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  1. prerequisite

    If prerequisite checker fails with a warning there should be an option to continue with the upgrade anyway.

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  2. Site Servicing status - monitoring node extension

    Now as some customers donā€™t trust Microsoft that hard to send telemetry data , many valid questions at customers came up . Currently at my knowledge ( correct me if I am wrong ) , there is no status at the 1511 console thru the monitoring pane that says when :


    •    The service Connection point is connected and up and running with what privacy mode (display mode only)ā€¦
      

    •    The Service Connection point is healthy and when it did itā€™s last sync . They want an additional node like the software update sync status to see when it synced correctly with
      ā€¦
    2 votes
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  3. Duplicated entry "AND AND" text for Status Filter Rules - Write audit messages

    Please fix the text for Status Filter Rules on Write audit messsages to the site database AND AND specify...

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  4. Display site system roles installed on boundary group references/resources

    The introduction of preferred management points in SP2/R2 SP1 is GREAT! But I'd like to see the following added to the console to improve usability.

    When viewing the properties of a boundary group in the console, you can add/remove site system servers on the 'References' tab. Pre SP2/R2 SP1, all you were adding here were DPs... now, those site systems can be DP's, MP's, and SMP's.

    By simply looking at the list of site system servers, you cannot tell whether the server is a DP, MP, SMP, or any combination.

    Please add 3 more columns or similar (one for eachā€¦

    5 votes
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  5. Make installing sccm as easy as choosing a system role

    Setting up a new sccm site server is much more complicated than it should be. We fork out licensing costs and then have to bring in consultants... An installer similar to the vcenter vsphere setup would be awesome, or better yet choose the role and off we go. We just need to provide a naked 2012 or 2016 server and the installer does the rest using the best practices for configuring sql.

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Enable Performance Counters for all Components

    Expose Performance Counters for all ConfigMgr Components, and extend beyond the basic performance counter-set on offer today.

    This will allow us to implement solutions around monitoring the product in finer detail, as well as provide a rich backdrop for troubleshooting analysis.

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  8. CSS DCR : Expose BCP setting on the ConfigMgr console

    Some replications groups are big like 'Configuration Data' and for big enterprises could go up to 30-50 Gigs. The issue is that is the BCPIn fails for some reason, the retry count is only 3 and until we realize we are in failed state. So if we fix the issue after sometime we have to again reinit the big group and that is again waste of time and bandwidth.
    Currently we expose these settings in the SiteControlFile.
    //
    select * from SCComponentProperty where name like '%bcp%'

    BCPOutRetryCount
    BCPInRetryCount
    BCPInBatch
    //
    We want to modify these settings say BCPInRetryCountā€¦

    5 votes
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  9. Status Filter Rules Should Allow for Text Filters/Regex

    Status filter rules are great. I want to be able to add a filter to a rule, so that only event IDs with specific text trigger an action. Today I have to do this in code, passing all events matching an event ID, which causes a lot of processing overhead.

    2 votes
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  10. Upgrade logging improvements

    Upgrade needs to have better logging - for example during an upgrade, the spimportinventory stored procedure was failing on a merge with SQL error 8672:
    The MERGE statement attempted to UPDATE or DELETE the same row more than once. This happens when a target row matches more than one source row.

    Tracking this down was difficult because of the MERGE statement - if each row were being processed separately, the specific problem data could be called out when an error occurs.

    5 votes
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. infoblox

    Support for 3rd party IPAM (InfoBlox specifically)

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  13. Decouple Site System Installation from Distribution Manager & Site Component Manager

    I think the installation/uninstallation, monitoring, & availability of site system roles / components should be handed off to a "Site System Installation Manager" component. This would free up the Distribution Manager & Site Component Manager from handling similar duties and allow Distribution Manager to be more content-centric rather than handling the installation of DPs through it as well. This could also potentially allow a role or site system to be flagged as in maintenance, not ready, etc., so content or data wasn't distributed or communicated to that component.

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  14. Add ability to configure location of OfflineImageServicing location

    Would like the ability to configure location of OfflineImageServicing location.

    6 votes
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  15. Ability to upgrade multiple CM07 secondaries to CM12 distribution points

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

    10 votes
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  16. Allow More Roles To Be Supported on Server Core

    Currently distribution points without PXE support enabled are the only role supported for server core. Please bring support for additional roles on the core platform.

    For example, WSUS is supported in a core configuration, however, SCCM fails to install a remote software update point unless the AdminUI is installed. Management points should be allowed on core infrastructure as well. Reporting Services would be another role that local UI is not really required. You could make an argument for just about every role really..

    4 votes
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  17. Migration from CM07

    Security Scopes for OSD Objects are not applied
    Categories for Drivers not properly migrated to OSD TS (_ ?)
    Migration of MDT TS should be supported (even if the TS is not working afterward, the fixes can then be applied manually)

    ReRun Job with same selction (or ability to create a new job with the same selection

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  18. Possibility to have an option to back up SCCM SSRS reporting site and the custom reports via built-in SMSBackup

    SCCM SSRS custom reports are very important to SCCM. It is time-consuming to create our own afterinstall.bat to back up SCCM SSRS site and custom reports. Please also include the contingency plan for SCCM SSRS site in case the site server running SCCM SSRS is down. e.g. Replicate custom SSRS report from one production SSRS site to the contingency SSRS site automatically.

    4 votes
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  19. 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.

    16 votes
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  20. SCCM should support enabling scenarios instead of enabling invidual roles and settings

    Today for various E2E scenarios you install the required roles, set client agent settings, and ensure pre-reqs are all installed. I would prefer that I just select to enable a feature, SCCM scans my role servers, makes a suggestion of what needs to be installed where and various pre-reqs that are needed and give me the option to select just do it. At that point everything would get setup automatically in a way that is suggested as best practice by the SCCM product.

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