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  1. suport Azure PaaS for SQL DB

    Support ConfigMgr to be installed on Azure VM IaaS using SQL Paas as DB.

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  2. Define pre-condition script in SCCM infrastructure site servicing windows to verify conditions

    If an update is planned and servicing windows are defined, it would be necessary to check before the update is processed, if all requirements and conditions are fine e.g. all site server online, queues, link state and etc...

    It would be helpful, to be able, to create a custom script in servicing windows and return true or false, to postpone the servicing if something is not running, are wrong. Otherwise the servicing is processed and could bring infrastructure in an worse state.

    44 votes
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  3. Allow install of State Migration Point role on client operating systems like Distribution Points

    It would be convenient if we could use PCs with client Windows OS (eg. Windows 7 or later) as User State Migration Points to backup and restore user data via USMT on remote locations, like we already do with Distribution Points. Given that, more or less this would imply the creation and management of a "simple" network share on the client, it could be relatively easy to implement and at the same time relieve us from the burden of using scripts etc. to configure and use USMT manually in our TSs.

    43 votes
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  4. SCCM CB recovery Options for Hierarchy if a single PS fails

    beginning with SCCM CB (Console servicing model), there are 2 Options if a single PS failed during a hierarchy update (e.g. from SCCM 1702 to 1710) if the CAS is already on a newer version:
    1: Recover the whole hierarchy to a previous version
    2: Setup/Reinstall the failed PS as new Child Site
    Option 1 is, if you have an infrastructure with more then 2 Sites (and CAS), not really an option to consider about. Option 2 forces you to setup all prior installed and configured Site Systems again (DP/Client etc.)

    Possible options for implementation of a single PS “recovery/upgrade”…

    39 votes
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  5. Client Setting For Cloud Distribution Point and Cloud Management Gateway

    Add a Client Setting for specification of Cloud Distribution Point and Cloud Management Gateway. This setting would allow to to select any combination of CDPs or CMGs in your environment to assign to clients.

    By adding this feature you allow for efficient client communication to a customer's CM environment while off network. US clients can communicate with US Azure Regions, Europe clients with Europe Azure Regions, Asia with Asia, etc.

    38 votes
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  6. Support for Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Production Checkpoints for Site System VMs

    It’s not possible to use the new Production Checkpoint Feature of Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V with VMs that are running a Configuration Manager Site System role. The Checkpoint creation fails.
    To enable modern host-based backup like DPM 2016, it is necessary that ConfigMgr. Fully supports this Hyper-V feature.

    37 votes
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  7. Maximum allowed Management Points for a Primary Site.

    We use a multitenant SCCM environment with clients/customers in untrusted forests.
    Because we target users, we also deployed the Management Point role in all untrusted forests.

    At this moment Configmgr only supports up to 15 management points per primary site coming from 10 in the past.

    We would like to see the maximum allowed management points per primary site bumped to a higher level.
    This will give us the ability to stay with a single primary site setup and avoid CAS.

    35 votes
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    Noted  ·  djam responded

    How many would meet your need? 10 more? Or are we talking an order of magnitude?

  8. Speed up SCCM CB servicing Update (for small SCCM CB hotfixes)

    Hi, I don´t know why a small Hotfix, for example the PXE Bug in SCCM CB 1806 (KB4471892), which only change the sccmpxe.exe file, need a complete SCCM CB update cycle.
    We manage 120.000 clients in a SCCM hierarchy (1 CAS / 3 PRI / 15MPs / 6SUPs / 350 DPs / 3 CMGs / 6 CloudDPs /... ). A SCCM CB Update + UpdateRollup is just possible on a update weekend. When we need also a hotfix on top, we run out of time.
    The Update Step "INFO: Executing spDRSRegenerateAllDrsSprocsAndFuncs" takes up to 3 hours on each CAS/Pri Site…

    35 votes
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  9. Decouple site component backup service from database server

    Configuration Manager currently installs binaries and configures the SQL backup site component service on the database server, running under LocalSystem authority. Many environments have separate groups that host and manage the SQL Server enterprise environment, and do not allow for services or additional software to be installed on them, creating unnecessary conflict and drama when SCCM needs to be installed. SQL Server is a networked service, there shouldn't be a reason to install software on the database server running under a privileged account in order to leverage backup routines.

    34 votes
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  10. Include MDT and most current ADK as optional "Features" that can be installed through the Updates and Servicing Node

    I would love to see both MDT and ADK integrated into all new Builds of ConfigMgr as optional Features. This enhancement would give Admins option to enable them if they choose or if they simply want to upgrade to the latest version. This alleviates the need to install MDT separately but more importantly, ends the guess work to determine what ADK is required to deploy the latest version of Windows. This enhancement will also provide a central repository for MDT and ADK by leveraging the Updates and Servicing node within the Admin Console.

    31 votes
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  11. Support for ReFS

    Microsoft is doubling down on ReFS. It was introduced back in Server 2012 and is now the go to File Systems for all things storage. Currently, you can only install CM on a NTFS partition, as it is blocked during the install. I would also like to see support for ReFS with Distribution Points. This would allow customers to use features like Storage Spaces Direct if they have very large sets of data for content, or need to share storage.

    31 votes
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  12. Support for SQL always-on multi-subnet failover

    Recently, we tried to deploy SCCM DR solution using SQL AlwaysOn in different Geo locations (multi-subnet), however setup was failing. The Microsoft documentation was not clear for enough. After talking directly with the Microsoft engineer, he confirmed that SQL AlwaysOn in multi-subnet environment is not supported with SCCM (v1802 at that time). Considering this, it’s pretty useless to have SQL AlwaysOn on the same subnet as main purpose of having a cluster is to design a solution for a DR situation.

    Can you please confirm if Microsoft is working on AlwaysOn with multi-subnet/multi-site support for SCCM? When this feature will…

    28 votes
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  13. KMS over CMG

    This is a whacky idea, but how cool would it be if we could use the CMG to handle KMS requests from clients? It would allow devices that are never on site to receive product licenses through the management channel that we're already using.

    28 votes
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  14. Synchronize additional tables with the Data Warehouse Service point

    In the 1612 technical preview, the Data Warehouse Service point was introduced, and at that time it included the ability to specify additional tables for synchronization. This capability is outlined in the release notes (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1612).

    The latest release of ConfigMgr (1710 as of this posting) does not include this capability.

    Re-introducing this capability would expand the use cases for the Data Warehouse Service point. Many customers have custom hardware inventory classes that are not included by default with the existing feature. There are also native tables, such as task sequence execution status, that would be helpful for trend…

    27 votes
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  15. Make deletion age configuration in "Delete Aged Status Messages" Site Maintenance task

    The "Delete Aged Status Messages" site maintenance task does not allow you to configure an age at which the messages will be deled. This would be helpful for audit purposes.

    26 votes
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  16. Add preflight checks and improve documentation for the “Modify SQL Server configuration” option

    1.) When running the SCCM Setup Wizard and choosing “Modify SQL Server configuration” there does not appear to be an adequate preflight check to ensure Config Manager is running with full administrative rights to A) operating systems, B) SQL instances and C) Config Manager itself. These permissions are (obviously) critical to a SQL configuration change. In enterprise environments, setup.exe should be reaching out to check rights to all the things it needs to modify (file system, registry, certificates, etc.) before it executes the changes. Partial modification of the configuration has catastrophic results.

    2.) Execution of the SQL configuration change does…

    23 votes
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  17. Put SCCM program updates back into WSUS/SUP

    The way updates to SCCM is done now with version 1511 is a nightmare. Put it back into the WSUS/SUP like it was before as an option instead of forcing people to use the new way. The new method violates many security protocols for many organizations. We can't even get branch 1602 to download, not automated nor with the connection tool.

    23 votes
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  18. Azure Stack Support

    As MEMCM supports a number of virtualized environment namely Hyper-V, it would be ideal if support is extended to Azure Stack Infrastructure.

    23 votes
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  19. Cloud Management: Replacing accidentally deleted Client App

    We recently had a scenario where someone at customer end deleted the Client/Native App from Azure AD stopping Azure AD Token Authentication from working. Clients were not on VPN and no PKI Certificates for Authentication.
    It seems like there is an unsupported way to manually edit SQL DB to re-import a new Client App, but it would be nice to have a supported option with so much CMG adoption lately and the dependency it creates for remote management.

    23 votes
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  20. AD Group Discovery

    It would very helpful if AD Group Discovery had the capability to bring in attributes for the group, just like AD User Discovery has this capability. example ManagedBy attribute. When writing SSRS reports this would be very helpful.

    22 votes
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