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  1. Integrate /ResetBase and WIM Optimization/Exporting into Offline Servicing

    In the interest in making my OS deployment task sequences as fast and as optimized as possible, I always optimize WIM files anytime they're updated or re-created.

    In my build/capture task sequence, I add a step at the very end before capture to run DISM /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase so that all of the superseded updates are removed from the base image before it is captured. This results in a smaller WIM file and obviously, faster deployment times.

    With the built-in Offline Servicing option for OS images, once new updates are added, they remain in the component store of the image whenā€¦

    72 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      63 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        53 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
        • Software Center: Add option to set Primary Device/User

          One of the last remaining features that is missing from the Application Catalog is the ability to configure UDA (Primary Device/User) from within Software Center.

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            3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
          • Allow copying text from deployment monitoring "More details" window

            The "More Details" right-click function in the Asset Details view under each monitored deployment currently does not allow you to highlight and copy any of the text. This might sometimes be handy while sending deployment information to colleagues or building hand-made lists of computers with a specific error status, etc.

            37 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
            • 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

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

                Updating status to started.

                We’ve made some changes to image import so that a single index can be selected.

                These changes and other improvements to Offline Servicing are available 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

              • Run PowerShell Command in Task Sequence

                In the a Task Sequence you have the option to 'Run PowerShell Script' where you have to specify a package \ script name etc. Could we have 'Run PowerShell Command' this saves having to download the script and run it. For example at the moment I 'Run Command Line' and use 'powershell -command start-sleep 300'. It would be great if we could just run native powershell commands.

                33 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                • Windows 10 Rollback via SCCM

                  The 30 Day Rollback option is available for all windows 10 users, but currently can not be automated using SCCM.

                  This should change, as this feature closely integrates with Microsofts testing strategy of using different branches which grow bigger in size as the rollout of a new build progresses.

                  When planing to integrate a similar scenario, in our case, we anticipate errors which have not been cought in testing of the previous branch and need to be able to quickly restore operations.

                  I am well aware that if all our applications were packaged this would not pose much of aā€¦

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

                    Updating status

                    These operations can be completed via DISM. From similar feedback Windows addressed this with in the 1803 release.

                    See https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/14875851-windows-10-rollback-via-sccm

                    Initiate-OSUninstall ā€“ Intiates a OS Uninstall and takes you back to the previous installation of windows.
                    Remove-OSUninstall ā€“ Removes the OS Uninstall capability from the machine.
                    Get-OSUninstallWindow ā€“ Displays the number of days after upgrade during which Uninstall can be performed.
                    Set-OSUninstallWindow ā€“ Sets the number of days after upgrade during which Uninstall can be performed

                    I’ve tested setting these via Task Sequence with no issues

                  • 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.

                    21 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

                        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.

                      • Run PowerShell Script Success Codes

                        Would like to see the "Run PowerShell Script" task sequence task have the same Success Codes options as the "Run Command Line" task does. Would provide some additional control in the task sequences.

                        Currently to circumvent this I create a task sequence variable instead of an exit code to handle a subsequent step however I could likely do more if the Success Codes feature was available.

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                          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                        • GUI Option for Offline OS Image Servicing Drive

                          When applying updates to a .wim file via offline image servicing the image and update files are copied to the C:\ drive of the site server. The only way to change this behavior from using the C:\ drive to something else is with the following method:

                          https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2013/07/15/customizing-offline-servicing-of-operating-system-images/

                          This is not ideal, and apparently dangerous as one commentor on that page states they may have broken their SCCM environment for not following the instructions exactly.

                          It would be better to have a simple GUI-based option to change this setting, or a least a registry key.

                          12 votes
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                          • Automatically remediate Provisioning Mode if client is in this state for x days

                            If a Configuration Manager Client Agent stays more than 2 days in Provisioning Mode it would be helpful if the client leaves this mode. Otherwise the device will not be managed and it makes it impossible to detect such devices as no Compliance checks or anything else can be done on them. It is annoying especially in cases where you Upgraded the OS from a legacy version to Windows 10 and the client stays in Provisioning Mode.

                            11 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                            • Run Scripts: Need cmdlets to support feature

                              Create cmdlets for the new in console Powershell scripts. Some good ones would be new Script Deployment and get script results.

                              EX:
                              New-CMPSScriptDeployment -Name "Script Name" -CollectionName "Collection Name"

                              10 votes
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                              • Specify drive to cache data for creating task sequence media

                                When creating TS media, the cache is always downloaded to the temp folder for the user creating it. Our standard server config only build 100GB OS partitions which fill quickly. My admin PC has 256GB SSD primary with 1TB data drive. My SSD is filled with applications and other items but i have lots of free space on my data drive.
                                Trying to create standalone media fills the remaining space on my SSD and eventually fails. The option to choose to cache the content to my data drive would work as there is a lot more space available.

                                8 votes
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                                  • Small SCCM Hardware VM Recommendations

                                    I'd like primary site sizing recommendations for small to medium size environments. We have <500 client devices, your recommended specs are way too high.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • BootMedia Version and PackageID

                                      Place a file on the BootMedia to identify it with the PackageID and the Package Source Version. If you have different BootMedias (Test, Prod, ...) or FieldService that does not know which one they used to create the USB Stick, it would be very helpful, to easily find the PackageID and the Version of the Media.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Make it possible to show the Windows Upgrade GUI during an in place upgrade

                                        Actually there is no option to show the GUI for the Windows 10 upgrades. The users want to know whatā€™s going on during an in Place upgrade.

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

                                          Updating status to Started.

                                          Our SCCM 1902.1 Technical Preview is released and contains the changes to the task sequence progress UI. Try it out and let us know your thoughts.

                                          For more info:
                                          Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1902
                                          Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Making-sure-you-see-deployment-notifications-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/332674

                                        • Filter for Datetime "between" for Support Center Logfile Viewer

                                          I would be great to have a between Filter for Datetime in the Support Center Logfile Viewer.
                                          Like this:
                                          Include: 2017-03-08 11:00:12.323 <->2017-03-09 09:00:12.323

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