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  1. Virtual environment management

    We cannot have AppV connection groups be successfully managed by current branch SCCM Virtual Environments.
    It looks like:
    - an application cannot be part of more than one virtual environment
    AND
    - an application cannot have more than one deployment type in a virtual environment

    According to what can be found in the documentation, it should be possible to achieve what we want.
    - Old whitepaper (not anymore officially available, but we still have it): http://www.getonict.nl/docs/app-v-5-configuration-manager-2012-sp1-integration.pdf “Applications are allowed to be in multiple virtual environments to allow a single package to communicate with multiple, separate applications.”
    - SCCM Current Branch…

    81 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable right click WOL a device from inside the console

      Allow the built in use of WOL, and right click to wake up a machine or a collection at anytime. Also fix ConfigMgr's native WOL technology to work on common network infrastructure (no Mac-Flapping.)

      470 votes
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        Noted  ·  23 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make the client report who’s logged on

        Policy requests are made on computer level. When assigning an application to a computer we regularly trigger a machine policy request to speed up the installation. This is not possible when user assignment is used, as we don’t know which computer(s) the user is currently logged on to. We can guess by checking for example “Last logon User Name”, this is however not live data and thus not very accurate. If the client instead reported who’s logged on as part of the user policy request at log on, we would know. This would allow to trigger a User policy request…

        87 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Report for all administrative actions

          It would be nice to have a report to list all administrative actions performed by admins in a CM site. A report similar to "Administration activity log", but not limited to changes in the administrative roles section.

          40 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Possibility to priorize an (InPlace) Upgrade Task Sequence over Update Installation

            Since Microsoft introduced the strategy to deliver two new OS builds per year for Windows 10 and a mandatory expiry date of SAC builds, the focus / Engineering task focuses back to perform in place Upgrades via Task Sequences.

            As those Task Sequences are not deployed at a specific time during the week it might happen that some Windows OS Quality or Office Update are pending or queued for Installation. It does not make sense to deploy a Quality Update for the OS Build which is queued to be upgraded to a new OS Build (with new Quality Updates).

            My…

            20 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create an SCCM Community Collections Catalog Feature

              Creating SCCM Collection Queries is an art, and like most art, some of us are more suited to stick-figures while others produce beautiful creations worthy of a place in the Louvre, featuring graceful sub-queries, artful tabbing and good code practices.

              When creating a collection, it would be helpful to have an optional 'Community Collection Catalogue' to choose from, which could have a user-voice style 'Most useful' collections list.

              Users could create collections here, possibly even having a community 'wish-list' area for those without skills to request from those who would like to share.

              Contributions in the community catalog could be…

              60 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add filter for Available applications in Software Center

                The Applications tab in Software Center has filters for 'All' and 'Required' applications. Can one for 'Available' applications be added, too?

                24 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Apply the language filter for Office patches. The designed behavior is it pulls all languages making the deployment package larger than need

                  Apply the language filter for Office patches. The designed behavior is it pulls all languages making the deployment package larger than needed regardless of the language filter applied

                  8 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a column to device collections not only for Operating System but build/releaseid

                    Is it possible to add a column to device collections for OS build / release id (i.e. Windows 10 1703 or Windows 10 15063.xxxx) to easily identify the installed Windows 10 version. The column Operating System is sometimes not quite enough information. Thanks!

                    33 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Config Manager OOBE

                      I was at Ignite last month and got very excited about Intune and OOBE using Autopilot but I work for a very large corporation that is not ready to move to AAD/Intune for some time and I thought this would be an Idea for companies not ready to move to these new platforms just yet.

                      If an OOBE option was added into CM which allowed you to add in the same HASH value you can get from the manufacturer or by running the script yourself you could still use the OOBE OS deployment option like Intune/Autopilot.

                      Just have the OOBE…

                      13 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Client cache size - define what remains untouched, reserved for OS

                        Defining a fixed cache size always leads to a configuration, that fits first in the beginning, but later not.

                        It would be nice to define X% of the hard drive, should remain free, reserved for OS (...etc...). Similar to the configuration and approach by the distribution points.

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add an additional Maintenance Windows type specifically for Application Deployments only

                          Add an additional Maintenance Window type specifically for Application Deployments only. Software Updates and Task sequences have their own and there is an "All Deployments" type. There needs to be one on for Apps to better segregate the nature of the changes occurring in the environment.

                          22 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make configuration.mof changes and restores from backup more robust

                            Currently, changes to configuration.mof appear to be read in based on the timestamp of the file.

                            This means that if you restore configuration.mof from a backup, it will not be re-read into the database because the timestamp is older.

                            Recently I had to force a re-read of a backup of configuration.mof by making a trivial change to a comment in the file so that the timestamp was changed and thus hardware inventory would again run on my clients.

                            It would seem that perhaps a checksum of the file compared to a file that was read in previously would resolve this…

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • HTML 5 - Console

                              It would be great if there was a web(html) console available. Then you could even deploy it through the Azure AD Application Proxy(WIA for SSO) service so you could manage the SCCM environment through web from a external endpoint securely. With securely I mean conditional access and MFA could be added through Azure AD.

                              57 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Adjustable Window Sizes within Admin Console

                                It would be nice to have the ability to adjust window sizes within the console. As an example, the Membership rule window in the collection properties only has enough room to show 2 lines. Being able to maximize or edit to a custom size and have the console remember these sizes would be great.

                                This could be incorporated into the fixes that are being introduced with the High DPI resolutions.

                                32 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Doing this everywhere in the console would be expensive/difficult. Rather than wait to make any improvement until the time we can fix it all… I’m curious what the top 10 most important places to fix are. I’m thinking we fix those first, and then go from there.

                                • Bring download timeout for patches inline with other products e.g. InternetExplorer, .Net-applications

                                  From case "117070515991825

                                  When your SUP tries to download big Windows Updates files, the updates are timed-out because:

                                  If the proxy doesn’t send HTTP/1.1, Status: Ok in 30 seconds, this will cause the SCCM server to send a Reset flag and close the connection.

                                  SCCM HTTP 30 seconds timeout it's hardcoded and cannot be changed.

                                  Please make the download read/write timeout configurable or bring it inline with standard http timeout.

                                  56 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remote-wipe feature for Windows 10 desktop managed by SCCM agent (SCCM agent / Intune MDM dual management)

                                    Currently, it is not supported to remote-wipe Windows 10 desktop managed by SCCM agent.
                                    Intune MDM have ability to remote-wipe Windows 10 desktop, but Intune MDM and SCCM agent dual management is not supported.
                                    We really need supported option to remote-wipe Windows 10 managed by SCCM agent like Intune MDM and SCCM agent dual management option.

                                    130 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Option to force restart desktop endpoints if no user logged in

                                      Hi There,

                                      I am wondering if we can have an option in SCCM to force restart desktop endpoints after patch installation when no user logged in. This option certainly not useful for server endpoints but for desktop endpoints, it could be a blessing for work station admins those have to chase users to restart the VDI/desktop endpoints periodically to get patches installed in an environment where admins can't define any specific restart time due to nature of the job. Possible options/ features I see:
                                      1. Define setting in machine collection/ deployment group that if no user logged in install the…

                                      19 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Sharepoint

                                        Please, do you have an answer for the below questions? Or, can you point me to the Group that could answer these?

                                        Customer wants to patch the Sharepoint farm through SCCM without manually intervening on the servers for this. I told him this is by design and that the Updates tagged with “farm deployment” are not listed in SCCM, because they specifically require User Intervention. The reason for not showing SharePoint Farm Updates in SCCM is due to the update behavior of Sharepoint. a farm update is installed on 1 of the servers and manually distributed over all other servers…

                                        36 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Upgrade Operating System Task should be able to use Windows Servicing Content and Allow user interaction

                                          Problem:
                                          • Current state of windows 10 servicing via upgrade sequence requires full media to take the client through setup.
                                          o Full media is 2x the size of existing ESD (upgrade content)
                                          o The Upgrade Operating System step does not allow the end user to defer the reboot nor does it warn the user of a reboot pending once setup has been kicked off

                                          Change Request (Requirements)
                                          I. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit the administrator to reference windows 10 servicing content
                                          II. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit the…

                                          53 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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