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  1. Allow maintenance windows to be targeted for ONLY client upgrades

    Allow maintenance windows to be targeted for ONLY client upgrades. In 1810, you can target a MW at all deployments, software updates or task sequences. It would be nice to have an option for client upgrades as well. That way you don't have to shuffle groups and software updates advertisements around when its time to upgrade.

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  2. Download content before starting required Task Sequence

    If the task sequence is deployed as "Available" it's possible to download the content before starting TS. But if I create a "required" deployment it's not possible to download the content before the user gets the pop up to start the task sequence.
    For the normal user is it not easy to find the TS in Software Center without any information. Because of this fact is it interesting to implement to pre-download function also to the "required" type.
    First of all, the content should be downloaded and afterwards the user should see the pop up to start the TS/Operating System.

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    20 votes
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  3. Improve client auto upgrade options for servers

    Enhance site auto upgrade option for servers. Provide the ability to control the schedule for server operating system client upgrade using the auto upgrade feature. Server changes in production fall under change management control. It would be great to be able to specify when the upgrade will take place so that we can align to the change process. So include schedule option for servers and collection selection

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  4. Lock down of Good Client Health State for later restores

    Client health issues are one of main pain areas admins deals. Post client install, registration, policy download succeeds, client should create a golden state of its own on WKS and similarly one golden info of client at SCCM server level also in DB in separate table or so,... in case of client broken situation, using these two copies we can restore back. This way may prove much better than current situation where enormous amount of time, dealing different components with still no guarantee to fix it.

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  5. FIX Bitlocker Recovery if, PXE boot is in the first place.

    The abortpxe.com is somehow "untrusted" by the Bitlocker boot process. If UEFI changes the boot order to PXE boot, Bitlocker Recovery comes along.
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/System-Center-Configuration/Bitlocker-Recovery-with-PXE/m-p/224704

    18 votes
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  6. When configuring cache size via client settings - cache cannot be deleted

    When using the new option in 1606 branch for configuring client cache size - the options to delete cache from the client's size is grayed out.
    either it's by design or not - it blocks the reason to use this feature as deleting cache is one of the most basic troubleshooting tasks for deployments and it is not possible to be done unless deploying a custom script...

    18 votes
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  7. User based maintenance windows

    When machines are being shared across different regions and departments it becomes difficult to manage maintenance windows as users have different usage requirements. Having a User MW might help manage this problem better. SCCM would first have to check if an active user was on a machine and if so use the "User MW" and then fall back to the machine MW is a user wasn't logged in. It should also be possible to have a user who has no MW. A client setting would also be required to disable this functionality on subsets of machines.

    17 votes
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  8. Certificate selection tool

    I think a simple certificate selection tool for clients would be really handy. I am thinking in exactly the same way as momcertimport.exe in SCOM where you can run the exe either as GUI or cmd line and choose a specific certificate to use.
    As we know, current certificate selection is not fool proof and can be very tricky when multiple certificates are installed on one device. A simple certificate picker or override tool would assist massively when dealing with HTTPS environments, particularly in DMZs. Numbers are often much smaller and we are dealing with the final 5% which canā€¦

    13 votes
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  9. ACP functionality with Automatic Client Upgrade

    ACP functionality with Automatic Client Upgrade - it would be nice if the automatic client upgrade would utilize the deployment methods available to alternate content providers to reduce WAN impact

    12 votes
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  10. change automatic agent upgrade behaviour

    currently using the automatic client upgrade process on servers causes the SCOM agent to be stopped ahead of the upgrade causing hundreds of SCOM alerts that then need closing or investigating. The option of "don't upgrade servers" still causes the SCOM agent to be stopped.

    Either provide the option not to stop the SCOM agent during client upgrade or honour the "don't upgrade servers" check before you stop the SCOM agent.

    12 votes
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  11. Client Push installation status in ConfigMgr console

    It would nice to have a client push installation status in the console. We already have client installation status messages (FSP), so why not display them in the console? As a consultant I always see a disappointment in the admins faces when I try to explain that they have to wait for the client flag, search client logs or use reporting for client installation status.

    11 votes
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  12. Fix this problem Software Center not working after SCCM Client update from 5.00.8540.1007 to 5.00.8540.1611

    Fix this problem Software Center not working after SCCM Client update from 5.00.8540.1007 to 5.00.8540.1611 also the clients are not upgrading properly. You have to run a repair to get the ner client to finish installing.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/98f762ac-6367-4705-a2b4-b6af2ee844a7/software-center-not-working-after-sccm-client-update-from-50085401007-to-50085401611?forum=ConfigMgrAppManagement

    10 votes
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  13. Azure Automation runbooks during task sequence

    Implement a similar MDT integrated feature as executing Orchestrator runbooks but for Azure Automation runbooks during task sequence.

    10 votes
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  14. Do not enforce software apps or packages at shutdown

    Client should not enforce any application or package when shutdown is initiated. It can cause delayed shutdown on few occasions which is not suitable.
    Client agent should be able to differentiate a user logoff and a logoff caused by shutdown.

    10 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Boundary Priority

    Please make available we can set a Priority on Boundary, for example:

    Standard Boundary ist a AD-Site and use DP1 and a Boundary with special IP Subnet for staging clients in the same AD-Site, use a override for use DP2 only.

    9 votes
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  17. ConfigMgr client detects intranet/Internet location on a schedule

    If I understand this correctly, at present, the ConfigMgr client runs a query to determine whether it's intranet or Internet-based whenever there's a change to a devices network configuration. For example, if its IP address changes, or if a VPN connection is established which assigns a VPN IP.

    I've recently come across a scenario in which the ConfigMgr client doesn't recognise the switch between intranet and Internet. This is when using a Citrix VPN client which does not assign a VPN IP when connected.

    In this scenario, the device boots up and the user connects to the VPN. In whichā€¦

    9 votes
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  18. DCOM errors in System event log when primary site contacts MP in untrusted forest

    Stop the DCOM 10028 errors on a Primary site server that FLOOD the System logs when the primary attempts to contact an MP in an untrusted domain\forest.

    I believe this a result of the order in which CM tries to authenticate to the MP - computer account then network service account - neither of which will work in an untrusted domain scenario. The connection eventual happens as expected using the Installation account. The DCOM errors are bogus errors that can consume a log file for no reason. Seems like some deeper error logging\checking is needed?

    7 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Be able to run several actions at once from Configuration Manager Client

    I would like there to be a option to run several actions at once from the SCCM Client. A checkbox for each actions and then a 'Run' button that executes the actions one by one. Either in the order you checked the boxes or by alphabetical.

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