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  1. 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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  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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.

  13. 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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  14. Show Task Sequence Properties as its own window on the taskbar

    Many times I'm wanting to compare Task Sequences, but as I open them they fall behind other open windows (such as MDT itself). I end up having to minimize or move windows around until I can find both properties windows. The same occurs if I'm looking at a task sequence and then click into a VM, or any other time I'm working at multiple things at once.

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  15. Check box to allow OSD to Collection or not.

    Checkbox in collection properties to allow or disallow OSD to clients in the collection.

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  16. Update all instances of package in a task sequence

    We have multiple packages that are used by multiple steps during a task sequence (scripts packages and custom software packages that take multiple steps to install). Since said package might be referenced by a half dozen or dozen steps, when a package revision is made, all references must be updates... which is easy to miss some. It would be great to update the first step referencing the package, then click a button to 'Update all References' and every other step that references the old package gets updated to the new package.

    The whole purpose here is we don't update existingā€¦

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback.

    We’ve started work on this item – https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8339997-daisy-chain-task-sequences-osd-and-non-osd – this will allow ‘modular’ task sequence

    I think this will solve your ask too. In your case you would update one task sequence – that task sequence would be referenced by others. One it’s updated with the new scripts package for example, then all task sequence that call that one will have the updated scripts.

    Does that address your scenario?

  17. SCCM Task Sequence Lock

    Enable the ability to Lock a Task Sequence once it has been released, similar to the effect when a TS is locked out to a user when editing it. In a large environment with multiple SCCM admins using OSD is you be a nice feature to prevent accidental editing of production Task Sequences.

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  18. Windows 7 vNext

    Windows 7 is in extended support until 2020.
    If extended support ends, it is likely removed from SCCMs supported OSes.
    In certain cases you have to keep Windows 7 "alive", e.g. factory, where the cost of the machine that the PC is controlling is far higher, then in an office environment.
    To keep this systems alive we canĀ“t deploy a cloud solution.
    Deploying the cloud will have the risk we canĀ“t control the Windows 7 machines anymore and canĀ“t setup a new machine anymore, in case the old one needs to be replaced or reimaged.
    So keeping at least aā€¦

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  19. Bitlocker Network Unlock with WDS-less PXE

    With Bitlocker Network Unlock, a WDS server can automatically unlock your bitlockered device without requiring the user typing the PIN at boot. (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/bitlocker/bitlocker-how-to-enable-network-unlock).
    As we all go forward using the SCCM WDS-less PXE-provider instead of WDS, it would be a good idea, if it supported Bitlocker Network Unlock, too.

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  20. Allow multiple lines in Run Command Line for Task Sequences

    Currently we can only add one command line per task. Can that be changed to add support for multiple command lines and only return the error code on the resulting script? This would allow for much faster development and trouble-shooting in task sequences.

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