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  1. Improve and Automate the Content Cleanup Tool

    The original UV item for the content cleanup tool was closed when 1702 was released. However, that item has several suggestions for improvement that were not implemented:

    Handle in-process or failed content. This can quickly become a catch-22 where content is failing because a lack of disk space. In process I understand, but if content failed then an option to force it anyways and remove any content not tied to a valid package.

    Support cleanup of the site server's content library.

    Minimize the rights needed to run the tool. Currently, the tool requires 'Full Administrator' which seems overkill. Why wouldā€¦

    105 votes
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  2. Expose v_Update_ComplianceStatusAll in WMI

    Expose SMSUpdateComplianceStatusAll in addition to SMSUpdateComplianceStatus to allow 3rd party tools to differentiate between 'Not Required' and 'Unknown' compliance states for software updates.

    93 votes
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  3. ConfigurationManager PowerShell module should register itself as an Env Variable

    Today, when you install the CM Console, the PowerShell module will be placed under the %CMInstallDirectory%\AdminConsole\Bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1

    This makes sense given where the user is choosing to install the console, and that's fine. But placing it here off the beaten path means that it is not importable using PowerShell's module autodiscovery features. For instance, if a module is found in any of the standard user or system paths (or registered under the $ENV:PsModulePath) the user can easily import the module without having to specify the full path, a big user quality of life win. This is the way that SQL Serverā€¦

    88 votes
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  4. Ability to trigger reboots through the client WMI SDK

    We need a way to use PowerShell (script) to trigger a Reboot using the Software Center Dialogs. This way we can trigger a reboot at the end of an install which will leverage the CM built-in notifications.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/deploy/device-restart-notifications

    Currently, if you have a deployment that triggers a pending reboot, the machine with NOT actually reboot after the install, but instead waits for the deadline. Or if the Deployment had no deadline, the machine will never actually reboot.

    We need a way to have CM trigger a reboot that we can call in a script, so at the end of anā€¦

    72 votes
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  5. Dark Mode in Support Center

    Please add a dark mode for Support Center for Configuration Manager :) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/support/support-center

    70 votes
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  6. 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.

    68 votes
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  7. Add Maintenance Task Results and Details to Monitoring in Console

    Today, you configure maintenance tasks under the administration workspace in the console. To see the results and details around those tasks, you have to go into the component status and parse through the SMSDATABASENOTIFICATION_MONITOR to see when tasks started, stopped, how many records were cleaned, or whether the task failed, or, you can run a query directly against the database that shows when the tasks last started/stopped....but even then the task names in the DB don't necessarily match the names in the console. I propose that there is an area in Monitoring workspace that shows the status forā€¦

    57 votes
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  8. Add the ability to add and edit Install Behavior for Application Deployment types with PowerShell cmdlets

    Add the ability to add and edit Install Behavior for Application Deployment types with PowerShell cmdlets

    54 votes
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  9. Primary site server content library cleanup tool

    Create a tool to scan the Content library on DP co-located on the Primary Site server to remove references to a Package ID that no longer exists.

    45 votes
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  10. Improve folder support in cmdlets

    Actually, it is possible to create a collection with a cmdlet. But we cannot create it in a specific location. We need moving it after creating the collection. Why not just add a parameter to the New-CMDeviceCollection cmdlet?

    37 votes
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    9 comments  ·  SDK, PowerShell, and tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. Folder support is something that is very limited in the cmdlet library today and something that’s in our backlog to improve in a future release. In my opinion, I think the way things should work is if you’re in a collection folder in the cmdlet drive provider, it should just create the collection in the right place.

    I’ve linked this feedback to our internal work item to improve folder support so this doesn’t get lost.

    Thanks!

  11. CMCH should be included

    I really canā€™t understand why CMCH isnā€™t bundled with SCCM... does microsoft give us some other proper solutions to remediate client health? https://secureinfra.blog/2019/01/17/system-center-configuration-manager-client-health-toolset-to-identify-and-remediate-client-issues/

    33 votes
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  12. Expose Task Sequence Engine Component Properties in Status Message Rules for Automation

    It would be nice to have the Properties available to pass to an External Script the same way the Insertion Strings can be.
    What I was specifically trying to accomplish in this case is Adding a Computer to a Collection during a OSD Task Sequence for the Purposes of Software Updates. I created a Status Message Filter Rule that looked for a Client State Message ID 11140 (The task sequence execution engine started execution of a task sequence.) for a Specific Package / Task Sequence. This all worked as expected and launched the external command when the TS Launched (andā€¦

    31 votes
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  13. Bring back CCMClean support

    We need a "manual" or force clean - a complete removal of all traces of the ConfigMgr client to be supported again.

    Too much wasted time is spent trying to track down all the left overs that cause unhealthy clients.

    Thankfully some of those in the community have published scripts that help, but unfortunately they are "not supported" and many times incomplete.

    26 votes
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  14. CMTrace needs multiple highlight rules, and highlighting shortcut.

    Give more options in CMTrace for highlighting.

    25 votes
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  15. "Provision this application for all users on the device" cmdlet

    In release (1810) an option was added to the "User Experience" tab for APPX deployments.

    With the available cmdlets you can automate your deployments, but there is no option to set this outside of the UI.

    Please add a "Provision this application for all users on the device" parameter to the "Add-CMWindowsAppxDeploymentType" cmdlet.

    24 votes
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  16. Provide a Powershell PackageManagement Repository and perhaps management thereof

    PowerShell PackageManagement is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery, Installation and Inventory (SDII) work via a common set of cmdlets (and eventually a set of APIs). Regardless of the installation technology underneath, users can use these common cmdlets to install/uninstall packages, add/remove/query package repositories, and query a system for the software installed.

    Providing a dashboard/portal with the ability to manage the NuGet repository underlying the packagemanagement solution would make SCCM more attractive over phasing it out to go towards Chocolatey Enterprise.

    22 votes
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  17. Web Portal for SCCM

    There are a lot of web portal available for SCCM management also so expensive, we want web portal for SCCM integrated with full management capability like Console,

    21 votes
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  18. 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.

    20 votes
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  19. Combine Azure DevOps and SCCM through the new SCCM API Provider

    I would love to see resource providers in the new Rest API be able to be tied into Azure DevOps and drive Operational deployments in a similar fashion that of Azure DevOps deploys ARM Templates.
    This drives consistency in SCCM, being able to deliver automation with very little infrastructure and development time. This will also become a similar process in which customers are managing azure, so processes and procedures can be replicated for SCCM management.

    18 votes
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  20. CMTrace select font eg monospace

    Allow to select view font in CMTrace, eg monospace. Per session (some files look better in default font, some would look better to view in monospace).

    17 votes
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