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  1. 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.

    756 votes
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      Noted  ·  26 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Native 802.1x Support for Enterprise Operating System Deployments

      Provide Support 802.1x Natively w/o the use of prestart up scripts in WinPE. Many large organizations have protected network infrastructure for their environments that want to be able to easily utilizes the Deployment feature on these protected networks.

      593 votes
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        Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "Uninstall Application" option to Tasksequence

        It is possible to "Install Application" in a Tasksequence. It would be nice to be able to "Uninstall Application" too.

        586 votes
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          19 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Noted  ·  sangeev responded

          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

        • Bootimage download with HTTP instead of TFTP

          Downloading the boot image with TFTP is slow and download may fail within slow or unreliable networks.
          Downloading with HTTP or iSCSI will increase the speed dramatically and the stability is improved also.
          With iPXE this technology is implemented and works fine.
          My idea is to implement the HTTP download with SCCM.
          This would be a great enhancement to performance and stability in the OS deployment.

          454 votes
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            15 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Noted  ·  sangeev responded

            Hi. I’m setting the status back to Noted – this was mixed up with the item “Add support for TFTP Window Size” – that has been Started and is available in the 1603 tech preview build.

            Thanks,
            BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

          • Support OSD over Wireless

            As more and more devices are shipping without wired network adapters, and more business areas are going "wireless only," the traditional ability to reimage a device in place is getting scarce. This is especially true in primary and secondary education institutions.

            Please provide support for adding Wireless drivers to WinPE, and the ability to provision wireless network profiles for the WinPE phase of the task sequence to enable imaging over wireless network connections.

            331 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Noted  ·  sangeev responded

              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

            • windows 10 upgrade servicing

              Support SUP/ESD/WSUS/update-based packages via the "Upgrade Operating System" task sequence step so that task sequence-driven upgrades can benefit from the smaller size of the ESD files (2.5GB) compared to the full media used today (3.5GB).

              283 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integrate MDT by default

                Instead of having us integrate MDT, why not just include the scripts in a new SCCM install by default?

                253 votes
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                  Noted  ·  12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • OSD - Deploy TS to User groups

                  Would be nice to be able to advertise Task Sequences to specific users or groups. We have some operating system deployments that we would like only certain users to run, support staff for instance.

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                    12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow us the ability to view all variables and their values that are available in a task sequence (both built-in and custom) via a gui

                    While testing some new functionality in SCCM 1602 current branch I inadvertently searched for a possible new variable using the 'set dynamic variable' step.

                    Unfortunately that doesn't list read only variables in the 'existing variables' list (read only variables begin with _). It would be awesome if this gui would list all built-in variables (including read-only ones) as this would make searching for a particular variable easier than having to google or bing it.

                    Secondly, how about the option to list all custom defined variables in this gui, along with their values (if any). today we get the following headings…

                    182 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                      Thanks for the feedback.

                      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                    • F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES)

                      Replace the OSD Boot Image "Enable CMD Support (testing only)" feature with something that is more robust, helpful, and useful outside of testing like the F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES).

                      Info: Display full name of task sequence and its ID
                      Info: Display full name of TS Deployment and its ID
                      Info: Display full name and type of error step
                      Info: Display error code
                      Info: (Stretch Goal) Display useful error message for top 10 errors

                      Button: “Open Command Prompt”
                      - Launches the command prompt
                      - Defaults to Insert instead of Overwrite (it currently defaults to overwrite in the WinPE phase)

                      Button:…

                      158 votes
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                        12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Apply all deployed applications step in OSD

                        A step during OSD that queries SCCM for the applications deployed to a machine. If any are deployed to collections the machine is a member of they are installed one at a time, performing any restarts untill the whole list is complete. This should be an integrated step rather than implemented inconsistently by third-parties in PS or IIS

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                          Noted  ·  6 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.

                          136 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Task Sequence Editor Search

                            We have over 300 Groups/Steps in a couple of our task sequences. It would be really helpful to be able to search with the Task Sequence Editor. Either by step name or group name. In a perfect world it would be helpful to search descriptions or other text content within each group or step.

                            136 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                            • Windows 10 Servicing Customization

                              It would be great to be able to customize the Windows 10 image or allow a "clean up script" to run post install. I like the concept of the Windows 10 Servicing part of the SCCM console. I think it will become important as upgrades start rolling out 1-2 times a year and majority of companies have Windows 10 clients that need servicing. Being able to create Servicing plans will help keep IT on top of the upgrade process through different updates.

                              The current model just doesn't work for a lot of companies. Not many places allow games such as…

                              132 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Better Driver and Driver Package Management

                                Driver Management within the console is unacceptably slow (still). We manage 60+ unique Models across Windows 7 all the way up through Windows 10. As a result there are a LOT of drivers to maintain and manage. With SCCM 2007, we had the ability to at least break these down in folders. With sccm 2012 you removed the ability to import directly to a folder. The trade-off was "categories" however, it is still incredibly slow to search for drivers.

                                In addition, with SCCM 2007, we could just fill a folder with inf's and create a driver package from that without…

                                94 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Built-in Web Service for OSD tasks

                                  Maik Koster has created an excellent Web Service for performing tasks e.g. during OSD, like removing a device from a collection. I think it would be a great idea to have a Site System Role for OSD where you have a built-in step in the TS to choose various tasks to perform during OSD.

                                  89 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Task Sequence Error Dialog Box Needs to Show Step Name

                                    The error dialog box for the task sequence shows the error code, but does not show you what step threw the error.
                                    - Show the step name on the default error dialog box.
                                    - The modal dialog box for errors goes directly over the progress dialog box, so you can’t see the step from there without using the mouse.
                                    - You may not have mouse support, especially when you are RDPing into a box with a VMware or Hyper-V console… which means this is REALLY frustrating

                                    84 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Trigger Hardware Inventory after Operating System Upgrade Task Sequence Completes

                                      An OS Upgrade Task Sequence results in many significant changes to a system's Inventory and compliance states. The OS Upgrade TS should trigger a full hardware inventory after completion

                                      81 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • OS Deployment completion screen

                                        Sometimes a task sequence can fail without the technican noticing the reboot countdown, so they just see a login screen and assume everything is okay. How about a "OS Deployment Failed/Succeeded" splash screen at completion? MDT (UDI) has a completion screen, although it doesn't show on error. Still - something like that.

                                        73 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                        • Add Reboot Count functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS Step

                                          Newer versions of the BitLocker management tools (specifically manage-bde) now support the ability to suspend the BitLocker protection for defined number of reboots. The current Disable BitLocker TS step only suspends BitLocker for 1 reboot. There are cases that having a defined number of reboots (or indefinitely until re-enabled at the end of a TS) can come in handy (flashing the BIOS, MBR2GPT, In-place Upgrade with PINs, etc.).

                                          Please add this functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS step for the operating systems that support it.

                                          71 votes
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