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  1. Task Sequence Specific Password

    Please allow Task Sequence specific passwords. Currently the only built in option to password protect a task sequence is to password protect a PXE point.

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      4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Keyboard support for Edit Task Sequence Variables

      Keyboard support to select task sequence variables in the Task Sequence Wizard to edit them. Instead of having to use the mouse to click them and change values. This is helpful when imaging a large batch of computers and using a KVM.

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        2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Battery, Power state check to Task Sequence "Check Readiness"

        Add Battery, Power state check to Task Sequence "Check Readiness"

        Would be nice to add an extra option there to check the power state, this is very important for when making a task sequence available to the user.

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

          Thanks for the feedback. We’re looking at moving the functionality of the Check Readiness step to the task sequence properties and this is one of the additions were considering. Please note this is not scheduled work yet.

          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

        • Install Third Party Software Updates during TS Install Software Updates step

          Currently (v1806 or later) Third Party Software Updates are not being installed during the Install Software Updates step in a Task Sequence.

          Ideally third party software updates should be installed just like regular updates during the Task Sequence. A machine should be fully patched (secure and end-user ready) when it leaves the deployment bench.

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            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The ability to compare and merge Task Sequences and version after the merge

            I would like the ability to load up a couple of Task Sequences, and have the ability to merge any changes between the two TS's.

            This would assist when importing TS over from a TEST or DEV env or working on test TS in the same environment. Ideally have the option to approve /deny each of the merges before submitting.

            Once merged, version the change to a later increment so neither of the two TS's are saved over?

            21 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SMSTSLastActionName

              In our OSD image we utilize the _SMSTSLastActionRetCode for error capturing. This helps us identify in the log where the image is specifically failing, but it doesn't provide very much value to the technician performing the image.

              It would be nice if there was an additional variable of _SMSTSLastActionName, which passes the task sequence steps name instead of the return code. This would allow us to display a prompt with the action that failed in addition to the failure code.

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                1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to specify the keyboard layout in the Boot Images properties

                I know we can use the DISM command to set the input locale but from my point of view it should exist a field in the Boot Image properties where you could specify the layout you want.

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                  3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Simulate Task Sequence

                  I'd love an option to run a Task Sequence in simulation mode (potentially on a Virtual Machine) that can check for any "logic" issues in the Task Sequence. As an example, I just made a change to an MDT Integrated Build & Capture TS to just be a WORKGROUP machine, rather than domain joined. I made the necessary SMSMP= change to the ConfigMgr client install for application installs to work, but I forgot to change the capture path to a FQDN - therefore it got the whole way through and failed. A quick simulation would have saved me 45 minutes.

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

                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                  • OSD - Have different command-line options in the "Upgrade Operating System Task Sequence" to upgrade Windows 10

                    Make the Upgrade Step more customizable. I'd actually like the ability to remove the /quiet tag from the setup.exe command line, and be able to add the additional commands right on that step instead of having to add additional steps to create the those variables.
                    Add Check boxes for additional preset parameters to enable /disable, and text box to add custom (reflect drivers, etc)

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                      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • PXE Boot menu with selection of additional images (e.g. MDOP DaRT)

                      There is a buisiness need to be able to select a different bootimage as the one linked to a task sequence. This can be used for administrative tasks of a client such as booting MDOP DaRT over the network. Implement the ability to define which bootimages can be selected at a TFTP boot. (Of cause, OSD is only possible with the image linked to the task sequence)

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

                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                      • For the option to "Run only on the specified client platform," include the option to specify specific Windows 10 branches.

                        Include the ability to select specific Windows 10 branches for the option "Run only on the specified client platform." I have scenarios where I would like to limit certain task sequences and/or packages to e.g. current branch 1607 but not 1703.

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                          2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add ability to not include Autorun.inf when building SCCM OSD boot media.

                          Our Antivirus/malware tools blocks autorun.inf in our environment as well as it is a huge attack vector

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                            2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • OSD Task Sequence option to ignore "unexpected reboots"

                            If you are doing BIOS updates as part of a Task Sequence you are sometimes faced with "unexpected reboots" because the BIOS update program restarts the computer if you want or not (e.g. Lenovo ThinkStation BIOS updates).
                            Those reboots will cause the Task Sequence to fail.
                            It would be very helpful for those scenarios to be able to prepare a task for such reboot events and to ignore the errors in order to continue the Task Sequence after the reboot.
                            Maybe a modified "Restart Computer" task which prepares a Task Sequence reboot but doesn't execute it could be an approach.

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

                              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                            • Add the ability to compare two task sequences

                              Compare the contents of two task sequences and report on the differences. Ignore minor items unique to each Task Sequence like dates and ID codes .

                              18 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Download Package Content - Dynamic Option

                                Modify the Download Package Content step to include a dynamic option similar to the Install Package step (see attached mock up). This will allow the ability to selectively download content that is not a direct task sequence reference. When deploying the task sequence, the direct references (common to every system) can be downloaded ahead of time and then the system specific items can be downloaded selectively at TS run time. OSDDownloadContent.exe already performs a dynamic content location request, which is super useful when needing to pre-cache or download driver packages, BIOS packages and other items that are machine specific.

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                                • Deploy primary user applications during OSD Task Sequence

                                  Please provide a step that would allow applications targeted at the primary users of a machine to install as part of the task sequence.

                                  18 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Check referenced packages of child task sequence on Run Task Sequence step

                                    The addition of run task sequence step is great. I see many useful ways of using this feature. However i would like to have the possibility to control if the parent task sequence checks the referenced packages in the child task sequence.

                                    I would like to see a tick box on the Run Task Sequence step called something similar:
                                    Check refences packages in child task sequnce.

                                    It could be ticked as default.

                                    Here is an example how this could be used:
                                    My idea is to have country specific applications and roles that currently exist in MDT in separate task sequences…

                                    18 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Handle PowerShell Execution Policy during OSD

                                      During OSD and utilizing built-in "Install Applications" action. If the application has a detection method that utilizes a PowerShell script, the installation will fail.

                                      Having a variable to set this globally or having the default behavior with the TS environment change the execution policy would allow that scenario to work with out issue. In addition, it will allow the execution of posh scripts with having to specify the execution policy at each iteration of running powershell.exe.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Deliver the Microsoft Surface drivers pack updates thru the servicing channel

                                        Deliver the Microsoft Surface group devices drivers pack updates thru the servicing connection point and make an easy way to click the driver and create a driver pack automatically. Maybe detect where the old driver pack is stored in the task sequence and replace it with versioning ( Kind of superseedence )

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                                        • Provide a framework for vendors to provide driver packages directly into SCCM

                                          It would be nice to have a driver package catalogue, which is populated with packages built by vendors for their hardware. Vendors are best placed to release drivers for their hardware so why not leverage this knowledge and integrate it fully in SCCM?

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

                                            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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