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  1. Trigger log collection from task sequence either automatically or via client action

    The new option in the console for Client diagnostics - Collect Log files, need to be able to trigger option from the client running a task sequence. The reason for this is when a task sequence logic encounters a error and you want to auto capture the logs, this client action will be key to automating the log captures. Also for Windows 10 Servicing where the machine runs on the Internet and capturing the logs works great over the CMG, but again just want to automate the log capture than rather manually capturing the logs.

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  2. Missing cmdlet: Set-CMApplicationGroupDeployment

    We need the ability to deploy application groups with PowerShell.

    Similar to Set-CMApplicationDeployment - but for groups.

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  3. Have preview button when building collections

    When building collections (particularly query collections) it would be handy to be able to preview the devices/users in the collection as written before you commit. Today we have to edit the collection, update membership, refresh then confirm that the membership is correct. If you have a button inside of "Edit Query Statement" it would save a lot of hassle.

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  4. Add "Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops" in the “Operating system” of requirements as an option”

    The provided Application Model Operation System Conditions for Windows 10 versions are limited in scope. Currently the Operator options for Windows 10 are two choices.

    Windows 10 (Select This to get the two below)
    All Windows 10 (ARM64)
    All Windows 10 (64-bit)
    All Windows 10 (32-bit)

    We're using "Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops" and we're not able to select this operating system from here.

    Please add "Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops" under windows 10 node or please provide a way to edit this list.

    Thank you.

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  5. Some models pre-download driver packages for other models (Add an "Exact match" checkbox)

    We have a lot of different kinds of Dell client computers and some of the model names are very alike.

    We also have a network which doesn’t allow us to use peer-to-peer techniques to lower bandwidth usage so we need to create rings and make a couple of computers at the time pre-download osupgrade packages and drivers before deploying an IPU to the mass.

    Two of the models we have are "Latitude 7390" and "Latitude 7390 2-in-1".
    (This is not the only combo of models that suffers from this behavior)
    We've created one driver package for each of them.
    But…

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  6. Install Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) Before Other Updates When User Initiated

    The Current Branch 2002 release introduced a feature to install SSUs first but only when triggered by the deadline.
    From the docs:
    "SSUs are installed first only for non-user initiated installs. For instance, if a user initiates an installation for multiple updates from Software Center, the SSU might not be installed first."

    A lot of work has been put into encouraging user-participation in the patching process. I want the user to decide when they're ready to install the updates and avoid situations where the deadlines impact their work. In those scenarios the behavior introduced in 2002 therefore not helpful.

    I…

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  7. Ability to create writable RAM drive when no other writable partiotions available

    The essential need to run executable content from package before drive partitioning step (or any other case of unavailability of writable partiotion). "Data Access" package feature seems not working in OSD TS.

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    Updating status to Noted. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for details on each status value.

    Thanks for your feedback, may I ask for more details. Are you saying the ‘Run another program first’ option on the task sequence properties is not working?
    Or how are you launching the executable content? Also, to run from the distribution point using q task sequence step e.g. Run Command Line step or Install Package the task sequence deployment must use "Access content directly from a distribution point when needed by the running task sequence’ set.
    For that that to be set, all referenced packages need the ‘Copy the content in this package to a package share’ set.

    Let us know more about what your trying and we should be able to help out.

  8. API/PowerShell cmdlet to manage/automate CMG certificate renewals

    Companies are looking for alternatives to the large public CA authorities like Verisign and DigiCert, one such alternative is Let's Encypt. They offer free public-signed certificates, the only problem is the certificates need to be renewed every 90 days. The renewal can be automated using Certbot.

    However there does not appear to be any functionality in the current ConfigMgr release to allow for automated certificate replacement/renewal. This seems to be a gap in the PowerShell functionality.

    Sure its only a few minutes every 90 days to log into the console open up the CMG instance and update the certificate, and…

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  9. Full support for ECC Certificates

    Machines with an EEC client certificate can connect to the DP to download the content and install the agent but the client never registers with the site.

    once i suspected the ECC certs I was able to find thread on technet which confirms the same issue I was seeing
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/cc9ec0ff-5998-4225-9ce1-2c7b5fe5677d/sccm-and-ecc-certificates-not-supported?forum=ConfigMgrDeployment

    17 votes
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  10. Integrate the Desktop Analytics Logs Collector

    When you need to troubleshoot desktop analytics you can use DesktopAnalyticsLogsCollector.ps1 but then you have collect the log files or have remote access to the clients.

    Can you integrate the Desktop Analytics Logs Collector into the Client Diagnostics work being taken as part of TP 1912).

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  11. Add a vendor parameter to Get-CMSoftwareUpdate

    Add a vendor parameter to Get-CMSoftwareUpdate

    This will help identify updates from specific vendors that have been provided through Third-party Software Update Catalogues.

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  12. Tool to find out what cause SCCM Client installation/Communication failure on Workstations

    In our environment SCCM Server installs client on discovered resource but they failed to install due to machine specific issue, could you prepare a tool which we can give it to floor support technician to run on machine which have SCCM Client issue or Installation failure, the tool should check for all prerequisites for client install also firewall issues like (WMI and File and Print sharing not allowed ) it should the issue with which it becomes easy to fix the underlying problem and get the sccm client successfully deployed

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  13. Extend "Model" field to Packages & Applications for Pre-caching of Task Sequence content

    The new Model field on drivers is useful, but needs to be extended to other content types, like Packages & Applications, where Model specific items need to be installed (e.g. specific HP SoftPaqs, or video drivers that need to run from .EXE etc).

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  14. Enable Tamper Protection via SCCM

    It would be nice to have ability to enable Tamper Protection in defender via SCCM antimalware policy

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  15. Make Get-CMPackage Return All Packages

    Currently, Get-CMPackage only returns “ordinary packages”, not software update packages or task sequence packages or other types. If you run the command in verbose mode, you can see the WQL query filters PackageType=0 and activity <>3.

    Documentation for this cmdlet states “Get-CMPackage returns all packages” and this is wrong. It returns all packages where type = 0. Can we please create PackageType as a parameter so all packages can be managed with one cmdlet?

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  16. Variable with Full OU path

    Take the OU path from 'Network Settings" and turn it into a variable e.g. _SMSMachineOUpath
    I use dynamic variables to determine the OU based on location and device so my Domain OU path has OU=%devicetype%,OU=Location,OU=workstations,DC=Contoso,DC.com
    so it would be nice to have the actual value in a variable that I can reference later say in a script to move existing object to the above created OU. I can see the full path in the SMSTS.log, but not in a variable. Also removing the LDAP:\ from the start could be handy in some situations I guess.

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    Hi Marty,

    Vlad ask to pass this on:

    He can try at the beginning of TS to add steps to set variables that I listed in my reply to the same strings that he entered in the UI of Network Settings step? Which will result in Network Settings step take the values from these global variables (not from UI, even though they may be the same). But it will also have a side effect that these variables will be available during task sequence for whatever he wants to user them for.

    I’ll have a bit of time at the weekend. I’ve a couple of ideas about removing the LDPA:\\ you mentioned. Can you describe the scenario you want to address, please?

    Thanks

  17. Improve folder support in cmdlets

    Actually, it is possible to create a collection with a cmdlet. But we cannot create it in a specific location. We need moving it after creating the collection. Why not just add a parameter to the New-CMDeviceCollection cmdlet?

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    Thank you for your feedback. Folder support is something that is very limited in the cmdlet library today and something that’s in our backlog to improve in a future release. In my opinion, I think the way things should work is if you’re in a collection folder in the cmdlet drive provider, it should just create the collection in the right place.

    I’ve linked this feedback to our internal work item to improve folder support so this doesn’t get lost.

    Thanks!

  18. monitor the ConfigMgr PXE Responder Service

    I would like a way to monitor the ConfigMgr PXE Responder Service when an error occurs. For instance, when starting an osdeploy and the bootimage fail to load with error 0xC0000001, the smspxe.log simply stops its output, not generating any error. With the WDS-service, this error was easily detected in the eventlog.

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    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.

    Thanks for your feedback, we added the status messages for our ConfigMgr PXE responder in our 2002 release.

    See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2002#improvements-to-os-deployment for more information.

  19. Add /ResetBase to New-CMOperatingSystemImageUpdateSchedule

    Now that optimization of the WIM and removal of superseded updates is available as an option for offline servicing in the console, it would be great if this option could be added as a switch to the New-CMOperatingSystemImageUpdateSchedule cmdlet. I use this cmdlet to automate scheduling of updates in an ADG against all my WIMs so it would be great if I could shrink them down at the same time without needing to do this in the console.

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    Thanks for your feedback.

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

    We’ve addressed this in our 1902 release as well as the ability to import a single .wim from the multi-index .wim.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/get-started/manage-operating-system-images#BKMK_AddOSImages

    As Vlad mentioned, the New-CMOperatingSystemImageUpdateSchedule CmdLet has -RemoveSupersededUpdates

    I’ll update the status to completed if this addressed your ask. If not, then let us know any gaps.

  20. Have the console alert when the task sequence size is reached

    The task sequence has a 32MB size limit for all policy. But for some reason they are actually limited to 16MB. But the Product Group is aware of the problem. I know they are working on fixing the 16MB limit.

    This will help us troubleshoot and determine when the task sequence has reached this size.

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