Microsoft

System Center Configuration Manager Feedback

Ideas

What features would you like to see?

All of the feedback that you share in these forums will be monitored and reviewed by the Microsoft engineering teams responsible for building System Center Configuration Manager, though we can’t promise to reply to all posts.

Standard Disclaimer – our lawyers made us put this here ;-) Please note that the System Center Configuration Manager feedback site is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. See the “User Voice Terms of Service” link below for more information.

How can we improve Configuration Manager?

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 104 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Role-Based Administration - Document what permissions control... or at least start!

      The Role-Based Administration documentation does not describe what the individual permissions actually control, and they are not self explanatory. For example, under Collection, you see several different 'modify' permissions and it isn't clear what they each control:

      -Modify
      -Modify Client Status Alert
      -Modify Collection Setting
      -Modify Folder
      -Modify Resource

      Please provide even a basic amount of information about what they control in the console. This will help prevent us silly sysadmins from just giving people tons of permissions so we don't have to reverse engineer what each of the settings does in order to let people do just what they…

      37 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please bring the meta tags back to the documentation so we can search term

        Back in 2012 and even 2007 the docs had a meta tag called appliestoproduct, which allowed to searched just the product docs for the version you were looking for.

        This allowed the build of search providers like these:
        https://oscc1-public.sharepoint.com/tn-library-searchpage

        This functionality is now no longer available

        20 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Recommended SCCM 2016 infrastructure setup in Azure cloud

          It would be good , if there is best practice documentation of setting up SCCM environment in Azure . It could include the supported configurations in Hybrid SCCM environment

          13 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Correct technet guide about AlwaysOn

            The guid https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt651651.aspx is incorrect or missing some steps.

            1. It mentions Endpoints a few times, while it has meen listener. Listener is not the same as endoint . AONAG must have a listener and the listerner name must the provided as sql server name
            2. The port of listener must match the port of SQL Servers
            3. BEFORE adding the DB to AONAG (if the new server is different than current one), run the following:

            USE master

            ALTER DATABASE cm_XXX SET ENABLE_BROKER
            ALTER DATABASE cm_XXX SET TRUSTWORTHY ON;

            USE CM_XXX
            EXEC sp_changedbowner 'sa'

            4. After adding the DB to…

            6 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SDK Support for BoundaryGroupCache

              Introduce broad support/documentation for BoundaryGroupCache values in Root\CCM\LocationServices to be read programatically and leveraged in Compliance Settings and other areas for Location based configurations. Example: configuration of BITS Throttling settings based on current Boundary Group. Setting up Collections / Custom Client Settings is not performance efficient.

              6 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                2 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please enable us to search the documentation for a specific product version

                Today it's not possible to search only the documentation related to "Configuration Manager" (v.Next) for a specific word/topic. That's even not possible at the Microsoft sites directly (e.g. Microsoft.com). In any case old stuff related to Configuration Manager 2007 oder 2012 shows us. It would be great if you can enable to search only the documentation for a specific product version.

                This is a similar ask as in "Please bring the meta tags back to the documentation so we can search term" but probably not exactly the same.

                5 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Client Cache documentation appears incorrect

                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/manage-clients#BKMK_ClientCache

                  The documentation here states that the Client Cache can be deleted using the Remove-Item PowerShell cmdlet, and implies the files can just be deleted without issue. Won't this orphan the cache elements in WMI?

                  3 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    1 comment  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatic notification when the Docs are updated

                    Trying to keep track of which topics in the Documentation Library have been changed and when is a nightmare.

                    Provide a notification mechanism such as a RSS feed for updates to the Documentation Library as they occur.

                    In an ideal world it would be great to be told WHAT the changes were (be good if there was a way of easily snapshotting the article before and after the changes with the changes highlighted), but not sure how easy that is.

                    3 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide better guidance/procedures for automatic updating of Windows Update Agent

                      Still searching for clear guidance on automating updating the Windows Update Agent in an enterprise.

                      3 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enhance documentation of Alternate Content Provider (ICcmAlternatedownloadProvider)

                        The Alternate Content Provider is poorly documented. It would be nice if an example could be developed and posted. At minimum, it would be great if you could complete the documentation for the interface ICcmAlternatedownloadProvider and the call back. The call back is not documented at all. It simply says to call method SendNotifyErrorToCTM. Where is that?!

                        2 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Custom Client Settings and Hardware Inventory Class setting Merge

                          Custom Client Settings and Hardware Inventory Class Merge

                          Request is to Add some more details to explain the behaviour with respect to multiple custom client setting and Hardware Inventory merge on this page.
                          https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh301103.aspx

                          if we could just mention, not checking a class in a custom client setting with highest priority doesn't mean the class would not be inventoried. Not checking a class doesn't mean disabled. it's like not configured. So if someone has to not inventory a particular class on most of the machine except few. Then they have to work around with disabling the class on default client…

                          1 vote
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Configuration Manager Wi-fi Profile deployment

                            Intune wifi profiles deployment states that it is not possible to add proxy settings to anything else that iOS and Mac OS, as per : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/intune/deploy-use/wi-fi-connections-in-microsoft-intune . Same settings , not stated that this is not working for SCCM , even if in the backend it is the same feature. Could you please check and reflect the proper information on the Configuration manager documentation ?

                            1 vote
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Documentation about the CCMLOGLEVEL parameter seems to be incorrect

                              The documentation about the CCMLOGLEVEL parameter seems to be incorrect. Where is value 3 documented?
                              In the SDK there is only the following:
                              0 Verbose logging
                              1 Normal logging
                              2 No logging

                              1 vote
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • SCCM Domain Functional Level prereq check

                                Both SCCM v1610 and the new v1611 include a domain functional level check that is referring to a minimum level of Windows Server 2003. Is this a change to the prereqs, an error in the documentation which states 2008 as the minimum level, or just an error in the new versions? This is quite a hot topic as the DFL has prevented many customers from moving to SCCM CB.

                                1 vote
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • What happened to the SCCM Blog

                                  Is everything ok with JC Hornbeck? There hasn't been a blog posting in over a month at "Server & Tools Blogs > Server & Management Blogs > System Center: Configuration Manager"

                                  Those were incredibly useful and I checked them daily.

                                  1 vote
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Maintain an accurate and list of Site versions and associated Client versions

                                    With CM Current Branch implementations, customers will have more questions than ever about whether their clients are being upgraded to the proper version. There are ways to get at this data in the CM console, but sometimes there are gaps (hotfixes come to mind) and it would be great to have an authoritative resource to point customers to. This site (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrdogs/2014/02/07/configmgr-2012-version-numbers/) is great but it seems to be maintained by a field engineer. I think it would be more practical to make this data available on Technet or docs.microsoft.com. Also if it could have site version, build, and…

                                    1 vote
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      1 comment  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • ESAE

                                      Hello,

                                      I need some information how we can use ESAE and SCCM Current Branch. I was not able to find any doc in the internet.
                                      Is there anyone who worked earlier with a customer who implemented ESAE and they had also SCCM in their environment?
                                      I need some knowledge share or a documentation.
                                      How is SCCM affected?
                                      Where I need changes in SCCM? And so on…

                                      I am very thankful for every info I can get.

                                      regards
                                      Ismail

                                      1 vote
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • IP Helpers

                                        Please provide instructions on how to set up IP helpers on a router and also provide blockers that may keep IP helper from working. Provide the set up for Legacy and UEFI.

                                        1 vote
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Is this the only place to get SCCM hotfix info now that Premier has dropped hotfix support?

                                          Premier used to be a central site where one could look up issues and find related hotfixes for SCCM and other Microsoft technologies. Premier has dropped hotfix support. How does one zero in on SCCM-related hotfixes? It doesn't appear that Cloud servicing would have them all. One can't just "Bing" these things as the results are unstructured and IMHO worthless.

                                          Thank you,
                                          Russell

                                          1 vote
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base