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  1. 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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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. 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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  3. Show different icon for Task Sequence steps with active condition or continue on error in TS Editor

    The Task Sequence editor shows a green icon for every active step and a grey icon for every disabled step. It world be great if you could see on the icon if an active step has an execution condition (maybe a blue icon) or is set to continue on error.

    At the moment you have to click on every step and switch to the options tab to get this information.

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    Refreshing the status

    We released our 1907 Technical Preview today, that adds search functionality to the task sequence editor. Part of that allows filtering by ‘Continue on Error’ and can search Conditions too.

    See:
    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1907
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Search-in-the-Task-Sequence-Editor-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/748909
    for more details.

    Searching is quicker then browsing for an icon, try it out and let us know if this meets your ask.

  4. Be able to Set autologon during TS for Kiosk PCs

    Hello,

    It would be wonderful if we could set Autologon during task sequence since we can create really nice provisinog package from ADK and use DISM during WinPe to set assigned access to a certain account and app.

    It would be awesome if we could somehow stop SCCM to remove autologon when TS is completed so we dont have to create workarounds after the TS is completed.

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  5. Upgrade Windows 10 OS Image in console

    Upgrade Windows 10 OS Image to latest version within the console (via Offline Servicing) instead of having to run build/capture Task Sequence to generate a new WIM.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback

    We looked into this to see what was possible with Offline Servicing – the ‘Upgrade roll-ups’ are executables. Offline Servicing is limited to CBS (Component Based Setup) updates – same as what can be applied via DISM – based on that build/capture remains the way to go. Using OS Upgrade then Capture works well too.

  6. Deploy multiple task sequence to a collection at once

    Why is not possible to multi-select task sequences and deploy them at once to a (user or device) collection? Now you have to deploy them one by one. In test scenario's where you have a device collection with test machines and hundreds of task sequences you want to deploy to the collection, you have to do it manually one by one. Not really efficient.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  7. Ability to easily copy files during TS to any location on computer

    It would be nice to be able to have a built in step to be able to select a folder/file from a share and then a location on Windows to copy the files to.

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  8. Provide GUI option in disk partitioning Task Sequence step to guarantee drive letter selection

    We were trying to build a Windows 10 deployment and got stuck for a little while. We used the 1511 WIM from VLSC and had the OSPreserveDriveLetter = True variable. We did NOT do a build and Capture to create the customized WIM. We used the Stocked 1511 WIM to try and lay down the Windows 10 Image.

    After lots of reading, troubleshooting, and frustrations, we were finally able to get the TS to use the C drive to lay down the OSDisk.

    It would be awesome if we could have a task sequence step that allows the OSD adminā€¦

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    In 1606 we have deprecated OSDPreserveDriveLetter – instead of using the captured driver letter the change leaves Windows Setup to determine the best drive letter.

  9. WinPE wizard upscaling or hard-coded resolution settings for HiRes displays.

    It would be great to be able to customize the screen resolution in WinPE from within the boot image properties, especially on 4k devices where the native resolution makes it difficult to see task sequence steps/failures/logs in WinPE. I've read about an unattend.xml file that you can put in the WIM file but it'd be nice to have this a native feature of ConfigMgr.

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  10. Allow additional customization of the task sequence dialog

    Please allow additional customization in the Task Sequence High Impact Dialog Box. Enable or Disable the Individual Comment Boxes completely, and allow Hyper Links to launch a web page with more information.

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  11. Fix Task Sequence refresh after vieing content status

    In the SCCM Console (doesn't matter what version, I'm using 1511), If a task sequence is under a folder, and if you select View Content Status from the Reference tab, it will take you to there, BUT if you go back to the task sequence or click the back button, all task sequences are gone until. If you try to hit F5 or refresh, you will receive and error: "The requested object could not be retrieved..."

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  12. OS Task Sequence End User experience

    Hi ConfigMgr Team,

    First of all great work - we see that our feedback on your product is recognized and changes are implemented! You are an absolute role model @MS!

    It would be nice to implement a better End User Experience for upgrading Windows 10 with an Task Sequence, because upgrading in Enterprise is not the same like upgrading on the devices at home. I think about third party security software, run only if not on battery, check if device has VPN or is connected via LAN to the corporate Network...

    I saw some approaches in the new Upgrade 1802ā€¦

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

    Our 2002 release is now in the opt-in phase.

    There’s improvements to the Check readiness step – AC test, wired. The folders you mention were added as we had a lot of feedback on where to place the actions.
    The task sequence progress UI has new variables for showing different detail levels.
    From a previous release, the task sequence progress UI can also be toggled on/off using the variable TSDisableProgressUI
    Lastly, there is the new task sequence deployment type for applications. Custom icons can be applied there.

    Try out the additions and let us know your feedback.

    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

  13. Make Progress Status messages descriptive

    The Create Task Sequence Media Wizard reports very basic information during the creation, eg. Processsing 0% or 14 % etc but what is it progressing? As you cannot see this information and the processing status resets to 0% multiple times.

    Would be helpful to know what it is doing!

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  14. 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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  15. Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard - Windoiws 10 Usage Identification

    Please address why are Windows 10 1607 CBB versions are represented as "Other" and CB versions show as "Windows 10, version 1607" under the Windows 10 Usage graphic.

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  16. Add Architecture Column in Driver Catalog

    Add a column in the Driver Catalog for x86 and x64 Architecture.

    It would also be nice if Architecture was searchable in the Search field.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  17. Some models pre-download driver packages for other models (Add an "Exact match" checkbox)

    We have a lot of different kinds of Dell client computers and some of the model names are very alike.

    We also have a network which doesnā€™t allow us to use peer-to-peer techniques to lower bandwidth usage so we need to create rings and make a couple of computers at the time pre-download osupgrade packages and drivers before deploying an IPU to the mass.

    Two of the models we have are "Latitude 7390" and "Latitude 7390 2-in-1".
    (This is not the only combo of models that suffers from this behavior)
    We've created one driver package for each of them.
    Butā€¦

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  18. Add option to "Run PowerShell Script" Task Sequence step to run as a 64-bit process

    Posted as a bug on connect (https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/2183906) but would also like this as a feature. We are running a PowerShell script that adds Microsoft .NET Framework types (classes) to a Windows PowerShell session (via Add-Type). On 64-bit OS it must run under a 64-bit PowerShell process in order to be successful. Otherwise it just fails with exit code 1. As a work-around we can run a command line step.

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  19. When deploying a task sequence you should be able to deploy to multiple device collections

    When you are deploying a task sequence in the Deploy Software Wizard, you should have the ability of selecting multiple device collections to deploy to (much like the 1702 feature of selecting multiple applications to add to the Install Application step in a task sequence.

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  20. Should be easier to re-deploy the same machine in OSD (unknown)

    Should be easier to re-deploy the same machine in OSD (unknown)

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