dfs\shared\SCCM\Packages\OSD Drivers\Sources\Windows 10\x64\Surface Pro 3 v2

                        without a slash at the end

                        It imports
                        \\dfs\shared\SCCM\Packages\OSD Drivers\Sources\Windows 10\x64\Surface Pro 3\

                        as well..

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                        • Run Powershell Script (Task Sequence Step) passed parameters not visible in logging

                          When parameters are provided on a 'Run Powershell Script' in a task sequence, the SMSTS.log only logs the name of the script. It does not log the full command (including parameters) that are invoked.

                          For example: if I call Java.ps1 with parameters -level 1 -language eng the SMSTS.log only shows...

                          Running powershell script: 'Java.ps1'(PkgID: SCM00000) with execution policy 'Bypass'

                          This would be helpful in troubleshooting what parameters were actually passed to the script that is executing. Otherwise you have to track down the task sequence and assume everything entered is passed and run. Or you have to build your PS1…

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                            Updating status to started.

                            We’ve made some improvements with the PowerShell step and Run Command Line

                            For more info:
                            Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1811
                            Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Add-PowerShell-script-content-directly-in-the-TS-Editor-using/ba-p/294264

                            This item isn’t directly covered in the documentation yet. The functionality works similar to the variable OSDDoNotLogCommand – in this case it’s OSDLogPowerShellParameters

                            Set that to TRUE and the parameters are logged.

                          • Let the TSAgent consume enough RAM in VMs configured with Dynamic Memory for OSD compatibility checks to succeed

                            Setup: Hyper-V Gen2 VM configured with 1GB startup RAM, Min 512MB, Max 4GB.

                            I was testing servicing Windows 10 1511 to Windows 10 1607 on my VM and the compatibility check failed because the VM was only consuming 1560MB at the time of the compatibility check. I'd think that it would be able to tell if the VM's maximum RAM value was higher than the minimum RAM requirement for Windows 10.

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                            • Ability to choose 'access content directly' and 'download content' for packages in a task sequence

                              Recently the Access Content Directly check box was added to the Apply Operating System step in the task sequence which allows you to override the Download Content setting on the deployment. It would be great to be able to do this with other packages and effectively mix and match as appropriate.

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                              • Make Progress Status messages descriptive

                                The Create Task Sequence Media Wizard reports very basic information during the creation, eg. Processsing 0% or 14 % etc but what is it progressing? As you cannot see this information and the processing status resets to 0% multiple times.

                                Would be helpful to know what it is doing!

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