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  1. Merge two resources with the same MAC Address

    If I import a new computer using its MAC Address but later I install manually the client in the actual computer, two resources with the same name end up in the SCCM Database.
    An option to make the default action merging both resources or just associating the client DDR to the manual import.

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  2. Be able to trigger a CMPivot query from a SSRS and have the results show both Current and history values.

    Be able to trigger a CMPivot query from a SSRS and have the results show both Current and history values.

    This would leverage the refresh option within SSRS to update the results.

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  3. Add Schedule column to v_servicewindow

    With the SQL view vSMSServiceWindow, there are a column Schedules. This column allows you to see exactly what day Maintenance Window is scheduled for. The correspond supported SQL view is vServiceWindow. However, that column isn’t listed without it being listed there is no way to determine what day an MW applies too.

    Select distinct

    isnull(SWin.Name,'No Maintenance Windows') as 'SWinName',
    
    isnull(SWin.IsGMT,'') as 'SWinIsGMT',
    SWin.StartTime as 'SWinStartTime',
    isnull(SWin.Duration,0) as 'SWinDuration',
    case
    when isnull(SWin.ServiceWindowType, 0) = 0 then 'No Maintenance Windows'
    when SWin.ServiceWindowType=1 then 'All Programs Service Window'
    when SWin.ServiceWindowType=2 then 'Program Service Window'
    when SWin.ServiceWindowType=3 then 'Reboot Required Service Window'
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  4. Ability to move Distribution point from one secondary site server to another secondary site server' has been merged into this idea

    when we need to remove secondary site server or when need to rebuild secondary site server with another site code. A full uninstall and re install required for all Distribution points associated with that secondary site.
    Also when we need to move a DP from one site code to another site code, it requires uninstall / re install….to avoid this it will be helpful to have ability to move DP’s between secondaries.

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  5. Improve app model logging

    Make it easier to troubleshoot application deployment with:
    - Consolidated log file
    - Make logging easier to understand and find the reason for failures.
    For a new SCCM Admin/Tech troubleshooting appdeployment is hard, have to understand the different log files and know which one to read.

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  6. Add WSUS Catalog #s to a Supported SQL View.

    With the SQL view vSMSSUPSyncStatus, there is a column SyncCatalogVersion. This column allows you to see what version of the WSUS (pronounced “W” “SUS”) catalog is available at each software update point (SUP). When troubleshooting CMCB environment with two or more SUP it is import to know what catalog is at each SUP server. The vSMSSUPSyncStatus has many more details available to it as compared to any of the existing SUP SQL views.
    So why is this information important? Knowing Catalog version #, sync date, sync status, etc. helps when troubleshooting SUP issues. This also allows for a…

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  7. Grant Select to smsschm_users on all SQL Synonym

    When CMCB or even CM12 creates an Inventory class, it also creates a SQL Synonym too. These SQL Synonyms, are basically the same as the SQL Views, with one key difference, they don’t have the permission set to allow for smsschm_users “select” access on them. This means that low rights users will receive an error when uses.

    So what is this important? This is a great question, and the reason is that the behavior when importing sms_def.mof changes between CM07, CM12, and CMCB. The SQL Synonyms is named exactly what is created in older versions of CM. So When creating…

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  8. Custom Software Center tab: Ability to translate the label

    In 1806, we have the ability to add a custom tab in the Software Center to display an external webpage directly into the Software Center.

    We work in a multi-language environment, and we have an issue that the label for that custom tab cannot be translated into multiple languages. Nor could we configure an URL based on a language -- unless the page's internationalization is managed directly by the remote website.

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  9. Add button to add Automatic Deployment Rule Criteria to a new custom search

    Would be nice to create a new custom search from an Automatic Deployment Rule.

    Add a button near the "Preview" that will create a new custom search or replace an existing one.

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  10. office display level

    Well, not really an idea. I'm on SCCM 1806. I created an Office installation using ODT. When I go to ODT, it is missing an option for Display Level. Not a big deal. I can just go to the xml file, find the display level property and change it from Full to None. Also, there are properties in the xml that don't need to be in there. I think it is more a ODT issue. For example, PinIconsToTaskbar is not required if the value is false. Anyway, I love that the tool is incorporated into SCCM. I think it save…

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  11. Category icons - Turn software center into an App Store

    Software Center now already has beautiful large icons. But it's still rather primitive. If you want to browse software by category right now you have to use the filter.

    It would be great if you have the option of displaying categories and even featured apps on the main software centre page, much like what you would see in Apple's app store or Google Play store.

    It would improve the experience for users immensely.

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  12. Configurable Software Update instllation time

    With Windows 10 and Server 2016 updates taking longer to install than previous versions of Windows. It would be helpful to be able to be able to set a site wide setting for the default installation time given for software updates. Currently this is 10 minutes but we are having to manually set this to 60 minutes on each update presently.

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  13. Bug - Office 365 Deployment

    Office 365 Client Installation deployment features in 1806 appear to be incomplete and problematic. Uninstall statements are not filled in for one. Application Catalog tab is not filled out either. For some reason, creating deployment sources using the new OCT link integration creates sources which are missing files and generates a 30821-1505 error. Running the setup.exe directly from the source also behaves the same. Running ODT manually appears to work, and the source can be imported into SCCM as it was in prior releases.

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  14. CM Messaging SDK Documentation shouldn't be a .chm help file AND...

    The docs that exist for the CM Messaging (note, the messaging SDK is not a part of the larger CM SDK docs here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh442686(v=cmsdk.16).aspx) is currently a .chm Help file, which is lovably nostalgic.

    However it doesn't do justice to the power of the SDK. For instance, Discovery and hardware inventory are barely covered in the SDK docs. I'm troubleshooting an issue now with the Messaging SDK in which a fake CM Client appears with Windows 6.2 NT Workstation, even though it is a fully patched Win10 machine. Weird stuff.

    Anyway, it would be great if the docs were…

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  15. Fix OSD Re-run Behavior

    Consider the following...

    You Deploy an OSD TS to a Lab and the Lab images Successfully. Next year you wish to Refresh that same Lab. You deploy this TS to the lab with the default 'Re-run Behavior' and it immediately shows as Successful because it was run before. You do another schedule and switch the 'rerun behavior' to 'Always rerun.' Lab images, grabs policy, images, grabs policy, images.........

    This seems like a huge flaw to me especially for those environments that Refresh certain Labs annually (K-12, Education). I'll now have to remember each Summer to either create a new TS…

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  16. Delete Collection UI Issue

    When an administrative user who does not have permission to delete resources tries to delete a collection, the confirmation UI displayed reads as though the resources WILL be deleted due to the missing checkbox. Perhaps changing the UI so that the checkbox is there but grey'd out as unchecked or remove the "Delete each collection member from the database" text.

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  17. MVP-Allow an app through controlled folder access

    the endpoint protection should have a new malware policy that will allow a central management of the windows defender security center - ransomware protection - allow an app through controlled folder access, allowing the IT admin to add/remove controlled folder access (and maybe give the user access to add extra files whenever required, but allow the IT admin to decide)

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  18. Update content on Distribution Points – allow use of revision N-1 content in Task Sequences

    We are supporting companies around the globe out of our Configuration Manager; it goes from Australia to Americas. So, we have all the time someone deploying a machine using the OSD task sequence. But we also have to update content used in the Task Sequence.
    If ‘Update Distribution Points’ is started and a new revision is created, the content goes in yellow (in Progress) on all DPs. If you now want to start a Task Sequence, it will fail due to missing content. If some DPs have blackout times, e.g. not allowed to replicate content during daytime, it is even…

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  19. Ability to deploy all application in a folder.

    I'd like to right click on a folder and have the option to Deploy all the apps in that folder.

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  20. CM Pivot - have autostart use the SMS_Autostartsoftware wmi class

    CM pivot appears to just list the registry autostart locations.
    Please use the SMS_autostartsoftwarewmiclass.

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