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  1. 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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  2. 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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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    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?

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. More meaningful TS error messages in UI (no more 0x80004005!)

    When a task sequence fails, the most common error message that you see is 0x80004005 which is useless. Normally, you get much better information from SMSTS.log file, but there are scenarios when you cannot access SMSTS.log.

    There must be a way to provide more meaningful error messages in UI when a task sequence fails.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback. We have made some improvements to the task sequence monitoring – adding columns for Exit Code and Action Output to the status view.

    We’ve more work to do replacing use of Generic E_FAIL with more meaningful error codes.

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  12. 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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  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. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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

  18. 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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  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. 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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