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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.

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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."
        and
        "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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        • 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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          • Powershell cmdlet for adding global conditions as requirements

            We are using PowerShell as a frontend for creating applications. As default we create multiple deployment type, each of them intented to run in certain environemts. These environemts are defined in some custom global conditions.

            When creating the deployment type we can very easily identify which global contitions shold be set as requirement. But we miss a Powershell cmdlet to automize this task. Instead we rely on the application creator to remember to add these conditions.

            So far I have found a PS-script that can add one of the build-in conditions, but it fails when trying to add a custom…

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            • MVP-New-CMConfigurationItem / Set-CMConfigurationItem supported platform

              the New-CMConfigurationItem and Set-CMConfigurationItem should be able to set the supported platforms. today this is not possible to easily perform this task

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              • New-CMApplication rejects icons larger than 250x250

                New-CMApplication rejects icons larger than 250x250 and returns the warning and error below, even though the SCCM console allows icons up to 500x500.
                WARNING: The maximum size of an icon is 250px X 250px.
                New-CMApplication : Validation of input parameters failed. Cannot continue.

                22 votes
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                • 11 votes
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                  • Create a PowerShell cmdlet too add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers

                    New-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
                    Set-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
                    Remove-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier

                    Please create cmdlets to add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers. We have a large organization and those pesky Lenovo Yoga's get a USB to Ethernet dongle with each one. We have over 500 dongles currently, and I don't see a way to automate importing those MAC addresses. Thanks!

                    48 votes
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                    • Save-CMSoftwareUpdate has no option to select the download source

                      The Admin-Console is capable to download Softwareupdates from WSUS or a Networkshare wsuscontent). But there ist no commandlet for that. Save-CMSoftwareUpdate seems to be the commandlet for that. If so, than the parameters for the source are missing.

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                      • Powershell 6.x support everywhere in SCCM

                        Explicitly being able to select the option of using PowerShell 6.x in scripts/compliance rules/task sequences would be a good future thinking feature to adopt as soon as possible.

                        Ideally a version option built in to SCCM like that for x32/64 OS, but for PS 5.1/6.x would make this interesting.

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                        • Save-CMSoftwareUpdate error RPC server unavailable when connecting under a different account

                          My idea is to have the scenario described below supported.

                          When running Save-CMSoftwareUpdate command on a CMSite-PSDrive that connects to a ConfigMgr site in a different domain (used Get-Credential to pass credentials in New-PSDrive call) than the user account the PowerShell window is running as, I get error 'The RPC server is unavailable'.

                          I can successfully change location to the PS drive, and run other ConfigMgr PS cmdlets.

                          Commands:
                          New-PSDrive -Name <sitecode> -PSProvider 'CMSite' -Root <siteserverFQDN> -Credential (Get-Credential)
                          Set-Location <sitecode>:
                          Save-CMSoftwareUpdate -SoftwareUpdateName <name> -DeploymentPackageName <name> -Verbose

                          Verbose output from Save-CMSoftwareUpdate call:

                          VERBOSE: Start: Execution of WQL query: Select * from…

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                          • Powershell: get-cmcollection not returning ObjectPath

                            The PowerShell cmdlets Get-CMCollection and Get-CMDeviceCollection/Get-CMUserCollection) returns an empty value for "ObjectPath".

                            This is missing in both 1710 and latest TP (currenty 1801).

                            This works as expected and ObjectPath = "/":
                            Get-WmiObject -namespace "root\sms\site_$siteCode" -query "select * from SMS_Collection where CollectionID = 'SMS00001'"

                            This returns null/empty ObjectPath:
                            Get-CMCollection -Id SMS00001

                            /Matt

                            7 votes
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                            • Include verbose information with import-cmpackage cmdlet

                              The Import-CMPackage cmdlet does not provide much in the way of verbose output with the -verbose flag. This would be useful to identify what the cmdlet is performing in the background to determine if package already exists with the same name or not.

                              Steps attempted:
                              $Global:VerbosePreference = "Continue"
                              $Global:DebugPreference = "Continue"
                              $Global:CMPSDebugLogging = $true

                              import-cmpackage -ImportFilePath "\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -Verbose

                              Output: Verbose: Performing the operation "Import" on target "Package: ".

                              Trace-Command -Name metadata,parameterbinding,cmdlet -Expression {Import-CMPackage -ImportFilePath "\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -WhatIf} -PSHost
                              DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND NAMED cmd line args [Import-CMPackage]
                              DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND arg [\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip] to parameter [ImportFilePath]
                              DEBUG:…

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                              • Run Scripts feature should support other scripting types (VBScript, Perl, etc)

                                It would be awesome if more languages were supported for real-time Script deployment in addition to PowerShell. Maybe VBscript, Perl or Javascript, etc.

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                                • Run Scripts: Need folder support for feature

                                  It would be nice to be able to make folders and apply security to each folder for the new scripts feature.

                                  17 votes
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                                  • Incorrect Icon Size When Using New-CMApplication and Set-CMApplication

                                    When using New-CMApplication or Set-CMApplication with the IconLocationFile parameter and an icon at least 128x128 in size, the application is created with a very small icon. I am not certain if smaller icons are effected.

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                                    • Run Scripts: Do not preserve parameters when scripts are re-run, and log parameter usage in Monitoring

                                      When using parameters, the last value used should be blanked out when run again. The value of parameters is the dynamics of it all. You can overwrite the value but seems it would be best servers to not retain the value after running. Would also be great if the parameter used was logged in the Script Status node for ease of tracking.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Create a PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlet parameter to add return codes to application deployment types

                                        Add a PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlet parameter to add return codes to application deployment types.

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                                        • MVP - DCR wanted for server groups

                                          My customer has +_ 600 maintenance windows using the server grouping feature .

                                          Feature Request Nr1 : They use the node drain / node resume feature with PowerShell. They are still modifying and changing the script almost every week . That script is used for those 600 collections :

                                          a) a central repository/place to enter the script details and be able to reuse that for each server group collection like for power management custom templates .
                                          b) If they make a change in the “central” PowerShell repository , it keeps history ( Like application revisions ) and replaces that automatically…

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