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  1. Ability to stagger the start of each task sequence by wim download percentage.

    To reduce network load and decrease deployment time the ability to kick a huge batch of them off all at the same time and walk away while they automatically stagger the download of the wim one system at a time based on the last systems wim download percentage.

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  2. 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.

    6 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    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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  4. MDT features in ConfigMgr

    Per Adam Meltzer's request:

    Instead of having MDT installed by default with CM, have the option to include some of MDT's features into CM.

    "Maybe a better request here would be to have some more feature parity between MDT and Configuration Manager. In other words, at minimum Configuration Manager should have all of the functionality MDT has."

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  5. 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.

    15 votes
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  6. Extra Information about members of collection about required deployments(especially in task sequence)

    When a tasksequence is deployed as required, especially for operating system deployment, the summary screen shows the collection name and the members count.
    This step is very error prone and dangerous in case wrong collection is selected.
    There should be an extra screen before required os depyment task sequence,which shows the collection name and all the members of the collection. Thus, the user will be aware about the error if it makes before.
    an extra security step will be very useful.

    PS: many companies lived this scenario with formatted computers mistakenly :(

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  7. OSD Deployment List Variables

    I believe that SCCM should have a means of adding a list of selectable values in the Task Sequence for OSD's. That is to say I add a Variable for "Department" this should then present during a deployment several options to choose from such as "Sales", "HR" or "ICT" So on and so forth. I would then be able to define custom actions dependent on the value of the "Department" Variable.

    It would be nice if this would work via PXE or Via External Media. I would love to hear feedback and would definitely love to see Microsoft pick thisā€¦

    4 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Improve Task Sequence selection, hide testing task sequences, user based policy availability

    we have 10 Task Sequences accross 10 countries, and 10 test task sequences that show up in the same list. It would be nice to be able to easily hide deployments that are only for testing, and not production. If at the beginning of a T.S. , user domain credentials could be entered, and that would determine T.S. availability. Or they could be greyed out if not to be run by that user.

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  10. Task Sequence Media - Bootable but with content

    Allow adding content for a task sequence to a media that works like the Bootable media, if content is local and up2date use that otherwise pull from DP.

    And if this content would be stored on the media but outside the .wim file, it would not increase load time for WinPE and maybe even allow updates of single items instead of rebuild entire media to include small changes to content

    6 votes
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  11. Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard - Windoiws 10 Usage Identification

    Please address why are Windows 10 1607 CBB versions are represented as "Other" and CB versions show as "Windows 10, version 1607" under the Windows 10 Usage graphic.

    5 votes
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  12. Remove from Collection / Move to Collection in OSD

    Sometimes it might be handy to remove a computer from the OSD collection as a final step during the task sequence. Or additionally add the computer to additional collection(s) for for example extra software deployment or another task sequence.
    Now scripts need to be created therefore and in my experience this doesn't always work well.
    A predefined step where the collectionname or collectionID needs to be added to add (or remove) the computer to (or from) would be much appreciated.

    92 votes
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  13. Keep previous version(s) of packages

    Everyone has had the issue where a package isn't available during OSD. If we had a setting that enabled us to keep a copy of the previous versions this could eliminate that issue. I think it should be a setting with the number of previous versions that you want by default. And if there are scenarios where a package is updated frequently you should be able to override the setting on that package.

    4 votes
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  14. Schedule Updates Wizard: 'Date Released' field should sort by date, not numerically

    Right now if I go into Software Library > Operating Systems > OS Images > Schedule updates to update my Windows 10 wims with the latest cumulative update (sorted by date released ascending, the dates go 10/x/16 -> 11/x/16 -> 12/x/16 -> 4/x/15->5/x/15->.... So it's sorting them numerically 1-9 instead of December, Nov, Oct as (12, 11, 10) or vice for the latest update releases in the end-year months.

    4 votes
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  15. Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

    Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

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    Thanks for the feedback. We include CMTrace.exe in the boot images so logs can be read in WinPE, that tool is part of the SCCM Toolkit and can also be found on the site server under \OSD\Bin\\CMTrace.exe

    For OS Deployment logs there’s a section here which helps – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427342.aspx – the main OS Deployment log is SMSTS.log

    We have an open item for improving logging, copy logs etc – I’ll add your feedback to that item.

  16. SCCM Console UI: Merge task sequence properties into Edit

    It would make sense to merge task sequence properties into Edit.
    Also you can't view both at once right now

    4 votes
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  17. to Reinstall captured Image on client i must delete the client from SCCM 2012

    to Reinstall captured Image on client i must delete the client from SCCM 2012 anyone know how to solve this issue

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    Hi. Prior to 1610 we ‘sysprepped’ the Client removing Certs, TRK etc. In 1610 we have changed to remove the client completely – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1610 for What’s New in 1610

    See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/understand/task-sequence-steps#BKMK_PrepareConfigMgrClientforCapture for detail on the changes in the task sequence Prepare ConfigMgr Client for Capture step

    Where you have issues with the client not being fully removed in SCCM 2012. If so can you elaborate on what they were and also let us know if the changes for removing the client address your issues.

  18. Fix Task Sequence refresh after vieing content status

    In the SCCM Console (doesn't matter what version, I'm using 1511), If a task sequence is under a folder, and if you select View Content Status from the Reference tab, it will take you to there, BUT if you go back to the task sequence or click the back button, all task sequences are gone until. If you try to hit F5 or refresh, you will receive and error: "The requested object could not be retrieved..."

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  19. Allow Task Sequence Editor to retain the window size from the previous session.

    The default window is too small to see the window pane contents properly. It always needs to be enlarged. Either make it larger as a default or allow the user to set the size and retain it across sessions.

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  20. Add the ability to compare two task sequences

    Compare the contents of two task sequences and report on the differences. Ignore minor items unique to each Task Sequence like dates and ID codes .

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