Microsoft

System Center Configuration Manager Feedback

Suggestion box powered by UserVoice

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 canā€™t promise to reply to all posts.

Please do not use UserVoice to report product bugs or for assisted support.
If you believe you have found a product bug, please send us a bug report through the Configuration Manager Console (1806 and newer). To do this, press the šŸ™‚ button in the top right corner and choose ā€œSend a Frownā€. For more details, seeĀ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help.

If you require assisted support, please see https://aka.ms/cmcbsupport for more details.

Standard Disclaimer ā€“ our lawyers made us put this here ;-)
We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, so you can give us feedback. Please note that the System Center Configuration Manager feedback site is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please send only feature suggestions and ideas to improve Microsoft Configuration Manager. Do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

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".
(thinkingā€¦)

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. Add BITS Priority settings for Package ans Application

    BITS job is creates as LOW priority when deploy package or application, but Software Updates download are launched with a BITS priority NORMAL and software updates download prior to package or applications.

    If it take a long time to download QU/FU and user want to deploy package or app immediately during client download QU/FU, users cannot do it as far as downloading QU/FU due to the difference of BITS priority.

    Add BITS Priority settings for Package ans Application in this scenario.

    36 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. Store a "root" path for Application Content Source

    It would be really useful for SCCM to be able to store a root or starting point for application content sources or Software Update Packages etc

    Its frustrating having to type out or cut and paste a path every time you create a new application to find the content source data.

    For example, you could set a default location for these that SCCM would list for you to select when creating an application i.e.

    Application Package Sources \\server\app-packages\
    Package Source Files \\server\package-store\
    Software Updates \\server\updates\

    etc.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Check if Application is installed before downloading whole package

    Check if Application is installed before downloading whole package. Currently if I wanted to install Office 365, Configuration Manager will download the whole 2.2 GB file before evaluated if it is already installed.

    7 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Auto-Uninstall application after specifed period

    sometimes we recieve request to install a software for only period of time and we will have to remeber to remove it and it's quite diffilcult especially when period is great. so we need to remove an application at specific time where we ca specify the date during the installation and once the due date is about to end the user gets pop up message to request an extision of the period which require an approval from the console if he applied for it otherwise to be removed.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. Support wake up clients via wireless networks (WoWLAN)

    It would be great if ConfigMgr would support waking up clients which are connected to wireless networks and support wake on WLAN (WoWLAN) (in all scenarios where ConfigMgr todays supports already WoLAN). I heard rumors that this works already today (?) because the same kind of wake up packages are used by WoLAN and WoWLAN (?) but this scenario is at least still documented as unsupported, see

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/deploy/plan/plan-wake-up-clients

    I would appreciate a hint if this might work really already today. My customer would love to evaluate/use it today.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Deploy apps with extra registry settings as a post action

    In your app, have a tab that says "Tatoo these registry settings in with the install. Install finishes, blam the settings tattoo down.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Schedule Content to be Updated

    Have the ability to schedule an update of content. This way, if we change the source of content, we can schedule the update to happen late at night rather than during the day when it will affect business.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. Add Priority Column to Applicaions and Packages

    It think it would be helpful to include an optional column to display the Priority of an application or package. We schedule DP's for allow high priority only for business hours and occasionally need to override an application to High to force it to distribute.

    Also when a new DP is brought online and added to the DP group it automatically starts distributing everything set to High so we have to go in and start changing things to Normal.

    If we could add a Priority column to the view it would be easy to sort and find at a glanceā€¦

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Add .exe installers to the list of application templates

    Instead of using script install for a .exe file make a separate one that can read the exe file just like it does the MSI file. Also when you click on the script installer have it look for Powershell or VBS or HTA scripts and not .exe files.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Install MSP

    To be able to install MSP file by them self using an App model, just like how there is an MSI one. Also to be able to add on a MSP or MST file when installing a MSI App model package.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Option for deployment type only with uninstall

    I would like to see an option to make a deployment type that only holds uninstall command.

    My scenario is the need to superseed multiple old versions of an application I don't have the installation files for.
    Luckily the application is always installed with MSI, so I can uninstall with the GUID.
    But today ConfigMgr requires an installation command, so there is a potential risk that someone will deploy an installation.
    An uninstall only DT would be more right, in my opinion.
    I guess an option to disable the install command could be the way to do it.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Option to tag production Packages (SU,Drivers, ...), Applications, TaskSequences

    Provide an Option to tag Packages that are productive. This tag should make them read-only (until untagged) and maybe give the dialogues a different color. So all untagged packages would be in development and can be changed (this will also keep operations as is today if not used). On top it would be great to delegate that right (to set or unset that tag) using RBAC to dedicated release managers (away from the packaging team). Also tagging a task sequence and with that all reference packages would be great.
    Copying such production packages should be possible to create new releaseā€¦

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. Volume Activation should be built into SCCM

    Rather than having added tools like the Volume Activation Management Tool this should be built into SCCM.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. Office 365 Installer - Detection Method

    Office 365 Installer - Detection Method
    When creating an application for Office 365 using the built-in "Office 365 Installer" feature, the application gets created with a default detection method that only uses the version.
    So, if you create 3 separate applications (Office, Project, and Visio), or if you create Applications with different languages, they all have the same detection methods.
    So, if you install Office first, you can't Visio or Project.
    The detection method should include a product and language:

    Examples:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VisioProRetail - da-dk
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProjectProRetail - da-dk
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\O365ProPlusRetail - da-dk

    42 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. Add detection methods based on the absence of files or folders.

    This option can be useful when you have two deployments that have almost the same detection methods, the same collection (or two collections containing the same computers) to target, and one of them replaces the other. Otherwise you have to mutliply collections or global conditions, which overload the server unnecessarily.

    This also poses a reinstallation problem, the replaced application is systematically detected and uninstalled and its replacement is reinstalled at each application deployment evaluation cycle.

    For example, the application A has for detection method "The file f1 exists" and the application B for for detection method "The file f1 andā€¦

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  16. Execute Program with least privilege

    Please incorporate the option to execute a Program without elevation (least amount of privileges).

    Background:
    We sometimes receive requests to automate some process via Configuration Manager. This is frequently done by creating a Package with a Program that executes a script.

    Use case:
    When automating the OneDrive sync client (or various other commands / programs), a simple script works well.

    Problem:
    When the same script is executed with elevation, it doesn't work as expected.
    Configuration Manager elevates the session when the currently logged on user has admin privileges on the machine.
    Some troubleshooting is required to find the root cause.ā€¦

    19 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. Ability to deploy all application in a folder.

    I'd like to right click on a folder and have the option to Deploy all the apps in that folder.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  18. Install Behavior Message Edit

    The Install Behavior tab is a great addition to SCCM. I would like to have a third option (aside from the exe name and display name) like a message box that would allow me to type instructions to end users how to gracefully close the exe if its running. For example if the application needed to be signed off of before closing, I could instruct the user, you need to sign out of Application X and close before installing.

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  19. The integration between APP-V and SCCM should leverage more of the APP-V scenarios of deployment.

    Example: when deploying an APP-V package to a user collection as available via SCCM, the end user will have to go to the Application Catalog, look for the application and to install the APP-V package. The same scenario via APP-V will make the application available to the user in a shortcut at the start menu, when the user sees the shortcut and decides that is necessary to use that application, it simply click on the shortcut and the APP-V in the background makes the application available.
    The scenario is more likely to have like a WSUS and SCCM integration, thatā€¦

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  20. Unicorn emoji support in the console šŸ¦„

    I think itā€™s time we all agreed that there arenā€™t enough unicorns in the console. Iā€™d like to see support for unicorn emojis when Iā€™m clicking around. The good unicorns for when things are going well and the evil ones for when I messed up something and itā€™s bad.

    19 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
1 2 5 7 9 23 24
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base