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  1. Offline Image update on schedule

    Option to Automatically update Offline Windows Image on schedule.

    So that My Custom Windows 7 with preinstalled software will alway have all windows updates already in the image when its deployed.

    An option in SCCM to pick few images that SCCM would automatically update on set time. Eg after patch tuesday. s

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

      We took a look at this – one potential drawback is the there’s no user interaction meaning the updates applied would be what’s presented in the Offline Servicing view. That’s the default view – filtered for that architecture.

      Would that selection be acceptable?

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

        Updating status to Noted.

        As Mike states below, this was addressed in our 1702 release.

        We had another User Voice item for that too – https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8363340-ability-to-click-back-when-and-re-try-when-a-task

        Here’s the 1702 Doc link too https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1702

        Is there a gap in the functionality you’re seeing? If not I’ll close this item once we complete our 1810 release.

      • Allow for multiple task sequences on a single stand-alone media

        Currently you are limited to a single task sequence per stand-alone media. This means techs have to carry around multiple USB flash drives, one for each task sequence.

        If each task sequence is using the same boot image I see no reason why this can't be done. You can combine all the package references into the ..\SMS\PKG folder and then the only differences are in the ..\SMS\data folder which is basically just the task sequence XML and variables.

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

          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

        • More meaningful TS error messages in UI (no more 0x80004005!)

          When a task sequence fails, the most common error message that you see is 0x80004005 which is useless. Normally, you get much better information from SMSTS.log file, but there are scenarios when you cannot access SMSTS.log.

          There must be a way to provide more meaningful error messages in UI when a task sequence fails.

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

            Thanks for the feedback. We have made some improvements to the task sequence monitoring – adding columns for Exit Code and Action Output to the status view.

            We’ve more work to do replacing use of Generic E_FAIL with more meaningful error codes.

            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

          • Add the ability to run Software Updates with a Stand-Alone Media

            Please add the ability to run software updates with a stand-alone media. This would allow us to add software updates to our reference images without having to use PXE.

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

              Thanks for your feedback and suggestion.

              We’ve a couple more items that are similar asks – basically anything that’s blocked by MP communication when using Standalone media.
              I’ll look to merge these items in the near future then see about addressing a ‘Connected Standalone Media’

            • WSUS Driver Package Support

              Using Windows Update and hardware ID's it would be nice to make a driver package from the latest verified updates on Windows Update. Using this you could form a driver package, then also add any further updates using inf/folder.

              To expand on this it would be nice to be able deploy updated drivers.

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

                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

              • Be able to specify the deployment type when pushing applications

                One of the biggest issues I have with the new applications vs packages is the inability to specify deployment types in task sequences. I usually write 2 or 3 different DT's. One silent, one noisy (For self serve) and one uninstall.

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

                  Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                • Allow MDT steps to be migrated when using the wizard

                  The migration wizard is not able to migrate "third-party" steps in a task sequence, including Microsoft Deployment Toolkit steps. For many of my customers this a huge blocker to have a smooth migrating experience from test to the production environment. MDT steps should not be seen as "third-party" and be migrated.

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

                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                  • Interactive step during OSD (or any other TS)

                    To be able to add an interactive step when running a TS would be useful in many cases. You might not always want to run an OSD as User Driven, but still in one step you want user input.
                    Not only for production, but for test purposes this would be really good.

                    Today, I'm running a very customized solution to make this happen.
                    I created this one in order for this to happen, it should be easier.
                    https://plus.google.com/105132092500423486001/posts/9aCA7LUVpuv

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

                      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                    • Suppress user logon while using Task Sequences outside of OSD that require a restart

                      When using task sequences to deploy applications or settings that require a restart, please include a check box on the "Restart Computer" action to suppress the user logon actions (ie. Ctrl + Alt + Del).

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                        1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow to select WinPE language pack when you generate Boot Image

                        It would be great to customize WinPE language pack when Generating standard or MDT Boot Image, like select box that will list lp.cab that are present in ADK installation folder "Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs"

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                          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow unsigned drivers to be added to Boot Images

                          By default when ConfigMgr adds drivers to a boot image, unsigned drivers are not allowed and causes the 'Update Distribution Points' action to fail with the following error in C:\windows\logs\dism\dism.log:

                          Cannot install non-signed boot-critical drivers on amd64 images. Use /forceunsigned switch to override.

                          The workaround is to manually add the unsigned drivers to your boot image using DISM and /forceunsigned.

                          If we could automatically add the /forceunsigned switch when ConfigMgr attempts to update the boot image, this would be a non-issue.

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

                            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                          • Support the imaging of machines with multiple hard drives/NICS without having to uninstall/disable/remove HD's or NIC's.

                            Having to unplug, remove, or disable multiple NIC's/HD's is cumbersome, especially in the server environment, not to mention techs often forget.

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

                              Can you add more details on what the issues you encounter with multiple NICs/HDs, please?

                            • Run Task Sequence with local administrator account context for B&C scenario

                              in MDT OSD the task sequence runs with local admin context. that's why B&C are more easy in MDT because we can modify the admin user's shortcuts, pinned items, registry keys, etc... and then capture it with using the <CopyProfile> tag in the unattend.xml and have the settings copied to the default profile.
                              It will have a huge impact to be able to do the same in SCCM OSD without custom scripting on the default profile that some of them aren't possible without <CopyProfile>.

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                                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                              • 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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                                • OSD - Domain Recovery

                                  This was a great feature in MDT. If domain join fails initially, this can be used to launch a GUI informing the user or technician that the domain join failed and instructions on how to remediate this before deployment continues.

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                                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                  • Enable Download Package Content step for stand-alone media

                                    The Download Package Content step fails when used in stand-alone media. However, during media creation, the package content specified in the Download Package Content step does get added. Despite this, the step still fails.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Boundary Group Variable

                                      Create an OSD task sequence variable for Boundary Group(s). Ex. OSDBoundaryGroup = VPN_ABC

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

                                        Thanks for providing that detail – much appreciated.
                                        We agree there’s a lot of value with such an addition.

                                      • settings per task sequence

                                        MDT 2010 had the ability to run different settings in customsettings.ini for each task sequence. This feature was removed in MDT 2012. I would like to request that it is brought back. Currently, the only method to have the functionality back is to edit DeployWiz_Validation.vbs, see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e17a1952-d1f7-41ef-8231-0d6fcc41882e/mdt-2012-settings-per-task-sequence?forum=mdt

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                                          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                        • Result screen for Collection & Machine variables

                                          At most of my customers, we are working with collection- or machine variables to be flexible during OS deployment with languages, application installations or something else.
                                          In some cases, there are so much collections with different variables, that it is very hard to find where a variable is coming from.
                                          Perhaps, you can use a dialog in context menu of a device like 'client settings' - 'Resultant Client Settings'.
                                          In this dialog, collect every variable with it's source like
                                          Variable 1 - Collection x
                                          Variable 33 - Collection Z
                                          Variable 232- Machine Variable

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                                            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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