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  1. Allow maintenance windows to be targeted for ONLY client upgrades

    Allow maintenance windows to be targeted for ONLY client upgrades. In 1810, you can target a MW at all deployments, software updates or task sequences. It would be nice to have an option for client upgrades as well. That way you don't have to shuffle groups and software updates advertisements around when its time to upgrade.

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      0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Easier to implement other Custom OSD menus

      Easier to implement other Custom OSD menus. I have written a new front end (We deploy offline to classified systems with specific configurations). There is very little information on how to implement your own custom OSD. I built one in PowerShell Studio but have yet to implement. Still trying to figure how to do it. Current GUI is limited.

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        0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve Mac OS integration with SCCM

        Add software center, apple software updates for Mac OS please! Also please add the MDM lock down functions of Mac OS as a configuration option?

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          0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ccmsetup <specific/latest> client

          Create a new Parameter for the ccmsetup to use the latest Client Version. Currently there is no Opportunity to install the newest Client Version by Script. So in Cases of Troubleshooting the Client will be installed/updated two times within an short period.

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          • Switching Connection Type should be easier

            As far as I know, the only way to change a clients connection type to "Always Internet", "Always Intranet" or to a switching Connection Type (Currently Intranet/Currently Internet), is by re-installing the client. How nice would it be if we could control this setting without having to re-install the client.

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            • Provide an option to automatically upgrade Client versions on PullDP

              We found some strange behavior's when having a Pull DP deployed and will deploy a SCCM Agent later. This occurs only when the newest Client version has not been upgraded to production.
              According to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712321.aspx> the versions must be the same.
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              On a computer that is configured as a pull-distribution point and that runs a Configuration Manager client, the version of the Configuration Manager client must be the same as the Configuration Manager site that installs the pull-distribution point. This is a requirement for the pull-distribution point to use the CCMFramework that is common to both the pull-distribution…

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              • The ability to set the Client Push installation syntax from the client push wizard.

                Currently the install syntax needs to be set before you initiate the client push request. If your pushing to multiple domains or forests, you need to adjust your syntax, then go back and select your targets to push to. It would be nice if you could specify the install syntax for the client push during the client push wizard.

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                • Terms "pre-production" and "production" might not be best in context of automatic client upgrades

                  Although we use term "piloting" in the package name, and there are references to term "staging" internally (database) as well, for UI/settings we are using term "pre-production". Althoug same "instance" of SCCM implementation/hierarchy can be used to manage multiple environments (development, QA, pre-production, production etc.) using term "pre-production" within the same instance of SCCM implementation/hierarchy can be confusing since it's technically still the same SCCM environment (whereas "pre-production" implies a different environement). This is especially confusing for customers who have separate/isolated SCCM instances/hierarchies managing their pre-production environments (DEV, QA, etc.).

                  Therefore, the suggestion is to replace use of term "pre-production"…

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                  • Client does a full uninstall and forces deletion of CCM,CCMSetup and CCMCache directories

                    On SCCM CB 1702
                    Currently when you do:
                    A client push from the Console and select “Uninstall first”
                    A manual CMSetup /uninstall
                    Neither will fully delete all 3 directories, leaving corrupted SQLCE/SDF files ( there may be others , but you get the idea)
                    I have had to resort to a rough script to meet my goals
                    http://britv8.com/powershell-sccm-client-sledgehammer-aka-reset-cmclient/
                    A switch to nuke from orbit would be very useful in GUI and for CCMSetup

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                    • Add option for client upgrades outside maintenance windows

                      Mobile workstations may seldom be online during a maintenance window. We need a new option to allow for client upgrades outside of the maintenance window. Below is a suggested UI improvement to support such an option:

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                        0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Deploy Application/Task Sequence directly from collection properties window

                        I always find myself inside the collection properties window wanting to deploy an application or sequence. I then need to first make the necessary changes and memberships then go out and deploy.

                        It will be much easier to be able to deploy within the window whilst adding memberships.

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                        • Make automatic client upgrade more intelligent to not break other running installations

                          Right now, the automatic Client upgrade scheduled Task is not aware of any running installations. So if appenforce.log shows a running Installation and at the same time the randomly timed scheduled tasks kicks in, the Installation cannot finish without error and will randomly leave the Installation or the SCCM Client itself in a unhealthy state. A reinstallation is the only way out.

                          Repro steps
                          - Activate automatic Client Upgrade in Hierarchy settings
                          - Exclude some test clients from automatic client upgrade
                          - Create an Application with a deploymenttype using a custom script
                          - As the script, use a batch file…

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                            5 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Increase maximum certificate key length for client certs

                            The current (1710) maximum key length for client authentication certificates is 2048 bits. Many security-conscious organizations standing up a new PKI in 2017-2018 would prefer a longer key length for all certificates. This requires that the organization lower their standards to utilize computer certificates for computer authentication.

                            Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/network/pki-certificate-requirements

                            7 votes
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                            • Auto Client Upgrade – possibility to use default boundary/fallback DPs and ignore maintenance Windows

                              The auto client Upgrade would be a nice feature if the admin would have more possibilities to configure it. Actually the feature can’t be used for clients which has no matching boundary or has got a maintenance window. It is not possible to use the feature for the client deployment for all clients in the environment if the fallback option or a maintenance window is used. So it would be helpful for the client agent update process, to implement two additional features.

                              - Allow clients to use distribution points from default site boundary group
                              - Ignore Maintenance windows and force…

                              66 votes
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                              • Fix this problem Software Center not working after SCCM Client update from 5.00.8540.1007 to 5.00.8540.1611

                                Fix this problem Software Center not working after SCCM Client update from 5.00.8540.1007 to 5.00.8540.1611 also the clients are not upgrading properly. You have to run a repair to get the ner client to finish installing.

                                https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/98f762ac-6367-4705-a2b4-b6af2ee844a7/software-center-not-working-after-sccm-client-update-from-50085401007-to-50085401611?forum=ConfigMgrAppManagement

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                                • Allow Users to defer installation until some date/time during Enforcement Grace Period

                                  When users receive notification of upcoming required deployment, allow users a 4th option to defer install date to be sometime during grace period. This could be a date input field with a drop down calendar. Available dates should be between deadline and end of grace period.

                                  The notification would have 4 options:
                                  1. Install Right Now
                                  2. Install After Business Hours
                                  3. Defer Install on a specific date during grace period <-- This being new
                                  4. Snooze notification

                                  Additionally, when notification appears for deferred install date...user can choose a new deferred install date as long as the user is within…

                                  75 votes
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                                  • Allow the Client Upgrade to be performed outside maintenance windows

                                    We would like the Client Upgrade feature to allow the client to be upgraded outside of maintenance windows but also give the option to only install when no user is logged in, like deploying Applications allow.

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                                    • Retain users settings in Software Center. i.e. Business Hours, after client upgrade.

                                      When ever the client is upgraded our users have to reset their Business Hours in Software Center. This is extremely difficult in a 60000+ environment to get the communication out. Why can't the users settings in the client upgrade process be retained?

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                                      • Allow OSD or Application Deployment to Uilitize "Please Wait" Screen (see screenshot)

                                        There are times where it would be very helpful to basically lock the screen with a message to the end user to please wait for an application or maybe part of OSD to complete (see screenshot).

                                        This would be extremely helpful for deployments that occur at startup/logon/logoff/shutdown and would prevent the issue of installations being broken due to a user logging on and launching an application while an install is in progress or powering off the device because something is holding up the process.

                                        As an added bonus, customization of the message on this screen would be useful so we…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Emergency/Immediate halt or pause of a software deployment then resume a software deployment when needed.

                                          In SCCM, there should be a way to stop or discontinue a software deployment should there be an emergency or issue and then resume the deployment when desired. For example, if software has been deployed to the environment and in an event of an emergency or major issue, SCCM should allow the administrator to stop or pause the software deployment in real time, resolve the issue then restart the software deployment again. Ideally, this would accomplish in one push of a button. Unlike now, the administrator goes and deletes the deployment and recreates the deployment again leaving the inability to…

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