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  1. Increase Log file size and retention for OSD

    Client logs for OSD are constantly purged and overwritten. This can make troubleshooting difficult in a standard environment. For example, logs are saved to X:\Windows\Temp during winPE phases. This file system is destroyed upon reboot. Even after the WinPE phases, log files (especially smsts.log) are constantly overwritten.

    Please prevent logs from being lost or overwritten during OSD.

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  2. Display PackageID when viewing a task sequence step referencing content

    Sometimes when making changes to a task sequence, you may be manipulating steps that reference a package with a common name. You can view the TS Package Reference but it doesn't tell you exactly which step may reference that package.

    If you could view the package ID referenced by a step, when viewing that step, this would solve the problem!

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  3. Add name of inf files to driver information in boot image

    When looking at the driver files that are in a boot image, the only information available is the name of the driver. Many drivers have multiple versions but the same name. The only way to truly distinguish drivers with the same name is by the name of the inf file, which is not visible in the boot image drivers tab. This information can be found on the individual driver usage tab, but that requires selecting each driver individually and seeing if it's in the boot image. If there was a column in the boot image drivers page showing the nameā€¦

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  4. Custom warning messages for high-impact task sequences not working

    In SCCM 1702 only the middle text field of "user notification message text" will be taken!

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  6. change os upgrade tasksequence over cloud dp not to download all content locally

    with configmgr 1802 internet based clients need to download the complete ts content over the cloud dp. it would be great to only download needed content for the tasksequence

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    Thanks for all your feedback and suggestions. Updating status to completed ā€“ see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each status.

    This is the opt-in phase of our 1910 release (fast ring) and it is now live. Customers can opt-in and then download 1910 through their Admin Console now. In a couple weeks, weā€™ll open it up to everybody (slow ring), to enable downloading without the need to opt-in.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1910-for-Microsoft-Endpoint-Configuration-Manager-current/ba-p/1032459
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1910

    Download all content when needed by the task sequence is now supported for this scenario –
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1910#task-sequence-download-on-demand-over-the-internet

  7. Export / Import TS fails with Install SW Updates step (SCCM CB - 1606)

    If you have a TS with an Install Software Update step, the TS can not be exported and imported. The Import Wizard fails with a null pointer exception. After removing the Install Software Update step, the TS can be exporteted and imported. The same happens with the Import-CMTaskSequence Commandlet. Please fix this error.

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  8. PXE affinity in Configmgr

    We have implemented Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 CU1, We verified Management point affinity works however it doesnā€™t work for PXE and PXE point randomly selects any Management Point.

    We have a lot of firewalls and several MPs.

    I could see below mentioned article with a workaround for untrusted forest.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2858397
    System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client PXE boot may fail if the Management Point is in an untrusted forest

    I could see similar not same feedback request
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8417961-osd-should-not-connect-to-internet-only-manageme
    OSD should not connect to "Internet-only" Management Points

    It will be good idea to have PXE affinity like Management Point affinity

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  9. Add a "1024MB" option for WinPE Scratch Space

    When I run DISM to add a language pack, I'm told that the recommended scratch space for WinPE is >1024MB. In ConfigMgr, I can only select up to 512MB for WinPE scratch space in my Boot Image. Could we add an option for 1024MB?

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  10. Fix the memory leak when editing Task Sequences

    I consistently run into issues with TS's when making changes to them. Upon closing the TS or applying changes I will receive an error that says "There are too many steps in your TS...". But if I close the console and reopen it, I am able to make the exact changes and they will save fine. The problem usually happens towards the end of the day so I believe it is a memory leak of some kind. I started seeing the issue in 1610 and figured it would go away with new versions. Just updated to 1710 and the issueā€¦

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

  15. Task Sequence Break Points for Debugging

    It would be beneficial if you could set breakpoints at any line item in the task sequence, just like when coding, to stop the task sequence progress. Have a dialog pop up with which you can continue to the next break point.

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    This was completed – I missed setting the status to completed.

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

    This ask is addressed with our new task sequence debugger now available with our 1906 release.

    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. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Pass a task sequence variable to PowerShell script via parameter

    When using the Run PowerShell Script task sequence, it would be beneficial to be able to pass task sequence variables in the parameters field, especially when using different credentials where PowerShell no longer has access to Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment.

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    Updating status to complete.

    The opt-in phase of our 2002 release (fast ring) is now live and contains the changes asked for with this item.
    You can opt-in and then download 2002 through their Admin Console now.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2002-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1272670
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2002
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

  20. 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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