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  1. 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

    660 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Make ConfigMgr work with Autopilot and Enrollment Status Page (ESP)

    When deploying a device using Autopilot, the Enrollment Status Page (ESP) is used to prevent access to the desktop until the device provisioning tasks are complete. But ConfigMgr doesn't integrate with the ESP, so there's no way to wait for packages, apps, or task sequences - the user doesn't know when the process is done. Add that integration.

    867 votes
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    planned  ·  19 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Install Servicing Stack Updates Before Other Updates

    Currently, when servicing stack updates and regular updates are deployed in the same software update group, the patches do not apply in a determinant order. This leads to cases where a cumulative update that requires a new servicing stack is installed before the servicing stack itself.

    While this can be worked around by separately deploying the servicing stack update before updates that require said servicing stack, it would be much more convenient if the update installation process checked if there are any servicing stack updates to be deployed and automatically installed them first

    1,484 votes
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    planned  ·  31 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    1,733 votes
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    97 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Modernize the Cloud Management Gateway into an Azure WebApp - Network Security

    Currently the Cloud Management Gateway(CMG) for SCCM is a legacy "Cloud Service" in Azure. This prevents Network Security controls, such as placing a Web Application Firewall in front of the service, or peering it to a Virtual Network to be impossible. There are many customers in both the public and private sector that would like to see the CMG modernized into an Azure PaaS WebApp(ARM). This way they can place the CMG into an App Service Environment(ASE), and enforce Trusted Internet Control(TIC) policies.

    77 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Role Based Access & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Enable DA without the need of SCCM

    The pro of Windows Analytics was that you can configure it in every environment without the need to have SCCM or Intune configured.
    Please re enable this way of deployment, also if it's limited to Read-only insights or some features.

    171 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Desktop Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Extend the default Hardware Inventory to include Windows Setup/Upgrade related registry values

    There are several registry keys which contain information about the currently installed Operating System as well as Installation/Upgrade history/errors/status information. These keys provide a valuable source of information that could be used for building reports/collections related to OS Deployment. One of the major barriers mentioned for not deploying Windows 10 Feature Updates from Windows 10 Servicing in the console is the lack of visibility/reporting available. Adding these registry keys to the default hardware inventory included in SCCM instead of having to customize inventory would make it easier to share reports/scripts/etc related to this data and could likely be built so…

    105 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add Option to Bypass Proxy for Local Address for ADR Content Downloads

    It would be extremely helpful to have an option in the software update point site system to bypass a proxy for a local address. The only options today are (see Current-SUP-Proxy-Options.png):

    - Use a proxy server when synchronizing
    - Use a proxy server when downloading content by ADRs

    The issue is when an ADR tries to download a third-party software update, it will attempt to use a proxy server and often fail because the proxy doesn't route correctly to the internal WSUS server. For example in patchdownloader.log, you will see something like <Download-Error-PatchDownloader.png>.

    There needs to be an option to…

    66 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Add Column for Email just like 'Primary User'.

    Add Column for Email just like 'Primary User'. This will allow rapid targeted communication to the Primary Users in a collection.

    175 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 1906 RBAC on folders needs to be optional.

    SCCM 1906 introduced scopes on folders which would be fine for a new SCCM install but not for an existing SCCM infrastructure that relies heavily on RBAC. Users don't understand why they can't find folders others have created in 1906.

    During upgrade from 1902 – 1902 SCCM automatically “fixes” all your folders so they behave just like they did with 1902. It does this be setting them with every security scope allowing users to still see these folders in 1906.

    Once 1906 is installed any new folder is created with the scope of the user creating it.

    Example:

    SCCM 1902…

    60 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Role Based Access & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Install and Configure WSUS As Part of SUP Role Creation

    WSUS is a well-known pre-requisite for the Software Update Point role yet the user is entirely left to their own devices to install and configure it. The default WSUS installation options are widely regarded as non-optimal. Further, there is plenty of precedent for ConfigMgr installing OS roles.

    I would like to see the WSUS OS role be installed and configured as part of the SUP role installation. Where necessary, the wizard can suggest better configuration options than WSUS’s defaults. I’m certain the community will come up with more ideas than this but here’s a few I can think of, some…

    43 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Modify the Configuration Manager prerequisites checker

    Modify the Configuration Manager prerequisites checker to look for supported Windows ADK version

    98 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Remote Control: Improve Multi-Monitor Experience

    Business Case (I know how you PMs love these):
    The current CB 1902 implementation is going to make this conversation part of our helpdesk script:
    “What screen is the app on?”
    “Can you move that window to the monitor where X is showing?”
    “No, not that one.”
    “Nope, still don’t’ see it”
    “Ok let me reconnect in full screen, please accept the prompt again.”
    “No no no, don’t hang up the phone, that’s not how this works.”
    “Ok, you should see a prompt to allow me to connect.”
    “Nope it’s there, trust me.”
    “Got it, thanks. Ok, let me move…

    166 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Deploy Application Groups to Users

    The 1906 application group feature only allows you to deploy application groups to devices. Please extend this feature to enable application groups for user deployments as well.

    52 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Detailed Windows crash data in Desktop Analytics

    Device Health in Windows Analytics has lots of useful information about Windows crashes, such as what caused the blue screen, the driver version, and other information. This information can be used to develop proactive improvement plans to improve the general reliability of our desktop environment and end user devices.

    Could you please add this functionality to Desktop Analytics? It would complement the existing information being reported for O365 reliability, although this is currently somewhat hidden by the M365 UI.

    45 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desktop Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Give Add Remove Programs a separate HINV Schedule

    Add functionality to create a custom HINV schedule for Add Remove Program data. This would benefit people that have frequent ARP changes, but not frequent hardware changes. Alternatively ARP Data could be it's own inventory item.

    38 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Multiple hierarchies in Desktop Analytics

    We need support for multiple hierarchies in one Azure Tenant. Currently there is only support for 1 commercial ID and CM hierarchies. We have 4 spread over the world but only one Azure tenant.

    43 votes
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    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Pre-Cache Monitoring in Console

    When using Pre-Cache content in a Task Sequence, there's no easy way to see pre-cache download progress per client in the console.

    Status could be included in the Monitoring / Deployment / In Progress, so that we can see which client has completed pre-cache download.

    28 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Add 80072ee2 as a default code to the WSUS Scan Retry Error Codes

    If a SUP/WSUS server is offline or in a disaster situation, clients should be allowed to failover to another SUP.

    Currently if a SUP goes offline, clients simply will never scan again, and this is not an ideal situation.

    103 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Improve folder support in cmdlets

    Actually, it is possible to create a collection with a cmdlet. But we cannot create it in a specific location. We need moving it after creating the collection. Why not just add a parameter to the New-CMDeviceCollection cmdlet?

    20 votes
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    8 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. Folder support is something that is very limited in the cmdlet library today and something that’s in our backlog to improve in a future release. In my opinion, I think the way things should work is if you’re in a collection folder in the cmdlet drive provider, it should just create the collection in the right place.

    I’ve linked this feedback to our internal work item to improve folder support so this doesn’t get lost.

    Thanks!

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