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  1. 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 Server…

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    • Pass script parameters with Invoke-CMScript

      Allow the Invoke-CMScript to pass script parameters. This could be done with a ScriptParameter hashtable similar to how Invoke-CMReport functions.

      19 votes
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      • Allow Deadline with Start-CMApplicationDeployment using UpdateSupersedence

        When using the PoSh Cmdlet Start-CMApplicationDeployment with Parameter -UpdateSupersedence et to $true the DeadlineDateTime Parameter it ignored if the Application is deployed as Available - I actually states it in a Warning as well.
        But with UpdateSupersedence set to true we need the Deadline Parameter again, to not enforce the updates immediately.

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        • add a powershell possibility to add repair command to a deploymenttype of an application

          add a powershell possibility to add repair command to a deploymenttype of an application

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          • PowerShell Cmdlet for Modifying Nested Task Sequence (Get/Set-CMTSStepRunTaskSequence)

            It would be very helpful to have a cmlet that will allow you to modify the "Run Task Sequence" with PowerShell.

            I'd like to be able to script replicating an entire task sequence "suite" (including all of the nested sequences) and re-linking the new nested sequences.

            My use case is something like this:
            I want to start development work on a new build revision. The script would duplicate the production sequences (both parent and children) and repoint the "Run Task Sequence" steps to new "DEV" child sequences.

            This would automate the process and ensure that none of the production sequences…

            12 votes
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            • Add query based parameters for script

              It would be nice to have the option to add some query based parameters for script (WQL or SQL). So values for parameters could be dynamic based on a query and scope of the user who trigger the script.

              i.e. We could have hiding deployments (without any notifications to the end users), then the admin user could select application or updates from the list to enforce deployment.

              8 votes
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              • Unify Powershell Functionality

                The recent Powershell features like 'Run Script' and allowing them to be added directly to a Task Sequence step are fantastic, but things are beginning to feel somewhat fragmented.

                It would be great if SCCM had a central script repository, maybe backed by git, that we could pull scripts from as opposed to adding them.

                This would allow us to easily use the same code in a Task Sequence and a 'Run Script' without having to maintain it in multiple places. Perhaps we could even add a special Powershell Script Package Program type that would pull a script from the…

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                  • Run Scripts: scripts results does not show systems offline or failed

                    The SCCM scripts feature is new and so far works very well, however there is no feedback on systems offline or failed. The lower pie graph shows the numbers offline/failed but you cannot view them. The results tab only shows return codes of systems that actually executed scripts.

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                    • Set-CMAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment to include missing AllowWUMU and AllowUseMeteredNetwork

                      Although you can now add multiple deployments to a single Automatic Deployment Rule there a couple of options that can be read but not set. These are:

                      "If software updates are not available on the distribution point in current, neighbor or site boundary groups, download content from Microsoft Updates."
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                      "All clients on a metered internet connection to download content after the installation deadline, which might incur additional costs"

                      I can successfully retrieve all Deployments associated with an Automatic Deployment Rule via the Get-CMAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment cmdlet and see the current settings for these properties by parsing the DeploymentTemplate XML.

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                      • set-cmcollection does not terminate on name collisions with errors in -errorvariable and doesn't seem to work with try/catch

                        If we could get this functionality it would go a long way in automating collection management.

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                        • New-CMSoftwareUpdateAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment missing -RequirePostRebootFullScan option.

                          The New-CMSoftwareUpdateAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment command is missing the -RequirePostRebootFullScan option. This should be added similar to the New-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment command.

                          7 votes
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                          • Make client CIM methods work over WinRM

                            Currently using Invoke-CimMethod will fail on remote clients unless you use a CimSession with a CimSessionOption specifying the DCOM protocol.

                            The server side classes work great with CIM cmdlets, it'd be great if there were parity there with the client classes, especially since PowerShell 6.0 doesn't include the WMI cmdlets that people will gravitate toward to use DCOM.

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                            • Ability to run scripts from the SCCM server, like a built in Web Service

                              Adding the ability to run powershell scripts on a SCCM site server when called from a Task Sequence or Compliance item.

                              Some scripts need special rights or modules that are not available to Users or client devices. (ActiveDirectory, ConfigManager actions)

                              Being able to add these scripts in the SCCM console and have them ran from a call back from the client or Task Sequence would save running multiple Web Services on the server.

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                              • CMPivot Eventlog is using Get-Eventlog instead of Get-WinEvent

                                The current 1806 implementation of CMPivot is using the cmdlet GEt-Eventlog read event log entries. The PowerShell command is:
                                $events = get-eventlog -LogName $logName -Newest 50 -ErrorAction Stop

                                This limits the logs to be read from to logs like Application, Security, System and only some others. On my client (Get-EventLog -List).Count has only 12 logs.

                                The better command would be Get-WinEvent. Where I can access all logs. The command (Get-WinEvent -ListLog *).Count returns 463 logs.

                                3 votes
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                                • SMS_ConfigurationItemLatest.ObjectPath property is null

                                  Both the iResultObject from Get-CMConfigurationItem and the SMS_ConfigurationItemLatest object returned from a WMI query have a null value as the objectpath property.

                                  Current workaround is to make recursive queries on SMS_ObjectContainerNode to get the ObjectPath of these objects.

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                                  • Get-CMDetectionClause

                                    Could we have a get-cmdetectionclause command? I'd like to be able to get an existing detection clause for a deployment which would be useful for not only managing existing detection clauses but being able to explore and re-using them for other applications.

                                    As it is right now I use get-cmapplication | get-cmdeploymenttype | select SDMPackageXML in order to view the detection method as XML.

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                                    • Run Scripts: Ability to Edit Scripts

                                      In 1706, once you create a script and approve it (or deny it) there is no way to alter the script except but to create a new one. Would be great to have the ability to set the script back to waiting for approval, which would unlock the code to be edited.

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                                      • Import/Export Cmdlet Parameter aliases

                                        Could we please have a common alias for the file path parameters in the various import/export cmdlets?

                                        For example, currently we have:
                                        1. Export-CMBaseline uses -Path to set output path, and
                                        2. Export-CMTaskSequence uses -ExportFilePath.

                                        Then we have:
                                        1. Import-CMBaseline using -FileName to determine location of exported files
                                        2. Import-CMApplication using -FilePath,
                                        3. Import-CMTasksequence using -Path.

                                        A common alias like "Path" or "FilePath" for all these parameters will be very handy in reducing complexity of scripts calling your Cmdlets.

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                                        • Save-CMSoftwareUpdate - Add parameter to specify download source path (UNC\Network)

                                          When using this cmdlet to download updates from an update group into an update package, where is the download source and is it possible to specify a custom location?

                                          For example, if I wanted to specify my download source as a WSUS content folder on another server I could I do something like this.
                                          Save-CMSoftwareUpdate -SoftwareUpdateGroupName $mySUG -DeploymentPackageName $mySUPkg -SoftwareUpdateLanguage "English" -DownloadLocation "\\myWsusServer\wsuscontent"

                                          This would be helpful in the following scenario, let's say we have a stand-alone primary that cannot be connected to the internet due to a business requirement, but has access to an upstream WSUS server that downloads…

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