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  1. Change the sort view behaviour

    When sorting any area alphabetically (or using any other criteria), the view automatically jumps to the top (or bottom). This defeats the purpose of reversing a sort. For example, if I have 2000 objects in the view, and the object I am looking for starts with a "U", it makes sense to reverse the name sort to reverse-alphabetical, however, when I do that it dumps me at the bottom, meaning now I have to scroll up through 1800 objects instead of down. Please change this so that when a sort order is called for, the view stays in the sameā€¦

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  2. Custom Client setting allows creating shared folder on a device, like SCCM Client log folder

    Enterprise security policy may block C$ share. File collection targeted to a collection may be also prohibited due to network traffic concern. It is troublesome to analyze sccm client log file for troubleshooting remotely even the support has local administrative right on the PC, as it requires to re-create the C$ share first, and unshare it later. It would be nice to also have an option to copy certain OS files to this share, for example, windowsupdate.log. RBAC should govern who can create the share and who can control the file copy list. This should make supporting SCCM environment easierā€¦

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  3. Create ā€œmaster-applicationsā€ and download user specific settings as a deployment type.

    I would like to see the option to have one deployment type as a base for all our customers and then add customer specific settings an other deployment type.

    Example 1:
    Adobe Acrobat XI Pro would be the default deployment type and the MST-transform file, containing user customizations and license information, downloaded based on OU-Membership or some other variable and applied during the installation.
    Example 2:
    Office 2013 ProPlus as the default deployment type and the ā€œMSPā€, containing user customizations and license information, downloaded based on OU-Membership or some other variable.

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  4. Allow API integration for application approval requests

    We would like to see a feature whereby the approvals workflow for applications can be handed off to an external system. For applications which require an approval or license acquisition workflow, capture the userID of the requestor and allow for some user-defined form fields to be shown to the end user.

    For example, let's say my end users wants Visio but this requires a puchase of an individual license before they can install it. The app portal should allow capture of some user-defined fields (office location, fiscal approver, etc.) and we should be able to pass this to an externalā€¦

    7 votes
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  5. Possibility to have an option to back up SCCM SSRS reporting site and the custom reports via built-in SMSBackup

    SCCM SSRS custom reports are very important to SCCM. It is time-consuming to create our own afterinstall.bat to back up SCCM SSRS site and custom reports. Please also include the contingency plan for SCCM SSRS site in case the site server running SCCM SSRS is down. e.g. Replicate custom SSRS report from one production SSRS site to the contingency SSRS site automatically.

    4 votes
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  6. Provide the ability to set the number of PullDP that can download at the same time.

    By providing this settings, it would ease up massive distribution of a package to many PullDP.
    A setting similar to Concurent download on DP would be perfect!

    As of now, updating a package hosted on 1000 PullDP will trigger all PullDP at the same time to update the package.
    This cause high CPU and IO on the server as well as potential network load.

    20 votes
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  7. Multiple Primary Site Servers for Migration of Host Operating System

    Have the ability to add a second Primary Site Server to an environment running as a standalone site to allow migration from an older Operating System to the latest version e.g. Migrate your 2012 R2 SCCM server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 by adding a second primary site server, and allowing settings, data etc. to synchronise. Then retire the old 2008 R2 server.

    16 votes
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  8. Application Catalog - Self Service Windows 10 Upgrade via Application Catalog.

    We are testing the ability to add a Win 10 upgrade to the Application Catalog with success.

    We are able to successfully publish the Win 10 upgrade as a standard Package and simply run Setup.Exe. This has worked and we have successfully updated systems in our Lab from Win 7 to Win 10 with this method. The user clicks "Install" from the App Cat and they are presented with the standard Win 10 setup screens.

    We want to offer this as an option to our Engineers and Application developers that want to jump on to Win 10 for testing onā€¦

    5 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  9. SCCM should support enabling scenarios instead of enabling invidual roles and settings

    Today for various E2E scenarios you install the required roles, set client agent settings, and ensure pre-reqs are all installed. I would prefer that I just select to enable a feature, SCCM scans my role servers, makes a suggestion of what needs to be installed where and various pre-reqs that are needed and give me the option to select just do it. At that point everything would get setup automatically in a way that is suggested as best practice by the SCCM product.

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  10. Multicast on a selective basis

    I have task sequences for on-demand imaging of one machine via PXE and also for automatically imaging an entire lab of computers. Ideally, the automatic TS would acquire the image via multicast from the site DP but one-off OSD runs on a single machine would still use unicast. It would be very nice to see this option available without having to load the image twice on the DP and enable one for multicast.

    4 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    One potential option here is to use the Multicast properties to require a minimum session size before starting e.g. 2. If that size is not met then the download will fallback to Unicast/HTTP. These settings are present in the ‘Enabled Scheduled Multicast’ UI. The session size option would also require a wait of minimum 1 minute

  11. Reboot On Logoff

    Following deployment of software updates, build in the functionality to have the machine reboot when a logged in user logs out. Much needed in sensitive areas such as Emergency Departments & Operating Rooms.

    7 votes
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  12. force client discovery restricted by AD container

    when you want to force client discovery, it is done on all containers set in discovery settings. It will be easier to be able to force discovery for for single container (discovery on all containers can take hours - not easy for testings when new container is added).

    3 votes
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  13. Add exclusions for Software Inventory

    Provide a feature where exclusion paths can be provided for software inventory. Right now, I either need to accept all local hard disks or explicitly define every path that I want (which is unrealistic in a large enterprise).

    I would like software inventory amended so that I can inventory every *.exe in C: with the exception of C:\IamTheSameOnEveryCorporateBuild, C:\Windows, etc.

    5 votes
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  14. Content Locations management

    Content Locations tab in a package properties allows to Validate, Redistribute and Remove a Distribution point. If you need to add a new Distribution point, it should be done via Distribute Content option of the package.

    It would be great to have option to add new Distribution point on the same Content Locations tab.

    3 votes
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  15. Application Catalog should have the ability to detect the OS platforms.

    This is to avoid user install the wrong OS platforms applications and unnecessary error pop up which give wrong impression to end user and increase support costs. It should only shown up whatever is applicable similar like software center / Run Advertised Program (RAP).

    2 votes
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  16. Eliminate creating an overlapping Boundary

    while creating boundary it should search with the existing and findout if the admin try to create same boundary

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  17. Asset Intelligence

    Two ideas -
    Have a methodology to integrate license entitlements from an Enterprise Agreement (or select agreement) into asset intelligence. Perhaps in addition, there could be a report showing licenses under an expired agreement that you are no longer entitled to use (ie. any subscription based license).

    Integration of the MAP toolset for license tracking purposes for licenses that are based on socket counts. For example, if you license the host for SQL Enterprise, there should be a way to roll up virtual instances to the host level to ensure compliance and report on them inside Asset intelligence. Assuming thisā€¦

    2 votes
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  18. Possibility to change settings in Software Center

    Administrator can define the value settings such as Business Time, automatic reboot, other.

    12 votes
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  19. Possibilty to have application catalog for server objects

    It will be nice if a server admin, have the possiblity to choose an application from the application catalog to be installed for the server (including the approval process).

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  20. Wake on LAN should be possible to trigger from the CAS

    It will be a nice thing if the WOL can be done from the CAS based on the site assignment of the client.

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