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  1. 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.)

    351 votes
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      Noted  ·  18 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Count of device status should pops once came to Online

      Once the machine came to ONLINE from Offline - It should shows as a count status in that left corner of collection E.g., Out of 2000 clients if 500 machines are in ONLINE then count should be 500 in the left corner of that device collection.

      15 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Collections should have a column for IP address

        When a collection of computers is opened we should have the option of displaying a column with the machines IP address. Or 2 columns, one for IPV4 and another for IPV6.

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          9 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • System up time column in Device Collection View

          Would be great if we could see the system boot time or how long the system has been up in the collection views. Hopefully this info could be gathered via the mechanism that is getting the current logged on user. An example where it would be useful is just after patching to confirm the devices have restarted.

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          • Display warning if Copying / cloning a collection with a Maintenance Window configured

            It would be easy to Copy/Clone a collection with a maintenance window configured, and not realize your new collection now has a maintenance window set.

            A simple pop up providing notification would be helpful.

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            • option to show whether the machine name's operating system is 32 bit or 64 bit

              Need to have an option to show whether the machine name's operating system is 32 bit or 64 bit under the device collections under the header

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              • I would like to be able to add PC(s) to multiple collections at once instead of one by one.

                As it currently stands, if I want to add a PC to multiple Collections, I have to go through the process one by one. It would be nice to be able to add a PC to more than 1 Collection at a time.

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                  0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Create Collection based on Machine variables query

                    It would be nice to be able to create a collection based on non-encrypted machine variables. In my company we don’t have a good way to distinguish between customer service rep machines and back office people in the same office location without our CMDB data. Separating them in Active Directory OU structure is not the greatest idea. If we want to do something like this we have to use a script to create direct membership collections that contains thousands of machines.

                    Currently the only way to integrate 3rd party data would be a new HW scan of a client WMI…

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                      0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Right-click Collection Deployments to View Deployment Status

                      I find it would be handy when viewing deployments to a collection, if a Right-Click option existed to view status - i.e. open the deployment status (Monitoring/Deployments/[Deployment]/Status).

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                        0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Collection column chooser filter and Search Criteria chooser list filter.

                        In collection view, when adding a column, a live filter search would be really great since there are so many items to choose now. Same for collection search criteria. I’m always searching for ‘Device Online Status’ and ‘Pending Restart’ to add these and I spend too much time looking for them in the ever growing list 😊 Thank you for all the amazing choices to add!
                        Furthermore, it would be nice if changing search from ‘current node’ to ‘All Subfolders’ would not remove the filters I’ve endured the pain to create.

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                        • "server group"

                          Add a confirmation window when enabling the Server Group setting on a collection. The placement of the checkbox is very similar to the Incremental Updates checkbox on the following tab. Have seen some admins enabling it by mistake, which causes problems.

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Collection Evaluation Priority

                            Most of my customers have high priority collections (like OSD or important applications) and normal/low priority collections where “slow” evaluation is not a problem.
                            For those high priority collections, it would be great if you could configure that the collection evaluation always runs first, even if other collections are in the queue.
                            It would be great if you can configure the priority, like you can do it for content replication.

                            69 votes
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                            • Collection search function should have history

                              Often when we search collections we are searching for something we've searched for before. The search box should maintain a history of previous searches.

                              9 votes
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                              • Referenced Collections

                                I would like to be able to easily see which collection that my collection is referenced to.

                                I can easily see what collections are referenced in my collection, but knowing if I make a change to the membership of x collection then it could effect the membership of y collection would be handy

                                23 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Limit a Collection to Max Number of Machines for Licensing

                                  It would be nice if you could create a feature for collections that could limit the number of machines that could appear in a certain collection. Say you have 5 licenses of a software, you wouldn't want 6 or more machines to appear in the collection as you don't have a license for the 6th machine. Just a thought.

                                  11 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create Collection by importing CSV or TXT of device/user

                                    Many times during a project or deployment of a new software we will need to deploy to a specific set of computers. These will most of the times consists of a list of computer names in an Excel file. A native way when you create your collection to import a CSV or TXT with a list of device name to automatically populate your collection would be a very nice addition

                                    22 votes
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                                    • Query tuning help by highlighting or coloring indexed fields in query rule editor

                                      I came across many queries in Collections and found that IT-Pros use sometime fileds in their (collection) queries which are not indexed - which has a negative effect on query and collection performance. I would wish that we display the indexed values in bold or colour so you will be aware of the data which gives you better performance. In a second step we may be able to provide an alternative field if available in another attribute class.

                                      27 votes
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                                      • Collection Expiration

                                        Provide an option to "expire" a collection where it gets removed (or at lease collection evaluations are disabled) on a specified date. This would help with the collection evaluator from becoming overloaded with processing Pilot/Test collections that were "forgotten".

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                                        • Auto-update collection when limiting collection is changed

                                          When the limiting collection of a collection is changed the membership is not updated automatically to comply with the new limited collection. This should be changed, or there should be a notice of that when the limiting collection is changed. Thank you very much.

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