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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

    625 votes
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    planned  ·  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.

    815 votes
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    planned  ·  19 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    1,653 votes
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    93 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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

    1,092 votes
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    planned  ·  19 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    166 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    106 votes
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  7. 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…

    93 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Remote Control - Initiate a Wake-Up if client turned off

    When remote controlling a device it would be great if a prompt could come up and ask if you want to wake-up the device either using Wake-On-LAN or Wake-Up in client notification based on site configuration if the client is turned off..

    84 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Warning message for high-impact collection changes

    When I started working with SCCM years ago I was told that you're not really an SCCM admin until you accidently deployed MS Office to the whole company. Through my years of working with SCCM I've seen many people update a collection not knowing that there was a mandatory deployment attached which resulted in the deployment getting sent to systems that were not intended.
    I would like to see a check/notification box added when a query based collection is updated that reminds you of the required deployments attached. This message will only show if an unexpired required advertisement is still…

    69 votes
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    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Change color scheme in the SCCM console

    When working with multiple customers and/or in migration scenarios (and also in lab- technical preview environments) it would be great to be able change the color scheme in the ConfigMgr console to clarify which environment the console belongs to.

    329 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.)

    477 votes
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    Noted  ·  20 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. allow export all task sequences or folder of task sequences

    We have many task sequences, sorted into folders for multiple users, when it comes to archiving them, it's tedious, we'd like to archive multiple task sequences by user (or by folder), this would be great, right now you have to export one task sequence at a time which is tedious.

    45 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Improve Client Upgrade Mechanism

    There is SCCM CB 1806 (5.0.8692.1509) with the update "kb4462978" in the console installed.
    When using automatic upgrade and package deployment to provide CM client version upgrades,
    From the distribution point, although "client.msi" can be acquired, if "configmgr 1806-client-kb4462978-x64.msp" can not be acquired for some reason, a scenario occurs that results in "5.00.8698.1008" version did.
    If the MSP file can not be obtained, CM client version upgrade is expected to fail, but the result is not "5.00.869. 1509" but the "5. 08. 692. 1008" version.
    Success itself is a problem. The administrator misunderstands that the version upgrade of the CM…

    49 votes
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  14. Animated GIFs as icons in Software Center

    It would be pretty 🔥if software center supported animated GIFs for App icons

    134 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. SCCM Wizards to provide Associated Log file Details - Similar to SCCM Update Monitor Wizard

    How about providing associated log file details at the end of the summary / completion page of all SCCM Wizards to help SCCM admins. I think it would be helpful. What you think?

    For example if you are creating a SUP role -> Add Site System Roles Wizard -> Completion page will have the log file name -> SUpsetup.log

    Do you love SCCM updates and servicing monitoring log file details?

    70 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    133 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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…

    297 votes
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  18. SQL Editions Inventory

    Add granular reporting information to the default Hardware Inventory mof for SQL Server editions.

    Currently the installed software tables just show SQL is installed with no detailed data on edition or versioning. This impacts the reporting data taken by our assets and licensing team, for instance a server with the SQL studio tools can show in this report and be incorrectly assigned a license from the pool.

    We do use a custom mof file to get this information separately but would be beneficial to have the data natively in one table for ease of use and remove extra workloads.

    21 votes
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  19. OSUninstall - Make ConfigMgr Aware of going back to previous builds

    Please Make CM aware if an OSUninstall (Reverting to previous Build) has happened, so it can heal itself into a functional state. Currently if you perform an OSUninstall from say 1809 to 1709, after you've upgraded originally to 1809 using a CM Task Sequence, the CM Client is non-functional.
    Client is in Provisioning Mode, Services are disabled, and once you fix that, it thinks it's int he middle of the Task Sequence and shows the Upgrade TS "Installing", so then you need to clear that out.

    Please make OSUninstall & CM Play Nice together, so we can offer users the…

    52 votes
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  20. [Remote Control] We want you to provide CmRcViewer.exe as a single application

    In the customer environment, help desk users have installed the Configuration Manager console and used the remote control function.
    In this situation, when the load on SCCM server is high, there is a problem that a session can not be established temporarily.
    We would like CmRcViewer.exe to be provided as a single application without depending on the load of SCCM server, as it will interfere with help desk operations.

    Additional Information:
    Although not supported at present, we have confirmed that session establishment can be performed by executing the following files.

    1. Copy the following files from the SCCM primary site: …

    32 votes
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