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  1. 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 CMā€¦

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  2. 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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  3. Azure Automation runbooks during task sequence

    Implement a similar MDT integrated feature as executing Orchestrator runbooks but for Azure Automation runbooks during task sequence.

    3 votes
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  4. Pending restart not detected with ccm client upgrade

    When the CM client is upgraded on machines, sometimes there is a code 7 at the end of the install which means 'reboot needed' but in the console the pending restart is still on 'No'.
    Isn't it possible to reflect this reboot needed in the console 'pending restart' variable ?

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  5. Recovery partition

    When creating a recovery partition with the task sequence you only have the option of 1% to place at the end for succesfull creat a recovery partition.

    For a disk of 256 mb its 2.5 gb recovery
    512 mb -> 5gb recovery

    Please make ik possible to choose the space we want, suggestion of 1 gb as the larger the disk the larger the waste of space is.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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-distributionā€¦

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  12. 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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  13. 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"ā€¦

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  14. 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 ā€œUninstall firstā€
    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

    6 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Download content before starting required Task Sequence

    If the task sequence is deployed as "Available" it's possible to download the content before starting TS. But if I create a "required" deployment it's not possible to download the content before the user gets the pop up to start the task sequence.
    For the normal user is it not easy to find the TS in Software Center without any information. Because of this fact is it interesting to implement to pre-download function also to the "required" type.
    First of all, the content should be downloaded and afterwards the user should see the pop up to start the TS/Operating System.

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    17 votes
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  17. 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 fileā€¦

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  18. 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

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  19. Auto Client Upgrade ā€“ 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 canā€™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 forceā€¦

    59 votes
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  20. 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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