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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

    663 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

    1,667 votes
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  3. Allow custom icons in software center for Task Sequences

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per App Task Sequence in the Software Center.

    1,781 votes
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  4. application groups reverse/control uninstall order

    In Configuration Manager 1910 a user can uninstall an "app group" in Software Center if it is deployed as available. This is great! However the uninstall order is the same as the install order. we need the following in the uninstall space:
    -Reverse order of uninstall
    -Control if a application should be left instead of removed, could be needed in other app group.
    -Control the order if necessary

    23 votes
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  5. Improve SCCM's built in WSUS cleanup and maintenance task

    Preview SCCM versions have a basic WSUS cleanup and maintenance task. It should be evolved and expanded to include SQL index optimization, IIS configuration optimization, and deletes of declined updates.

    45 votes
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  6. Add the complete progression status in the progress bar

    Add the complete progression status in the progress bar in order to see the current step and remaining steps.

    Like in this post http://www.systanddeploy.com/2018/02/add-complete-progression-sta

    398 votes
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  7. Pass a task sequence variable to PowerShell script via parameter

    When using the Run PowerShell Script task sequence, it would be beneficial to be able to pass task sequence variables in the parameters field, especially when using different credentials where PowerShell no longer has access to Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment.

    4 votes
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  8. PXE Reponder Service doesnt stop/fail on error.

    We have had situations where the PXE Reponder service errors and stops listening to PXE requests WITHOUT the service stopping.
    For example, if the service starts and the machine doesnt yet have an ip address.

    Errors reported:
    PXE: No valid IP addresses.
    PXE::StartPXEServer failed; 0x80070490

    BUT the service keeps running!

    Suggest that the service should stop in this case so that other monitoring tools can detect and remediate the service failing.

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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

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

    Our 2001 Technical Preview released today and contains changes to address the PXE responder service stopping on failure,

    For more info:
    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/get-started/2020/technical-preview-2001
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/monitor-microsoft-edge-usage-with-technical-preview-2001/ba-p/1121144

  9. Integrate a GitHub (or GitHub Enterprise) Repository/Branch as the source of "Software Library\Scripts"

    It would be great if you could specify a Git Repository and Branch as the source of the contents of the Scripts Folder. This would allow the approvals to be managed in GitHub with all the abilities around code review and testing.
    It could still require an admin approval in the console which Version of the script should be used. It would also make rollbacks to an earlier version very easy.
    If you allow having "folders" in the Script folder, each of them could be a repository. You still should need to approve which version to run, but MVPs couldā€¦

    16 votes
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  10. Task sequence media - compute space does not consider removed applications/packages

    When creating stand-alone media you have the option to select which Applications,Packages and driver packages it should include onto the media or not. After clicking next on the summary page the process of starting the media launches. in the createTSMedia.log you can see that at some point the process starts to compute volume layout. It seems that the compute of the volume layout does take into account the software you selected to not be on the media. Therefore you might get the message that you do not have enough space on the USBFD media altough this is not trough. Atā€¦

    7 votes
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  11. 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 beā€¦

    156 votes
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  12. 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 PS1ā€¦

    0 votes
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  13. Quick view devices that require an update from the Software Library

    At the moment there is no quick way to see which particular machines require an update. You can run a report from Monitoring, but that means identifying the update then going back to reports and running the appropriate report.

    You can however see the the number of devices that require an update when looking at that particular update. A simple "More Details" button here would be useful which would show the machines that require the update or are compliant etc, without needing to run a report.

    This applies to both Software Updates and Windows 10 Updates for feature updates.

    11 votes
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  14. Create an OSD variable for Secure Boot - _SMSTSSecureBootState

    Create an OSD variable for Secure Boot called _SMSTSSecureBootState. It should have three values depending on the state and the currently running OS: Enabled, Disabled, NA. This can be used during a TS to determine if Secure Boot should be enabled. Currently, a TS variable has to be defined and set based on if the registry key exists or not.

    83 votes
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  15. Run Scripts: Need cmdlets to support feature

    Create cmdlets for the new in console Powershell scripts. Some good ones would be new Script Deployment and get script results.

    EX:
    New-CMPSScriptDeployment -Name "Script Name" -CollectionName "Collection Name"

    12 votes
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  16. Create a PowerShell cmdlet too add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers

    New-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
    Set-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
    Remove-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier

    Please create cmdlets to add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers. We have a large organization and those pesky Lenovo Yoga's get a USB to Ethernet dongle with each one. We have over 500 dongles currently, and I don't see a way to automate importing those MAC addresses. Thanks!

    62 votes
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    9 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback and suggestions, updating status to started.

    We added these CmdLets in our 1910 release:
    New-CMDuplicateHardwareIdGuid
    New-CMDuplicateHardwareIdMacAddress
    Remove-CMDuplicateHardwareIdGuid
    Remove-CMDuplicateHardwareIdMacAddress

    More details here:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/sccm/1910-release-notes?view=sccm-ps

    Please try them out and share any feedback you may have, then I’ll likely close this item with our 2002 release.

  17. Allow exclusion of OU's from Active Directory System Discovery

    Have the ability to include/exclude certain OU's from both Active Directory User and System Discovery.

    E.G. I might have an "All Users and Groups" OU at the root domain level, which may contain sub OU's containing service accounts or mailbox accounts etc. that I don't want being picked up by discovery. The ability to pick which sub OU's to discover/not discover would be really handy in this scenario. The same applies for system/computer discovery also.

    42 votes
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  18. Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard: Make it clickable

    When I go to the Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard, I got a nice PieChart of the Windows 10 Clients and their Version.
    But when I click on the PieChart, nothing happens. It would be great to have the same experience on this Dashboard like on the SCEP Dashboards.
    That means, if I click on the PieChart one of the Windows 10 Version, a new collection would be opened, with the corresponding Devices.

    192 votes
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  19. Include the Right Click tools kit as part of the Console, not as a seperate download addon

    Include the Right Click tools adon as part of the Console install, not as a seperate download addon

    1,838 votes
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  20. Option to uninstall an application when a user or device falls out of scope of the collection

    This is a buggy, Would we like the option to have ' Uninstall Application when Resource falls out of scope of this collection' when an application is deployed to a collection, this would save us having to create 2 collections ( install and uninstall) and to deployments. This would save SO much time and reduce the complicity of application management.

    946 votes
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