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  1. 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

    786 votes
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      21 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  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.

      246 votes
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      • Web Console

        It's time to retire the fat console. Updating wouldn't be a problem if everyone just hit a website. Preferably an HTML5 based website that handled high latency fine for those CAS scenarios where the CAS may be half-way across the globe.

        215 votes
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        • Better support of high DPI and UI scaling in the console

          I know Windows 10 is bringing much better support of HiDPI, but I don't believe the console is taking advantage of those enhancements.

          Most of the console renders OK on HiPDI screens, but there are many windows that are simply unusable due to improper support of scaling. The examples I've attached are from a 4K monitor at 150% (which is the default for Windows). This issue also occurs on HiPDI screens on laptops like the Dell XPS 13.

          183 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Continue to invest in Out-of-band support (Intel Vpro/AMT)

            SCCM only supports up to version 6, latest hardware uses version 10.
            SCCM provisioning uses SOAP which was deprecated by Intel.
            This is now a big hassle for people who want to use Intel Vpro in combination with SCCM. We need to make use of an Intel Add-on (Intel SCS) to get things working but it’s far from ideal.
            Please bring back the provisioning support compatible with the latest versions of Vpro and bring support for new features such as KVM.

            151 votes
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            • Please improve accessibility of SCCM for blind system administrators.

              SCCM 2005 was very accessible to system administrators who are blind. However, Versions after this from 2008 on are not usable. This has resulted in any system administrator who is blind who requires access to SCCM to perform his or her duties to find alternative responsibilities. Up to 2013 I happily worked as a system administrator. I loved this part of the IT industry. However, because so much of my job revolved around using SCCM I had no choice but to leave and refocus my efferts somewhere else. I ask Microsoft to redouble your committment to accessibility to include improving…

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

                104 votes
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                  4 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.

                  80 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…

                    62 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.

                      49 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.

                        47 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.

                          45 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

                            25 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

                              23 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.

                                23 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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                                  • 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?

                                    19 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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                                      • 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.

                                        14 votes
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                                        • SCCM Console UI: Configuration Manager Service Manager should be in built-in as part of Monitoring

                                          Configuration Manager Service Manager (the start/stop services window) should be in built-in as part of Monitoring, and sped up!

                                          14 votes
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