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  1. Emergency/Immediate halt or pause of a software deployment then resume a software deployment when needed.

    In SCCM, there should be a way to stop or discontinue a software deployment should there be an emergency or issue and then resume the deployment when desired. For example, if software has been deployed to the environment and in an event of an emergency or major issue, SCCM should allow the administrator to stop or pause the software deployment in real time, resolve the issue then restart the software deployment again. Ideally, this would accomplish in one push of a button. Unlike now, the administrator goes and deletes the deployment and recreates the deployment again leaving the inability toā€¦

    118 votes
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    planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. Client Settings - Computer Restart - Allow longer than 1440 minutes, show friendly time

    Currently, the maximum an administrator can give users to reboot their systems is 1440 minutes (24 hours). Please let us specify up to 7 days. The goal of the delay is to allow a reasonable amount of time for an end user to save their work and reboot without losing anything. The 24 hour limit means that if a user is gone for a day, there is a strong chance they could lose their work. Allowing up to 7 days seems like a better compromise between end user control and respecting admin intent/organizational need.

    57 votes
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    planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Show Powershell equivalent command(s) at any wizard completion

    At wizard completion for anything, show the Powershell cmdlet equivalent like in other System Center products.

    1,368 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Prompt users for reboot, but NEVER force it

    The reboot settings only allow for the user to postpone a reboot for up to 24 hours. Why can't we expand that time or just keep reminding them forever until they reboot themselves? The longer that they have been pending a reboot, remind (pester) them more frequently. Or auto reboot if nobody is logged on.

    1,267 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. 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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    3 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Complex scheduling: Enable patch deployments to servers based on SDLC (Dev / QA / Prod / DR)

    Based on Patch Tuesday, allow application / business owners to select appropriate down time for the server as well as a sequenced order (e.g., Development servers during the first week after Patch Tuesday, QA on the second week after Patch Tuesday, Production servers on the third week after Patch Tuesday, et cetera). This allows the business owners to "own their own destiny" and get systems administrators out of the business of coordinating patching maintenance windows. In addition, the ability to insert "change freezes" that force the schedule to increment all downstream targets out by an additional week to compensate forā€¦

    69 votes
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    planned  ·  9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Task Sequence Editor Search

    We have over 300 Groups/Steps in a couple of our task sequences. It would be really helpful to be able to search with the Task Sequence Editor. Either by step name or group name. In a perfect world it would be helpful to search descriptions or other text content within each group or step.

    163 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. Have the ability to remove a CAS when only one primary site is left

    Beginning with 2012SP1, we have the ability to add a CAS to an autonomous primary site. It could be interesting to reverse the proposition by having the ability to remove a CAS above a Primary when a CAS is no longer needed or has been set for a wrong reason.
    I know that it could be done through creating another hierarchy and using migration tasks by this is quite difficult for it requires additional hardware.

    251 votes
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    planned  ·  16 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. DSC to replace or compliment basline feature

    DSC is a wonderful framework for handling baseline configurations across Windows and Linux machines, but it's completely unsupported in SCCM directly. While a Pull server is certainly more simplistic than an SCCM hierarchy, it would still be very beneficial to have some integration in a couple of areas:

    Management Points can easily be configured to host mof configurations for clients, and a new client policy class for allowing the SCCM agent to configure the pull server settings on a host would be great. Alternatively a new role could be made ... not sure that would feel as elegant.

    The baselineā€¦

    166 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Ability to enable/disable any deployment (like you can with software update deployments)

    You should be able to enable or disable any deployment (for applications, packages, software updates, etc) by right-clicking and selecting enable or disable.
    Currently to disable an application deployment you either have to delete the deployment or retire the application and for packages you need to disable the program.
    Software update deployments already have this feature.
    You should also be able to enable/disable a deployment from the Monitoring workspace.

    52 votes
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    planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Transaction support for PowerShell cmdlets

    today when using powershell cmdlet the action is performed direct against the server, as example, if you want to create an application, add couple of deployment types and perform other small changes, you end up with lots of revisions (easily, 10). when you have lots of revisions, this start to impact the performance.

    it would be nice if we can have the cmdlets transactional, in this case, you create the object and the changes does not apply to the database, you need to "save" the change.

    on the application example, you could create the application, create the dt's, changes, etc.ā€¦

    9 votes
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    planned  ·  2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Interactive step during OSD (or any other TS)

    To be able to add an interactive step when running a TS would be useful in many cases. You might not always want to run an OSD as User Driven, but still in one step you want user input.
    Not only for production, but for test purposes this would be really good.

    Today, I'm running a very customized solution to make this happen.
    I created this one in order for this to happen, it should be easier.
    https://plus.google.com/105132092500423486001/posts/9aCA7LUVpuv

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. 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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    0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. 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€¦

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. Run Scripts: Should be able to invoke from Deployment Status Node

    Run scripts brought a brand new model to handle client troubleshooting, but it can run from collections only.
    it would have been super useful to be able to run it on a machine\category from the Deployment Status node and then maintain clients with in progress \ unknown \ active \ inactive state.
    today when we have a list of computers who didn't report their status we need to manually create a collection with these clients to run a scripts and there's not even a built-in way to create a collection from the asset details

    1 vote
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  16. Allow use if DeploymentID as identifier in Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment

    Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment do not allow DeploymentID as unique identifier. Instead you need to use e.g. programname and packageid.

    In the case of Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment this requires DeploymentName which is not even possible to retrieve from Get-CMDeployment

    Please, allow DeploymentID as an option to identifying the deployment in these cmdlets.

    4 votes
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  17. Select specific WMI classes or Logfiles in SCCM Support Center

    It would be nice to have the ability to select specific WMI classes or Logfies easily within the SCCM Support Center. Right now i have to edit the config XML and sometimes the support center crashes. That would Help if you try to pull files or classes for specific Scenario from Clients and you dont Need all of them.

    2 votes
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  18. Change temporary unpack path of Support Center Viewer

    If i open a "Bundle" in Support Center Viewer all the data gets stored in:
    C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\ConfigMgrSupportCenter.Common\Temporary

    It woul be nice to Change that path or to provide a path during the unpack procedure. Right now i have alsmost 8GB of data in that path and it seems to not clean up by itself.

    2 votes
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  19. PowerShell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept Window Time as parameter

    Powershell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept StartTime as a parater. Current implementation only accepts limited parmaters of collectionid, and maintenance window name. If you have two windows by the same name, with different start times... you will remove both by using this utility. I suggest it should also accept the StartTime as a paramter for specific window deletion. Maintenance windows are a point in time schedule, and therefore the Point in time should be considered as a parameter for removal. The current implementation of this cmdlet is dangerous, and cannot be used for finite window removal.

    5 votes
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  20. Update CM cmdlet documentation and downloadable help file

    Running update-help pulls down a help file to an older version of the cmdlets. For instance, do a clean install of the console and cmdlets.
    Type:

    Get-Help Add-CMApplicationCatalogWebsitePoint

    On a machine that has not had the help file updated, you will see 6 parameter sets under Syntax. Run update-help and then try again. You will now see 2 parameter sets under Syntax. In addition, there is no detailed information for the new cmdlets added.

    7 votes
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