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  1. 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 withā€¦
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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. Replace the HTA Installer

    Replace the HTA installer with something like EXE or MSI

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  5. 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.

    1 vote
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  6. Service accounts should be domain aware to prevent account lockouts

    Service accounts should be domain aware so that they do not attempt to authenticate against the wrong domain to lock out service accounts with the same username but on another domain.

    6 votes
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  7. Automatically Open Firewall Ports on Server Install

    Installation of SCCM and roles on site servers should enable any needed firewall ports. Recently had some SQL issues when migrating to a new SQL server that turned out to be related to the broker service port not being open. Application installs should open these ports automatically not force us to have to hunt down in obscure documentation what ports to open.

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  8. Use SQL Backup with Compression for the backup task

    With CM 1511, SMS Backup task enabled by default. And that does a volume shadow copy of the DB which means full-sized files. For my tiny lab that means I'm backing up 8 GB alone.

    For production it'll mean 850GB per primary site. Under CM12 when we backup just SQL using compression, it's just 160GB per primary site.

    Please allow an option to just invoke a database backup instead so that compression can be used and I don't need to go order terabytes of data just for backups.

    Also the current backup just erases the last backup. But in aā€¦

    126 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  14. 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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  15. infoblox

    Support for 3rd party IPAM (InfoBlox specifically)

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  16. 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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  17. Add ability to configure location of OfflineImageServicing location

    Would like the ability to configure location of OfflineImageServicing location.

    3 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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

    5 votes
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  20. Database design

    There are lots of duplicate views (vcollection, Vcollections) 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 onā€¦

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