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  1. Add a column to the Operating System Images node for OS Build version.

    Add a column to the Operating System Images node for OS Build version. This is especially valuable with Windows 10 as you may have multiple images for different releases. Ideally this would be just like the Boot Images 'OS Version' node.

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  2. When adding items to an "Install application" step in a TS let us select multiple apps

    When you create an OSD Task Sequence and get to the section where you install applications it gets really tedious is large deployments when you can only add 1 application at a time to the Install application step. I know the step can take upto 9 applications so why can't we have a checkbox next to each application and select them all at once rather than re-opening the wizard and browsing through a folder structure? I think this would simplify task sequence creation and management.

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  3. Remove Dependencies on WDS

    Server 2016 no longer has a min-gui feature. With this removal, it is only possible to deploy a distribution point that supports Operating System Deployment to a server with a full gui.

    Distribution points are perfect candidates for server core! They should be fully supported, including PXE booting for Operating System Deployment.

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  4. BUG: Nested Task Sequences do not update references to packages correctly

    In CM Admin Console > Task Sequences when using nested TS the parent TS does not update package references correctly until sub-TS is re-added to the main.

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  5. Enable "Access content directly from distrubution point" when linking another Task Sequence

    When I used the new feature that makes it possible to run a Task Sequence within a Task Sequence the option to "Access content directly from distrubution point" disappears. Is it possible to keep that option accessible? It's nice to only have one TS with all drivers and run that within any other task sequence while keeping that option enabled. Driver installation without that option is alot slower in my experience.

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    The option to use “Access content directly from distrubution point” was regressed from another code change late in our 1802 release. This was addressed in 1806, updating status to completed.

    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

  6. Global PXE boot password change

    Global PXE boot password change so that you do not have to change it on every DP.

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  7. Allow scripts created in \Software Library\Scripts node to be ran in a task sequence

    The scripts that are created and approved in \Software Library\Scripts allow them to be used during a task sequence that way you do not need to create a package to contain the script file and download. That way you can avoid using the run command line step if the script is long.

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  8. BootMedia Version and PackageID

    Place a file on the BootMedia to identify it with the PackageID and the Package Source Version. If you have different BootMedias (Test, Prod, ...) or FieldService that does not know which one they used to create the USB Stick, it would be very helpful, to easily find the PackageID and the Version of the Media.

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  9. Run executable package content (posh script or exe) from RAMdisc

    I need an ability to run executable content, especially posh scripts, in winpe from RAMdisk. I mean, then there is no initialised or partitioned disks in the system.

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  10. Make it possible to show the Windows Upgrade GUI during an in place upgrade

    Actually there is no option to show the GUI for the Windows 10 upgrades. The users want to know whatā€™s going on during an in Place upgrade.

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  11. An easy button to regenerate default boot images after updating the Windows ADK.

    An easy button to regenerate default boot images after updating the Windows ADK in SCCM. Maybe add a confirmation prompt/warning.

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    Updating status to completed – see https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/07/28/now-available-update-1706-for-system-center-configuration-manager/

    Reload boot images with latest WinPE version ā€“ During the ā€œUpdate Distribution Pointsā€ wizard on a boot image, you can now reload the version of Windows PE in the selected boot image.

    The Boot Images view will also show the OS Version (added a while back) and ‘Client Version’ which is the version of the OSD Binaries we inject on boot image creation/import and update

    Thank you all for the suggestions and feedback

  12. 64-bit only OS Deployment and 64-bit Client

    SCCM should have a native 64-bit client. With most computers having more than 4GB of RAM, 64-bit should be the only deployment option available. Like Apple, it's time for 64-bit only!

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  13. Task Sequence Properties - Advanced Tab - maximum allowed run time

    Please document the page properties like it use to be with Configuration manager 2007.
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693574.aspx
    What's append when time exceed?
    Can two tasks sequences run in parallele?

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  14. Distribute Task Sequence content to cloud distribution point

    In TP1802, new feature allow Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence via cloud management gateway, which is very good feature, so please allow distribute Task Sequence content to cloud distribution point. In this moment, clould distribution point is not in the list when try to distribute Task sequence contents.

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  15. Update ZTIGather.wsf for new Win32_SystemEnclosure values

    Line 419, add values 30, 31, 32:
    Case "8", "9", "10", "11", "12", "14", "18", "21", "30", "31", "32"

    http://thinkdeploy.blogspot.com/2017/04/new-enclosure-types-for-convertible.html

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  16. media from primary site

    When creating stand-alone media, allow primary site selection

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    Updating status, I didn’t receive any reply for expanding on what your ask was.

    Standalone media is used for scenarios where there’s low or no bandwidth and also for recovery scenarios.

    We do not allow specifying the Primary site – I presume this is for the management point, once the client installs dependent on boundaries, AD membership etc. the client will find the management point and register. (that’s assuming there’s network available).

    Thanks and regards,
    Bob

  17. task sequence variable applied to nested task sequence

    It would be good if you a Task Sequence Variable created in the Parent task sequence could be applied in the child task sequence.

    e.g.
    Task Sequence A sets the task sequence variable 'wibble' = True

    Nested Task Sequence B has a step that runs if the Condition is set to run if Task Sequence Variable 'wibble' = True

    Hope that makes sense.

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  18. Run user state capture silently

    User state can only be captured to a state migration point with the associated task sequence steps. If a task sequence is created to capture user state, it cannot run silently. Additionally, since state migration steps are OSD steps, the warning message is shown to users before it runs

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    completed  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback. Marking this completed – I fixed this in build 8181 so the changes would be present in the 1511/1602 releases onwards

    Ran another test with current 1606 to double-check. Steps are:
    Request State Store – Capture
    Capture User State
    Release State Store
    Request State Store – Restore
    Restore User State
    Release State Store
    No warning message is shown

    Which build are you using?

  19. Import computer information adding to multiple collections

    The import computer information allows you to add a computer to the "All Systems" collection or a collection of your choice.

    Why not allow adding to the All Systems and multiple collections of my choice at the same time?

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  20. Last Action Task Sequence Variable

    It would be great for error catching if there was a variable that held the last task sequence step. This would be good for logic in a task sequence group that continues on error and passes the last task sequence ran name to be handled by other steps.

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