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  1. Use SCCM to remote control multiple monitors

    When using SCCM to remote control multiple monitors; allow the ability to select only one monitor to be remote controlled; vs. the option now of only stretching.

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      78 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Need WSUS Maintenance tasks

      There should be a few built in maintenance tasks to go through and complete all the maintenance tasks that are needed for WSUS. I find having to run through these steps every month to be quite tedious requiring a lot of change control each month to get the maintenance work completed for WSUS.

      Everything described in this article should be automatically done by CM: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/01/26/the-complete-guide-to-microsoft-wsus-and-configuration-manager-sup-maintenance/

      607 votes
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        23 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support PXE responder to run on same server as DHCP

        Currently it is not supported to use the built in PXE responder on the same server that is running DHCP. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their own servers for SCCM DPs.

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          2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          These changes are now in our 1901 Technical Preview

          Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1901
          Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/A-New-Perspective-on-Client-Health-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/324621

          When you enable a PXE responder on a distribution point without Windows Deployment Service, it can now be on the same server as the DHCP service. Add the following settings to support this configuration:
          Set the DWord value DoNotListenOnDhcpPort to 1 in the following registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\DP.
          Set DHCP option 60 to PXEClient.
          Restart the SCCMPXE and DHCP services on the server.

        • Integrate /ResetBase and WIM Optimization/Exporting into Offline Servicing

          In the interest in making my OS deployment task sequences as fast and as optimized as possible, I always optimize WIM files anytime they're updated or re-created.

          In my build/capture task sequence, I add a step at the very end before capture to run DISM /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase so that all of the superseded updates are removed from the base image before it is captured. This results in a smaller WIM file and obviously, faster deployment times.

          With the built-in Offline Servicing option for OS images, once new updates are added, they remain in the component store of the image when…

          72 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 7 votes
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              2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 be…

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                13 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make it possible to show the Windows Upgrade GUI during an in place upgrade

                  Actually there is no option to show the GUI for the Windows 10 upgrades. The users want to know what’s going on during an in Place upgrade.

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                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Updating status to Started.

                    Our SCCM 1902.1 Technical Preview is released and contains the changes to the task sequence progress UI. Try it out and let us know your thoughts.

                    For more info:
                    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1902
                    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Making-sure-you-see-deployment-notifications-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/332674

                  • Run Powershell Script (Task Sequence Step) passed parameters not visible in logging

                    When parameters are provided on a 'Run Powershell Script' in a task sequence, the SMSTS.log only logs the name of the script. It does not log the full command (including parameters) that are invoked.

                    For example: if I call Java.ps1 with parameters -level 1 -language eng the SMSTS.log only shows...

                    Running powershell script: 'Java.ps1'(PkgID: SCM00000) with execution policy 'Bypass'

                    This would be helpful in troubleshooting what parameters were actually passed to the script that is executing. Otherwise you have to track down the task sequence and assume everything entered is passed and run. Or you have to build your PS1…

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                      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Updating status to started.

                      We’ve made some improvements with the PowerShell step and Run Command Line

                      For more info:
                      Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1811
                      Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Add-PowerShell-script-content-directly-in-the-TS-Editor-using/ba-p/294264

                      This item isn’t directly covered in the documentation yet. The functionality works similar to the variable OSDDoNotLogCommand – in this case it’s OSDLogPowerShellParameters

                      Set that to TRUE and the parameters are logged.

                    • Specify drive to cache data for creating task sequence media

                      When creating TS media, the cache is always downloaded to the temp folder for the user creating it. Our standard server config only build 100GB OS partitions which fill quickly. My admin PC has 256GB SSD primary with 1TB data drive. My SSD is filled with applications and other items but i have lots of free space on my data drive.
                      Trying to create standalone media fills the remaining space on my SSD and eventually fails. The option to choose to cache the content to my data drive would work as there is a lot more space available.

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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Software Center View Settings configurable in Client Settings

                        Would love to see the ability to set list view or tile view for Software Center in the Client Settings. List view is much easier to read that tile view and having users change it manually is difficult. Not to mention the settings don't save.

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                          16 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          53 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow us to copy information out of the "Asset Details" pane in the Deployment Status screen

                            Currently the Asset Details window in the Deployment Status screen is a good overview of what is going on with any given deployment. However, many times assets in the Error or Unknown tabs require additional steps from us. I'd like to propose that the ability to copy information from the Asset Details window (much like Ctrl+C on a collection) is added to the Configuration Manager console.

                            This would allow us to automate many actions with scripts and provide quick reports without having to write custom queries

                            63 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Offline Servicing - Select Indexes to Update

                              At the moment, when you do Offline Image Servicing on a Server WIM - it applies it to all image indexes (Standard, Standard Core, Datacenter, Datacenter Core, etc...)

                              Can we have an option to select which index (or indexes) we would like to service?

                              If someone only deploys Standard (gui) and never Datancentre, they don't really need to patch it..

                              It would also save some time

                              37 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Updating status to started.

                                We’ve made some changes to image import so that a single index can be selected.

                                These changes and other improvements to Offline Servicing are available in our 1901 Technical Preview

                                Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1901
                                Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/A-New-Perspective-on-Client-Health-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/324621

                              • SMSTSLastActionName

                                In our OSD image we utilize the _SMSTSLastActionRetCode for error capturing. This helps us identify in the log where the image is specifically failing, but it doesn't provide very much value to the technician performing the image.

                                It would be nice if there was an additional variable of _SMSTSLastActionName, which passes the task sequence steps name instead of the return code. This would allow us to display a prompt with the action that failed in addition to the failure code.

                                21 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • BootMedia Version and PackageID

                                  Place a file on the BootMedia to identify it with the PackageID and the Package Source Version. If you have different BootMedias (Test, Prod, ...) or FieldService that does not know which one they used to create the USB Stick, it would be very helpful, to easily find the PackageID and the Version of the Media.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Software Center: Add option to set Primary Device/User

                                    One of the last remaining features that is missing from the Application Catalog is the ability to configure UDA (Primary Device/User) from within Software Center.

                                    49 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Task Sequence Error Dialog Box Needs to Show Step Name

                                      The error dialog box for the task sequence shows the error code, but does not show you what step threw the error.
                                      - Show the step name on the default error dialog box.
                                      - The modal dialog box for errors goes directly over the progress dialog box, so you can’t see the step from there without using the mouse.
                                      - You may not have mouse support, especially when you are RDPing into a box with a VMware or Hyper-V console… which means this is REALLY frustrating

                                      186 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SCCM updates: User Experience - Reboot notifications

                                        Here is the User experience for the update process as I understand it:

                                        1. System tray balloon appears saying 'software changes are required'

                                        2. System tray balloon appears saying 'downloading and installing software'

                                        3. System tray balloon appears saying 'Restart required: Recently installed updates require your machine to be restarted'

                                        4. *It is here I would like the larger temporary notification reboot window to appear but it doesn't.

                                        5. Permanent notification reboot window appears and stays on the screen

                                        I would like option 4 to be possible. Without this it seems quite easy for users to miss seeing the balloon…

                                        1,865 votes
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                                          101 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Run PowerShell Command in Task Sequence

                                          In the a Task Sequence you have the option to 'Run PowerShell Script' where you have to specify a package \ script name etc. Could we have 'Run PowerShell Command' this saves having to download the script and run it. For example at the moment I 'Run Command Line' and use 'powershell -command start-sleep 300'. It would be great if we could just run native powershell commands.

                                          33 votes
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