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  1. Allow custom icons in software center for Task Sequences

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per App Task Sequence in the Software Center.

    1,586 votes
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    89 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    831 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  3. 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.

    802 votes
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    Noted  ·  28 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    708 votes
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    Noted  ·  12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    618 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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

  6. 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.

    429 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating this item as there’s support for Windows 10 In-place upgrade using the Cloud Management Gateway – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1802
    Adding this in case some folks missed it or Win 10 In-place upgrade addresses their requirement.

    I recognize this it not full OS Deployment as there’s no WinPE phase (WinPE has no wireless stack)

  7. 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.

    360 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. 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).

    278 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. 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

    208 votes
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    Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. 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 headingsā€¦

    192 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  11. 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 asā€¦

    182 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. 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: ā€œOpen Command Promptā€
    - Launches the command prompt
    - Defaults to Insert instead of Overwrite (it currently defaults to overwrite in the WinPE phase)

    Button:ā€¦

    180 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    162 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    156 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  15. Upgrade Operating System Task should be able to use Windows Servicing Content and Allow user interaction

    Problem:
    ā€¢ Current state of windows 10 servicing via upgrade sequence requires full media to take the client through setup.
    o Full media is 2x the size of existing ESD (upgrade content)
    o The Upgrade Operating System step does not allow the end user to defer the reboot nor does it warn the user of a reboot pending once setup has been kicked off

    Change Request (Requirements)
    I. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit the administrator to reference windows 10 servicing content
    II. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit theā€¦

    118 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. Updating status to Noted.

    RE: Adam Leinss
    If there’s a restart from an internal operation like upgrade/Setup.exe, the default is 30 seconds. That can be controlled using the Task Sequence variable SMSTSRebootDelay, the message can be set with SMSTSRebootMessage.

  16. 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 withoutā€¦

    115 votes
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    Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    114 votes
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  18. Apply Boundary Groups to WinPE Management Point selection

    Currently it appears that when the SCCM agent in the WinPE boot image connects to a Management Point, it selects one without using the Boundary Group rules, instead selecting one from the AD published list, starting with the first alphabetically.
    Instead this should behave like the full blown Windows SCCM Client and select a Management Point based on Boundary Groups such as IP range.
    It is worth noting that Distribution Points are selected correctly according to Boundary Group by the WinPE client, for OSD content.

    99 votes
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  19. 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

    97 votes
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  20. 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.

    95 votes
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