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  1. Boot Image Password protection - make "enable command prompt" in boot images more secure

    Make it possible to password protect the F8 command prompt during OSD.

    the F8 support is very usefull for troubleshhoting but it is alos a security issue. Having two bootmedias (one with and one without) isn't a workaround since you will have to reboot to get the F8 support and the problem may not occur during the second atempt.

    Allowing us to password protect the prompt gives a secure function that doesn't require a reboot when you have to troubleshoot.

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      2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Noted  ·  sangeev responded

      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

    • Preflight checks support in OSD for Win10 upgrades

      Provide a better way to support preflight checks for OS upgrades in terms of success/error being shown to users. Being able to show users a warning sign instead of a hard stop error would give better user experience. Currently, we either get "Installed successful" message, with having continue on error checked, or hard stop or scary error message that's presented to users if requirements aren't met. Everyone uses preflight checks now for OSD, please support it better with better notifications (customized) and error/warning handling.

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        2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for the feedback – updating status to Noted. See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/

        As mentioned there’s some excellent samples provided from our MVP community. We’ll likely break this item to distinct pieces e.g. expanding Check Readiness step to test for Battery/Is Wired etc.

        As well as preflight using /Compat prior to upgrade can help with finding issues before deployment. For 1806 that will now run without stopping CCMExec (setting ProvisioningMode).
        Coupled with using /Compat for upgrade Windows produced SetupDiag to help diagnose upgrade blockers in more detail – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

      • Task Sequence Step / Action / Option "Generate Custom Status Message

        It would be really helpful to have the possibility to generate a Status Message with a custom Message ID from within a tasksequence. Maybe as a seperate step, maybe as an checkmark under the "Options" tab.

        This message ID could be used to trigger a Status Filter Rule more granular to improve overall Status Filter Rule performance.

        Example: A company with 20k Clients deploys Operating Systems and Software via task sequences, the result ist that there are hundreds of thousands of 11171 events. When we are able to set a Message ID 65000 in the OSD Task Aequence, we are…

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          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow suppression of exit codes during Install Application Task Sequence Step

          During an OSD deployment we install several applications that return a reboot exit code.

          Each time they install they reboot, rebooting takes a minutes or two to restart the task sequence engine so each application is adding 2-3 minutes to the build time.

          I would like to ignore these reboot exit codes because I know I will be rebooting at the end. We would prefer to not have a separate application for OSD and for Software Center.

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            2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Noted  ·  sangeev responded

            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

          • Display Task Sequence Step no. in Task Sequence Editor

            Display the Step No. in the Task Sequence Editor so it can be easier to find where in the TS an issue is occurring. This could be handy because you could have multiple steps of the same name (especially gather & User Toolkit)

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              3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Noted  ·  sangeev responded

              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

            • run not only applications on a tasksequence, seperate deploymenttypes would be better

              Not only applications or packages/programs run in a TS would be nice to select a special deploymenttype to run. In packages with programs is it possible why not with applications and his deploymenttype.

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                3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

              • Make Windows 10 Setup Compatibility Scan Language Neutral

                It would be nice if a checkbox "Perform Windows Setup Compatibility scan withnout starting upgrade" inside "Upgrade Operating System" step in SCCM Upgrade Task Sequence would be language neutral.

                What I mean by this is that we would like to run this scan prior to the Upgrade itself but to be able to do that currently we have to switch the running OS to en-US (the same language as the Upgrade iso), then run the scan and in case an error is found, we need to switch back to original language again and reboot the computer. This is not a…

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                  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the feedback, excellent suggestion

                  SCCM doesn’t own the compatibility scan – that’s owned by Windows Setup and I have passed this request on to them for consideration in a future release. I also added the scan should allow Architecture neutral as well.

                • Possibility to priorize an (InPlace) Upgrade Task Sequence over Update Installation

                  Since Microsoft introduced the strategy to deliver two new OS builds per year for Windows 10 and a mandatory expiry date of SAC builds, the focus / Engineering task focuses back to perform in place Upgrades via Task Sequences.

                  As those Task Sequences are not deployed at a specific time during the week it might happen that some Windows OS Quality or Office Update are pending or queued for Installation. It does not make sense to deploy a Quality Update for the OS Build which is queued to be upgraded to a new OS Build (with new Quality Updates).

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                    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Updating Content shouldn't cause running task sequences to fail

                    When you update content that is referenced by an application, devices currently running the task sequence will fail when they get to that step because the version of the files they were expecting is no longer available.

                    It has been suggested before to keep old versions of the content around on the DP so that these devices can successfully finish.

                    My suggestion is to either do that, or change it so that the content request is for a version equal to OR GREATER THAN what was validated at the beginning of the task sequence. This would be useful both inside…

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                      3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Battery, Power state check to Task Sequence "Check Readiness"

                      Add Battery, Power state check to Task Sequence "Check Readiness"

                      Would be nice to add an extra option there to check the power state, this is very important for when making a task sequence available to the user.

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                        2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                        Thanks for the feedback. We’re looking at moving the functionality of the Check Readiness step to the task sequence properties and this is one of the additions were considering. Please note this is not scheduled work yet.

                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                      • RBA During Unknow OSD

                        With unknown computer deployments, there should be an authentication step that allows the deployment technician to authenticate to SCCM so he\she will only see the deployed task sequences to the unknown computer collection that are ONLY scoped to them instead of seeing all task sequences deployed to the unknown computer collection.

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

                          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                        • Ability to specify the keyboard layout in the Boot Images properties

                          I know we can use the DISM command to set the input locale but from my point of view it should exist a field in the Boot Image properties where you could specify the layout you want.

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                            3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Simulate Task Sequence

                            I'd love an option to run a Task Sequence in simulation mode (potentially on a Virtual Machine) that can check for any "logic" issues in the Task Sequence. As an example, I just made a change to an MDT Integrated Build & Capture TS to just be a WORKGROUP machine, rather than domain joined. I made the necessary SMSMP= change to the ConfigMgr client install for application installs to work, but I forgot to change the capture path to a FQDN - therefore it got the whole way through and failed. A quick simulation would have saved me 45 minutes.

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                              0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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

                                Make the Upgrade Step more customizable. I'd actually like the ability to remove the /quiet tag from the setup.exe command line, and be able to add the additional commands right on that step instead of having to add additional steps to create the those variables.
                                Add Check boxes for additional preset parameters to enable /disable, and text box to add custom (reflect drivers, etc)

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                                • PXE Boot menu with selection of additional images (e.g. MDOP DaRT)

                                  There is a buisiness need to be able to select a different bootimage as the one linked to a task sequence. This can be used for administrative tasks of a client such as booting MDOP DaRT over the network. Implement the ability to define which bootimages can be selected at a TFTP boot. (Of cause, OSD is only possible with the image linked to the task sequence)

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

                                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                  • For the option to "Run only on the specified client platform," include the option to specify specific Windows 10 branches.

                                    Include the ability to select specific Windows 10 branches for the option "Run only on the specified client platform." I have scenarios where I would like to limit certain task sequences and/or packages to e.g. current branch 1607 but not 1703.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • OSD Task Sequence option to ignore "unexpected reboots"

                                      If you are doing BIOS updates as part of a Task Sequence you are sometimes faced with "unexpected reboots" because the BIOS update program restarts the computer if you want or not (e.g. Lenovo ThinkStation BIOS updates).
                                      Those reboots will cause the Task Sequence to fail.
                                      It would be very helpful for those scenarios to be able to prepare a task for such reboot events and to ignore the errors in order to continue the Task Sequence after the reboot.
                                      Maybe a modified "Restart Computer" task which prepares a Task Sequence reboot but doesn't execute it could be an approach.

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

                                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                      • Add the ability to compare two task sequences

                                        Compare the contents of two task sequences and report on the differences. Ignore minor items unique to each Task Sequence like dates and ID codes .

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                                        • Provide a framework for vendors to provide driver packages directly into SCCM

                                          It would be nice to have a driver package catalogue, which is populated with packages built by vendors for their hardware. Vendors are best placed to release drivers for their hardware so why not leverage this knowledge and integrate it fully in SCCM?

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                                            3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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