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  1. 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...

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  2. 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

    19 votes
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  3. Fix BUG SMS 429592 - Thin Client / embedded stuck in servicing mode.

    Thin clients get stuck at the "This computer is being serviced" screen when the managed write filter is off and a deployment becomes suspended because the client agent realizes it does not have enough time left in it's maintenance window, but the maintenance coordinator cannot seem to effectively communicate with the write filter to abort the execution of the program or task sequence and enable the write filter and boot out of servicing mode. The work-around for this is to have no maint window or an exceptionally large one.

    18 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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

    13 votes
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  6. Add option for client upgrades outside maintenance windows

    Mobile workstations may seldom be online during a maintenance window. We need a new option to allow for client upgrades outside of the maintenance window. Below is a suggested UI improvement to support such an option:

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  7. 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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  8. Include seperate client push settings for workstations and servers

    We would like the ability to have seperate client push settings for Workstations vs Servers, specifically the ability to have seperate installation properties.

    12 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Integrade Configure Manager Properties (Client) Behing Windows 10 new Settings

    Windows 10's legacy Control Panel will probably disappear in a future. How about to extend CM client to show CM properties behind new Win10 GUI?

    8 votes
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  12. Improve logging and control of automatic client upgrades

    Automatic client upgrade feature works but is painfully slow (on a 10,000 client site it's taken 3 weeks to get to 88% upgraded) and contains no consolidated logging on the server side, so progress is hard to track. It would be great if this process could address pre-req issues more easily (i.e. .Net requirement), although that's likely a ccmsetup.exe issue.

    7 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Increase maximum certificate key length for client certs

    The current (1710) maximum key length for client authentication certificates is 2048 bits. Many security-conscious organizations standing up a new PKI in 2017-2018 would prefer a longer key length for all certificates. This requires that the organization lower their standards to utilize computer certificates for computer authentication.

    Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/network/pki-certificate-requirements

    7 votes
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  15. Filtered Client Push Instalation for Configuration Manager

    While we have this great feature called 'Client Push Installation for Configuration Manager client' and we can turn it on for 'Just Servers' or 'Just Desktops' It would be REALLY wonderful if we could specify a collection we DONT want automatic push to work for. There are certain devices that due to regulation just can't have the client installed. Sucks I can't turn the feature on because 1-5% of my environment can't have the client.

    I'm hoping that since we've already got that logic for clients we don't want to automatically upgrade that something like this might even be easyā€¦

    7 votes
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  16. Show last cycle completion time in control panel applet

    When an action is triggered in the Control Panel applet on clients, a vague message is displayed saying it will take several minutes to finish. Would like the applet to show last completion time (or 'Running') for each action, similar to how the Configurations (compliance) tab does.

    6 votes
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  17. Show missing dependencies in Tasksequence instead of Reboot

    Show missing dependencies!

    Typically distribution errors (which occur automatically ******) lead to a well-known error in tasksequences:

    HRESULT=80040102
    Failed to resolve selected task sequence dependencies.
    Exiting with return code 0x80040102
    TS environment is not initialized

    OSD only shows "Preparing network connnections..." Then the WinPE tasksequence automatically reboots and boots the currently installed OS.

    Why can't you just show or list missing packages?!?! Or add a skip option? Even SMSTS.LOG isn't helpful...

    6 votes
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  18. Use Winrm to install SCCM Client

    Add the possibility to use Wirm so securely push the SCCM Client instead of use a connection to the admin$ share.

    6 votes
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  19. 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

    6 votes
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  20. 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.

    6 votes
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