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  1. 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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  2. Have the console alert when the task sequence size is reached

    The task sequence has a 32MB size limit for all policy. But for some reason they are actually limited to 16MB. But the Product Group is aware of the problem. I know they are working on fixing the 16MB limit.

    This will help us troubleshoot and determine when the task sequence has reached this size.

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    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

    There’s now management insight rules which will highlight task sequences that will exceed the 32MB policy limit. Guidance for large task sequences is to use nested task sequences as each has it’s own 32MB to work with or if the Run Command Line or Run PowerShell script contains long scripts then consider moving those to referenced packages.

    Our 2008 Technical preview contains changes to show the task sequence size – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/get-started/2020/technical-preview-2008#bkmk_tssize

  3. 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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  4. 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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  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. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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    completed  ·  djam responded

    Fixed in #SCCM 1902 which shipped today.

  9. 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

  10. 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

    3 votes
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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?

  11. 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?

    3 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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

  14. 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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  15. "Download Package Content" step in task sequence: allow manual order

    The "Download Package Content" step in task sequence automatically brings the deployment packages in alphabetic order of the name. Since the order is critical for accessing the contents via %DownloadPkg%, it would be great to replace the automatic order with manual up and down buttons to sort, like in the ā€œInstall Applicationā€ step. It is too easy to break a task sequence by changing just the name of a package.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

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