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  1. Enable right click WOL a device from inside the console

    Allow the built in use of WOL, and right click to wake up a machine or a collection at anytime. Also fix ConfigMgr's native WOL technology to work on common network infrastructure (no Mac-Flapping.)

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    32 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. task sequence variable applied to nested task sequence

    It would be good if you a Task Sequence Variable created in the Parent task sequence could be applied in the child task sequence.

    e.g.
    Task Sequence A sets the task sequence variable 'wibble' = True

    Nested Task Sequence B has a step that runs if the Condition is set to run if Task Sequence Variable 'wibble' = True

    Hope that makes sense.

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Fix Peer Cache limit to subnet

    Currently peer cache is still not a usable feature. We have found that all systems see themselves on the same subnet because of the Teredo Tunneling Adapter. They are all on the same IPv6 subnet. This has almost been found by a 3rd party vender (https://2pintsoftware.com/peer-cache-1806/). As Peer Cache is now a release feature and not pre-release, this should be fixed ASAP as it is a broken feature.

    7 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. CMPivot Eventlog is using Get-Eventlog instead of Get-WinEvent

    The current 1806 implementation of CMPivot is using the cmdlet GEt-Eventlog read event log entries. The PowerShell command is:
    $events = get-eventlog -LogName $logName -Newest 50 -ErrorAction Stop

    This limits the logs to be read from to logs like Application, Security, System and only some others. On my client (Get-EventLog -List).Count has only 12 logs.

    The better command would be Get-WinEvent. Where I can access all logs. The command (Get-WinEvent -ListLog *).Count returns 463 logs.

    7 votes
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  5. ContentLibraryTransfer not working on Remote DPs in Current Branch (1710/1802)

    ContentLibraryTransfer.exe runs fine on Site Servers (Primary and Secondary Sites) and doesn't work on Remote DPs, below is the error:

    CLT:05/03/2018 08:23:01 Reading Host Configuration : Read configuration on host

    CLT:05/03/2018 08:23:01 Unable to verify configuration. This tool can only be run on either Distribution Points or SiteServer machines

    11 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Visual for Task Sequence

    Can we get a visual indicator for task sequences, displaying the distribution status of all dependencies/applications?

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    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to completed – this is addressed with the Referenced tab in the task sequences node. That shows all the statically referenced packages, applications, OS images, driver packages etc. and the distribution status.

    Thereā€™s a column ā€˜Targetedā€™ which is the number of distribution points used for the package/app. The ā€˜Complianceā€™ column indicates distribution status. Each column can be sorted for quick indication of distribution status.

    For each item in this list you can right click to select ā€˜View Content Statusā€™ if you require granular detail.

    If that does not meet your requirements, please reactivate this item and let us know what else you’d like to see there.

  7. New-CMSoftwareUpdateAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment missing -RequirePostRebootFullScan option.

    The New-CMSoftwareUpdateAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment command is missing the -RequirePostRebootFullScan option. This should be added similar to the New-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment command.

    10 votes
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  8. phased deployments for software updates

    Extend the Phased Deployments feature to include Software Updates if it is not already planned.

    6 votes
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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Make CM Pivot usable at the CAS level

    Make CM Pivot usable at the CAS level

    8 votes
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  10. Task Sequence Pre-Cache for all Packages inside

    It would be nice to have the ability to conditionally pre-cache all packages in Upgrade TS and not only OS Upgrade step.

    To describe it in more details, in current design we are able to pre-cache only OS Upgrade step to computers based on conditions. This is not enough for companies with 20+ languages as best approach is to create en-us core image and then apply MUI on top of that. Doing this will cause system to report as e.g. de-de so we would need to download and distribute to 150+ DPs all supported Upgrade packages instead of distributing onlyā€¦

    79 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. media from primary site

    When creating stand-alone media, allow primary site selection

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status, I didn’t receive any reply for expanding on what your ask was.

    Standalone media is used for scenarios where there’s low or no bandwidth and also for recovery scenarios.

    We do not allow specifying the Primary site – I presume this is for the management point, once the client installs dependent on boundaries, AD membership etc. the client will find the management point and register. (that’s assuming there’s network available).

    Thanks and regards,
    Bob

  12. Task Sequence - View Only option

    Add Option to View TS, instead of "edit". Often times I just want to look at a TS for reference, and not edit it. Just safe guarding the TS from my accidental clicks.

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    10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. Enhance task sequence step preprovision bitlocker with encryptionmode options

    For MBAM clients I want to use preprovisioned bitlocker volumes.
    A requirement is to use the AES256 encryption mode.The pre provision bitlocker step defaults to aes128, and cannot be changed in the step itself.
    I now have a extra step before the preprovision bitlocker step with this command:
    cmd /c reg.exe add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\FVE /v EncryptionMethod /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

    Thanks to this website:
    https://blog.alschneiter.com/2017/05/03/change-bitlocker-drive-encryption-to-xts-aes-256-during-osd-with-configmgr/

    207 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to completed, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each status value.

    This is the opt-in phase of our 2006 release (fast ring) is now live. Customers can opt-in and then download 2006 through their Admin Console now.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2006-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1569562
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2006
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

  14. Queries vs Collections

    We have also experienced "Collection Creep". A tool would be handy to view/delete collections from a search criteria, e.g: No Memebers, No Deployments, no membership change in 6 months.

    4 votes
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  15. Disk number variable for Format and Partition Disk step

    Sometimes OSD does not put Windows on the drive that we want in systems with multiple drives because of things like raid/SAS controllers or nVME. If you allow a variable to be used for the "disk number" in the format and partition step, a custom UI could be used to select the correct disk number from WMI and send that variable (which is just a number) to the format and partition step.

    19 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to completed, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each status value.

    This is the opt-in phase of our 2006 release (fast ring) is now live. Customers can opt-in and then download 2006 through their Admin Console now.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2006-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1569562
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2006
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

  16. Create an SCCM Community Catalog Feature

    Creating SCCM Collection Queries is an art, and like most art, some of us are more suited to stick-figures while others produce beautiful creations worthy of a place in the Louvre, featuring graceful sub-queries, artful tabbing and good code practices.

    When creating a collection, it would be helpful to have an optional 'Community Collection Catalogue' to choose from, which could have a user-voice style 'Most useful' collections list.

    Users could create collections here, possibly even having a community 'wish-list' area for those without skills to request from those who would like to share.

    Contributions in the community catalog could beā€¦

    159 votes
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  17. Support PowerShell Core

    I'm trying to move much of my scripting to PowerShell core. Currently I've been unable to make the Configuration Manager module load in PowerShell core using Import-Module or Import-WinModule

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    With a few exceptions (notably most Import/Export-CM* cmdlets do not function at this time due missing framework support in .NET 5), we fully support PowerShell 7.x with our cmdlet library starting with ConfigMgr 2006.

    If there are any cmdlets that do not work as anticipated with PowerShell 7 or newer, please send us a frown with more details and we will investigate further.

  18. Foreground color for Softwarecenter

    When choosing white colour schema you have white letters with white foreground. Would be great if we can choose the foreground colour or if the letters keep black even when you mark Items on white colour schema.
    See

    34 votes
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  19. Automatically upgrade all UI consoles when upgrade the site

    Now that ConfigMgr is shipping many times a year - make it easy (automatic) to upgrade all the Admin UIs.

    216 votes
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  20. Add import code button to new Run PowerShell script task sequence step

    The 1811 Technical Preview added a "enter or paste a PowerShell script" function to the "Run PowerShell script" Task Sequence step. That is an awesome feature, but even more awesome would an import code button that automatically puts the code in for you when you direct it to a .ps1 script.

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