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  1. Unify Powershell Functionality

    The recent Powershell features like 'Run Script' and allowing them to be added directly to a Task Sequence step are fantastic, but things are beginning to feel somewhat fragmented.

    It would be great if SCCM had a central script repository, maybe backed by git, that we could pull scripts from as opposed to adding them.

    This would allow us to easily use the same code in a Task Sequence and a 'Run Script' without having to maintain it in multiple places. Perhaps we could even add a special Powershell Script Package Program type that would pull a script from the…

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      0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make CM Pivot usable at the CAS level

      Make CM Pivot usable at the CAS level

      8 votes
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        planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Request full control over allow/disallow force closing of Office 365 apps when installing updates instead of force closing Office apps

        In ConfigMgr 1610 Update Rollup 1 provided the change so Office 365 Updates did not force close any office applications when Office 365 patches were installed through ConfigMgr Software Center.
        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-office-365-proplus-updates#restart-behavior-and-client-notifications-for-office-365-updates

        With ConfigMgr 1706 we require the option to disallow force closing of office 365 applications when patches are installed through the ConfigMgr Software Center.

        52 votes
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          planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Software Center "Sort by" default view

          Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

          285 votes
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            12 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In Windows PE booting from Iso "Configure network settings" greyed out

            When we are deploying a OS over a SCCM Boot Media Iso there is a possibility to define a IP, Gateway, Subnet ... If there is a tipping error the TS will fail and we have the possibility to push the previous button. In this Case the "Configure network settings" button is greyed out. Would be great if we could modify this settings

            10 votes
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              planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When a console crashes and you are editing a task sequence, allow sedo unlock if user name matches yours

              It happened to me yesterday with SCCM 1602 CB, I was editing two task sequences at the same time, trying to copy a section from one into the other when the console crashed. I needed the work done and this didn't help as as soon as I started the console again I got the familiar message shown below. The problem is you have to wait 30 minutes for the sedo lock to be removed or use PowerShell cmdlets to try and remove the lock.

              I don't think that is necessary at all as there is already a retry button on…

              199 votes
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                planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ADR Available Deployments

                I would like to see ADR's support the creation of Available deployments in addition to Required deployments. We have some business cases where a certain subset of servers are aren't allowed to "push" software updates to until the server/app owners have verified the patches.

                The issue is that these servers don't have connectivity to the internet so we have to deliver them via ConfigMgr. By creating an Available update using an ADR, it streamlines our ability to "deliver" the updates to all systems, and allow the Patching Team, or App/Server owner to patch according to their own business schedules.

                187 votes
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                  18 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix Support Center on running app deployment eval cycle remotely

                  When Support Center runs App Deployment Evaluation cycle locally, it uses Schedule 121, which is OK. However, when it’s connected to remote machine, it uses Schedule 123, which was deprecated at some point.

                  Future release of Support Center should always use schedule 121.

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                    1 comment  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove the option to deleted the members from a collect when the collection is deleted.

                    It seem odd that since you multi-select and deleted user / computers that you would need to have a prompt to delete the users / computers when deleting the collection.

                    The process should be if you need to deleted the users / computers and the collection.
                    - Multi-select and deleted computers. If there is a large number users / computers blocks deleted if number excesses High-Risk deployment settings.
                    - Deleted the Collection
                    - If the collection is limiting another collection. Then prompt if that collection should be deleted too.

                    4 votes
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                      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show Powershell equivalent command(s) at any wizard completion

                      At wizard completion for anything, show the Powershell cmdlet equivalent like in other System Center products.

                      1,300 votes
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                        24 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Emergency/Immediate halt or pause of a software deployment then resume a software deployment when needed.

                        In SCCM, there should be a way to stop or discontinue a software deployment should there be an emergency or issue and then resume the deployment when desired. For example, if software has been deployed to the environment and in an event of an emergency or major issue, SCCM should allow the administrator to stop or pause the software deployment in real time, resolve the issue then restart the software deployment again. Ideally, this would accomplish in one push of a button. Unlike now, the administrator goes and deletes the deployment and recreates the deployment again leaving the inability to…

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                          planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integrate the features of the SCCM Client Center into console

                          The third party application SCCM client center provides essential troubleshooting support for the client. Why not integrate the features into the Admin console?

                          10 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Complex scheduling: Enable patch deployments to servers based on SDLC (Dev / QA / Prod / DR)

                            Based on Patch Tuesday, allow application / business owners to select appropriate down time for the server as well as a sequenced order (e.g., Development servers during the first week after Patch Tuesday, QA on the second week after Patch Tuesday, Production servers on the third week after Patch Tuesday, et cetera). This allows the business owners to "own their own destiny" and get systems administrators out of the business of coordinating patching maintenance windows. In addition, the ability to insert "change freezes" that force the schedule to increment all downstream targets out by an additional week to compensate for…

                            60 votes
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                              planned  ·  9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • DSC to replace or compliment basline feature

                              DSC is a wonderful framework for handling baseline configurations across Windows and Linux machines, but it's completely unsupported in SCCM directly. While a Pull server is certainly more simplistic than an SCCM hierarchy, it would still be very beneficial to have some integration in a couple of areas:

                              Management Points can easily be configured to host mof configurations for clients, and a new client policy class for allowing the SCCM agent to configure the pull server settings on a host would be great. Alternatively a new role could be made ... not sure that would feel as elegant.

                              The baseline…

                              164 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                This feature will evolve from the “run scripts” features that first showed up in ConfigMgr 1706 tech preview. It lets you build a library of powershell, and execute them on demand. We will evolve DSC capabilities into this feature too.

                              • Transaction support for PowerShell cmdlets

                                today when using powershell cmdlet the action is performed direct against the server, as example, if you want to create an application, add couple of deployment types and perform other small changes, you end up with lots of revisions (easily, 10). when you have lots of revisions, this start to impact the performance.

                                it would be nice if we can have the cmdlets transactional, in this case, you create the object and the changes does not apply to the database, you need to "save" the change.

                                on the application example, you could create the application, create the dt's, changes, etc.…

                                9 votes
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                                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Log to ETW

                                  It would be handy if SCCM Agent (as well as the SCCM Server components) could send logs to ETW (instead or in addition to the files under C:\Windows\CCM\Logs) folder. That would allow us to redirect the events to a central location and analyze with event analysis tools, (i.e. OMS Log Analytics, Message Analyzer, etc.).

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                                    0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Custom Key Value pair for all objects

                                    Add the capability of creating any number of custom key value pair instances with a unique property to differentiate between vendors / identities. For instance, let us be able to create instances in a class like SMS_ObjectCustomFields or something and associate them with an object, for instance Packages. This would for instance provide us with a "labeling" or categorization capability for objects like Packages, Configuration Items etc.
                                    Some requirements:
                                    - Unique identifier per identity / vendor
                                    - Maximum character length for Value property, 1024
                                    - Being able to associate the Key/Value pair with an object
                                    - Key property cannot be…

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                                      0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Run Scripts: Should be able to invoke from Deployment Status Node

                                      Run scripts brought a brand new model to handle client troubleshooting, but it can run from collections only.
                                      it would have been super useful to be able to run it on a machine\category from the Deployment Status node and then maintain clients with in progress \ unknown \ active \ inactive state.
                                      today when we have a list of computers who didn't report their status we need to manually create a collection with these clients to run a scripts and there's not even a built-in way to create a collection from the asset details

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                                        0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow use if DeploymentID as identifier in Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment

                                        Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment do not allow DeploymentID as unique identifier. Instead you need to use e.g. programname and packageid.

                                        In the case of Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment this requires DeploymentName which is not even possible to retrieve from Get-CMDeployment

                                        Please, allow DeploymentID as an option to identifying the deployment in these cmdlets.

                                        4 votes
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                                          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Select specific WMI classes or Logfiles in SCCM Support Center

                                          It would be nice to have the ability to select specific WMI classes or Logfies easily within the SCCM Support Center. Right now i have to edit the config XML and sometimes the support center crashes. That would Help if you try to pull files or classes for specific Scenario from Clients and you dont Need all of them.

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