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  1. 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.

    367 votes
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    • When a console crashes and you are editing a task sequence, allow sedo unlock if user name matches yours

      It happened to me yesterday with SCCM 1602 CB, I was editing two task sequences at the same time, trying to copy a section from one into the other when the console crashed. I needed the work done and this didn't help as as soon as I started the console again I got the familiar message shown below. The problem is you have to wait 30 minutes for the sedo lock to be removed or use PowerShell cmdlets to try and remove the lock.

      I don't think that is necessary at all as there is already a retry button on…

      119 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Active Admin Consoles

        I would like to send a message to all users who have the admin console open. Just a pop-up that warns them of a reboot, or if I need to send out a custom message to all active sessions.

        I would like to also be able to see on the Administrations overview page how many Admin Consoles are opened up and connected to the site, and the user name. At the CAS level see all sessions if their are multiple primary servers.

        89 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Status Messages in the SCCM Console

          Status messages are amazingly helpful in the SCCM console, but difficult to get to. For instance, whoever wrote the status messages for Task Sequence deployments did an amazing job, yet I cannot access these without making a custom query! This is an amazing troubleshooting tool that is hidden from the average user.

          I'd like to get access to status messages from the object that makes the status message. For instance, if I right click on a task sequence deployment, I want to be able to view all status messages associated with that object. If I right click on a distribution…

          70 votes
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          • Update the Conole UI to save my changes to the column views

            Every time you add additional columns to display in the views it is lost when you close/reopen the console.

            58 votes
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            • Change Skin color

              Would like the ability to change the color/theme/skin of the Console in order to differentiate when working in Test/Dev/Different User consoles.

              57 votes
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              • Give admin more access to new SCCM wake-on-lan functionality

                I would like to be able to, from the admin console, issue a "wake-on-lan" command to a collection or to a machine. Currently, it appears, that the only way to get wake-on-lan to work is to submit a deployment.

                50 votes
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                • HTML 5 - Console

                  It would be great if there was a web(html) console available. Then you could even deploy it through the Azure AD Application Proxy(WIA for SSO) service so you could manage the SCCM environment through web from a external endpoint securely. With securely I mean conditional access and MFA could be added through Azure AD.

                  45 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Adjustable Window Sizes within Admin Console

                    It would be nice to have the ability to adjust window sizes within the console. As an example, the Membership rule window in the collection properties only has enough room to show 2 lines. Being able to maximize or edit to a custom size and have the console remember these sizes would be great.

                    This could be incorporated into the fixes that are being introduced with the High DPI resolutions.

                    32 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Doing this everywhere in the console would be expensive/difficult. Rather than wait to make any improvement until the time we can fix it all… I’m curious what the top 10 most important places to fix are. I’m thinking we fix those first, and then go from there.

                    • delete each collection member from the database

                      The "Delete each collection member from the database" tick box clickable field extends to immediately above the "OK" button, making it extremely easy to select on accident. The field should only exist within the space of the box itself, or slightly outside of it.

                      30 votes
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                      • Create a node in the console with favorite action

                        It's possible to create a new node in the console with favorite actions.

                        Example:
                        Favorite\Frequent Action 1 (Device collection)
                        Favorite\Frequent Action 2 (Monitoring content)
                        Favorite\Frequent Action 3 (Application Deployment)

                        If you want to add any action in the console to favorite Node, just right click on the action and select add to favorite actions...

                        In this wau

                        29 votes
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                        • Ability to enable/disable any deployment (like you can with software update deployments)

                          You should be able to enable or disable any deployment (for applications, packages, software updates, etc) by right-clicking and selecting enable or disable.
                          Currently to disable an application deployment you either have to delete the deployment or retire the application and for packages you need to disable the program.
                          Software update deployments already have this feature.
                          You should also be able to enable/disable a deployment from the Monitoring workspace.

                          26 votes
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                          • SCCM Console UI: Multiple window support

                            It would really help having multiple window support in day to day operations, ie Right click Software Library - Open in New Window

                            25 votes
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                            • Drag and Drop in console

                              Why can't we simply drag and drop machines/users into collections instead of having to go through wizard?. It makes it much harder for Helpdesk to understand how to use the console (hence why most people use AD security groups as targets). Why not select/Multi-select items and drag into relevant collection

                              21 votes
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                              • Viewing status of Deployments erases search results

                                When searching for deployments, say "May 2015", to see all of the Patch Deployments that you have recently deployed, once you double click/view status on a single one, you have to re-search for the "May 2015" deployments again. Suggest to use the Search Bar similar to the way that Explorer uses the Bread Crumbs on a search folder, so once you go back to the Deployments Tab, your original search criteria is there.

                                20 votes
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                                • Make the ConfigMgr Admin console compatible with HoloLens!

                                  How cool would it be to manipulate CONFIGMGR objects with your hands? Pickup a machine and literally throw it into a collection. Then pick up an Application and throw it on the same collection. Or view a report as if you were holding it in your hands?

                                  20 votes
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                                  • Customizing Software Update Dashboard

                                    Please provide the ability to customize the Software Update Dashboard, such as the ability to exclude updates or update categories from it.

                                    It is a great dashboard to look at to have a quick glance into security compliance, however in its current state, it is not really useful.

                                    For example, the top 10 updates listed under "Devices Missing Updates" are either preview updates or multiple versions of the malicious software removal tool, neither of which we deploy, giving the dashboard a skewed perspective into security compliance.

                                    Thank you.

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Separate defining company logo from Intune subscription

                                      If displaying the company logo and color scheme is further expanded to several end-user dialogs that are not necessarily Intune related, please enable defining a company logo to display in them without having an Intune subscription. Branded dialogs with company colors and logo are less likely to be misinterpreted and help end-users identify that the dialogs are originated from our organization's ConfigMgr and can be trusted.

                                      18 votes
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                                      • Show Serial Numbers in SCCM console for Desktops

                                        Show Serial Numbers in SCCM console for Desktops, currenly that column is empty for desktops.

                                        17 votes
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                                        • Allow filtering to all-subfolders when browser for packages/applications during a task sequence.

                                          When you browse for packages or applications to add to a Task Sequence, you can only filter to the current folder. When you have a massive folder structure with hundreds or thousands of packages/applications you have to browse for a while to find what you need. If you could change the filter to be all subfolders, it would resolve this issue perfectly!

                                          14 votes
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