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  1. Direct membership rule

    As like Direct membership rule in adding machine to the collection, it would be nice if we have any rule for excluding single machines from the collection.

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      0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show different icon for user and device collections in Application Deployment tab

      Show different icon for user and device collections in Application Deployment tab.
      At this moment you see in the Application - tab Deployment the same icon for user and device collections. If that could be changed so that you see a collection-icon with a human head on top of it for a user collection and a collection-icon with an computer on top of it (see attachment). Then you can see what kind of collection the deployment is targetted, which helps for troubleshooting.

      7 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Changes only in case not understood while renaming collections

        Minor bug and easy to work around, just thought I'd point it out:

        Original collection name: "Foo Bar"

        Action: Rename to "Foo BAR"
        Expected result: "Foo BAR"
        Actual result: "Foo Bar" (no change)

        Action: Rename to "Foo Bar Baz"
        Action: Rename to "Foo BAR"
        Actual result: "Foo BAR"

        Basically, if you rename a collection and change *only* the case, SCCM doesn't "get the memo" ;).

        -Shashank

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          0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Auto-update collection when limiting collection is changed

          When the limiting collection of a collection is changed the membership is not updated automatically to comply with the new limited collection. This should be changed, or there should be a notice of that when the limiting collection is changed. Thank you very much.

          11 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • User/Device Collection Import Feature

            I would like to see a feature in the Configuration Manager console, similar to downloading a template in Office apps, for User and Device Collections. Adding a way for the community to also share collections in this repository would be nice as well.

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            • Blocking collection query is crashing SQL server

              SCCM Version Number and CU level
              SCCM 1610
              Customer has SQL 2012 with SQL Compatibility mode 2012.

              Observed behavior:

              The behavior is like this:

              • We have a collection A (BCS026B0)that contains 80.000 objects (or 100.000). It is big.
              • If we create a new collection B that is limited to A, once the update cycle for the collection B the SQL query will run with the ;WITH LimitedBaseTable as
              • This will generate a blocking and will never end.
              The above behavior is not always reproducible with all big collections.

              What we think would be useful is to add…

              5 votes
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              • Join Collections

                It would be useful to be able to create collections based on the common membership of two other collections, directly from the "Add Rule" button (see attached). This would effectively be an inner join of two or more collections. This option could simply be called "Join Collections".

                Of course, this can be achieved using queries within the collection, however doing this at the collection level (instead of within a query) would allow us to create more complex collections much more quickly.

                Overall this is a quick efficiency improvement.

                3 votes
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                • Collection Details in Client properties

                  In the collection when we select a Device -> Right Click Properties we get below tabs

                  General/Deployement/Variables, Could we add 1 more tab called Collections to show Device is member of which collections

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                    1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SCCM collections management via Active Directory groups

                    Under our main domain (***.com) are subdomains (de.***.com). Under those subdomains are created groups which consider local computer objects. These subdomain groups are members of group in our main domain.

                    We run SCCM query which detects computers objects in the main domain and fill those computers into specific SCCM collection.

                    Our issue is, that if we run a full "Active Directory Group Discovery" and Active Directory downtime, then computers are automaticaly removed from SCCM collection.

                    We want to prevent a full "Active Directory Group Discovery" removing computers object from SCCM collections if Active Directory subdomains services are unavailable.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Query tuning help by highlighting or coloring indexed fields in query rule editor

                      I came across many queries in Collections and found that IT-Pros use sometime fileds in their (collection) queries which are not indexed - which has a negative effect on query and collection performance. I would wish that we display the indexed values in bold or colour so you will be aware of the data which gives you better performance. In a second step we may be able to provide an alternative field if available in another attribute class.

                      27 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve performance on queries bases on custom inventory

                        Many customers are adding custom hardware inventory classes and build collections on the data collected. Today the inventory tables are not indexed by default which has a negative performance effect, especially in large environments. It would be great to have an opportunity to classify the most used fileds and ceate a index on them to speed up queries.

                        29 votes
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                        • Override collection membership evaluation settings/remove collection membership evaluation settings from global data

                          Collections are part of global data. As such, all settings on collections are replicated from any Primary to the Central Administration Site and then down to the other Primaries again.
                          This includes the membership queries, the way collection membership is evaluated (incremental, full) and when this evaluation is scheduled.

                          My customer's IT is arranged into different Business Division, each with a high autonomy on how to manage local workstations.
                          For reasons too long to explain, some of the business divisions need a high number of collections with incremental membership evaluation. They accept that their incremental evaluation cycle lasts +25 minutes…

                          38 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve collection import to catch unmatched limit to collection ID

                            When importing a collection to another hierarchy the "limit to" collection ID never matches. Right now we have to manually edit the MOF file. Please improve the import wizard so that if the "limit to" collection ID is not found the user can select a new collection as part of the wizard.

                            2 votes
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                            • Read collection query WQL for role "Read-only Analyst"

                              Ability to read collection query logic / statement in WQL when assigned to the Built-in role of "Read-only Analyst". I am a package developer but need to look at and provide advice to others on production and test environments. I have read-only access to everything I usually need except the logic in the collection queries.

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                              • 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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                                • Add collection location in collection property

                                  Add info of the "Location" if you search for collection.
                                  e.g. we use Folders and subfolder for companies. and each time we search for collections we dont know the Location.
                                  we got more than 5000 collections.. where this is tricky to find out via
                                  Eyes .

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Collection Membership of specific computer

                                    A computer can be member of many collections and when we want to remove the computer from all existing collections, this is not possible from one screen/menu

                                    When in the 'Assets and Compliance\Devices' menu, after selecting a computer, there should be an option\menu which shows the collections the computer is member of.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • 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 other…

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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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