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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    13 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  3. Store output of run command line to TSEnv with "RunAsUser".

    Running a step as a user prevents you from using the TSEnvironment in order to store any data returned.

    The step could be anything, like getting a byte array of a certificate, ad-groups of the computer or primary user or as in this example, getting the TPM OwnerAuth from MBAM.

    I would rather store it directly in the TSEnv instead of in a temporary file and run another script to read the file just to be able to use the password, as a variable, from a ā€œRun commandlineā€-step.

    The only other workaround Iā€™ve found this far is running the stepā€¦

    11 votes
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  4. 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"

    11 votes
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  5. 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.

    10 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  6. Boundary Group Variable

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

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

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

  7. 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.

    9 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  8. 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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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

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

  9. Task Sequence Media - Bootable but with content

    Allow adding content for a task sequence to a media that works like the Bootable media, if content is local and up2date use that otherwise pull from DP.

    And if this content would be stored on the media but outside the .wim file, it would not increase load time for WinPE and maybe even allow updates of single items instead of rebuild entire media to include small changes to content

    9 votes
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  10. 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>.

    9 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  11. Bitlocker Network Unlock with WDS-less PXE

    With Bitlocker Network Unlock, a WDS server can automatically unlock your bitlockered device without requiring the user typing the PIN at boot. (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/bitlocker/bitlocker-how-to-enable-network-unlock).
    As we all go forward using the SCCM WDS-less PXE-provider instead of WDS, it would be a good idea, if it supported Bitlocker Network Unlock, too.

    9 votes
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  12. Supported Move OU step in task Sequence

    A supported step to reassign a OU in a task sequence instead of having to rely on vbscripts or powershell scripts to perform this function. Seems this could be based off the network settings step easy.

    8 votes
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  13. 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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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  14. Add variable for controlling smsts log files

    Today, sccm will retain two copies of a task sequence log at most, and then truncate them when they reach a certain length.

    It's possible to customize this but you need to bake a file into your boot wim image. This capability should be moved into the task sequence as a new variable.

    Call it smstsnumberoflogs and SMSTSLOGROLLOVELENGTH.

    finally, zti_copylogs should be amended to copy all smsts log files, not just the first two, as it's written today.

    8 votes
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  15. Add support to Cloud Distribution Point for dynamically defined content

    Add the support for dynamically defined content in an OSD task sequence to Cloud Distribution point. Today in an on-prem environment you can use OSDDownloadContent.exe to pre-cache or download driver packages, BIOS packages and other items that are machine specific.

    However this functionality is not available on Cloud Gateway/Cloud DP. The sequence will execute but support for Dynamic Variables Task Sequences so we can modify the packageID in sequence and then then trigger the OSDDownloadDownloadPackages command to download that content while the sequence is running is not.

    Back in 2018 Tweeted about this https://twitter.com/PaulEAndrews/status/1030155355236560897.

    8 votes
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  16. Allow entering XML data within task sequence apply OS step

    Allow you to be able to paste in an unattend.xml file directly into the Apply Operating System Image task sequence step instead of having to use a package. Similar to how you can add a PowerShell script directly in to the task sequence step in SCCM 1902.

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  17. I would like OSD standalone media that allows access to the SMP on the network. I guess this would be more of a hybrid media.

    I basically want to be able to create standalone OSD media that allows me to backup/restore users files and settings to our State Migration Point. The standalone media now only allows for the hard link option when using USMT. If there was a way possible to maybe create some kind of USMT wizard in the task sequence on the standalone media that would allow me to move the users files and settings to a USB drive or SMP that would be really useful.

    8 votes
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  19. Dynamic application and package deployment for prestage media

    We are trying to use prestage media to deploy images to machines on sites with little bandwidth, but still with a network connection to the corporate network.

    We have a large number of sites and our current online build uses an MDT database with Roles and Make / Model configurations for a large number of sites and hardware types.

    Within each of these, we have a number of packages and applications which are installed depending on the site / model required.

    This all works fine for an online build, however when using prestage media, even if we include the packagesā€¦

    7 votes
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  20. Add email capability to OSD Task Sequence

    It would be really nice if we could add email functionality to an OSD Task Sequence. Currently we have to call all of our techs and make sure nobody is imaging before we can make any changes. If we could be notified when a TS begins and ends then it would make it much easier to manage things remotely.

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    Updating status to Noted. Thanks for the feedback, we have a similar item in our Database. The goal was a task sequence step that could notify a user or technician on completion or error. Another case was to pair with Windows 10 Upgrade – allow setup.exe to run silently with /Compat then send an e-mail notifying the user or admin that the machine is ready to upgrade.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/

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