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  1. Disconnected Secondary Site

    This would allow a Secondary Site to operate disconnected from the hierarchy for a set amount of time. During this disconnected state the Primary above it would not try to reach out to the Secondary (and vice versa) but would wait (similar to a prestage DP) for the interval specified before trying. Also the Secondary while disconnected would process its client information similar to a Primary and optimize the replication data so that when the connection was re-established there wouldn't be a huge backlog. This would allow hierarchies with devices that have limited or no connectivity for extended periods atā€¦

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  2. 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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  3. migrate administrative users and associated objects

    if you have over 50 administrative users in the old sccm 2012 environment, it is quite time consuming to have to reimport all those groups, link them to the role (thank god you can import/export those) and collections again.
    please find a way to automate even if it envolves scripting!
    not all of us are working with the 'full administrator' role...

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  4. Option to put SCOM Agent into maintenance mode when DP is put into maintenance from ConfigMgr

    It would be nice to have a checkbox like we have for deployments to pause SCOM agent on DPs when setting them to maintenance mode.

    Technically, all DP configurations are done by DistMgr, so it should be possible to update it with re-used code from the client functionality.

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  5. Selective restore from SCCM Backup

    I want the option to restore from a backup on a per object (collection, package, application, task sequence, driver package, etc.) basis. I want to be able to do this without doing a full restore of the entire site. For instance, 190 packages were deleted. Admin finds out 1 day later. Many changes were made. Doing a full restore is not an option. How can i restore from backup the 190 packages only that were deleted.

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  6. Make TESTDBUPGRADE be able run locally before site server upgrade

    Please make TESTDBUPGRADE be able run locally before site server upgrade. In customer enviroments it is just too complicated to arrange separate SQL box with exact same version just to test the db.

    I tried to shutdown all SMS components and deattach another databases, but I still get: Error; Cannot run TESTDBUPGRADE on a SQL instance which host an active site Database.

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  7. Support disjointed namespace in SCCM updates.

    It is supported during fresh installations but not for updates. Please either thoroughly update documentation regarding this or fix the updates.

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  8. 11 votes
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  9. Backup and Restore with snapshot technology

    With SCCM 2012 it is not supported by Microsoft to use the snapshot technology to backup and restore the SCCM servers.
    This functionality is important to run an easy and fast backup before you install an update on the SCCM server.
    In addition some backup tools like SIMPANA use the snapshot technology in general to backup and restore virtual servers.

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  10. MBAM integration: Support non-HTTPS infrastructures

    At present time (MECM 2002) integrated MBAM support is only available for infrastructures in HTTPS mode (a.k.a. Native Mode).
    Since most of the customers most likely operate their SCCM/MECM in HTTP mode, we request the support of integrated MBAM in HTTP mode (a.k.a. Mixed Mode)

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  11. Maintain Default Client Settings after upgrading SCCM

    After upgrading from 1706 to 1710 I noticed that the changes that I had done to the Default Client Settings Hardware Inventory Classes were reverted. I de-selected a few classes to decrease the size of the MIF-files as we had problems with them getting too big and after the upgrade the checkboxes for those classes was again checked meaning I had to redo what I had done pre-upgrade.

    Maybe an option during the upgrade wizard to maintain the current settings for Default Client settings.

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  12. Make it easier to use HTTPS DP as a pull DP source

    It should be much easier to use HTTPS DP as a pull DP source. Now you need to have a special script to define HTTPS DP as source (= complicated) and pull DP needs to have a ConfigMgr client (= licensing issue). I see increasing number of customers who want to use HTTPS in all their internal IIS servers, including ConfigMgr.

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  13. FQDN everywhere

    Please stop using NetBIOS names, let's use FQDN everywhere - assets, reports, queries, deployments etc. It is a true challenge to use SCCM with dozens domains of customers :)

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  14. Add Better Indexing to ARP and Installed Software tables in SQL

    Currently there are very few functional indexes on the ARP table in SQL for sccm. The table only leverages indexing on MachineID (ResourceID) and ProdID00 (GUID for software). This can make reporting on software very resource intensive and collection membership intensive if you want to use other fields that are easier to identify such as DisplayName00.

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  15. raise base .NET Framwork of CM from 4.0 to 4.6.x

    currently all file system operations only accept filepaths with maximum length of 256 chars which is related to the used .NET Framework within CM.
    Starting with .NET 4.6 this limitation is now raised to 32.767 chars which is very usueful if you for eample manage driver and driver packs, applications and so on per script and file systems within a domain network. (Servernames FQDN could be longer than 8 chars in our case at minumum 30 chars)

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  16. Ability to upgrade multiple CM07 secondaries to CM12 distribution points

    CM12 is able to migrate only one secondary at a time.

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  17. Change SUP synchronization message to secondary site SUP's to either be high priority or not use file based replication

    If you have secondary site SUP's they are told to synchronize by the primary site by file based replication (sender sends a file to the secondary site telling it to sync).

    This can be a problem if your secondary site(s) are operating under bandwidth controls, for example if you set to only allow high priority data to be sent during the working day to conserve bandwidth.

    If the primary SUP synchronizes but the sender is unable to drop the required file to the secondary site, then what happens is all clients in the secondary site will try and switch theirā€¦

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  18. Allow Preferred MPs with IBCM and CMG

    Not sure which category to put this in BUT I've come across a requirement to have both IBCM and CMG in place, at least temporarily anyway. It would be very helpful if we could use some kind of MP affinity or preferred MP between the IBCM MP and the CMG MP. Obviously the boundaries are ignored as this is internet based. A reg key change (or something even better) would suffice.

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  19. Make internal SCCM Backup task mor flexible

    Currently the SCCM backup task is interacting with the database directly creating a full backup every time. When using other backup products (as TSM) the use of SCCM backup and a full set of files is simply not possible since we increment the backup counter. TSM differential backups will not work until a new full backup has been run.
    The ask is to either enable flexibility to be able to use different SQL backup mechanism apart from SCCM internal or to be able to run the backup task without triggering a SQL Backup.

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  20. Expand Secondary Site Re-Assign Distribution Point to Migrate DP co-located on Secondary Site

    See https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/9197001-ability-to-move-distribution-point-from-one-second

    Currently, if the DP is co-located on a secondary site server, you are unable to move or re-assign the DP to a new site. Expand this capability to have the ability to move or migrate the DP to another site, specifically a primary site in this scenario.

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