Allow Retry After Early Failures in OSD Instead of Angry Reboot
There are a lot of common failures right at the beginning of the task sequence that cause a lot of anger. Can we please allow a retry for these three common scenarios that happen right at the start?
No Network Connection
- If you hit “Next” before the network has started… or before your network cable was plugged in, it should give you an error that you can retry after the network situation is fixed.
No Task Sequence Found
- This often comes up because there really is no task sequence targeting the device, even though you thought it should be (eg – only deploying to unknown, but this device is known).
- For bonus points: The stupid known Unknown computer objects… When this failure is seen because there is a known Unknown object, blow away the Unknown object and auto-retry.
Could Not Validate Content
- Allow the admin to distribute the content to a DP you have access to, and then try again.
- For bonus points: Improve the error dialog box so it shows you the FRIENDLY NAME of the content item or at least step. Today it is a GUID.
- For extra bonus internet points: Display the name of the Boundary Groups the client is in (and the boundaries).
Thanks for all the feedback, updating to completed. SCCM 1702 is now available, see here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1702 for more details. Check the section “Return to previous page when a task sequence fails”
Other feedback items for showing the missing references, Unknown vs. Known are all captured in our database and will be considered for future releases.
Even a retry button would be useful. This often happens and me or a colleague figures out we missed a package when distributing to a DP group or we didn't realise the machine had been discovered and was no longer unknown or we just simply forgot to deploy the task sequence. Being able to see the error, rectify it in the normal way, go back to the machine and click "retry" or "reset" and go back to the start of the boot environment without needing to download the boot image through TFTP would be a great time saver for us and our technicians running deployments.
Stefan Röll commented
Very good idea!
Nash Pherson (MVP) commented
The other two from the #MMSMOA #HackAThon discussion are: