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  1. Timeout and Reset/Restart TransientError BITS jobs

    We are having issues with the metadata on the update occupying the CPU on our SCCM management point which causes TransientErrors on any of the BITS jobs that are in process during the CPU timeout.

    The problem is that the commands to reset the BITS queue on the SCCM clients don't work even in the built-in Administrator account with elevated powershell as there isn't "sufficient permissions." forcing us to reinstall the client on ALL of our machines.

    SCCM BITS jobs should retry or rerun after being in the TransientError state for some time, maybe 15-30 minutes.

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  2. delete devices from all collections

    should be integrated in the right click Tools, has to be all within the console

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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

    19 votes
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  4. SCCM client Agent deployment too slow after upgradated to 1702

    hi,
    we upgraded SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 to 1702, after up gradation process , to deploy sccm client agent new version, this process is too slow after 3 days only 100 client were updated out 12000.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Create custom TS Variables with values depending on return code

    While running a task sequence I would like to see the option to create a custom Task Sequence Variable and it's value depending on a return code from a running step (cmdline, PowerShell script, Application, Package). This variable can be used later on in the TS to run or skip specific steps.
    Think about additional reboot steps if a BIOS flash is performed (if no flash is performed you don't want a reboot). Currently I need to create and run a powershell script to make this happen.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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€¦

    2 votes
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  11. Auto Client Upgrade ā€“ possibility to use default boundary/fallback DPs and ignore maintenance Windows

    The auto client Upgrade would be a nice feature if the admin would have more possibilities to configure it. Actually the feature canā€™t be used for clients which has no matching boundary or has got a maintenance window. It is not possible to use the feature for the client deployment for all clients in the environment if the fallback option or a maintenance window is used. So it would be helpful for the client agent update process, to implement two additional features.

    - Allow clients to use distribution points from default site boundary group
    - Ignore Maintenance windows and forceā€¦

    59 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Allow Users to defer installation until some date/time during Enforcement Grace Period

    When users receive notification of upcoming required deployment, allow users a 4th option to defer install date to be sometime during grace period. This could be a date input field with a drop down calendar. Available dates should be between deadline and end of grace period.

    The notification would have 4 options:
    1. Install Right Now
    2. Install After Business Hours
    3. Defer Install on a specific date during grace period <-- This being new
    4. Snooze notification

    Additionally, when notification appears for deferred install date...user can choose a new deferred install date as long as the user is withinā€¦

    82 votes
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  14. Make automatic client upgrade more intelligent to not break other running installations

    Right now, the automatic Client upgrade scheduled Task is not aware of any running installations. So if appenforce.log shows a running Installation and at the same time the randomly timed scheduled tasks kicks in, the Installation cannot finish without error and will randomly leave the Installation or the SCCM Client itself in a unhealthy state. A reinstallation is the only way out.

    Repro steps
    - Activate automatic Client Upgrade in Hierarchy settings
    - Exclude some test clients from automatic client upgrade
    - Create an Application with a deploymenttype using a custom script
    - As the script, use a batch fileā€¦

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  15. Move Client to new Active Directory Organizational Unit during reinstallation

    While migrating our existing clients to windows 10 with a reinstall TS we need to move the Clients to another OU.
    It will be very good for us to get this realised with during the TS with a special function. "Join Domain" will not work to move the existing client to another OU.

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

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  18. collection with a deployment

    Run download computer policy automatically when a computer is added to a collection with a deployment.

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  19. ZTIGather.log

    I like you to remove or encrypt SCCM NAA username and password in the ZTIGather.log

    its in clear text and a BIG security vulnerability *** it on ALL Client deploy from SCCM it store in C:\Windows\CCM\Logs...

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  20. Update SCCM Client install to download and install the latest WUAgent

    Why does the SCCM client still download the 7.6.7600.256 for Windows 7 when the latest version is 7.6.7601.23453?

    Would be good when the sccm installs or upgrades that it attempts to install the latest version.

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