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  1. Improve folder support in cmdlets

    Actually, it is possible to create a collection with a cmdlet. But we cannot create it in a specific location. We need moving it after creating the collection. Why not just add a parameter to the New-CMDeviceCollection cmdlet?

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    8 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. Folder support is something that is very limited in the cmdlet library today and something that’s in our backlog to improve in a future release. In my opinion, I think the way things should work is if you’re in a collection folder in the cmdlet drive provider, it should just create the collection in the right place.

    I’ve linked this feedback to our internal work item to improve folder support so this doesn’t get lost.

    Thanks!

  2. Run Scripts: Allow Renaming the script

    Provide ability to rename scripts. We'd like ability to differentiate between test and production scripts or rename if the functionality changes. Or, just have the ability to fix typos without recreating the script/approvals.

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  3. Phased deployment support for PowerShell cmdlets

    Phased Deployment Powershell Cmdlets

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  4. "Provision this application for all users on the device" cmdlet

    In release (1810) an option was added to the "User Experience" tab for APPX deployments.

    With the available cmdlets you can automate your deployments, but there is no option to set this outside of the UI.

    Please add a "Provision this application for all users on the device" parameter to the "Add-CMWindowsAppxDeploymentType" cmdlet.

    24 votes
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  5. PowerShell missing support for repair command for application deployment types

    The sccm powershell cmdlets do not currently support the ability to add repair command to a app model deployment type. You have to deserialize the SDMPackageXML to be able to do this via automation. All of our apps are created via script and this capability would be much appreciated.

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  6. 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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  7. Add /ResetBase to New-CMOperatingSystemImageUpdateSchedule

    Now that optimization of the WIM and removal of superseded updates is available as an option for offline servicing in the console, it would be great if this option could be added as a switch to the New-CMOperatingSystemImageUpdateSchedule cmdlet. I use this cmdlet to automate scheduling of updates in an ADG against all my WIMs so it would be great if I could shrink them down at the same time without needing to do this in the console.

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    Thanks for your feedback.

    Updating status to noted, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    We’ve addressed this in our 1902 release as well as the ability to import a single .wim from the multi-index .wim.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/get-started/manage-operating-system-images#BKMK_AddOSImages

    As Vlad mentioned, the New-CMOperatingSystemImageUpdateSchedule CmdLet has -RemoveSupersededUpdates

    I’ll update the status to completed if this addressed your ask. If not, then let us know any gaps.

  8. Run Scripts: Add Description

    I'd like the ability to add a description for the Script I'm adding into "Run Scripts". Right now I try to make the names descriptive, but would like to go into further details about what parameters they can use, what's going to happen, etc.

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  9. 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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  10. Make Get-CMPackage Return All Packages

    Currently, Get-CMPackage only returns ā€œordinary packagesā€, not software update packages or task sequence packages or other types. If you run the command in verbose mode, you can see the WQL query filters PackageType=0 and activity <>3.

    Documentation for this cmdlet states ā€œGet-CMPackage returns all packagesā€ and this is wrong. It returns all packages where type = 0. Can we please create PackageType as a parameter so all packages can be managed with one cmdlet?

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  11. Run Scripts: Allow the possibility to limit Run Script execution to one device only

    It would be really useful, if not mandatory, that some scripts under "Run Scripts" feature allowed to be executed only on one device at a time, avoiding the possibility to run it under a collection or a selection of multiple devices.
    The reason is, according to my point of view, avoiding the possibility to run scripts that need device-specific parameters.
    For example, runnin a script that renames a device. If by mistake that script were run on a device collection, it would probably end up with all devices with the same name.
    I guess this option (a checkbox maybe) shouldā€¦

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  12. Invoke-CMReport file name

    It would be nice to be able to control the file name generated by Invoke-CMReport when using parameter -OutputFormat.

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  13. Run Scripts: Allow for specifying the number of concurrent jobs

    Run Script: Define # of concurrent jobs (optional)

    It would be nice if, optionally, we could limit the number of machines the script is being executed on simultaneously.

    For instance, I created a script that is collecting some local logs and pushing them back to a network location.
    I do not want it to run on 1000+ servers simultaneously so if I could define the maximum number of servers the script should be run from concurrently, that would be nice.

    3 votes
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  14. 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 Serverā€¦

    85 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Run Scripts: Automatically sort by Name

    Currently the script seem to sort by 'Type' or 'Approval State' and I have to choose 'Name' every time I go in to scripts.

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  17. Allow "Delay enforcement" according to grace period in New-CMSoftwareUpdateAutoDeploymentRule

    allow setting "delay enforcement of this deployment according to user preferences, up to the grace period defined in client settings" check box via New-CMSoftwareUpdateAutoDeploymentRule

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  18. Save/Remove-CMSoftwareUpdate without content distribution

    Would be really nice to have option to choose wheter to distribute content or not while using Save/Remove-CMSoftwareUpdate cmdlets.

    When we use this is normally within our clean-up scripts and almost never need immediate content update.

    As a result our distribution queues lose threads to unnecessary package processing.

    I appreciate the support!

    Have a nice one!

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  19. Need cmdlets for Distribution Point reassignment

    Create a powershell cmdlet to perform a DP reassignment as we can do on SCCM console

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  20. Get driver by category with Get-CMDriver

    Get-CMDriver does not provide on option to get drivers by category.

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