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  1. CMG reset feature

    I've experienced this situation on a few customer sites. I've been unable to "fix" a broken Cloud Management Gateway which was previously working. On these occasions the easiest way to resolve is to remove and re-deploy the CMG. This always fixes the problem but seems a little extreme. I'd like to see a CMG reset feature (along the same lines of the site reset feature) which resets the CMG services and permissions instead of having to remove it.

    7 votes
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  2. Lock down of Good Client Health State for later restores

    Client health issues are one of main pain areas admins deals. Post client install, registration, policy download succeeds, client should create a golden state of its own on WKS and similarly one golden info of client at SCCM server level also in DB in separate table or so,... in case of client broken situation, using these two copies we can restore back. This way may prove much better than current situation where enormous amount of time, dealing different components with still no guarantee to fix it.

    19 votes
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  3. Support Center Advanced Log File Viewer Advanced Filtering

    It would be great if in the new Suppert Center Advanced Log File Viewer, there would be an option for Advanced Filters, when opening a log file, the filters load automatically and we dont need to load them manually everytime we open a log.
    Same as with the other buttons, that can be activated and deactivated.

    9 votes
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  4. Whether Active Directory minimum functional level is Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

    There is conflict between two documents about AD minimum functional level:
    In the post https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/configs/support-for-active-directory-domains , it says minimum functional level is Windows Server 2008.
    However in the post https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/install/list-of-prerequisite-checks , minimum functional level is Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Our customer want to confirm whether Windows Server 2008 Functional Level is supported. Also, whether it is supported if the customer is using Domain Controller OS 2012 R2, but with a domain functional level of 2008.

    Thank you.

    3 votes
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  5. integrate sccm logs inside the console with nice view and charts

    integrate sccm logs inside the console with nice view and charts

    3 votes
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  6. Ensure Tables v_ClientDownloadHistoryDP_BG and table ClientDownloadHistory have correct start time data with client.

    Currently the tables v_ClientDownloadHistoryDP_BG and table ClientDownloadHistory have correct start time data with client. It does not match when a client downloads a package either from the DP our cloud DP and it's very hard to match the data. As per the escalation engineer, this is by design?

    1 vote
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  7. 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

    3 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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

    9 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Windows 10 ADK Timeline parity with SCCM Build Releases to Support 30 Month Fall Release Support Cycle

    It would appear at a high level that adjustments were not made to coordinate support timelines across the architecture of components for SCCM, Example, while extending Windows 10 1709 Ent. support to 30 months, I would expect the ADK to be supported with the Configuration Manager release 1810, (1903, 1909, etc.) to maintain parity with bug fixes.

    2 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback.

    For ADK support we always support N-1 i.e. current and previous version. This is the matrix we use for testing each release and forms this statement – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/plan-design/configs/support-for-windows-10#windows-10-adk

    Each ADK can be used to deploy current and earlier versions of Windows 10. Between releases (either SCCM or ADK) there’s no fundamental change with how we interface.

    Can you elaborate some more on what your request is here, please?

    Thanks and regards

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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).

    6 votes
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  16. 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.

    19 votes
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  17. How do I troubleshoot Windows Defender Application Guard policy?

    I implemented WDAG via group policy easily.
    Switched to ConfigMgr control of it and I cannot get it to work. Trying to manage the exclusions, etc. I cannot roll back (only on my machine) I deleted the deployment. how can I tell what configmgr is doing on a client regards updating wdag settings, etc?
    the documentation refers to group policy controlled wdag, but the terms are different.
    Anyway, I'm not an idiot, but I don't understand how it's working/not working. I'm sure it's amazing, but I'm missing something.

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

    4 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

    9 votes
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