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  1. Show Powershell equivalent command(s) at any wizard completion

    At wizard completion for anything, show the Powershell cmdlet equivalent like in other System Center products.

    876 votes
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      Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add a powershell possibility to add requirements to a deploymenttype of an application

      At the moment it is not easy to add requirements to an application deploymenttype with PowerShell. I think many of us would benefit if this would be simplified.

      75 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        (correction: this change was too late for 1704, it will be in 1705)

        For 1705 TP we have added an initial ability to add detection method clauses to a MSI, Script, or Mac deployment type.

        For more details see: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ameltzer/2017/04/20/powershell-how-to-add-enhanced-detection-methods-to-deployment-types-1704-tp/

        Please try it out and let us know what you think. We don’t have full UI parity yet but this is something we are working toward.

      • PowerShell cmdlets for editing task sequences

        Being able to edit task sequences with PowerShell would make managing task sequences much easier. Some possible new cmdlets could include:

        Add-CMTaskSequenceStep
        Get-CMTaskSequenceStep
        Remove-CMTaskSequenceStep
        Set-CMTaskSequenceStep

        Add-CMTaskSequenceGroup
        Get-CMTaskSequenceGroup
        Remove-CMTaskSequenceGroup
        Set-CMTaskSequenceGroup

        57 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to Edit Scripts created in SCCM 1706

          In 1706, once you create a script and approve it (or deny it) there is no way to alter the script except but to create a new one. Would be great to have the ability to set the script back to waiting for approval, which would unlock the code to be edited.

          28 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Running Powershell script at a scheduled moment

            Since version 1707 it's now possible to run Powershell scripts for a collection, but these scripts cannot be scheduled. It would be of real value if these Powershell scripts could be scheduled.

            24 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a Powershell PackageManagement Repository and perhaps management thereof

              PowerShell PackageManagement is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery, Installation and Inventory (SDII) work via a common set of cmdlets (and eventually a set of APIs). Regardless of the installation technology underneath, users can use these common cmdlets to install/uninstall packages, add/remove/query package repositories, and query a system for the software installed.

              Providing a dashboard/portal with the ability to manage the NuGet repository underlying the packagemanagement solution would make SCCM more attractive over phasing it out to go towards Chocolatey Enterprise.

              16 votes
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                Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create a PowerShell cmdlet too add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers

                New-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
                Set-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
                Remove-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier

                Please create cmdlets to add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers. We have a large organization and those pesky Lenovo Yoga's get a USB to Ethernet dongle with each one. We have over 500 dongles currently, and I don't see a way to automate importing those MAC addresses. Thanks!

                11 votes
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                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlet parameter to add return codes to application deployment types

                  Add a PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlet parameter to add return codes to application deployment types.

                  9 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create application from Licence for Store Apps

                    Create application from PowerShell from the 'Licence for Store Apps'

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                      1 comment  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Blank out the last parameter value when running a Script in the console

                      When using parameters, the last value used should be blanked out when run again. The value of parameters is the dynamics of it all. You can overwrite the value but seems it would be best servers to not retain the value after running. Would also be great if the parameter used was logged in the Script Status node for ease of tracking.

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SCCM module cmdlet creation for folders

                        The ConfigurationManager module does not have any *-folder cmdlets.

                        I would like to see some created that allow for more folder manipulation within system centre configuration manager, for example Get-CMFolder -Name "Test" would provide me with the Folder ID, Name, Heirarchical Location in ConfigMgr and more!

                        As well as New-CMFolder, Move-CMFolder, Remove-CMFolder, etc!

                        I would also like to see the ability to add -Folder to other cmdlets, such as New-CMDeviceCollection -Name "Test" -Folder "TestFolder" so the collection called Test is made in the folder called TestFolder instead of the Device Collections root.

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                          Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow use if DeploymentID as identifier in Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment

                          Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment do not allow DeploymentID as unique identifier. Instead you need to use e.g. programname and packageid.

                          In the case of Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment this requires DeploymentName which is not even possible to retrieve from Get-CMDeployment

                          Please, allow DeploymentID as an option to identifying the deployment in these cmdlets.

                          6 votes
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                            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow parameters to "Run Script"

                            When using the "Run Script" against a collection allow the script to accept parameters.

                            5 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • PowerShell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept Window Time as parameter

                              Powershell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept StartTime as a parater. Current implementation only accepts limited parmaters of collectionid, and maintenance window name. If you have two windows by the same name, with different start times... you will remove both by using this utility. I suggest it should also accept the StartTime as a paramter for specific window deletion. Maintenance windows are a point in time schedule, and therefore the Point in time should be considered as a parameter for removal. The current implementation of this cmdlet is dangerous, and cannot be used for finite window removal.

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                                planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Set-CMClientSetting hardware inventory

                                Set-CMClientSetting for hardware inventory, add option to add/remove classes as well as enabled/disable attributes to be collected within a class

                                5 votes
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                                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create folders for Scripts

                                  It would be nice to be able to make folders and apply security to each folder for the new scripts feature.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • 4 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Save-CMSoftwareUpdate cmdlet crashes PowerShell console

                                      Sometimes, when the cmdlet comes across certain cumulative Office updates, it crashes the whole PowerShell console, which makes it very inconvenient, when this cmdlet is used in scope of a scheduled task. The thing is that in such case, the script just terminates like nothing happened, which requires some advanced wrappers to be built around to alert when such issues occur.

                                      Here's the event that gets logged in the Application log:
                                      Log Name: Application
                                      Source: Application Error
                                      Date: 11/14/2017 7:06:37 PM
                                      Event ID: 1000
                                      Task Category: (100)
                                      Level: Error
                                      Keywords: Classic
                                      User: N/A
                                      Computer: --- cut out ---
                                      Description:
                                      Faulting…

                                      3 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the detailed bug report. This is something we’ll look into.

                                        A couple of quick questions on this:
                                        Does this reproduce in the console as well?
                                        Does this reproduce if you’re running in x86 PowerShell?
                                        What’s the exact cmdlet syntax you’re using?

                                        Finally, do you have any specific names of updates that can cause this to occur?

                                        Thanks!

                                      • Allow Wildcard for cmdlets Get-CMPackage and Remove-CMPackage

                                        This would make it easier to remove multiple packages with similar names.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • cmdlets for new in-console Powershell script

                                          Create cmdlets for the new in console Powershell scripts. Some good ones would be new Script Deployment and get script results.

                                          EX:
                                          New-CMPSScriptDeployment -Name "Script Name" -CollectionName "Collection Name"

                                          3 votes
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