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  1. 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.

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    • 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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      • 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

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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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.

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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • SCCM Client, Site settings, Maintenance TASKS Migration

                      Migration not happening below objects, so any possibility for upcoming new releases ?
                      > Custom Client Settings
                      > IBCM MP/DP
                      > Site Settings
                      > Maintenance Tasks

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                      • Upgrade from 1610 to 1702

                        There seems to be a bug with the pre-req check for the MP upgrade. MSXML6 check fails then the MP fails to install. I had to run ccmclean /client then restart server. Then the MP installed and the 1702 upgrade completed.

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                        • Geographical view that allows for adding site system location

                          With the ability to support 250 DPs and 2000 PDPs on a site, it would be helpful to be able to see the site systems on a map. Currently, the geographical view only accommodates site servers. DPs also make good sense, since they are typically geographically dispersed and would make a pretty map to show off to management.

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                          • Enable Migration of Client Settings

                            I've been migrating our SCCM 1606 infrastructure across servers, and while it's been fairly smooth sailing so far, I just discovered that I'm not offered the option to migrate my (10-12) custom Client Settings.

                            The official documentation on this - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/migration/determine-whether-to-migrate-data#Cannot_migrate - doesn't list Client Settings that can *or* cannot be migrated. Am I missing something, or was it just forgotten about in the design of the migration wizard?

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                            • Prioritize < mb/gb Content to distribute

                              When I commission a new DP I send content from the PS where I can't use pull from a nearer DP. This includes many apps and OS images, updates etc. Many apps are easily less that 50 mb (75% of the content) and update packages and OS images are much larger (25%). I know I can prioritise the distribution for each app but often the requirement is for these small apps first so we can make use of our service. Sites tend to test OSD over a longer period and we set Update to go to MS if unavailable.

                              I…

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                              • Additional logging for DP upgrade

                                I would like to have additional logging when Distribution points get updated. Currently the update process is not really verbose if you look it from the SCCM Console point of view.
                                I had an issue with dll's not being upgraded in the DP Upgrade process and there was no trace of the error.

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                                • Make the restore option easy to implement

                                  Currently the restore process can be done only if the machine has the same name. It would be nice to have an option to restore the Primary site on a machine with a different name and higher operating system. Also provide some added intelligence for the restore process with a check list interface enabling administrators to check if the pre-requisites are met. This would also help in a DR scanario with standby servers.

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                                  • Add additional functionality to Cloud Management Gateway

                                    Adding capability of managing user policy, Application Catalog through Cloud proxy management servers would remove the dependency on hosting any servers in DMZ

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                                    • Disconnect Primary Site from CAS to be a Standalone

                                      I have seen environments where network issues have become such a problem with a CAS and multi Primary sites, that they repeatedly go into maintenance mode. As a result their site(s) basically become inoperable. This repeatedly occurs over time, so even trying to resolve DRS won't fix what's the inevitable.

                                      It would be super awesome if there was a features and ability to remove a primary site from a CAS hierarchy to become a standalone and continue to be fully operational.

                                      Some ideas could be to pull those site boundaries that had belonged to the site to be removed from…

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                                      • Have custom component thresholds values not reset every time we update to a new build

                                        We've set some custom values for some component thresholds, but every time we update to a new build of sccm, those custom values are reseted to the original by default values.

                                        So we have to go ahead and change them back everytime, so it would be appreciated if the upgrade process would not override them.

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                                        • Support for ReFS

                                          Microsoft is doubling down on ReFS. It was introduced back in Server 2012 and is now the go to File Systems for all things storage. Currently, you can only install CM on a NTFS partition, as it is blocked during the install. I would also like to see support for ReFS with Distribution Points. This would allow customers to use features like Storage Spaces Direct if they have very large sets of data for content, or need to share storage.

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