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  1. RBA on the Folder level

    Currently Administrators have the ability to set Role Based Access to Collections but we do not have the ability to block access to specific folders. Currently in my environment we have many different departmental administrators who need to manage only their machines and their collections. each time we add collections we then need to grant them access. if the Role Based Administration gave the ability to grant access on the folder level it would reduce the complexity for area's that have a setup similar to mine.

    I have attached a screenshot of how my setup looks.

    349 votes
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      Noted  ·  13 comments  ·  RBA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow for dynamically selecting Apply Driver Packages

      Allow for dynamically selecting Apply Driver Packages, pretty much like it works for normal packages (applications). This would reduce the number of hardcoded Apply Driver Package in the task sequence.

      621 votes
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        Noted  ·  21 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show Powershell equivalent command(s) at any wizard completion

        At wizard completion for anything, show the Powershell cmdlet equivalent like in other System Center products.

        581 votes
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          Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Suppress user logon while using Task Sequences outside of OSD that require a restart

          When using task sequences to deploy applications or settings that require a restart, please include a check box on the "Restart Computer" action to suppress the user logon actions (ie. Ctrl + Alt + Del).

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show Task Sequence Properties as its own window on the taskbar

            Many times I'm wanting to compare Task Sequences, but as I open them they fall behind other open windows (such as MDT itself). I end up having to minimize or move windows around until I can find both properties windows. The same occurs if I'm looking at a task sequence and then click into a VM, or any other time I'm working at multiple things at once.

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              0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Revision History for task sequences

              Could you add Revision History for task sequences? It would save you the effort of exporting and importing task sequences or keeping copies for References. This would be a nice to have feature in the Configuration Manager Console - although I'm sure we all have a scheduled job for exporting SCCM configuration automatically anyway.

              22 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                Thanks for the feedback. Task Sequence export/import has Administrative comments field that can be used as well as the task sequence properties.
                There’s no console versioning for task sequences currently but this is noted for future.

                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

              • Task Sequence Media - Bootable but with content

                Allow adding content for a task sequence to a media that works like the Bootable media, if content is local and up2date use that otherwise pull from DP.

                And if this content would be stored on the media but outside the .wim file, it would not increase load time for WinPE and maybe even allow updates of single items instead of rebuild entire media to include small changes to content

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                  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Keyboard support for Edit Task Sequence Variables

                  Keyboard support to select task sequence variables in the Task Sequence Wizard to edit them. Instead of having to use the mouse to click them and change values. This is helpful when imaging a large batch of computers and using a KVM.

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                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • WMI Query Builder for Task Sequence Options

                    In the Task Sequence/Options window, I can add a condition for a particular step by adding an "if" criterion that matches a WMI query, similar to building a device collection. This way, particular steps in a task sequence would only execute if a device happened to be in the selected AD OU or another, for example.

                    But in the WMI Query builter for device collections includes a click-here type of builder, whereas the query window in the task sequence just has a blank text box.

                    While I could either write the query by hand (and hope it's correct) to see…

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                      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable Download Package Content step for stand-alone media

                      The Download Package Content step fails when used in stand-alone media. However, during media creation, the package content specified in the Download Package Content step does get added. Despite this, the step still fails.

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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • unknown computers distribution point

                        make a separate Unknown Computers Collection for each Distribution Point, in that way you could make a task sequence available to computers in specific boundaries.

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                          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to stagger the start of each task sequence by wim download percentage.

                          To reduce network load and decrease deployment time the ability to kick a huge batch of them off all at the same time and walk away while they automatically stagger the download of the wim one system at a time based on the last systems wim download percentage.

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                            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add the ability to compare two task sequences

                            Compare the contents of two task sequences and report on the differences. Ignore minor items unique to each Task Sequence like dates and ID codes .

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • DCR: Restart Computer to PXE or Boot Media

                              Provide an option to restart computer back to PXE to allow Bios configuration changes (or simple Bios Updates) like switching from Bios to UEFI or to configure RAID Controllers inside Windows PE and Restart again to PXE to get access to the new disk configuration.

                              How this can be done easily:
                              Have a required deployment on the collection where device is member of.
                              Ensure Network Boot is first boot device.
                              As the system has already started from Network the "Clear Required PXE Deployments" must occur for this device
                              Initiate WPEUTIL REBOOT

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Speed up OSD by having ConfigMgr set High Performance power settings in WinPE and Running OS during TS

                                When you run a task sequence, both WinPE and the target OS by default run with a Balanced power plan. Changing this in both WinPE and the target OS can significantly speed up the task sequence. For example, when applying a large WIM file, we've seen laptops go from taking 15 minutes to apply to less than 8 minutes by adding some Run Command Line steps to change the power to High Performance.

                                55 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Task Sequence deployment option of "While no user is logged on"

                                  Give us the option to restrict a required Task Sequence to "When no user is logged on" This would be particularly helpful when using Task Sequences to push out Application updates. That way if the TS tries to run while a user is logged on it won't fail as soon as it hits the applications which are set to "When no user is logged on"

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                                  • Support for Windows Server 2016 Nano OSD

                                    Support for Windows Server 2016 Nano OSD

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                                    • SCCM Console UI: Merge task sequence properties into Edit

                                      It would make sense to merge task sequence properties into Edit.
                                      Also you can't view both at once right now

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Software Center "Sort by" default view

                                        Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

                                        69 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Multiple monitor support for Remote Control Viewer

                                          When the end user has multiple monitors, the view is scaled. This is really frustrating sometimes: you have the choice between a blurry view or scrolling a lot...

                                          Sure it's possible to detect multiple monitors and being able to switch between them with buttons (like Team Viewer) would be awesome!

                                          406 votes
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                                            14 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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