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  1. Add TFPBlockSize and TFTPWindowsSize to the DP configuration page in the Admin Console

    It would great to be able to configure TFTPBlocksize and TFTPWindowsSize on PXE-enabled DPs from the Configuraiton Manager console, and not having to edit the registry or to use Configuration Item/Baseline to do this. An option on the PXE tab in the Distribution Point properties please?!

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      3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open multiple files from command line with cmtrace

      What the description says. I'd love to open multiple files with CMTrace so it can more easily be integrated with 3rd party utilities!

      35 votes
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        Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Tools  ·  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…

        38 votes
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          Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Keyboard support for Edit Task Sequence Variables

          Keyboard support to select task sequence variables in the Task Sequence Wizard to edit them. Instead of having to use the mouse to click them and change values. This is helpful when imaging a large batch of computers and using a KVM.

          20 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Suppress user logon while using Task Sequences outside of OSD that require a restart

            When using task sequences to deploy applications or settings that require a restart, please include a check box on the "Restart Computer" action to suppress the user logon actions (ie. Ctrl + Alt + Del).

            11 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide the ability to set an "expiration date" on a DEPLOYMENT

              Even thought Applications are state based there are still use cases when a deployment could be expired so that no future deployments of that application will occur. Either an expiration or the use of automatically disabling the deployment, since Software Updates could be disabled so should Software Application Deployments. The reason to keep the deployment would be for reporting so a way to disable or expire would be ideal if state based is not needed.

              The sms_applicationassignment WMI class exposes an ExpirationTime property which actually removes deployments from App Catalog but it does not work with software center.

              57 votes
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                Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Windows 10 Servicing Customization

                It would be great to be able to customize the Windows 10 image or allow a "clean up script" to run post install. I like the concept of the Windows 10 Servicing part of the SCCM console. I think it will become important as upgrades start rolling out 1-2 times a year and majority of companies have Windows 10 clients that need servicing. Being able to create Servicing plans will help keep IT on top of the upgrade process through different updates.

                The current model just doesn't work for a lot of companies. Not many places allow games such as…

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                  10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Option to use SYSTEM context for detection method for a user-based application deployment

                  The application detection method only runs in the user context if it is deployed to a user collection. This would be reasonable if the Deployment Type user experience were set to "Install for User" (User context), however the detection method runs in the user context when this is set to "Install for system" installation behavior (SYSTEM context).

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                    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • App Model Optional User deployment behavior

                    App Model - Optional User Deployment - When user policy is recieved, perform app eval to check if app is installed, if so show as installed in Software Center. (Currently it doesn't evaluate and shows option to install even if already present. When you click the install button... it then performs the evaluation and changes to installed and provides the uninstall button. This is confusing to our end users)

                    49 votes
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                      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points.

                      User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points. At the moment when asked how long it will take to have content available one needs to track the logs and guess a time frame. If it would be possible to have a progress tracker i.e. speed at which the content is copying, queue tracking, and eta.

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                        Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support OSD over Wireless

                        As more and more devices are shipping without wired network adapters, and more business areas are going "wireless only," the traditional ability to reimage a device in place is getting scarce. This is especially true in primary and secondary education institutions.

                        Please provide support for adding Wireless drivers to WinPE, and the ability to provision wireless network profiles for the WinPE phase of the task sequence to enable imaging over wireless network connections.

                        409 votes
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                          15 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable use of collection and computer variables in application model

                          For the same reasons that computer and collection variables are useful and strategic for OSD, they would also be with the application model. Examples:
                          + Customizing command-line parameters for installation
                          + Leveraging in scripts for the protection of secret/sensitive data like passwords or product keys

                          15 votes
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                            Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Software Center: Add categories to maching targetted deployments.

                            The new Software Center in 1511 should also categorize Applications using the user category even if it is not deployed to users but systems instead. It should reflect the user category no matter what.

                            357 votes
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                              34 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Collection Expiration

                              Provide an option to "expire" a collection where it gets removed (or at lease collection evaluations are disabled) on a specified date. This would help with the collection evaluator from becoming overloaded with processing Pilot/Test collections that were "forgotten".

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                                1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES)

                                Replace the OSD Boot Image "Enable CMD Support (testing only)" feature with something that is more robust, helpful, and useful outside of testing like the F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES).

                                Info: Display full name of task sequence and its ID
                                Info: Display full name of TS Deployment and its ID
                                Info: Display full name and type of error step
                                Info: Display error code
                                Info: (Stretch Goal) Display useful error message for top 10 errors

                                Button: “Open Command Prompt”
                                - Launches the command prompt
                                - Defaults to Insert instead of Overwrite (it currently defaults to overwrite in the WinPE phase)

                                Button:…

                                173 votes
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                                  12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have updates automatically handle MP replicas

                                  It's a real pain to have to tear down and rebuild the MP replicas every time I want to install a servicing update. It would be great to have the update process automatically save the replica state, point the MPs at the primary DB, tear down the MP replicas, do the update and then put it all back.

                                  115 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display what distribution point is being used during a task sequence.

                                    When using a task sequence I would like to know what DP is being used since we have multiple DPs and would hope that I'm not using one on the other side of town. IE......Applying Operating System from "Distribution Point" or Installing Application from "Distribution Point."

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • SCCM Console UI: Multiple window support

                                      It would really help having multiple window support in day to day operations, ie Right click Software Library - Open in New Window

                                      34 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change Deployments from Available to Required and Required to Available

                                        We would love the ability to change deployments from Available to Required and Required to Available. Currently we have to remove the entire deployment to switch back and forth, and we loose a lot of reporting data during this process

                                        86 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Trigger Hardware Inventory after Operating System Upgrade Task Sequence Completes

                                          An OS Upgrade Task Sequence results in many significant changes to a system's Inventory and compliance states. The OS Upgrade TS should trigger a full hardware inventory after completion

                                          95 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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