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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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      Outdated versions/revisions (apps, CIs) not in use should be removed also on the CAS…

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      • 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 ‘OLD’ 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • "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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Ability to add a Management Point Role to a DP hanging off of a Secondary Site

                          With the addition of allowing clients to prefer using a management point specified in a boundary group in R2 SP1 (or SP2), it would be a value add to be able to add the management point role to a site server that is a distribution point hanging off of a secondary site.

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                          • 'SCCM Essentials' for small-to-medium businesses

                            SCCM is big and complicated. A lot of smaller organizations would benefit from a stripped-down edition that shipped as an appliance VM with a setup/integration wizard.

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                            • Improve the process for using certificates within ConfigMgr

                              Setting up and managing the certificates for MPs, DPs and boot media is not straight forward. Could you improve the certificate management process to reduce the complexity and overhead in managing it. So automation with internal CAs for automatic certificate issuing would be good.

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                                • 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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                                  • suport Azure PaaS for SQL DB

                                    Support ConfigMgr to be installed on Azure VM IaaS using SQL Paas as DB.

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