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  1. PostOOBE

    Copied and pasted from a closed feature request.

    Below is a feature that we at the AFECMO could use to ensure that our branding can be competed in a singe TS step. With out this functionality we have to create a task sequence step to manually run setup.exe with the desired arguments.

    Several command-line options are available to upgrade Windows 10 (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/windows-setup-command-line-options).
    By default, the "Upgrade operating system" task use the following command "Setup.exe /auto Upgrade /NoReboot /Quiet /DynamicUpdate Disable /ImageIndex 1 /PostOOBE <location> /PostRollback <location>" and if you want to use other switches, you must delete theā€¦

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  2. Task Sequence - View Only option

    Add Option to View TS, instead of "edit". Often times I just want to look at a TS for reference, and not edit it. Just safe guarding the TS from my accidental clicks.

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  3. Allow optional software (via software center) to work over SCCM CMG

    CMG is a good solution for internet managed clients, except software center and optional software don't yet work for it. These should also seamlessly work.

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  4. Add ability to not include Autorun.inf when building SCCM OSD boot media.

    Our Antivirus/malware tools blocks autorun.inf in our environment as well as it is a huge attack vector

    15 votes
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  5. Allow us to copy information out of the "Asset Details" pane in the Deployment Status screen

    Currently the Asset Details window in the Deployment Status screen is a good overview of what is going on with any given deployment. However, many times assets in the Error or Unknown tabs require additional steps from us. I'd like to propose that the ability to copy information from the Asset Details window (much like Ctrl+C on a collection) is added to the Configuration Manager console.

    This would allow us to automate many actions with scripts and provide quick reports without having to write custom queries

    65 votes
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  6. Display what distribution point is being used during a task sequence.

    When using a task sequence I would like to know what DP is being used since we have multiple DPs and would hope that I'm not using one on the other side of town. IE......Applying Operating System from "Distribution Point" or Installing Application from "Distribution Point."

    10 votes
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  7. Allow parameters to "Run Script"

    When using the "Run Script" against a collection allow the script to accept parameters.

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  8. Fix the renaming of collections

    The following behaviour should be fixed

    1. Create 'Collection A'
    2. Create 'Collection B'
    3. Go to the properties of Collection A. Under Membership Rules, go to Add Rule and select 'Include Collections'. Choose 'Collection B'.
    4. Rename 'Collection B' to 'Collection C'.
    5. Note that under the Membership Rules, Collection C is still referenced using it's old name.

    When a collection is renamed, this change should also be reflected under the 'Membership Rules' of other collections.

    24 votes
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  9. Set Maximum Run Time on Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 > 10 minutes

    Cumulative Updates for Windows Server 2016 sync with a maximum run time of 10 minutes every month. The same cumulative update for Windows 10 1607 is set to 60 minutes.

    Could you set the Server 2016 to 60 minutes instead of 10? This update never completes in less that 30 or 45 minutes.

    35 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. SMSTSLastActionName

    In our OSD image we utilize the _SMSTSLastActionRetCode for error capturing. This helps us identify in the log where the image is specifically failing, but it doesn't provide very much value to the technician performing the image.

    It would be nice if there was an additional variable of _SMSTSLastActionName, which passes the task sequence steps name instead of the return code. This would allow us to display a prompt with the action that failed in addition to the failure code.

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed. This was actually completed in 1810 release, my bad for not updating.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  11. Provide a version of cmtrace that is compatible with AppLocker / Device Guard

    At the moment when cmtrace is opened, it extracts the appropriate architecture version to AppData\Local\Temp\<temporary file name>.tmp and executes it. Customers often put cmtrace in the system32 directory of computers to aid with troubleshooting.

    With recent randsomware attacks, companies are starting to look at blocking programs from executing from AppData with AppLocker and Device Guard.

    A workaround so far has been to copy the tmp file and rename it to cmtrace.exe and placing it in approved directory for executing applications, but this sort of extra effort could easily be solved by providing an update to the tool that simply includesā€¦

    28 votes
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  12. Upgrade Operating System Task should be able to use Windows Servicing Content and Allow user interaction

    Problem:
    ā€¢ Current state of windows 10 servicing via upgrade sequence requires full media to take the client through setup.
    o Full media is 2x the size of existing ESD (upgrade content)
    o The Upgrade Operating System step does not allow the end user to defer the reboot nor does it warn the user of a reboot pending once setup has been kicked off

    Change Request (Requirements)
    I. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit the administrator to reference windows 10 servicing content
    II. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit theā€¦

    116 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to completed – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    This ask spans a couple of areas, we’ve addressed the system reboot customization with the variable SMSTSRebootDelayNext – I’ll close this item and return your votes to you.

    For using ESD, we have this item https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/16896706-windows-10-upgrade-servicing if you want to add your votes to that.

    [Aaron Smith – I’ve sent you a couple of messages to help solve your issue, let me know the status, thanks]

  13. Integrate full inventory triggers into Support Center (HINV/SINV)

    Invoking triggers in the Support Center tool will queue a delta inventory, which does not address the conditions where BADMIFs consume the scans for DeltaMismatch, Outdated etc. where the resync does not occur. This requires the additional FULL INVENTORY CYCLE to create the next major scan version:

    [wmi]"ROOT\ccm\invagt:InventoryActionStatus.InventoryActionID='{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001}'" | remove-wmiobject
    ([wmiclass]'ROOT\ccm:SMS_Client').TriggerSchedule('{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001}')

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  14. Ability to upgrade Server Operating systems using Upgrade Task Sequence

    Just as we are all familiar with Workstation OS upgrades and using upgrade task sequences to move from a lower version to a higher version workstation OS I would like to ask that this be allowed for Server OS'es. Never mind the methodology you subscribe to when thinking of "upgrading" a server OS, having it as a 'possible' tool in the admin chest would be awesome.

    I recently discovered a bug on guest OS Linux RHEL 7 running on Server 2012 R2 Data-center Hyper V where the RTC clock injects very/different time wrong at boot. There is a fix "onā€¦

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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Hi Patrick,

    Apologies for the delay in updating this item. We do support upgrade for Server, our documentation didn’t call that out directly and I made sure that was updated. See – Ability to upgrade Server Operating systems using Upgrade Task Sequence
    That was updated last September and I forgot to loop back on your User Voice time

    Also, passed this information re: Server support to our CSS to make sure everyone’s on the same page

  15. Offline Servicing - Select Indexes to Update

    At the moment, when you do Offline Image Servicing on a Server WIM - it applies it to all image indexes (Standard, Standard Core, Datacenter, Datacenter Core, etc...)

    Can we have an option to select which index (or indexes) we would like to service?

    If someone only deploys Standard (gui) and never Datancentre, they don't really need to patch it..

    It would also save some time

    32 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed.
    The Add Operating System Import wizard now has an option for selecting the index to import.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  16. When Expiring Updates based on Supersedence Rules also Decline them in WSUS

    When SCCM expires updates based on the configured Supersedence Rules it only does so in SCCM, not WSUS. Additionally, SCCM does not approve updates in WSUS.
    Because of these two facts the WSUS Cleanup Wizard will never decline superseded updates. They are neither expired (as they are in SCCM) nor are their superseding updates approved (a requirement for the WSUS Cleanup Wizard). This causes a bloated Update Catalog that can cause very real client issues. There are scripts available to handle this situation but this is the last mile issue in regards to WSUS maintenance. If the product declined theā€¦

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  17. WMF 5.1 breaks class registrations for the ConfigMgr client agent

    I've localized this issue to WMF 5.1 on Windows 7. With this installed, the WMI namespace: root\ccm\policy\defaultmacine\requestedconfig becomes invalid. This is important because in In-Place upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the task sequence agent cannot resume the task sequence without being able to read this namespace.

    These are the relevant errors I see in the SMSTS.log:

    `Failed to open WMI Namespace 'root\ccm\policy\defaultmachine\requestedconfig'. WMI Repository may be corrupted. Invalid namespace (Error: 8004100E; Source: WMI)`

    `Error compiling client config policies. code 8004100E`

    `Task Sequence Manager could not initialize Task Sequence Environment. code 8004100E`

    `Task sequence execution failed with errorā€¦

    16 votes
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  18. Update ZTIGather.wsf for new Win32_SystemEnclosure values

    Line 419, add values 30, 31, 32:
    Case "8", "9", "10", "11", "12", "14", "18", "21", "30", "31", "32"

    http://thinkdeploy.blogspot.com/2017/04/new-enclosure-types-for-convertible.html

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  19. Rework express updates for faster client installation

    Per: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-express-installation-files-for-windows-10-updates

    "Using express installation files provides for smaller downloads and faster installation times on clients."

    Through a case I opened with Microsoft, it was communicated to me that the current express update design is solely meant to reduce network bandwidth. There is no promise of expedited installation time. This is misleading and limits the purpose of express updates for remote office scenarios.

    Additionally the express update deltas have to be decompressed and recombined in order to complete the installation which requires significant CPU usage.

    The combination of these issues causes express updates to provide little benefit to customers inā€¦

    58 votes
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  20. delete each collection member from the database

    The "Delete each collection member from the database" tick box clickable field extends to immediately above the "OK" button, making it extremely easy to select on accident. The field should only exist within the space of the box itself, or slightly outside of it.

    36 votes
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