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  1. Display what distribution point is being used during a task sequence.

    When using a task sequence I would like to know what DP is being used since we have multiple DPs and would hope that I'm not using one on the other side of town. IE......Applying Operating System from "Distribution Point" or Installing Application from "Distribution Point."

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  2. Auto Apply Driver Timeout

    The client appears to have a 8 min timeout for waiting for the Server to reply with available drivers. The server continues after this timeout and can still deliver results but the client has already failed the step.

    Allow the 8 min timeout to be configurable.

    9 votes
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  3. Specify drive to cache data for creating task sequence media

    When creating TS media, the cache is always downloaded to the temp folder for the user creating it. Our standard server config only build 100GB OS partitions which fill quickly. My admin PC has 256GB SSD primary with 1TB data drive. My SSD is filled with applications and other items but i have lots of free space on my data drive.
    Trying to create standalone media fills the remaining space on my SSD and eventually fails. The option to choose to cache the content to my data drive would work as there is a lot more space available.

    8 votes
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  4. Ignore DHCPINFORM messages in SMSPXE.log for sccmpxe service.

    Team,

    Currently when the non-WDS PXE responder is enabled, all DHCPINFORM messages are logged in the SMSPXE.log. This floods the log with unnecessary information and makes the troubleshoting more difficult as the log gets overwritten very often.

    Please perform the change to at least not log these DHCPINFORM messages.

    8 votes
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  5. Task Sequence: Allow more than 9 applications in the Install Application step

    Would love it if there was a way to allow more than 9 applications to be installed as a part of the install application task sequence step (not according to a dynamic variable list).

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  6. When creating stand-alone media from a CAS, allow primary site selection

    Please add the ability to select a primary site or site code when creating stand-alone media from a CAS.

    When creating stand-alone media today, it automatically sets the SCCM client to install using the site code of the site that is used to create the media. When using a CAS to create the media, this will cause the client to deploy without a usable site code.

    You cannot currently override this behavior through setting installation properties in the Setup Windows and ConfigMgr step.

    8 votes
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    completed  ·  sangeev responded

    This was solved with bug 419146 – released in SCCM 2012 R2 Sp1. The code was updated to use SMSSITECODE=“AUTO

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  7. Task sequence media - compute space does not consider removed applications/packages

    When creating stand-alone media you have the option to select which Applications,Packages and driver packages it should include onto the media or not. After clicking next on the summary page the process of starting the media launches. in the createTSMedia.log you can see that at some point the process starts to compute volume layout. It seems that the compute of the volume layout does take into account the software you selected to not be on the media. Therefore you might get the message that you do not have enough space on the USBFD media altough this is not trough. Atā€¦

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  8. 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!

    7 votes
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  9. 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!

    7 votes
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  10. 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.

    7 votes
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  11. 7 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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

    6 votes
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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

  14. 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?

    6 votes
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  15. 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

    6 votes
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  16. TSProgressUI.ShowMessage - Enable Output

    Can you add Output to the ShowMessage Method Please.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/develop/reference/core/clients/client-classes/iprogressui--showmessage-method

    You currently have the ability to create a Message Box with several Options for the Buttons, but no matter what you pick, or options you choose, you never get anything actionable.

    Current Actions:

    0 - Ok
    1 - Ok/Cancel
    2 - Abort/Retry/Ignore
    3 - Yes/No/Cancel
    4 - Yes/No
    5 - Retry/Cancel
    6 - Cancel/Try Again/Continue
    

    If you could have it Create a Variable upon the end of the step
    SMSTSShowMessageOutput = "ButtonName"

    Which then would supply one of the following Values:

    Ok, Cancel, Abort, Retry, Ignore, Yes, No, Retry, Tryā€¦

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Operating system deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

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

    This is the opt-in phase of our 2006 release (fast ring) is now live. Customers can opt-in and then download 2006 through their Admin Console now.

    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

  17. 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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  18. 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.

    5 votes
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  19. 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.

    5 votes
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  20. 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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