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  1. 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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      planned  ·  2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 9 votes
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        2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add query based parameters for script

        It would be nice to have the option to add some query based parameters for script (WQL or SQL). So values for parameters could be dynamic based on a query and scope of the user who trigger the script.

        i.e. We could have hiding deployments (without any notifications to the end users), then the admin user could select application or updates from the list to enforce deployment.

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        • Should support "run as" functionality when executing scripts (Applications, Run Scripts, etc.)

          SCCM PowerShell scripts running in a corporate environment are hobbled due to the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM context. I have multiple cases where I could create an Application that just runs a PowerShell script but the script needs to run as a domain admin to do what it has to. The new Scripts feature also needs run-as functionality for fire & forget type tasks. Including a run-as facility in SCCM would significantly extend the product's flexibility.

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            2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 7 votes
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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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              • 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.

                7 votes
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                • 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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                  • 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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                      • New-CMSoftwareUpdateAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment missing -RequirePostRebootFullScan option.

                        The New-CMSoftwareUpdateAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment command is missing the -RequirePostRebootFullScan option. This should be added similar to the New-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment command.

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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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                            Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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 downloads…

                            7 votes
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                            • 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

                              7 votes
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                              • Powershell - Return TopConsoleUser

                                Get-CMTopConsoleUser -Computer MyPC

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                                • 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.

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                                  • Run Scripts: Should allow for exporting results from Script Status

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

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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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                                      • SMS_ConfigurationItemLatest.ObjectPath property is null

                                        Both the iResultObject from Get-CMConfigurationItem and the SMS_ConfigurationItemLatest object returned from a WMI query have a null value as the objectpath property.

                                        Current workaround is to make recursive queries on SMS_ObjectContainerNode to get the ObjectPath of these objects.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • 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…

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