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  1. 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

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      0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 quite…

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          1 comment  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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...

            19 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include updated Windows Update Agent during client install

              There are well documented issues with issues when using older versions of the Windows Update Agent. The configmgr client install still just checks for the base level of the Windows Update client. The client install should include the most up to date windows update agent so that customers will not be required to deploying the updated agent after client install to resolve known scan and related issues.

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                0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 can…

                13 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Retain users settings in Software Center. i.e. Business Hours, after client upgrade.

                  When ever the client is upgraded our users have to reset their Business Hours in Software Center. This is extremely difficult in a 60000+ environment to get the communication out. Why can't the users settings in the client upgrade process be retained?

                  78 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    7 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Wake-up proxy support for 802.1X networks

                      In our enterprise we have quite a few locations where 802.1X is impelemented, e.g. networks port-based network access control and/or VLANs. Some locations even use DHCP snooping.

                      We would like to implement SCCMs wake-up proxy feature in these locations but it is not currently supported. Also, network administrators are concerned about the IP-to-MAC mapping (MAC flapping) feature used in wake-up proxy.

                      Please provide us with wake-up proxy support that will work on any type of network.

                      45 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • Allow the Client Upgrade to be performed outside maintenance windows

                          We would like the Client Upgrade feature to allow the client to be upgraded outside of maintenance windows but also give the option to only install when no user is logged in, like deploying Applications allow.

                          253 votes
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                            under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More criteria for client certificate selection

                            Currently the selection criteria when more than one certificate is available are limited to the options “Client authentication capability”, “Certificate Subject contains string”, “Certificate Subject or SAN includes attribute”. This really limits the usability of the feature.
                            It would be great if there are additional selection criteria like “Issuer” or “Certificate Template”.

                            42 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              2 votes
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                              • Client Upgrade via Software Updates

                                Each branch update should offer an MSP for the CM client or offer the client as a software update so that we can more easily stay current with the latest client. When we had CUs in software updates we stayed current all the time. But these full MSI installs for the client slow us down considerably.

                                63 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Emergency/Immediate halt or pause of a software deployment then resume a software deployment when needed.

                                  In SCCM, there should be a way to stop or discontinue a software deployment should there be an emergency or issue and then resume the deployment when desired. For example, if software has been deployed to the environment and in an event of an emergency or major issue, SCCM should allow the administrator to stop or pause the software deployment in real time, resolve the issue then restart the software deployment again. Ideally, this would accomplish in one push of a button. Unlike now, the administrator goes and deletes the deployment and recreates the deployment again leaving the inability to…

                                  74 votes
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                                    planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Prevent people from creating programs/deployments from the build-in Configuration Manager Client (xxx00003) package

                                    When you do an upgrade from CM12 SPx , prevent people to have programs/deployments from the build-in Configuration Manager Client (xxx00003) package . When you do not look / validate closely - your clients all get updated in no-time when your 1511 site servers go's online - even when you disable site-wide upgrade .

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                                    • 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?

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Force Client Deployment on metered network

                                        We have several users who are ALWAYS on metered networks and will never get client updates.

                                        The client deployment currently does not honour the option "Client Setting - Specify how clients communicate on metered network connections".

                                        We need an option to override it for manual client deployment / update as well. (Force install checkbox doesn't work)

                                        Setting the connection to "not metered" in Windows 8.1/10 doesn't work when a 3rd party connection software is used and doesn't work at all for TCT Mobile LTE sticks so this is not a solution.

                                        66 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Client Cache Maintenance

                                          Option for the Client Cache to be "purged" on a schedule. This helps keep systems clean and rid of unwanted files.

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