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  1. Configuration Baseline Workflow

    I'd like to see the configuration baselines expanded to include a workflow option similar to creating a task sequence.

    This in my view should allow for conditional operators (if,or,else) to allow for greater flexibility to control a compliance state on multiple configuration items. If configuration items within this could also allow for separate or multiple options of remediation actions it would be great.

    Furthermore if the values determined in individual configuration items could be assigned to named variables within this workflow it would allow for complex remediation tasks including passing through all or some these variables to script driven remediationā€¦

    21 votes
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  2. 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.

    1,374 votes
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  3. Provide out of the box global conditions for Microsoft products

    Provide out-of-the-box global conditions for Microsoft products. For example, provide conditions for Office products or .NET or Visual Studio

    4 votes
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  4. Integrate the the SCAP Extensions. Make it easier to use, faster, and include dashboards\reports.


    1. Make a GUI for running the SCAP extensions. Preferably integrate the SCAP extensions into SCCM so SCAPtoDCM.exe can be run from right clicking Compliance Settings

    2. Reduce the amount of PowerShell code created in each Configuration Item (CI). A CI that checks for the existence of a registry key is very long. Additionally, some of the CIā€™s will either timeout or require an increase in the timeout time which could affect client performance.

    3. CIā€™s created should not use the oval ID as its name as it cannot be correlated to practical information. In the case of DISA STIGS, the CI nameā€¦
    26 votes
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  5. ability to add a Software Update Group to a Configuration Baseline

    currently you can only add individual updates

    38 votes
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  6. Complete Group Policy Integration

    Configuration Manager should be able to configure all aspects of a workstation that can be done using other Microsoft tools. Some group policy items already exist such as folder redirection and Firewall Policies. It would be great if Firewall could be expanded to include creation of firewall exceptions. It would also be great if we could configure all group policies from within SCCM perhaps using compliance settings.

    347 votes
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  7. DSC to replace or compliment basline feature

    DSC is a wonderful framework for handling baseline configurations across Windows and Linux machines, but it's completely unsupported in SCCM directly. While a Pull server is certainly more simplistic than an SCCM hierarchy, it would still be very beneficial to have some integration in a couple of areas:

    Management Points can easily be configured to host mof configurations for clients, and a new client policy class for allowing the SCCM agent to configure the pull server settings on a host would be great. Alternatively a new role could be made ... not sure that would feel as elegant.

    The baselineā€¦

    169 votes
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  8. Natively integrate SCAP policy enforcement into SCCM

    Integrate the ability to natively enforce SCAP policy enforcement via SCCM. Provide the capability automatically download SCAP policies from sources such as DISA and other SCAP content providers.

    Integrate the application of the SCAP policies into the OS provisioning processes as an option for out of the box compliance at OS deployment before the OS touches the network.

    15 votes
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  9. Compliance Settings - Scripttype - check on returncode than stdout output

    It would be useful, if a compliancesetting scripttype would be able to check the compliance based on the return value rather than all the Output of Stdout.
    Now the only way for me is, piping cmds to Out-Null, to ensure that a item can get compliant:

    p = some.exe |out-null
    if ($p.ExitCode -eq 0){Write-Host "SUCCESS"}
    else{Write-Host "FAILURE"}

    But for developing/troubleshouting purposes it would be nice, if i havent to catch all stdout output, especially for longer scripts, or tools, which i cannot modify ( 3rd Party vendor )

    8 votes
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  10. More accurate registry Compliance Settings

    When creating the Configuration Item (Create Configuration Item Wizard, Settings step) and choosing Registry setting type for the Create Setting window, there are some bizarre registry types mentioned in Data type drop-down box: String, Integer, Date and Time, Floating Point, Version and String Array. Most of these data types are all REGSZ type. But where is REGMULTISZ? REGEXPANDSZ? REGDWORD? REGQWORD? REGBINARY?
    There is also possibility to set/check compliance for those registry settings with script, but why the Registry Configuration Item in first place?
    These actual registry data types need to be implementedā€¦

    59 votes
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  11. Automate Device Guard Whitelisting Policy Management

    Automate the Device Guard policy controls using SCCM as the management platform for Device Guard security policies. Integrate the Device Guard policy provisioning during the application build process to reduce the manual efforts.

    Bring the SCCM whitelist management on par with competitor security products such as McAfee and Bit9.

    9 votes
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  12. Integration with DISA STIGs and benchmarks

    SCCM should be able to leverage STIGs and benchmarks to automate the compliance. SCM appears to have ended support, although it can still be found. It was ok, but to use for SCCM required numerous steps and not all items would transfer.

    10 votes
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  13. Add auto remediation to a Software Update compliance baseline

    At present SU compliance baselines can identify missing updates but not remediate by installing them. Please add the option to have the missing updates installed either from a DP or Microsoft Update.

    31 votes
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  14. Decouple Detection and Remediation types

    When creating Configuration Items, it would be nice if we could combine different detection and remediation types. For example, combining a Registry detection rule that would remediate with a PowerShell script.

    10 votes
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  15. Have remediation option for Compliance to immediately deploy package and run exe or script from package

    Sometimes when remediating non-compliant Compliance Items, other files may be required. In order to do this currently, it is necessary to create a collection that queries the compliance status of the compliance item, and then deploy a package to that collection. This adds a delay in processing, as it is now necessary for the collection to evaluate before deploying the package. Additionally, if the collection evaluation runs at a quicker schedule than compliance evaluation, the remediation package may run multiple times before compliance has been updated.

    It would be helpful for compliance to have the ability to deploy a packageā€¦

    7 votes
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  16. Allow compliance items to be run at logon/logoff

    Right now, Compliance Items can only be scheduled for specific time periods. It would be helpful to schedule Compliance for logoff/logon.

    13 votes
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  17. Improve the usability of Compliance Settings

    When I first looked at Compliance Settings I could not get my head around how it worked. I believe I understand it now but it could be made easier.

    One useful feature would be the inclusion of using admx or existing GPOs to ensure AD compliance is working or apply settings over multiple domains / workgroup system. The Security Compliance Manager has some of these features but only for Microsoft related products with security configuration.

    9 votes
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  18. Please finish implementing the Set-CMComplianceSupportedPlatform powershell cmdlet

    The Set-CMComplianceSupportedPlatform does not seem to be finished. When I use it against a CI it states the following:
    $CIRule | Set-CMComplianceSupportedPlatform
    WARNING: The 'Set-CMComplianceSupportedPlatform' cmdlet is a beta-quality and is not yet complete. It may not be fully functi
    onal, and may be changed or removed in a future release. It is provided for testing purposes and should not be used for produ
    ction purposes.

    I don't have a way to set which OSes apply to a configuration item via powershell. See this forum post for more info.
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b494dc56-2952-4bf6-809e-481628ceafec/setting-configuration-item-supported-platforms-with-powershell?forum=ConfigMgrCBGeneral

    1 vote
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  19. The ability to run a configuration baseline on a collection that has the baseline applied to a parent collection.

    Currently we have certain Baselines that are applied to our master collection of all computers in the organization. However, when we replace a lab we should be able to run that baseline without having to run it against the master collection.

    0 votes
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  20. Allow Compliance Settings to to disabled

    Unlike Applications you cannot disable a compliance setting. Currently I have to change there name and add "Disabled" in the front so when they show on the baseline list people know that they are currently not in production.

    3 votes
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