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  1. Improve automatic SQL configuration, tuning, and maintenance of the SCCM DB & SQL Server

    Current architecture around SCCM’s management of SQL configuration and maintenance is old and hard to use. It requires a lot of manual oversight, and manual SQL tasks. And the default SQL settings created by SCCM are non-optimal. SQL is a powerful beast. Rethink ways SCCM can use it better, and keep it more optimally tuned and configured. Rethink how to run maintenance and backup tasks without downtime or impact to the production sites and deployments (this especially becomes more important with features like Conditional Access, that can never really have downtime.)

    145 votes
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      Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable Download Package Content step for stand-alone media

      The Download Package Content step fails when used in stand-alone media. However, during media creation, the package content specified in the Download Package Content step does get added. Despite this, the step still fails.

      7 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Application Dependency Management

        Managing applications and understanding their dependencies is a significant challenge. Having the ability to understand what applications depend on system components, such as .NET or other, would be a significant benefit to ensure minimal production impact when working to upgrade an operating system or an application version. A recent example in a customers infrastructure was legacy software with dependencies on a specific version of .NET. Being able to see what these dependencies are ahead of time across the enterprise and manage them proactively would have been a huge win.

        61 votes
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          Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Delete multiple objects from console

          It would be very great and intuitive to be able to delete multiple apps \ deployment types\ deployments \ packages \ driver packages and even folders from Console without creating custom PowerShell scripts.
          Today when selecting multiple objects the delete option becomes greyed out.

          18 votes
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            Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Client Settings - Computer Restart - Allow longer than 1440 minutes, show friendly time

            Currently, the maximum an administrator can give users to reboot their systems is 1440 minutes (24 hours). Please let us specify up to 7 days. The goal of the delay is to allow a reasonable amount of time for an end user to save their work and reboot without losing anything. The 24 hour limit means that if a user is gone for a day, there is a strong chance they could lose their work. Allowing up to 7 days seems like a better compromise between end user control and respecting admin intent/organizational need.

            46 votes
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              Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When remote controling, be able to see client side mouse move

              When we remote control a client , the client can see the mouse pointer, but when the client want to show us someting, we cant see mouse cursor.

              138 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Language settings in Configuration Manager Admin Console.

                I want to be able to change language in the Configuration Manager admin console. Right now the console uses the same language as my system language (which is swedish). There should be language packs for the admin console.

                19 votes
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                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Task Sequence deployment option of "While no user is logged on"

                  Give us the option to restrict a required Task Sequence to "When no user is logged on" This would be particularly helpful when using Task Sequences to push out Application updates. That way if the TS tries to run while a user is logged on it won't fail as soon as it hits the applications which are set to "When no user is logged on"

                  41 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a link to 'Deployment Status'

                    Add a link to 'Deployment Status' in the applications 'Deployments' tab, so that admins can review the deployment status without needing to search within the 'Monitoring > Deployments' node.

                    6 votes
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                      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Chat feature in Remote Control

                      It would be nice to have a chat feature within the remote control client. This way I can chat with my users when they are using the computer and I need them to complete a task after I am remoted in.

                      87 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Keep previous version(s) of packages

                        Everyone has had the issue where a package isn't available during OSD. If we had a setting that enabled us to keep a copy of the previous versions this could eliminate that issue. I think it should be a setting with the number of previous versions that you want by default. And if there are scenarios where a package is updated frequently you should be able to override the setting on that package.

                        4 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "Test Detection method" button.

                          Basically, configure your detection method, then have a "Test Detection method" button which has a prompt to enter a device name for testing the detection method on.

                          would be useful in particular for the vbscript/powershell type detection methods.

                          Just needs to return an "Application detected" or "Application not detected" result.

                          11 votes
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                            Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add "uninstall application" as an dependency option when creating applications

                            An example could be when users want to install 'Office 365 x64' on a machine which has 'Office 365 x86' installed. For the 1. to be installed the other should be uninstalled.

                            23 votes
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                              Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix Task Sequence refresh after vieing content status

                              In the SCCM Console (doesn't matter what version, I'm using 1511), If a task sequence is under a folder, and if you select View Content Status from the Reference tab, it will take you to there, BUT if you go back to the task sequence or click the back button, all task sequences are gone until. If you try to hit F5 or refresh, you will receive and error: "The requested object could not be retrieved..."

                              6 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Prompt users for reboot, but NEVER force it

                                The reboot settings only allow for the user to postpone a reboot for up to 24 hours. Why can't we expand that time or just keep reminding them forever until they reboot themselves? The longer that they have been pending a reboot, remind (pester) them more frequently. Or auto reboot if nobody is logged on.

                                1,135 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  35 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Tabs and windows

                                  The console is very modal. Trying to compare two things side by side is impossible. What we need is tabs and woodies. Let me right click a node or an object and bring it up in a new window or tab so i don't have to keep performing the same searches over and over again.

                                  15 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Universal Search of Assests

                                    Have one search field for Users / Devices that will accept multiple serach terms.
                                    One place where I can type Username/User Surname/Device Name/Device Serial Number/Mac Adrerss/GUID

                                    and get a result will all possible assosiations.

                                    if i search for Contoso\User1, I hould get all the devices where he is Primay user, if i sherch for Mac Adress it should return the device that have it. etc.

                                    Suport partial match too

                                    11 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard - Windoiws 10 Usage Identification

                                      Please address why are Windows 10 1607 CBB versions are represented as "Other" and CB versions show as "Windows 10, version 1607" under the Windows 10 Usage graphic.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create a node in the console with favorite action

                                        It's possible to create a new node in the console with favorite actions.

                                        Example:
                                        Favorite\Frequent Action 1 (Device collection)
                                        Favorite\Frequent Action 2 (Monitoring content)
                                        Favorite\Frequent Action 3 (Application Deployment)

                                        If you want to add any action in the console to favorite Node, just right click on the action and select add to favorite actions...

                                        In this wau

                                        55 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Applications with interactive deployment methods in a task sequence

                                          In SCCM 2007 we utilized package with multiple programs. One install program that was silent to be used in a task sequence. One with interaction (appdeploy toolkit e.g.) for distribution to existing PCs. Once we moved to application we created multiple deployment methods with the appropiate filters. However if one of the deployment methods does contain the 'allow interact' option the application can not be added to a task sequence even though there are deployment methods that would apply to a OSD situation were it would pick the non-interactive one. Would like to see a logic check in the task…

                                          77 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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