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  1. Fix the Software Update Task Sequence (built-in TS patching during OSD)

    How is this still a problem? Ask any MVP and they all agree: the built-in task sequence for patching during OSD doesn't work. It doesn't survive double reboots, it has a upper patch limit before it crashes ... it's basically garbage. I don't mind making golden images in MDT, but I shouldn't _have_ to ... and yet I do. I makes SCCM feel less like a singular solution.

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      56 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

      Iā€™m updating the status. For 1606 weā€™ve made some changes, listed below.
      As more are added weā€™ll update what Tech Preview/Release they appear in.

      Timeout scan is now configurable
      We added a new task sequence variable to allow a configurable timeout for scan. Variable name is SMSTSSoftwareUpdateScanTimeout, default is 30 minutes. Value is set in seconds so an hour is 60Ɨ60=3600

      Logging changes
      In the SMSTS.log we list the log files to check for updates download and evaluation.
      These are UpdateDeployment.log, UpdatesHandler.log, WUAHandler.log and WindowsUpdate.log

      New Option for full scan
      Thereā€™s a new checkbox added to the Install Updates step ā€“ ā€˜Evaluate software updates from cached scan resultsā€™
      If the checkbox is on we use cached results, if the checkbox is off we do a full scan
      Task Sequences that are upgraded will have this option checked on ā€“ this is parity with the existing behavior

      Power management changesā€¦

    • SCCM updates: User Experience - Reboot notifications

      Here is the User experience for the update process as I understand it:

      1. System tray balloon appears saying 'software changes are required'

      2. System tray balloon appears saying 'downloading and installing software'

      3. System tray balloon appears saying 'Restart required: Recently installed updates require your machine to be restarted'

      4. *It is here I would like the larger temporary notification reboot window to appear but it doesn't.

      5. Permanent notification reboot window appears and stays on the screen

      I would like option 4 to be possible. Without this it seems quite easy for users to miss seeing the balloonā€¦

      1,691 votes
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        81 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
      • Include the Right Click tools kit as part of the Console, not as a seperate download addon

        Include the Right Click tools adon as part of the Console install, not as a seperate download addon

        1,532 votes
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          27 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
        • Use SCCM to remote control multiple monitors

          When using SCCM to remote control multiple monitors; allow the ability to select only one monitor to be remote controlled; vs. the option now of only stretching.

          1,529 votes
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            74 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
          • Show Powershell equivalent command(s) at any wizard completion

            At wizard completion for anything, show the Powershell cmdlet equivalent like in other System Center products.

            1,292 votes
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              24 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              1,291 votes
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                74 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
              • Prompt users for reboot, but NEVER force it

                The reboot settings only allow for the user to postpone a reboot for up to 24 hours. Why can't we expand that time or just keep reminding them forever until they reboot themselves? The longer that they have been pending a reboot, remind (pester) them more frequently. Or auto reboot if nobody is logged on.

                1,081 votes
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                  Noted  ·  31 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                • SCCM Report - Easy way to create Report & Dashboard

                  Not really easy to create some SCCM report or Dashboard if your're not a SQL DBA .. even with Report Builder.
                  Could be awesome to have a new tool where Reports or Dashbaord could be created easily whithout searching which SQL views I need ..ect ... Like some others concurrent application give.

                  801 votes
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                    40 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                  • Option to uninstall an application when a user or device falls out of scope of the collection

                    This is a buggy, Would we like the option to have ' Uninstall Application when Resource falls out of scope of this collection' when an application is deployed to a collection, this would save us having to create 2 collections ( install and uninstall) and to deployments. This would save SO much time and reduce the complicity of application management.

                    778 votes
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                      30 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow for dynamically selecting Apply Driver Packages

                      Allow for dynamically selecting Apply Driver Packages, pretty much like it works for normal packages (applications). This would reduce the number of hardcoded Apply Driver Package in the task sequence.

                      766 votes
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                        Noted  ·  26 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "Uninstall Application" option to Tasksequence

                        It is possible to "Install Application" in a Tasksequence. It would be nice to be able to "Uninstall Application" too.

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

                          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                        • Ability to automatically install Windows 10 ADK releases (or rollback or apply hotfix) via Updates and Servicing.

                          The windows 10 adk has changed a few times since the original release of Windows 10, there have been two major releases and one hotfix to fix issues with the second release, as a consequence of that many people got jittery about upgrading to ADK 10 1511.

                          How are we going to deal with this in a good way, a really good way. Prior to this we didn't have to upgrade our boot images every 6 months or so.

                          Here's the suggestion:-

                          #1. When we update from 1602 to 1607 (or whatever) to support the next generation of Windows, itā€¦

                          706 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                            Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                            Updated to Noted. We’ve been discussing the same in our planning meetings.

                            Thanks,
                            BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

                          • Internet Based Remote Control

                            Internet based remote control with options such as file transfer and reboot. This could be accomplished using a reverse connection from a client to a new site role hosted in the DMZ.

                            661 votes
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                              Noted  ·  15 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                            • Native 802.1x Support for Enterprise Operating System Deployments

                              Provide Support 802.1x Natively w/o the use of prestart up scripts in WinPE. Many large organizations have protected network infrastructure for their environments that want to be able to easily utilizes the Deployment feature on these protected networks.

                              659 votes
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                                Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                              • RBA on the Folder level

                                Currently Administrators have the ability to set Role Based Access to Collections but we do not have the ability to block access to specific folders. Currently in my environment we have many different departmental administrators who need to manage only their machines and their collections. each time we add collections we then need to grant them access. if the Role Based Administration gave the ability to grant access on the folder level it would reduce the complexity for area's that have a setup similar to mine.

                                I have attached a screenshot of how my setup looks.

                                624 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  25 comments  ·  Role Based Access & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                • Need WSUS Maintenance tasks

                                  There should be a few built in maintenance tasks to go through and complete all the maintenance tasks that are needed for WSUS. I find having to run through these steps every month to be quite tedious requiring a lot of change control each month to get the maintenance work completed for WSUS.

                                  Everything described in this article should be automatically done by CM: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/01/26/the-complete-guide-to-microsoft-wsus-and-configuration-manager-sup-maintenance/

                                  596 votes
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                                    22 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                  • A Customizable Reboot/Postpone Prompt for Application and Software Updates Deployments

                                    Basically would like something similar to the Windows Updates Reboot/Postpone nag prompt except with the ability to customize the notification text as applicable to the deployment.

                                    For example:, as a sub-setting of the deployment type for the application you have the option to enable the reboot/postpone prompt and customize the notification text of the dialog box.

                                    If the user that receives the prompt, postpones they will be re-prompted at the end of the postponement period until they either reboot or shutdown the system. (basically exactly the same behavior as the Windows Updates reboot/postpone prompt).

                                    566 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  26 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement native cluster aware patching within SCCM to support cluster aware updating

                                      Implement native cluster aware patching with SCCM to support cluster aware updating.

                                      563 votes
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                                        24 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                      • Implement function to remove Windows Updates from clients with Software Update Point

                                        With a standalone WSUS-Server deployed Windows Updates can be uninstalled/removed from clients. With SCCM SUP this is not possible,
                                        Implement a function to remove installed Windows Updates from clients.

                                        541 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bootimage download with HTTP instead of TFTP

                                          Downloading the boot image with TFTP is slow and download may fail within slow or unreliable networks.
                                          Downloading with HTTP or iSCSI will increase the speed dramatically and the stability is improved also.
                                          With iPXE this technology is implemented and works fine.
                                          My idea is to implement the HTTP download with SCCM.
                                          This would be a great enhancement to performance and stability in the OS deployment.

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

                                            Hi. I’m setting the status back to Noted – this was mixed up with the item “Add support for TFTP Window Size” – that has been Started and is available in the 1603 tech preview build.

                                            Thanks,
                                            BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

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