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  1. 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.

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  2. Maintenance Window Reboot Process

    Consider 2 scenarios:

    A group of servers host an application that requires services to be stopped and disabled before a reboot is initiated, then once all servers are online and responding, the services should be set to automatic and started again.

    A group of servers related to a common application require an ordered reboot sequence. i.e. Update and reboot in this order: Server 1, Server 2, Server 3, Server 4. Simultaneous reboots are not supported, not recommended or cause issues with the application.

    What I propose is an addition to the “Maintenance Windows” tab of a device collection that would…

    6 votes
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  3. One stop solution to remediate clients and their health in GUI

    One stop solution to remediate clients and their health in GUI

    If a new client depployment is failed, we have dig all the way into the root cause of every machine failed..If any client is having issues, we are always forced to check the logs etc... We are not sure where exactly the client stuck and for what reason. We need such a tool where we would be able to find what the issue probably is (or where it is stuck )by a simple glance on the machine.

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  4. Ability to Control/Limit Wake-Up Proxy Candidates

    The nomination for Wake-Up proxies is fully automated.
    From testing, up to three devices per subnet will remain switched on (or in some cases start back up if a user shuts them down). This is not appropriate in cases where a small office may contain only 4 or 5 machines.
    Additionally, if a server is located at a particular site (DP for example), this should be the sole wake up candidate, due to the fact that the likelihood of that device shutting down is minimal.
    I propose changes to achieve the following:
    1) The ability to designate specific Wake-Up proxies …

    4 votes
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  5. Add Site to "Import computer information" wizard

    It is recommended to import computers on the primary site where they should be assigned to, not the CAS, because in some scenarios that causes issues. All administrative tasks should be available from the CAS. It would be great to add the ability to the "Import computer information" wizard to select a primary site (similar to the Client Push wizard). That would then import the computer information remotely on the primary.

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  6. Purge content from ccmcache when it is no longer referenced in ConfigMgr.

    It would be great if you could set a schedule on the client (like weekly, monthly, etc) where the client could look at the content in its cache, and see if it still exists in ConfigMgr - if not, purge it. For example, run a content location request for each instance in the client cache, and if no locations are returned, remove it from client cache.

    4 votes
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  7. Software installation notification

    It would be a great option in App builder to be able to create a custom message that the user would see explaining why a software package is being installed or uninstalled. It would need a method of keeping it on the screen until the user clicks OK..

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  8. Check for an existing CCMexec service before ccmsetup.exe executes.

    Problem: On the client machine, CCMEXEC service is already running, the client is in a healthy state. Then a GPO or Client Push happens, ccmsetup.exe starts and breaks the client communication. The client ends up getting an error stating "another instance of ccmsetup.exe is already running".

    Question: Could you have ccmsetup.exe check for the ccmexec service and quit if the ccmexec service is running?

    4 votes
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  9. Delegate Promote Pre-production Client

    In addition to the Modify and Read permissions on Update Packages class, add a third permission "Promote Pre-production Client" which can be delegated to a non-infra administrator.

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  10. Automatic approval of workgroup devices for certain collections

    If sccm is set to NOT auto approve workgroup devices it would be super if there was a function to auto approve devices added to certain collections. That way organizations could choose to auto approve certain machines based on collections and their membership rules instead of either auto approving ALL machines or NO machines.

    3 votes
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  11. Client upgrade via APPLICATION rather than PACKAGE

    Rather than use the outdated Package model to deploy Client upgrades after upgrading to a CU/SP I would like to see an application model that can determine cause of failure etc.

    3 votes
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  12. Keep the CM client store current and secure

    A new client should never result in an unpatched machine. Can't we get a way to keep the redistributable files like Silverlight up to date at all times?

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  13. 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

    3 votes
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  14. Pre-Post Script to Client Install

    Allow a custom script Before & After client installation.

    Example Uses:
    - Install Windows Dedup feature, create vhds, mount vhdx as folder, dedup vhdx, reference vhdx folder as sccmcache directory.
    - Force policy collection evaluation, delay x minutes, force policy refresh.

    3 votes
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  15. Check for running .exe that need to be closed during "removals" and give the User the option to postpone

    Microsoft provided the ability to check for and close running applications during install operations. We would really like the ability to perform the same action during removals (and include a comment field to inform the user why these applications need to be closed).

    Example: Application X is currently running which halts the removal of application Y. It would be beneficial to detect these running applications, prompt the user to close (or force close after a set time), and allow the removal of application Y to continue.

    3 votes
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  16. Send Client removal notification to MP to toggle installed flag

    When a ConfigMgr client is removed from a computer the installed flag remains on Client=Yes, i.e. the real status is not being reflected in the console/database. Instead of relying on aging inventory and the "Clear install flag" maintenance task it would be much more transparent and efficient to send a heartbeat to the MP before the ConfigMgr client is removed to reset the install flag to Client=No. That way not only would the maintenance task be obsolete (there is still Delete Inactive Client Discovery Data to cleanup inactive computers), also a re-installation of the agent would be much faster than…

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  17. Image Creation and MUI Integration builtin

    Please create a possibility to create new OS Image automatically without downloading auf importing the Image. Same for Upgrade packages . And we Need a Working Solution for MUI Installations. TS Variable UI Language in unattend File dont Work since 1607.

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  18. Azure Automation runbooks during task sequence

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

    3 votes
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  19. Delayed Membership Rules

    It would be useful to be able to add a new rule to a collection that does not take affect until a set time. For example, when a collection for software distribution has an advertisement associated to it, you might want to schedule another distribution by adding another collection that includes another group of devices. Right now we accomplish this by creating a new advertisement. It would be better if we could simply link a new collection specifying a date/time that the collection would become available to ingest the existing advertisement.

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  20. ccmeval fails to correct missing or renamed ccmexec.exe

    If the ccmexec.exe is missing (ie Malware) the ccmeval is not able to remediate and it does not trigger a repair of the SMS Agent Host client

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