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  1. Make it simpler to author collection query rules

    Create a tool to allow the translation of a SQL query back into WQL that can be used in a collection. Alternatively, change the WQL wizard to be more useful and similar to the SQL management studio.

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    • CMTrace needs multiple highlight rules, and highlighting shortcut.

      Give more options in CMTrace for highlighting.

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      • Open multiple files from command line with cmtrace

        What the description says. I'd love to open multiple files with CMTrace so it can more easily be integrated with 3rd party utilities!

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        • temporary local admin permissions

          we need a function to add a normal user into the local Client Administration Group for a defined timerange.
          User requests admin permission to install a Software XYZ, that he is able to install this Software XYZ by himself.
          So a time scheduled "Software-Installation [add user abc into local admin group]" could be a solution. After this timerange, the user will be removed from this Group.

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          • cmtrace.exe new color wish for success keyword (green)

            It would be nice to have an additional color like for example green for the word success....

            the yellow for warning and red for failure/error is already Handy but to outline a Special success state would make it perfect.

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            • Incorporate Configuration Manager Servicing Extension's Collection Builder functionality to the main product

              Today Configuration Manager Servicing Extension brings new functionality to the product but it is a separate download. It provides a list of Configuration Manager client versions that may be present in your environment, and makes it easy to create queries to locate these clients. Make this functionality built-in to the main product.

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              • Dedicated SCCM website: wikis, forums, blogs

                I haven't found any good information on how to prerequisite any Java - not a specific version, always the newest - for an application. It would be nice to have a place to ask such things (and please don't refer me to the TechNet forum; try find any info like that there, or even ask such a question, you're better of -> see below: scattered)

                A dedicated SCCM website with user and microsoft staff wikis, forums, blogs etc. all in one place hosted by Microsoft (or anyone else really it wouldn't matter, but not that scattered all over the place/internet…

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                • Integrate command prompt/psexec To console

                  It would be nice if you could open remote command prompt to client from console. Like psexec \\client cmd, system account could be used.

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                  • Improve WOL functionality with default MAC and IP address configuration

                    It would be nice if we could specify a default MAC on device import. This way we could set the hard-wired MAC as the default. Or if there is a way to detect hard-wired vs wireless MAC so we can exclude the wireless MAC for WOL.

                    The other piece to this is the broadcast address. We would need a way to specify the broadcast address for the wired IP address? Currently when we remove a laptop from a cart or dock it connects to wireless and then the last registered address in SCCM is for the wireless.

                    Maybe we could…

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                    • Select specific WMI classes or Logfiles in SCCM Support Center

                      It would be nice to have the ability to select specific WMI classes or Logfies easily within the SCCM Support Center. Right now i have to edit the config XML and sometimes the support center crashes. That would Help if you try to pull files or classes for specific Scenario from Clients and you dont Need all of them.

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                      • Change temporary unpack path of Support Center Viewer

                        If i open a "Bundle" in Support Center Viewer all the data gets stored in:
                        C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\ConfigMgrSupportCenter.Common\Temporary

                        It woul be nice to Change that path or to provide a path during the unpack procedure. Right now i have alsmost 8GB of data in that path and it seems to not clean up by itself.

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                        • Filter for Datetime "between" for Support Center Logfile Viewer

                          I would be great to have a between Filter for Datetime in the Support Center Logfile Viewer.
                          Like this:
                          Include: 2017-03-08 11:00:12.323 <->2017-03-09 09:00:12.323

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                          • Incorporate Configuration Manager Servicing Extension's RSS and notification feature to the main product

                            Today Configuration Manager Servicing Extension brings new functionality to the product but it is a separate download. RSS reader can display recent blog postings from the System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog and The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog right to the Admin console. Make this functionality built-in to the main product

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                            • Company Portal Customization

                              I have a customer that, besides the new features in the Software Center, needs to use the Company Portal to all the +6000 users. The question here is the lack of customization. They want to be able to customize:

                              1. The two pictures that appear in the Company Portal
                              2. The color Schema for the tiles in the main page of company portal
                              3. The Language of the App (that can be done changing the OS language).

                              They are making a great an d big investment in the new images to their users and are using a clean desktop with…

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                              • Make the SCCM hybrid diagnostic tool scriptable

                                This is a great tool, but it would be useful if it was able to accept command line parameters so that for situations where the IT person that is managing mobile devices might not necessarily have access to run the tool locally on the site server that hosts the service connection point role or Microsoft Intune connector role. If the tool has able to accept command line parameters, that would also allow me to leverage SCORCH to run the tool with appropriate switches and send the output to someone as a CSV or other format with the results.

                                Tool: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53306

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                                • SCUP SHA-256

                                  When will SCUP support SHA-256 when creating the self signed certificate? the DoD and Industry is moving rapidly to SHA-256 and would like to see this be an option added.

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                                  • Create a client option to clear the Application Catalog history.

                                    We get occasional complaints from our end users that software they once installed from the Application Catalog (e.g. MS Access 2013) still keeps showing up in their Software Center as "Available" once they have either uninstalled it or have been upgraded to e.g. Office 2016.

                                    It would be nice to have an option in the SCCM client to clear the history and make it forget about the previously requested applications from the Application Catalog.

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