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  1. Multiple SCCM site backups prior to upgrade

    The new way to upgrade SCCM is great. However in order to have a restore point if the upgrade fails, we are currently running indipendent backups on CAS and our 3 Primaries. If we ever would need to rollback, we are not sure to be able to restore the infra from the backups we have taken, because they are not synchronized (each one run at his own speed). It would be great if there would be a task that would take a backup / snapshot of the full CAS and PRI (something like an SCCM backup for all sites thatā€¦

    8 votes
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  2. 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, itā€™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 willā€¦

    28 votes
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  3. 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/).

    1 vote
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  4. Add support for hosting the ConfigMgr DB on a Basic Availability Group (Always On)

    Always On Basic Availability Groups provide a high availability solution for SQL Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 Standard Edition. A basic availability group supports a failover environment for a single database. It is created and managed much like traditional (advanced) Always On Availability Groups (SQL Server) with Enterprise Edition.

    ConfigMgr now requires read access to secondary replicas, which is only available in the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server.

    66 votes
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  5. Would like the ability to upgrade a Secondary Site instead of performing a recovery during hotfix installation or TAP to GA upgrade

    Would like the ability to upgrade a Secondary Site instead of performing a recovery during hotfix installation or TAP to GA upgrade.

    2 votes
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  6. preserve permissions on cd.latest folder after CM update

    After applying an SCCM update via in-console servicing, permissions on the cd.latest folder are not retained. This requires any process/account backing up the cd.latest folder to have read access re-granted after every SCCM update.

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  7. SQL Native Client

    The Components which were installed during the SCCM Setup should be updated during the Current Branch process if it's an necessary feature for the Environment.

    For Example the SQL Native Client. The most Companies got an separated SQL Team and got an Problem of responsibility during the Upgrade process.

    6 votes
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  8. maintenance mode automatically when upgrade secondary site

    Maintenance Mode feature is cool, but it would be nice when i upgrade or recovery secondary site, that contains DP, he had been on maintenance mode automatically.

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  9. 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 :)

    10 votes
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  10. 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€¦

    12 votes
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  11. The ability to create the Secondary Site bootstrap media manually. Will be especially useful for slow link sites to use other mechanisms to

    The ability to create the Secondary Site bootstrap media manually. Will be especially useful for slow link sites to use other mechanisms to copy the file to the Secondary Sites instead of using Configmgr's distribution

    4 votes
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  12. Pre-stage Update bits on secondaries

    Current branch updates and hotfixes take a long time to apply. This could be sped up if we could do 2 things.


    1. run a pre-req on the secondaries ahead of the upgrade, like we can do for the primary.

    2. pre-stage the bits on the secondary, It take s a long time to copy the bits over and greatly prolongs the update process.

    2 votes
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  13. Upgrade SCCM directly to rollup version

    Be able to upgrade SCCM directly to a rollup version or hotfix versions. Not everyone upgrades SCCM the moment a new version is released and by the time we have tested and are ready to upgrade there is often a rollup or hotfix available. Due to change management procedures, we are forced to upgrade to a version that has potential known issues before we can start a new change process to upgrade again to the update version. Being able to upgrade direct to the rollups would prevent installing a broken version for weeks prior to upgrading again.

    90 votes
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  14. 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

    13 votes
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  15. Add Support for MSA/gMSA for Standard Roles

    I would like the ability to assign managed service accounts or group managed service accounts to the standard roles for SCCM (i.e. Network Access Account, Domain Join account, Client Push account, etc.) so that those accounts can be secured without the need for knowing or managing the password.

    166 votes
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  16. Support removing IIS server header with all SCCM site system servers

    Please support removing IIS server header with all SCCM site system servers for better security.

    1 vote
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  17. Would like to ability to monitor Secondary Site upgrade in the Monitoring workspace

    Would like to ability to monitor Secondary Site upgrade in the Monitoring workspace

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  18. 11 votes
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  19. Allow easier move to Site Server HA

    Too much manual work, and juggling of steps... setup of content library, move providers, move SQL, move roles remote. If I'd like to just move machines to a newer OS, or a new machine name... give me the easiest way possible to move the switch.

    2 votes
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  20. Support Active/Active mode with Site Server High Availability

    Now that Site Server HA is supported in 1806 (primaries) / 1810 (hierarchies)ā€¦ it is only Active/Passive. Add capabilities for Active/Active.

    2 votes
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