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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.

    468 votes
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      Noted  ·  14 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.

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        planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        50 votes
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          planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Powershell cmdlets on client machines

          Currently, PS cmdlets are only available on machines where the Console is installed. However, there are many things that an admin may want to do that would be made a lot easier if a large subset of those commands where available on the client machines. This would especially be helpful when running scripts during a Compliance Item, but would also make an impact during OSD Task Sequences, or Packages that deploy and run scripts to perform actions, etc.

          Examples would be to query/modify collection membership during a script on the client, set primary user from client based on some criteria…

          22 votes
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            Noted  ·  6 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.

            12 votes
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            • Fix Commandlet Save-CMSoftwareUpdate

              The Admin-Console is capable to download Softwareupdates from WSUS or a Networkshare wsuscontent). But there ist no commandlet for that. Save-CMSoftwareUpdate seems to be the commandlet for that. If so, than the parameters for the source are missing.

              8 votes
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              • Add a way to automate SCCM-Updates via PS

                I'm not very good at explaining - but this article should suffice. https://www.scconfigmgr.com/2016/08/11/invoke-update-and-servicing-for-configmgr-current-branch-with-powershell/ (Written by
                Nickolaj Andersen - a MVP, Creator of the Prereq Tool...)

                Can we get an official method of doing this? The update process in the console is really easy already with not much room for failure. However new installations at a customer cannot be automated further without the means to update SCCM as well. A way to automate this update would deal with the issue of slower release cycles of new SCCM media.

                Thank you for considering this request.

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                • PowerShell Redistribute Content

                  Create a PowerShell cmdlet that will redistribute (not refresh) content on a specific distribution point

                  6 votes
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                    Noted  ·  0 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.

                    5 votes
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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

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                        planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SUP Sync Status

                        Add a Get-SupSyncStatus cmdlet as it does not exist today.

                        the only way to achieve this is via WMI
                        gwmi -Class SMS_SupSyncStatus -Namespace "root\sms\site_$SiteCode" | select LastSyncErrorCode, LastSyncState

                        4 votes
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                          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Updates and servicing - Powershell CmdLet

                          Working for a company with several Configmgr hierarchies, it would be great with a PowerShell cmdlet to initiate and control the updates and servicing.

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  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!

                            4 votes
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                              Noted  ·  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.

                              4 votes
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                              • PowerShell in GUI - Remove AllSigned or Digitally Sign the Module

                                When running the PowerShell Cmdlets from within the GUI in System Center Configuration Manager it forces a confirm before it allows the Console to run. The problem is simple as the Console is being run with "allsigned" as the executionPolicy but the Module is NOT Digitially signed. Change the launching ExecutionPolicy to Bypass *or* Digitally Sign the Module (either would resolve the issue)

                                3 votes
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                                • Invoke-CMReport with parameter

                                  it would be good if the Invoke-CMReport gives us the option to pass parameters to the report. today it only open the report and that's it, you need to manually. another parameter that could be added would be to automatically export, so you don't actually need to open the report, just export the data

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Transaction support for PowerShell cmdlets

                                    today when using powershell cmdlet the action is performed direct against the server, as example, if you want to create an application, add couple of deployment types and perform other small changes, you end up with lots of revisions (easily, 10). when you have lots of revisions, this start to impact the performance.

                                    it would be nice if we can have the cmdlets transactional, in this case, you create the object and the changes does not apply to the database, you need to "save" the change.

                                    on the application example, you could create the application, create the dt's, changes, etc.…

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                                    • Can we have a Powershell version of the ContentLibraryCleanup tool

                                      the ContentLibraryCleanup tool is great, but can we have a PowerShell version of it to aid with automation of same? thanks !

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                                      • Resultant Client Settings

                                        add a get-CMResultantClientSettings so we can be able to check what the client should have by powershell without need of the console

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                                        • Collection Configure Alerts

                                          Create a powershell to configure the alerts on a specific collection. like adding collection to EP dashboard and configure thresholds

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