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  1. Manage access accounts globally for the remote content library feature to work - 1806

    With the new feature of having a remote content library for the primary site (a prerequisite for HA ability), there is an issue with the access permissions set on the remote content library.

    During the process of adding a new application/package/driver/bootimage/etc, configmgr creates all the necessary files and folders in its own content library, however on one particular file structure for each package, it takes off inheritance of permissions and adds only the storage servers: 'users' and 'administrators' group.

    This causes issues when the storage is hosted remotely and the primary site computer account is not a member of theā€¦

    58 votes
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  2. Would be great if a installation of a SCCM Agent on another hierarchy would be supported and possible.

    In complex service provider environments are sometimes several SCCM hierarchies. Right now there it is not supported way to install a SCCM Agent from a other SCCM hierarchy on for example Pull DP. This kind of Servers cannot be managed by SCCM and we can not deploy Software Updates to them .We are also not able to Monitor Windows Defender Malware infects. In the most cases Customers are installing a Standalone WSUS for a such kind Servers. Even it is especially important to prevent Malware infects on SCCM Servers, customers are then not Monitoring Malware infects.. Would be great ifā€¦

    9 votes
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  3. Speed up SCCM CB servicing Update (for small SCCM CB hotfixes)

    Hi, I donĀ“t know why a small Hotfix, for example the PXE Bug in SCCM CB 1806 (KB4471892), which only change the sccmpxe.exe file, need a complete SCCM CB update cycle.
    We manage 120.000 clients in a SCCM hierarchy (1 CAS / 3 PRI / 15MPs / 6SUPs / 350 DPs / 3 CMGs / 6 CloudDPs /... ). A SCCM CB Update + UpdateRollup is just possible on a update weekend. When we need also a hotfix on top, we run out of time.
    The Update Step "INFO: Executing spDRSRegenerateAllDrsSprocsAndFuncs" takes up to 3 hours on each CAS/Pri Siteā€¦

    29 votes
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  4. Allow scheduling of SCCM upgrades

    For those running a Tech Preview lab, you may forget sometimes to update your lap and your release may expire.

    In production sites, it would also be nice to trigger the upgrades on a schedule to not have to be in front of the console to start the upgrade.

    It would be great if you could schedule the servicing upgrades to be ran on a schedule based on release date. Start X days after release at X time, much like an ADR. You could also expose this to PowerShell to provide more customization.

    6 votes
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  5. Allow changes to DP Description while its in Maintenance mode.

    Allow changes to DP Description while its in Maintenance mode. Once a DP is in MM you cannot change any of the Properties. It would be helpful for people who do not have console access to be able to see that the DP is in MM. Either allowing Admins to modify the name or have CM do it.

    3 votes
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  6. suport Group Managed Service Account gMSA same as in SC 2019 products

    gMSA is more secure and all customers request for it, System Center 2019 now support gMSA except Configuration Manager.

    6 votes
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  7. Preserve status of Extraction Views on Upgrade

    In our environment, we have a connector set up to bring SCCM data into and System Center Service Manager (SCSM). This requires having SCCM's Extraction Views enabled as described here
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2874780/the-service-manager-connector-to-configuration-manager-does-not-transf
    and
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh949655.aspx

    It appears this is not preserved during SCCM upgrades and has caused problems with SCSM not accurately retrieving certain inventory data from SCCM.

    SCCM Current Branch upgrades should check the status of the Extraction Views, and preserve that status across upgrades. Currently, we have to run the spExtEnableDeleteDetection stored procedure described in the article following an SCCM upgrade to re-enable these views.

    19 votes
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  8. Multiple SCCM site backups prior to upgrade

    The new way to upgrade SCCM is great. However in order to have a restore point if the upgrade fails, we are currently running indipendent backups on CAS and our 3 Primaries. If we ever would need to rollback, we are not sure to be able to restore the infra from the backups we have taken, because they are not synchronized (each one run at his own speed). It would be great if there would be a task that would take a backup / snapshot of the full CAS and PRI (something like an SCCM backup for all sites thatā€¦

    8 votes
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  9. Ability to run SCCM Update prerequisite check again if failed

    If you did not run a prerequisites check prior to installing the Configuration Manager and it fails you aren't able to run it again. The run prereq check button is greyed out and if you use Retry installation any warnings during prereq checks are ignored.

    It would be great if the Run prerequisites button would be available in this scenario to run it again without ignoring the warnings.

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  10. Allow install of State Migration Point role on client operating systems like Distribution Points

    It would be convenient if we could use PCs with client Windows OS (eg. Windows 7 or later) as User State Migration Points to backup and restore user data via USMT on remote locations, like we already do with Distribution Points. Given that, more or less this would imply the creation and management of a "simple" network share on the client, it could be relatively easy to implement and at the same time relieve us from the burden of using scripts etc. to configure and use USMT manually in our TSs.

    32 votes
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  11. Site Systems - Automatic AD Group Management

    It would be helpful from an administrative standpoint to have SCCM update Active Directory groups for the various servers and roles in SCCM. When deploying site systems and roles, SCCM could add each server to a generic group for all site servers, and a group for each role it has. We frequently use GPO security filtering in our environment, and it would be helpful to have these groups automatically maintained.

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  12. Expand use rights associated with the SQL technology provided with System Center Configuration Manager

    As noted in the licensing FAQ (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/product-and-licensing-faq) and more specifically in the comments (https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/SCCMdocs/issues/464) the SQL Server license included with ConfigMgr does not allow hosting databases for solutions commonly integrated with ConfigMgr.

    This is a request to include rights to use relevant Microsoft / 1st party products (MDT, MBAM, PowerBI integrated with ConfigMgr) and 3rd party solutions which have the exclusive purpose of maintaining a healthy ConfigMgr environment (CMMonitor / Ola Hallagren's SQL Server Maintenance Solution, Anders Rodland's ConfigMgr Client Health solution, etc.) in the SQL usage rights that are included with ConfigMgr.

    Microsoft solutions whichā€¦

    15 votes
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  13. Service connection tool should validate the downloaded content.

    When Service Connection Point is offline (No internet) and you need to use the ServiceConnectionTool.exe this process should be as solid as possible.
    Had a case where the 1902 update where downloaded and imported to the SCCM 1810. Everything looked good. Installation started and went all the way to Install File step. Installation failed since the initial import did not include all prereq files in the redist -folder.

    This could have been avoided if there would be some kind of content validation e.g. after the download or during the import or during the pre-req check.

    There are different "manifest..xml" filesā€¦

    3 votes
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  14. Support disjointed namespace in SCCM updates.

    It is supported during fresh installations but not for updates. Please either thoroughly update documentation regarding this or fix the updates.

    6 votes
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  15. preserve permissions on cd.latest folder after CM update

    After applying an SCCM update via in-console servicing, permissions on the cd.latest folder are not retained. This requires any process/account backing up the cd.latest folder to have read access re-granted after every SCCM update.

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  16. maintenance mode automatically when upgrade secondary site

    Maintenance Mode feature is cool, but it would be nice when i upgrade or recovery secondary site, that contains DP, he had been on maintenance mode automatically.

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  17. FQDN everywhere

    Please stop using NetBIOS names, let's use FQDN everywhere - assets, reports, queries, deployments etc. It is a true challenge to use SCCM with dozens domains of customers :)

    10 votes
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  18. Pre-stage Update bits on secondaries

    Current branch updates and hotfixes take a long time to apply. This could be sped up if we could do 2 things.

    1. run a pre-req on the secondaries ahead of the upgrade, like we can do for the primary.
    2. pre-stage the bits on the secondary, It take s a long time to copy the bits over and greatly prolongs the update process.

    2 votes
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  19. Support for SQL always-on multi-subnet failover

    Recently, we tried to deploy SCCM DR solution using SQL AlwaysOn in different Geo locations (multi-subnet), however setup was failing. The Microsoft documentation was not clear for enough. After talking directly with the Microsoft engineer, he confirmed that SQL AlwaysOn in multi-subnet environment is not supported with SCCM (v1802 at that time). Considering this, itā€™s pretty useless to have SQL AlwaysOn on the same subnet as main purpose of having a cluster is to design a solution for a DR situation.

    Can you please confirm if Microsoft is working on AlwaysOn with multi-subnet/multi-site support for SCCM? When this feature willā€¦

    18 votes
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  20. Add support for hosting the ConfigMgr DB on a Basic Availability Group (Always On)

    Always On Basic Availability Groups provide a high availability solution for SQL Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 Standard Edition. A basic availability group supports a failover environment for a single database. It is created and managed much like traditional (advanced) Always On Availability Groups (SQL Server) with Enterprise Edition.

    ConfigMgr now requires read access to secondary replicas, which is only available in the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server.

    38 votes
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