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  2. 64 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Ideas » Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    Agree... I see this hundreds to thousands of times per upgrade cycle. The CM Client is left in a very unhealthy state when this happens. Often requires manual intervention. We use custom scheduled tasks and PowerShell scripts to repair the client and make it able to attempt upgrade again.

    I would note, I'd rather not have it retry, but repair the client and report that it was Unexpected Rebooted", and then have it try to upgrade during the next MW or Deadline.

    I think if it were to retry, the user would just continue to reboot the machine, or potentially cause an endless loop if the reboot was due to a BSOD or other action. I'd just like the client repaired and have the failure logged.

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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    Yes, this! Was just about to create this UV.

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  5. 7 votes
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  6. 8 votes
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  8. 6 votes
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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    1906, This has been confirmed done for Packages.

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  10. 106 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Ideas » Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    100% Agree. This would be great for reporting, and allow us to better share reports. Right now we just have use Reg2Mof to grab some of this important info, but standardizing would be great.

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  12. 29 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Ideas » Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    Agree, this would be very helpful. Deleting my duplicate request. Adding image here

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  13. 63 votes
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    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Ideas » Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    Agree, we were just talking about this at work, we wanted to create custom data in the DDR, but need to be able to remove that data after a process is finished.

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  16. 64 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Ideas » Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    Make sure you also check for the Windows 10 Setup Engine, in my tests, when I roll back, fix the client and clear the TS, during that period the TS actually resumes where it left off, (OS Upgrade Step) and the Setup Engine is launched. I have to also check for the Setup Engine and Kill that process to make sure it doesn't get into an Upgrade / Fail cycle. More info: https://garytown.com/automated-client-recovery-from-rollback-or-os-uninstall

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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    Ideally, I'd like to see a Tab in the Software Center Dedicate to "WaaS", and an option would be OSUninstall. This would also then leverage the rights of CMClient, where as the built in Windows Feature requires Admin Permission, which is why we use the DISM Command (DISM /Online /Initiate-OSUninstall) triggered by a Package-Program so non-elevated users can trigger it.

    While I'm asking, I'd like the process triggered in the [Future] Software Center WaaS Tab to launch dialog box collecting information from the user as to why they are reverting, similar to the default Windows experience.

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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    Yes THIS Please... I was just about to create this user voice, but found Nickolaj already did! I had just mocked up a screen capture, exact same idea! This would be so helpful.

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    You mean like add a detection method to a TS, similar to an Application. So if a TS is advertised to a machine, it would run the detection method, see it is already installed, and show as "Installed".

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    7 comments  ·  Ideas » PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    This would be very helpful. Would like to schedule a script to run at a specific time to not impact users. Yes, I know I can schedule a package, however there are times when a Script will run on a client and a package will not, example, in the middle of a TS running, script will still run (Which can be used to remediate a stuck TS) where a package won't run because the machine's client is "hung" by a TS. Scripts has become my main way to remediate several issues on clients, scheduling and having an option for a retry count (Wait 60 minutes, and try again, for up to 24 hours, or something like that) would be super awesome.

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    Gary Blok commented  · 

    Was just talking about this idea last night here at MMS with several others, nice to see it was already here.

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