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  1. Revamp ConfigMgr's cluster patching, and remove it from PreRelease

    Cluster patching feature was added in #SCCM CB 1602, but has been in prelease for a long time. It needs to:
    1) Have improved/revamped UI
    2) Remove dependency on collections
    3) Orchestrate patching for any machines, not just servers/clusters
    4) Remove the feature from prerelease

    624 votes
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    planned  ·  30 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. Make ConfigMgr work with Autopilot and Enrollment Status Page (ESP)

    When deploying a device using Autopilot, the Enrollment Status Page (ESP) is used to prevent access to the desktop until the device provisioning tasks are complete. But ConfigMgr doesn't integrate with the ESP, so there's no way to wait for packages, apps, or task sequences - the user doesn't know when the process is done. Add that integration.

    815 votes
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    planned  ·  19 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Install Servicing Stack Updates Before Other Updates

    Currently, when servicing stack updates and regular updates are deployed in the same software update group, the patches do not apply in a determinant order. This leads to cases where a cumulative update that requires a new servicing stack is installed before the servicing stack itself.

    While this can be worked around by separately deploying the servicing stack update before updates that require said servicing stack, it would be much more convenient if the update installation process checked if there are any servicing stack updates to be deployed and automatically installed them first

    1,089 votes
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  4. Automatically Publish Full Content for Third Party Software Updates

    With the release of CB 1806 we are now able to publish third party updates using custom catalogs. Ideally, third party patches would function exactly like first party patches from an administration and automation perspective. Currently there's two main areas where this is not the case.

    Synchronization Schedule:
    I could be wrong on this but I believe that subscribed catalogs sync automatically every 24-hours. While that's nice, it would be great to simply integrate with the existing sync schedule. Sync the catalogs, publish relevant metadata to WSUS, then sync the SUP(s).

    Automatic Deployment Rules:
    Currently, only update metadata is publishedā€¦

    294 votes
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  5. OSUninstall - Make ConfigMgr Aware of going back to previous builds

    Please Make CM aware if an OSUninstall (Reverting to previous Build) has happened, so it can heal itself into a functional state. Currently if you perform an OSUninstall from say 1809 to 1709, after you've upgraded originally to 1809 using a CM Task Sequence, the CM Client is non-functional.
    Client is in Provisioning Mode, Services are disabled, and once you fix that, it thinks it's int he middle of the Task Sequence and shows the Upgrade TS "Installing", so then you need to clear that out.

    Please make OSUninstall & CM Play Nice together, so we can offer users theā€¦

    52 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Add separate security role permission for CMPivot

    Console users must have "Run Scripts" security role permission to use CMPivot. Can you add a separate security role permission for CMPivot so we can make administrative users with CMPivot permission but not "Run Scripts?"

    44 votes
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    planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. TSProgressUI.ShowMessage - Enable Output

    Can you add Output to the ShowMessage Method Please.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/develop/reference/core/clients/client-classes/iprogressui--showmessage-method

    You currently have the ability to create a Message Box with several Options for the Buttons, but no matter what you pick, or options you choose, you never get anything actionable.

    Current Actions:

    0 - Ok
    1 - Ok/Cancel
    2 - Abort/Retry/Ignore
    3 - Yes/No/Cancel
    4 - Yes/No
    5 - Retry/Cancel
    6 - Cancel/Try Again/Continue

    If you could have it Create a Variable upon the end of the step
    SMSTSShowMessageOutput = "ButtonName"

    Which then would supply one of the following Values:

    Ok, Cancel, Abort, Retry, Ignore, Yes, No, Retry, Tryā€¦

    8 votes
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  8. 109 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

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

    Weā€™ve shipped fixes for a few scenarios that can cause this in 1902 but know there are some scenarios left.
    May we ask anyone still experiencing it on 1902 to gather verbose logs from the client and send a frown so we can troubleshoot additional scenarios that cause the error.

  9. CMPivot Web Portal

    We have a lot of people who would love to run queries against our systems (Desktop Support admins for example) that we do not give direct console access to. It would be super helpful to have a web-based interface for CMPivot to allow people an easy method to execute queries.

    In addition, a query builder like that of Azure Log Analytics would be helpful as well so we don't have to walk them thru how to write all there queries.

    6 votes
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  10. Ability to specify the keyboard layout in the Boot Images properties

    I know we can use the DISM command to set the input locale but from my point of view it should exist a field in the Boot Image properties where you could specify the layout you want.

    23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. 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 theā€¦

    11 votes
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  12. 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.

    49 votes
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  13. ADR New Search Criteria, Deployed = yes/no

    I propose a new search criteria for ADR, to avoid multiple deployments for a single update. This is a pain to clean up afterwards.

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  14. 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.

    347 votes
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  15. Stop unnecessary "New software is available" pop-up on each logon after a user has uninstalled an available application.

    After a user installs an application that was deployed as "Available", but later uninstalls the application, the user gets a balloon pop-up every time they logon saying "New software is available".

    There is NO way to prevent this from happening apart from removing the user from the collection where the application was deployed, and adding them back. This has been the case since CM12 was released but this is not a desirable behavior especially when there's no "valid" way of preventing this.

    338 votes
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  16. 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.

    223 votes
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  17. Read Only Intune connector

    Please can we have a read only Intune connector so that we are able to have asset information from standalone Intune in SCCM.

    We would like to be able to utilize asset information in the way that you can with hybrid Intune, without having to use hybrid Intune. AS far as i can tell, this is not currently possible in any other way.

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  18. 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 itā€™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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  19. Software Center: Add categories to maching targetted deployments.

    The new Software Center in 1511 should also categorize Applications using the user category even if it is not deployed to users but systems instead. It should reflect the user category no matter what.

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  20. F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES)

    Replace the OSD Boot Image "Enable CMD Support (testing only)" feature with something that is more robust, helpful, and useful outside of testing like the F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES).

    Info: Display full name of task sequence and its ID
    Info: Display full name of TS Deployment and its ID
    Info: Display full name and type of error step
    Info: Display error code
    Info: (Stretch Goal) Display useful error message for top 10 errors

    Button: ā€œOpen Command Promptā€
    - Launches the command prompt
    - Defaults to Insert instead of Overwrite (it currently defaults to overwrite in the WinPE phase)

    Button:ā€¦

    188 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to planned.

    We shipped our 1905 Technical Preview today.

    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1905
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Group-applications-into-a-single-deployment-in-ConfigMgr/ba-p/624318

    This preview contains the first release of the task sequence debugger. We’ll continue working on it to address more of the asks in this item.

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