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  1. task sequence auto clear cache option after application install

    When we deploy an operating system we like to deploy the majority of the required applications at that time to ensure the computer is locked for the entire process and when the user then goes to use the computer all the applications are available. The issue is some of our applications are large and we have to break up the install application step with a clear cache step to ensure the applications install successfully. Now with 1702 we can have up to 99 applications in the install application step but with out the intelligence built into the task sequence to…

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      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Run PowerShell Command in Task Sequence

      In the a Task Sequence you have the option to 'Run PowerShell Script' where you have to specify a package \ script name etc. Could we have 'Run PowerShell Command' this saves having to download the script and run it. For example at the moment I 'Run Command Line' and use 'powershell -command start-sleep 300'. It would be great if we could just run native powershell commands.

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        4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows 10 Rollback via SCCM

        The 30 Day Rollback option is available for all windows 10 users, but currently can not be automated using SCCM.

        This should change, as this feature closely integrates with Microsofts testing strategy of using different branches which grow bigger in size as the rollout of a new build progresses.

        When planing to integrate a similar scenario, in our case, we anticipate errors which have not been cought in testing of the previous branch and need to be able to quickly restore operations.

        I am well aware that if all our applications were packaged this would not pose much of a…

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

          Updating status

          These operations can be completed via DISM. From similar feedback Windows addressed this with in the 1803 release.

          See https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/14875851-windows-10-rollback-via-sccm

          Initiate-OSUninstall – Intiates a OS Uninstall and takes you back to the previous installation of windows.
          Remove-OSUninstall – Removes the OS Uninstall capability from the machine.
          Get-OSUninstallWindow – Displays the number of days after upgrade during which Uninstall can be performed.
          Set-OSUninstallWindow – Sets the number of days after upgrade during which Uninstall can be performed

          I’ve tested setting these via Task Sequence with no issues

        • Pre-Cache of task sequence content "Files Cached" notification

          When deploying Operating Systems, we are using the Pre-Cache so customers can install at a more suitable time; however there is no notification in Software Centre to advise if the files required for install have been cached.

          This leaves a "pot luck" install, especially for those on slower broadband links on whether the install will start instantly, or if it still has to download the content and wait an inexplicit amount of time before the install can take place.

          Can the "Available" change to "Ready to install now" or similar, so customers know they wont have to wait for downloading…

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            1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Boot Image Password protection - make "enable command prompt" in boot images more secure

            Make it possible to password protect the F8 command prompt during OSD.

            the F8 support is very usefull for troubleshhoting but it is alos a security issue. Having two bootmedias (one with and one without) isn't a workaround since you will have to reboot to get the F8 support and the problem may not occur during the second atempt.

            Allowing us to password protect the prompt gives a secure function that doesn't require a reboot when you have to troubleshoot.

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              2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Noted  ·  sangeev responded

              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

            • Encrypted stand-alone media

              After creating stand alone media from a task sequence, all packages in the task sequence are not encrypted. All files in applications, packages and also os image can be exported easily. The all media in the stand-alone media should be encrypted with pre-given password (determined when standalone media created) . So, the all files will be protected.

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                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • OSUninstall - Make ConfigMgr Aware of going back to previous builds

                Please Make CM aware if an OSUninstall (Reverting to previous Build) has happened, so it can heal itself into a functional state. Currently if you perform an OSUninstall from say 1809 to 1709, after you've upgraded originally to 1809 using a CM Task Sequence, the CM Client is non-functional.
                Client is in Provisioning Mode, Services are disabled, and once you fix that, it thinks it's int he middle of the Task Sequence and shows the Upgrade TS "Installing", so then you need to clear that out.

                Please make OSUninstall & CM Play Nice together, so we can offer users the…

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                  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow suppression of exit codes during Install Application Task Sequence Step

                  During an OSD deployment we install several applications that return a reboot exit code.

                  Each time they install they reboot, rebooting takes a minutes or two to restart the task sequence engine so each application is adding 2-3 minutes to the build time.

                  I would like to ignore these reboot exit codes because I know I will be rebooting at the end. We would prefer to not have a separate application for OSD and for Software Center.

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                    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                  • Make Task Sequence Use Global conditions

                    Please make Task Sequence somehow use Global conditions for better usability and experience. This would help tremendously in every situation for TS deployments, especially for using Preflight checks, which is becoming more and more critical for most deployments and upgrade tasks.

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                      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Display Task Sequence Step no. in Task Sequence Editor

                      Display the Step No. in the Task Sequence Editor so it can be easier to find where in the TS an issue is occurring. This could be handy because you could have multiple steps of the same name (especially gather & User Toolkit)

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                        3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                      • When auto-launching a PowerShell script inside of a customized version of WinPE, the script will fail if an Import-module function is requir

                        When auto-launching a PowerShell script inside of a customized version of WinPE, the script will fail if an Import-module function is required in the script. a workaround is to open PowerShell, manually import the module before running the script and it will work. It appears that PowerShell is not fully initializing if you call a script as a command line parameter of Powershell.exe...

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                          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Preflight checks support in OSD for Win10 upgrades

                          Provide a better way to support preflight checks for OS upgrades in terms of success/error being shown to users. Being able to show users a warning sign instead of a hard stop error would give better user experience. Currently, we either get "Installed successful" message, with having continue on error checked, or hard stop or scary error message that's presented to users if requirements aren't met. Everyone uses preflight checks now for OSD, please support it better with better notifications (customized) and error/warning handling.

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

                            Thanks for the feedback – updating status to Noted. See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/

                            As mentioned there’s some excellent samples provided from our MVP community. We’ll likely break this item to distinct pieces e.g. expanding Check Readiness step to test for Battery/Is Wired etc.

                            As well as preflight using /Compat prior to upgrade can help with finding issues before deployment. For 1806 that will now run without stopping CCMExec (setting ProvisioningMode).
                            Coupled with using /Compat for upgrade Windows produced SetupDiag to help diagnose upgrade blockers in more detail – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

                          • PS/DP/MP task sequences

                            I get so many customers asking me this question: How can we deploy X amount of DPs/MPs or Primary Servers via a task sequence?

                            May I suggest a custom task sequence which builds out the above server and has a final step which adds the necessary roles without having to show the sccm site server install credentials?

                            This way the CM cmdlets can be invoked via the step - all that is needed are the parameters for the server.

                            if you have to do this manually for 800 DPs it would be simply adding all the server machine names to…

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                              2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Resume Task Sequence Failure

                              Provide an option to RESUME an already running OSD task sequence deployment that failed in a specific area versus having to start the deployment all over again. In the event of a failure, this would allow for us to resolve the issue right away and then allow the admin to RESUME the OSD task sequence deployment from the exact point of where it failed (not have to start everything over again).

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                                1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • run not only applications on a tasksequence, seperate deploymenttypes would be better

                                Not only applications or packages/programs run in a TS would be nice to select a special deploymenttype to run. In packages with programs is it possible why not with applications and his deploymenttype.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                  Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                • Make Windows 10 Setup Compatibility Scan Language Neutral

                                  It would be nice if a checkbox "Perform Windows Setup Compatibility scan withnout starting upgrade" inside "Upgrade Operating System" step in SCCM Upgrade Task Sequence would be language neutral.

                                  What I mean by this is that we would like to run this scan prior to the Upgrade itself but to be able to do that currently we have to switch the running OS to en-US (the same language as the Upgrade iso), then run the scan and in case an error is found, we need to switch back to original language again and reboot the computer. This is not a…

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

                                    Thanks for the feedback, excellent suggestion

                                    SCCM doesn’t own the compatibility scan – that’s owned by Windows Setup and I have passed this request on to them for consideration in a future release. I also added the scan should allow Architecture neutral as well.

                                  • Possibility to priorize an (InPlace) Upgrade Task Sequence over Update Installation

                                    Since Microsoft introduced the strategy to deliver two new OS builds per year for Windows 10 and a mandatory expiry date of SAC builds, the focus / Engineering task focuses back to perform in place Upgrades via Task Sequences.

                                    As those Task Sequences are not deployed at a specific time during the week it might happen that some Windows OS Quality or Office Update are pending or queued for Installation. It does not make sense to deploy a Quality Update for the OS Build which is queued to be upgraded to a new OS Build (with new Quality Updates).

                                    My…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Updating Content shouldn't cause running task sequences to fail

                                      When you update content that is referenced by an application, devices currently running the task sequence will fail when they get to that step because the version of the files they were expecting is no longer available.

                                      It has been suggested before to keep old versions of the content around on the DP so that these devices can successfully finish.

                                      My suggestion is to either do that, or change it so that the content request is for a version equal to OR GREATER THAN what was validated at the beginning of the task sequence. This would be useful both inside…

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                                        3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow us to move task sequence step conditions

                                        For task sequence step conditions (in the options tab), it would be SO GREAT if we could move the conditions around just like we can with the actual task sequence steps (drag and drop, move up or down, cut/paste, etc.). It can be a pain to remove a bunch of conditions and add them back when they are not in the right order.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • RBA During Unknow OSD

                                          With unknown computer deployments, there should be an authentication step that allows the deployment technician to authenticate to SCCM so he\she will only see the deployed task sequences to the unknown computer collection that are ONLY scoped to them instead of seeing all task sequences deployed to the unknown computer collection.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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