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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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      83 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…

      29 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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          0 comments  ·  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.

          44 votes
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            0 comments  ·  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.

            16 votes
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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…

              12 votes
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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.

                10 votes
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                  0 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

                  153 votes
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                    3 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…

                    72 votes
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                      9 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 →
                      • 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 →
                        • 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.

                            2 votes
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                              0 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,…

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                35 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Boot Image Azure Powershell

                                  Include option to inject Azure Powershell Cmdlets (including Azure Automation) into Boot Images. As many organizations are moving to the cloud, including the ability to login and run tasks in Azure is a must.

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for your feedback. Updating status to noted.

                                    This item is very similar to "Add “AD Powershell Module” as Optional Component for boot images"

                                    We had to decline that as we cannot ship or take a dependency on the AD module. Similarly we won’t be able to take a dependency on Azure PSH module – we can only add what’s in the ADK.

                                    Your ask covers a bit more ground with the ability to run tasks in Azure so I’ll leave as noted for now.

                                  • 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

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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 →
                                      • Add task sequence auditing

                                        The inability to know exactly what changes were made (and by whom) in a task sequence is a significant pain point. Something close what AGPM provides for group policies would be ideal, but even basic auditing capabilities as a starting point would help tremendously.

                                        16 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

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