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  1. 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)

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  2. Software Updates - Need an Option to Control the Auto deployment of Revised updates

    WSUS has an inbuilt option to control the approval /Auto Approval of revised updates.
    However ConfigMgr is missing this feature. This is causing the revised updates to get auto installed on the clients if the deployment is active.
    The latest example for this issue was KB3172605. This was revised by MS and caused auto install with reboot on clients

    95 votes
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    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Details pane for users and devices should show collection memberships

    In devices screen, when we select a computer, all collections the computer is member of, should be listed in the below pane.
    Also, this feature should be available for users in users screen

    37 votes
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  4. 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

    39 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    120 votes
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  7. SCCM module cmdlet creation for folders

    The ConfigurationManager module does not have any *-folder cmdlets.

    I would like to see some created that allow for more folder manipulation within system centre configuration manager, for example Get-CMFolder -Name "Test" would provide me with the Folder ID, Name, Heirarchical Location in ConfigMgr and more!

    As well as New-CMFolder, Move-CMFolder, Remove-CMFolder, etc!

    I would also like to see the ability to add -Folder to other cmdlets, such as New-CMDeviceCollection -Name "Test" -Folder "TestFolder" so the collection called Test is made in the folder called TestFolder instead of the Device Collections root.

    12 votes
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  8. Monitoring/Query - export data

    During the cutting and pasting in the query section, also allow the capture of the label column. This would have to be a bit 'faster to export the data. The best solution would be to have the ability to export via a dedicated button in various formats, csv, excel, pdf.

    38 votes
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  9. Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment missing SoftDeadlineEnabled parameter

    Expose -SoftDeadlineEnable to Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment -SoftDeadlineEnabled

    Its on Get-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment not Set.

    9 votes
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  10. 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

    91 votes
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  11. CMTrace select font eg monospace

    Allow to select view font in CMTrace, eg monospace. Per session (some files look better in default font, some would look better to view in monospace).

    8 votes
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  12. Allow us the ability to view all variables and their values that are available in a task sequence (both built-in and custom) via a gui

    While testing some new functionality in SCCM 1602 current branch I inadvertently searched for a possible new variable using the 'set dynamic variable' step.

    Unfortunately that doesn't list read only variables in the 'existing variables' list (read only variables begin with _). It would be awesome if this gui would list all built-in variables (including read-only ones) as this would make searching for a particular variable easier than having to google or bing it.

    Secondly, how about the option to list all custom defined variables in this gui, along with their values (if any). today we get the following headingsā€¦

    197 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  13. 356 votes
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  14. Allow user to select 'automatically restart' when applying all required changes.

    When the user received the 'Software changes must be applied to your computer' there are two radio options:
    'Apply all required changes now (recommended)'
    'Apply all required changes outside my business hours'

    There is also an checkbox that say 'Restart my computer automatically if needed'. However, this checkbox is disabled when the first radio option is selected. I would ask that it remains enabled for both options. We are trying to train users to take an active role in installing updates according to their own schedule. The reboot process has become a large portion of the update process. So ifā€¦

    16 votes
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  15. Retiring Applications

    Allow 'Retiring' applications that in fact stop being deployed, without having to remove the 'Deployments' that contain tracking data about their previous installations.

    26 votes
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  16. Add "Uninstall Application" option to Tasksequence

    It is possible to "Install Application" in a Tasksequence. It would be nice to be able to "Uninstall Application" too.

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    34 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  17. Show different icon for Task Sequence steps with active condition or continue on error in TS Editor

    The Task Sequence editor shows a green icon for every active step and a grey icon for every disabled step. It world be great if you could see on the icon if an active step has an execution condition (maybe a blue icon) or is set to continue on error.

    At the moment you have to click on every step and switch to the options tab to get this information.

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

    Refreshing the status

    We released our 1907 Technical Preview today, that adds search functionality to the task sequence editor. Part of that allows filtering by ‘Continue on Error’ and can search Conditions too.

    See:
    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1907
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Search-in-the-Task-Sequence-Editor-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/748909
    for more details.

    Searching is quicker then browsing for an icon, try it out and let us know if this meets your ask.

  18. Right click actions in deployment monitoring

    I've noticed in the Monitoring > Distribution Status, we have options to remediate content errors on distribution points. However, in the Deployments section, when clicking on a deployment and viewing errors, we have no options and no actions for remediation. Most of the deployment errors I have seen can be resolved by running a client action.

    Example, for all user based deployments. I would have to go to the deployment monitor, get the computer name, go to devices in assets and compliance, search for the computer, and then right click and start the client action. If there are tens orā€¦

    27 votes
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  19. Ability to schedule the deletion of applications in Retired State

    I would like the ability to change the default 60 day time limit that deletes applications that are in a retired state. Would be great to have the ability to change that setting added under maintenance tasks.

    14 votes
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  20. Application Lifecycle Management options in Console

    One of the big struggles at many companies is not putting application IN SCCM, but having a proper process to retire old applications and do regular cleanup. So it would be good to have some options to automate the process when retiring applications.

    - having the content for retired applications automatically removed from all distribution points
    - having the files/folders removed from the content source location
    - having the retired applications deleted from SCCM after the cleanup completed.

    I know there are some PowerShell scripts out there and console extensions but it would be nice to have this as aā€¦

    21 votes
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