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  1. Drivergroup001

    Or a better implementation of Ben Hunter's script.

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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. OSD Deployment List Variables

    I believe that SCCM should have a means of adding a list of selectable values in the Task Sequence for OSD's. That is to say I add a Variable for "Department" this should then present during a deployment several options to choose from such as "Sales", "HR" or "ICT" So on and so forth. I would then be able to define custom actions dependent on the value of the "Department" Variable.

    It would be nice if this would work via PXE or Via External Media. I would love to hear feedback and would definitely love to see Microsoft pick thisā€¦

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  5. 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 computersā€¦

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  6. 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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  7. Multicast on a selective basis

    I have task sequences for on-demand imaging of one machine via PXE and also for automatically imaging an entire lab of computers. Ideally, the automatic TS would acquire the image via multicast from the site DP but one-off OSD runs on a single machine would still use unicast. It would be very nice to see this option available without having to load the image twice on the DP and enable one for multicast.

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    One potential option here is to use the Multicast properties to require a minimum session size before starting e.g. 2. If that size is not met then the download will fallback to Unicast/HTTP. These settings are present in the ‘Enabled Scheduled Multicast’ UI. The session size option would also require a wait of minimum 1 minute

  8. Download summary for multiple packages in software center

    We leverage task sequences heavily for complex software deployments (non-OSD). This includes downloading and installing multiple software. We leverage "Download all content locally before starting task sequence" to minimize user impact so the content downloads in advance as much as possible.

    Often users will run this on their own, and the "Download" status goes from 0%-->100% each time it downloads a package. It would be a much better experience if for a task sequence you could provide a status like.

    "Download 1 of 10 (15%)" and provide an OVERALL status for all TS reference packages.

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. Updating status to noted.

    The download behavior is from Software Center and would hold true for any deployment using Download and Execute so changing for Task Sequences may have knock on effect for SWD etc.

    One thing you may want to look at it our Task Sequence Pre-Cache available in 1611 Tech Preview https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1611#pre-cache-content-for-available-deployments-and-task-sequences – that allow you to pre-cache all statically referenced content ahead of availability time so no download is seen and all content is local. You can also conditionally download OS Upgrade Packages

  9. Maximize import driver window when selecting drivers

    When importing drivers to catalog, I get a window to select/tick drivers which the CM has read from inf files and import them. That window has very poor capability to scroll and view full paths and other info of drivers. It would be better, if I can set/fix/maximize the size of that window and drag columns how ever I like to. Now selectind and seeking between x86 and x64 folders, or OS folders is pain.

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  10. UDI Wizard Applications, dynamically

    Would be nice to have UDI work more like MDT. Currently, when applications are updated we need to go in and manually update all of the applications that were changed and then redeploy the toolkit files.

    It's a lot more convenient in MDT. You just mark the application to show up in OSD and it pulls it in dynamically. Or build something like this into SCCM so we don't need to use UDI to allow the techs to choose what applications to install.

    In MDT we were able to easily change the computer naming wizard to add options like aā€¦

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  11. Introduce TS step to rearm Office

    As we have TS step to sysprep Windows and ConfigMgr, it would be also highly usable to have a step for rearming Office installation after deploying the image.

    Now it's usually done by "Run command line step".

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  12. OSD Win PE error codes

    instead of having error codes when deploying OS deployment Task Sequences that the end user or administrator has to struggle to find out what the code means only for it to be the hard disk is too small. Could the error codes if already known be displayed with meaning full reasons rather than error 0x8004352

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback. This is the same as ‘More meaningful TS error messages in UI (no more 0×80004005!)’. I’ll look to see if they can be merged.

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  13. SCCM Console UI: Merge task sequence properties into Edit

    It would make sense to merge task sequence properties into Edit.
    Also you can't view both at once right now

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  14. OSD - MDT like single instance drivers

    SCCM started in the right direction with driver categories. This implementation has limited uses however.

    I would like to see a driver management setup more like what is available in MDT. Specifically on deployment media.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  15. Keep previous version(s) of packages

    Everyone has had the issue where a package isn't available during OSD. If we had a setting that enabled us to keep a copy of the previous versions this could eliminate that issue. I think it should be a setting with the number of previous versions that you want by default. And if there are scenarios where a package is updated frequently you should be able to override the setting on that package.

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  16. DCR: Restart Computer to PXE or Boot Media

    Provide an option to restart computer back to PXE to allow Bios configuration changes (or simple Bios Updates) like switching from Bios to UEFI or to configure RAID Controllers inside Windows PE and Restart again to PXE to get access to the new disk configuration.

    How this can be done easily:
    Have a required deployment on the collection where device is member of.
    Ensure Network Boot is first boot device.
    As the system has already started from Network the "Clear Required PXE Deployments" must occur for this device
    Initiate WPEUTIL REBOOT

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  17. Enable Bitlocker: Add Option to Skip if No TPM

    The 'Pre-provision BitLocker' step has an option to skip the step when the devices does not have a TPM or when the TPM is not enabled.

    I'd like to see that option added to the 'Enable Bitlocker' step. Whether it's enabled by default is another question I guess. However, this is one of the many things that hang up new admins trying to get their first Task Sequence off the ground. Just spent an hour or so trying to get past this step.

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  18. Ability to stagger the start of each task sequence by wim download percentage.

    To reduce network load and decrease deployment time the ability to kick a huge batch of them off all at the same time and walk away while they automatically stagger the download of the wim one system at a time based on the last systems wim download percentage.

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  19. Boot Image Azure Powershell

    Include option to inject Azure Powershell Cmdlets (including Azure Automation) into Boot Images. As many organizations are moving to the cloud, including the ability to login and run tasks in Azure is a must.

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback. Updating status to noted.

    This item is very similar to "Add “AD Powershell Module” as Optional Component for boot images"

    We had to decline that as we cannot ship or take a dependency on the AD module. Similarly we won’t be able to take a dependency on Azure PSH module – we can only add what’s in the ADK.

    Your ask covers a bit more ground with the ability to run tasks in Azure so I’ll leave as noted for now.

  20. WMI Query Builder for Task Sequence Options

    In the Task Sequence/Options window, I can add a condition for a particular step by adding an "if" criterion that matches a WMI query, similar to building a device collection. This way, particular steps in a task sequence would only execute if a device happened to be in the selected AD OU or another, for example.

    But in the WMI Query builter for device collections includes a click-here type of builder, whereas the query window in the task sequence just has a blank text box.

    While I could either write the query by hand (and hope it's correct) to seeā€¦

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