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  1. Allow custom icons in software center for Task Sequences

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per App Task Sequence in the Software Center.

    1,210 votes
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      72 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      1,491 votes
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        66 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow customer icons in software center for Package/Programs

        Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
        This is to specify an icon per legacy package/program in the Software Center.

        91 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Computer restart - 'User reboot experience' prompt

          Add a new client setting to always display the 'User reboot experience' prompt when restarts are triggered regardless of deployment type. This prompt would allow the user to be reminded of the pending restart in X amount time, restart now, or simply hide and ignore the prompt. This intention is to provide a consistent user reboot and deferral process across software update and application/package deployments. When enabled, this prompt would be triggered instead of the temporary dialog prompt. Just looking to improve the user experience when we force a reboot of their system.

          84 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make the Custom Tab a User Client Setting instead of a Device Client Setting

            It would be useful to many orgs if the "Custom Tab" setting, for Software Center, was a User Client setting instead of a Device Client setting. This way we could set sites for departments, or groups, and no matter what machine they sign into it will always display the page (SharePoint, etc) that we would like them to see.

            For instance, in my own environment, we have users utilizing upwards of 20 different PCs a day. They don't have a "primary PC", and user device affinity is not accurate enough for us (through no fault of UDA; it works fine…

            15 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  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…

              65 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add preflight checks and improve documentation for the “Modify SQL Server configuration” option

                1.) When running the SCCM Setup Wizard and choosing “Modify SQL Server configuration” there does not appear to be an adequate preflight check to ensure Config Manager is running with full administrative rights to A) operating systems, B) SQL instances and C) Config Manager itself. These permissions are (obviously) critical to a SQL configuration change. In enterprise environments, setup.exe should be reaching out to check rights to all the things it needs to modify (file system, registry, certificates, etc.) before it executes the changes. Partial modification of the configuration has catastrophic results.

                2.) Execution of the SQL configuration change does…

                22 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow setting of default icons in software center

                  Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
                  This is to allow the changing of the default icons for all task sequences, or all package / programs in software center.

                  17 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enhance Phased Deployment for Applications

                    TL;DR: Make Phased Deployments for Applications the same as Phased Deployments for Task Sequences where you can create up to 10 phases and manually initiate the second phase of deployment.

                    Explanation:
                    Currently in 1806 although you can create a phased deployment for an Application, you're limited in two key areas:

                    1) You cannot manually create phases for an application
                    2) You cannot manually begin the second phase of deployment for an application
                    3) You are limited to 2 phases for an application

                    In our environment we follow a controlled graceful deployment process where an Application Model application is deployed office-by-office…

                    33 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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…

                      65 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

                        445 votes
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                          20 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)

                          49 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  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.)

                            93 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Collections  ·  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" ?

                              52 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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.

                                21 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Reboot during Inplace Upgrade TS breaks the Processing

                                  If for some reason the machine is rebooted while the Inplace Upgrade is running (ModernHostSetup.exe), the task sequence is not picked up again and stays for ever in "on progress".
                                  The TS should detect an unwanted reboot and retry/proceed as it is possible to select with Updates.

                                  11 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Generate a 'fast' deployment option

                                    The idea here is based on customer conversations recently. During the deployment of content (all types in theory) have a tick box in the deployment wizard to make this a 'fast' deployment. This in turn would generate an immediate client action on the target collection to go check for said content which would bypass the routine scheduled check that the client would make.
                                    I appreciate there would be processing time to take into account so the client didn't check before deployment was processed. But of that could be worked around this could be a great option to utilise fast channel. …

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Run Scripts: scripts results does not show systems offline or failed

                                      The SCCM scripts feature is new and so far works very well, however there is no feedback on systems offline or failed. The lower pie graph shows the numbers offline/failed but you cannot view them. The results tab only shows return codes of systems that actually executed scripts.

                                      10 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  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…

                                        85 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • SCCM CB 1806 - Software Center slow to load "available" user-deployed apps

                                          In SCCM CB 1806, we're no longer leveraging the AppCatalog roles for User-deployed applications With that said, I spoke to Mark Silvey and Raghu Kethineni at MS Ignite to express some concerns around how long it takes Software Center to load (50 seconds to over 1 minute) the initial list of applications after a user launches Software Center. We have A LOT of apps we make available to users.

                                          Is there any way to speed this up from an IIS / Management Point perspective (cmuser service authentication / lookup ? )

                                          Or maybe perform an initial query of '50 apps'…

                                          12 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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