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  1. 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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      9 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.

    • ConfigurationManager PowerShell module should register itself as an Env Variable

      Today, when you install the CM Console, the PowerShell module will be placed under the %CMInstallDirectory%\AdminConsole\Bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1

      This makes sense given where the user is choosing to install the console, and that's fine. But placing it here off the beaten path means that it is not importable using PowerShell's module autodiscovery features. For instance, if a module is found in any of the standard user or system paths (or registered under the $ENV:PsModulePath) the user can easily import the module without having to specify the full path, a big user quality of life win. This is the way that SQL Server…

      82 votes
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      • Run Scripts: Ability to Edit Scripts

        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.

        75 votes
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        • Improve and speed up adding or removal processes of direct members to collections, optimize handling in backend

          We need a quick way to quickly populate or empty collections. Targets should be imported as rules without triggering other processes in the background (eval/re-built). The same also applies to removal rules.

          Please implement something like an cmdlet “Add-CollectionMemberRules” / “Remove-CollectionMemberRules” with fast adding rules method, without delays, without rebuilding the complete collection sets in the background. The cmdlet should support especially adding rules like "DirectMembers".

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          This will help to control and steer application (ramp-up / ramp-down) rollouts, depending on device target lists, created by internal IT or delivered by business partner. The lists could based on different information…

          63 votes
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          • Run Scripts: Need ability to schedule execution

            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.

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            • Powershell cmdlet for adding global conditions as requirements

              We are using PowerShell as a frontend for creating applications. As default we create multiple deployment type, each of them intented to run in certain environemts. These environemts are defined in some custom global conditions.

              When creating the deployment type we can very easily identify which global contitions shold be set as requirement. But we miss a Powershell cmdlet to automize this task. Instead we rely on the application creator to remember to add these conditions.

              So far I have found a PS-script that can add one of the build-in conditions, but it fails when trying to add a custom…

              32 votes
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              • 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!

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                • 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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                  • Save-CMSoftwareUpdate error RPC server unavailable when connecting under a different account

                    My idea is to have the scenario described below supported.

                    When running Save-CMSoftwareUpdate command on a CMSite-PSDrive that connects to a ConfigMgr site in a different domain (used Get-Credential to pass credentials in New-PSDrive call) than the user account the PowerShell window is running as, I get error 'The RPC server is unavailable'.

                    I can successfully change location to the PS drive, and run other ConfigMgr PS cmdlets.

                    Commands:
                    New-PSDrive -Name <sitecode> -PSProvider 'CMSite' -Root <siteserverFQDN> -Credential (Get-Credential)
                    Set-Location <sitecode>:
                    Save-CMSoftwareUpdate -SoftwareUpdateName <name> -DeploymentPackageName <name> -Verbose

                    Verbose output from Save-CMSoftwareUpdate call:

                    VERBOSE: Start: Execution of WQL query: Select * from…

                    12 votes
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                    • Allow "uninstall content settings" to be modified using PowerShell

                      Monthly updating of applications like FlashPlayer, Java, Chrome, Reader DC, Office 365 Client, etc. are repetitive and tedious, so I like to automate monthly applications updates as much as possible. When creating a new application using powershell, I cannot set the "Uninstall content setting" located under the Deployment Type and the Content tab. This allows me to save on downloading large sets of files to uninstall when either an "MSIEXEC /X {GUID}" handles it with no files required, or something like Office 365 Client where 1.5 GB is needed to install, but only 5MB or so to uninstall.

                      The command…

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                      • Run Scripts: Need folder support for feature

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

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                        • Run Scripts: Need cmdlets to support feature

                          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"

                          9 votes
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                          • 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.

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                              • Run Scripts: Need improved monitoring and reporting on script execution

                                Allow filtering on Monitoring - Scripts. Filter by time and date, collection, and script name.

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                                • Run Scripts: Actions for Power Shell scripts in SCCM console.

                                  We would glad to use opportunity for clearing "Script Status", re-run expired scripts and modify scripts without deleting them. We need to ran Scripts several times, and want to clear not needed statuses.

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                                  • Create application from Licence for Store Apps

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

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                                    • Run Scripts: Do not preserve parameters when scripts are re-run, and log parameter usage in Monitoring

                                      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.

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                                      • Incorrect Icon Size When Using New-CMApplication and Set-CMApplication

                                        When using New-CMApplication or Set-CMApplication with the IconLocationFile parameter and an icon at least 128x128 in size, the application is created with a very small icon. I am not certain if smaller icons are effected.

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                                        • 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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