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  1. Custom TS Progress UI

    We currently have possibility to create our custom UI-s using scripts. Would be great to have a possibility to choose, if you want to use native progress UI, or create custom one in TS properties for example. So every time native Progress UI would be shown, it would show custom UI instead. Current way to use custom scripts has a small drawback: to start it, you have to use task sequence step. Which means, if some step restarts computer(not task sequence restart steps), you have to wait until next step, until you can start your own custom UI again.

    Weā€¦

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  2. Create multiple copies of task sequence media

    There should be an option asking how many copies you want to create. When the first copy is created, the user should be prompted to insert the second empty media to format (if needed) and continue the process. It should use the same cache that was created when the first media was created. Whether USB or CD/DVD, if I want to create 3 standalone media of the same task sequence the packages have to be downloaded 3 separate times, wasting time and bandwidth.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Import Task Sequence - Add Option to Create Duplicate with New Name / ID

    When Importing a Task Sequence, I'd like the ability added to Import a Duplicate, but it would NOT overwrite the original, it would create a duplicate with modified name and new package ID.

    Situation, I've created v1 of the TS and exported for sharing. Others have taken v1 and modified and started to use.
    I then export v2 of same TS and made available, others want to import but it will overwrite. Would like the ability to allow others to import v2 without impacting v1.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Recurring deployment scheduling

    We would like to see a way to create a custom, recurring schedule for task sequences deployed to a collection. Currently we can set a start and end time for the deployment. We deploy large packages through our task sequences, and we have a lot of people imaging computers. If we could limit the deployment to only be available after-hours and on the weekends, this would prevent someone, maybe a new person, from deciding to image multiple labs at one time during business hours.

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  11. It would be nice if the 'Mandatory Task Sequence Warning' sign was configurable.

    I have created a custom front end and this pops up at the end of it. It's just another unnecessary click in my case. I appreciate the warning should be there by default but a task sequence variable to prevent it appearing would be a nice addition. I have seen one or two people on Technet forums asking the same thing.

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  13. powershell TS conditions

    I think it is about time that we had the ability to use Powershell to query and set conditions within the task sequence. I.E. we currently use WMI queries to check bios versions to decide whether or not to upgrade the bios version similar to this ā€¦
    "SELECT * FROM Win32_BIOS WHERE SMBIOSBIOSVersion < "1.9.3""
    the problem with this is this is a string value so with POSh you could easily convert that to an integer and then use that as your condition.
    What I would like to see is something similar to the new edit script interface in 1902ā€¦

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  14. Add email capability to OSD Task Sequence

    It would be really nice if we could add email functionality to an OSD Task Sequence. Currently we have to call all of our techs and make sure nobody is imaging before we can make any changes. If we could be notified when a TS begins and ends then it would make it much easier to manage things remotely.

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    Updating status to Noted. Thanks for the feedback, we have a similar item in our Database. The goal was a task sequence step that could notify a user or technician on completion or error. Another case was to pair with Windows 10 Upgrade – allow setup.exe to run silently with /Compat then send an e-mail notifying the user or admin that the machine is ready to upgrade.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/

  15. settings per task sequence

    MDT 2010 had the ability to run different settings in customsettings.ini for each task sequence. This feature was removed in MDT 2012. I would like to request that it is brought back. Currently, the only method to have the functionality back is to edit DeployWiz_Validation.vbs, see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e17a1952-d1f7-41ef-8231-0d6fcc41882e/mdt-2012-settings-per-task-sequence?forum=mdt

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  16. Password Protection only for "Unkown Computer"

    Currently you can only protect a PXE enabled DP completely with a Password. So ZTI would brake for known Computers. But to prevent unknown Computers to accidentally been reinstalled a Password Protection is usefull.

    Please make it possible that a DP only asks unknown Computers for a PW to proceed the OSD. Know Computers which will be reinstalled should not be ask for a PW so that ZTI is possible.

    Thanks an best Regards

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  17. Result screen for Collection & Machine variables

    At most of my customers, we are working with collection- or machine variables to be flexible during OS deployment with languages, application installations or something else.
    In some cases, there are so much collections with different variables, that it is very hard to find where a variable is coming from.
    Perhaps, you can use a dialog in context menu of a device like 'client settings' - 'Resultant Client Settings'.
    In this dialog, collect every variable with it's source like
    Variable 1 - Collection x
    Variable 33 - Collection Z
    Variable 232- Machine Variable

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  18. Native patching in OSD

    Provide the ability to deploy updates directly from a selected list of Update Groups instead of having to have an active software update deployment?

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  19. Fix "Remove CD" issue.

    would be nice to just remove that one extra step before the task sequence starts

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  20. Show different icon for Task Sequence steps with active condition or continue on error in TS Editor

    The Task Sequence editor shows a green icon for every active step and a grey icon for every disabled step. It world be great if you could see on the icon if an active step has an execution condition (maybe a blue icon) or is set to continue on error.

    At the moment you have to click on every step and switch to the options tab to get this information.

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    Refreshing the status

    We released our 1907 Technical Preview today, that adds search functionality to the task sequence editor. Part of that allows filtering by ‘Continue on Error’ and can search Conditions too.

    See:
    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1907
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Search-in-the-Task-Sequence-Editor-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/748909
    for more details.

    Searching is quicker then browsing for an icon, try it out and let us know if this meets your ask.

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