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  1. Full Support for client certificates using Elliptic Curve Cryptography

    A month ago, our server team updated client certs on all workstations to ECC certificates with sha-384 hash algorithms. This caused clients in my environment to stop communicating with my MP. Fortunately, this is only a test environment as we are still building Configuration Manager. Had this been production, this would have been a disaster. There is no official Microsoft documentation indicating this type of certificate is not supported, so neither my team nor the server team would have known. Please provide full support for these certificates in the next major release and update documentation.

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  2. _SMSTaskSequence Should look at largest Local Drive

    SMSTaskSequence designed to look at the largest drive but in the instances of Clusters, that largest drive could be a shared SAN. When the server reboots, it fails because it can not find the SMSTaskSequence content as it is on the other failover cluster. Understand we can use variable SMSTSLocalDataDriveĀ  but the product should be looking for largest local drive as that does make sense in case of a large task sequence deployment to have that content copied to the largest local drive.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Add Agent Installation Monitoring from Console

    I think the missing half of agent installation from the console is a way to monitor installation progress, success, or failure. SCOM has this, and I think it could be added to the Monitoring workspace, in client operations. Installation progress should be viewable by device collection or individual device. Monitoring installation progress should also be a last, optional step in the install client wizard, where an administrator could close that if he/she so chooses and see the same information inline in the console, as mentioned.

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  5. Disable 24hr cache hold

    Add a checkbox in client settings to disable the 24hr hold on cache packages or set soft limit till hdd reaches x space.

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  6. Create "sysprep" for SCCM agent

    Microsoft does not officially support the installation of the SCCM agent on template/image operating system. I need an officially supported process to create an instance from an image and have the SCCM agent work correctly with any site.

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  7. Allow OSD or Application Deployment to Uilitize "Please Wait" Screen (see screenshot)

    There are times where it would be very helpful to basically lock the screen with a message to the end user to please wait for an application or maybe part of OSD to complete (see screenshot).

    This would be extremely helpful for deployments that occur at startup/logon/logoff/shutdown and would prevent the issue of installations being broken due to a user logging on and launching an application while an install is in progress or powering off the device because something is holding up the process.

    As an added bonus, customization of the message on this screen would be useful so weā€¦

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  8. Require Permissions for Client Push

    Provide the option for permissions that would disallow client push. We would like to provide access to users to manage SCCM but do not want them to be able to push the client from ConfigMgr. In our particular case, client push does not work with our network setup, so if someone attempts to do a client push, the process gets stuck. I can imagine some security reasons for this setting as well.

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  9. 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.

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  10. No more ccmdata.bak

    Please, for the love of all that is holy, stop creating the ccmdata.bak file and storing guids in a directory that is **** near inaccessible on citrix machines, or at least give me an installation option to specify not to do this. I don't see any benefit to this at all, and you end up getting sccm inexperienced Citrix admins installing clients with duplicate guids even though you remove certs, ini files and other identifying information.

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  11. Client Push installation to pass on the /allowmetered connection option to the ccmsetup.exe to bypass metered connection error.

    Client Push installation to pass on the /allowmetered connection option to the ccmsetup.exe to bypass metered connection error.

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  12. Overview pane to monitor automatic client upgrades to new service pack

    With R2SP1 automatic client upgrades will now function for the first time in an R2 environment.

    It would be nice if that deployment wasn't hidden though so we could actually see the progress of the clients being upgraded.

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  13. 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.

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  14. Streamline SCCM Agent installation/upgrade for workgroup or another-AD-domain device

    Include wizard so that it is easier to upgrade SCCM client running on workgroup devices since this usually includes hosts file IP/FQDN update. SCCM 2012 seems to promote side-by-side SCCM Server upgrade instead of in-place SCCM Server upgrade. This makes it more frequent to update hosts file on workgroup devices. This issue is also applicable to devices running on another AD domain but joining the same SCCM 2012 Server.

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  15. Exclude workgroup computers from Automatic Client Upgrade

    When using ACU computers in workgroups cannot upgrade because they are not able to query Active Directory when "ccmsetup /upgrade" is executed. We have seen some scenarios where the installed client on workgroup machines crashed after each failing installation trial. It would be great if an option was implemented to either exclude workgroup computers or provide a list of domains that should be considered during ACU.

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  16. honnor / discard work hours for client upgrade

    Please provide an option to honor or disregard the (maintenance windows) working hours set locally. In some scenarios client does not update to the latest CU level when client only operates in the work hours and is shut down.

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  17. Computer Restart and patch installation notification before a Window hits.

    It would be nice to have a client setting that would allow for a notification before a maintenance window hits. So if I have a Window from 6PM - 5AM, and computer restart is set for 90 minute notification instead of it notifying me of a restart that will happen in 90 minutes at 6PM, it would notify a user at 4:30 that patches are going to apply and the computer will be restarting in 90 minutes.

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  18. Option to throttle content to computers without a local DP at the site

    I love a way throttle content delivery to any computers that do not have a local DP at their site.

    I can setup client policies but if the computer moves from site to site, this doesn't work. As one site may have a local DP and the other does not.

    If there is a DP at the site, they will receive content quickly without consuming bandwidth. So there is no reason to throttle. However, if they're at a site without a local DP, we have it going to our main sccm server at our datacenter. The delivery can consume quiteā€¦

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  19. SMS Agent Host Startup Type - Client Setting

    There should be an option in the Client Settings to select the Startup Type for the SMS Agent Host. It takes a couple minutes for the agent to start by default since it's set to Automatic (Delayed Start).

    While I think that this should remain the default, it should be an option in client settings to switch this to a regular Automatic startup type.

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  20. client issues in 1610

    We are facing issues with the new client in 1610. mainly it is very slow to load and returns errors at time. The service does not respond to restart calls. Finally, Sorting by status for installations does not work as expected.

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