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  1. option to show whether the machine name's operating system is 32 bit or 64 bit

    Need to have an option to show whether the machine name's operating system is 32 bit or 64 bit under the device collections under the header

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  2. Create Collection based on Machine variables query

    It would be nice to be able to create a collection based on non-encrypted machine variables. In my company we don’t have a good way to distinguish between customer service rep machines and back office people in the same office location without our CMDB data. Separating them in Active Directory OU structure is not the greatest idea. If we want to do something like this we have to use a script to create direct membership collections that contains thousands of machines.

    Currently the only way to integrate 3rd party data would be a new HW scan of a client WMI…

    4 votes
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  3. I would like to be able to add PC(s) to multiple collections at once instead of one by one.

    As it currently stands, if I want to add a PC to multiple Collections, I have to go through the process one by one. It would be nice to be able to add a PC to more than 1 Collection at a time.

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  4. Right-click Collection Deployments to View Deployment Status

    I find it would be handy when viewing deployments to a collection, if a Right-Click option existed to view status - i.e. open the deployment status (Monitoring/Deployments/[Deployment]/Status).

    16 votes
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  6. Fix collection update engine

    The way collection membership updates are handled is completely flawed. Should this be fixed, the (soft) limit of collections that can have incremental updates enabled should also be changed.

    We all know that when a collection is updated, all collections limited to it are also updated. And should any of the children collections be updated, then so will the children of the children, and so forth and so on.

    However, there is a massive design flaw that in this system that means a huge number of collections that should never be updated are being updated.

    Imagine this scenario:

    CollA is…

    184 votes
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  7. Collection column chooser filter and Search Criteria chooser list filter.

    In collection view, when adding a column, a live filter search would be really great since there are so many items to choose now. Same for collection search criteria. I’m always searching for ‘Device Online Status’ and ‘Pending Restart’ to add these and I spend too much time looking for them in the ever growing list 😊 Thank you for all the amazing choices to add!
    Furthermore, it would be nice if changing search from ‘current node’ to ‘All Subfolders’ would not remove the filters I’ve endured the pain to create.

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  8. 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.

    5 votes
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  9. 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 Servers…

    19 votes
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  10. 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:

    40 votes
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  11. "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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  12. 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.

    32 votes
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  13. Phased deployments - Parent/Limiting and Child Collections

    When creating a phased deployment, I would like to define a parent collection (for example, “All Win7” 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 “All Win7” 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
    - PCs…

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  14. 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 collection…

    19 votes
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. Have “Last Boot Time/date” option available to pick for a column when you’re in Devices or Device Collections.

    Have “Last Boot Time/date” option available to pick for a column when you’re in Devices and/or when you have Sub device collections.

    3 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

    62 votes
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  20. Collection Evaluation Priority

    Most of my customers have high priority collections (like OSD or important applications) and normal/low priority collections where “slow” 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.

    77 votes
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