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  1. Improved automation and extensibility by exposing Configuration Manager functionality through a REST web API

    Exposing Configuration Manager functionality through RESTful web API's would open up a whole new world for interacting with ConfigMgr.
    E.g. a web Admin console and easier integration with Service Management Automation (SMA).
    It should also be easier for 3rd party vendors to create new web based solutions for say an self-service portal or a Windows App for tracking an OS or application deployment on a mobile device or phone.
    Personally I would really like any easier way to interact with ConfigMgr. when running in Windows PE (OS Deployment) or a web portal for non-admins to provision new or existing machine…

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      4 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Introduce a CLI for Client Peer Cache

      The new client peer cache functionality is great and we are currently evaluating whether it can replace our current alternate content provider.
      The main functionality that is missing in Client Peer Cache is a CLI or API that can be used on the SCCM client to download a specific content id.
      It would be great if we could launch a command or cmdlet to trigger the download of content using client peer cache and if that is not available download from the DP.

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      • Improve and document the AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder tool

        A lot of customers would like to customize their admin consoles to add some missing views, columns and actions. For example, displaying User device affinity in Devices list or vice versa.

        AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder is a good tool for this but it is very unfriendly and there is zero documentation on it.

        It would be great if you add docs on it and improve the tool itself

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        • Custom Catalog

          Each Company want's to have a 'software' catalog and be able to customize it the way they want.

          Having one mandatory software center, even a new one, does not fill this need.

          I believe the model with a WebSite and a Web Service like the sofware catalog should be extend for the whole applications, even applications actually targeted with the use of the software center.

          At the moment, informations are acquired by wmi and also by the catalog web service, and it does not make it easy to develop our own catalog.

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          • Running ConfigMgr Control Panel applet actions should ignore throttling settings

            When running an action from the ConfigMgr control panel applet, e.g. "File Collection" or "Software Inventory" the action should be executed immediatley and not respect the throttling settings. Internally it should be handled differently whether an action is triggered by the scheduler or an user.

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            • Allow third party applications or scripts to send status messages in WinPE

              Currently we have the ability to post status messages in the OS, but not under WinPE. We'd very much like to be able to report on Nomad download progress during the WinPE stage of the deployment in order to true up the new Nomad dashboard with this part of the deployment process.

              4 votes
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              • Configuration Manager Properties tool Show Actions Status

                The Control Panel app Configuration Manager Properties tool is an easy way to manually start client side actions on PCs. However you have no way to tell that the action worked unless you dig through numerous log files. A simple status message next to each command would allow you to see what is currently running on the client and when each step last completed. Would greatly speed up troubleshooting time and allow non SCCM admins a way to tell what is actively running.

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                • Allow third-party code to read secret task sequence variables value

                  Currently there is no way to use Secret Task Sequence Variables in third-party extension to SCCM. Please, add API for this or document how to achieve this.

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                    0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                  • Allow Console Extensions to access the Connected Site Code and Connected Server

                    Allow Console Extensions to access the Connected Site Code and Connected Server when launched from areas in the console that aren't IResultObjects. When an extension is launched from a node such as Applications or Packages, we no longer can use the ##SUB:__Server## or ##SUB:__Namespace## fields. Similarly for assembly based extensions, the IResultObject is null and we can't get at the IResultObject.ConnectionManager property.

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                    • Management Point Extension

                      ConfigMgr has a great, well known and tested connection with its managed clients. Companies sometimes need to extend this environment to achieve more with less. Having the option to extend the Management Point functionality with the SDK would be a great addition.

                      What i have in mind would be:
                      1- be able to extend the client settings options (like a hardware inventory, etc. where the IT Admin can add a schedule for a task to happen)
                      2- all clients with a DLL installed (manually or via SCCM itself), will execute the task on a schedule basis
                      3- SCCM client will…

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