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  1. Add support to extend more areas of the console

    It would be nice to be able to extend the details tabs of for example the devices. What i would like to accomplish is a upgrade resistant way of having https://sccm-zone.com/extend-the-sccm-console-to-show-collection-membership-using-console-builder-c6db52b408d8. It could be added by default but it would be more useful if the console was able to merge any xml ontop of the original ones.

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  2. Ability to disable alerts on 3rd party products like TrueSight Operations Management

    The ability to disable MOM/SCOM alerting during deployments is nice but having the ability to disable alerting on 3rd party products (like TrueSight Operations Management) would be extremely helpful.

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  3. Need SMS Provider class for collection rules

    Currently it is not possible to efficiently query for properties of a collection membership rule. In the SDK the membership rules are a lazy property of the collection and must be retrieved one at a time before they can be tested. This iteration is impossibly slow and inefficient. If there was a SMS_CollectionRule WMI class then one could use a join query to search for Collections based on rule properties. In a real world situation, this would enable tools to quickly select a collection and find which collections it is a member of. This is really needed where collections areā€¦

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  4. WMI class for_CollectionRule

    Currently it is not possible to efficiently query for properties of a collection membership rule. In the SDK the membership rules are a lazy property of the collection and must be retrieved one at a time before they can be tested. This iteration is impossibly slow and inefficient. If there was a SMS_CollectionRule WMI class then one could use a join query to search for Collections based on rule properties. In a real world situation, this would enable tools to quickly select a collection and find which collections it is a member of. This is really needed where collections areā€¦

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  5. Graphical Overhaul for end user facing elements.

    Make every user facing graphical element of SCCM extensible so that modern GUI Frameworks can be leveraged to improve the user experience SCCM should look like slack or Microsoft teams or any other beautiful GUI that is presented on Modern desktops

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  6. Expose v_Update_ComplianceStatusAll in WMI

    Expose SMS_UpdateComplianceStatusAll in addition to SMS_UpdateComplianceStatus to allow 3rd party tools to differentiate between 'Not Required' and 'Unknown' compliance states for software updates.

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  7. Make "client notifications" scriptable

    Administrators can use the "client notification" feature from the admin console to trigger actions clients. This is a very useful feature - it would be even more useful, if this actions could be scripted. Pls. document how to script "client notification" actions.

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  8. Introduce a CLI for Client Peer Cache

    The new client peer cache functionality is great and we are currently evaluating whether it can replace our current alternate content provider.
    The main functionality that is missing in Client Peer Cache is a CLI or API that can be used on the SCCM client to download a specific content id.
    It would be great if we could launch a command or cmdlet to trigger the download of content using client peer cache and if that is not available download from the DP.

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  9. Allow Console Extensions to access the Connected Site Code and Connected Server

    Allow Console Extensions to access the Connected Site Code and Connected Server when launched from areas in the console that aren't IResultObjects. When an extension is launched from a node such as Applications or Packages, we no longer can use the ##SUB:__Server## or ##SUB:__Namespace## fields. Similarly for assembly based extensions, the IResultObject is null and we can't get at the IResultObject.ConnectionManager property.

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  10. Improved automation and extensibility by exposing Configuration Manager functionality through a REST web API

    Exposing Configuration Manager functionality through RESTful web API's would open up a whole new world for interacting with ConfigMgr.
    E.g. a web Admin console and easier integration with Service Management Automation (SMA).
    It should also be easier for 3rd party vendors to create new web based solutions for say an self-service portal or a Windows App for tracking an OS or application deployment on a mobile device or phone.
    Personally I would really like any easier way to interact with ConfigMgr. when running in Windows PE (OS Deployment) or a web portal for non-admins to provision new or existing machineā€¦

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  11. Standardize package properties between SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects

    SMS_TaskSequence_RunCommandLineAction uses PackageID
    SMS_TaskSequence_InstallApplicationAction uses AppInfo (and ApplicationName?)
    SMS_TaskSequence_ApplyDriverPackageAction uses DriverPackageID
    SMS_TaskSequence_ApplyOperatingSystemAction uses ImagePackageID
    SMS_TaskSequence_UpgradeOperatingSystemAction uses InstallPackageID

    While they are different objects and they do different things, shouldn't this be standardized across classes that can have content dependencies in a TS? This makes the data coming out of Get-CMTaskSequenceStep difficult to work with, as you have to keep a rolling library of properties to check for Package ID's.

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  12. Add a 'Dependency' Boolean property to SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects.

    Add a 'Dependency' Boolean property to the SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects that will settle whether or not any given step has resolved its content dependency. When you move Task Sequences between sites these dependencies aren't resolved and Task Sequence steps will reference content from your old site. This makes it hard to perform any kind of automated correction without writing very inefficient code.

    It doesn't have to be named 'Dependency' but Task Sequence SMSProviderObject that can have content dependency should also be able to tell you whether or not it's successfully resolved (mapped is maybe a better word? I don't know) whenā€¦

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  13. Provide information on syntax errors for WQL queries

    If you attempt to write a WQL query that has a syntax error, then try to save it, you get a very vague "syntax error" message from SCCM.

    Please provide at least some information on WHY the syntax was flagged.

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  14. Log to ETW

    It would be handy if SCCM Agent (as well as the SCCM Server components) could send logs to ETW (instead or in addition to the files under C:\Windows\CCM\Logs) folder. That would allow us to redirect the events to a central location and analyze with event analysis tools, (i.e. OMS Log Analytics, Message Analyzer, etc.).

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  15. Custom Key Value pair for all objects

    Add the capability of creating any number of custom key value pair instances with a unique property to differentiate between vendors / identities. For instance, let us be able to create instances in a class like SMS_ObjectCustomFields or something and associate them with an object, for instance Packages. This would for instance provide us with a "labeling" or categorization capability for objects like Packages, Configuration Items etc.
    Some requirements:
    - Unique identifier per identity / vendor
    - Maximum character length for Value property, 1024
    - Being able to associate the Key/Value pair with an object
    - Key property cannot beā€¦

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  16. Expose Task Sequence Engine Component Properties in Status Message Rules for Automation

    It would be nice to have the Properties available to pass to an External Script the same way the Insertion Strings can be.
    What I was specifically trying to accomplish in this case is Adding a Computer to a Collection during a OSD Task Sequence for the Purposes of Software Updates. I created a Status Message Filter Rule that looked for a Client State Message ID 11140 (The task sequence execution engine started execution of a task sequence.) for a Specific Package / Task Sequence. This all worked as expected and launched the external command when the TS Launched (andā€¦

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  17. Preserve ISVData field while copy/pasting Task Sequences in SCCM Console

    One SCCM extension uses SMS_TaskSequencePackage.ISVData to hold information about additional object properties. If an admin makes a copy of task sequence in Admin Console, the value of the SMS_TaskSequencePackage.ISVData gets ("Right-click Menu -> Copy"). The ISVData field value is empty in the copy.

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  18. Allow ISV proxy/client receive Task Sequence policies

    In our products' SCCM extension I've tried to get Task Sequence policies assigned to ISV proxy/client without success. After investigating, I've found out that ConfigMgr marks such policies with "secret" flag and don't allow them to be sent to ISV. Could you please implement a way to receive such policies by an ISV?

    Checked on SCCM 1702 (Site version 5.0.8498.1000)

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  19. Client Messaging SDK: Parse client inventory messages to a local file for debug purposes

    If you play around with the possibility to send messages like inventory, ddr,... with the Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll it would be nice to write the message to a file on the lokal development system (for validation / verify purposes) instead of sending it over the wire to get the result.

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  20. SCCM Primary users and ADDS msds-primarycomputer attribute

    Please have a way to integrate to keep the two attributes in sync

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