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  1. Enable BranchCache on Task Sequence - Download On Demand Content

    For a Task Sequence, any content you have referenced and as long as you have "Download All Content Before Starting" set on the Deployment, it will download the Content into the CCMCache using BranchCache. However, we don't want to "Download all Content before Starting" in several situations, and in those cases, The Task Sequence doesn't leverage BranchCache at all for the download, which is VERY Bad.

    Please enable the ability for a Task Sequence to leverage BranchCache during an active Task Sequence when it downloads content during the Task Sequence.

    Priority 1, Make this work in Full OS
    Priority 2,ā€¦

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  2. Resume a Download Package Step

    Hi,

    Allow to resume a download package step.

    When a user run a TS with a "Download Package Step" downloading a 20Gb .wim file ; when this user restart his computer ; Download Package Step is restarting from 0

    46 votes
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  3. "IsVirtual" builtin task sequence variable

    We need a builtin task sequence variable indicating computer is virtual or not (like TS builtin variable _SMSTSBootUEFI)

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  4. OSD - Create Variable to control creation of DisableCMDRequest.TAG in Setup Windows & ConfigMgr Step

    During OSD, specifically the Setup Windows & Configuration Manager Step, the step creates the file DisableCMDRequest.TAG right before rebooting from WinPE into the Full OS

    This disables the F10 prompt during the Windows Setup.

    Could you allow us to change this behavior via TS variable?
    Example: SMTSTDisableCMDRequest = False

    [Bonus] Then also automatically set the it to false if TSDebugMode = True

    This would be helpful for troubleshooting Windows Errors during Setup before the TS kicks back in after setup. (SetupComplete.cmd runs)

    19 votes
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    Thanks for your suggestion. Updating status to noted – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Can you elaborate with some examples of why this would be needed?

    We already have the task sequence debugger and comprehensive logging. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/osd/deploy-use/debug-task-sequence

    Also, Windows developed SetupDiag which can be run from the task sequence or used on setup.exe completion https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

  5. Support Cloud Imaging without internal MP

    Please add support for cloud imaging without a local MP, meaning get all content for OSD, including policies from the CMG.

    66 votes
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  6. Add ability to specify a Package AND use Add Script in a Task Sequence

    Currently, when using the Run PowerShell Script step, you can specify a package and a script in that package, or you can use the entry box and enter custom powershell code there. It would be great to be able to specify package source AND use the custom code entry together. An example:

    Run Command Line with a Package Source selected:

    Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath .\StartMenu.bin -MountPath C:\

    Run PowerShell Script with Package selected:

    Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath .\StartMenu.bin -MountPath C:\

    To do this today using Run PowerShell Script, I would have to create a PS1 file in my Package source andā€¦

    21 votes
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  7. Make ConfigMgr work with Autopilot and Enrollment Status Page (ESP)

    When deploying a device using Autopilot, the Enrollment Status Page (ESP) is used to prevent access to the desktop until the device provisioning tasks are complete. But ConfigMgr doesn't integrate with the ESP, so there's no way to wait for packages, apps, or task sequences - the user doesn't know when the process is done. Add that integration.

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  8. Mouse Support during OSD after WinPE stage

    During OSD in Windows 10, the Mouse gets suppressed and you can't see it after the "Setup Windows & ConfigMgr Step" until the end of the TS. Many of us have cheated by adding a registry value in the offline OS

    https://garytown.com/enable-mouse-support-in-win10-osd-during-state-restore

    MS has even blogged about it:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/mem/configmgr/no-mouse-cursor-during-osd-task-sequence

    My Request is... Build this into the Setup Windows & ConfigMgr step.
    In that step, you're already mounting the offline registry, just add that value while you're in there. Perhaps make it controlled via a checkbox on the step or variable.

    I see on your page you recommend undoing the changeā€¦

    6 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Apply Configuration Baseline/item during OSD

    When trying to move away from Group Policies to Configuration times/baselines and in every other scenario as well, add a step in Task Sequence to evaluate and remediate select Configuration items/baselines. Then we can select which one of the Configuration Items/baselines should be applied during OSD so the settings are present when the user logs on for the first time

    94 votes
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  11. Provide end users with Estimated upgrade times

    now with many more end users workign remotely, there are far more variables involved that can effect how long it takes to perform an in place upgrade.
    it would be nice if there was something built in, that could basically speed test against the target sccm DP to be used, combine that with the size of the install package/task sequence references, and provide them a realistic guestimate on how long the upgrade may actually take.

    11 votes
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  12. Task Sequence Step to Add Info to SMSTS.log

    I'd love to see a built-in step to add information to the SMSTS.log. Basically just a single-line text field that would parse TSVariables just like any other step that has text fields.

    This would allow:
    1. Easy way to dump a specific TS variable value at a specific point in time to the log for troubleshooting.
    2. A potentially easier way to search the SMSTS.log file for a specific point in the task sequence. While you can search for task name, there are many entries that contain the task name - you could make the content of the step uniqueā€¦

    9 votes
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  13. Task sequence Powershell Step - Add Package reference similar to Run Command Line Step

    Hi

    Please could you add the package reference in the "Run Powershell Script" Step in Task sequence. The option to select a packaged Script is possible, but when running an "entered" script and referencing a package is not there. This is possible in the "run Command line" entry.

    Regards Adriaan

    9 votes
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  14. Add LayeredDriver (keyboard driver) settings in OSD

    I would like to add setting of LayeredDriver (106/109 key, etc.) during OSD (OS deployment).
    These settings are "very important topics" for OSD guys in Japan and Korea.
    Without this setting, the keyboard will become an English keyboard.

    LayeredDriver [Microsoft Docs]
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/desktop/unattend/microsoft-windows-international-core-winpe-layereddriver

    54 votes
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  15. Application installation inside Task-Sequence

    It would be nice to install the Applications assigned to device and to Primary user inside the Task-Sequence.
    Criteria could be followed:
    - Install Deployment (not available)
    - not retired
    - last Version / Revision of Application / DeploymentType

    Maybe, some more criteria are possible or required :-)

    Benefit:
    If the Task-Sequence finished, Client is ready to use without waiting of install applications aso.

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  16. Add ProvisionTS support for Azure AD joined devices over CMG

    Currently, the ProvisionTS variable will not trigger a Task Sequence deployment in a site with management points configured for EHTTP and internet clients connecting through a CMG.

    In this scenario, if a device on the internet is provisioned with Autopilot (AAD Join) and installs the config manager client through an Intune app deployment with the PROVISIONTS variable specified, the Task Sequence will fail.

    Supporting this functionality would make Autopilot much more attractive to many organizations.

    24 votes
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  17. Windows 10 Start Menu Designer for SCCM

    This is more of a config management item. Each release of Win 10 comes with different ways to create and deploy start menus it seems. This is very frustrating and time consuming. It would be awesome if we could have a drag and drop menu emulator and editor to be used in designing, testing, and deploying start menus built into the SCCM console. Integration with apps and packages would be optimal. A desktop layout designer would also go well with this. Give us the ability to manage shortcuts and whatnot in a more intuitive manner that doesn't require piecemeal GPOā€¦

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  18. Integrate SCCM OSD task sequence domain-join process with CyberArk secure password management.

    Integrate SCCM OSD task sequence domain-join process with CyberArk secure password management. The task to use the domain-join process does not have the capability of going to the CyberArk API and retrieving an encrypted password (dynamic) during each OSD deployment.

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  19. Option to prevent user sign on during task sequence upgrade after a system restart

    Due to us upgrading Office and Windows 10 versions we have noticed that a number of users are logging in and breaking the Office upgrades it would be appreciated if SCCM had an option to not allow the user the ability to sign back into the device until the task sequence has finished running.

    An example of this is when the task sequence runs in WINPE mode.

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  20. Prevent devices with Modern Standby from going to sleep

    Until 20H1 this was able to be done by setting the CsEnabled registry key to 0 during the build, this key is no longer present in windows. We need a way to prevent devices with Modern Standby from going to sleep during the build.

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