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  1. 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.

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  2. Add user that last modified collection

    Add column for user that last modified collection

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  3. 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€¦

    9 votes
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  4. 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.

    6 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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 soā€¦

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  7. 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 ?

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Add a security property to control the collection refresh schedule.

    A property within security roles needs to be made available to prevent users from making changes to the collection refresh schedule. Also it might be worth having another option to allow changes to be made within set boundaries (e.g. a minimum refresh time, preventing collections being set to every 5 minutes).

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  11. Add a security property to restrict users from enabling incremental updates on collections.

    A property within security roles needs to be made available for assignment which restricts users from enabling incremental updates.

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  12. All devices are part of the same server group - Dont display any message for the client if the threshold is exceeded

    The "All devices are part of the same server Group" is a great feature, however, if you tick the check box for a collection, and the number of devices in that collection trying to install an update exceeds the threshold set, an error is displayed in Software Center saying "0x87D00666 - Software updates cannot be install outside service window". If the reason for the Update not to be installed is because of a threshold, it would be better if either no message is displayed at all, or a message telling the user that the update is queued and will beā€¦

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  13. 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€¦

    6 votes
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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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:

    ā€¦

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  17. 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.

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  18. Send E-mail directly to people in collections

    It is often during patching and upgrading, wanted to send a Notification mail to People in a special build Collection. This would simplify operations, and prevent a lot of extra incidents during maintenance.

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  19. 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

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  20. Search for a collection using the collection ID

    Search for a collection using the collection ID

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