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  1. 3rd Party Patching - SCUP Integration with SCCM Console

    Integrate the SCUP tool on to SCCM Admin Console. This will give a single pane of glass view for all patching activities (including importing 3rd party patches).

    3,166 votes
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      70 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re making some good progress on this. We’re going to deliver these improvements in multiple phases. Currently working on phase 1, which will make 3rd party patches easier to use out of the gate, just in the sccm console.

    • 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.

      1,366 votes
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        45 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        I’m updating the status. For 1606 we’ve made some changes, listed below.
        As more are added we’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 60×60=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
        There’s a new checkbox added to the Install Updates step – ‘Evaluate software updates from cached scan results’
        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 – this is parity with the existing behavior

        Power management changes…

      • Daisy chain Task Sequences (OSD and non-OSD)

        I would like to see the ability to launch one task sequence from within another task sequence. For some processes, you run the same steps across multiple deployments. Today, you have to duplicate these steps across many task sequences. The ability to execute a task sequence from a task sequence would alleviate this need and reduce errors and inconsistencies for administrators.

        1,211 votes
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          38 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Updating status to started. The ability to call another task sequence from a task sequence is added in 1704 Tech Preview – see here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1704 for more details

          Please note this is an early release and there’s some limitations. We wanted to show you all our work in progress and gather some feedback such as nesting depth.
          Currently a task sequence with any package references in child steps won’t resolve content when run in the full OS – we’ve a ton of work to do with policy to solve that. Good news is that the scenario will work when launched from WinPE (PXE/Media). Also, nesting will work in the full OS for any steps that don’t require content e.g. Run Command Line, Set Task Sequence Variable (variables are global to all steps!), Connect to UNC etc.
          Import/Export doesn’t traverse all child task sequences
          We block selecting the parent…

        • 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

          1,038 votes
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            23 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

            789 votes
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              Noted  ·  15 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Install and Shutdown / Install and reboot with Software Updates

              In Windows client, after receiving software updates from the SUP, I want you to be able to use the" install and reboot / shutdown and update" botton.

              778 votes
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                started  ·  14 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix Supercedence behavior

                This is definitely in the catagory of a bug or design change.

                Consider this scenario:
                * app A deployed to a number of machines via required deployment
                * app a Version 2.0 comes out, we create a supersedence for the old app
                * deploy Version 2.0 to a small collection with an 'Available' Deployment
                * witness in horror as machines automatically begin applying the updated version
                * check the deployment after the fact and discover that a check box of ''Automatically upgrade any superceded versions of this application' has now appeared in the deployment, and is forced checked.

                No where…

                702 votes
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                  Noted  ·  32 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

                  695 votes
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                    Noted  ·  21 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Multiple monitor support for Remote Control Viewer

                    When the end user has multiple monitors, the view is scaled. This is really frustrating sometimes: you have the choice between a blurry view or scrolling a lot...

                    Sure it's possible to detect multiple monitors and being able to switch between them with buttons (like Team Viewer) would be awesome!

                    677 votes
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                      18 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

                      638 votes
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                        31 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

                        543 votes
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                          19 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable a column for primary user!

                          Enable an option to quickly see the primary user of a device (within the columns on the console) I don't have time to individually click machines or run reports to find the primary user.

                          519 votes
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                            Noted  ·  37 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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, it…

                            517 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

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

                              Thanks,
                              BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

                            • Force Reinstall of Application

                              Many customers want to be able to force a reinstallation of an application. this deployment should ignore all detection rules and just install the application again.
                              At the moment this is not possible.

                              503 votes
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                                Noted  ·  13 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

                                500 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable right click WOL a device from inside the console

                                  Allow the built in use of WOL, and right click to wake up a machine or a collection at anytime. Also fix ConfigMgr's native WOL technology to work on common network infrastructure (no Mac-Flapping.)

                                  470 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  23 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    453 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

                                      415 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  13 comments  ·  RBA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

                                        402 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

                                          401 votes
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                                            13 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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