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  1. Integrate Microsoft LAPS to "Client Push"

    Please Integrate LAPS to get the Admin-Connection to Clients for eg. "Client Push" and other Tasks, where we do Need local admin Rights on Clients.

    4 votes
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  2. Recovery partition

    When creating a recovery partition with the task sequence you only have the option of 1% to place at the end for succesfull creat a recovery partition.

    For a disk of 256 mb its 2.5 gb recovery
    512 mb -> 5gb recovery

    Please make ik possible to choose the space we want, suggestion of 1 gb as the larger the disk the larger the waste of space is.

    2 votes
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  3. manual push install client by IP

    manual push install client by IP

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  4. Push client

    To add the possibility to select a specific "Client push installation account" from a list in the client push wizzard

    1 vote
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  5. Exclude certain operating systems from discovery

    It would be great if we could exclude certain OS's from discovery. I have over 5500 machines in my DB that I couldn't care less about but they reside in an OU where I have machines I do care about.

    3 votes
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  6. Avoid SCCM installations on battery from client settings

    We have the need to exclude windows update installation on specific computers while running on battery. The settings that exist today are site-wide and do not control the actual installation of the updates, but only the scan and evaluation. Moreover they are not easy to set (need to update the control file in the DB).
    It would be great if we could add a setting in the client settings that would say just "Do not install on battery". This could apply to windows updates but also to all SCCM client installations in order to reduce the amount of battery drainedā€¦

    24 votes
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  7. Pending restart not detected with ccm client upgrade

    When the CM client is upgraded on machines, sometimes there is a code 7 at the end of the install which means 'reboot needed' but in the console the pending restart is still on 'No'.
    Isn't it possible to reflect this reboot needed in the console 'pending restart' variable ?

    1 vote
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  8. heartbeat discovery

    Please make Heartbeat discovery more event driven versus scheduled based. Any changes that are now reported back through heartbeat discovery could probably be reported through the BGB channel more realtime

    6 votes
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  9. Add firmware property to Win32_Diskdrive in hardware inventory

    We have had a number of cases where old firmware versions of SSD drives caused computer failures - so being able to report on these is important.
    OOTB the Win32_DiskDrive class is available but doesn't include the firmware property.
    This means you need to add a custom class to enable discovery of this data.
    Can we extend the existing class to have the firmware able to be enabled without any customization?
    More info on an unsupported way to achieve the same result: https://timmyit.com/2017/03/13/hardware-inventory-disk-name-and-firmware/

    70 votes
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  10. Client does a full uninstall and forces deletion of CCM,CCMSetup and CCMCache directories

    On SCCM CB 1702
    Currently when you do:
    A client push from the Console and select ā€œUninstall firstā€
    A manual CMSetup /uninstall
    Neither will fully delete all 3 directories, leaving corrupted SQLCE/SDF files ( there may be others , but you get the idea)
    I have had to resort to a rough script to meet my goals
    http://britv8.com/powershell-sccm-client-sledgehammer-aka-reset-cmclient/
    A switch to nuke from orbit would be very useful in GUI and for CCMSetup

    10 votes
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  11. Easier to implement other Custom OSD menus

    Easier to implement other Custom OSD menus. I have written a new front end (We deploy offline to classified systems with specific configurations). There is very little information on how to implement your own custom OSD. I built one in PowerShell Studio but have yet to implement. Still trying to figure how to do it. Current GUI is limited.

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  12. Improve Mac OS integration with SCCM

    Add software center, apple software updates for Mac OS please! Also please add the MDM lock down functions of Mac OS as a configuration option?

    1 vote
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  13. ccmsetup <specific/latest> client

    Create a new Parameter for the ccmsetup to use the latest Client Version. Currently there is no Opportunity to install the newest Client Version by Script. So in Cases of Troubleshooting the Client will be installed/updated two times within an short period.

    2 votes
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  14. Switching Connection Type should be easier

    As far as I know, the only way to change a clients connection type to "Always Internet", "Always Intranet" or to a switching Connection Type (Currently Intranet/Currently Internet), is by re-installing the client. How nice would it be if we could control this setting without having to re-install the client.

    1 vote
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  15. Add Windows Build Subversion "BUILDEXT" collection for Windows Server 2016

    The previous request that was suggested and implemented was completed only for Windows 10, it is desired that the new system discovery "BuildExt" be extended to return the same information that it does currently in 1802 for Windows 10 for Windows Server 2016 as well.

    Add Windows Build Subversion "UBR" collection to the default HINV classes
    The UBR registry key is responsible for displaying the subversion of a Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 build to a patch administrator or end-user. For example 14393.*** where *** is the UBR string. If this is added to the HINV list of defaultā€¦

    34 votes
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  16. Add the ability to cleanup all drivers not contained in a driver package.

    Currently there is no easy way to cleanup orphaned drivers. This feature would allow an administrator to easily clean up drivers that are no longer part of any driver packages.

    7 votes
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  17. Provide an option to automatically upgrade Client versions on PullDP

    We found some strange behavior's when having a Pull DP deployed and will deploy a SCCM Agent later. This occurs only when the newest Client version has not been upgraded to production.

    According to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712321.aspx> the versions must be the same.

    On a computer that is configured as a pull-distribution point and that runs a Configuration Manager client, the version of the Configuration Manager client must be the same as the Configuration Manager site that installs the pull-distribution point. This is a requirement for the pull-distribution point to use the CCMFramework that is common to both the pull-distribution point and

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    38 votes
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  18. The ability to set the Client Push installation syntax from the client push wizard.

    Currently the install syntax needs to be set before you initiate the client push request. If your pushing to multiple domains or forests, you need to adjust your syntax, then go back and select your targets to push to. It would be nice if you could specify the install syntax for the client push during the client push wizard.

    1 vote
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  19. Terms "pre-production" and "production" might not be best in context of automatic client upgrades

    Although we use term "piloting" in the package name, and there are references to term "staging" internally (database) as well, for UI/settings we are using term "pre-production". Althoug same "instance" of SCCM implementation/hierarchy can be used to manage multiple environments (development, QA, pre-production, production etc.) using term "pre-production" within the same instance of SCCM implementation/hierarchy can be confusing since it's technically still the same SCCM environment (whereas "pre-production" implies a different environement). This is especially confusing for customers who have separate/isolated SCCM instances/hierarchies managing their pre-production environments (DEV, QA, etc.).

    Therefore, the suggestion is to replace use of term "pre-production"ā€¦

    1 vote
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  20. Deploy Application/Task Sequence directly from collection properties window

    I always find myself inside the collection properties window wanting to deploy an application or sequence. I then need to first make the necessary changes and memberships then go out and deploy.

    It will be much easier to be able to deploy within the window whilst adding memberships.

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