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  1. Make deletion age configuration in "Delete Aged Status Messages" Site Maintenance task

    The "Delete Aged Status Messages" site maintenance task does not allow you to configure an age at which the messages will be deled. This would be helpful for audit purposes.

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  2. Add new steps to Update Pack Installation status about boot image updates

    Updating ConfigMgr boot images takes quite a long time. However, ConfigMgr console's Update Pack Installation status doesn't tell anything about boot image update. Boot image updates is just part of step: Start WMI.

    Please just add new steps to Update Pack Installation status window:
    - Updating <boot image name>

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  3. SCCM Backup fails if DB is remote and Case of DB Name is different between Registry of Primary and in DB

    SCCM Backup fails if DB is remote and Case of DB Name is different between Registry of Primary and in DB ("SQLDatabaseName" in Table "SC_SiteDefinition")

    SCCM Backup fails if DB is remote and Case of DB Name is different between Registry of Primary and in DB ("SQLDatabaseName" in Table "SC_SiteDefinition")

    - In Lab, both the DB and Registry entry were in CAPS as "CM_VNP"
    - But when we further checked the logs from customer we saw that this is different as below:
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    Backup Succeeded for Component - CM_VNP. SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP_VNP.CONTOSO.COM 8/16/2017 3:38:35 AM 3620 (0x0E24)
    Updating the database status toā€¦

    3 votes
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  4. Issues after upgrading to 1706

    Iā€™ve updates to 1706 in my lab. There are a few things that they donā€™t work appropriate way.
    1) Log compmon.log said that ā€œCan not get the current execution state for component CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE since it is not installed or completed installing.ā€. That is not true.The update process is finished. The console said all tasks were completed.
    2) Configuration Manager Service Manager does not communicate with most of components. I have no idea why because they work

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  5. Support for Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Production Checkpoints for Site System VMs

    Itā€™s not possible to use the new Production Checkpoint Feature of Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V with VMs that are running a Configuration Manager Site System role. The Checkpoint creation fails.
    To enable modern host-based backup like DPM 2016, it is necessary that ConfigMgr. Fully supports this Hyper-V feature.

    30 votes
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  6. Support installing new technical preview releases on an expired technical preview installation

    Occasionally I forget to upgrade one of my ConfigMgr TP environments, and it expires. Once expired, the servicing node won't allow new TP releases to be installed. Remove this restriction, let me upgrade expired TPs with new TP releases so I don't have to reinstall and reconfigure.

    32 votes
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  7. When running the "Modify site database configuration" option, allow support for keeping SQL servername the same

    When going through the process of changing the configuration for the site database (in order to move it to a new SQL server), if you are keeping your SQL server name the same, the wizard will not allow you to input the same SQL server name as the old. We want to get rid of our SQL 2008 R2 servers running on Windows 2008 R2 and replace with Server 2016 and SQL 2016, but also keep the same hostname for the new server. Our only option since the wizard doesn't support this scenario is to do a backup and restore.

    7 votes
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  8. Change SUP synchronization message to secondary site SUP's to either be high priority or not use file based replication

    If you have secondary site SUP's they are told to synchronize by the primary site by file based replication (sender sends a file to the secondary site telling it to sync).

    This can be a problem if your secondary site(s) are operating under bandwidth controls, for example if you set to only allow high priority data to be sent during the working day to conserve bandwidth.

    If the primary SUP synchronizes but the sender is unable to drop the required file to the secondary site, then what happens is all clients in the secondary site will try and switch theirā€¦

    10 votes
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  9. WinRM SSL for installation of remote site systems + TCP 445.

    Need certificate based communication between site server and site systems for server role installation. Need to remove dependency on RPC Dynamic ports and use WinRM SSL for secure communication and installation of site roles. This would improve security by eliminating a high range of ports that must be open between site systems.

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  10. Look for Connection account before trying to connect to site server

    SCCM Site Server should look for a connection account (Site system properties - "Use another account for installing this site system") prior to attempting to connect to a remote site system MP/DP/SUP instead of trying to use the Site Servers machine account first, and when that fails, look for a Connection account. Currently (as of 1702 + KB4019926), network intrusion software is detecting SCCM as trying to brute force login into its remote site system using its machine account.

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  11. I would like to seperate the roles for example DP and PXE should be two different roles.

    I would love to separate roles instead of having PXE embedded with the DP role they should be separate.

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  12. Put the complete SCCM Version into the database instead of having to query registry keys to get it

    Currently the Database contains the build number and shows the base version such as 5.00.8498.1000 where the updated version is 5.00.8498.1700 or 1702 (currently in my case).

    It cant be hard to store the "Friendly" version information in the database.

    You could even break it down into Site version, Console Version and Client version if necessary if these components are likely to get out of step due to hotfixes.

    7 votes
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  13. A report to tell administrators when a new update is available through Updates and Servicing. Our console admins aren't too observant...

    A report or email notification to tell administrators when a new update is available through Updates and Servicing. Our console admins aren't too observant...

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  14. Site system Proxy exclusion

    scenario:

    - Secondary SUP in a untrusted domain
    - Sup on the primary site with proxy configured for catalog synchronization and download security and all fix

    In this scenario, when the secondary sup should be synchronized with the primary, the proxy is used, and this is a problem

    Idea:
    Implement an option to include proxy exclusions

    41 votes
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  15. Perform AD discoveries from servers other than Site Server

    In flat SCCM infrastructure deployment across multiple domains it becomes troublesome to perform User/Group/Forest/System discoveries in domains other than Site Server domain, especially in DMZ, this is because Site Server has to be able to talk to other domains domain controllers and security requirements not always allow that.

    This could be improved upon if we could choose to perform AD related discoveries from Site Systems (for example MP or specialized role for that purpose) other than Site Server as illustrated in the picture attached.

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  16. Daylight saving time

    I am using SCCM Current Branch 1702 and daylight saving seems to be back, Where when deploying anything you must put the deployment time back one hour.

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  17. Include MDT and most current ADK as optional "Features" that can be installed through the Updates and Servicing Node

    I would love to see both MDT and ADK integrated into all new Builds of ConfigMgr as optional Features. This enhancement would give Admins option to enable them if they choose or if they simply want to upgrade to the latest version. This alleviates the need to install MDT separately but more importantly, ends the guess work to determine what ADK is required to deploy the latest version of Windows. This enhancement will also provide a central repository for MDT and ADK by leveraging the Updates and Servicing node within the Admin Console.

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  18. Increase Technical Preview client limit from 10

    Currently SCCM technical preview only has limited client support of 10. This is inadequate amount for any mid to large company. We cannot accurately ***** the new features on how they will respond to our network and OS configurations.

    It should be 20+ for technical preview. Otherwise we cannot mimic our actual environment very well at all.

    9 votes
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  19. Eliminate need for clients at Secondary Sites to ever contact Primary Site's MP

    Clients can use the Proxy MP at Secondary Sites for most communication. However some communications must fall back to the primary site's MP. For example - client registration.

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  20. Updates and servicing should honor file replication schedule

    With 1702 was a 1gb download, secondary sites over a sat link were congested beyond their transfer windows. It would great if the next distribution used both binary differencing as well as honoring the replication schedule

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