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  1. Extend the downloadable time of the peer cache source.

    There is a 24 hour time limit for a PeerCache client to download from a Peercache source.
    When distributing large files, the token may expire and the download may not complete.
    we expect to extend the 24-hour constraint. (For example, 1week.)

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  2. Install Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) Before Other Updates When User Initiated

    The Current Branch 2002 release introduced a feature to install SSUs first but only when triggered by the deadline.
    From the docs:
    "SSUs are installed first only for non-user initiated installs. For instance, if a user initiates an installation for multiple updates from Software Center, the SSU might not be installed first."

    A lot of work has been put into encouraging user-participation in the patching process. I want the user to decide when they're ready to install the updates and avoid situations where the deadlines impact their work. In those scenarios the behavior introduced in 2002 therefore not helpful.

    Iā€¦

    146 votes
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  3. Use a fixed-width font (like consolas) for better script readability in ConfigMgr in all text-boxes where you type or paste scripts

    There are several areas in the Configuration Manager Console with text fields for entering or pasting scripts. The Scripts feature, CI Detection and Remediation, Application Detection, etc. The font used in these areas is not script friendly. Tabs and spaces are hard to discern and the scripts look downright messy. Using Consolas or another monospaced font would preserve the nice looking formatting you've just copied out of somewhere like VS Code, and would make the script easier to read when you go to look at it later in the ConfigMgr Console. Please change it :)

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    3 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this great idea. This is something we are looking improve for Configuration Manager 2010. The 2007 Technical Preview now uses fixed-width fonts in the following areas of the console:

    • Application scripts
    • Configuration item scripts
    • WMI-based collection membership queries
    • CMPivot queries
    • Scripts
    • Task Sequence PowerShell scripts and command lines

    Some additional fixes have also been made to further improve these scenarios:

    • Resizable windows for viewing/entering scripts
    • Using horizontal scrolling instead of word wrapping for scripts

    Please try it out and send us a frown if there’s anything we missed or any other areas you’d like to see fixed width font support.

  4. Enable BranchCache on Task Sequence - Download On Demand Content

    For a Task Sequence, any content you have referenced and as long as you have "Download All Content Before Starting" set on the Deployment, it will download the Content into the CCMCache using BranchCache. However, we don't want to "Download all Content before Starting" in several situations, and in those cases, The Task Sequence doesn't leverage BranchCache at all for the download, which is VERY Bad.

    Please enable the ability for a Task Sequence to leverage BranchCache during an active Task Sequence when it downloads content during the Task Sequence.

    Priority 1, Make this work in Full OS
    Priority 2,ā€¦

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  5. Resume a Download Package Step

    Hi,

    Allow to resume a download package step.

    When a user run a TS with a "Download Package Step" downloading a 20Gb .wim file ; when this user restart his computer ; Download Package Step is restarting from 0

    46 votes
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  6. "IsVirtual" builtin task sequence variable

    We need a builtin task sequence variable indicating computer is virtual or not (like TS builtin variable _SMSTSBootUEFI)

    46 votes
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  7. Windows Application Packager (WinGet) Integration

    I would like configmgr to integrate with winget.

    https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/windows-package-manager-preview/

    Please allow me to simply tell winget to install/uninstall an application and allow sccm to monitor the result codes. Provide winget as a part of the sccm client install. Reduce my work effort to deploy applications!

    This should be a native deployment type as well. Let sccm ingest all the possible applications winget supports!

    Allow application content to be stored via Microsoft Connected Cache!

    77 votes
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  8. SCUP has a package limit of 2GB

    SCUP has a package limit of 2GB built into the code:

    newItem.FileSize = Convert.ToInt32(new FileInfo(validPackageSource).Length);
    --- This is an Int32, and the max size of an Int32 is 2GB.

    This should be changed to either UINT or ULONG to allow for larger update packages.

    34 votes
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  9. Show the expiration date of the CMG certificate

    When you open the properties of CMG, the expiration date of the CMG certificate should be shown.

    And there should be a console notification if the expiration of the certificate is in less than 7 days.

    23 votes
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  10. OSD - Create Variable to control creation of DisableCMDRequest.TAG in Setup Windows & ConfigMgr Step

    During OSD, specifically the Setup Windows & Configuration Manager Step, the step creates the file DisableCMDRequest.TAG right before rebooting from WinPE into the Full OS

    This disables the F10 prompt during the Windows Setup.

    Could you allow us to change this behavior via TS variable?
    Example: SMTSTDisableCMDRequest = False

    [Bonus] Then also automatically set the it to false if TSDebugMode = True

    This would be helpful for troubleshooting Windows Errors during Setup before the TS kicks back in after setup. (SetupComplete.cmd runs)

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your suggestion. Updating status to noted – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Can you elaborate with some examples of why this would be needed?

    We already have the task sequence debugger and comprehensive logging. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/osd/deploy-use/debug-task-sequence

    Also, Windows developed SetupDiag which can be run from the task sequence or used on setup.exe completion https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

  11. Support Cloud Imaging without internal MP

    Please add support for cloud imaging without a local MP, meaning get all content for OSD, including policies from the CMG.

    67 votes
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  12. Provide a consistent deployment strategy for updating MS applications

    Different products teams decide how they will deploy there updates and various methods are needed to control deployments.
    Example: MS 365 Apps, Edge, AIP are available as software updates which is very good. OneDrive they ask you to go out to this site and check when the update will be available to the enterprise ring. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/onedrive-release-notes-845dcf18-f921-435e-bf28-4e24b95e5fc0?ui=en-us&rs=en-us&ad=us. You then have to download it and deploy it before the date to stop it from pulling down from the internet. Teams no way to control it and no idea when it will update. PowerBi have to go out download and deploy it.ā€¦

    28 votes
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  13. BitLocker Network Unlock via CM Client Peer

    Create a Client Setting that would turn the CM Client into a BitLocker Network Unlock proxy agent. This would really enable the powerful BitLocker Network Unlock feature to be widely used and adopted in the enterprise, as the current WDS method is limited.

    65 votes
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  14. Third-Party Updates Should Not Attempt 3 Downloads from Internet (WUMU)

    When deploying third-party updates using CMG, the client will detect it's on the internet. In the CAS.log, you will see it things it should reach directly out to windows updates (WUMU) in the CAS.log. The DP returned on ContentLocation.log is actually the internal WSUS location of where the third-party update was downloaded. This path is not resolvable from an internet client and shouldn't be used.

    If the client detects it's on the internet, it should never attempt to download from windows updates, since these updates are not applicable for that scenario. The update will timeout after 3 minutes and 3ā€¦

    76 votes
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  15. Add an Alert that shows the state of the CMG Connection Point

    Add an Alert that shows the state of the CMG Connection Point.

    Currently, I have no automated way to tell if the CMG is healthy unless I go into the console and run the Connection analyzer.

    I'd like to see a built-in alert I can configure to notify me if the CMG service is in a non-Ready state, the Connection Point is "disconnected" or the number of "Clients online from CMG" is below a specific threshold.

    65 votes
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  16. Revamp ConfigMgr's cluster patching, and remove it from PreRelease

    Cluster patching feature was added in #SCCM CB 1602, but has been in prelease for a long time. It needs to:
    1) Have improved/revamped UI
    2) Remove dependency on collections
    3) Orchestrate patching for any machines, not just servers/clusters
    4) Remove the feature from prerelease

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  17. Let available applications automatically upgrade like in required mode

    Some of our customers work in the application model with available deployments. They would like to let the employees choose which application they want to install, but the update should be installed automatically if the user has already installed an application himself via the software center.

    Let's assume that with the help of Supersedence we update Application with name "Av1.0" with a second Application named "Av1.1" via available deployment. Then the supersedence should recognize whether the product assigned with the help of the available deployments was installed on a client and if so, the update should take placeā€¦

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  18. Add ability to specify a Package AND use Add Script in a Task Sequence

    Currently, when using the Run PowerShell Script step, you can specify a package and a script in that package, or you can use the entry box and enter custom powershell code there. It would be great to be able to specify package source AND use the custom code entry together. An example:

    Run Command Line with a Package Source selected:

    Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath .\StartMenu.bin -MountPath C:\

    Run PowerShell Script with Package selected:

    Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath .\StartMenu.bin -MountPath C:\

    To do this today using Run PowerShell Script, I would have to create a PS1 file in my Package source andā€¦

    21 votes
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  19. Install MECM Support Center alongside client by default

    I have no metrics to back this up, yet I feel Support Center is under utilized as it has to be installed separately and manually from the MECM client.

    Could you give us one or more of the following options?
    1) Add an checkbox in the client install settings area to have Support Center install after the MECM client is installed.
    2) Have Support Center install by default like the MECM client
    3) Make installing Support Center an option in the Add dropdown under a Tools folder, in the TS editor.

    15 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Great ideas.

    We don’t package Support Center with the client at this time because it would add 15MB or so to the MSI package, and we’re trying to avoid bloating it as much as possible.

    That being said, there’s certainly no reason we can’t have other solutions in place to make it easier to get Support Center onto client machines or to otherwise opt-in to having it distribute with clients.

    We will look into ways to improve this in the future.

  20. Prioritize application deployments

    This an idea to add a functionality so we can set a priority from 1-10000 for multiple software deployments.

    Currently if one of the packages require a reboot and they get installed ahead of the others that will hold up the deployments until the machine is rebooted.

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