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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,…

    39 votes
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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)

    46 votes
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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)

    16 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 and…

    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.

    913 votes
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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 change…

    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

    92 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 unique…

    9 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    22 votes
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  15. Switch boot image during OSD

    Ok, so we got the alternative to run a TS from within another TS. Each step of a TS and even the run TS-step give you the option of supplying a condition which opens up the possibility of a modular OSD (with similarities of the App model).

    But what if you need to makes changes to a boot image and want to test those before putting it in production?

    Since one (main) TS=one boot image you need to make a copy of the TS and test the boot image separately.

    If everything seems fine you switch the boot image of…

    9 votes
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  16. Add Ability to Install ConfigMgr Server Roles During Server Build TS

    When running a Task Sequence for Server Builds there should be TS functionality to assign ConfigMgr Site System Roles to the new server (Distributions Point role for example).

    Right now we have to run two separate Task Sequences... One to install the base OS and the second to install the Pull Distribution Point, run preload content, add to DP Group, etc.

    Due to the Client Framework required for Pull Distribution Points, trying to chain the Task Sequences does not work as during OSD the full client framework is not available so the Pull DP does not complete installation when attempting…

    16 votes
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  17. MDT Move the logic to expand Sub Task Sequences from LiteTouch.wsf into ZTIUtility.vbs's Utility Class

    In MDT The Sub in LiteTouch.wsf called SubTSXML(oTS, 0Sub) which expands the SMSTaskSequenceSubTasksequence steps in the Parent Task Sequence and replaces them with the content of the Sub Task Sequence should be moved into the Utility Class inside ZTIUtility.vbs

    Then the logic in GetTSXML(sTSPath) from LiteTouch.wsf gets updated to call oUtility.ExpandSubTS oTS, oSub

    Additionally add in functionality into DeployWiz_Initialization.vbs in the FindTaskSequencesStep(sStepType, sScriptCmd) function replacing the lines

    ' For efficiency, only load the task sequence if it has changed from the last time we loaded it

    If sCachedTSID <> Property("TaskSequenceID") then
    Set oCachedTaskList = oUtility.LoadConfigFileSafe(
    Property("TaskSequenceID") & "\TS.XML"…

    10 votes
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  18. Extend timeout on standalone media creation

    Hello

    I'm trying to create a 'big' stand alone media..and timeout is not enough.. actually, if i select everything, timeout generate an error ..

    could you think a possibilities to extend the timeout for big infrastructure and task like me ?

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  19. Extend "Model" field to Packages & Applications for Pre-caching of Task Sequence content

    The new Model field on drivers is useful, but needs to be extended to other content types, like Packages & Applications, where Model specific items need to be installed (e.g. specific HP SoftPaqs, or video drivers that need to run from .EXE etc).

    36 votes
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  20. Allow "Retry on unexpected restart" for the "Upgrade Operating System" task sequence steps.

    We are seeing a number of unexpected restarts during the "Upgrade Operating System" Windows 10 feature update that causes the task sequence to fail. These restarts are happening during the "setup.exe" phase of the process. Allowing the task sequence to continue would resolve this issue.

    80 votes
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