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  1. Enhanced log file management function of site server

    I want you to enhance the function to rotate the following logs.
    Ā· Function to rotate every day and manage generations
    Ā· Function to back up to specified folder

    Path:
    C:\Program File\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs

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  2. Restart SMS Agent Service

    Add in a client notification option to be able to restart the SMS Agent service on a machine.

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  3. use Reliability Monitor/SystemStabilityIndex in inventory, client health and cmpivot

    System Reliability Monitor is the integrated Windows 10 Troubleshooting tool which is a filter to the eventlog, looking at performance and stability related information
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/technet-magazine/dd362384(v=msdn.10)
    For example you can find out since you installed a driver or app the system gets unstable

    this data should be used in #configmgr client health, inventory and cmpivot

    There is an number, the SystemStabilityIndex

    get-wmiobject Win32_ReliabilityStabilityMetrics -property "SystemStabilityIndex" | select-object -first 1 SystemStabilityIndex

    Based on that we could create collections of good and bad performing machines or query cmpivot

    0 votes
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  4. ignore bad battery when on power supply

    Would like Config Manager to ignore a bad battery if the device is running on Power Supply. Today a lot of things stop working with Config Manager if the device has a bad battery, logfiles says Battery Critical=TRUE

    15 votes
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  5. Have ccmeval fix a corrupt GPO cache file

    With 8000+ workstations we regularly see a corrupt GPO cache file. This breaks the policy updates, including policies for SCCM (security) updates.
    Detection:
    - Event log
    - gpudate command fails with error
    Remediation:
    - Delete file c:\windows\system32\grouppolicy\machine\registry.pol
    - Run gpudate /force
    - Restart ccmexec service

    6 votes
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  6. Application troubleshooting information

    When we need to troubleshoot application model deployment issues, you need to find, Application CI_Unique_ID, DeploymentType ID's, Deployment ID's and ContentID's.
    There are several different ways to get all these information. But there is no easy way. Either you need to search around in the console, adding new columns, or you need to run the console in debug mode to get those information. Unfortunately, all of these methods are difficult to low-level support agents. So it would be very nice to have a right click option in the console for applications, to get all information that is needed including dp'sā€¦

    2 votes
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  7. Add log file information when opening a log in CMTrace

    It would be great to see a tooltip or option in the cmtrace toolbar to get more details about a log file. For example when opening EPCtrlMgr.log I see a tooltip with the description of the log file "Records information about the syncing of malware threat information from the Endpoint Protection site system role server with the Configuration Manager database."

    1 vote
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  8. Status Message Viewer should link to the approriate log file

    When viewing a Status Message that says "see log for details" the message shoudl provide some from of link to the correct log file(s).

    4 votes
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  9. Software Center stand alone App

    Make Software Center available (as an App?) so that you can see exactly what is in Software Center for a remote machine. You launch the app on your technician PC, supply the machine name and user name and the Software Center shows up on the technician PC with exactly what the user sees. This would be very valuable for level 2 and service desk people to help users.

    18 votes
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  10. Fix typos in the product

    I figured it was time to have a UserVoice item that gathers together all the known misspellings throughout the product. Add your own to the list below making sure to note the version of Configuration Manager. Be sure to indicate where in the console or what log.

    [CB 1702][ruleengine.log] Deadlock detected, not retry since there is 1 open transaction(s)

    [CB 1702] [Package Manager Status Message] Package Transfer Manager is currently sending software distribution package ### to distribution point server ### (Education|Business) percent of the sending has already completed.

    3 votes
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  11. hardware inventory size

    If Hardware Inventory is limited to the default 5MB MIF File size it likely fails with Asset Intelligence enabled (Recently Used Apps) on a number of clients, because inventory gets too big. Make the client aware of the maximum MIF size (should be configureable in the console, not registry). to not send HWInv, if its clear that it will be dropped. Send Status message indicating that instead. Maybe determine the class causing that (# of instances per class should indicate that easily) and exclude it for affected clients (but send status message warning also). And also do not send deleteā€¦

    6 votes
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  12. SMSDPMon.log Size

    Currently can't find a way to customize log size. Tried updating HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\DP\Logging\@Global without success. Logs are 500KB by default and can't find a way to adjust them. It would be nice if it was at least 2.5MB by default or even better, customizable.

    6 votes
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  13. Check ccmexec service health to avoid stuck SCCM agent based on long sleep/hibernate usage

    Issue:
    SCCM clients get stuck after a while when devices use only sleep/hibernate mode instead of restart. The ccmexec service still show running but logs are not updated anymore and not reporting at all. Only killing service and restart solve the problem. Two times showed during MS cases.
    Idea: Improve Client health to check for instance once per day the health of ccmexec service and logs timestamp and restart service if required.

    27 votes
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  14. UTC Time

    Record log file entries in local client time NOT UTC. cant accurately trouble shoot time sensitive event.

    7 votes
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  15. Client action to send state messages to MP

    Many times when you are testing something with ConfigMgr, you'd like to send client state messages immediately to MP. Now you need to wait for state message reporting cycle to occur. You can start the other client cycles manually with Configuration Manager Control Panel utility (or remotely from ConfigMgr console) except state messages.

    24 votes
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  16. Option to right click on a computer or collection and rerun an advertisement.

    Option to right click on a computer or collection and rerun an advertisement.

    This will help us a lot because when doing mass deployments many times we have deployments failing on few computers.
    If we have this option we can either right click on individual computers and rerun advertisement or create a new collection of failed computers and rerun advertisement on collection.

    9 votes
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  17. fix monitoring distribuition point configuration status error

    I've just upgraded to sccm 1702. From now on, each time I've added a new distribution point an error is shown in monitoring distribution point configuration status. What is really strange is that logs, detail messages and content library seems to be OK. I suppose it's a bug. Could it be fixed with a new patch, please

    7 votes
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  18. Integrate the features of the SCCM Client Center into console

    The third party application SCCM client center provides essential troubleshooting support for the client. Why not integrate the features into the Admin console?

    10 votes
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  19. management point iis log cleanup

    We are finding we have reached a point where the IIS logs on our management points are frequently close to filling the disks. It would be nice for ConfigMgr to have a *native* ability to configure a cleanup of IIS logs for components that use it rather than having to create a separate "scheduled task" or similar action.
    This could even be an action triggered when the component monitor reports a low disk space on MP status.

    7 votes
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  20. Generate a master log file of all client log files.

    There is a lot of very detailed information in the individual component client logs files, But with all that detail in so many logs, it can be difficult to tell what the client is doing at any given time. I would like to see a master log of all the high level client activity and timestamps.
    12:00 hardware inventory started
    12:02 hardware inventory complete
    12:05 policy download
    12:08 software inventory started
    etc...
    It would help narrow down the number of logs to examine and the timeframes to look at.

    41 votes
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