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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. Increased size of WinPE Scratch Space

    With the ability to add powershell to your boot wim (adds 100mb), + drivers for your machines and a couple of tools the 512MB is not sufficient especially if say you want to update the bios as part of a bare metal build. I.e. Dell tool + bios update program + bios file - you cannot reboot the machine back to the wim because there is not enough RamDisk space to hold it all. 512MB is tiny in todays terms, please can we have a much larger upper limit.

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  3. SWM support for Operating System Images and Upgrade Packages

    To improve download content experience for computers with very low network bandwith. It's only managed with standalone media.

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  4. Add ability to resize the new "Enter a PowerShell script" window

    It would've been nice to have the ability to resize the new "Enter a PowerShell script" window to chech that everything looks good. The default windows is quite narrow. Maybe add som nice colour formatting to get a better overview.

    3 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. OSD on WinPE boot failures should not force WinPE to simply reboot without displaying some error information.

    Often times, when WinPE boots and there is an error before OSD completely loads, WinPE simply reboots without showing any errors and does not give you the opportunity to gather log files via console. While this issue is typically a driver or time issue, it's impossible to know for sure without looking at the logs. This forces the techs to submit tickets and for the SysAdmins to guess as to the cause of the issue.

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  8. "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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  9. Upgrade "supported" ISO to work with SCCM

    The current ISO for Windows 10 2016 LTSB (build 14393.0) does not identify any OS upgrades from SCCM. An investigation determined that the windows upgrade engine was "too old" to talk to current SCCM infrastructure and you have to manually upgrade the newly deployed operating system so that it can be patched. We don't see that as MS supporting the operating system.

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  10. 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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  11. Task sequence >>Run PowerShell Script<< fails firing events

    A Task sequence >>Run PowerShell Script<< step is executed as a >>-Command<< Apparently this leads to reduced functionality, events registered with (Register-ObjectEvent) does not fire. Suggest possibility to choose Run as file, using the PS -File switch + argument.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. TS Step "Add Operating System Images" should allow to add esd file

    Step "Add Operating System Images" should allow adding install.esd file.

    When we extract ISO for Windows 10 version. We can see install.esd instead of install.wim file. This has come as new change by microsoft. Rather than providing wim file, they have started providing esd file which make sense as it reduces size by approximately 30%, the same format we can see for Feature Update as well once downloaded through SCCM Windows 10 Servicing.

    I am aware of the fact that we can convert the esd to wim by running command:
    dism /export-image /SourceImageFile:install.esd /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:install.wim /Compress:max /CheckIntegrity

    But this seems…

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  15. 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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  16. Standalone hybrid secure prestagable media option

    Create new task sequence media option: "Standalone hybrid prestagable".

    This is basically a standalone task sequence that can function WITH or WITHOUT network connectivity to the SCCM infrastructure. If the content needed by the task sequence engine is already available locally and the connection to SCCM is unavailable, it installs via the local copy of content. Conversely if the connection to SCCM is functional, then it should check if the local content (task sequence, packages, applications) is still the latest revision, and if not, it downloads the content from the distribution point. As with any standalone media, it must be…

    3 votes
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  17. references in task sequence to include "security scope" column

    When looking at a task sequence references, it would be helpful to see the security scope for all packages so we can insure it is set correctly.

    4 votes
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  18. Windows 10 20.04

    After creating new deploymentshares, and then building a new 2019 deployment server. MDT can't deploy Windows 10 20.04. 6 days spent reading forums, docs and so much more. I have applied the bdd patche as requested but I still get a total failure.
    Sysprep simply does not open or run. The system restarts with out running sysprep. There is nothing on the subject to help me.

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  19. Inject an application into a windows image, similar to "schedule updates"

    Allow for a feature similar to "schedule updates" to inject an existing application within the console into a Windows image. Rather than recapturing the entire image to update an application that isn't very friendly to production deployment, simply add it to the image and all new PC's built through OSD will receive it.

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  20. 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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