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  1. Pass script parameters with Invoke-CMScript

    Allow the Invoke-CMScript to pass script parameters. This could be done with a ScriptParameter hashtable similar to how Invoke-CMReport functions.

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      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    • Run executable package content (posh script or exe) from RAMdisc

      I need an ability to run executable content, especially posh scripts, in winpe from RAMdisk. I mean, then there is no initialised or partitioned disks in the system.

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        2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
      • Boot Image Azure Powershell

        Include option to inject Azure Powershell Cmdlets (including Azure Automation) into Boot Images. As many organizations are moving to the cloud, including the ability to login and run tasks in Azure is a must.

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

          Thanks for your feedback. Updating status to noted.

          This item is very similar to "Add “AD Powershell Module” as Optional Component for boot images"

          We had to decline that as we cannot ship or take a dependency on the AD module. Similarly we won’t be able to take a dependency on Azure PSH module – we can only add what’s in the ADK.

          Your ask covers a bit more ground with the ability to run tasks in Azure so I’ll leave as noted for now.

        • Import/Export Cmdlet Parameter aliases

          Could we please have a common alias for the file path parameters in the various import/export cmdlets?

          For example, currently we have:
          1. Export-CMBaseline uses -Path to set output path, and
          2. Export-CMTaskSequence uses -ExportFilePath.

          Then we have:
          1. Import-CMBaseline using -FileName to determine location of exported files
          2. Import-CMApplication using -FilePath,
          3. Import-CMTasksequence using -Path.

          A common alias like "Path" or "FilePath" for all these parameters will be very handy in reducing complexity of scripts calling your Cmdlets.

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          • Add preflight checks and improve documentation for the ā€œModify SQL Server configurationā€ option

            1.) When running the SCCM Setup Wizard and choosing ā€œModify SQL Server configurationā€ there does not appear to be an adequate preflight check to ensure Config Manager is running with full administrative rights to A) operating systems, B) SQL instances and C) Config Manager itself. These permissions are (obviously) critical to a SQL configuration change. In enterprise environments, setup.exe should be reaching out to check rights to all the things it needs to modify (file system, registry, certificates, etc.) before it executes the changes. Partial modification of the configuration has catastrophic results.

            2.) Execution of the SQL configuration change doesā€¦

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              2 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
            • Upgrade Operating System Built-in Step: Add Option to Keep Files Only

              Customer does not have the store installed and using the built-in TS step keeps files and apps. I know that the "OSDSetupAdditionalUpgradeOptions" variable can be used, but it would be nice to have the option on the built-in TS step.

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

                Thanks for responding.

                We cannot provide a different migration options for the reasons I outlined below. Anything other than ‘Applications, Data and Settings’ will leave the machine unmanaged – while we developed the new upgrade step we tested them all.

                I’ll see if I can source steps for reinstalling the Store without having to complete a restore.

              • Prevent the SCCM client from using hyper-v IP addresses

                If you install Hyper-V on Windows 10, it will create a default adapter and randomly create an IP address, usually in the 172.x.x.x subnet. If by chance, you have a boundary that this random IP address falls into, the SCCM client will think it is part of this boundary, in addition to the boundary associated with it's physical NIC. The client considers both boundaries to be a Current boundary group and will therefore potentially download content from DP's associated within either boundary. In most situations, this additional DP will likely be across a WAN link which of course can causeā€¦

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                  Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Limiting the number of characters in a Collection Variable

                  We use collection variables when imaging a new machine, Specifically the OSDComputerName variable is used for naming the machines. Sometimes machines get named incorrectly and have too many characters. If I was able to limit the amount of characters that could be used in a Collection Variable, I could set OSDComputerName to be only 15 characters and our task sequences would not fail because the name is too long.

                  I would also appreciate if we could exclude special characters from being typed. Thanks!

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                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                  • Enhance Phased Deployment for Applications

                    TL;DR: Make Phased Deployments for Applications the same as Phased Deployments for Task Sequences where you can create up to 10 phases and manually initiate the second phase of deployment.

                    Explanation:
                    Currently in 1806 although you can create a phased deployment for an Application, you're limited in two key areas:

                    1) You cannot manually create phases for an application
                    2) You cannot manually begin the second phase of deployment for an application
                    3) You are limited to 2 phases for an application

                    In our environment we follow a controlled graceful deployment process where an Application Model application is deployed office-by-officeā€¦

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                      1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to specify the keyboard layout in the Boot Images properties

                      I know we can use the DISM command to set the input locale but from my point of view it should exist a field in the Boot Image properties where you could specify the layout you want.

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                        3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                      • hashdir.exe for SCCM CB SHA256

                        The old version of HASHDIR.exe tool doesn't work with new version of SCCM. This could be because of SHA256 hashing of SCCM CB.
                        Is there any possibility to release a new version HASHDIR.exe tool for SHA256 hashed content. This would be really useful whenever SCCM admins want to perform has miss match troubleshooting ...
                        This concern was raised by Stefan - https://twitter.com/stefan_farnik/status/1030075218365227008

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                          1 comment  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                        • Powershell 6.x support everywhere in SCCM

                          Explicitly being able to select the option of using PowerShell 6.x in scripts/compliance rules/task sequences would be a good future thinking feature to adopt as soon as possible.

                          Ideally a version option built in to SCCM like that for x32/64 OS, but for PS 5.1/6.x would make this interesting.

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                          • Flowchart : Pre-download content for a task sequence" (client side)

                            Hi,

                            If possible, please provide flowchart for this scenario --> Pre-download content for a task sequence" (client side)

                            (My issue is --> BITS error during TS predownload content, after cleaning bits jobs, predownload will never restart)

                            Maybe this flowchart will help us ?

                            Actually in Configmgr 1806

                            Thank you !

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                              0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                            • MVP-New-CMConfigurationItem / Set-CMConfigurationItem supported platform

                              the New-CMConfigurationItem and Set-CMConfigurationItem should be able to set the supported platforms. today this is not possible to easily perform this task

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                              • creating image for windows 10 for sccm

                                Would like to capture and deploy image of windows 10 PC to SCCM

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

                                  Updating status to Noted

                                  Hi. Support for Windows 10 was added in our 1511 release back when Windows 10 was released. As well as the same Build, Capture, Deploy we’ve had for all previous Windows versions we added a new In-place Upgrade task sequence template and step

                                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/scenarios-to-deploy-enterprise-operating-systems

                                  Is there a gap in the functionality you’re seeing or something else – let us know, we’d like to address your ask and help you with deploying Windows 10.

                                • Clarify relationship between SC and SCCM

                                  List of discrepancies treating CM "Configuration Manager" different from DPM, SCOM, SCORCH, SCSM:
                                  - The SC Roadmap makes no mention of CM. http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/9/6/59602436-C9C5-48A1-B305-827654B9077B/System_Center_Roadmap_EN_US.pdf
                                  - All the SC components except for CM appear to be on the same SAC (Semi-Annual Channel) software release train schedule with two releases (1801 and 1807) to date. https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/07/24/system-center-1807-available-now/
                                  - The Microsoft Docs URL for CM does not include "system-center", whereas the other SC offerings do. e.g. https://docs.microsoft.com/system-center/scom/ vs https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm

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                                  • Add the ability to run Software Updates with a Stand-Alone Media

                                    Please add the ability to run software updates with a stand-alone media. This would allow us to add software updates to our reference images without having to use PXE.

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

                                      Thanks for your feedback and suggestion.

                                      We’ve a couple more items that are similar asks – basically anything that’s blocked by MP communication when using Standalone media.
                                      I’ll look to merge these items in the near future then see about addressing a ‘Connected Standalone Media’

                                    • Maintenance window recurrence pattern offset from a base day

                                      Allow the recurrence pattern for maintenance windows to be scheduled with an offset from a base day.

                                      Meaning, if we want a maintenance window on the Wednesday following the Second Tuesday of every month, we could configure a maintenance window for the Second Tuesday with a +1 offset.

                                      (This would be similar to the offset option added to ADRs in 1802.)

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                                        Noted  ·  18 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                      • Standardize package properties between SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects

                                        SMS_TaskSequence_RunCommandLineAction uses PackageID
                                        SMS_TaskSequence_InstallApplicationAction uses AppInfo (and ApplicationName?)
                                        SMS_TaskSequence_ApplyDriverPackageAction uses DriverPackageID
                                        SMS_TaskSequence_ApplyOperatingSystemAction uses ImagePackageID
                                        SMS_TaskSequence_UpgradeOperatingSystemAction uses InstallPackageID

                                        While they are different objects and they do different things, shouldn't this be standardized across classes that can have content dependencies in a TS? This makes the data coming out of Get-CMTaskSequenceStep difficult to work with, as you have to keep a rolling library of properties to check for Package ID's.

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                                          0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add line numbers in CMTrace

                                          I often use a tool to search all log files for a particular entry, and the search results tell me what line the entry is located on within each log file. If CMTrace had line numbers, it would help locate the search results within the log files.

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