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  1. Hardware inventory sould include Secure Boot state by default

    In ConfigMgr TP 1701 the Hardware Inventory now collects UEFI information. To complete the storyĀ the Secure Boot should also be included by default.

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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. OSD Task Sequence (1703) Not Displaying

    When running a task sequence to deploy a 1703 based image, the second part of the task sequence: "Setup Operating System" does not display.

    The screen saying "Just a moment..." is displayed instead of the SCCM task sequence screen, meaning you cannot see the progress.

    If the machine is left, it does actually complete the steps, but it would be nice to see the SCCM screen once again!

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed since this appeared limited to earlier Windows releases.
    Testing with 1803 (Redstone 4) and 1809 (Redstone 5) have been fine also with Task Sequence Progress UI shown. The ā€˜Just a moment..ā€™ is not something under task sequence control, installing manually shows the same behavior.
    If you do see issues please file a bug or another UV item and we’ll investigate.

    Also, SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  3. Secret task sequence variable value Exposed

    We have the need to run a command line in the task sequence and leverage a secret value TS variable ADMACCTPW set with the local admin account password. Example Run Command Line "net user admin %ADMACCTPW%
    The issue is in the SMSTS.log the variables are all expanded like the ProgramName = 'net user admin mynewadminpassword' InstallSoftware 7/1/2016 12:58:58 PM 4468 (0x1174)

    Thereby exposing the secret value TS variable

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    8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the additional comments.

    There was a bug where if the task sequence steps were reordered then the variable was replaced by a GUID, this was fixed 8 September. Any Technical Preview from 1809 onwards would have the fix – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/technical-preview

    Please note, we don’t always look back on comments for items that are marked closed. For bug reports please use Feedback Hub or Send a Frown to submit this to the product group. For more information, see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help

    Updating to completed – this item is addressed in our 1806 release. Thanks for the suggestions and feedback

    General Blog: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/31/update-1806-for-configuration-manager-current-branch-is-now-available/

    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1806

  4. task sequence auto clear cache option after application install

    When we deploy an operating system we like to deploy the majority of the required applications at that time to ensure the computer is locked for the entire process and when the user then goes to use the computer all the applications are available. The issue is some of our applications are large and we have to break up the install application step with a clear cache step to ensure the applications install successfully. Now with 1702 we can have up to 99 applications in the install application step but with out the intelligence built into the task sequence toā€¦

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to completed – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 1906 release is now available and this contains a new option on the Install Application task sequence step to clear the cache once installed.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1906-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/775553

    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1906

  5. Don't Set CCMClient to Provisioning mode if running Compat /SCANONLY option

    Currently, anytime you run the upgrade OS step, it set the client into provisioning mode, despite the options you're choosing. Could this be changed, that if you pick "Compatibility scan without upgrade" it would NOT put the client into provisioning mode.

    I've had users reboot the computer when the scan was running (silently in the background), and then the client was in provisioning mode.

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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating Status to completed. This was addressed in our 1806 release – thanks for the suggestion and feedback

    General Blog: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/31/update-1806-for-configuration-manager-current-branch-is-now-available/

    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1806

    As this item is now closed weā€™ll likely miss any new comments, to report issues see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help

    re: Gary Blok
    Which version of SCCM are you using? We have multiple checks to reset ProvisioningMode to false in event of Rollback.
    Would you be ok with contact to gather logs from one of the rollback and some other info.?

  6. Provide a method for expiring standalone media

    There are many ways to expire standalone media but most involve using a date stamp to compare with system time to determine if the sequence is still supported. Changing the system time circumvents this process. With Windows Servicing, it will be critical that an administrator be able to limit installation at or near the end of a support cycle. A supported process for expiring media programmatically ensures new devices aren't installed outside of a supported servicing window.

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    4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. WinPE PeerCaching - Applications

    Add the ability to cache Applications via WinPE PeerCaching. This would allow admins to fully pre-populate a location with content: This would be huge, and a game changer for a lot of organizations that don't own a 3rd party solution.

    The WinPE PeerCaching, as it is now, works great, for the content it can do. Adding Applications would make this a complete solution, instead of a stop gap to a 3rd party solution.

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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. Run PowerShell Command in Task Sequence

    In the a Task Sequence you have the option to 'Run PowerShell Script' where you have to specify a package \ script name etc. Could we have 'Run PowerShell Command' this saves having to download the script and run it. For example at the moment I 'Run Command Line' and use 'powershell -command start-sleep 300'. It would be great if we could just run native powershell commands.

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    4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. 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 ā€œNextā€ before the network has startedā€¦ 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 shouldā€¦

    34 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    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.

  10. Offline Servicing - Select Indexes to Update

    At the moment, when you do Offline Image Servicing on a Server WIM - it applies it to all image indexes (Standard, Standard Core, Datacenter, Datacenter Core, etc...)

    Can we have an option to select which index (or indexes) we would like to service?

    If someone only deploys Standard (gui) and never Datancentre, they don't really need to patch it..

    It would also save some time

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    5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed.
    The Add Operating System Import wizard now has an option for selecting the index to import.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  11. Windows 10 Rollback via SCCM

    The 30 Day Rollback option is available for all windows 10 users, but currently can not be automated using SCCM.

    This should change, as this feature closely integrates with Microsofts testing strategy of using different branches which grow bigger in size as the rollout of a new build progresses.

    When planing to integrate a similar scenario, in our case, we anticipate errors which have not been cought in testing of the previous branch and need to be able to quickly restore operations.

    I am well aware that if all our applications were packaged this would not pose much of aā€¦

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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed. The DISM commands listed in the previous admin response address this ask and I’ve verified all via task sequence with no issues.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  12. Task Sequences should be supported outside of operating system deployment scenarios

    Task sequences are only officially supported in operating system deployment scenarios. Task sequences are incredibly useful with their explicit logic and tight control. There's many cases where it can be useful to deploy task sequences outside of operating system deployment scenarios for complex software deployment scenarios.

    Task sequences should be made a first class citizen outside of operating system deployment scenarios.

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  13. Include a checkbox for BranchCache in Task Sequences

    - same as exits for Package/Programs and Apps and Updates!

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  14. Option to not reboot on OSD TS Failure

    Often times OSD TS fails while in WinPE (and obviously outside of WinPE) but unless the tech or user is sitting at the machine to press f8 (to bring up command prompt) the TS gives a timed windows until a reboot occurs. If my techs are not at their desk or if the imaging depots image things over night they are not there to see what failed or grab logs from PE and often times since it just reboots into windows they don't even realized the TS didn't finish. I realize not everyone would want this but it should beā€¦

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  15. 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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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to completed – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 1906 release is now available which contains changes to make editing the variables easier when thereā€™s no mouse.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1906-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/775553

    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1906

  16. SMSTSLastActionName

    In our OSD image we utilize the _SMSTSLastActionRetCode for error capturing. This helps us identify in the log where the image is specifically failing, but it doesn't provide very much value to the technician performing the image.

    It would be nice if there was an additional variable of _SMSTSLastActionName, which passes the task sequence steps name instead of the return code. This would allow us to display a prompt with the action that failed in addition to the failure code.

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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed. This was actually completed in 1810 release, my bad for not updating.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  17. OSD - Have different command-line options in the "Upgrade Operating System Task Sequence" to upgrade Windows 10

    Several command-line options are available to upgrade Windows 10 (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/windows-setup-command-line-options).

    By default, the "Upgrade operating system" task use the following command "Setup.exe /auto Upgrade /NoReboot /Quiet /DynamicUpdate Disable /ImageIndex 1 /PostOOBE <location> /PostRollback <location>" and if you want to use other switches, you must delete the default 'Upgrade operating system" task and use a "Run command line" task.

    Could you provide a system to dynamically change command-line options (eg switches [/ Auto {Clean | DataOnly | Upgrade}], [/ InstallLangPacks <location>], ...).

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  18. Support PXE responder to run on same server as DHCP

    Currently it is not supported to use the built in PXE responder on the same server that is running DHCP. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their own servers for SCCM DPs.

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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today which has the changes to allow PXE responder to run on the same server as DHCP role.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  19. WMF 5.1 breaks class registrations for the ConfigMgr client agent

    I've localized this issue to WMF 5.1 on Windows 7. With this installed, the WMI namespace: root\ccm\policy\defaultmacine\requestedconfig becomes invalid. This is important because in In-Place upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the task sequence agent cannot resume the task sequence without being able to read this namespace.

    These are the relevant errors I see in the SMSTS.log:

    `Failed to open WMI Namespace 'root\ccm\policy\defaultmachine\requestedconfig'. WMI Repository may be corrupted. Invalid namespace (Error: 8004100E; Source: WMI)`

    `Error compiling client config policies. code 8004100E`

    `Task Sequence Manager could not initialize Task Sequence Environment. code 8004100E`

    `Task sequence execution failed with errorā€¦

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  20. Refresh Task Sequences inside WinPE

    Can we please have an option to refresh the list of available task sequences when PXE Booting?

    At present, we have to reboot the machine in order for a new Task Sequence to show, or if any changes have been made to that TS after PXE Booting (eg you forget to Distribute a package, or disable/enable a step).

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