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  1. 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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  2. Server Groups - Run As Option

    There are times when the drain and resume scripts may need to run as an account other than the local system account of the server. We often support "clustered" servers that rely on a clustering method or data outside of Windows fail-over clustering (Exchange being a good example, but not the only use-case).
    It would be nice to specify a run-as account for these scripts in order to reach out to external systems using a service account in order to authenticate to those systems for any required health checks prior to patching (drain script) or after patching (resume script). Weā€¦

    20 votes
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  3. Server Groups - Increase Length of Drain and Resume Scripts

    The drain and resume scripts are currently limited to 512 characters each. I know there is currently a request to add native cluster aware patching support, but it would be a great start to simply increase the size limit of the scripts. It doesn't seem like there is a safe way to "drain" a server from a cluster to prep it for patching in a mere 512 characters, especially considering that we have to use up some of those characters to return the correct exit code.

    We can run some pretty complex and lengthy scripts in configuration items and baselines,ā€¦

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  4. Fix collection update engine

    The way collection membership updates are handled is completely flawed. Should this be fixed, the (soft) limit of collections that can have incremental updates enabled should also be changed.

    We all know that when a collection is updated, all collections limited to it are also updated. And should any of the children collections be updated, then so will the children of the children, and so forth and so on.

    However, there is a massive design flaw that in this system that means a huge number of collections that should *never* be updated are being updated.

    Imagine this scenario:

    CollA isā€¦

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  5. Collection link in deployments

    When viewing a deployment, make the collection it's deployed to a link. So I can easily view it's membership. Right now I have to stop viewing the deployment and jump over to assets wunderbar and hunt down the collection. In a large environment this is time consuming, especially if you are using both device and user based deployments.

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  6. 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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  7. Count of device status should pops once came to Online

    Once the machine came to ONLINE from Offline - It should shows as a count status in that left corner of collection E.g., Out of 2000 clients if 500 machines are in ONLINE then count should be 500 in the left corner of that device collection.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Allow Active Directory Distribution Lists to be Targeted for Deployments in Collections as a Group Resource

    Allow Active Directory Distribution Lists to be Targeted for Deployments in Collections as a Group Resource. Currently AD DLs are not able to be targeted, just AD Security Groups are able to be targeted.

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  10. Scheduled Restart on Device Collections

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

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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.

    13 votes
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  12. Option to prevent Deployment on specific Collections

    I would like to see the ability to prevent Deployments on specific Collections. (f.e. All Systems)

    12 votes
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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€¦

    12 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Excel Export for Collections

    A right click on a colletion should provide to Export all members to an Excel file not only to an Managed Object Format (MOF) file.

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  17. 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.

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  18. Right-click Collection Deployments to View Deployment Status

    I find it would be handy when viewing deployments to a collection, if a Right-Click option existed to view status - i.e. open the deployment status (Monitoring/Deployments/[Deployment]/Status).

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  19. 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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  20. Correct behavior of the "Add Resources" button (SCCM all versions).

    Correct behavior of the "Add Resources" button (SCCM all versions).
    When you use the "add resources" (to collection) button it uses the RBAC_InstancePermissions and does not take into account the limiting collection.
    This is a problem in an environment where people take up different roles. For instance when you have different geographical units (each with limiting collections) and people have an additional read-only role for example for everything.

    In this case the code behind a "direct membership" rule has the correct behavior, while the code behind the "add resources" button allows to add any resource.
    Since the "add resources" buttonā€¦

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