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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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 areā€¦

    4 votes
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  4. 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.

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  5. 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 commandā€¦

    11 votes
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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Add the ability to add and edit Install Behavior for Application Deployment types with PowerShell cmdlets

    Add the ability to add and edit Install Behavior for Application Deployment types with PowerShell cmdlets

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  9. MVP-Set-CMClientSettingSoftwareUpdate

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

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  10. MVP- Set-CMClientPushInstallation NTLM

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

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  11. 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 SMS_SCI_ClientComp (SoftwareCenter) WMI and create a xml to configure it.

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  12. Run Scripts: Ability to run unapproved scripts on a test collection

    The "run script" feature is fantastic, but somewhat clunky when multiple lower level admins are adding scripts, as they can't be tested before approval.

    It would be great if we could designate a "development" collection for running scripts that have not been approved yet.

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  13. 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 * fromā€¦

    12 votes
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  14. New-CMAppliccationDeployment available updatesupersedence deadlinedatetime SCCM 1802

    Please enable the deadlinedatetime parameter in the CMDLet for available Packages, so that we can autoupdate available software again without needing the user to take Action.

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  15. Run Scripts: Prevent Script feature from sending all (i.e. optional) parameters

    What I've noticed when using the new "Scripts" feature is that SCCM runs scripts with a very specific command format/syntax when calling a PowerShell script. Part of that is explicitly specifying every individual script parameter, regardless of whether it is mandatory.

    I suppose that normally, this shouldn't be a problem, but besides being unnecessary and against the spirit of optional parameters, I've also been running into what I assume is a bug, where SCCM fails to properly pass all parameters. There seems to be a parameter limit, or more likely, a character limit to the command line SCCM runs onā€¦

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  16. Run Scripts: Allow parameters to be marked as passwords so it's hidden when entering

    Run Scripts: Allow parameters to be marked as passwords, so scripts can be executed by passing on passwords but the password isn't displayed while being typed.

    Real life example: Using PowerShell scripts to run Deep Freeze tasks such as freezing or thawing computer. The Deep Freeze command line tool requires entering the passwords to be able to execute the commands.

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  17. Predeclare devices with powershell

    It's could be great to add a powershell cmdlet to import devices, like Import-predeclaredDeivces -Type Android -EMEI 000000 -Description "User A"
    Or by importing a CSV :
    Import-predeclaredDeivces -Csv c:\import.csv

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  18. Run Scripts: Option to be integrated with Application / Packages deployment

    Running Script : option to be integrated with Application / Packages deployment. On going into deployment type or in package program we should have option to use approved scripts from console.

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  19. 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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  20. Include verbose information with import-cmpackage cmdlet

    The Import-CMPackage cmdlet does not provide much in the way of verbose output with the -verbose flag. This would be useful to identify what the cmdlet is performing in the background to determine if package already exists with the same name or not.

    Steps attempted:
    $Global:VerbosePreference = "Continue"
    $Global:DebugPreference = "Continue"
    $Global:CMPSDebugLogging = $true

    import-cmpackage -ImportFilePath "\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -Verbose

    Output: Verbose: Performing the operation "Import" on target "Package: ".

    Trace-Command -Name metadata,parameterbinding,cmdlet -Expression {Import-CMPackage -ImportFilePath "\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -WhatIf} -PSHost
    DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND NAMED cmd line args [Import-CMPackage]
    DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND arg [\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip] to parameter [ImportFilePath]
    DEBUG:ā€¦

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