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  1. OSD Task Sequence (1703) Not Displaying

    When running a task sequence to deploy a 1703 based image, the second part of the task sequence: "Setup Operating System" does not display.

    The screen saying "Just a moment..." is displayed instead of the SCCM task sequence screen, meaning you cannot see the progress.

    If the machine is left, it does actually complete the steps, but it would be nice to see the SCCM screen once again!

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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 since this appeared limited to earlier Windows releases.
    Testing with 1803 (Redstone 4) and 1809 (Redstone 5) have been fine also with Task Sequence Progress UI shown. The ā€˜Just a moment..ā€™ is not something under task sequence control, installing manually shows the same behavior.
    If you do see issues please file a bug or another UV item and we’ll investigate.

    Also, 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

  2. Secret task sequence variable value Exposed

    We have the need to run a command line in the task sequence and leverage a secret value TS variable ADMACCTPW set with the local admin account password. Example Run Command Line "net user admin %ADMACCTPW%
    The issue is in the SMSTS.log the variables are all expanded like the ProgramName = 'net user admin mynewadminpassword' InstallSoftware 7/1/2016 12:58:58 PM 4468 (0x1174)

    Thereby exposing the secret value TS variable

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

    Thanks for the additional comments.

    There was a bug where if the task sequence steps were reordered then the variable was replaced by a GUID, this was fixed 8 September. Any Technical Preview from 1809 onwards would have the fix – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/technical-preview

    Please note, we don’t always look back on comments for items that are marked closed. For bug reports please use Feedback Hub or Send a Frown to submit this to the product group. For more information, see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help

    Updating to completed – this item is addressed in our 1806 release. Thanks for the suggestions and feedback

    General Blog: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/31/update-1806-for-configuration-manager-current-branch-is-now-available/

    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1806

  3. Validate Endpoint is online for Peer Cache

    When using Peer Cache, if the Peer is no longer online or not available for connect there is a 7.5 min delay to fail to the next system. if the first connection was a validation of the systems online status ("Are you there") the need for this delay would not be needed. the requesting client could attempt to make connection (presumably when it's doing the resource checks for Battery, CPU load, Disk IO and available connections) and if the connection times out (very short reasonable time) it moves to the next peer on the list.

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    3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Don't Set CCMClient to Provisioning mode if running Compat /SCANONLY option

    Currently, anytime you run the upgrade OS step, it set the client into provisioning mode, despite the options you're choosing. Could this be changed, that if you pick "Compatibility scan without upgrade" it would NOT put the client into provisioning mode.

    I've had users reboot the computer when the scan was running (silently in the background), and then the client was in provisioning mode.

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

    Updating Status to completed. This was addressed in our 1806 release – thanks for the suggestion and feedback

    General Blog: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/31/update-1806-for-configuration-manager-current-branch-is-now-available/

    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1806

    As this item is now closed weā€™ll likely miss any new comments, to report issues see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help

    re: Gary Blok
    Which version of SCCM are you using? We have multiple checks to reset ProvisioningMode to false in event of Rollback.
    Would you be ok with contact to gather logs from one of the rollback and some other info.?

  5. Provide a method for expiring standalone media

    There are many ways to expire standalone media but most involve using a date stamp to compare with system time to determine if the sequence is still supported. Changing the system time circumvents this process. With Windows Servicing, it will be critical that an administrator be able to limit installation at or near the end of a support cycle. A supported process for expiring media programmatically ensures new devices aren't installed outside of a supported servicing window.

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    4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Show version incompatability and allow ability to upgrade console to match the Primary site version of Configuration Manager

    Today, you can be running a console with one version, that is not in synch with what is running on the primary. The only way you'll know is if you are missing features added to a newer release or if troubleshooting leads you down that route. You have to check the about page in the console to verify version number and compare that against what is installed on the Primary site server to see if they match, what I'm proposing is an easy visual way in the console to inform you when your versions don't match, and to offer theā€¦

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    2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow all Admin Console access to require MFA

    Make everything more secure by requiring Multi-Factor auth for console access. Bonus: make it work over the internet securely.

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    7 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. 12 months to decommission any SCCM site servers running on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2

    Now that Configuration Manager vNext Build 1511 has been released, we have 12 months to decommission any SCCM site servers running on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2.

    All the details can be found here - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt210917.aspx

    I'm working in a large organization and our SCCM infrastructure is made of 1 central site, 4 primaries and 622 Distribution Points running the Windows 2008 R2 OS...and we can not migrate as many servers in just one year...especially in the middle of the fiscal year where the IT budget has already been reviewed numerous times and approved by our management several monthsā€¦

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    completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Role-Based Administration - Document what permissions control... or at least start!

    The Role-Based Administration documentation does not describe what the individual permissions actually control, and they are not self explanatory. For example, under Collection, you see several different 'modify' permissions and it isn't clear what they each control:

    -Modify
    -Modify Client Status Alert
    -Modify Collection Setting
    -Modify Folder
    -Modify Resource

    Please provide even a basic amount of information about what they control in the console. This will help prevent us silly sysadmins from just giving people tons of permissions so we don't have to reverse engineer what each of the settings does in order to let people do just what theyā€¦

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    5 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

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    9 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Enable deadline randomization for Applications and Packages in addition to software updates

    Deadline randomization is currently in place for software updates only. We were hoping that would expand to both applications and packages as well. This would reduce the demand for applications and package installations in a shared environment (virtual). We currently have this available with software updates. We'd like to see the scope expanded to include package and applications.

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    3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Support Evaluation of "On Battery" for Most Client Activities

    To reduce potential for failures due to low battery situations and to minimize the ConfigMgr client's impact to system battery life, introduce a check for certain client actions to allow them to be delayed or bypassed when the system is found to be running on battery or running critically low on battery:
    + Software distribution
    + Compliance settings
    + Inventory
    + Anti-malware scans

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    1 comment  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. Make Cloud Distribution Point fully functional

    Enable appropriate distribution point functions on Cloud DPs like Group Relationships, Content, Boundary Groups, Schedule, Pull Distribution Point, and Rate Limits.

    of course, PXE and Multicast would not be appropriate Cloud DP functions.

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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

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    3 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. WinPE PeerCaching - Applications

    Add the ability to cache Applications via WinPE PeerCaching. This would allow admins to fully pre-populate a location with content: This would be huge, and a game changer for a lot of organizations that don't own a 3rd party solution.

    The WinPE PeerCaching, as it is now, works great, for the content it can do. Adding Applications would make this a complete solution, instead of a stop gap to a 3rd party solution.

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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

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    13 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. Software Center: Provide a console setting to remove the "Application Catalog" link from Software Center

    Admins should be able to disable or remove the link to Application Catalog, from an end user viewpoint, we are not using the App Catalog, just Software Center. Since weā€™re using a 3rd party Shopping instance as well, it would be good to have a configurable option to hide Application Catalogue.

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  18. Better control of settings like fallback of SUP site, Bandwith limitation, replication priorities of metadata

    better control weather I want a site to fallback to primary or not.
    real bandwith limitation instead of current posibility. Control priority of metadata

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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow Client Notification actions to be triggered from the Devices node.

    Please allow Client Notification actions to be triggered from the Devices node. You currently can only do this from Device Collections.

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    completed  ·  4 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  20. Create Office 365 Client Installer from Dashboard crashes console in 1710 / gdiplus.dll

    As described in Social Technet Forum the console crashes in SCCM 1710 when trying to create an Office 365 Installer when typing anything in the UNC Path.

    See eventlog:
    Faulting application name: Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.exe, version: 5.1710.1010.1000, time stamp: 0x59f7248f
    Faulting module name: gdiplus.dll, version: 6.3.9600.17055, time stamp: 0x53292632
    Exception code: 0xc00000fd
    Fault offset: 0x0003383a
    Faulting process id: 0x778
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d3892fc2359de8
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin\Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.9600.17056_none_dadc5d1c5bc8ab48\gdiplus.dll
    Report Id: 0e7661db-f523-11e7-80ca-00505689324d
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

    I have SCCM version 1710
    The console version is 5.00.8577.1100
    And the site version isā€¦

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