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  1. 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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      87 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • OSUninstall - Make ConfigMgr Aware of going back to previous builds

      Please Make CM aware if an OSUninstall (Reverting to previous Build) has happened, so it can heal itself into a functional state. Currently if you perform an OSUninstall from say 1809 to 1709, after you've upgraded originally to 1809 using a CM Task Sequence, the CM Client is non-functional.
      Client is in Provisioning Mode, Services are disabled, and once you fix that, it thinks it's int he middle of the Task Sequence and shows the Upgrade TS "Installing", so then you need to clear that out.

      Please make OSUninstall & CM Play Nice together, so we can offer users the…

      37 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Install Third Party Software Updates during TS Install Software Updates step

        Currently (v1806 or later) Third Party Software Updates are not being installed during the Install Software Updates step in a Task Sequence.

        Ideally third party software updates should be installed just like regular updates during the Task Sequence. A machine should be fully patched (secure and end-user ready) when it leaves the deployment bench.

        21 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support PXE responder to run on same server as DHCP

            Currently it is not supported to use the built in PXE responder on the same server that is running DHCP. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their own servers for SCCM DPs.

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

              These changes are now in our 1901 Technical Preview

              Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1901
              Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/A-New-Perspective-on-Client-Health-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/324621

              When you enable a PXE responder on a distribution point without Windows Deployment Service, it can now be on the same server as the DHCP service. Add the following settings to support this configuration:
              Set the DWord value DoNotListenOnDhcpPort to 1 in the following registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\DP.
              Set DHCP option 60 to PXEClient.
              Restart the SCCMPXE and DHCP services on the server.

            • Add the ability to specifiy Dev/Test versions of apps/packages/etc and integrate this into Task Sequence logic for easier Testing.

              We maintain 2 copies of our task sequence. We make changes to the DEV TS then copy the entire TS contents into the Prod TS when we have completed testing. The issue we generally have is that we also have Dev/Test versions of our apps/packages/etc. If our DEV TS is referencing the DEV items, we then have to go through the Prod TS after we paste and update them back to the prod versions. In some cases, we've just added logic to test if we are in DEV and always use the DEV packages, but that adds extra processing steps…

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                1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • _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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                  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Integrate /ResetBase and WIM Optimization/Exporting into Offline Servicing

                  In the interest in making my OS deployment task sequences as fast and as optimized as possible, I always optimize WIM files anytime they're updated or re-created.

                  In my build/capture task sequence, I add a step at the very end before capture to run DISM /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase so that all of the superseded updates are removed from the base image before it is captured. This results in a smaller WIM file and obviously, faster deployment times.

                  With the built-in Offline Servicing option for OS images, once new updates are added, they remain in the component store of the image when…

                  77 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add the complete progression status in the progress bar

                    Add the complete progression status in the progress bar in order to see the current step and remaining steps.

                    Like in this post http://www.systanddeploy.com/2018/02/add-complete-progression-sta

                    155 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • WPF Support in WinPE

                      A lot of folks are building WPF apps and frontends that are used at the start of OSD. The most recent PE has stopped supporting this all together. I'm not sure if this is the correct user voice, but the ability to whip up an app to run in PE makes OSD a lot more flexible. It'd be excellent to have it back and to have it be a bit more robust.

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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable New-CMBootableMedia to use a Cloud DP (or Content enabled CMG)

                        This Cmdlet does not support using a cloud distribution point as the distribution point source (and neither does the GUI).

                        This means that in order to use this feature we have to have an on-premise DP purely for this purpose.

                        Regards
                        Wayne

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                        • Fix Application Supercedence in Task Sequence during OSD

                          Application A and Application B. Application B supersedes Application A. The content is removed off the DPs for Application A.. A task sequence (non-OSD TS) deployment of Application B fails with "The software could not be found on any servers at this time." After reading the logs, it is looking for Application A. BUT a regular application deployment Application B, it works fine, so this issue is ONLY occurring in TS.

                          50 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to specify the keyboard layout in the Boot Images properties

                            I know we can use the DISM command to set the input locale but from my point of view it should exist a field in the Boot Image properties where you could specify the layout you want.

                            23 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow scripts created in \Software Library\Scripts node to be ran in a task sequence

                              The scripts that are created and approved in \Software Library\Scripts allow them to be used during a task sequence that way you do not need to create a package to contain the script file and download. That way you can avoid using the run command line step if the script is long.

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

                                Thanks for your feedback, updating status to Noted

                                We’ve made some recent improvements to the Run PowerShell Script task sequence step. The recent Technical Previews would have these changes – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1901

                                You can now directly enter a script or browse to the existing scripts in \Software Library\Scripts and select any of the approved scripts or a local file (.ps1 – provider will need access to that path).

                                Other changes made bring the step in line with Run Command line – you can use RunAs, there’s a timeout added etc.

                                Do these changes address your ask?

                              • 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?

                                13 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add delay/retry option in the "Apply Network Settings" step in the Task Sequence.

                                  With all of the new USB type NIC dongles needed to image devices, I've run into issues with some devices not joining the domain because the internal NIC didn't initialized in time. I know there's a "Join Domain or Workgroup" step you could add but it would be easier if the retry/delay could be included in the "Apply Network Settings" step versus having to create another group/step as a backup. Or even creating a TS variable that could be adjusted in the TS similar to SMSTSDownloadRetryCount & Delay.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Run executable package content (posh script or exe) from RAMdisc

                                    I need an ability to run executable content, especially posh scripts, in winpe from RAMdisk. I mean, then there is no initialised or partitioned disks in the system.

                                    4 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • A progress bar when distributing an OS image package to a DP

                                      A progress bar would be very helpful when distributing an OS package to a DP. It will help track the package progress and get a better how long before the package will become available.

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                                      • MVP-Task Sequence join azure AD

                                        With more and more devices being connected to azure AD, SCCM should have an option to perform a zti deployment and join the newly deployed Windows 10 to azure AD only. not hybrid where GPO needs to exist, but a native support where the connection to SCCM already exist but the computer will not be connected to the onprem domain.

                                        41 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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,…

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