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  1. C:\_SMSTaskSequence folder is left behind with permissions of everyone Full control over this folder only 50% of the times

    When you run a task sequence on a machine, a "C:_SMSTaskSequence" folder is created and ideally removed after the successfuly execution of the TS.
    This is correctly locked down to Builtin\Administrators - Full Control NT Service\TrustedInstaller - Full control

    But we have seen instances where about 50% of the time, even when the TS completes successfully, this folder is left behind and not cleaned up, with the error as below:

    Execution engine result code: Success (0) Cleaning Up.
    Removing Authenticator
    Cleaning up task sequence folder
    Unable to delete file C:_SMSTaskSequence\TSEnv.dat (0x80070005). Continuing.
    Failed to delete directory 'C:_SMSTaskSequence'
    SetNamedSecurityInfo() failed.
    SetObjectOwner()…

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

    There’s changes in the SCCM 1610 release – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1610

    While not listed in the documentation there we made changes to how we remove the _SMSTaskSequence folder on completion.

    I’m marking this as completed as it’s now available. If there’s something I’ve missed please reuse the vote and I’ll address.

  2. Fix Install Applications step support with OSD standalone media

    During standalone media deployments the CM1706 client attempts to contact a MP when executing the Install Applications step and fails. Please fix this, as this capability worked, though limited, in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

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  3. PXE Reponder Service doesnt stop/fail on error.

    We have had situations where the PXE Reponder service errors and stops listening to PXE requests WITHOUT the service stopping.
    For example, if the service starts and the machine doesnt yet have an ip address.

    Errors reported:
    PXE: No valid IP addresses.
    PXE::StartPXEServer failed; 0x80070490

    BUT the service keeps running!

    Suggest that the service should stop in this case so that other monitoring tools can detect and remediate the service failing.

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    Updating status to completed.

    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

  4. PostOOBE

    Copied and pasted from a closed feature request.

    Below is a feature that we at the AFECMO could use to ensure that our branding can be competed in a singe TS step. With out this functionality we have to create a task sequence step to manually run setup.exe with the desired arguments.

    Several command-line options are available to upgrade Windows 10 (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/windows-setup-command-line-options).
    By default, the "Upgrade operating system" task use the following command "Setup.exe /auto Upgrade /NoReboot /Quiet /DynamicUpdate Disable /ImageIndex 1 /PostOOBE <location> /PostRollback <location>" and if you want to use other switches, you must delete the…

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  5. Add foldering to Task sequence choice in WInPE

    Add foldering to Task sequence choice in WInPE

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  6. Provide usable workaround for multiple UUIDs

    Currently if we add a new machine to sccm, and the OEM was lazy and reused a UUID builds won't start, and there seems to be no easy way aside from standalone build media to get around this.
    since we have to provide a uuid and mac address when we create new machines, why is it not smart enough to use the mac with the generic uuid to identify the correct machine?

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  7. Add a custom section to osdinjection.xml

    Add a custom section to the osdinjection.xml fie (just like we have for configuration.mof), that makes it easier to add custom settings after the upgrades. As it is now, 1602 upgrade will override the existing file. Future upgrades might do the same. A custom section will make it so much easier for us to add our stuff back thus not loosing valueable changes.

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

    Setting to Completed

    In 1606 release there’s changes made to Boot Image Customization. \sms\pkg\sms00001 is now added to path – that package path is what’s added in the Package used for the Prestart command (see Boot Image Customization tab)

    Any tools etc. in that path can be accessed in WinPE. Any updates can be done via updating the Package, then refreshing content.

  8. Stop filling smsts.log with useless ****

    Troubleshooting a failed task sequence is sometimes impossible, after the TS completes you sometimes end up with 3 files and 6MB of useless debugging junk, sometimes an entire 2MB file is full of nothing but lines like TS deleting 'CCM_CIVersionInfo.PolicyID=. It's amazing things ever work correctly with that much mayhem going on.

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  9. Task sequences that are run should be able to find out if the task sequence is run on a laptop, desktop or surface and run the job accordin

    Task sequences that are run should be able to find out if the task sequence is run on a laptop, desktop or surface and run the job accordingly. The power states might be different on them.

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  10. Exclude a mac address directly from the console

    I'd like to be able to add a mac address to an exclusion list directly from the console, in a order to use the same NIC (usb adapter) on different devices (example : pxe deployment).
    Today, we have to add manually the mac address in a registry value.
    The procedure is described in this Technet blog article -> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2015/08/27/reusing-the-same-nic-for-multiple-pxe-initiated-deployments-in-system-center-configuration-manger-osd/

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  11. Add pre-cache support for Required deployments

    Excited to see pre-cache support as some of my customers now have more laptops than desktops, and this will be crucial for the success of WaaS task sequences (it is not realistic to decouple application, driver, and maintenance steps from feature updates yet). However, why is it not supported for Required deployments? That is absolutely the scenario we wish to leverage it for - set a deadline and ensure that the content is there in the client cache before execution,.

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  12. Add time-out option to Powershell step in TS

    Please add a time-out option to the "Run PowerShell Script" task sequence step.

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  13. Ability to upgrade Server Operating systems using Upgrade Task Sequence

    Just as we are all familiar with Workstation OS upgrades and using upgrade task sequences to move from a lower version to a higher version workstation OS I would like to ask that this be allowed for Server OS'es. Never mind the methodology you subscribe to when thinking of "upgrading" a server OS, having it as a 'possible' tool in the admin chest would be awesome.

    I recently discovered a bug on guest OS Linux RHEL 7 running on Server 2012 R2 Data-center Hyper V where the RTC clock injects very/different time wrong at boot. There is a fix "on…

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    Hi Patrick,

    Apologies for the delay in updating this item. We do support upgrade for Server, our documentation didn’t call that out directly and I made sure that was updated. See – Ability to upgrade Server Operating systems using Upgrade Task Sequence
    That was updated last September and I forgot to loop back on your User Voice time

    Also, passed this information re: Server support to our CSS to make sure everyone’s on the same page

  14. Implement a "Suspend Task Sequence" Step in OSD like the LTISuspend.wsf script in MDT

    During a build and capture task sequence, it can be necessary to suspend the build so that one can run some application installs, make customization's, etc. These customization's can require reboots, which kill the task sequence. Please implement a solution similar to the LTISuspend.wsf script in MDT, where you can run the step and it creates a shortcut on the desktop to resume the task sequence.

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  15. OS Upgreade TS: Add percentage complete next to the install bar.

    OS Upgreade TS: Add percentage complete next to the install bar. It would be easier to keep tabs on the installations.

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  16. Inject files/commands in boot image properties page.

    I do some customisations (remote control, scripts for support, bginfo) to our boot.wim files by copying files while it's mounted and doing an Update distribution points. It would be nice to be able to inject files to certain folders (like Windows\system32) in the property page of the boot image in a separate tab. Also include command to execute these custom scripts in winpeshl.ini just before TsBootShell.exe

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    Marking completed for 1802

    X:\sms\pkg\sms00001 is the path the files/content from the ‘Prestart source directory’ is added too.

    The doc link – docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/get-start..
    has this entry
    When you boot to WinPE from a customized boot image that includes tools that you added, you can open a command prompt from WinPE and type the file name of the tool to run it. The location of these tools are automatically added to the path variable. The command prompt can only be added if the Enable command support (testing only) setting is selected on the Customization tab in the boot image properties.

  17. creating image for windows 10 for sccm

    Would like to capture and deploy image of windows 10 PC to SCCM

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    Updating status to completed.

    Support for Windows 10 was added in our 1511 release back when Windows 10 was released. As well as the same Build, Capture, Deploy we’ve had for all previous Windows versions we added a new In-place Upgrade task sequence template and step

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/scenarios-to-deploy-enterprise-operating-systems

    Is there a gap in the functionality you’re seeing or something else – let us know, we’d like to address your ask and help you with deploying Windows 10.

  18. Add import code button to new Run PowerShell script task sequence step

    The 1811 Technical Preview added a "enter or paste a PowerShell script" function to the "Run PowerShell script" Task Sequence step. That is an awesome feature, but even more awesome would an import code button that automatically puts the code in for you when you direct it to a .ps1 script.

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  19. Run Powershell Script (Task Sequence Step) passed parameters not visible in logging

    When parameters are provided on a 'Run Powershell Script' in a task sequence, the SMSTS.log only logs the name of the script. It does not log the full command (including parameters) that are invoked.

    For example: if I call Java.ps1 with parameters -level 1 -language eng the SMSTS.log only shows...

    Running powershell script: 'Java.ps1'(PkgID: SCM00000) with execution policy 'Bypass'

    This would be helpful in troubleshooting what parameters were actually passed to the script that is executing. Otherwise you have to track down the task sequence and assume everything entered is passed and run. Or you have to build your PS1…

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  20. failed to run task sequence due to missing content - show package ID not GUID

    When you start a task sequence and it starts off by validating content. If it can't find a given package/application, it used to just say something like "content for package ID ABC000123 could not be found on any distribution points". That was super easy to find in the console and either update distribution points or whatever needed to be done.

    With the 1702 update, it appears package ID has been replaced with ScopeID(longnastyGUID)/Application(Anotherlongnasty_GUID). When this happened to me last week, I couldn't find the ScopeID or Application GUID anywhere in the console, and had…

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    No response back, closing for 1802

    The message you’re seeing is for Applications – Applications use CI’s rather than the ABC00001 you see for SWD Packages, Boot Images, Task Sequences etc.

    In the Software Library, Applications – add CI Unique ID to the columns view. Type in the first few characters of the CI and any apps that match that are shown. You don’t need the column – I’m just suggesting that to help illustrate.

    In the Task Sequence view, the References tab shows all referenced content and distribution status. Right-click on any item and you’ll be shown which Distribution Points have that item. Also, the Object ID will show the CI/GUID or Package Id depending on the item type.

    Another option is selecting the Task Sequence and selecting Distribute Content – the wizard will show any referenced content that is not yet distributed.

    Lastly, within the Admin Console…

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