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  1. 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?

  2. Enable Download Package Content step for stand-alone media

    The Download Package Content step fails when used in stand-alone media. However, during media creation, the package content specified in the Download Package Content step does get added. Despite this, the step still fails.

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  3. 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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  4. 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€¦

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  5. More characters in the OSD Task Sequence description

    I would like more space in the OSD Task Sequence description field (and possibly even include a link) so that we can adequately tell people what's required before and after running the Task Sequence and to tell them where to find help.

    At the moment, we only have 2-3 lines of text available.

    Perhaps replicate what's currently available in the application model with the Localised description on the Application catalog tab.

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  6. Built-in OSD Tattoo Steps \ Registry Edits

    We currently have custom scripts that run during an OSD Task Sequence that Tattoo the registry with the computer name, technician who started the TS, date, TS name, TS Version, etc. etc. I would like to see a built in step where you could fill in these values whether it be a static value in or a variable. This built in tattoo could also already be in the hardware inventory by default so we can build collections around task sequence versions.

    We also have a TS that we use primarily for a kiosk w/s and is set to AutoLogon toā€¦

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  7. Use Servicing Content for Upgrade Operating System Task

    Instead of importing full Win10 media to use for Upgrade Operating System task, allow option to use Feature Updates from servicing as content for in place upgrade. One scenario this would help close the gap on is deploying branch upgrades with Task Sequences for Internet based clients. as there is no WinPE requirement. Sequence is initiated and run from within Windows, any pre- and post-install tasks requiring content can be provided by cloud DP, and content for Win10 branch build could be pulled directly from Microsoft the same as Software Updates can currently be set to fall back to MSā€¦

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  8. Duplicate device / user collection created automatically

    Though of sharing as feedback ,We are recently upgraded to 1710 and experiencing strange issue.Some of the device and user collections getting created itself and appearing as duplicate for already created collections.

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  9. Add automatic Peer Cache prefill task sequence synchronization

    Behavior today: You have a OSD task sequence deployed for your "normal" client installations (from DPs) and also a dedicated prefill task sequence for pushing needed OSD content on the Peer Cache source machines.
    Now whenever you do changes in the "normal" TS you also have to change content and/or steps in the prefill TS manually. If you forget it, clients may download content remotely or OSD fails.
    I would like to propose an automatism, e.g. right-click on the "normal" TS, with a command to synchronize all changes with the selected prefill TS.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Allow unsigned drivers to be added to Boot Images

    By default when ConfigMgr adds drivers to a boot image, unsigned drivers are not allowed and causes the 'Update Distribution Points' action to fail with the following error in C:\windows\logs\dism\dism.log:

    Cannot install non-signed boot-critical drivers on amd64 images. Use /forceunsigned switch to override.

    The workaround is to manually add the unsigned drivers to your boot image using DISM and /forceunsigned.

    If we could automatically add the /forceunsigned switch when ConfigMgr attempts to update the boot image, this would be a non-issue.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  13. Add the ability to run Software Updates with a Stand-Alone Media

    Please add the ability to run software updates with a stand-alone media. This would allow us to add software updates to our reference images without having to use PXE.

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  14. Support localization for custom user notification for high impact task sequences.

    Allow language localization on task sequence User Notifications like we have for applications. currently if you change the default task sequence user notifications, they only show in the language they were entered in, not the users localized language. Same for making the task sequence name, in localized language

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  15. Task Sequence - Non Terminating Error Prompt w/continue button

    Some steps in my OSD are not as important as others like installing an app or two that could fail and will retry again when the client has launched post OSD. For these I use the continue on error option in the task sequence step. There are of course other uses for this.

    My idea is to change continue on error to continue silently on error and add new option; continue as non-terminating error (or some other descriptive name).

    The continue silently on error would do as the name suggests and continue silently on error (what the continue on errorā€¦

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  16. WSUS Driver Package Support

    Using Windows Update and hardware ID's it would be nice to make a driver package from the latest verified updates on Windows Update. Using this you could form a driver package, then also add any further updates using inf/folder.

    To expand on this it would be nice to be able deploy updated drivers.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  17. Enable Task Sequences to automate an existing OEM/Reset image (from OOBE)

    Part of the big push for modern management, and solutions such as AutoPilot, is so that you "don't need to spend time replacing a perfectly good OS that is already on the device". Especially when dealing with clean devices such as Surface, this makes complete sense... except in cases where AutoPilot and Intune aren't used or cannot be used.

    My suggestion is: Let's create an option for a PXE-enabled Task Sequence to run, and essentially perform the automation of the existing OOBE, by essentially bypassing the partitioning and WIM application steps. That way, much like the selling points for modernā€¦

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  18. Allow 32-bit applications to run within WinPE x64. All new Windows 10 computers ship with UEFI but to flash BIOS

    Allow 32-bit applications to run within WinPE x64. All new Windows 10 computers ship with UEFI. We need to flash the system BIOS to the latest version before applying the OS but all the hardware vendors (Dell, Lenovo, etc.) only provide 32-bit BIOS upgrade programs. The 32-bit limitation also causes problems when upgrading a machine from TPM 1.2 to 2.0.

    Surely WinPE 10 x64 or later will provide 32-bit application support.

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  19. ConfigMgr console shows incorrect image version (OS Version) at Operating System Images

    On previous Windows 10 builds updates installed on RTM fresh machine was tend to change ServicePackMajor field, in contrast on later releases like RS4 installed updates incrementing ServicePackMinor

    Both Windows 10RS4 RTM(ServicePackMinor=0) and Windows 10RS4 with installed updates (ServicePackMinor=320) will still have 10.0.17134.1 representation if it is constructed using
    MajorVersion. MinorVersion. BuildNumber. ServicePackMajor pattern
    Is it possible that latest SCCM builds will display the ServicePackMinor number too at the image properties?

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  20. Interactive step during OSD (or any other TS)

    To be able to add an interactive step when running a TS would be useful in many cases. You might not always want to run an OSD as User Driven, but still in one step you want user input.
    Not only for production, but for test purposes this would be really good.

    Today, I'm running a very customized solution to make this happen.
    I created this one in order for this to happen, it should be easier.
    https://plus.google.com/105132092500423486001/posts/9aCA7LUVpuv

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