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  1. Hardware Inventory for User Profiles

    Since ConfigMgr is now more user centric, it would be nice if user specific settings(registry) are discoverable via Hardware Inventory ( or a new inventory function. I would not consider this a DCM as we are looking to query and report on the data that is on the users profile vs a DCM which checks for compliance. Example would be something like if a user has a proxy set, what is it. Another example would be discovering all the trusted sites a user has configured. This would help us identify sites that we may need to include in a GPOā€¦

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  2. Better Reporting for installed software

    Software normalization built into SCCM reporting. An integrated solution to manage software inventory, software intelligence and license management. As a SCCM administrator it has been difficult to provide accurate reporting on installed software packages without purchasing third party normalization tools like BDNA or SNOW. Software normalization capabilities would be a great addition to SCCM.
    1. Software Recognition Service that recognizes software requiring a license.
    2. Software title normalization.
    3. Ability to import all owned software licenses and then compare against what is actually installed.
    4. Ability to recognize when software has been removed or upgraded. Example: if Office 2010 hasā€¦

    65 votes
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  3. Console -- Start -- client ping / mstsc with FQDN

    Make clients Calls like Ping / MSTAC witrh FQDN and not with Netbios. We have different AD connected to the SCCM . We can not use the build in features like Ping the clients or open RDP as the console only tries the netbios name and not the fqdn. It would be great to have all cleints call done trought FQDN

    53 votes
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  4. Improve Monitor discovery in the hardware invetory

    Improve Monitor discovery in the hardware invetory to know the model, serial number and resolution by default.

    29 votes
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  5. Software metering per collection

    in a service provider environment (ie. share infrastructure between companies), having the software metering enabled by site as opposite per collection can cause an extra network flow (ie. company 1 needs to monitor outlook.exe while company 2 mozilla.exe).

    current software will force all clients to look for outlook.exe as well as mozilla.exe and this could cause performance issue, this also could be a security issue as the information of the monitoring software is stored on the client computer and if the client is monitoring the execution of a software that will be launched, this info will also be available toā€¦

    19 votes
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  6. Add serial number as possible unique identifier

    Currently only MAC and UUID are possible as unique identifier. I understand this is because these are the only ones sent using PXE deployments. However nowadays MAC is not necceserily unique anymore (USB to LAN adapters), so it would be nice to be able to use the machine serial number as unique identifier when booting from a USB stick for example

    36 votes
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  7. Add ability to add notes/properties to a given computer/server in SCCM console

    It would be nice to be able to add a note to a asset in the sccm console. For instance, something like "this server is running so and so application and cannot have the sccm client installed. Call so and so if you have any questions." The data of course would be available as an optional column to view in the console. Maybe have user defineable data points that can become properties of the computer even though it may not have the client installed.

    20 votes
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  8. GUI frontend for editing Configuration.mof

    ConfigMgr 2012 replaced sms_def.mof with a GUI editor. It would be nice to have a frontend for editing the Configuration.mof as well.

    7 votes
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  9. Connect Multiple SCCM environments to a single OMS instance

    In an Enterprise environment where multiple SCCM instances exist for a single active directory domain, the ask is that the OMS instance for a particular tenant support data input from multiple SCCM instances (OMS Connectors).

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  10. filter Surface devices dashboard on specific collections

    The new Surface devices dashboard looks great. It will be nice to custom it with specific collections like the office 365 client management dashboard

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  11. add email address in sccm with user name and pc name

    add email address in sccm with user name and pc name

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  12. I would like to see more Compliance assisting tools like Nithins SCCM Client Tool incorporated into SCCM.

    Nithins tool allows you to turn on server services, fix wmi, run actions and fix issues, uninstall/reinstall client, ping devices, rerun advertisments, on several devices at once. Combines all of the tools you need for Compliance. Would be nice to not have to download other tolls for this.

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  13. Asset Intelligence - inventoried Software Enhancment

    Im trying to use the report "License 15A ā€“ Third Party Software Reconciliation Report" to get lisence information and counts but there one issue I'm Facing . generating a report is mainly depending on the Product Name (PN). so i have to provide the same PN on the Excel Sheet for it to count. sometimes the PN contain Different version number or the architecture of the application which will make it the counting inaccurate since I have to add all the PN with version number in the excel sheet. it would be better to be able to compine these underā€¦

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  14. Add OS Information to General Information Area

    I think it would be nice if the General Information Area under the each asset could show the OS Version.

    See photo for details.

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  15. Add Software Metering information to Data warehouse

    Ability to add Software Metering Data to the Data warehouse. This will allow potentially up to three years of trends of application usage that would help greatly with re-ups of applications.

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  16. Create Boundaries based on OU membership.

    We are have lots of groups that are coming into the company using VPN. As an example we canā€™t properly manage locations with many machines all coming into the corporate network via a common VPN and the IP addresses change every time and the network speed is a challenge. We end up flooding their pipe into the VPN so if we could use OU membership as a boundary we could managed the deployments.

    18 votes
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  17. More Device Top Level Segragation Options

    It would be great to have more top level device segregation options. Currently we create lower level collections based on names for various departments, all other segregations/collection memberships generally require hardware inventories to have been performed before they can be processed. If these are servers or critical systems it may be too late and they are added to inappropriate collection before they are added to the collections to exclude them. It would be good to be able to separate out devices at top level collections by boundary, subnet or IP range. In order for complete segregation, we are looking intoā€¦

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  18. Uninstall ContentID missing from console

    In version 1802 and below the uninstall Content ID is not visible in the console. Only the Install Content ID is visible next to the DeploymentType. That makes i hard to troubleshoot. Would be nice if you could add another column for the Uninstall Content ID next to the Install Content ID.
    I wrote a littel script to extract the ID from the SDMPackageXML as a workaround. See attached.

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  19. Update asset management to include everything that is needed for license discussions (at least with Microsoft)

    MAP Toolkit is a good tool but why should we have to use it when Asset Management is available in Configuration Manager? I'd expect to see edition of SQL Server, BIOS info on Windows licensing, virtualization rights, etc. in ConfigMgr. Reports are needed that would show number of processors/cores in front of products that are licensed based on number of processors/cores.

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  20. Instant Membership Updates

    When techs. add a machine to a collection for deployment, it takes a while for the machine to show up. The only way to speed up this process is to update the "All Systems" membership and the applicable membership of where the machine is. Can there be a way to make this process more responsive?

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