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  1. PowerShell CmdLets: Improvement for Software Update Maintenance

    Paging Adam Meltzer.
    I’ve spent the last couple of weeks writing a PowerShell script to provide end-to-end maintenance of software updates. My goal was to use the CM cmdlets as much as possible. While I think I have everything working the experience leads me to make the suggestions below. In all honestly; maybe I’m just doing it wrong and there is a way to do the things I couldn’t figure out.
    The documentation for Get-CMSoftwareUpdateDeploymentPackage says that it returns a CMSoftwareUpdateDeploymentPackage object but it’s actually returning WqlResultObjectBase. Maybe I’m just supposed to cast it but I failed trying.

    I could…

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  2. MVP - DCR wanted for server groups

    My customer has +_ 600 maintenance windows using the server grouping feature .

    Feature Request Nr1 : They use the node drain / node resume feature with PowerShell. They are still modifying and changing the script almost every week . That script is used for those 600 collections :

    a) a central repository/place to enter the script details and be able to reuse that for each server group collection like for power management custom templates .
    b) If they make a change in the “central” PowerShell repository , it keeps history ( Like application revisions ) and replaces that automatically…

    1 vote
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  3. 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.

    4 votes
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  4. Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment missing SoftDeadlineEnabled parameter

    Expose -SoftDeadlineEnable to Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment -SoftDeadlineEnabled

    Its on Get-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment not Set.

    7 votes
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  5. 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.

    7 votes
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  6. Create application from Licence for Store Apps

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

    6 votes
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  7. Update CM cmdlet documentation and downloadable help file

    Running update-help pulls down a help file to an older version of the cmdlets. For instance, do a clean install of the console and cmdlets.

    Type:

    Get-Help Add-CMApplicationCatalogWebsitePoint

    On a machine that has not had the help file updated, you will see 6 parameter sets under Syntax. Run update-help and then try again. You will now see 2 parameter sets under Syntax. In addition, there is no detailed information for the new cmdlets added.

    13 votes
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  8. 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.

    143 votes
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  9. 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.…

    9 votes
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  10. 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.

    22 votes
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  11. Save-CMSoftwareUpdate has no option to select the download source

    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.

    7 votes
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  12. Provide cmdlet to get deployment status summarization statistics

    Need a cmdlet to gather/run a deployment status summarization. Providing the deployment statistics with a list of each device and its current state.

    In this way I could automate against which systems are currently in error/unknown. There is no simple way to do this outside of the GUI, and I may have dozens of deployments to verify against.

    I've seen some possibilities using SQL queries to join 3-4 tables together to pull this off, but it lacks message state value translations. The data coming back doesn't have meaning.

    Its simple... I need to get a list of devices that are…

    4 votes
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  13. Run Script: Ability to pass collection variables

    I want to run a powershell script with the new Run Script, with the ability to see the collection id, collection variables, collection members that script is being ran against. The script runs on the local system as SYSTEM so it can't reach back to SCCM to obtain this information. I know you can add credentials to allow this, but a simple GET-CMRunScriptCollectionName or GET-CMRunScriptCollectionVariables would be nice.

    3 votes
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  14. 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…

    11 votes
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  15. Powershell script Collection

    After running a script on a collection or set of machines have the ability to automatically create a collection on machines that failed the script or machines that could not be connected to. So that after the machine is online the script can be run against it.

    1 vote
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  16. Powershell 6.x support everywhere in SCCM

    Explicitly being able to select the option of using PowerShell 6.x in scripts/compliance rules/task sequences would be a good future thinking feature to adopt as soon as possible.

    Ideally a version option built in to SCCM like that for x32/64 OS, but for PS 5.1/6.x would make this interesting.

    2 votes
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  17. MVP-Set-CMClientSettingSoftwareUpdate

    add option to manage express updates via Set-CMClientSettingSoftwareUpdate (Enable/Disable and Port used)

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  18. MVP- Set-CMClientPushInstallation NTLM

    the Set-CMClientPushInstallation should have an option to set the Allow connection fallback to ntlm

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  19. MVP-Powershell client settings for software center

    add a new Set-CMClientSetting to customise software center. today the only way is to use the props SettingsXml for SMSSCIClientComp (SoftwareCenter) WMI and create a xml to configure it.

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  20. 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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