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  1. 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 inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.

  2. Fix the text in the title bar of the Admin Console to be correctly aligned with the top of the window when maximised

    Currently when the Admin Console is maximised some of the text in the title bar is not aligned correctly, it is set too high and is cut off. It displays correctly when the window is not maximised. See attached screenshots for example of what I mean.

    This is in 1706, but it has been like this for multiple versions now.

    It's only a minor cosmetic thing, but it's quite distracting.

    54 votes
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  3. 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 downloadingā€¦

    31 votes
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  4. Please fix CCM_Client and CCM_DiscoveryData Discovery on Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll

    We use Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll in Version 5.1706.1034.1000. The Discover() Method from "Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.Messages.ConfigMgrDataDiscoveryRecordMessage" return wrong results on CCMClient (InstanceDataXml : <CCMClient><ClientId>GUID:4D440652-FEC7-4709-B84C-1EC844F910FD</ClientId><ClientIdChangeDate>09/20/2017 14:50:30</ClientIdChangeDate><ClientVersion>5.00.8325.0000</ClientVersion><PreviousClientId>Unknown</PreviousClientId></CCMClient>, We use current Version SCCM1702) and on CCMDiscoveryData, the OS is Microsoft Windows NT Server 10.0 on a Windows 10 1703 Client (InstanceDataXml : <CCMDiscoveryData><PlatformID>Microsoft Windows NT Server 10.0</PlatformID></CCMDiscoveryData>)

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  5. Task Sequence Step / Action / Option "Generate Custom Status Message

    It would be really helpful to have the possibility to generate a Status Message with a custom Message ID from within a tasksequence. Maybe as a seperate step, maybe as an checkmark under the "Options" tab.

    This message ID could be used to trigger a Status Filter Rule more granular to improve overall Status Filter Rule performance.

    Example: A company with 20k Clients deploys Operating Systems and Software via task sequences, the result ist that there are hundreds of thousands of 11171 events. When we are able to set a Message ID 65000 in the OSD Task Aequence, we areā€¦

    61 votes
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  6. Support for the new Boundary model in Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll

    The Messaging.dll only Support the old Boundary model for content requests and MP request. We need support for the new boundary model.

    6 votes
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  7. Run Scripts: Do not preserve parameters when scripts are re-run, and log parameter usage in Monitoring

    When using parameters, the last value used should be blanked out when run again. The value of parameters is the dynamics of it all. You can overwrite the value but seems it would be best servers to not retain the value after running. Would also be great if the parameter used was logged in the Script Status node for ease of tracking.

    4 votes
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  8. LiveFlow of DP to Network

    Currently there is no centralized way within ConfigMgr to determine if the expected desire of boundaries for content / site assignment works as expected. As boundaries can be configured in multiple ways (subnet, ad, range etc) and also allows to fallback between different servers - it would be good to allow insight into what clients from what networks are connecting to a DP to retrieve content. This would allow if the current design works as expected.

    Information that would be useful for on-prem DP;
    1. Devices (COUNT?) connecting from network (initial octets/subnet-mask)
    2. Connectivity type: local, remote, fallback etc...
    3.ā€¦

    11 votes
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  9. translate configmgr related popups on non english windows clients properly, or make it possible to customize popups and notifications

    software center notifications are not translated properly, if u use a non english windows client. it would be great to correct this or give our customers the possibility to customize these popup messages.

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. When running the "Modify site database configuration" option, allow support for keeping SQL servername the same

    When going through the process of changing the configuration for the site database (in order to move it to a new SQL server), if you are keeping your SQL server name the same, the wizard will not allow you to input the same SQL server name as the old. We want to get rid of our SQL 2008 R2 servers running on Windows 2008 R2 and replace with Server 2016 and SQL 2016, but also keep the same hostname for the new server. Our only option since the wizard doesn't support this scenario is to do a backup and restore.

    7 votes
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  11. O365 ADR for New Office Installs

    We have the ability to setup ADR's for O365 updates, but we need the ability to create O365 ADR's for downloads and deployments of the newest O365 Installers to new images that do not have O365 installed yet.

    32 votes
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  12. Selected Client Setting is Lost when Changing Priority

    If you sort and then re-prioritize a given client setting it does not maintain the selection. So if you want prioritize something multiple times you need to re-select it every time.

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  13. Create a PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlet parameter to add return codes to application deployment types

    Add a PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlet parameter to add return codes to application deployment types.

    12 votes
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  14. 4 votes
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  15. Collection Expiration

    Provide an option to "expire" a collection where it gets removed (or at lease collection evaluations are disabled) on a specified date. This would help with the collection evaluator from becoming overloaded with processing Pilot/Test collections that were "forgotten".

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  16. OSD Task Sequence Restart Computer step needs "if reboot pending" option

    Please add to the Restart Computer OSD task sequence step an option that will check if the system requires a reboot and then only restart the computer if it needs to. Right now to work around this need, we have to execute a PowerShell script and write the results to a custom task sequence variable and then use that variable as a condition on the Restart Computer step. Adding this option natively would be much more elegant. Attached is the script we're using.

    59 votes
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  17. Add the ability to Copy an Existing Boot Image

    I would like to be able to copy a boot image so I can update it and make changes without breaking the original boot image. Currently you have to create all new boot images by hand and manually add the drivers.

    52 votes
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  18. MVP - DCR wanted for server groups

    My customer has +_ 600 maintenance windows using the server grouping feature .

    Feature Request Nr1 : They use the node drain / node resume feature with PowerShell. They are still modifying and changing the script almost every week . That script is used for those 600 collections :

    a) a central repository/place to enter the script details and be able to reuse that for each server group collection like for power management custom templates .
    b) If they make a change in the ā€œcentralā€ PowerShell repository , it keeps history ( Like application revisions ) and replaces that automaticallyā€¦

    1 vote
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  19. Option to use proxy only for syncing from internet (and not between SUPs)

    When configuring proxy for SUP syncing, the same proxy will be used not only to sync updates from internet on primary SUP, but also to sync from primary SUP to other SUPs.
    This creates a problem in a scenario where proxy is only allowed to access internet, since without it we can not sync from internet, and with it we can't sync between SUPs.

    6 votes
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  20. Allow multiple lines in Run Command Line for Task Sequences

    Currently we can only add one command line per task. Can that be changed to add support for multiple command lines and only return the error code on the resulting script? This would allow for much faster development and trouble-shooting in task sequences.

    3 votes
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