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  1. Include the Right Click tools kit as part of the Console, not as a seperate download addon

    Include the Right Click tools adon as part of the Console install, not as a seperate download addon

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      24 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 216 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • WSUS Mainteannce

        There should be a few built in maintenance tasks to go through and complete all the maintenance tasks that are needed for WSUS. I find having to run through these steps every month to be quite tedious requiring a lot of change control each month to get the maintenance work completed for WSUS.

        Everything described in this article should be automatically done by CM: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/01/26/the-complete-guide-to-microsoft-wsus-and-configuration-manager-sup-maintenance/

        125 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Access log files from Console

          Make the log files directly accessible via the console rather than digging around in the file system trying to remember which file holds which logs and ideally make them accessible from a context menu in the relevant areas.

          56 votes
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          • Generate a master log file of all client log files.

            There is a lot of very detailed information in the individual component client logs files, But with all that detail in so many logs, it can be difficult to tell what the client is doing at any given time. I would like to see a master log of all the high level client activity and timestamps.
            12:00 hardware inventory started
            12:02 hardware inventory complete
            12:05 policy download
            12:08 software inventory started
            etc...
            It would help narrow down the number of logs to examine and the timeframes to look at.

            30 votes
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              Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SCCM Client Actions: Add 'Run All' button

              On client machines, in Configuration Manager Properties and the Actions tab I would like to see the addition of a 'Run All' button rather than having to click on each individual action and then click Run Now.

              Thanks,

              Andrew

              24 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • client health remediation

                we need a better way to check, and resolve client health from within the console with out having to go the web and collect a wide range of third party scripts/apps to help resolve the issues.

                for example: duplicates GUID. inactive clients, etc..

                things like this should be available from the start.

                17 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • to locate devices by ip address

                  The easiest way to find a device on a network is with the physical layer information. I can't even understand why this wouldn't be an option. At times while troubleshooting getting the IP address from the end user is the only information that you can gather.

                  15 votes
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                  • Monitor database fragmentation and notify based on the value

                    One of the most issues found is database performance based on fragmented indexes. A notification or automatic defragmentation on for the relevant indexes would be nice.

                    15 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • better admin experience for troubleshooting site replication

                      @JasonSandys: "When it works, it works fine. When it breaks, God help you cause no one else can."

                      Add your comments on how we can make this better.

                      14 votes
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                        Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SCCM Console UI: Configuration Manager Service Manager should be in built-in as part of Monitoring

                        Configuration Manager Service Manager (the start/stop services window) should be in built-in as part of Monitoring, and sped up!

                        13 votes
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                          Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Client action to send state messages to MP

                          Many times when you are testing something with ConfigMgr, you'd like to send client state messages immediately to MP. Now you need to wait for state message reporting cycle to occur. You can start the other client cycles manually with Configuration Manager Control Panel utility (or remotely from ConfigMgr console) except state messages.

                          11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Check ccmexec service health to avoid stuck SCCM agent based on long sleep/hibernate usage

                            Issue:
                            SCCM clients get stuck after a while when devices use only sleep/hibernate mode instead of restart. The ccmexec service still show running but logs are not updated anymore and not reporting at all. Only killing service and restart solve the problem. Two times showed during MS cases.
                            Idea: Improve Client health to check for instance once per day the health of ccmexec service and logs timestamp and restart service if required.

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SCCM Capture - Reboot problem with Windows 10 1703 just before WinPE step

                              I just started creating a new set of Windows 10 1703 images and while the build operation went just fine, the capture part seems to be experiencing a bit of trouble just before entering the WinPE step. As it turns out the "reboot" before WinPE just doesn't take place although it's clearly visible during the TS progress window that that's the intention. The target system remains in a state where most drivers are cleaned up as part of the sysprep step.

                              The temporary remediation is to manually reboot the system. Afterwards it continues straight to WinPE and captures the system…

                              7 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • UTC Time

                                Record log file entries in local client time NOT UTC. cant accurately trouble shoot time sensitive event.

                                7 votes
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                                • Integrate the features of the SCCM Client Center into console

                                  The third party application SCCM client center provides essential troubleshooting support for the client. Why not integrate the features into the Admin console?

                                  6 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Option to right click on a computer or collection and rerun an advertisement.

                                    Option to right click on a computer or collection and rerun an advertisement.

                                    This will help us a lot because when doing mass deployments many times we have deployments failing on few computers.
                                    If we have this option we can either right click on individual computers and rerun advertisement or create a new collection of failed computers and rerun advertisement on collection.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Upgrade logging improvements

                                      Upgrade needs to have better logging - for example during an upgrade, the spimportinventory stored procedure was failing on a merge with SQL error 8672:
                                      The MERGE statement attempted to UPDATE or DELETE the same row more than once. This happens when a target row matches more than one source row.

                                      Tracking this down was difficult because of the MERGE statement - if each row were being processed separately, the specific problem data could be called out when an error occurs.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Sccm 2012 1702 allways create unknown computer object.

                                        TS not found because computer not in any collection, if i delete unknown object it will created as unknown again after restart client.

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                                        • Run ccmeval.exe on right-click

                                          When checking Client Status it would improve the experience if I could run ccmeval on a client that has failed any test immediately to see if the issue still exists.

                                          4 votes
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