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  1. 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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  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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    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. 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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  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. 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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  6. Allow filtering to all-subfolders when browser for packages/applications during a task sequence.

    When you browse for packages or applications to add to a Task Sequence, you can only filter to the current folder. When you have a massive folder structure with hundreds or thousands of packages/applications you have to browse for a while to find what you need. If you could change the filter to be all subfolders, it would resolve this issue perfectly!

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  7. 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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  8. 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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    Updating status to started. see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 2010 Technical Preview is released today.

    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/get-started/2020/technical-preview-2010
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/view-syntax-highlighting-for-scripts-and-queries-in/ba-p/1740062

    This release includes changes to the task sequence properties – the limit is now increased to 512 characters.
    (I neglected to make the same change to the wizard, I’ll get to that in the future)

  9. Importing a new device with variables doesn't work if you don't have access to ALL devices\ All Systems Collection

    We have RBAC implemented such that console users do not have read permission to the All System collection. Instead, we have delegated collections of devices to which they can admin, using a query rule to include device objects created matching certain criteria (name starts with some defined value, no client registered, created via manual machine entry, CAS site code). The issue is that when using the computer import wizard and selecting to use a CSV for bulk import, the wizard crashes with a permission error when defining device variables. The wizard succeeds only if the devices are imported ignoring theā€¦

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  10. 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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  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. 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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  14. Listed Nested Task Sequences in the TS References

    Listed Nested Task Sequences in the TS References

    When displaying the referenced packages and applications for a task sequence in the References tab in the console, please add displaying the names of any nested task sequences as well.

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  15. Provide an option in the Boot.Wim configuration to preserve the system partition

    I would like to be able to reimage computers while keeping my 3rd party encryption in place. One of the challenges with doing this using SCCM is that when SCCM restarts the computer to the Boot.Wim, the Boot.Wim formats the UEFI system partition on the primary disk at some point during the boot / loading process.

    The 3rd party Pre-Boot Authentication is stored on the FAT32 UEFI System partition, which is also where Windows stores the Windows boot loader. By erasing the system partition, the Pre-Boot authentication application is removed, so that the subsequent restart following the successful execution ofā€¦

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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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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  17. 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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  18. Need a feature to install and enable Unifed write filter along with ConfigMgr task sequence

    We have an OS image with Unifed write filter feature enabled and after Setup Windows and ConfigMgr step, we use commands to enable write filter along with the reboot step. Right after the task seqeunce completes, the client machines reboots and now its write filter enabled machine. when it downloads the machine policy now, SCCM remote control is not working.

    As a workaround, we used SMSTSPostAction variable to reboot the client machine 30 minutes after task seqeunce completes. 30 minutes time would let the client machine to download all the machine policy before the client machine reboot. After the rebootā€¦

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  19. 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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  20. 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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