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  1. Service connection tool should validate the downloaded content.

    When Service Connection Point is offline (No internet) and you need to use the ServiceConnectionTool.exe this process should be as solid as possible.
    Had a case where the 1902 update where downloaded and imported to the SCCM 1810. Everything looked good. Installation started and went all the way to Install File step. Installation failed since the initial import did not include all prereq files in the redist -folder.

    This could have been avoided if there would be some kind of content validation e.g. after the download or during the import or during the pre-req check.

    There are different "manifest..xml" filesā€¦

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  2. SCCM Maintenance mode

    SCCM would benefit to have a setting to put the SCCM infrastructure into a "maintenance mode" to avoid needless errors being reported.

    For example, when OS patching of Infrastructure servers occurs, we get errors such as (among others):

    Message ID 515 - Could not connect to registry hive HKEYLOCALMACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SMS on computer XXXX

    Message ID 1037 - Site Component Manager could not access site system "\xxxxxx"

    Message ID 600 - Failed to get a SQL Server connection. Either the SQL Server is not running, or all connections have been used.

    etc.

    I would like to see an time likeā€¦

    20 votes
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  3. support reporting services in an always on configuration

    Support SSRS with a DB that is in an Always on AG

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  4. Removes the Inboxes engine and replace by a web service

    Re building this inner process would improve the general performances and ensure SCCM long term use against new rival softwares.

    19 votes
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  5. Enable Migration of Client Settings

    I've been migrating our SCCM 1606 infrastructure across servers, and while it's been fairly smooth sailing so far, I just discovered that I'm not offered the option to migrate my (10-12) custom Client Settings.

    The official documentation on this - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/migration/determine-whether-to-migrate-data#Cannot_migrate - doesn't list Client Settings that can or cannot be migrated. Am I missing something, or was it just forgotten about in the design of the migration wizard?

    Thanks!

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  6. Preserve status of Extraction Views on Upgrade

    In our environment, we have a connector set up to bring SCCM data into and System Center Service Manager (SCSM). This requires having SCCM's Extraction Views enabled as described here
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2874780/the-service-manager-connector-to-configuration-manager-does-not-transf
    and
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh949655.aspx

    It appears this is not preserved during SCCM upgrades and has caused problems with SCSM not accurately retrieving certain inventory data from SCCM.

    SCCM Current Branch upgrades should check the status of the Extraction Views, and preserve that status across upgrades. Currently, we have to run the spExtEnableDeleteDetection stored procedure described in the article following an SCCM upgrade to re-enable these views.

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  7. Option to change SCCM client communication with cloud distribution point to use only one fixed IP

    The cloud distribution point Azure service gives the SCCM Client a list of Azure Blob Storage URLs to the content files of a package or application.
    The client will then download via BITS directly from Blob Storage instead of downloading from the Cloud Distribution Point URL.
    For many customers this is a problem because they have to open client firewalls for the hole Azure Datacenter IP Ranges or for the hole internet for the svchost which hosts the BITS service.

    It would be great to have an option to switch the download behavior between two mode:
    First Mode: The cloudā€¦

    19 votes
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  8. SCCM software should cater for hostname change and OS Upgrade

    SCCM is a software deployment tools. It should support at least on hostname change or OS Upgrade.

    Ultimately, the software is a design for Enterprise usage.
    To redo entire setup just not feasible for a server hostname change.

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  9. Manage Deployment of Console Updates

    I would be good if applying an update to Configuration Manager also either:
    - initiated the creation of an application/collection/deployment to upgrade administrator consoles, or
    - provided the ability for the console to update itself by kicking off a background service to install the update for non-administrator users.

    It's great that the console now notifies the user when it's out of date, but the process of applying these updates really needs to be streamlined. Something similar to automatic client upgrade would be amazing.

    17 votes
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  10. Compress Status Messages on Remote MP instead of using MP Replica

    I run a single Primary Site Server supporting 26K clients. I also have two Regional MP's (Not MP Replicas).

    The stat.box and statemsg.box files regularly fill up with over 20K+ files (supporting only a few thousand clients each) and it takes nearly 10 hours for the MP to send all those files (one by one) to the Site Server over the WAN.

    The bandwidth utilization is minimal (stat.box with 27K files is only about 7MB in size) however sending that many individual files over the WAN is extremely inefficient.

    Compressing these files into a single zip/cab/etc. before sending to theā€¦

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  11. splunk integration with sccm database information

    I'd like to have a Splunk agent so I can build easy queries against my database, so I can realtime monitor my compliancy, deployment progress etc...

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  12. suport Group Managed Service Account gMSA same as in SC 2019 products

    gMSA is more secure and all customers request for it, System Center 2019 now support gMSA except Configuration Manager.

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  13. Multiple Primary Site Servers for Migration of Host Operating System

    Have the ability to add a second Primary Site Server to an environment running as a standalone site to allow migration from an older Operating System to the latest version e.g. Migrate your 2012 R2 SCCM server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 by adding a second primary site server, and allowing settings, data etc. to synchronise. Then retire the old 2008 R2 server.

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  14. IBCM - MP and SQL Configuration setup. Each and every time MS released a new version of update we need to delete the replication for the cur

    IBCM - MP and SQL Configuration setup.

    Each and every time MS released a new version of update we need to delete the replication for the current running one (Either its in DMZ or Local server for IBCM) and update the server with new Current Branch. Its a hectic task to create the setup again and test the IBCM functionality. Need some permanent solution for this in the setup folder itself

    16 votes
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  15. Distribution point configuration status - reset alerts

    When looking at the status of my DPs in Distribution point configuration status there is a yellow alert that won't go away due to some error that occurred during dp migration, there is no package ID associated with it so I am unable to use any sql tricks or tools to make it go away. I suggest making an option via gui to "clear alerts" like I can do via Site status. please add this feature

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  16. Add additional information on CMG Monitoring

    The CMG dashboard needs to be developed further to see which clients are using it and what content they have downloaded. In addition, we should be able to see how much we are being charged for this to enable us make a decision on whether we add additional content or prevent further download of content already in the CMG

    Dashboard is a screenshot, not enough and shouldn't be considered 'Monitoring'. I know this is a new concept but i believe as this becomes more widely used, there will be a greater demand for this

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  17. Provide support Configuration Manager(CM) with Azure AD DS

    Provide support Configuration Manager(CM) with Azure AD DS, which is no require patch management than AD in Azure IaaS. This simplifies our cloud operations. As described on following site, the managed domain of Azure AD DS is listed as compatible with Windows Server Active Directory.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory-domain-services/join-windows-vm

    15 votes
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  18. Expand use rights associated with the SQL technology provided with System Center Configuration Manager

    As noted in the licensing FAQ (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/product-and-licensing-faq) and more specifically in the comments (https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/SCCMdocs/issues/464) the SQL Server license included with ConfigMgr does not allow hosting databases for solutions commonly integrated with ConfigMgr.

    This is a request to include rights to use relevant Microsoft / 1st party products (MDT, MBAM, PowerBI integrated with ConfigMgr) and 3rd party solutions which have the exclusive purpose of maintaining a healthy ConfigMgr environment (CMMonitor / Ola Hallagren's SQL Server Maintenance Solution, Anders Rodland's ConfigMgr Client Health solution, etc.) in the SQL usage rights that are included with ConfigMgr.

    Microsoft solutions whichā€¦

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  19. better admin experience for troubleshooting site replication

    @JasonSandys: "When it works, it works fine. When it breaks, God help you cause no one else can."

    Add your comments on how we can make this better.

    14 votes
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  20. Implement ability to target and control remote DP upgrade process

    Current: If a site is upgraded to CM vNext (1603), all the remote site systems get upgraded automatically with no control

    Ask: Implement functionality to target and control remote site system upgrade process. This could be done via collections or DP groups

    Reason: It's too high risk with environments that have thousands of distribution points (pull DPs)

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