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  1. 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.

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  2. 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€¦

    16 votes
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  3. 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€¦

    16 votes
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  4. user device affinity exceptions

    When configuring automatic user device affinity it would be helpful to be able to include exceptions for things like system accounts and IT admins.

    14 votes
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  5. Add Win32_DeviceGuard WMI Class

    Request to add the Win32_DeviceGuard WMI Class into Configuration Manager Hardware Inventory by default. This is a crucial WMI class that we can query Virtualization Based Security configurations on systems. Right now we have to manually add the class as described in the following blog:

    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2015/10/30/managing-windows-10-device-guard-with-configuration-manager/

    11 votes
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  6. Console: See primary user in Devices overview or vice versa

    In the SCCM console: I like to see the primary user in the devices overview, Or I like to see the primary device in the user overview.

    10 votes
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  7. store client boundary IDs in database

    A client's last reported list of boundaries and boundary groups it was part of should be stored in the database. This will allow for collections and report built around clients within a boundary or boundary group.

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  8. Implement a software installation/Uninstallation notification

    I am looking for an option to get noticed when any software installed/Uninstalled from users workstation. We are frequently getting a request for this feature from customer side.

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  9. Ability to utilise Azure Traffic Manager with Cloud Management Gateway & Cloud DPs

    I've dabbled with the deployment of Cloud management gateways, and Cloud DP's and one thing that I observed is that when you create the CMG or CDP you are specifying a region to deploy where you want the resource to be located (east US, West Europe, etc)..
    As someone who manages SCCM endpoints at a global level, trying to deploy resources to handle staff to operate across multiple geographic locations (US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand) you can imagine that I need a lot of Cloud resources to keep traffic local to the endpoints.
    It would be fantastic if thereā€¦

    11 votes
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  10. Make configuration.mof changes and restores from backup more robust

    Currently, changes to configuration.mof appear to be read in based on the timestamp of the file.

    This means that if you restore configuration.mof from a backup, it will not be re-read into the database because the timestamp is older.

    Recently I had to force a re-read of a backup of configuration.mof by making a trivial change to a comment in the file so that the timestamp was changed and thus hardware inventory would again run on my clients.

    It would seem that perhaps a checksum of the file compared to a file that was read in previously would resolve thisā€¦

    9 votes
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  11. Allow adding a client to multiple collections (right click) instead of having to add to a single collection at a time

    Currently you can right click on a device and choose to add selected item to a (new or) existing device collection. It would be very handy to be able to browse for and select multiple collections where a device needs (for example) app a, app b, not app c, but also app d and app e.

    8 votes
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  12. Compliance tab in device view

    It would be great to have a tab with compliance/deployment status for a selected device.
    Today we can see deployments when viewing properties of a device, but no status.
    Having a tab next to the Summary tab, which displays deployments and the status of these on the selected device, would make it easy to see if a given device has installed all of its deployments.

    8 votes
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  13. max mif size

    The Max Mif Size should be increased from 5MB to a default of 50 MB. We know that the average size is now more than default of 5 MB. Admin needs to increase it in order to ensure up-to-date inventory within SCCM.

    8 votes
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  14. Allow the Device Properties dialog box to be resized, by default it is too narrow

    Allow the Device Properties dialog box to be enlarged to allow admins to view the tabs with wide content, such as the Deployments Tab in particular. Also for the Deployments Tab reduce the default width of the "Program" and "Type" fields as they generally waste a lot of column area with blank space.

    8 votes
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  15. Add missing properties to Win32_QuickFixEngineering

    The WMI Class ROOT\cimv2:Win32_QuickFixEngineering has an Property InstallDate but I do not get any values returned.

    Having the Installed Date available will allow us to sort and see the latest installed patches remotely. This is valuable when assessing problems caused by the latest installed patches.

    7 votes
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  16. Reverse how automatic software metering rules are created. It is backward.

    The "Automatically create disabled metering rules" in Software Metering Properties should be "Specify the percentage of computers WITHOUT the software" rather than "Specify the percentage of computers that have the software".

    Because of the way corporations license software we don't care about metering the items that 70% or more of the company has on their machines (the way the rules are currently set up to be created) we care about the software that is used on 60% or less of the computers.

    The current calculation method for automatically creating software metering rules just clutters it up with rules for thingsā€¦

    7 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Restore AMT Un-provision Operation or Provide Access to AMT Admin Account Passwords

    When 1511 upgrade is implemented on a site, administrators lose all access to AMT management of systems that were provisioned in SCCM. The documentation about whats changed in 1511 (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt622084.aspx) is incorrect in two ways:

    1. The documentation states "AMT-based computers remain fully managed when you use the Intel SCS Add-on for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager", when it should state "Newly provisioned AMT-based computers remain fully managed when you use the Intel SCS Add-on for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager". Any systems provisioned via SCCM become effectively un-manageable when upgrading to 1511.

    2. There is no recommendationā€¦

    7 votes
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  19. Cleanup Task only for Ressources with Decommisioned=1

    Actually the Maintanance Task "Delete Ages Ressources" deletes all old ressources, whatever they are really deleted or they are only inactive for a specific time. There are no Option to clean up ressoures only in the DB which are really deleted (Decomissioned=1). If a Company has a large amount of deleted ressources in a short time, but also a lot of inactive ressoures, they cannot effective cleamup the SCCM DB.

    6 votes
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  20. Device Is Part of Device Collection Tab

    It'd be nice to be able to tell which Device Collections a device belongs to under a tab when the device is clicked on.

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