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  1. Continue to invest in Out-of-band support (Intel Vpro/AMT)

    SCCM only supports up to version 6, latest hardware uses version 10.
    SCCM provisioning uses SOAP which was deprecated by Intel.
    This is now a big hassle for people who want to use Intel Vpro in combination with SCCM. We need to make use of an Intel Add-on (Intel SCS) to get things working but itā€™s far from ideal.
    Please bring back the provisioning support compatible with the latest versions of Vpro and bring support for new features such as KVM.

    151 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    In order to support customers as the speed Intel is update Vpro/AMT – we worked with Intel for them to own the integration, and support latest versions (as ConfigMgr itself only supported up to version 6.) Intel has released an updated version that should solve the customer needs:
    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/setup-configuration-software.html
    We will continue to partner with Intel to provide APIs they need for the integration.

  2. SCCM Gateway Servers for Deployment to DMZ's

    We should be able to deploy SCCM Gateway servers for deployment to DMZ, Internet and Remote locations where opening ports to the management servers / domains are not feasible. We are unable to forward ports from the internet to our LAN and must use a DMZ. There is no way to implement SCCM for IBCM because of this.

    61 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Support Evaluation of "On Battery" for Most Client Activities

    To reduce potential for failures due to low battery situations and to minimize the ConfigMgr client's impact to system battery life, introduce a check for certain client actions to allow them to be delayed or bypassed when the system is found to be running on battery or running critically low on battery:
    + Software distribution
    + Compliance settings
    + Inventory
    + Anti-malware scans

    36 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Option to set security scopes for SCEP policies

    SCEP policies do not have the ability to set security scopes. This is a problem because our SCCM is shared by several departments and colleges in the university. For example, someone may inadvertently (or intentionally) modify a policy for DCs which can have a catastrophic effects. Having the ability to set security scopes will restrict who has access to individual SCEP policies.

    51 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. Rebuild a content library on a Distribution Point

    A function to instruct a distribution point to clean-up/rebuild its content library would be great. This would be particularly useful to fix the "package list in content library doesn't match the one in WMI" errors.

    We have 260+ DPs, all members of the same Distribution Group, and 35% of them have mis-matched content library sizes. So obviously content clean-up does not succeed. A way to force them to re-evaluate (without redistributing existing content) would be great.

    168 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. SCCM On Premise MDM Should Support Windows 10 Devices

    It would be great if SCCM On Premise MDM would support Windows 10 Devices for scenarios such as settings, required application deployment, wipe and retire.

    64 votes
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    completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Introduce the Ability to patch Click to Run Applications like Office 365

    Currently Office 365 can't be patched with WSUS, instead you have to have your clients either contacting the Internet (not very good option for large enterprise), or you will have to distribute the new updated version on shared folders and define the new update source. it would be interesting to be able to use WSUS also for C2R apps.

    27 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. Make hyperlink on properties page take you to content status (was Admin Console UI fix)

    When in the properties of an application, package etc on the summary tab there is a hyperlink to content status. It would be a very productive update to take you directly into the status of the object instead of dumping you into the root of content status and having to search for the application etc you were just in.

    215 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Internet Explorer version report

    An out of the box report on IE versions would be very helpful, whether in the Software - Companies and Products group of reports, or elsewhere.

    6 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Configure multiple deployments in an Automatic Deployment Rule

    When creating Automatic Deployment rules, it would be useful to be able to configure multiple deployments.

    You may for example want test, pilot and live deployments to different collections and possibly with different settings. It doesn't make sense to have to create different rules with the same updates criteria just for additional deployments.

    The CM administrator may choose to have the additional deployments disabled to allow for testing, but enabling a deployment leaves less room for error, and is less administrative overhead than creating these additional deployments manually each time for pilot/live.

    It would also be useful to have theā€¦

    181 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Increase Log file size and retention for OSD

    Client logs for OSD are constantly purged and overwritten. This can make troubleshooting difficult in a standard environment. For example, logs are saved to X:\Windows\Temp during winPE phases. This file system is destroyed upon reboot. Even after the WinPE phases, log files (especially smsts.log) are constantly overwritten.

    Please prevent logs from being lost or overwritten during OSD.

    7 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Software Catalog - New application notification

    It could be great to have a notification (for users I mean) when a new application or a new version of an application is published in the software Catalog.
    Underline new version or special icon visible in the catalog.
    Little notification through SCCM client.
    And what about RSS ?

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. Ability to click back when and re-try when a Task Sequence dependency is not found

    At the minute have to completely restart the TS when a dependency is not found. Could we not introduce a retry option once the dependency issue is resolve. Similar to checking for installation pre-req's

    145 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. Accurate Bug Updates Through Connect

    It's quite frustrating to spend time logging bugs with ConfigMgr through Connect only to have bug submissions either incorrectly closed (i.e. closed as a duplicate but also closing the referenced bug - will it ever get looked at if all active bugs are closed!?) or being closed as fixed but not adding any information as to what the fix is or when the fix will be released.

    Myself and colleagues spend the time and effort documenting these bugs with your products on behalf of customers so the very least that could be done in return is to let us knowā€¦

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. When creating stand-alone media from a CAS, allow primary site selection

    Please add the ability to select a primary site or site code when creating stand-alone media from a CAS.

    When creating stand-alone media today, it automatically sets the SCCM client to install using the site code of the site that is used to create the media. When using a CAS to create the media, this will cause the client to deploy without a usable site code.

    You cannot currently override this behavior through setting installation properties in the Setup Windows and ConfigMgr step.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  sangeev responded

    This was solved with bug 419146 – released in SCCM 2012 R2 Sp1. The code was updated to use SMSSITECODE=“AUTO

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  16. Ability to change Approval Requests from Approved to Denied

    Ability to change an approval requests that has already been approved to denied.

    97 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. Task Sequences should be supported outside of operating system deployment scenarios

    Task sequences are only officially supported in operating system deployment scenarios. Task sequences are incredibly useful with their explicit logic and tight control. There's many cases where it can be useful to deploy task sequences outside of operating system deployment scenarios for complex software deployment scenarios.

    Task sequences should be made a first class citizen outside of operating system deployment scenarios.

    31 votes
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    completed  ·  8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  18. Provide better guidance/procedures for automatic updating of Windows Update Agent

    Still searching for clear guidance on automating updating the Windows Update Agent in an enterprise.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  19. Control cache size using client settings

    It would be nice to be able to control the client cache size settings using the client settings policies. This way you have a simple way to increase it if you have a package which is larger than the initial deployed size.

    28 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  20. Show version incompatability and allow ability to upgrade console to match the Primary site version of Configuration Manager

    Today, you can be running a console with one version, that is not in synch with what is running on the primary. The only way you'll know is if you are missing features added to a newer release or if troubleshooting leads you down that route. You have to check the about page in the console to verify version number and compare that against what is installed on the Primary site server to see if they match, what I'm proposing is an easy visual way in the console to inform you when your versions don't match, and to offer theā€¦

    39 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
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