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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      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.

    • 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

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        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 smsts_number_of_logs and SMSTS_LOG_ROLLOVE_LENGTH.

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

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

            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

          • 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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              Noted  ·  sangeev responded

              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

            • 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 packages…

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

                      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                    • 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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                        Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Information dialog for "Check Readiness"

                        When "Check Readiness" fail because of requirements then the result is a error dialog without any information why it fails.
                        So yes we can go into logs and tell why it fails but for the users that started for example Windows 10 upgrade the error message is not clear.

                        It would be good if it can say why it failed.
                        Example:
                        Not enough disk space. Require drive with XXXXMB

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                          Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                        • 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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                          • 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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                              Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                            • 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.

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                              • Drivergroup001

                                Or a better implementation of Ben Hunter's script.

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                                  Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                • Schedule Updates Wizard: 'Date Released' field should sort by date, not numerically

                                  Right now if I go into Software Library > Operating Systems > OS Images > Schedule updates to update my Windows 10 wims with the latest cumulative update (sorted by date released ascending, the dates go 10/x/16 -> 11/x/16 -> 12/x/16 -> 4/x/15->5/x/15->.... So it's sorting them numerically 1-9 instead of December, Nov, Oct as (12, 11, 10) or vice for the latest update releases in the end-year months.

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                                  • unknown computers distribution point

                                    make a separate Unknown Computers Collection for each Distribution Point, in that way you could make a task sequence available to computers in specific boundaries.

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                                    • Ability to disable/control the check for references at startup of a task sequence

                                      A task sequence checks its referenced packages at startup and fails if not all packages are available. With an international hierarchy and some (very big) appplication packages that only need to be deployed in certain countries we don't have (don't want to) put all packages onto all distribution points whether they are required or not. We use the same task sequence for all countries with dynamic variables and some conditions. By condition it is decided which application will be installed at a certain location. The workaround we implemented today is to have one centralized DP with all packages so computers…

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                                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                      • 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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                                        • Implement service/feature in OSD that picks up first free Computername from AD and sets it as Computername for New-Deployment OSD.

                                          Now I need to make manual scripts and additional web services for OSD to automatically pick up first free computer name from AD and set it for New deployment, it would be nice if SCCM could do it using inbuilt feature.

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