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  1. 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.

    11 votes
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  2. Refresh button in the Site Servicing Status node

    A Refresh button in the Site Servicing Status node under the Monitoring workspace would really be useful. Just like the Refresh button in Updates and Servicing, it would provide an easier update method for the admin to be able to simply refresh the node, instead of switching between other nodes. These small enhancements are not critical,but they do provide a huge value.

    7 votes
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  3. Include/Exclude Some Roles

    ā€¢ Bank Configuration Manager team wants to have the ability to include/exclude some roles in the attached Pictures.
    ā€¢ For example use for MP only and exclude DP/SMP etc
    ā€¢ Like three checkboxes and enabling/disabling each of the roles independent of each other (1st attachment)

    Or even much like attachment 2..
    Enabling/disabling roles on that screen based on the Fast/Slow setting

    1 vote
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  4. BITS throttling policies does not detect the Slow/Fast configuration

    BITS throttling policies does not detect the Slow/Fast configuration and applied for all requests.

    Scenario:
    ā€¢ Create a boundary group with multiple ā€œSite System Serversā€ mark some as Fast and some Slow connection.
    ā€¢ Apply a BITS throttling policy to clients as below.

    Client downloads from both DPā€™s with BITS limitation.

    Customer is requesting BITS to detect slow/fast and BITS throttling should not be applied to BPD01

    4 votes
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  5. SMSEXEC Service threads gets hung in "Starting" Phase after a restart

    If we have a Named Instance and Intune Connector is installed, SQL connectivity is broken and most of the threads for SMSEXEC gets stuck in starting state until we modify the below registry
    Go to ā€œHKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Components\SMSDMPUPLOADERā€

    Original Values for the below keys will be as below:
    Database Name = CM_PR1
    SQL Server Name = PR1.contoso.com\SCCM

    Change the values as below: (Remove write permissions to this key only, and keep only Read permissions for all or alternatively make a copy of the original before doing so)
    Database Name = SCCM\CM_PR1
    SQL Server Name = PR1.contoso.com

    Where,
    SCCM = Namedā€¦

    4 votes
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  6. Option to change SCCM client communication with cloud distribution point to use only one fixed IP

    The cloud distribution point Azure service gives the SCCM Client a list of Azure Blob Storage URLs to the content files of a package or application.
    The client will then download via BITS directly from Blob Storage instead of downloading from the Cloud Distribution Point URL.
    For many customers this is a problem because they have to open client firewalls for the hole Azure Datacenter IP Ranges or for the hole internet for the svchost which hosts the BITS service.

    It would be great to have an option to switch the download behavior between two mode:
    First Mode: The cloudā€¦

    19 votes
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  7. 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.

    12 votes
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  8. Add a check box to Maintenance Tasks to disable all temporariliy

    When doing an upgrade to SCCM, it has been recommended to disable some, or even all of the site maintenance tasks. (per the upgrade checklist) Would be awesome to have a box on the Maintenance Tasks screen to temporarily disable ALL tasks while the upgrade is being performed. (as opposed to manually disabling all of them) An "upgrade/maintenance mode" box essentially!

    59 votes
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  9. If each ConfigMgr TP build does not get its own full install, provide a way to reset the expiration.

    My ConfigMgr TP4 has expired. It is currently on build 1601. I cannot upgrade to 1603 to reset the expiration and I do not want to have to rebuild my entire test platform again to have a new activation.

    2 votes
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  10. Add wizards for in-console updates

    When doing the upgrade to 1602, there is not a very good visual indicator of progress without manually opening a log or moving to the monitoring tab. Would prefer to see a progress window open once the update or pre-req check has been started. (like you get when going through the normal setup)

    3 votes
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  11. Put SCCM program updates back into WSUS/SUP

    The way updates to SCCM is done now with version 1511 is a nightmare. Put it back into the WSUS/SUP like it was before as an option instead of forcing people to use the new way. The new method violates many security protocols for many organizations. We can't even get branch 1602 to download, not automated nor with the connection tool.

    23 votes
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  12. 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)

    13 votes
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  13. Ability to automatically install Windows 10 ADK releases (or rollback or apply hotfix) via Updates and Servicing.

    The windows 10 adk has changed a few times since the original release of Windows 10, there have been two major releases and one hotfix to fix issues with the second release, as a consequence of that many people got jittery about upgrading to ADK 10 1511.

    How are we going to deal with this in a good way, a really good way. Prior to this we didn't have to upgrade our boot images every 6 months or so.

    Here's the suggestion:-

    1. When we update from 1602 to 1607 (or whatever) to support the next generation of Windows, it

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated to Noted. We’ve been discussing the same in our planning meetings.

    Thanks,
    BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

  14. 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.

    9 votes
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  15. Allow More Clients To Be Supported on a Primary site

    Ability to support more clients than 150k on a single Primary site. Our environments could get rid of bottlenecks and less administration overhead if there is no need to deploy a CAS. It would be great if a Primary site supports up to 200k clients, because we have currently 160k in our environment.

    6 votes
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  16. Manage Deployment of Console Updates

    I would be good if applying an update to Configuration Manager also either:
    - initiated the creation of an application/collection/deployment to upgrade administrator consoles, or
    - provided the ability for the console to update itself by kicking off a background service to install the update for non-administrator users.

    It's great that the console now notifies the user when it's out of date, but the process of applying these updates really needs to be streamlined. Something similar to automatic client upgrade would be amazing.

    17 votes
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  17. When viewing Site Status, the disk size and free space columns don't sort correctly

    If you view the columns for Total, Free and Free disk (%) in the Site Status under monitoring they appear to sort alphabetically rather than numerically. e.g. 1,12,19,2,27,276,28,6,78 instead of 1,2,6,12,19,27,28,78,276

    20 votes
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  18. Improve automatic SQL configuration, tuning, and maintenance of the SCCM DB & SQL Server

    Current architecture around SCCMā€™s management of SQL configuration and maintenance is old and hard to use. It requires a lot of manual oversight, and manual SQL tasks. And the default SQL settings created by SCCM are non-optimal. SQL is a powerful beast. Rethink ways SCCM can use it better, and keep it more optimally tuned and configured. Rethink how to run maintenance and backup tasks without downtime or impact to the production sites and deployments (this especially becomes more important with features like Conditional Access, that can never really have downtime.)

    150 votes
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  19. 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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  20. prerequisite

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

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