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  1. Mechanism for deploying driver updates to existing workstations

    Would be great if we have a task sequence wizard that guides you through easy UI to deploy driver packages containing updated drivers to device collections. Using WMI queries with that TS can provide admins with the ability to update drivers in very organized modern way instead of Package\app way we admins use now.

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      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • _SMSTSMP Variable Needs to be Dynamically Update

      When pushing out mandatory Windows 10 Servicing to remote users.
      If The task sequences is run fro a PC that is vpn connected into the corporate network then the _SMSTSMP variable will be set to an intranet MP. Then the Windows 10 Servicing task sequence reboots multiple times which then the computer is now on the internet and should talk to the IBCM Management Point, but the task sequence keeps trying to send status to the intranet MP as it does not change when the client switches from intranet to Internet.

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      • A progress bar when distributing an OS image package to a DP

        A progress bar would be very helpful when distributing an OS package to a DP. It will help track the package progress and get a better how long before the package will become available.

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        • It would be great to export just task sequence xml file so it can be added into git repo in multi admin enviorment

          It would be great just to get drop in task sequence to export task sequence xml file to it can be uploaded to external repository as way to keep track of changes in any change management system

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          • Choose between DISM and ImageX for imaging

            ImageX requires that an operating system is generalized.
            In some cases, when using images for backup purposes a Sysprep of the operating system can increase the risk of any malfunction.

            DISM does not require an image to be generalized and can be used with a detour of using MDT.

            I would like to see the option that you are able to select the imaging method (ImageX or DISM) by default in a task sequence.

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            • Task Sequence Import - Mass Overwrite / Ignore

              When importing a TS, and you have multiple dependencies to import with it, would be nice to have a check box to overwrite all, instead of clicking on each one to overwrite, or ignore.

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              • powershell task sequence conditions

                It would be nice if you could use a Powershell script in much the same way you can as a configuration item but as a task sequence condition. I had a situation recently where I needed to create a PS object from a WMI query and query a particular property that wasn't explicitly exposed which kept failing with the native WMI query option. I worked around it but a 'use powershell script' option would have been great.

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                • Nested Task Sequence Variable

                  Now that we have nested task sequences, the next logical step seems to be to add the ability to have a step in the master task sequence to nest a task sequence based on a variable instead of a statically chosen TS. See the same type of step for applications and packages.

                  In our environment, this ability would be the last feature required to make a truly dynamic and ZTE for our IT Operations users.

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                  • Support using OSDDownloadContent.exe outside of Download Package Content TS step

                    A number of organizations are using OSDDownloadContent.exe outside of Download Package Content TS Step to download dynamic driver content (made popular by http://www.scconfigmgr.com/modern-driver-management/). In this scenario, driver package version information is missing in the TS environment during TS runtime (i.e. SMSTSSourceVersion%PackageID% TS variables are not set). When an Alternate Content Provider is called using SMSTSDownloadProgram to download content, the ACP is unable to determine which version of the package needs to be downloaded and can result in download failure or downloading the incorrect version of a driver.

                    Ideally, OSDDownloadContent.exe would be able to retrieve the current version and update…

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                    • Allow Application installation in Task Sequence for applications without content

                      When trying to add applications to be installed during OSD that do not have any content, the deployment will fail.

                      As we are heavily relying on wrapped Chocolatey packages for application deployments this would be a great Addition.

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                      • OSUninstall - Make ConfigMgr Aware of going back to previous builds

                        Please Make CM aware if an OSUninstall (Reverting to previous Build) has happened, so it can heal itself into a functional state. Currently if you perform an OSUninstall from say 1809 to 1709, after you've upgraded originally to 1809 using a CM Task Sequence, the CM Client is non-functional.
                        Client is in Provisioning Mode, Services are disabled, and once you fix that, it thinks it's int he middle of the Task Sequence and shows the Upgrade TS "Installing", so then you need to clear that out.

                        Please make OSUninstall & CM Play Nice together, so we can offer users the…

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                        • Build Task Sequences under the Applications folder and be able to advertise, filter and add icons

                          Build Task Sequences under the Applications folder and be able to advertise, filter and add icons.

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                          • media from primary site

                            When creating stand-alone media, allow primary site selection

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                            • WPF Support in WinPE

                              A lot of folks are building WPF apps and frontends that are used at the start of OSD. The most recent PE has stopped supporting this all together. I'm not sure if this is the correct user voice, but the ability to whip up an app to run in PE makes OSD a lot more flexible. It'd be excellent to have it back and to have it be a bit more robust.

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                              • Add the ability to specifiy Dev/Test versions of apps/packages/etc and integrate this into Task Sequence logic for easier Testing.

                                We maintain 2 copies of our task sequence. We make changes to the DEV TS then copy the entire TS contents into the Prod TS when we have completed testing. The issue we generally have is that we also have Dev/Test versions of our apps/packages/etc. If our DEV TS is referencing the DEV items, we then have to go through the Prod TS after we paste and update them back to the prod versions. In some cases, we've just added logic to test if we are in DEV and always use the DEV packages, but that adds extra processing steps…

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                                • Add the Option to rerun a deployed Task Sequence on specific Clients in a Device-Collection

                                  Add the Option to rerun the deployed Task Sequence of a Device-Collection. Also it would be good to have the Option to rerun a deployed Task at the Monitoring-Tab in the failed-Tab.

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                                  • Install Third Party Software Updates during TS Install Software Updates step

                                    Currently (v1806 or later) Third Party Software Updates are not being installed during the Install Software Updates step in a Task Sequence.

                                    Ideally third party software updates should be installed just like regular updates during the Task Sequence. A machine should be fully patched (secure and end-user ready) when it leaves the deployment bench.

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                                    • Please, add the PXE boot support/feature for Phased Deployment of task sequences.

                                      Please, add the PXE boot support/feature for Phased Deployment of task sequences.

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                                      • Pre-Cache In-Place Upgrade - TS Variable to set OS Source

                                        When doing a In-place upgrade and using Pre-Cache, the Task sequence process copies the needed files from Cache to \_SMSTaskSequence\packages. This process can take some time when the in-place upgrade media is more than 4GB. this is unnecessary, there should be a variable to say install the OS directly from cache, or like the task sequence step to Download package content have a variable for the pre-cached source files that can then be used to access the OS later when upgrading, so that the content does not have to be copied from cache to the \_SMSTaskSequence folder but rather accessed…

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                                        • Support PXE responder to run on same server as DHCP

                                          Currently it is not supported to use the built in PXE responder on the same server that is running DHCP. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their own servers for SCCM DPs.

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                                            These changes are now in our 1901 Technical Preview

                                            Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1901
                                            Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/A-New-Perspective-on-Client-Health-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/324621

                                            When you enable a PXE responder on a distribution point without Windows Deployment Service, it can now be on the same server as the DHCP service. Add the following settings to support this configuration:
                                            Set the DWord value DoNotListenOnDhcpPort to 1 in the following registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\DP.
                                            Set DHCP option 60 to PXEClient.
                                            Restart the SCCMPXE and DHCP services on the server.

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