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  1. Display Collections "Evaluate time left" & "Incremental time left"

    A feature to view the collections time left to evaluate and also the incremental time too.

    This will help the SCCM admin to troubleshoot the endless amount of collections that have no members, poorly written queries and put a stop to unreachable incremental deadlines for the evaluation to complete. (A recent customer I have visited has all the above issues)

    At a glance through the views, you will be able to see column info like:
    Start Time: 09:10 and End Time: 09:45 etc.

    A bonus would be to have a breakdown pivot table report of all collections showing the following:

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  2. Trigger the Approval Workflow engine on a software deployment or collection count change

    In our organization, we really like what we've seen for the Scripts Approval Workflow, where we are able to select 'Approvers' to authorize changes to a Script before deployment.

    This is a powerful mechanism, we'd love to trigger the workflow mechanism in two other situations:

    1.) We want to require Approval when a new deployment is created, and especially when a new OSD Task Sequence is deployed to a collection.

    2.) What if we have an existing Deployment that targets a collection? Someone could edit the collection and then add an Include rule for 'All of Our Super Prod Serversā€¦

    16 votes
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  3. Override maintenance windows

    Allow local admins to bypass the maintenance windows for deployments even if the deployment is hidden in the Software Center. Allow this on collections and individual clients. Usually needed for short notice deployments in education.

    3 votes
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  4. "server group"

    Add a confirmation window when enabling the Server Group setting on a collection. The placement of the checkbox is very similar to the Incremental Updates checkbox on the following tab. Have seen some admins enabling it by mistake, which causes problems.

    6 votes
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  5. Make "Pending Restart" available under "Add Criteria"

    Having the possibility to add Pending Restart as an option under Add Criteria for devices would be great.

    24 votes
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  6. Phased deployments - Parent/Limiting and Child Collections

    When creating a phased deployment, I would like to define a parent collection (for example, ā€œAll Win7ā€ workstations) that will serve as a limiting collection for the collections defined on each phase. This would allow me to create collections for each phase (like rings; for example: Canary, Pilot, Production) that could be used across various phased deployments.

    That way, if I target a Windows 10 Upgrade TS to my ā€œAll Win7ā€ collection, with phases targeting the Canary, Pilot, and Production collections, it would go like this:
    - PCs in the Canary collection that are also in All Win7
    - PCsā€¦

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  8. Collection membership history for Client Computers

    It would be great to be able to see the membership history of individual client computers. This way we can check to see why certain deployments happened in the past. Personally have had this situation where we get a deployment to a PC mistakenly but the PC was removed from the collection so we have no evidence to report on why the deployment took place.

    3 votes
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  9. In Depth Security role permission classification for SCCM administrator

    Currently if we are providing collection modify permission within any security role, it allows SCCM user to opt Direct, Include, Exclude or query option to add/remove resources into the collection. Can we segregate these addition method to limit permissions for operations team ?

    7 votes
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  10. Collections, View device model as additional column

    I would like to be able to view the device model information within a collection from the admin console\device collections. This currently does not seem to be available from the menu when I right click on a collections column headings to add more columns.

    I believe this may be useful as an additional way to ensure that mistakes have not been made when creating queries to populate collections with specific models\manufacturers.

    As an example, I created a collection for a specific manufacturer that the computer object also had membership of a specific Active Directory OU. This resulted in the collectionā€¦

    12 votes
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  11. Collection Evaluation Priority

    Most of my customers have high priority collections (like OSD or important applications) and normal/low priority collections where ā€œslowā€ evaluation is not a problem.
    For those high priority collections, it would be great if you could configure that the collection evaluation always runs first, even if other collections are in the queue.
    It would be great if you can configure the priority, like you can do it for content replication.

    76 votes
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  12. Collection search function should have history

    Often when we search collections we are searching for something we've searched for before. The search box should maintain a history of previous searches.

    9 votes
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  13. Referenced Collections

    I would like to be able to easily see which collection that my collection is referenced to.

    I can easily see what collections are referenced in my collection, but knowing if I make a change to the membership of x collection then it could effect the membership of y collection would be handy

    32 votes
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  14. Collections - save details for username "created by" and SCCM "console path" in the database

    Collections - save details for username "created by" & "last modified by" and SCCM "console path" in the database. This would help with collection housekeeping in contacting the owners and deleting unnecessary collections.

    7 votes
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  15. Ability to bulk import computers or users to a collection using a CSV file with the data.

    Ability to bulk import computers or users to a collection using a CSV file with the data.

    2 votes
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  16. Create Collection by importing CSV or TXT of device/user

    Many times during a project or deployment of a new software we will need to deploy to a specific set of computers. These will most of the times consists of a list of computer names in an Excel file. A native way when you create your collection to import a CSV or TXT with a list of device name to automatically populate your collection would be a very nice addition

    29 votes
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  17. Limit a Collection to Max Number of Machines for Licensing

    It would be nice if you could create a feature for collections that could limit the number of machines that could appear in a certain collection. Say you have 5 licenses of a software, you wouldn't want 6 or more machines to appear in the collection as you don't have a license for the 6th machine. Just a thought.

    14 votes
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  18. Device Collections columns for created by/date and modified by/date

    Additional available columns when looking at device Collections to know the following information for created by/date and modified by/date

    4 votes
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  19. Query tuning help by highlighting or coloring indexed fields in query rule editor

    I came across many queries in Collections and found that IT-Pros use sometime fileds in their (collection) queries which are not indexed - which has a negative effect on query and collection performance. I would wish that we display the indexed values in bold or colour so you will be aware of the data which gives you better performance. In a second step we may be able to provide an alternative field if available in another attribute class.

    32 votes
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  20. Show different icon for user and device collections in Application Deployment tab

    Show different icon for user and device collections in Application Deployment tab.
    At this moment you see in the Application - tab Deployment the same icon for user and device collections. If that could be changed so that you see a collection-icon with a human head on top of it for a user collection and a collection-icon with an computer on top of it (see attachment). Then you can see what kind of collection the deployment is targetted, which helps for troubleshooting.

    10 votes
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