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  1. 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.

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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?

    • 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.

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        2 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.

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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.

        • 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.

          • 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 →
            • 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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                3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • creating image for windows 10 for sccm

                Would like to capture and deploy image of windows 10 PC to SCCM

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

                  Updating status to Noted

                  Hi. Support for Windows 10 was added in our 1511 release back when Windows 10 was released. As well as the same Build, Capture, Deploy we’ve had for all previous Windows versions we added a new In-place Upgrade task sequence template and step

                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/scenarios-to-deploy-enterprise-operating-systems

                  Is there a gap in the functionality you’re seeing or something else – let us know, we’d like to address your ask and help you with deploying Windows 10.

                • Add the ability to run Software Updates with a Stand-Alone Media

                  Please add the ability to run software updates with a stand-alone media. This would allow us to add software updates to our reference images without having to use PXE.

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

                    Thanks for your feedback and suggestion.

                    We’ve a couple more items that are similar asks – basically anything that’s blocked by MP communication when using Standalone media.
                    I’ll look to merge these items in the near future then see about addressing a ‘Connected Standalone Media’

                  • DCR : Change "Pre-download content for Task Sequence" description in GUI

                    This is a DCR request to update the Desploy TS wizard. The option to "Pre-Download content for this task sequence" is by itself misleading. Technicians attempting to deploy a TS, select the option "Pre-Download content for this task sequence" believing all content will be downloaded. Leveraging this option with a Software TS or without an upgrade package, often results in unexpected errors.

                    By design this features currently only applies to the OS upgrade package and related drivers. The only place this is mentioned in the CONFIGMGR console is when the feature is enabled.
                    "Pre-cache content on client for available deployment…

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

                      Updating status to Noted. Thanks for the feedback.

                      The Pre-download content for this task sequence applies to all statically referenced packages OS Images, SWD, Driver Packages, OS Upgrade Packages. If pre-download is set and the task sequence references 1 OS Image, 20 Driver Packages then all 21 will pre-download to cache. Only the OS Upgrade package uses the pre-download logic – match for Language and Architecture.

                      We’ll likely add a ‘Learn more’ FWDLink to something like https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/create-a-task-sequence-to-upgrade-an-operating-system rather than change the string. As we add more objects to use Pre-download conditions then we can keep the link updated.

                    • Refresh Task Sequences inside WinPE

                      Can we please have an option to refresh the list of available task sequences when PXE Booting?

                      At present, we have to reboot the machine in order for a new Task Sequence to show, or if any changes have been made to that TS after PXE Booting (eg you forget to Distribute a package, or disable/enable a step).

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

                        Updating status to Noted.

                        As Mike states below, this was addressed in our 1702 release.

                        We had another User Voice item for that too – https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8363340-ability-to-click-back-when-and-re-try-when-a-task

                        Here’s the 1702 Doc link too https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1702

                        Is there a gap in the functionality you’re seeing? If not I’ll close this item once we complete our 1810 release.

                      • OSD - Have different command-line options in the "Upgrade Operating System Task Sequence" to upgrade Windows 10

                        Make the Upgrade Step more customizable. I'd actually like the ability to remove the /quiet tag from the setup.exe command line, and be able to add the additional commands right on that step instead of having to add additional steps to create the those variables.
                        Add Check boxes for additional preset parameters to enable /disable, and text box to add custom (reflect drivers, etc)

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                          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Task Sequence Pre-Cache for all Packages inside

                          It would be nice to have the ability to conditionally pre-cache all packages in Upgrade TS and not only OS Upgrade step.

                          To describe it in more details, in current design we are able to pre-cache only OS Upgrade step to computers based on conditions. This is not enough for companies with 20+ languages as best approach is to create en-us core image and then apply MUI on top of that. Doing this will cause system to report as e.g. de-de so we would need to download and distribute to 150+ DPs all supported Upgrade packages instead of distributing only…

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

                            Thanks for the feedback, updating status to Noted. See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/ for an explanation of each status

                            We have this in our backlog from when we introduced the pre-cache for OS Upgrade packages and agree it makes a ton of sense. The first action would probably be adding Make/Manufacturer for Driver Packages, then look at ways to address MUIs, Language packs

                          • Make Windows 10 Setup Compatibility Scan Language Neutral

                            It would be nice if a checkbox "Perform Windows Setup Compatibility scan withnout starting upgrade" inside "Upgrade Operating System" step in SCCM Upgrade Task Sequence would be language neutral.

                            What I mean by this is that we would like to run this scan prior to the Upgrade itself but to be able to do that currently we have to switch the running OS to en-US (the same language as the Upgrade iso), then run the scan and in case an error is found, we need to switch back to original language again and reboot the computer. This is not a…

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

                              Thanks for the feedback, excellent suggestion

                              SCCM doesn’t own the compatibility scan – that’s owned by Windows Setup and I have passed this request on to them for consideration in a future release. I also added the scan should allow Architecture neutral as well.

                            • can we use iso image in sccm to deploy to all client instead of wim file

                              can we use iso image in sccm to deploy to all client instead of wim file

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                                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Apply Boundary Groups to WinPE Management Point selection

                                Currently it appears that when the SCCM agent in the WinPE boot image connects to a Management Point, it selects one without using the Boundary Group rules, instead selecting one from the AD published list, starting with the first alphabetically.
                                Instead this should behave like the full blown Windows SCCM Client and select a Management Point based on Boundary Groups such as IP range.
                                It is worth noting that Distribution Points are selected correctly according to Boundary Group by the WinPE client, for OSD content.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add 2 new options for MDT, define and use Deployment toolkit

                                  Add
                                  MDT Define Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Package
                                  Use Defined Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

                                  So you can define then just use the defined MDT Toolkit. This would make it easier when you have multiple Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Package, in the TS. This way they wouldn't all have to be edited. So after you make a change/update your UDI for whatever reason usually applications upgrades.

                                  This would same a major amount of time also ensure you don't miss one, and less time editing and testing.

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

                                    Hi. This reads like something that would be addressed with the ‘Daisy chain task sequences’ https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8339997-daisy-chain-task-sequences-osd-and-non-osd

                                    With that you can updating a single referenced/child task sequence containing the MDT Package and any ‘parent’ task sequence will get that update too.

                                    Let me know if that matches your ask and I’ll merge your votes with that item.

                                  • Possibility to priorize an (InPlace) Upgrade Task Sequence over Update Installation

                                    Since Microsoft introduced the strategy to deliver two new OS builds per year for Windows 10 and a mandatory expiry date of SAC builds, the focus / Engineering task focuses back to perform in place Upgrades via Task Sequences.

                                    As those Task Sequences are not deployed at a specific time during the week it might happen that some Windows OS Quality or Office Update are pending or queued for Installation. It does not make sense to deploy a Quality Update for the OS Build which is queued to be upgraded to a new OS Build (with new Quality Updates).

                                    My…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • For the option to "Run only on the specified client platform," include the option to specify specific Windows 10 branches.

                                      Include the ability to select specific Windows 10 branches for the option "Run only on the specified client platform." I have scenarios where I would like to limit certain task sequences and/or packages to e.g. current branch 1607 but not 1703.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Link groups or steps together in Task Sequence

                                        Would be nice to have the ability to link identical groups or steps together, so that when you change one, all the linked ones also change.

                                        This could be useful if you for example have a lot of repeating tasks in different parts of the task sequence, for example adjustments after reboots, or with different groups for software installations (where the steps are the same).

                                        Groups\steps would probably need a "Link ID" and a visual change to reflect that the group\step is a linked group\step in the Task Sequence Editor.

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

                                          Hi. Thanks for the feedback. What you’re suggesting is covered with this item – https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8339997-daisy-chain-task-sequences-osd-and-non-osd

                                          The idea being steps that are common would be seen as modular – so with the modular steps in a ‘parent’ task sequence(s) an update to the modular would then update in all.

                                          Please have a read of the link and let me know if that will address your ask. If so then I’ll merge the votes.

                                          You’ll also see a comment that the Nested Task Sequence has disappeared from Tech Preview – that will be rectified shortly.

                                        • Pre-Cache of task sequence content "Files Cached" notification

                                          When deploying Operating Systems, we are using the Pre-Cache so customers can install at a more suitable time; however there is no notification in Software Centre to advise if the files required for install have been cached.

                                          This leaves a "pot luck" install, especially for those on slower broadband links on whether the install will start instantly, or if it still has to download the content and wait an inexplicit amount of time before the install can take place.

                                          Can the "Available" change to "Ready to install now" or similar, so customers know they wont have to wait for downloading…

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