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  1. Updates and Servicing Download Status

    Please add a percentage status (or progress indicator) for downloads under Administration / Cloud Services / Updates and Servicing. It would help to visually confirm if the download is stuck and requires the SMS_EXECUTIVE service start/stop process.

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  2. Expand Secondary Site Re-Assign Distribution Point to Migrate DP co-located on Secondary Site

    See https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/9197001-ability-to-move-distribution-point-from-one-second

    Currently, if the DP is co-located on a secondary site server, you are unable to move or re-assign the DP to a new site. Expand this capability to have the ability to move or migrate the DP to another site, specifically a primary site in this scenario.

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  3. Would be great if a installation of a SCCM Agent on another hierarchy would be supported and possible.

    In complex service provider environments are sometimes several SCCM hierarchies. Right now there it is not supported way to install a SCCM Agent from a other SCCM hierarchy on for example Pull DP. This kind of Servers cannot be managed by SCCM and we can not deploy Software Updates to them .We are also not able to Monitor Windows Defender Malware infects. In the most cases Customers are installing a Standalone WSUS for a such kind Servers. Even it is especially important to prevent Malware infects on SCCM Servers, customers are then not Monitoring Malware infects.. Would be great ifā€¦

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  4. 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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  5. 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 fromā€¦

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  6. Data Warehouse service point and MBAM compliance information (sccm 1702 and later)

    When sccm deletes old computer information (as per the scheduled system maintenace task), compliance information for Bitlocker is also removed for that computer.
    Can the datawarehouse servicepoint also copy MBAM compliance to the datawarehouse database (when MBAM is integrated with SCCM).

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  7. Add support for Disaster Recovery into SCCM

    SCCM should have built-in functionality for the setup, automation and triggering of a disaster recovery solution. Typically this would involve additional servers operating at a different physical location with replication of data between the active site and the DR site. Upon a DR event, you would transfer or seize functionality at the DR site to transfer control to the DR server(s). SQL Server has multiple DR tools available (mirroring, failover clustering, transaction replication, log shipping, etc.) so there is no need to reinvent that wheel, but SCCM should give similar functionality.

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  8. Multiple SCCM site backups prior to upgrade

    The new way to upgrade SCCM is great. However in order to have a restore point if the upgrade fails, we are currently running indipendent backups on CAS and our 3 Primaries. If we ever would need to rollback, we are not sure to be able to restore the infra from the backups we have taken, because they are not synchronized (each one run at his own speed). It would be great if there would be a task that would take a backup / snapshot of the full CAS and PRI (something like an SCCM backup for all sites thatā€¦

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  9. Configmgr Backup status node in "Monitoring" node

    Currently we need to check smsbakup.log , if we need to know status of last backup. This is being crucial task for SCCM health check , its better to see status within console.

    As we have " Software update Sync status" , I feel its good to include "configmgr backup status" in "monitoring"

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  10. Updates and Servicing: Deploy new client package prior to upgrade

    One of the most time consuming steps when we perform an SCCM upgrade is waiting for the new client install\upgrade packages to replicate to our lower bandwidth sites. Currently we are installing the latest update in the test lab and manually creating a package and distributing it in production with those files so the content library has the files at upgrade time. It would be helpful if there were an option similar to "run prerequisite check" to create the packages and distribute the content ahead of time.

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  11. 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.

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  12. Reduce the number delta mismatch BADMIFS Generated

    We get about 1000 deltamismatch BADMIFs generated each day.

    Here is the case of sccm client Inventoryagent.log says successfully sent but the ccmessaging.log shows the upload failed.
    Why canā€™t the client inventory agent act on the status back from ccmmessaginglog and if the upload of the inventory fails, donā€™t increment the delta number.
    This would greatly reduce the number of deltamismatch files generated each day and improvement keeping the inventory up to date without having to force a full inventory sync for this case.

    Here are the details:

    Dataldr.log for computer: CHOSIJ1-L2

    Thread: 6108 will use GUID GUID:c28fa179-d722-4692-be69-a71f5a81e75c SMSINVENTORYā€¦

    7 votes
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  13. 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.

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  14. Remove dependency on default document in IIS configuration

    A common security vulnerability exists in the default IIS configuration when SCCM is installed. Having the default documents (eg iisstart.htm) can aide a malicious actor in discovery https://www.rapid7.com/db/vulnerabilities/http-iis-default-install-page

    IF the default document is removed, Workgroup clients are unable to communicate with SCCM. The default document should not be a dependency on SCCM, or on workgroup clients ability to connect.

    Symptoms: Clients not joined to the domain can not connect to an SCCM server
    Client Location log shows http 403 errors
    Error sending HEAD request. HTTP code 403, status 'Forbidden' ClientLocation
    Text=CCMEBADHTTPSTATUS_CODE ClientLocation

    Workaround:
    Adding a defaultā€¦

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  15. 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.

    Thanks

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  16. 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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  17. Fix SMS_Hierarchy_Manager disk space reporting for SQL

    SMSHierarchyManager reports low disk space on a remote SQL server if the data is stored on a mount point.

    For example, D: is about 1 GB:

    A directory of the D: drive shows:

    Directory of D:\
    02/02/2018 09:46 AM <JUNCTION> Data [\??\Volume{711e7557-0000-0000-0000-100000000000}]
    02/05/2018 10:42 AM <DIR> MSSQL
    02/02/2018 09:49 AM <JUNCTION> TEMPDB [\??\Volume{711e74b3-0000-0000-0000-100000000000}]
    02/02/2018 09:49 AM <JUNCTION> TLOGS [\??\Volume{711e74bb-0000-0000-0000-100000000000}]

    SCCM 1710 does not recognize that the database folder is actually a much larger (~75 GB) mount point and falsely reports an error condition.

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  18. ADK Presence check on Remote SMSPROVIDER in SCCM CB Upgrade Setup

    MS Case : 17052664 >> Post upgrade of SCCM CB 1906 we realised that one of remote SMSPROVIDER server was not working properly. This remote SMSPOVIDER never had ADK installed on it since SCCM infrastructure was setup. Error never reported in the past in any upgrade but it stopped working post successful upgrade of 1906. In order to fix this issue in future it should be part of Prerequisite check in upgrade setup.

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  19. Allow Site system proxy to be configured as Winhttp proxy when we enable PullDP to fetch the content from CDP

    Hello, When we try to configure the PullDP to use CDP as Source, the pullDP only uses the proxy configured on Winhttp service, neither the proxy configured in site system property or the Configmgr control panel applet are used. Seems at moment the admin has to configure Winhttp proxy manually to allow the pullDP to get the content from CDP, whereas this should be handled by sccm, whenever the Pulldp is being enabled in the console, the proxy configured on the Site system props has to be applied in the winhttp service on the system context as well.

    Got toā€¦

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  20. 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.

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