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  1. 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€¦

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  2. 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.

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  3. Allow OS Upgrade and Custom Task Sequences to queue status messages during offline execution

    When OS Upgrade and Custom task sequences are running offline (such as following a reboot while on VPN) all task sequence manager status messages are discarded. While this is expected in WindowsPE, it would be beneficial for troubleshooting/reporting if OS Upgrade and Custom task sequences would queue status messages locally just like Executive Manager does with software installation status.

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  4. Remove from Collection / Move to Collection in OSD

    Sometimes it might be handy to remove a computer from the OSD collection as a final step during the task sequence. Or additionally add the computer to additional collection(s) for for example extra software deployment or another task sequence.
    Now scripts need to be created therefore and in my experience this doesn't always work well.
    A predefined step where the collectionname or collectionID needs to be added to add (or remove) the computer to (or from) would be much appreciated.

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  5. 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.

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    Thank you for your feedback.
    Updating status to planned, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 2006 release is now in the opt-in phase (fast ring)
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2006-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1569562
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2006
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

    This releases adds the Community Hub https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/servers/manage/community-hub which addresses some of the User Voice asks you have added for task sequence version control, auditing, revision history etc.
    The Hub is nascent and we will continue to iterate, improving and adding new features.
    As part of this process we would appreciate your comments and feedback on the Hub.

  6. Add TFPBlockSize and TFTPWindowsSize to the DP configuration page in the Admin Console

    It would great to be able to configure TFTPBlocksize and TFTPWindowsSize on PXE-enabled DPs from the Configuraiton Manager console, and not having to edit the registry or to use Configuration Item/Baseline to do this. An option on the PXE tab in the Distribution Point properties please?!

    100 votes
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  7. 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.

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  8. Apply Configuration Baseline/item during OSD

    When trying to move away from Group Policies to Configuration times/baselines and in every other scenario as well, add a step in Task Sequence to evaluate and remediate select Configuration items/baselines. Then we can select which one of the Configuration Items/baselines should be applied during OSD so the settings are present when the user logs on for the first time

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  9. Allow Applications with interactive deployment methods in a task sequence

    In SCCM 2007 we utilized package with multiple programs. One install program that was silent to be used in a task sequence. One with interaction (appdeploy toolkit e.g.) for distribution to existing PCs. Once we moved to application we created multiple deployment methods with the appropiate filters. However if one of the deployment methods does contain the 'allow interact' option the application can not be added to a task sequence even though there are deployment methods that would apply to a OSD situation were it would pick the non-interactive one. Would like to see a logic check in the taskā€¦

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  10. 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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  11. Allow "Retry on unexpected restart" for the "Upgrade Operating System" task sequence steps.

    We are seeing a number of unexpected restarts during the "Upgrade Operating System" Windows 10 feature update that causes the task sequence to fail. These restarts are happening during the "setup.exe" phase of the process. Allowing the task sequence to continue would resolve this issue.

    82 votes
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  12. 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.

    79 votes
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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  13. Set CCMEXEC Service to "Auto" while running a OS Task Sequence

    It would be cool, if you set the CCMEXEC Service to "Auto" automatically while running a Task Sequence. After OS Deployment run, it sould be set to "Delayed" again.

    This would Speed up OS Deplyoment up to 15 Minutes!

    (We tested it in here with a TS Step after CCMSetup Step) cmd /c sc config "CcmExec" start= auto

    75 votes
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  14. Allow option for GPO processing during Task Sequence

    Right now GPO processing is disabled during TS execution. This is annoying as quite often there's settings and environment configuration for a machine pushed by GPO, and right now they only apply at the end of the TS.

    It would be nice to have an explicit "process group policy" step in a TS, which would be the equivalent of a "gpupdate /force".

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  15. Windows 10 Inplace Upgrade, support MUI Images

    We use in Switzerland a EN-US MUI Windows 7 (DE/FR/IT) an we plan inplace upgrade to Windows 10 1607. After Upgrade Windows 10 is only in english upgraded. (We can only use a en-us win10, another language image crashed the TS) Please add a step for set one or more LP in the upgrade process (Native, please no Scripting, MDT etc.)
    The same Procedure we require for the Win10 Upgrades via WSUS (1511->1607->1703...) After upgrade we must add manually via Tasksequence the other language packs. Why?

    74 votes
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  16. Ability to update "Operating System Upgrade Package" with latest dynamic updates

    It would be good to be able to add the latest dynamic updates to a "Operating System Upgrade Package" to ensure it have the latest compatibility database and setup files.
    Our environment do not allow the setup process to access internet + even if it could it will be better if we can download once to the package and not having all clients going out to internet.

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  17. OSD Task Sequence Restart Computer step needs "if reboot pending" option

    Please add to the Restart Computer OSD task sequence step an option that will check if the system requires a reboot and then only restart the computer if it needs to. Right now to work around this need, we have to execute a PowerShell script and write the results to a custom task sequence variable and then use that variable as a condition on the Restart Computer step. Adding this option natively would be much more elegant. Attached is the script we're using.

    67 votes
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  18. Install Third Party Software Updates during TS Install Software Updates step

    Currently (v1806 or later) Third Party Software Updates are not being installed during the Install Software Updates step in a Task Sequence.

    Ideally third party software updates should be installed just like regular updates during the Task Sequence. A machine should be fully patched (secure and end-user ready) when it leaves the deployment bench.

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  19. DCR: Task Sequence Export / Import

    Add an optional option to provide new source location path for each package, application, ... when importing a Task Sequence that has been exported with content and references. Imagine you have 2 ConfigMgr environment a Test and a Production environment completely isolated from each other and you want an easy way to sync. A cool thing would be to only export "Metadata" of the Task Sequence and all References (Applications, Packages, ...). At the target site you have the same folder structure for content source for example \sccmsources\share\Applications,\sccmsources\share\Packages, ... and so on. If you start the import, you will beā€¦

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  20. Support Cloud Imaging without internal MP

    Please add support for cloud imaging without a local MP, meaning get all content for OSD, including policies from the CMG.

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