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  1. 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 modern…

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      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • Support automatic deployment of Surface Bootable Media Recovery (BMR) images

        Here's a crazy idea, can we get "Operating Systems" option for "Operating System Recovery Media", that perhaps could ingest the likes of the Surface Bootable Media Recovery (BMR) images? We have over 1,800 Surface devices, and each time we want to play with AutoPilot, the OOBE, or to decommission the devices in order to dispose of them, we need to manually perform this reset via the BMR images on USB keys... and it takes forever.

        Why don't we use the "Restore from cloud" option?
        Because we have a transparent proxy that provides authenticated Internet access, and creating a connection before…

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        • Find and Replace \ Package Swap in Task Sequence

          Allow the ability to right click on a Reference in a Task Sequence and change the package for a different one ( For example changing all of the 'Use Toolkit Packages' or 'Gather' steps in one go). This would be helpful when revving packages or applications that are referenced multiple times in a task sequence.

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          • Export Task Sequence Buttom in MDT

            A button where is possible export MDT Task Sequence Configurations for be used as a template.

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            • Make it possible to show the Windows Upgrade GUI during an in place upgrade

              Actually there is no option to show the GUI for the Windows 10 upgrades. The users want to know what’s going on during an in Place upgrade.

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                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Updating status to Started.

                Our SCCM 1902.1 Technical Preview is released and contains the changes to the task sequence progress UI. Try it out and let us know your thoughts.

                For more info:
                Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1902
                Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Making-sure-you-see-deployment-notifications-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/332674

              • easily add registry changes to deployments and task sequences

                to have an easy to use registry key / value application script builder that could be used to deploy to a collection group or be used in operating system deployment

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                • Allow OS Upgrade and Custom Task Sequences to queue status messages during offline execution

                  When OS Upgrade and Custom task sequences are running offline (such as following a reboot while on VPN) all task sequence manager status messages are discarded. While this is expected in WindowsPE, it would be beneficial for troubleshooting/reporting if OS Upgrade and Custom task sequences would queue status messages locally just like Executive Manager does with software installation status.

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                  • Allow custom icons in software center for Task Sequences

                    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
                    This is to specify an icon per App Task Sequence in the Software Center.

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                      86 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Full Task Sequence support through Cloud Management Gateway

                      Please add full Task sequence support in CMG. I have many software titles that require Task sequence vs app/package to deploy successfully so I am "stuck" on IBCM.

                      Support for Windows 10 Feature Update TS was added in 1802 per https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/32436910-task-sequence-deployment-through-cloud-management and is in the docs at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/cmg/plan-cloud-management-gateway however other TS scenarious is not supported.

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                      • Upgrade Operating System Built-in Step: Add Option to Keep Files Only

                        Customer does not have the store installed and using the built-in TS step keeps files and apps. I know that the "OSDSetupAdditionalUpgradeOptions" variable can be used, but it would be nice to have the option on the built-in TS step.

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                          2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for responding.

                          We cannot provide a different migration options for the reasons I outlined below. Anything other than ‘Applications, Data and Settings’ will leave the machine unmanaged – while we developed the new upgrade step we tested them all.

                          I’ll see if I can source steps for reinstalling the Store without having to complete a restore.

                        • 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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                          • Implement a "Suspend Task Sequence" Step in OSD like the LTISuspend.wsf script in MDT

                            During a build and capture task sequence, it can be necessary to suspend the build so that one can run some application installs, make customization's, etc. These customization's can require reboots, which kill the task sequence. Please implement a solution similar to the LTISuspend.wsf script in MDT, where you can run the step and it creates a shortcut on the desktop to resume the task sequence.

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                            • Remove the need for elevated privileges to create task sequence media.

                              Currently, the console requires elevation to generate task sequence media. It'd be nice if it didn't.

                              Related, is there any documentation as to the whys?

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                              • Run Powershell Script (Task Sequence Step) passed parameters not visible in logging

                                When parameters are provided on a 'Run Powershell Script' in a task sequence, the SMSTS.log only logs the name of the script. It does not log the full command (including parameters) that are invoked.

                                For example: if I call Java.ps1 with parameters -level 1 -language eng the SMSTS.log only shows...

                                Running powershell script: 'Java.ps1'(PkgID: SCM00000) with execution policy 'Bypass'

                                This would be helpful in troubleshooting what parameters were actually passed to the script that is executing. Otherwise you have to track down the task sequence and assume everything entered is passed and run. Or you have to build your PS1…

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                                  Updating status to started.

                                  We’ve made some improvements with the PowerShell step and Run Command Line

                                  For more info:
                                  Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1811
                                  Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Add-PowerShell-script-content-directly-in-the-TS-Editor-using/ba-p/294264

                                  This item isn’t directly covered in the documentation yet. The functionality works similar to the variable OSDDoNotLogCommand – in this case it’s OSDLogPowerShellParameters

                                  Set that to TRUE and the parameters are logged.

                                • Software udpates for workgroup machines doesn't work during build and capture.

                                  Software updates for workgroup machines doesn't work during build and capture. Panu says it works if you domain join; and then patch; and then leave the domain... but doesn't work if you are workgroup machine one.

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                                  • Telemetry or Management Insights which USMT store roaming client is going to use

                                    I would like to se some telemetry / insights where client is going to push its USMT data before deployment starts. Need to know if disk space is sufficient on USMT stores.

                                    As clients roam the network, I cannot predict where yesterday's clients are going to push their USMT data today when deployment starts.

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                                    • Nested task sequence different user targets

                                      Presently nested task sequences only run under a single context. There are some workloads that it would be helpful if a child task sequence could run under a different context. For example, the system account of the computer may not have sufficient rights to add an object to an AD group, but capturing administrative credentials and passing to a child task sequence would facilitate this function.

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                                      • Allow Limiting the number of characters in a Collection Variable

                                        We use collection variables when imaging a new machine, Specifically the OSDComputerName variable is used for naming the machines. Sometimes machines get named incorrectly and have too many characters. If I was able to limit the amount of characters that could be used in a Collection Variable, I could set OSDComputerName to be only 15 characters and our task sequences would not fail because the name is too long.

                                        I would also appreciate if we could exclude special characters from being typed. Thanks!

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                                        • Wrong OS version when capturing Windows 10 LTSB 1607 (with current patch)

                                          We detected a little bug in the capture process:

                                          When capturing a Windows 10 LTSB 1607 system and creating an OS image with the captured WIM in the ConfigMgr console, a wrong OS Version is reported. The installed OS shows e.g. 14393.2430 (August) or 14393.2485 (September) as OS version, but the captured WIM in both cases 14393.2214. I assume the capture process calculates a "wrong" OS version, producing at least a misleading result. We recognized this with the OS version mentioned above, but this might be a general problem.

                                          It would be interesting to know if this is indeed a…

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