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  1. 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

  2. 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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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  3. 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

  4. Run remediation items in task sequence

    The new step which lets you run powershell scripts in a task sequence have an open and a browse button. It would be awsome if a button was added which lets us select a configuration items remediation item (script or registry or w/e).

    This way we can set up the machine the same say we do after it has its client configured but we dont need to add startup scripts or services to fix this before first logon.

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  5. 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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  6. Task Sequence - Create "Merged" View including Sub TS as Group

    I'd like in the Right Click Menu on a TS to have a "View" option that includes all of the Referenced Task Sequences populated into the TS as a Group.

    We have so many sub task sequences in our main task sequence that sometimes it is easy to get confused where exactly a step is going to be run in the process. Providing a view that enumerates all of the steps from the sub task sequences and places them into the parent would be helpful. (just view, not edit) Similar to how the client merges all of the policies intoā€¦

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  7. Add TS Step to Join or Leave AD-Group

    I would like to be able to join Computer Objects to certain AD groups or remove them (once the OSD has sucessfully completed).

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  8. Supported Move OU step in task Sequence

    A supported step to reassign a OU in a task sequence instead of having to rely on vbscripts or powershell scripts to perform this function. Seems this could be based off the network settings step easy.

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  9. OSD - Domain Recovery

    This was a great feature in MDT. If domain join fails initially, this can be used to launch a GUI informing the user or technician that the domain join failed and instructions on how to remediate this before deployment continues.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  10. Merged AD discovered object and Manual machine entry cannot boot

    When there is Device object created by Group discovery method in SCCM and we create new Manual machine entry object. It can happen (when device was online during Group discovery process), that objects are merged. In that time Group discovery record's ID wins, so device cannot boot from PXE (Resource IDs are excluded - that make sense). To by pass that we have to delete all objects and recreate manual machine entry object again.

    Can Microsoft change the logic, that Manual machine entry Resource ID wins, please?

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  11. Ability to select drive for _SMSTaskSequence during format task in OSD

    We have seen that _SMSTaskSequence is created on a not preferred drive and sometime it have failed to complete as when the OSD reboots into the deployed OS the _SMSTaskSequence is on a drive that is not mounted anymore.
    It would be good to see an option during the format drive task to set where the folder should be placed so it can be forced to for example C: drive.

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  12. Add Application revision validation to task sequence

    Currently when viewing applications in a task sequence the revision number is not displayed or validated.

    If an Application revision is deleted the task sequence will keep trying to deploy the deleted version until it is removed and added with the latest revision.

    Having it displayed in a column or validated when opening the task sequence would help reduce time spent troubleshooting this problem.

    http://www.vansurksum.com/configmgr-2012-caveat-with-application-revisions-when-used-in-a-task-sequence/

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  13. Add Windows 10 In-Place Upgrade Task Sequence Reminders with an Enforced Installation Deadline

    It would be great if we had the option to set a required Windows 10 in place upgrade Task Sequence with scheduled notifications for users with an installation deadline. This would allow In-Place upgrade deployments to be enforced ensuring timely Windows 10 version updates whilst allowing the end user enough time to schedule the upgrade.

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  14. Integrate git into the Task Sequence for script execution

    Can we please have native git integration in an OSD task sequence for script execution? This would provide version and branch control when running scripts during an OSD task sequence

    e.g.

    1. Connect to a repo in GitHub
    2. Download scripts as a zip file
    3. Extract scripts and then execute

    It would be good to select a specific branch as well (e.g. develop) so you can test script changes prior to merging to master

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  15. Remove apps bundled with system image

    At the moment we have to remove several apps from Windows 10 with a script after installation. For example, we have to remove Mail and Skype because we deploy Outlook and Skype for business.

    As currently the Windows 10 image gets updated twice per year we also have to update the script as well because the version numbers change.

    I'd like to propose an option where you can edit the properties of the image and you can deselect apps (and maybe other components as well).

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  16. SCCM 1702 - OSD issue on Lenovo x270 - OSD Task Sequence Error 0x80091007 - Hash could not be matched for the downloded content.

    we are doing a windows 10 upgrade project. It goes well but we have an issue with 3 Lenovo X270 laptops.

    These machines could not get OS image during OSD process. The strange is that they could not get any image from sccm because the osdapplyos.exe hash checker said the hash is incorrect...

    We tried almost everything:
    - redeploying image to DP (only 3 laptops affected, others could be installed properly)
    - running hw diag (all affected laptops are healthy according to lenovo and 3party hw diag apps
    - installing on other switch, other port, other cable, on dock stationā€¦

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  17. 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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  18. TSProgressUI.ShowMessage - Enable Output

    Can you add Output to the ShowMessage Method Please.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/develop/reference/core/clients/client-classes/iprogressui--showmessage-method

    You currently have the ability to create a Message Box with several Options for the Buttons, but no matter what you pick, or options you choose, you never get anything actionable.

    Current Actions:

    0 - Ok
    1 - Ok/Cancel
    2 - Abort/Retry/Ignore
    3 - Yes/No/Cancel
    4 - Yes/No
    5 - Retry/Cancel
    6 - Cancel/Try Again/Continue

    If you could have it Create a Variable upon the end of the step
    SMSTSShowMessageOutput = "ButtonName"

    Which then would supply one of the following Values:

    Ok, Cancel, Abort, Retry, Ignore, Yes, No, Retry, Tryā€¦

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  19. add download application content TS step

    Today we have Add | Software | Download Package Content. There should also be a 'Download Application Content' step available. Same overall use case as the download package content step.

    For me I am working with hardware vendor to deploy with onsite DP. Would be nice to pre-download apps since we've moved most stuff over to apps from packages.

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  20. Task Sequence Options Tab - Task Sequence Variable Condition

    Add a LIKE operator to the Task Sequence Options Tab - Task Sequence Variable Condition

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