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  1. 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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  2. Save-CMSoftwareUpdate - Add parameter to specify download source path (UNC\Network)

    When using this cmdlet to download updates from an update group into an update package, where is the download source and is it possible to specify a custom location?

    For example, if I wanted to specify my download source as a WSUS content folder on another server I could I do something like this.
    Save-CMSoftwareUpdate -SoftwareUpdateGroupName $mySUG -DeploymentPackageName $mySUPkg -SoftwareUpdateLanguage "English" -DownloadLocation "\\myWsusServer\wsuscontent"

    This would be helpful in the following scenario, let's say we have a stand-alone primary that cannot be connected to the internet due to a business requirement, but has access to an upstream WSUS server that downloadsā€¦

    7 votes
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  3. 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 Serverā€¦

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  4. 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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  5. CM Pivot - have autostart use the SMS_Autostartsoftware wmi class

    CM pivot appears to just list the registry autostart locations.
    Please use the SMS_autostartsoftwarewmiclass.

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  6. 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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  7. PowerShell Cmdlet to display the required software updates for a device

    I would like to have a cmdlet to display all required updates for a device, or all devices. I have made a SQL query to do this, so I know it's possible. The query is based on the "Software Updates - A Compliance" reports, but only lists required updates, not installed. This is very useful for finding any missed updates that may be important or critical.

    13 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Server groups (cluster patching) - Powershell cmdlets

    Please add cmdlets, to be able to configure and maintain server groups.

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  10. 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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  11. Run Scripts: Should allow for exporting results from Script Status

    Run Script: export the results from Script Status to Excel file

    8 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Powershell: get-cmcollection not returning ObjectPath

    The PowerShell cmdlets Get-CMCollection and Get-CMDeviceCollection/Get-CMUserCollection) returns an empty value for "ObjectPath".

    This is missing in both 1710 and latest TP (currenty 1801).

    This works as expected and ObjectPath = "/":
    Get-WmiObject -namespace "root\sms\site_$siteCode" -query "select * from SMS_Collection where CollectionID = 'SMS00001'"

    This returns null/empty ObjectPath:
    Get-CMCollection -Id SMS00001

    /Matt

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  15. 15 votes
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  16. Powershell - Return TopConsoleUser

    Get-CMTopConsoleUser -Computer MyPC

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  17. Run Scripts: Add Deploy in the Scripts section in the software library

    Would love to see the ability to right click on a Script in the software library and be able to select Deploy.

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  18. Run Scripts feature should support other scripting types (VBScript, Perl, etc)

    It would be awesome if more languages were supported for real-time Script deployment in addition to PowerShell. Maybe VBscript, Perl or Javascript, etc.

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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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