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  1. Increase performance of incremental collections so that the best practice limit of 200 can be increased

    Incremental collections are an invaluable component of Configuration Manager 2012 that is unfortunately held back by the performance implications of having too many (based on the best practice limit of 200). While the -need- for frequent updating collections was reduced based on an applications conditions, there is still an industry preference to manage application availability using Active Directory groups. As a result, the number of collections potentially benefiting from incremental collection updates is high. I work around this by parsing collections that reference AD groups, checking if they've been updated recently and then requesting collections updates of relevant collections. Thisā€¦

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  2. Create collection from report

    It would be nice to be able to easily create a collection from the results of a report and even have it update dynamically. A report based collection could lead to more proactivity within SCCM.

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  3. Create a collection based on computers that can install a specific driver using hardware IDs collected and match against hardware IDs in the

    Allow for the ability to create a collection/query based on computers that can install a specific driver using hardware IDs collected and match against compatible hardware IDs in the driver inf file. This would help to determine what drivers are compatible with what computers in a more efficient way. Then deploy the driver package to those computers to update (using devcon.exe or similar). Third party driver management (through updates catalogs) are still storage hungry and cumbersome. This would be a very effective solution.

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  4. Add a column to collections view that shows the number of deployments to that collection

    Add a column to collections view that shows the number of deployments to that collection

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  5. SCCM Device Collection Query Rule Check

    When creating or modifying a device collection using a query rule can SCCM include an option to provide an output of the results before applying. Maybe it could open in Monitoring > Queries to show the results and then once verified the Apply button can be clicked. This could prevent a mis-configured query resulting in deployments to devices that were added inadvertently. It could also reduce a step from having to create an actual query and then importing that query.

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  6. Server Groups - Non Clustered Servers

    Can we increase the functionality of the Server Groups feature on collections to allow us to control non-clustred servers

    For example, when patching I have a collection for Hyper-V hosts, but want to ensure that onyl one Host is down at any one time, and not all of them at once!

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  7. From a deployed software, be able to go directly to the collection

    Many of us has a legacy environment that we have to take care of. And most of the time it is a messy looking SCCM in our hands.

    This does cause issues at times when the previous admin did set up far too many collections and it is quite time consuming when you try to figure out where this collection is located in SCCM in about 50 sub-folders (make it 100 with user and device collections).

    It would be nice if we could right-click on the collection that a software is deployed to, and select "Go to collection" and itā€¦

    3 votes
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  8. If we can have a tab for each computer in which we can write comments, for example, which person that computer belongs to etc.

    If we can have a tab for each computer in which we can write comments, for example, which person that computer belongs to etc.
    Or when it was last updated, application deployed, installation of

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  9. Choose subfolder when creating a new collection from the right-click menu

    When you use the right click menu to add a user or device to a new collection (which opens the wizard to create a new collection), it defaults to the root collection node. We manage our collections with multiple folders and sub-folders, and it would make management easier if we could change the location where the new collection will be created instead of tracking it down after creation and manually moving it to the desired location.

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  10. Maintenance Windows for select applactions

    Apply Maintenance Windows to Select applications. Example you have a collection of machines that have VPN client installed. You apply Maintenance window to enforce updates at night while ensuring that it doesn't during the day.

    As the same time this machine is part of another collection that has applications you don't mind it updating in the middle of the day.

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  11. SCCM Collection Alert

    Add a Collection Alert that allows you to generate an alert if Collection Membership falls below threshold (% or Count).

    This will be useful, for example, if we have a pilot group collection that isn't dynamic and machines get removed because they were replaced and don't get put back in the collection. This way we know that more device resources need to be added to the collection.

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  12. Maintenance Windows to allow Exploit Guard Settings

    Provide additional option for Exploit Guard in drop-down list of Maintenance Windows in addition to the existing options (Software Updates, Task Sequences, All).

    As the existing Maintenance Windows restrict Exploit Guard Settings to be applied unless ALL or no Maintenance Window is configured. This means that instant changes cannot be applied if the organisation has maintenance windows defined. If a new maintenance window is created with ALL settings then it can lead to reboots and Software updates applying to Windows 10 devices as well.

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  13. Allow export of Collection queries to a Query

    We, like many institutions, have experienced "Collection Creep", over the years, that is, we have accumulated many collections which are no longer necessary for software distribution. The logic used in these collections however is still valid and can occasionally be useful, so it would be very handy if we could simply export the logic to a query, which could then be run as required. It could be designed so that an include or exclude could also include the logic from those collections, and restricted to only work on Query-based collections.

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  14. Have Server Groups also apply to Software Distribution, OSD, and Compliance Settings remediation, in the same way as Maintenance Windows

    Presently, we have to have separate maintenance windows for each node of a cluster to prevent them from rebooting at the same time. I got excited when I noticed the Server Groups feature and thought we might finally be able to ditch the separate maintenance windows, but it turns out Server Groups only apply to Software Updates only.

    If I were to move away from using separate maintenance windows and implement Server Groups instead (which I really want to), there would be nothing stopping someone from creating an app deployment or a program which reboots both nodes of a clusterā€¦

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  15. Allow using SMS_R_USER and SMS_R_SYSTEM together when making query-based collections.

    If you try to write a query to generate a collection that attempts to cross reference objects between the SMSRUSER & SMSRSYSTEM databases, you will get an error.

    This prevents you from being able to create a collection of systems based on the last user that logged onto a machine. It's also just frustrating.

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  16. Extend functionality of Device Categories

    Allow for multiple Device Categories per device and provide a PowerShell cmd-let to assign category(s) to devices. This would allow categories to represent 'business rules' and allow automatic assignment of devices to collections based on one or more categories. i.e. "Production" and "Application1". This would be very useful for interfacing with external systems that automatically create/deploy machines, such as HPSA or VRA/VRO.

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  17. Add user that last modified collection

    Add column for user that last modified collection

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  18. SMP not properly detected as LOCAL during MDT OSD

    We are running 1710 and we have the following issue.
    The client is in the same boundary group as the DP and SMP (Same host).
    The client properly initiates the OSD from the local DP but once it tries to detect the SMP, it fails to see it as LOCAL (shows it as REMOTE).

    To overcome this issue, we found two workarounds but this needs to be fixed.


    1. Remove the Failback Boundary Groups from the Boundary Group
      OR

    2. Add the Primary Site Server to the Boundary group Site System Servers

    Both of the above are breaking architecture so this shouldā€¦

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  19. Collections for machines that don't get any deployments except OS updates.

    We have digital signage that is W7 runs a java app and that's it. It is in the main collection for our company. When we push installs around we have to make sure we have this collection set as an exclusion in all 400 of our deployments. I'd like an option or let's discuss the best way that says, all this software for normal operations goes to the company, maybe it gets deployed by our HQ without local control, but we don't want ANY software going to these machines ALWAYS except for OS updates. Digital signage doesn't need app updatesā€¦

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  20. Synchronize collection with active directory group

    Assigning users to computers is not easily managed in AD but is in SCCM. I'd like to have the ability to push users' "assigned" (primary user) computers in an SCCM collection to an AD group and keep the AD group synchronized with changes in the collection. For example: I create a collection of all of the computers assigned to users in AD group Department X. I need an AD group of their computers for group policies and other third party programs. I can manually populate an AD group with their computers but the group will soon get out of dateā€¦

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