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  1. In-Depth Information needed on Changes witin Reporting done by any CU

    No information is provided whether and what has changed within the reporting. I am particularly interested in very technical information, like stored procedures or changes that include the RBA model. Some of the changes might affect individually created reports, if they use the same methodology like the MS reports. Proactively apply those changes would suit me much better than waiting for an incident to be reported on a specific report -> detailed technical information on changes should be provided with each update (sp, used fn, ...)

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  2. Update (CUs) behavoiur on Reports

    To meet the business needs from our customers and to ease the access we have modified the default folder structure Microsoft uses. When an update is applied the default folder structure is re-created, We have to manually remove the default folder structure after each update. -> the existing folder structure should not be affected by an update

    2 votes
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  3. Integrate Application Catalog Management Into Web Interface (Including approval automation options)

    Yes we do this today with SCOrch and other tools, however, the self service aspect of the catalog has so much untapped potential in the product. Putting the management and automation into the web interface for administrators would make this so much easier/beneficial for the masses.

    6 votes
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  4. WSUS Driver Package Support

    Using Windows Update and hardware ID's it would be nice to make a driver package from the latest verified updates on Windows Update. Using this you could form a driver package, then also add any further updates using inf/folder.

    To expand on this it would be nice to be able deploy updated drivers.

    13 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  5. Shorten Pull-DP retry interval

    Reduce the amount of time between when content distribution is completed on a Standard DP and when its Pull DP begins to transfer. Consider using some type of notification to the Pull DP that it may begin instead of having it just wait when it could be pulling.

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  6. Combine the Content Status pane tabs into one table

    Find a way to combine the tabs for Success, In Progress, Error and Unknown into a single table with the same information that makes getting an overview of Content Status more efficient.

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  7. Allow us to categorise Software Updates

    We have a few Software Updates that we just don't deploy. Every month, our list of "Needed, but not deployed" updates show these updates (for example, IE10). I want a way of filtering these out so we don't accidentally deploy them.

    I tried doing a search by adding the article IDs, but this doesn't work (as the attached screenshot shows).

    Maybe allow us to add a custom category for individual updates (such as "Do not deploy"), so we can then include these in our search.

    53 votes
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  8. Easier navigation between a deployment's properties and status in the admin console

    When I am in the Monitoring Workspace viewing the status of Deployments, I often want to open/edit the properties of a specific deployment. This should be accessible by right clicking the deployment, instead of having to make note of the update group or application being deployed and manually finding it in the software library to get to it's properties.

    The reverse process should also be easier. If I am in the Software Library viewing a software update group or application and select a specific deployment for that application, I should have a right click option for 'view status', which wouldā€¦

    7 votes
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  9. Deployment Status - Add Date Time Status Information

    Deployment Status messages do not include the Date/Time that the status message are processed.

    We need to have the Date/Time status on these messages, so that we can determine month to month what are the successful installations we are getting on our Application Cat.

    One of the main drivers of our App Cat. is to reduce then # of tickets users put in to request software installations. By leveraging the App Cat. we are letting users Self Service many applications on their own.

    When we add a new application to the Self Service catalog we need to track the timeā€¦

    24 votes
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  10. Program

    A workflow system (tab) for handling application/package errors (i.e non-zero return codes) for example; I should be able to config a setting of if the package/program gets an exit code of 1025 then handle it particular way or reboot try again 1 more time.

    Suggested options could be
    - Reboot device, try again 1 more time (great for 1025 errors)
    - E-mail support team X on X failure
    - Execute package 'PackageID/ProgramID' then attempt 1 more time (great for clean up scripts)
    - Add to collection X on Y error.

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  11. Offline Image update on schedule

    Option to Automatically update Offline Windows Image on schedule.

    So that My Custom Windows 7 with preinstalled software will alway have all windows updates already in the image when its deployed.

    An option in SCCM to pick few images that SCCM would automatically update on set time. Eg after patch tuesday. s

    16 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    We took a look at this – one potential drawback is the there’s no user interaction meaning the updates applied would be what’s presented in the Offline Servicing view. That’s the default view – filtered for that architecture.

    Would that selection be acceptable?

  12. Active Setup Integration - Wizard / GUI

    Some (MSI) applications (e.g. usually CAD software) will be configured via HKCU Registry hive, files in %appdata% or another files in user paths.
    It would be nice if a new user logs on (e.g. after OSD), these settings takes place automatically.
    This can already be done rudimentary via Active Setup, but not really comfortable (e.g. you have to do logging by yourself, no out of the box feedback in case of success / errors, etc).
    Please integrate Active Setup or a new fully solution for that cases as a GUI / Wizard in Application Management.

    37 votes
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  13. run not only applications on a tasksequence, seperate deploymenttypes would be better

    Not only applications or packages/programs run in a TS would be nice to select a special deploymenttype to run. In packages with programs is it possible why not with applications and his deploymenttype.

    24 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  14. Ability to disable/control the check for references at startup of a task sequence

    A task sequence checks its referenced packages at startup and fails if not all packages are available. With an international hierarchy and some (very big) appplication packages that only need to be deployed in certain countries we don't have (don't want to) put all packages onto all distribution points whether they are required or not. We use the same task sequence for all countries with dynamic variables and some conditions. By condition it is decided which application will be installed at a certain location. The workaround we implemented today is to have one centralized DP with all packages so computersā€¦

    4 votes
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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  15. Pop outs in the console

    The console is not very multi-monitor friendly. There are many times where I have to keep switching between the monitoring tab and one of the other tabs to troubleshoot problems. It would be nice if we could pop out certain parts of the console into new windows. It would be nice if we could do this to every node, but just doing it to the five tabs (Tools also) would be great. I wouldn't have to have so many copies of the console open to get the job done.

    2 votes
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  16. Monitoring->Deployment Status extension

    Is it possible to improve details for Deployment status? Currently, no any info regarding issue and details and if you are looking for root reason of deployments issue you should check local client's logs.

    9 votes
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  17. Deploy Software after initiate Shutdown

    It would be nice if an Software Package is required in the Future to set a specific Time when a Software CAN be automatically installed ! E.g. : Deployment availability: NOW
    Requirement Date of a Software Install: 5 Weeks
    Recommended Date of a Software Install: 2 Weeks

    If a Client Shutdown after the Date of Recommend Date of Software Deployment is reached SCCM have to install the Application/Update.

    Lot of Customers doesn't like to reboot the PC if there is an important security issue or Preparing for a new Software Upgrade.

    16 votes
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  18. OSD - Domain Recovery

    This was a great feature in MDT. If domain join fails initially, this can be used to launch a GUI informing the user or technician that the domain join failed and instructions on how to remediate this before deployment continues.

    8 votes
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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  19. OSD during WinPE and the need of disk for storage

    Since bitlocker, UEFI with GPT and mSATA came in the picture to mention some disk-related stuff, I have struggle with OSD issues where the TS fails due to the lack of a non encrypted, partitioned regular disk to store content during the initial steps of a TS in WinPE
    Here is an example, I get an OEM-installed laptop with SecureBoot and UEFI activated. To be able to install Windows 7 on this laptop I have to reconfigure the BIOS and disable SecureBoot and UEFI, fair enough. But to get the OSD TS to work I have to manually clean theā€¦

    2 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    The Task Sequence can be set to use ‘Run from Net’ – OS Image, Client Package etc. have to be set to use Package Share – part of the properties, visible on the ‘Data Access’ tab. Would that option help?

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  20. Catalog / Software Center should be usable by the blind

    Screen reading assistants can't parse the app catalog - it just says "Silverlight" over and over. This isn't acceptable - web pages need to be usable by the blind.

    11 votes
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