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  1. 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…

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  2. 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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  3. "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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  4. 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.

    31 votes
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  5. 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…

    1 vote
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  7. 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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  8. 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…

    13 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    48 votes
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  12. 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.

    80 votes
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  13. 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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  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. Schedule a deployment for X days after the 2nd Tuesday of the month (example)

    Sometimes the the second Tuesday (as an example) could be 7 days into the month, other times it could be much longer. Allow all schedules to be X days after a 1st/2nd/3rd mon/tue/wed/thur etc

    6 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. collections sort by deployments

    add a filter-able column to device collections for "Deployment Count" similar to referenced collections. that way I can easily find collections that have deployments, rather than sorting through hundreds of deployments or thousands of collections to the collections that have deployments.

    2 votes
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  20. 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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