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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.

    1,341 votes
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      76 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.

      1,574 votes
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        75 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
      • when double clicking on task sequence open edit page rather then properties

        99% of the time when we look at Task sequences we are wanting to edit the steps, not properties. can the default double click on a task sequence be changed from opening the Properties tab to open the Edit Steps page?

        198 votes
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          planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
        • 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

          96 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
          • 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?

            69 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.)

              323 votes
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                Noted  ·  18 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
              • Remove the need for App Catalog, by providing all functionality in Software Center

                Currently, some functionality is only available in the application catalog, and not in software center. Make it so everything can be done in software center, so we can remove application catalog... and Silverlight... and local site security configurations.

                59 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.

                  112 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                  • Animated GIFs as icons in Software Center

                    It would be pretty šŸ”„if software center supported animated GIFs for App icons

                    88 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.

                      468 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.

                        88 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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 publishedā€¦

                          127 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                          • Run Software Update Evaluation After Updates Have Installed

                            The recent Servicing Stack Update released out of band in May was made a requirement for the June cumulative updates but itself did not require a reboot. This created a conundrum for organizations patching devices with maintenance windows. Because of the lack of reboot on the servicing stack update there was no option to run a full evaluation that would detect that the cumulative update was now applicable and install it within the same maintenance window.

                            A few ways to solve that problem but the one that strikes me as straight forward is to modify, extend, or duplicate the "ifā€¦

                            157 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                            • Stop applications reopen automatically after an update is applied by SCCM

                              Reopening after restarting Windows...

                              After the computer receives Windows Update via SCCM, the computer restarts normally and after the user redo Logon, it automatically reopens the software, such as Paint, Calculator, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.

                              40 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                              • Need WSUS Maintenance tasks

                                There should be a few built in maintenance tasks to go through and complete all the maintenance tasks that are needed for WSUS. I find having to run through these steps every month to be quite tedious requiring a lot of change control each month to get the maintenance work completed for WSUS.

                                Everything described in this article should be automatically done by CM: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/01/26/the-complete-guide-to-microsoft-wsus-and-configuration-manager-sup-maintenance/

                                595 votes
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                                  23 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                • Automatically Close

                                  Thank you for the Auto close of the executable specified on the install behavior, the problem I have is chrome.exe, aftre the application closes, it starts the install, if the user just starts it up again, it continues to run again, leaving 2 versions installed, chrome.exe, and new_chrome.exe, with the request to admin credentials to update, corrupting the installation

                                  Can we add to the Automatically close, keep closed until installation returns a Zero

                                  24 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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 Serverā€¦

                                    87 votes
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                                    • Support for Power BI Report Server

                                      Introduce support for Power BI Report Server as a Report Server target to allow SSRS and PBI Reports to be hosted on the same reporting instance, along with in-console report execution.

                                      18 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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-officeā€¦

                                        35 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                        • If you set "Configuration Baselines" of "Windows Defender Firewall Policy", the event "Invalid namespace" occur

                                          If you set "Configuration Baselines" of "Windows Defender Firewall Policy", the event "Invalid namespace" occurs as "search configuration error".
                                          This event only occurs in workgroup environments, but not in domain environments.

                                          The workgroup client wishes that this function can be used because domain GPO can not be used.

                                          20 votes
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