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  1. Multi Tenant support for Microsoft cloud services integrated with ConfigMgr

    We hear this request a lot, so I'm adding it here.
    ConfigMgr integrates with many Microsoft Cloud Services:
    * WUFB
    * WSFB
    * Windows Upgrade Analytics
    * OMS
    * etc
    For each of the above services, sometimes a company may have multiple tenants. Please allow ConfigMgr to manage multiple tenants for each of these services.

    156 votes
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      6 comments  ·  multi-tenant/ISP  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TRusted Source locations - Complete the Trusted Source story

      I would like to see Trusted Source locations to be added to ConfigMgr as a Node in Administration, and permission so that only Full Administrator or a specific RBA Role can manage these locations.

      All ConfigMgr wizards that allow path data-entry will be changed to become a drop down list of approved Trusted Source locations. The User will be able to navigate into the folder structure of the Trusted Source location, creating new directories with a restriction on placing content on the root of the Trusted Source location, since this can induce data-loss if the sub-folder is not specified in…

      36 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integrate LEDBAT into ConfigMgr

        LEDBAT is a Congestion Control Mechanism that's coming to Windows Server 2016/Windows 10. Successfully used by BitTorrent/Apple Software Update to reduce Bandwidth Saturation during content downloads. This would make WAN transfers of content by BITS (or any other mechanism) 'give way' to other business traffic. Would also improve Software Update scans and HW/Inv Uploads to the MP. LEDBAT makes sure that only unused bandwidth is used for the transfer.

        30 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Stronger user notification when software installs are pending

          On the lock screen - create a message that says: you have software ready to install in XX days (or by xx date, yy time) - when software is available and waiting for the install deadline. This way it is visible to users as they come back from lunch or meeting or bio.
          Even better if you can make the screen change color (GAR) as the date gets closer ...

          39 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Better default Products/Languages selections when adding a new SUP

            Please provide more meaningful default products/language selections when you add a new SUP.

            Now there are selected by default products that are not supported by Microsoft/ConfigMgr (e.g. Windows XP, Windows Vista, Office 2002/XP).

            Personally, there shouldn't be any products selected if you cannot provide the current (= at the time when ConfigMgr CB version was releeased) metadata information.

            I don't know if there is ANY customer in the world, who would like to have all the languages that are selected by default. Only English should be selected as default.

            32 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make automatic client upgrade more intelligent to not break other running installations

              Right now, the automatic Client upgrade scheduled Task is not aware of any running installations. So if appenforce.log shows a running Installation and at the same time the randomly timed scheduled tasks kicks in, the Installation cannot finish without error and will randomly leave the Installation or the SCCM Client itself in a unhealthy state. A reinstallation is the only way out.

              Repro steps
              - Activate automatic Client Upgrade in Hierarchy settings
              - Exclude some test clients from automatic client upgrade
              - Create an Application with a deploymenttype using a custom script
              - As the script, use a batch file…

              152 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop CMTrace from asking us if we want to use it as the default viewer for log files in WinPE

                Please add the following registry keys to WinPE whenever a Boot Image is created/updated to prevent it from asking every time if we want to use CMTrace as the default viewer for log files:

                Reg add HKU\Software\Classes\.lo_ /ve /d Log.File /f

                Reg add HKU\Software\Classes\.log /ve /d Log.File /f

                Reg add HKU\Software\Classes\Log.File\shell\open\command /ve /d "\"x:\sms\bin\i386\CMTrace.exe\" \"%%1\"" /f

                See more here: https://miketerrill.net/2017/05/13/how-to-open-cmtrace-in-winpe-like-a-boss/

                18 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Validate Endpoint is online for Peer Cache

                  When using Peer Cache, if the Peer is no longer online or not available for connect there is a 7.5 min delay to fail to the next system. if the first connection was a validation of the systems online status ("Are you there") the need for this delay would not be needed. the requesting client could attempt to make connection (presumably when it's doing the resource checks for Battery, CPU load, Disk IO and available connections) and if the connection times out (very short reasonable time) it moves to the next peer on the list.

                  37 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Retry mechanism when deleting packages

                    When a package is deleted from the console, the packages/apps are removed from the database. If for any reason a pull DP or DP is not available, or WMI has issues on those remotes site systems, the files on the remote SCCM content Lib are not removed. This creates orphaned files on the Content Lib and causes storage issues on the servers.
                    We are working with a customer that as a large number of PullDP's so we would like to suggest on the behalf of our customer, to have a retry mechanism in the console to delete the content from…

                    41 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Locate Device

                      Ability to locate the device (very usefull if a user lost the mobile phone)

                      24 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Include MDT and most current ADK as optional "Features" that can be installed through the Updates and Servicing Node

                        I would love to see both MDT and ADK integrated into all new Builds of ConfigMgr as optional Features. This enhancement would give Admins option to enable them if they choose or if they simply want to upgrade to the latest version. This alleviates the need to install MDT separately but more importantly, ends the guess work to determine what ADK is required to deploy the latest version of Windows. This enhancement will also provide a central repository for MDT and ADK by leveraging the Updates and Servicing node within the Admin Console.

                        23 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Wants to get display notifcation message in clients to close any opened Office 365 apps while updates installation started

                          In SCCM 1610 users are not displaying notification message in clients to close any Office 365 opened apps before Office updates installation started in "Software Center" and even we set forceappshutdown=False switch in Configuration.xml file for Office 365

                          157 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More possibilities when locking a Device

                            More possibilities when locking a device.

                            In other MDM Systems you have the possibility to write a text which should stand on the display (for example if you lose your phone an someone finds it you can write to the display "please call this number *** when you find this phone")
                            In other MDM Systems it's also possible to change the PIN Code for the phone, to what the admin wants, while locking the device. (also

                            24 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hide configuration baselines targeted to mobile devices on Windows clients

                              In a hybrid environment all user targeted baselines are displayed on Configuration Manager Control Panel utility. In the attached picture from a Windows 10 client, you can see that there are baselines that make sense only on iOS/Android/WP devices.

                              Those baselines shouldn't be visible on Windows ConfigMgr client. They just confuse users/admins.

                              36 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Auto Client Upgrade – possibility to use default boundary/fallback DPs and ignore maintenance Windows

                                The auto client Upgrade would be a nice feature if the admin would have more possibilities to configure it. Actually the feature can’t be used for clients which has no matching boundary or has got a maintenance window. It is not possible to use the feature for the client deployment for all clients in the environment if the fallback option or a maintenance window is used. So it would be helpful for the client agent update process, to implement two additional features.

                                - Allow clients to use distribution points from default site boundary group
                                - Ignore Maintenance windows and force…

                                30 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to Rename Programs within Packages

                                  In Software Library > Packages...

                                  When you create a new package or import an MSI there are predetermined "Programs" that are labeled "Per-system unattended" or "Per-user unattended" it would be great to have the ability to rename these existing programs. The only option currently is to delete the program and recreate it.

                                  44 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Have PkgXferMgr set *all* jobs destined to a given Pull DP to retry after the configured interval on failure

                                    Currently, if there are 100 jobs in DistributionJobs destined for a given Pull DP, and PkgXferMgr fails to connect to the DP for the first one, only that job is marked with a retry time 20 minutes (by default) in the future. We then move on to the next jobs, all destined for the same DP, and mark them individually for retry. In a very busy environment with lots of Pull DPs and jobs, having just 5 or 6 DPs that are offline, this looping prevents PkgXferMgr from scheduling most of the jobs that are destined to DPs that are…

                                    42 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • New SCCM Maintenance Task "Clean up Deployment Status Messages older than x days"

                                      Install Status Messages of TaskSequences or Applications still exist how long as the associated deployment exists.
                                      In a big SCCM environment (>150.000) with a static deployment construct. (one catalog object, one software, one collection, one deployment) Status Messages are the cause for a strong increase of the database size.
                                      In spite of using Status Filter Rules in the SCCM hierarchy.
                                      For the order workflow, or for troubleshooting only status message were required up to 30 days.

                                      So a hopefully simple Maintenance Task can save a lot of Hard disc space.

                                      32 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Software Center "Sort by" default view

                                        Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

                                        69 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • More persistent Software Update restart notification

                                          Currently behavior is that if Software Updates have installed and a restart is required, initial notification will pop up and then disappear. User may not have seen notification and often will not see any further notifications unless they happen to be in front of the system at just the right time or see the final no-dismiss dialog.

                                          Would be great to have the initial restart dialog remain on screen until user dismisses (or initiates restart) to ensure dialog is seen by user. Dialog should include time remaining to restart deadline.

                                          70 votes
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