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  1. Make it possible to show the Windows Upgrade GUI during an in place upgrade

    Actually there is no option to show the GUI for the Windows 10 upgrades. The users want to know what’s going on during an in Place upgrade.

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      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • easily add registry changes to deployments and task sequences

      to have an easy to use registry key / value application script builder that could be used to deploy to a collection group or be used in operating system deployment

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      • 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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          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Full Task Sequence support through Cloud Management Gateway

          Please add full Task sequence support in CMG. I have many software titles that require Task sequence vs app/package to deploy successfully so I am "stuck" on IBCM.

          Support for Windows 10 Feature Update TS was added in 1802 per https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/32436910-task-sequence-deployment-through-cloud-management and is in the docs at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/cmg/plan-cloud-management-gateway however other TS scenarious is not supported.

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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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              1 comment  ·  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.

            • Reboot during Inplace Upgrade TS breaks the Processing

              If for some reason the machine is rebooted while the Inplace Upgrade is running (ModernHostSetup.exe), the task sequence is not picked up again and stays for ever in "on progress".
              The TS should detect an unwanted reboot and retry/proceed as it is possible to select with Updates.

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              • Implement a "Suspend Task Sequence" Step in OSD like the LTISuspend.wsf script in MDT

                During a build and capture task sequence, it can be necessary to suspend the build so that one can run some application installs, make customization's, etc. These customization's can require reboots, which kill the task sequence. Please implement a solution similar to the LTISuspend.wsf script in MDT, where you can run the step and it creates a shortcut on the desktop to resume the task sequence.

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                • Remove the need for elevated privileges to create task sequence media.

                  Currently, the console requires elevation to generate task sequence media. It'd be nice if it didn't.

                  Related, is there any documentation as to the whys?

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                  • Run Powershell Script (Task Sequence Step) passed parameters not visible in logging

                    When parameters are provided on a 'Run Powershell Script' in a task sequence, the SMSTS.log only logs the name of the script. It does not log the full command (including parameters) that are invoked.

                    For example: if I call Java.ps1 with parameters -level 1 -language eng the SMSTS.log only shows...

                    Running powershell script: 'Java.ps1'(PkgID: SCM00000) with execution policy 'Bypass'

                    This would be helpful in troubleshooting what parameters were actually passed to the script that is executing. Otherwise you have to track down the task sequence and assume everything entered is passed and run. Or you have to build your PS1…

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                      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Software udpates for workgroup machines doesn't work during build and capture.

                      Software updates for workgroup machines doesn't work during build and capture. Panu says it works if you domain join; and then patch; and then leave the domain... but doesn't work if you are workgroup machine one.

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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Telemetry or Management Insights which USMT store roaming client is going to use

                        I would like to se some telemetry / insights where client is going to push its USMT data before deployment starts. Need to know if disk space is sufficient on USMT stores.

                        As clients roam the network, I cannot predict where yesterday's clients are going to push their USMT data today when deployment starts.

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                        • Nested task sequence different user targets

                          Presently nested task sequences only run under a single context. There are some workloads that it would be helpful if a child task sequence could run under a different context. For example, the system account of the computer may not have sufficient rights to add an object to an AD group, but capturing administrative credentials and passing to a child task sequence would facilitate this function.

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                            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Limiting the number of characters in a Collection Variable

                            We use collection variables when imaging a new machine, Specifically the OSDComputerName variable is used for naming the machines. Sometimes machines get named incorrectly and have too many characters. If I was able to limit the amount of characters that could be used in a Collection Variable, I could set OSDComputerName to be only 15 characters and our task sequences would not fail because the name is too long.

                            I would also appreciate if we could exclude special characters from being typed. Thanks!

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                              0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Wrong OS version when capturing Windows 10 LTSB 1607 (with current patch)

                              We detected a little bug in the capture process:

                              When capturing a Windows 10 LTSB 1607 system and creating an OS image with the captured WIM in the ConfigMgr console, a wrong OS Version is reported. The installed OS shows e.g. 14393.2430 (August) or 14393.2485 (September) as OS version, but the captured WIM in both cases 14393.2214. I assume the capture process calculates a "wrong" OS version, producing at least a misleading result. We recognized this with the OS version mentioned above, but this might be a general problem.

                              It would be interesting to know if this is indeed a…

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                              • Download Package Content - Move instead of Copy and Delete

                                When utilizing the "Download Package Content" TS step and choosing to download to "Configuration Manager client cache", the data is first downloaded to the temporary folder _smstasksequence. After that the data is copied to the Client Cache folder (%windir%\ccmcache) and as a last step the data is removed from the _smstasksequence folder.
                                This process means that before the data in _smstasksequence is deleted, 2 copies of all data reside on the disk.
                                This results in the need for extra free space (2x the data) for the running TS.
                                A move instead of copy and delete might be a better option.

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                                • 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.

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                                  • Intuitive User State Migration and the ability to capture and restore automatically.

                                    It would be great to have the ability to customize the USMT without being burdened with XML configuration. Although this could remain as an option being able to restrict themes from migrated and restrict pulling over the registry would be great. Sometimes with the registry you can often pull problems over with the migration.

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                                    • Need a feature to install and enable Unifed write filter along with ConfigMgr task sequence

                                      We have an OS image with Unifed write filter feature enabled and after Setup Windows and ConfigMgr step, we use commands to enable write filter along with the reboot step. Right after the task seqeunce completes, the client machines reboots and now its write filter enabled machine. when it downloads the machine policy now, SCCM remote control is not working.

                                      As a workaround, we used SMSTSPostAction variable to reboot the client machine 30 minutes after task seqeunce completes. 30 minutes time would let the client machine to download all the machine policy before the client machine reboot. After the reboot…

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • Allow applications with OU requirements to install in OSD

                                          Currently, during OSD, application deployment types that require a machine to be part of an OU (or sub OUs) will not install. I realize that in windows this is handled by the registry rather than an AD query.

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