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  1. Prevent devices with Modern Standby from going to sleep

    Until 20H1 this was able to be done by setting the CsEnabled registry key to 0 during the build, this key is no longer present in windows. We need a way to prevent devices with Modern Standby from going to sleep during the build.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. _SMSTSMP Variable Needs to be Dynamically Update

    When pushing out mandatory Windows 10 Servicing to remote users.
    If The task sequences is run fro a PC that is vpn connected into the corporate network then the _SMSTSMP variable will be set to an intranet MP. Then the Windows 10 Servicing task sequence reboots multiple times which then the computer is now on the internet and should talk to the IBCM Management Point, but the task sequence keeps trying to send status to the intranet MP as it does not change when the client switches from intranet to Internet.

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  7. 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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  8. Open nested task sequence from within parent task sequence

    Nesting task sequences is great but the experience of finding and opening nested TS' is not great.

    Adding a button to the "Run Task Sequence" step in the TS editor to 'Open Nested TS' would be fantastic.

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  9. Add Support for Software Updates in "Download Package Content" Task Sequence Step

    It would be really useful to be able to pre-stage Software Update content (specifically Windows 10 Feature Updates) using Download Package Content Task Sequence steps.

    For example, this would allow Feature Updates to be downloaded onto a Peer Cache Source to "seed" an update in a network location where there is no local Distribution Point and slow network connectivity = saving WAN bandwidth to prevent any network-related impact to clients at that location.

    The same could be done for Quality Updates as required.

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  10. 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

  11. Boundary Group Variable

    Create an OSD task sequence variable for Boundary Group(s). Ex. OSDBoundaryGroup = VPN_ABC

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for providing that detail – much appreciated.
    We agree there’s a lot of value with such an addition.

  12. 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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  13. Dynamically Set TimeZone During OSD From DP

    Create a task sequence step which could be optionally added to dynamically set the time zone on a client during OSD based upon the time zone of the distribution point said client is retrieving content from.

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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. 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?

  16. 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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    Thank you for your feedback.
    Updating status to planned, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 2006 release is now in the opt-in phase (fast ring)
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2006-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1569562
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2006
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

    This releases adds the Community Hub https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/servers/manage/community-hub which addresses some of the User Voice asks you have added for task sequence version control, auditing, revision history etc.
    The Hub is nascent and we will continue to iterate, improving and adding new features.
    As part of this process we would appreciate your comments and feedback on the Hub.

  17. Make SMSTSDisableStatusRetry disable all status retry messages

    SMSTSDisableStatusRetry is great but in my testing there still seems to be times in which status messages are retried multiple times. The big one is whenever you run a "run powershell script" step in bypass mode. Please make this variable supress all status message retries and speed up our disconnected task sequences!

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  18. Config Manager OOBE

    I was at Ignite last month and got very excited about Intune and OOBE using Autopilot but I work for a very large corporation that is not ready to move to AAD/Intune for some time and I thought this would be an Idea for companies not ready to move to these new platforms just yet.

    If an OOBE option was added into CM which allowed you to add in the same HASH value you can get from the manufacturer or by running the script yourself you could still use the OOBE OS deployment option like Intune/Autopilot.

    Just have the OOBEā€¦

    16 votes
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  19. Updated SQL support for WinPE

    The MDAC component of WinPE currently contains the deprecated SQLOLEDB provider. This will not allow a connection to a SQL server from WinPE during OSD using a script or existing MDT automation if the SQL server has TLS 1.0 disabled.

    Please update the WinPE MDAC component to include the updated MSOLEDBSQL driver, which supports connections using newer versions of TLS.

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  20. Add Ability to Install ConfigMgr Server Roles During Server Build TS

    When running a Task Sequence for Server Builds there should be TS functionality to assign ConfigMgr Site System Roles to the new server (Distributions Point role for example).

    Right now we have to run two separate Task Sequences... One to install the base OS and the second to install the Pull Distribution Point, run preload content, add to DP Group, etc.

    Due to the Client Framework required for Pull Distribution Points, trying to chain the Task Sequences does not work as during OSD the full client framework is not available so the Pull DP does not complete installation when attemptingā€¦

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