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  1. 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€¦

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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?

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  5. 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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  6. 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 ?

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  7. Push client

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

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  8. manual push install client by IP

    manual push install client by IP

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  9. I would like to see devices that are online, even if they don't have a client installed. IE, they are pingable.

    I would like to see devices that are online, even if they don't have a client installed. IE, they are pingable.

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  10. Change Client Cache to work like DP SCCMContentLib folder

    Some deployed Applications and/or Packages during their execution modify their working directory (a log file created, new files created/deleted, etc...)
    When that happens, the Peer Cache feature fails because when other devices get a copy they immediately discard it since the copy is distinct from the one defined at the SCCM server. The error message "The hash value is not correct" is registered by the devices that downloaded the modified copy.

    I think the SCCM Client Cache should work like the "SCCMContentLib" folder existing at the Distribution Points, creating a hashed, compressed file for every package file.
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  11. Client deployment flexibility

    Please add a feature to be able to auto install the agent by device type. ie, servers, workstations, thin clients. Currently this is an all or nothing type thing, it would be nice to make it more granular.

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  12. "Maintenance Windows" for Client Auto Upgrade feature

    We often found that SCCM Client is not working because SCCM client was corrupt during client.msi installation was failed due to external OS shutdown. OS shutdown during upgrade may cause corrupt SCCM client but we cannot set "Maintenance Windows" for Client Auto Upgrade in current SCCM version and so it is difficult to avoid this situation. We want to add "Maintenance Windows" for Client Auto Upgrade.

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  13. Improve on the communication windows when deploying TS, Applications or Packages. Warning the users about what will occuring before a deadli

    Improve on the communication windows when deploying TS, Applications or Packages. Warning the users about what will occuring before a deadline is reached. With all this MS updates for Office and Windows we need a stronger communication method

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  14. Stop wrapping the Mac SCCM client into an MSI file

    It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to wrap the Mac SCCM client in an MSI file. All the MSI file contains is a single DMG file which then has to be copied to the Mac.

    Having to install the MSI file on a Windows machine to get a DMG which has to be copied to the Mac afterwards is annoying, please just make the DMG file available for direct download.

    Thanks

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  15. Forrest Discovery scanning for IP subnets should be dynamic within SCCM. Defined susbnets that change in AD, do not update and showt this.

    Defined susbnets that change in AD, do not update and showt the new data. Description or the exacts of a defined ip range or ip subnet that are changed in AD, do not show up in SCCM. While re-using or moving IP subnets is not a great idea, it does happen and sometimes happen often.

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  16. Include current IP address in SMS_CollectionMemberClientBaselineStatus

    The IP address information that is accessible for queries and reporting is often out-of-date especially with remote and VPN clients. It's more useful to know what an online client's IP address is now rather than what it was at various points in the past.

    It would be useful if the current IP address and current subnet (based on subnet mask) was included in SMSCollectionMemberClientBaselineStatus and vCollectionMemberClientBaselineStatus as part of Client Online Status.

    This data appears to be available in BGBResStatus, and since that table is already being used in vCollectionMemberClientBaselineStatus, both the IP address and subnetā€¦

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  17. MDT Automatic Backup of the Deploy share and also of the Task Sequences

    Button that would backup the Deployment Tool kit data and also the task sequences.

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  18. Network Discovery Subnets - Import using CSV

    new feature request. It's too late for me, but I'm about to add 200+ subnets with masks to Network discovery. There should be a way to do a bulk import here. (maybe there is, but I haven't been able to find one)

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  19. OSDReport - Without MDT Intergration

    Without using MDT integration enable a Summary Report to execute at the end of a OSD Deployment to inform the end user, engineer that the Deployment has been successful.

    The idea is built on how MDT OSDResults works. Enabling Configuration Manager to report the Task Sequence had completed successfully, but keeping the summary screen active until closed by the user.

    The deployment guide (very rough), script, and additional files can be found at

    https://github.com/Drakey2000/PowershellScripts/tree/master/OSDReport

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  20. OSD - Mutiple Hard Drives Dynamic Selection

    To have a task step that would enable you to dynamically select the drive to be used as the Operating System during deployment.

    This would enable hardware with multiple hard drives to make a dynamic selection...such as selecting the fastest, smallest hard drive for the OS

    Deployment guide and script can be found at https://github.com/Drakey2000/PowershellScripts/tree/master/OSDReport

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