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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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      22 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 169 votes
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        6 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.

        51 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.

          16 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.

            11 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.

              10 votes
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              • 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.

                9 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.

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • 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…

                          4 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Replace Status Message Viewer and Service Manager

                            Please Replace this VERY OLD GUI's and integrate them in the SCCM Console!

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • cumulative updates versions for consoles

                              When installing a cumulative update on console , the version seen in windows "program and features" or in sccm resource explorer - installed application is not updated. making the CU deployment difficult to follow up. Could you be sure this is updated with the CU installation. screenshots for CU3 in attached doc

                              4 votes
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                              • Log File access

                                Log files - It would be helpful to have links to log files that pertain to the different tasks we do in SCCM. For instance when deploying apps we could have access to log files right in the Deployment\(AppName) area

                                3 votes
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                                  0 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.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Bluescreen dumpfile analysis

                                    Run a remote scan of dump files created in the minidump folder of local clients as you would with WinDbg X86 or X64 but having this ability from with in the config manager console.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Clear ccmcache from SCCM Console

                                      IT would be a nice option to have the option to clear CCMCache folder directly from SCCM Admin console by right-clicking on the client.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Open Computer Management and Explore Computers C: Drive from Console

                                        Option to open Computer Management and Explore Computers C: Drive from SCCM console when right clicking in a computer.

                                        When trubleshooting a machie it would be nive to have an easy wasy to open file explorer at C: drive, just by right clicking on the machine.
                                        Currently i have to either copy hostname and C$ to it.

                                        It would also be helpful to be able to open Computer managment console for machine in quiestion from SCCM console.

                                        2 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.

                                          2 votes
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