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  1. 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.

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  2. 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 SC_Component_Property where name like '%bcp%'

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

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  3. 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.

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  5. 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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  6. infoblox

    Support for 3rd party IPAM (InfoBlox specifically)

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  7. Network Connectivity Graph / Map of possible connection issues

    Display a map or graph of each site server that reports back to the Primary with Green, Yellow, or Red lines that show connectivity issues that could be caused by firewall or network problems.

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  8. Add ability to configure location of OfflineImageServicing location

    Would like the ability to configure location of OfflineImageServicing location.

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  9. 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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  10. Improve the Migration Wizard

    Selection Window should have a search filter like the normal console
    The Wizard Windows should be resizeable to see full names
    Possibility to add additional Colums in the selection (like PackageID)
    Delegation of Migration permissions should be possible

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  11. Database design

    There are lots of duplicate views (v_collection, V_collections) that stores almost the same information. To review and remove those duplicates would ease the use of the database.

    Use unique identifiers - in rare cases the resourceid is called itemkey. Or the product code shows up sometimes as Software Code. A unified naming convention would be very appreciated.

    Devide information for CI deployments/compliancy, those for applications, Security Upates, Deployment Types and whatnots. Having all stored to one table/view CI_ConfigurationItems is very confusing and very difficult to retrieve.

    Outdated versions/revisions (apps, CIs) not in use should be removed also on the CASā€¦

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  12. Update (CUs) behavoiur on Reports (Report Re-Creation)

    All MS reports are recreated/overwritten during an update, no matter whether something has changed or not. The update logic checks whether the report has been modified, if so, an ā€˜OLDā€™ version will be created to prevent that individual changes on the default reports will get overwritten. A manual clean-up is necessary afterwards, but mostly nothing has changed anyway within the updated report --> only reports that have changed should be recreated/updated to ease checks on whether modifications are needed.

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  13. 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..

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  14. 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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  15. Have the ability to remove a CAS when only one primary site is left

    Beginning with 2012SP1, we have the ability to add a CAS to an autonomous primary site. It could be interesting to reverse the proposition by having the ability to remove a CAS above a Primary when a CAS is no longer needed or has been set for a wrong reason.
    I know that it could be done through creating another hierarchy and using migration tasks by this is quite difficult for it requires additional hardware.

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  16. 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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  17. "Schedule" and "Rate Limits": consider remote time zone

    For DPs and Site Server addresses the configuration of schedules and rate limits only considers the local time of the site server. If the remote server (DP, Site) is in a different time zone this is not always what you want. It would be great to have the option (like in a deployment) to check a box so that the remote time zone will be considered. That way the network could not be stressed during working hours at the remote location.

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  18. Wake on LAN should be possible to trigger from the CAS

    It will be a nice thing if the WOL can be done from the CAS based on the site assignment of the client.

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  19. 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.

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  20. Possibility to reduce SMSbackup database size

    Is it possible to provide another option to back up SCCM database during SMSBackup so that the database size can be reduced?

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