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  1. Create quick deployment report by right-click > Export to Excel

    The current monitoring and reporting functionality is somewhat clunky and time-consuming. Being able to right-click an existing deployment under Monitoring\Deployments and export the last-summarized status to an Excel sheet would be an evolutionary leap forward in user-friendlyness for the admin console.

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      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add 'Expiration Date' and/or 'Deployment Status' column to Deployments tab for Packages

      When looking at the Deployments tab of a package or a collection we would like to add a column that could tell us if a deployment has been expired. This could be the Expiration Date set in the advertisement, or a Status (such as Future / Active / Expired).

      In CM07 we could add the Expires After column to the view of Advertisements. This request is to bring back this helpful info into a list of deployments..

      This would help make maintenance possible. It is difficult to find the advs that have expired today, to delete them.

      Bonus functionality would…

      38 votes
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      • Implement reporting (tracking) for package on demand distribution

        For the Feature described here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712321.aspx> Scenario 7 ability to distribute packages on demand - there is no way of traking or reporting if this was Happening to the package. I would like to have a report reflecting what packages have been initiated by this Distribution method. This might be be a package flag. Today the only way of seeing this is looking at the MP LM with advanced logging turned on finding

        <ProvisionDPRequest SchemaVersion="1.00"><Packages PackageID="CAS00010"><DP NALPath="[&quot;Display=\\wcp2.test.msft\&quot;]MSWNET:[&quot;SMS_SITE=CP2&quot;]\\wcp2.test.msft\" SiteCode="CP2"/></Packages></ProvisionDPRequest>

        25 votes
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        • Allow copying text from deployment monitoring "More details" window

          The "More Details" right-click function in the Asset Details view under each monitored deployment currently does not allow you to highlight and copy any of the text. This might sometimes be handy while sending deployment information to colleagues or building hand-made lists of computers with a specific error status, etc.

          22 votes
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          • Show pending installation (deployments for apps and programs, software updates) in ConfigMgr applet

            To the admin and user it's not transparent if the ConfigMgr agent has work to do, like pending application installations, software updates and so on. I have many customers asking for an easy overview of "is there something missing/pending" on the client. The don't want to browse through log files, or create there own scripts/WMI queries, reports and so on. Of course they already did, but every new customer is missing this information. It's quite easy to query, all information is in WMI and visible through some additional tools, but it would be very neat to have this out-of-the-box.

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            • Deployment Status - Add Date Time Status Information

              Deployment Status messages do not include the Date/Time that the status message are processed.

              We need to have the Date/Time status on these messages, so that we can determine month to month what are the successful installations we are getting on our Application Cat.

              One of the main drivers of our App Cat. is to reduce then # of tickets users put in to request software installations. By leveraging the App Cat. we are letting users Self Service many applications on their own.

              When we add a new application to the Self Service catalog we need to track the time…

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              • OS deployment realtime monitor

                Sometimes I need to reboot the SCCM server and there are techs in the middle of deploying an operating system. It would be nice to see a live monitor of active os deployments.

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                • Monitoring->Deployment Status extension

                  Is it possible to improve details for Deployment status? Currently, no any info regarding issue and details and if you are looking for root reason of deployments issue you should check local client's logs.

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                  • Make chosen download location visible in status messages

                    It would be great for troubleshooting if the download location where content is actually downloaded from would be send to the MP as a status message. Some might not want this Information, so please make this a decision each admin can enable/disable.

                    7 votes
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                    • Change Deployments from Available to Required and Required to Available

                      We would love the ability to change deployments from Available to Required and Required to Available. Currently we have to remove the entire deployment to switch back and forth, and we loose a lot of reporting data during this process

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                      • Provide a way such as progress bar for installation status check during Embedded servicing

                        Software distribution functions with Windows 10 TH2(UWF servicing mode enabled) + CM TP4 agent.
                        However when the machine restart into servicing mode end user didn’t see any progress/status of installation as snapshot below. We know none of the version of ConfigMgr have ever ahd a progress bar during Embedded servicing. Due to user experience improve purpose, that will be better to add progress bar or other information for status check.

                        7 votes
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                        • Monitoring > Deployments - Remember search results when back button is used

                          From Monitoring > Deployments, if I enter text into the search bar then click Search, click View Status on one of the returned results then click the Back arrow the search results do not reappear.

                          As I'm lazy I don't like having to retype this :)

                          6 votes
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                          • Assume breach - "Freeze all" button

                            In case of a breach, some malicious guy may deploy unwanted content to clients.
                            It would be great to have some function (not necessarily in the console, could be PSH)
                            - freezing distribution of a content if being distributed and/or
                            - freezing client download if being downloaded by a client
                            - blocking install if it has begun (using BGB in this case to kill msiexec ?)

                            5 votes
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                            • Historical State Messages

                              I love status messages and the new state message system is a step backwards. I have no historical data for troubleshooting purposes. If I create a new revision of an application and deploy it, does it have a higher success rate than a previous revision? No clue.

                              Also, I don't like that state messages are removed for deleted deployments. I want to know what deployment ran on what machine, regardless of if the deployment still exists or not. How do I know what was installed on one machine if the deployment is removed?

                              There are a ton of instances where…

                              5 votes
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                              • Refresh button in Status view for Deployments

                                When viewing the Status tab in the More Details dialog for a particular asset in Deployment Monitoring, it would be very useful to have a "refresh" button similar to that in the Show Status dialog in the Site Servicing Status. Right now, if you want to check the most recent status of a running Task Sequence deployment for a machine, you have to close the Show Status dialog and re-open it to see any changes. With the refresh capability available in the new servicing, it would be nice to see that functionality in other dialogs as well.

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                                • More User Notifications

                                  Add the following user notifications to a deployment:
                                  • Display in Software Center and hide all notifications
                                  • Hide in Software Center and show all notifications
                                  • Hide in Software Center and only show notifications for computer restarts

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Live view of active deployments

                                    It would be handy to have a Birdseye view of current deployment activity.

                                    I know that I can view the status of a single deployment, but it would be nice to have a pane that would show all activity going on across all deployments

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Real time Graphical Icon Machine Status & Application Installation

                                      It would be good if we have Graphical Icon status indication of Machines present on SCCM console i.e user login icon on machine which will turns green if a user is login & will display the login user name also , turns grey if machine is shutdown .
                                      Also we should be able to deploy application on single machine also by drag & drop rather to do this by adding machine in collection & it should show the live status i.e In progress , Failed , Completed on that screen only rather to go to Monitoring tab & check status…

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                                      • Ability to edit deployment popup banner visible to end users

                                        Give us the ability to edit the deployment banner visible to end users when deploying new applications or software updates. Users normally receive the generic message for all deployments. I would like to edit either within client settings or provide a checkbox during the new deployment window "Edit Deployment message", Therefore, would allow us to edit the message based upon the type or deadline time requirement for either application or software updates.

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                                        • Custom Error Codes for Chained Programs

                                          Instead of "failing" and stop running on all non-zero return codes, allow acceptable return codes to determine if the install sequence fails or continues. Example, uninstall an MSI to be sure it's not there but if it's not, generates a 1605 return, yet this is really a soft error which we currently have to use a BAT or VB script so we don't get a "failure". It should be up to the engineer to determine what is and is not a "failure". Of course, out of the box any non-zero should continue to be a failure.

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