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  1. 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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  2. Reboot during Inplace Upgrade TS breaks the Processing

    If for some reason the machine is rebooted while the Inplace Upgrade is running (ModernHostSetup.exe), the task sequence is not picked up again and stays for ever in "on progress".
    The TS should detect an unwanted reboot and retry/proceed as it is possible to select with Updates.

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  3. Remote desktop for WinPE

    Provide the ability to remotely view/control a remote WinPE desktop. I need this for troubleshooting.
    I normally remotely reboot a client which ends up in WinPE.

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  4. UEFI video resolution

    Not sure if this impacts multiple vendors, but Lenovo ThinkPad have this issue. When PXE booting a UEFI enabled system, the video resolution is very low (640x480 or 800x600). This may be a vendor issue, but if there is anything Microsoft can do that would be awesome. Having the resolution so low makes using MDT and other frontends difficult to use as parts of the dialog are off the screen.

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  5. Allow to select WinPE language pack when you generate Boot Image

    It would be great to customize WinPE language pack when Generating standard or MDT Boot Image, like select box that will list lp.cab that are present in ADK installation folder "Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs"

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  6. Allow MDT steps to be migrated when using the wizard

    The migration wizard is not able to migrate "third-party" steps in a task sequence, including Microsoft Deployment Toolkit steps. For many of my customers this a huge blocker to have a smooth migrating experience from test to the production environment. MDT steps should not be seen as "third-party" and be migrated.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  7. Option to Remove from Domain first during Apply Network Settings

    Currently there is an option during Apply Network Settings to join the computer to a specific OU. If the machine already exists, it does not move it to the OU specified. Additionally, if the machine is disabled the domain join would fail.

    Adding an option to remove the workstation from the domain first before joining would correct both of these issues. It would also allow for AD group membership to be cleared in the event the workstation was moving to a new department.

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  8. _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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  9. More useful OSD failure window

    It would be super helpful if the OSD failure window can actually provide useful information - rather than just the error code of the last executed step. At least also display the name of the step where the failure occurred. I often get a screenshot of the error code and that doesn't help me at all.

    So often when I troubleshoot OSD, it is with computers in remote site. While walking someone over phone through launching command prompt, cd here, copy these files there, etc - it is such a tedious process.

    I would love to see a way toā€¦

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  10. 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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  11. OSD support for bitlocker encryption above defaults

    Currently in OSD you cannot without an additional step set up set non defaults for encryption. Please add options for the OSD steps pre provision or enable bitlocker to have options for non default encryption like xts-aes 256.

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  12. Run Task Sequence - Add Set Variable Options on Step

    I'd like the option to set Variables on the Run Task Sequence Step itself. Often times I need to pass variables into the Task Sequence, which will be different based on which Parent TS is calling the Task Sequence "Module".

    Currently I have to have a Set TS Variable Step right before I call the Sub Task Sequence so the Sub TS knows which steps to run, or how to run them.

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  13. Task Squences for User Collections made available.

    Custom Task Sequences allow for simple WMI queries for BIOS version detection. This is a nightmare when attempting to do in an Application. I am unable to deploy this task sequence to just my IT teams, and keep it hidden from regular users.

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  14. Be able to recover deleted task sequences.

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

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  15. Task Sequence Detection Method

    It would be very useful to be able to control if a Task Sequence has been "Installed" or not by adding a custom detection method like we have in the AppModel.

    This is valid in scenarios where we do a bare metal required rollout and in in-place-upgrade scenarios. Combined with having different versions of a task sequence being deployed.

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  16. Support the imaging of machines with multiple hard drives/NICS without having to uninstall/disable/remove HD's or NIC's.

    Having to unplug, remove, or disable multiple NIC's/HD's is cumbersome, especially in the server environment, not to mention techs often forget.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Can you add more details on what the issues you encounter with multiple NICs/HDs, please?

  17. Directly Edit child task sequence

    It would be nice to be able to edit a child task sequence directly from the master task sequence editor without having to go back to the config mgr console.
    (like right click >edit on a "run task sequence" step.)

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  18. 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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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  19. Run Task Sequence with local administrator account context for B&C scenario

    in MDT OSD the task sequence runs with local admin context. that's why B&C are more easy in MDT because we can modify the admin user's shortcuts, pinned items, registry keys, etc... and then capture it with using the <CopyProfile> tag in the unattend.xml and have the settings copied to the default profile.
    It will have a huge impact to be able to do the same in SCCM OSD without custom scripting on the default profile that some of them aren't possible without <CopyProfile>.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  20. Pre-Download option on Task Sequence with <Download Package Content>: Adhere to conditions defined on the individual TS step(s).

    Instead of pre-downloading all package content when pre-downloading a TS with multiple <Download Package Content> steps, make sure the client only pre-downloads the content if the condition set on the individual TS step is evaluated to be <true>.
    E.g. If Model X, I do not want to (pre-) download drivers for model Y, as this step would be skipped later-on anyway, when actually running the Upgrade TS.

    PS. This extra "intelligence" would also be helpful on nested TS steps. Now the pre-download setting downloads all referenced content - for all <Download Package Content> steps - from the main TS itself,ā€¦

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    Updating status to Noted.

    Our 1904 Techincla preview added pre-cache (pre-download) support for OS Images and Driver Packages. SWD Packages are coming soon.

    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1904
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Evaluate-Office-add-in-and-macro-readiness-in-ConfigMgr/ba-p/501758

    The pre-cache intelligence is in ExecMgr and works off the package properties (language, architecture, driver model).

    Reading your ask I think the pre-cache improvements address your ask. I’ll merge your idea with this item https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/32583652-task-sequence-pre-cache-for-all-packages-inside

    If that doesn’t address your ask, let me know. Thanks

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