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  1. Allow custom icons in software center for Task Sequences

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per App Task Sequence in the Software Center.

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    100 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. OSD - Deploy TS to User groups

    Would be nice to be able to advertise Task Sequences to specific users or groups. We have some operating system deployments that we would like only certain users to run, support staff for instance.

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    23 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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

    Our 1905 Technical Preview is now released.

    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1905
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Group-applications-into-a-single-deployment-in-ConfigMgr/ba-p/624318

    This release has the first round of changes in the App model to allow a Task sequence as a deployment type allowing task sequences to be deployed to users/user groups.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1905#bkmk_tsdt

  3. Enhance task sequence step preprovision bitlocker with encryptionmode options

    For MBAM clients I want to use preprovisioned bitlocker volumes.
    A requirement is to use the AES256 encryption mode.The pre provision bitlocker step defaults to aes128, and cannot be changed in the step itself.
    I now have a extra step before the preprovision bitlocker step with this command:
    cmd /c reg.exe add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\FVE /v EncryptionMethod /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

    Thanks to this website:
    https://blog.alschneiter.com/2017/05/03/change-bitlocker-drive-encryption-to-xts-aes-256-during-osd-with-configmgr/

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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Include the serviceui.exe functionality in task sequence environment by default

    Many organizations create their own front-ends for ConfigMgr Task Sequences (or leverage popular third-party ones like OSD++, Pretty Good Front End, etc.). However, these only are able to be used when the task sequence is in WinPE.

    Please add the serviceui.exe functionality into the default task sequence environment so it is possible to display Light Touch prompts when starting the task sequence from an existing operating system. Including serviceui.exe would be enough, or the functionality to launch interactive UI could be added to the environment natively.

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

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

    Configmgr 2003 Technical Preview released today and has a new SDK method for task sequence progress.

    For more info:
    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/get-started/2020/technical-preview-2003#bkmk_tsapi
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/onboard-clients-to-microsoft-defender-atp-using-memac-and/ba-p/1266085

    This should address some of the asks here, please try it out and let us know your feedback.

  5. Disk number variable for Format and Partition Disk step

    Sometimes OSD does not put Windows on the drive that we want in systems with multiple drives because of things like raid/SAS controllers or nVME. If you allow a variable to be used for the "disk number" in the format and partition step, a custom UI could be used to select the correct disk number from WMI and send that variable (which is just a number) to the format and partition step.

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  6. Add TPM and SecureBoot task sequence variables

    Please give us task sequence variables for the following because WMI can be unreliable or sometimes can't be used. These would be nice to have in order to create conditions for performing actions such as enabling/disabling TPM and SecureBoot.

    TPM enabled/disabled
    TPM activated/deactivated
    TPM owned/not owned
    SecureBoot enabled/disabled

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

    Hi,

    Updating status to started – see

    Our 2002 release added _TSSecureBoot
    See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion

    Use this variable to determine the state of secure boot on a UEFI-enabled device. The variable can have one of the following values:

    NA: The associated registry value doesn’t exist, which means the device doesn’t support secure boot.
    Enabled: The device has secure boot enabled.
    Disabled: The device has secure boot disabled.

    For TPM that’s achievable with task sequence conditions – I’ll look to add something to the Community Hub to demonstrate.

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