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  1. Use SCCM to remote control multiple monitors

    When using SCCM to remote control multiple monitors; allow the ability to select only one monitor to be remote controlled; vs. the option now of only stretching.

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      61 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Reduce the amount of time needed perform a CM upgrade

      For most companies, Configuration Manager is becoming a mission critical service the requires less and less downtime. Upgrading large environments/DBs can take up to 5 hours for the CAS, and 4-5 hours for primary sites. Also, most customers want to get the latest hotfixes installed right after performing an upgrade. In some cases, the hotfixes take just a long to complete as the original upgrade. Overall, this can require long outages (sometimes 2 days) to get current.

      Potential Solutions:

      1. The ability to upgrade directly to the latest hotfix as noted here:
      https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/33166225-upgrade-sccm-directly-to-rollup-version

      2. Reduce the time needed to regenerate…

      53 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ConfigMgr Web Console

        Introduce ConfigMgr Web Console and remove the need to update the console on every device with each SCCM CB Upgrade as local admin rights are needed to update the console.

        The ConfigMgr Web Console might be similar to Azure Portal with Microsoft Intune.

        With SCCM CB updates getting released more frequently than before, this will provide benefits and ease of management. The Admins can connect to the ConfigMgr console from any computer in the organisation without the need to install it.

        406 votes
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          18 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Apply this schedule to: [_] OS Deployment Task Sequences [_] Software Update Deployments [_] Standard Software Distribution (Applications an

          Add Additional Options for Maintenance Window Schedules. Add check boxes to select how the schedule should be applied.

          For Example

          Apply this schedule to:
          [_] OS Deployment Task Sequences
          [_] Software Update Deployments
          [_] Standard Software Distribution (Applications and Packages)

          44 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • More control of the Software Center

            Give us the possibility to
            a) do a fine configuration centrally of the SW Center
            e.g. sorting order, list view, filters, etc.
            b) keep users settings of the SW Center
            e.g. list view, sorting, tabs
            c) provide more detail status
            e.g. why "Waiting to install" ?

            49 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Maintenance window recurrence pattern offset from a base day

              Allow the recurrence pattern for maintenance windows to be scheduled with an offset from a base day.

              Meaning, if we want a maintenance window on the Wednesday following the Second Tuesday of every month, we could configure a maintenance window for the Second Tuesday with a +1 offset.

              (This would be similar to the offset option added to ADRs in 1802.)

              77 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 Server…

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                  2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix Application Supercedence in Task Sequence during OSD

                  Application A and Application B. Application B supersedes Application A. The content is removed off the DPs for Application A.. A task sequence (non-OSD TS) deployment of Application B fails with "The software could not be found on any servers at this time." After reading the logs, it is looking for Application A. BUT a regular application deployment Application B, it works fine, so this issue is ONLY occurring in TS.

                  48 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to specify the keyboard layout in the Boot Images properties

                    I know we can use the DISM command to set the input locale but from my point of view it should exist a field in the Boot Image properties where you could specify the layout you want.

                    17 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change the way the new tag is used in software center

                      There is the great functionality of tagging "new" software in the software center and showing this software right at the top of all apps. Today this tag is dependent on the date the deployment has been created and or set to be available for 7 days as a global setting. It would be great to show this tag from a users perspective. This would also align to the often used concept of having a collection with the software deployed and the members get added on demand. So if a customer is ordering a software it is shown on his client…

                      40 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for custom table synchronization into Data Warehouse

                        Issue: Support for custom table synchronization into Data Warehouse

                        Currently, although a method exists to extend tables that can be imported into the Data Warehouse, we learnt recently that this is not supported. We feel this represents a gap with the following impacts:
                        - Not all tables from the SCCM database are currently synced into the DW. Even a common AI table like Install_Software_Data must be synced via this custom process. This is a table used heavily in AI based software title reporting and therefore a common addition to the DW.
                        - Custom inventory tables – inventory extension/customization is a…

                        62 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatically Publish Full Content for Third Party Software Updates

                          With the release of CB 1806 we are now able to publish third party updates using custom catalogs. Ideally, third party patches would function exactly like first party patches from an administration and automation perspective. Currently there's two main areas where this is not the case.

                          Synchronization Schedule:
                          I could be wrong on this but I believe that subscribed catalogs sync automatically every 24-hours. While that's nice, it would be great to simply integrate with the existing sync schedule. Sync the catalogs, publish relevant metadata to WSUS, then sync the SUP(s).

                          Automatic Deployment Rules:
                          Currently, only update metadata is published…

                          27 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add BITS Priority settings for Package ans Application

                            BITS job is creates as LOW priority when deploy package or application, but Software Updates download are launched with a BITS priority NORMAL and software updates download prior to package or applications.

                            If it take a long time to download QU/FU and user want to deploy package or app immediately during client download QU/FU, users cannot do it as far as downloading QU/FU due to the difference of BITS priority.

                            Add BITS Priority settings for Package ans Application in this scenario.

                            27 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Multiple Custom Tabs in Software Center

                              With 1806 we have the ability to add a custom tab to Software Center. This makes this the place to go for all your IT needs.

                              We would like to see this extended further by allowing admins to add more than one tab to Software Center. Hopefully our users would never need to leave Software Center for their IT experience in Windows with this feature.

                              28 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Disconnected Secondary Site

                                This would allow a Secondary Site to operate disconnected from the hierarchy for a set amount of time. During this disconnected state the Primary above it would not try to reach out to the Secondary (and vice versa) but would wait (similar to a prestage DP) for the interval specified before trying. Also the Secondary while disconnected would process its client information similar to a Primary and optimize the replication data so that when the connection was re-established there wouldn't be a huge backlog. This would allow hierarchies with devices that have limited or no connectivity for extended periods at…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix very slow content download (and constant certificate checks) - in a HTTPS Only infra - for OS upgrades through Task Sequence.

                                  Basically we observe a very slow content download ("Upgrade Operating System" + "Download package content" step, for the driver packs) when doing Win10 in-place upgrade through a TS over HTTPS.
                                  Issue occurs on both Win10 1607/1703, using SCCM 1802 (back-end and client).
                                  Approx. 90% of the smsts.log entries are all about certificate validation (sometimes even multiple times for 1 downloaded file).
                                  After each selection/validation action, a status of <success> is returned.. but only seconds later the same selection/validation is attempted over and over again.

                                  45 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Integrate /ResetBase and WIM Optimization/Exporting into Offline Servicing

                                    In the interest in making my OS deployment task sequences as fast and as optimized as possible, I always optimize WIM files anytime they're updated or re-created.

                                    In my build/capture task sequence, I add a step at the very end before capture to run DISM /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase so that all of the superseded updates are removed from the base image before it is captured. This results in a smaller WIM file and obviously, faster deployment times.

                                    With the built-in Offline Servicing option for OS images, once new updates are added, they remain in the component store of the image when…

                                    63 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add task sequence auditing

                                      The inability to know exactly what changes were made (and by whom) in a task sequence is a significant pain point. Something close what AGPM provides for group policies would be ideal, but even basic auditing capabilities as a starting point would help tremendously.

                                      15 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Run Software Update Evaluation After Updates Have Installed

                                        The recent Servicing Stack Update released out of band in May was made a requirement for the June cumulative updates but itself did not require a reboot. This created a conundrum for organizations patching devices with maintenance windows. Because of the lack of reboot on the servicing stack update there was no option to run a full evaluation that would detect that the cumulative update was now applicable and install it within the same maintenance window.

                                        A few ways to solve that problem but the one that strikes me as straight forward is to modify, extend, or duplicate the "if…

                                        27 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ModernSleep - Software Inventory - File Scan Issue

                                          Issue: Scanning for EXE files during software inventory keeps getting killed by ModernSleep behavior on "tablet style" devices across our enterprise.

                                          On a users machine you can see after his machine is locked a “CSEvent Enter Event” is recorded. Within seconds the Inventory process detects the event and is shutting down. This process repeats several times daily and the scan never gets completed.

                                          One article I read talks about disabling ModernSleep on Dell computers has already caused issues for them. Contacting Lenovo they say that disabling this is not recommended as it may impact the ability to talk to drivers…

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