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  1. Temporarily suspend any SCCM client activity

    Many of our users (300000) need a feature to temporarily suspend any SCCM activity at least for a limited time per day.
    Activities that need to be suspended are:
    - Downloads
    - Installs
    - Reboots

    Business cases:
    Customers Skype sessions often get disturbed while a download is running in the background. We thought the setting "Suspend Software Center activities when in PowerPoint presentation mode" would help but from what our user reports it doesn't.

    Another scenario are users working on metered connections, e.g. as they are provided by Deutsche Bahn. Users working on such a connection quickly use up their…

    65 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for BITS version 3.5 in the client settings

      In SCCM CB, only the BITS setting of version 1.5 is supported in the client settings.
      These allow only restrictions to common day and make no difference between the workdays or maintenance days.

      The support of a more recent bit version (eg 3.5 - Windows 7 or later) would allow more significant improvements to the content download of Agents and Pull DP:
      1. Differentiation between working days and days off
      2. Differentiation of bandwidths depending on the job priority
      3. Set maintenance days

      A large IT organization with about 1500 Pull DPs has successfully implemented the BITS 3.5 Settings via…

      57 votes
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      • Client cache idea

        I was at MMS and I know you guys are working on this, but I thought I would share a simple idea in case no one has thought of it. Make the current cache size setting into the "Base" cache size. Add a second setting called "Expanded" cache size. Normally the cache will be at the base size, but when it needs to download something larger than the base amount, the expanded setting kicks into effect. For the expanded setting, you specify "Use up to x% of free space on drive" The expanded setting would use as much cache as…

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        • Client cache size - define what remains untouched, reserved for OS

          Defining a fixed cache size always leads to a configuration, that fits first in the beginning, but later not.

          It would be nice to define X% of the hard drive, should remain free, reserved for OS (...etc...). Similar to the configuration and approach by the distribution points.

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          • Add WinRM management to Client Settings Policy

            Today, we use GPO, Image Changes or Logon scripts to make changes to WInRM on a workstation. It would be awesome if the SCCM client could enable WinRM for me. Then enabling (or DISABLING!) WinRM would be as simple as putting a computer in a collection which receives my WinRM policy.

            Sure, there are other ways to do it, but none as resilient as through the SCCM Client.

            15 votes
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            • Add Bitlocker INventory information to default SCCM CB MOF (so no need for modification during MBAM Installation)

              During MBAM installation there is the need to add custom Bitlocker inventory modifications to SCCM Mof file - just fricking add these customizations to default mof (and set to disabled)

              14 votes
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              • Peer Cache feature not working with Workgroup Machines

                - We have tested Peer Cache settings on Domain Joined machines which works well but when testing on Workgroup machines, it doesn't work and gives the error as below:
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                Detected a workgroup client or a client on internet. Superpeer agent won't start
                ==========

                Please find the documentation as below:

                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/client-peer-cache
                Requirements and considerations for Peer Cache
                • Peer Cache is supported on any Windows OS that is supported as Configuration Manager client. Non-Windows operating systems are not supported for Peer Cache.
                • Clients can only transfer content from Peer Cache clients that are in their current boundary group.
                •…

                12 votes
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                • Control Panel applet functionality should be available in Windows 10 Settings

                  Provide a shortcut to the Configuration Manager client via the Windows 10 Settings console, as it is only available in the legacy Control Panel now.

                  11 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Option for "OS Build" Number in Hardware Inventory

                    It would be incredibly useful if the "OS Build" number could be added via Hardware Inventory as admins could then report accurately on which patch level devices are at. e.g. 14393.1532 tells me which version of Windows is installed and also which CU is installed (via the 1532 part of the number).

                    Currently this is only possible via script at build time but would very useful if added as a native item in Hardware Inventory.

                    10 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Client Setting For Cloud Distribution Point and Cloud Management Gateway

                      Add a Client Setting for specification of Cloud Distribution Point and Cloud Management Gateway. This setting would allow to to select any combination of CDPs or CMGs in your environment to assign to clients.

                      By adding this feature you allow for efficient client communication to a customer's CM environment while off network. US clients can communicate with US Azure Regions, Europe clients with Europe Azure Regions, Asia with Asia, etc.

                      9 votes
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                      • Increase timeout for software inventory or allow it to be user settable

                        My software inventory frequently times out. I'd like to see either
                        1. ability to set the default timeout value
                        2. Ability to break the software inventory queries into groups to run at different times

                        -Greg

                        7 votes
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                        • Control Log Settings from Client Settings

                          Set Custom Client Logging settings like Levels, History, Size and possibly Directory via Client Settings.

                          7 votes
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                          • Add toast notification time to client settings

                            Toast notification time needs to be adjustable in client settings.
                            Default time is too short to be easily missed.

                            I know this time setting is easily altered from registry with GPO, but in Client Settings it could be targeted much better and more easily.

                            7 votes
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                            • Software Center View Settings configurable in Client Settings

                              Would love to see the ability to set list view or tile view for Software Center in the Client Settings. List view is much easier to read that tile view and having users change it manually is difficult. Not to mention the settings don't save.

                              7 votes
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                              • Separate Computer Restart policy for Software Updates vs Applications

                                It would help to have a separate Computer Restart timers for Software Updates and Applications (Or everything else).

                                Many of my customers would like to set a 24 hour Computer Restart for Software Updates, but something like 120 min for Applications or Packages.

                                Currently, the timer for Computer Restarts is tied to anything that triggers a reboot.

                                5 votes
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                                • Identical to the anti-malware policy, configure DirectAccess clients to have the option to download security updates/fixes from Microsoft.

                                  Identical to the anti-malware policy, configure DirectAccess clients to have the option to download security updates/fixes from Microsoft. This will remove the need to have a cloud DP or CMG be configured just to have the DA clients be updated with security fixes/patches. If this can be tagged against a boundary group or collection that will be great!

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Embed the ConfigMgr client components / Intune components in Windows 10

                                    Embed the ConfigMgr client components / Intune components in Windows 10 to provide the ability and capability of allowing ConfigMgr to also act and become Intune as well. With the Client components/Agents embedded in the desktop OS, the idea is this would allow for enrollment of desktop devices and enrollment of mobile devices providing the same or similar method for enabling management for both desktop and mobile devices. The ConfigMgr/Intune client agent can only be woken up after the installation of a Configuration Manager site is installed in an Active Directory environment. This would ease and simplify client deployment and…

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                                    • change display name for manufacturer or product in hardware inventory

                                      be able to change display name for manufacturer or product in hardware inventory of client settings, not just software inventory.

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                                      • Fix naming inconsistencies

                                        Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle and Schedule deployment re-evaluation are the same thing so the client action name should align with the client setting to avoid confusion.

                                        I think it's best to gather all other naming issues in a single thread. Feel free to add yours!

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Advertisement Status in Client properties

                                          In the collection when we select a Device -> Right Click Properties we get below tabs

                                          General/Deployement/Variables, Could we have more details in Deployement like Status of deployement(Success/Failed/No Status) in addition to (Software,Program,Type,Collection) so administrator will instant details of deployment status

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