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  1. Add Azure File Storage support for Remote Content Library

    For Site Server high availability, it is recommended to host Content Library and Package source on a remote location. Please add the support for using Azure Files (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/storage/files/).

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  2. Add custom Tables in Datawarehouse sync process

    Would be great if customers can add (through UI) other tables in datawarehouse synchronization process. So that they can consume data from datawarehouse DataBase.

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  3. Database design

    There are lots of duplicate views (vcollection, Vcollections) that stores almost the same information. To review and remove those duplicates would ease the use of the database.

    Use unique identifiers - in rare cases the resourceid is called itemkey. Or the product code shows up sometimes as Software Code. A unified naming convention would be very appreciated.

    Devide information for CI deployments/compliancy, those for applications, Security Upates, Deployment Types and whatnots. Having all stored to one table/view CI_ConfigurationItems is very confusing and very difficult to retrieve.

    Outdated versions/revisions (apps, CIs) not in use should be removed also onā€¦

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  4. Updates & Servicing - Features

    the Features under Updates & Servicing should have a detailed information pane, the description is too big and it should be good if a link to the documentation is also added to the list. also, option to turn off a feature if it was once enabled

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  5. subnets

    When syncing the IP address range during Discovery, could you also check that the Description in Sites and Services has or has not changed? At least the description isn't in sync for me.

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  6. Update (CUs) behavoiur on Reports (Report Re-Creation)

    All MS reports are recreated/overwritten during an update, no matter whether something has changed or not. The update logic checks whether the report has been modified, if so, an ā€˜OLDā€™ version will be created to prevent that individual changes on the default reports will get overwritten. A manual clean-up is necessary afterwards, but mostly nothing has changed anyway within the updated report --> only reports that have changed should be recreated/updated to ease checks on whether modifications are needed.

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  7. Replace the HTA Installer

    Replace the HTA installer with something like EXE or MSI

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  8. Ability to add a Management Point Role to a DP hanging off of a Secondary Site

    With the addition of allowing clients to prefer using a management point specified in a boundary group in R2 SP1 (or SP2), it would be a value add to be able to add the management point role to a site server that is a distribution point hanging off of a secondary site.

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  9. Migration: View only objects that have not been migrated

    When running the migration wizard to migrate SCCM 2012 to SCCM CB (1710) I would like there to be an option in the 'select objects to migrate screen' to 'show only non-migrated objects' so you can easily find objects which have not been migrated yet.

    This is useful to find objects that may have failed a previous migration and you want to re-run them.

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  10. In-console update - add reporting step for updating boot images

    When you run the in-console updates the boot images are updated but the step is not reported which happens after "Start WMI". Problem is you get a delay of 10-15 minutes before the next step. If you are monitoring the cmupdate.log file you can see the activity but no where else.

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  11. Add Fast Ring option to Console Options

    Instead of using the EnableUpdateRing.ps1 powershell script, why not add that feature into the console like it has been done with Windows 10 in the Settings applet.

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  12. Allow more than 1 passive in a primary site

    Allow more than 1 passive in a primary site

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  13. Component status should be more stateful (status should automatically clear once an issue has resolved itself)

    I often repeat the following actions:


    • Verify Component Status (Monitoring - System Status - Component Status)

    • Open any Component with Status Warning or Error.

    • Verify the Warning or Error is Solved

    • Reset All Counts for this Component.

    A Typical example: Restart the Site Server.
    All Management Points complain that the Site Server is unavailable.
    But in they also report the System is Online again.

    MP File Dispatch Manager running on the management point "mp.company.com" cannot connect to site server "SiteServer.company.com". The operating system reported error 53: The network path was not found.

    Component Status Summarizer detected that the availability ofā€¦

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  14. Automatically Open Firewall Ports on Server Install

    Installation of SCCM and roles on site servers should enable any needed firewall ports. Recently had some SQL issues when migrating to a new SQL server that turned out to be related to the broker service port not being open. Application installs should open these ports automatically not force us to have to hunt down in obscure documentation what ports to open.

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  15. In updates and servicing allow for redownload update when something goes wrong an update

    We are unable to redownload an update under updates and servicing. Sometimes an update has a problem when downloading and it gets greyed out.
    There is no easy way to redownload the update and we are stuck with an update that cannot be applied anymore

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  16. Make SCCM Database Page Compression Check Enabled Part of Pre-req check

    Just upgraded from 1910 to 2002 and the upgrade failed and had to open a support case. Bottom line our SQL DBA made unauthorized changes to SCCM database and enabled PAGE compression on 370 tables in the SCCM database.

    Please add to the pre-req check the running of this SQL query if any tables are set to PAGE data compression fail the pre-req.

    SQL to Check: SELECT t.name AS tablename,

       i.name AS indexname,
    
    p.data_compression_desc

    FROM sys.tables AS t
    INNER JOIN sys.indexes AS i

     ON t.object_id = i.object_id
    

    INNER JOIN sys.partitions AS p

     ON i.object_id = p.object_id
    
    AND i.index_id = p.index_id
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  17. Allow non AD integrated SMTP servers for alert meail notification

    When configuring authenticated SMTP only AD style credential (domain\username) are supported.

    This prevent thar organizations with smtp server that authetictes against other than AD identity providers can be used.

    It would be desirable to allow the use of arbitrary authenticated SMTP server.

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  18. Hierarchy update status for site systems

    Please add an update status for the site systems when upgrading to a new CB.
    It is required to have an update status for the entire hierarchy, not only the site server as it is today.

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