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  1. Allow maintenance window schedules to be applied to reboots

    In scenarios where you do not want a workstation or server to be rebooted, any rogue or untrained admin with rights could deploy something to the device without suppressing reboots.

    Would it be possible to allow Maintenance Windows to be applied for reboots? This would allow admins to create collections of machines that would only reboot during a set schedule and ensure that the settings cannot be overridden by a deployment.

    I could also see this being done via Client Settings, but that would be 24/7 not restricted to a maintenance window.

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  2. Business Hours options in separate Collections tab or in client settings

    Allow the client side Software Center Options for Work Information as to the Business Hours and days of the week options to be configured either via a separate collection tab or via the client settings

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  3. DataGrid view for Value UI for Collections

    When creating a Device or User collection and editing the Query Statement it would be extremely useful to have all the Values applicable for the query that you create to be listed in a DataGrid instead of what's I'm assuming today is a ListBox or similar. A DataGrid would improve the user experience with sortable columns for instance.

    As for the amount of returned items, it would also make sense to be able to increase the amount by allowing the user to set the maximum limit themselves.

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  4. Maintenance window start date regression in 1606 - year 1970

    We have a 5-minute, non-recurring maintenance window starting 1/1/1970 1:00 AM configured on several critical device collections to prevent reboots due to accidentally-configured deployments - and this worked as of SCCM 1511. In 1606 though, when I try to edit that maintenance window, I receive an un-handled ArgumentOutOfRangeException (Value should be between 'MinDate' and 'MaxDate').

    Creating a new maintenance window starting 1/1/1971 1:00 AM (the UI won't even allow you to set 1970, it'll just flip it back to the previous value) and deleting the older one works, but this is certainly a bug. I don't know yet if otherā€¦

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  5. An option to prevent collections from being accidently deleted, like AD ou's.

    An option to prevent collections from being accidently deleted, like AD ou's. It is still to easy to remove a collection. (yes, i am experienced.)

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  6. View Collection Dependencies

    It would be really nice to be able to see a list of the collections that are limited to a specific collection with a tab on the properties of that collection.

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  7. Exclude Query within Membership Rules

    Currently you have Direct Rule, Query Rule and Include/Exclude collections, could this be ā€˜redesignedā€™ to allow exclude on query and possibly direct rule?

    This will prevent the requirement to create an additional collection to exclude objects from a collection.

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  8. Count result Add Resources to Collection

    Show quantity of resources in the search results when you use name strings contains in the "Add Resources to Collecion"

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  9. maintenance windows: skip date or add an end date

    I'd like a possibility to exclude some date from the maintenance windows schedule, or add an "effective end date" after wich the MW would stop.
    my scenario
    windows every two week on Thursday, I'm asked to skip the next one due to exams or other reason (school environment.) several time a year.
    right now I change the effective start date for after those event, but I can't do it too much in advance, or there won't be any maintenance until this new effective date.
    and if I do it too late, then the computers may not receive the new settingsā€¦

    4 votes
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  10. Scheduled Restart on Device Collections

    Add another tab for collection properties to have scheduled reboots.
    - Weekly
    - Daily
    - Monthly
    - Custom

    14 votes
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  11. collection view

    When creating a collection you can specify which columns to show. If you leave this blank ConfigMgr will use a default set of columns. In ConfigMgr 1511 however it will always revert back to the default columns...
    When we specify which columns to show it should only show those.
    E.G. have a collection of Windows 10 devices and the columns could show Name (name of the client) and OS build number (10240, 10586 or 1507, 1511 etc.)

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  12. To be able to search a computer using Mac address Or searching computers which have specific memory available in the devices collection

    To be able to search for computer / device which binds to a specific Mac address or to search the Mac address of a computer by typing the computer name in the preview pane rather than doing a query.

    If we type a computer name in the search it could show the Mac address of the system or vice versa (without being able to put it in a query) and be able to delete the resource from there if needed.

    It can take more time to show all the properties but there are software's which show the details of aā€¦

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  13. Collections Set to incremental (Report)

    With MS recommended that no more then 200 collections are set to incremental, I would like to see a report on \Assets and Compliance\ Overview\ page that shows how many collections you have, how many are full update, how many are incremental, and how many are manual.

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  14. Enable additional system properties as a column choice in device collections

    You cannot add some system resource properties as a column in a device collection. Example "Last Logon User Name". I know you can create a custom console, but would be nice to have out of the box.

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  15. When Creating a Deployment, Allow the Collection Search to Include Site-Wide, not Just the Root

    Currently when we create a deployment it asks for the collection. When we browse for the collection defaults to the root. I would like it to do a site-wide search for the collection as we start to type. This will save a lot of time rather than searching through all folders.

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  16. 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€¦

    12 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Removal of 'Update flag' in the collections' properties should work

    To remove the 'Update' flag within the property window of a collection isn't enough to stop the update. You need to set the schedule to 'none'. --> To remove the Update Flag should be enough.

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  19. When creating new collection disable scheduled membership update by default

    Today, when creating new collection the scheduled membership update is set to every 7 days by Default without any user interaction.
    IMHO it would be better to keep this schedule setting disabled by Default and let the user decide if it should be actiavted or not.
    This might prevent performance issues caused by too many scheduled and unnecessary membership updates.

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  20. Paste unedited Excel columns into Add Resources

    If you want to build a collection from an Excel report, you must currently do something like ="""" & A1 & """," to get the proper formatting for Add Resources. Making Add Resources flexible enough to accept a straight copy-paste from an Excel column of computer names would streamline this.

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