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  1. Make Windows 10 Setup Compatibility Scan Language Neutral

    It would be nice if a checkbox "Perform Windows Setup Compatibility scan withnout starting upgrade" inside "Upgrade Operating System" step in SCCM Upgrade Task Sequence would be language neutral.

    What I mean by this is that we would like to run this scan prior to the Upgrade itself but to be able to do that currently we have to switch the running OS to en-US (the same language as the Upgrade iso), then run the scan and in case an error is found, we need to switch back to original language again and reboot the computer. This is not a…

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      2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the feedback, excellent suggestion

      SCCM doesn’t own the compatibility scan – that’s owned by Windows Setup and I have passed this request on to them for consideration in a future release. I also added the scan should allow Architecture neutral as well.

    • 11 votes
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        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make automatic client upgrade more intelligent to not break other running installations

        Right now, the automatic Client upgrade scheduled Task is not aware of any running installations. So if appenforce.log shows a running Installation and at the same time the randomly timed scheduled tasks kicks in, the Installation cannot finish without error and will randomly leave the Installation or the SCCM Client itself in a unhealthy state. A reinstallation is the only way out.

        Repro steps
        - Activate automatic Client Upgrade in Hierarchy settings
        - Exclude some test clients from automatic client upgrade
        - Create an Application with a deploymenttype using a custom script
        - As the script, use a batch file…

        185 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Reboot Count functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS Step

          Newer versions of the BitLocker management tools (specifically manage-bde) now support the ability to suspend the BitLocker protection for defined number of reboots. The current Disable BitLocker TS step only suspends BitLocker for 1 reboot. There are cases that having a defined number of reboots (or indefinitely until re-enabled at the end of a TS) can come in handy (flashing the BIOS, MBR2GPT, In-place Upgrade with PINs, etc.).

          Please add this functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS step for the operating systems that support it.

          109 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Prevent Cache Limit from Causing Application Deployment Failure

            Once the cache has been filled all subsequent application deployments fail until the cache self-cleans. In CAS.log you see that the client is refusing to download the content because the cache, not the actual disk, is full.

            This strikes me as a non-optimal design choice if the goal is to successfully install applications. If I want to install an application I do not want it to fail because of an artificial limit that until very recently was set at the time of client install. Most of the time the cache clears in 24 hours and there's no problem but there…

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              Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Pre-Cache of task sequence content "Files Cached" notification

              When deploying Operating Systems, we are using the Pre-Cache so customers can install at a more suitable time; however there is no notification in Software Centre to advise if the files required for install have been cached.

              This leaves a "pot luck" install, especially for those on slower broadband links on whether the install will start instantly, or if it still has to download the content and wait an inexplicit amount of time before the install can take place.

              Can the "Available" change to "Ready to install now" or similar, so customers know they wont have to wait for downloading…

              30 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop unnecessary "New software is available" pop-up on each logon after a user has uninstalled an available application.

                After a user installs an application that was deployed as "Available", but later uninstalls the application, the user gets a balloon pop-up every time they logon saying "New software is available".

                There is NO way to prevent this from happening apart from removing the user from the collection where the application was deployed, and adding them back. This has been the case since CM12 was released but this is not a desirable behavior especially when there's no "valid" way of preventing this.

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                  Noted  ·  12 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • windows 10 upgrade servicing

                  Support SUP/ESD/WSUS/update-based packages via the "Upgrade Operating System" task sequence step so that task sequence-driven upgrades can benefit from the smaller size of the ESD files (2.5GB) compared to the full media used today (3.5GB).

                  279 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • citrix vpn

                    Add support for Citrix Netscaler as a VPN provider in the SCCM console. The provider exists in the Intune web console, but not in the ConfigMgr console.

                    31 votes
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                      Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Task Sequence Step / Action / Option "Generate Custom Status Message

                      It would be really helpful to have the possibility to generate a Status Message with a custom Message ID from within a tasksequence. Maybe as a seperate step, maybe as an checkmark under the "Options" tab.

                      This message ID could be used to trigger a Status Filter Rule more granular to improve overall Status Filter Rule performance.

                      Example: A company with 20k Clients deploys Operating Systems and Software via task sequences, the result ist that there are hundreds of thousands of 11171 events. When we are able to set a Message ID 65000 in the OSD Task Aequence, we are…

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                        1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • OSD Task Sequence Restart Computer step needs "if reboot pending" option

                        Please add to the Restart Computer OSD task sequence step an option that will check if the system requires a reboot and then only restart the computer if it needs to. Right now to work around this need, we have to execute a PowerShell script and write the results to a custom task sequence variable and then use that variable as a condition on the Restart Computer step. Adding this option natively would be much more elegant. Attached is the script we're using.

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                          2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • O365 ADR for New Office Installs

                          We have the ability to setup ADR's for O365 updates, but we need the ability to create O365 ADR's for downloads and deployments of the newest O365 Installers to new images that do not have O365 installed yet.

                          32 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Preflight checks support in OSD for Win10 upgrades

                            Provide a better way to support preflight checks for OS upgrades in terms of success/error being shown to users. Being able to show users a warning sign instead of a hard stop error would give better user experience. Currently, we either get "Installed successful" message, with having continue on error checked, or hard stop or scary error message that's presented to users if requirements aren't met. Everyone uses preflight checks now for OSD, please support it better with better notifications (customized) and error/warning handling.

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                              2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for the feedback – updating status to Noted. See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/

                              As mentioned there’s some excellent samples provided from our MVP community. We’ll likely break this item to distinct pieces e.g. expanding Check Readiness step to test for Battery/Is Wired etc.

                              As well as preflight using /Compat prior to upgrade can help with finding issues before deployment. For 1806 that will now run without stopping CCMExec (setting ProvisioningMode).
                              Coupled with using /Compat for upgrade Windows produced SetupDiag to help diagnose upgrade blockers in more detail – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

                            • OSD Task Sequence (1703) Not Displaying

                              When running a task sequence to deploy a 1703 based image, the second part of the task sequence: "Setup Operating System" does not display.

                              The screen saying "Just a moment..." is displayed instead of the SCCM task sequence screen, meaning you cannot see the progress.

                              If the machine is left, it does actually complete the steps, but it would be nice to see the SCCM screen once again!

                              42 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for your feedback. Updating status to Noted and apologies for not getting to this one till now.

                                From my testing this appears to be limited to 1703 (Redstone 2) or 1709 (Redstone 3). All tests with 1803 (Redstone 4) and 1809 (Redstone 5) have been fine also with Task Sequence Progress UI shown. The ‘Just a moment..’ is not something under task sequence control, installing manually shows the same behavior.

                                Is this still an issue for you all with the more recent Windows releases?

                              • Create a PowerShell cmdlet too add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers

                                New-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
                                Set-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
                                Remove-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier

                                Please create cmdlets to add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers. We have a large organization and those pesky Lenovo Yoga's get a USB to Ethernet dongle with each one. We have over 500 dongles currently, and I don't see a way to automate importing those MAC addresses. Thanks!

                                48 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Use Control-C to copy content

                                  In ConfigMgr Console you can in some places use Ctrl-C to copy result to clipboard. Example. Open a collection, select all and use Ctrl-C. Then paste in excel or notepad.

                                  You cannot however use Ctrl-C in Asset Details for a Deployment Status details (\Monitoring\Overview\Deployments\<pick on of your deployments>).

                                  27 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to automatically install Windows 10 ADK releases (or rollback or apply hotfix) via Updates and Servicing.

                                    The windows 10 adk has changed a few times since the original release of Windows 10, there have been two major releases and one hotfix to fix issues with the second release, as a consequence of that many people got jittery about upgrading to ADK 10 1511.

                                    How are we going to deal with this in a good way, a really good way. Prior to this we didn't have to upgrade our boot images every 6 months or so.

                                    Here's the suggestion:-

                                    #1. When we update from 1602 to 1607 (or whatever) to support the next generation of Windows, it…

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                                      13 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                      Updated to Noted. We’ve been discussing the same in our planning meetings.

                                      Thanks,
                                      BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

                                    • Remove from Collection / Move to Collection in OSD

                                      Sometimes it might be handy to remove a computer from the OSD collection as a final step during the task sequence. Or additionally add the computer to additional collection(s) for for example extra software deployment or another task sequence.
                                      Now scripts need to be created therefore and in my experience this doesn't always work well.
                                      A predefined step where the collectionname or collectionID needs to be added to add (or remove) the computer to (or from) would be much appreciated.

                                      48 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Software Center: Add Ability to Launch the Application

                                        Would like to have the ability for the end user to not just install an available deployment, but also launch it there. The way I envision this happening is once the user has installed an available deployment, the "Install" button would change to a "Launch" button, and the Uninstall button would be perhaps a separate button, etc., or perhaps even the icon of the application could be used to launch it and the Install/Uninstall behavior could remain the same.

                                        The benefit of this would be (1) if you removed the start menu or other entry points to the application and…

                                        89 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Available application which is not applicable must not show up in Software Center

                                          [This is sort of an extension to https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/13002684-software-center-show-only-available-software-hid?]

                                          Obviously, we can create applications with multiple deployment types in SCCM, each with its own set of requirements. Now say I create a simple MSI-based application with one deployment type, which has a requirement that Primary device must be true. If I make this available to a user collection, then it shows up for each of those users on their primary devices as available in Software Center. All great so far.

                                          However, if one of those users logs in to a non-primary device, the application still shows up as available, and…

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                                            Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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