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  1. 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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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. Improve High-Risk Deployment Prompt when Deploying a Task Sequence via a Collection

    When deploying a task sequence via a collection, the collection in the wizard is removed when selecting a high-risk collection.
    1. Find collection;
    2. Right-click > Deploy > Task Sequence.

    When a high-risk task sequence is selected ConfigMgr blanks out the collection. Requiring them to select it again so that the prompt about high-risk is displayed.

    This is a problem for 2 reasons:
    1. This process is sometimes followed to MINIMISE risk of choosing the incorrect collection as they can see the numbers and members etc before deploying;
    2. Finding the collection via the dialog box in a large collectionā€¦

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  3. Changelog Task Sequence

    It would be nice to have a changelog tab (administrative notes) in the properties of a task sequence.

    In this tab everyone can log the settings of the changes he/she made in a task sequence.

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  4. 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 insideā€¦

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  5. Suppress user logon while using Task Sequences outside of OSD that require a restart

    When using task sequences to deploy applications or settings that require a restart, please include a check box on the "Restart Computer" action to suppress the user logon actions (ie. Ctrl + Alt + Del).

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  6. Allow Mandatory Task Sequence Warning message timeout configuration

    The "Mandatory Task Sequence Warning" message is hardcoded to 2 or 3 minutes. It is possible for most applications of this to be a good idea. In the case of rapid deployment such as I am establishing for large numbers, it is way too long. The ability to modify this timeout would significantly improve the process.

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  7. Printer management and driver install

    Printer deployment and driver managment

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  8. Enable New-CMBootableMedia to use a Cloud DP (or Content enabled CMG)

    This Cmdlet does not support using a cloud distribution point as the distribution point source (and neither does the GUI).

    This means that in order to use this feature we have to have an on-premise DP purely for this purpose.

    Regards
    Wayne

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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.

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  12. 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 sequencesā€¦

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Add the ability to specifiy Dev/Test versions of apps/packages/etc and integrate this into Task Sequence logic for easier Testing.

    We maintain 2 copies of our task sequence. We make changes to the DEV TS then copy the entire TS contents into the Prod TS when we have completed testing. The issue we generally have is that we also have Dev/Test versions of our apps/packages/etc. If our DEV TS is referencing the DEV items, we then have to go through the Prod TS after we paste and update them back to the prod versions. In some cases, we've just added logic to test if we are in DEV and always use the DEV packages, but that adds extra processing stepsā€¦

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  16. 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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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  17. Be able to recover deleted task sequences.

    Be able to recover deleted task sequences. In case of accidental deletion.

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  18. Allow for multiple task sequences on a single stand-alone media

    Currently you are limited to a single task sequence per stand-alone media. This means techs have to carry around multiple USB flash drives, one for each task sequence.

    If each task sequence is using the same boot image I see no reason why this can't be done. You can combine all the package references into the ..\SMS\PKG folder and then the only differences are in the ..\SMS\data folder which is basically just the task sequence XML and variables.

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  19. Offline Image update on schedule

    Option to Automatically update Offline Windows Image on schedule.

    So that My Custom Windows 7 with preinstalled software will alway have all windows updates already in the image when its deployed.

    An option in SCCM to pick few images that SCCM would automatically update on set time. Eg after patch tuesday. s

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    We took a look at this – one potential drawback is the there’s no user interaction meaning the updates applied would be what’s presented in the Offline Servicing view. That’s the default view – filtered for that architecture.

    Would that selection be acceptable?

  20. Add task sequence auditing

    The inability to know exactly what changes were made (and by whom) in a task sequence is a significant pain point. Something close what AGPM provides for group policies would be ideal, but even basic auditing capabilities as a starting point would help tremendously.

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