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  1. Install Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) Before Other Updates When User Initiated

    The Current Branch 2002 release introduced a feature to install SSUs first but only when triggered by the deadline.
    From the docs:
    "SSUs are installed first only for non-user initiated installs. For instance, if a user initiates an installation for multiple updates from Software Center, the SSU might not be installed first."

    A lot of work has been put into encouraging user-participation in the patching process. I want the user to decide when they're ready to install the updates and avoid situations where the deadlines impact their work. In those scenarios the behavior introduced in 2002 therefore not helpful.

    I…

    129 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Remote Control: Improve Multi-Monitor Experience

    Business Case (I know how you PMs love these):
    The current CB 1902 implementation is going to make this conversation part of our helpdesk script:
    “What screen is the app on?”
    “Can you move that window to the monitor where X is showing?”

    “No, not that one.”
    “Nope, still don’t’ see it”
    “Ok let me reconnect in full screen, please accept the prompt again.”
    “No no no, don’t hang up the phone, that’s not how this works.”
    “Ok, you should see a prompt to allow me to connect.”
    “Nope it’s there, trust me.”
    “Got it, thanks. Ok, let me move…

    317 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Improve folder support in cmdlets

    Actually, it is possible to create a collection with a cmdlet. But we cannot create it in a specific location. We need moving it after creating the collection. Why not just add a parameter to the New-CMDeviceCollection cmdlet?

    33 votes
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    8 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. Folder support is something that is very limited in the cmdlet library today and something that’s in our backlog to improve in a future release. In my opinion, I think the way things should work is if you’re in a collection folder in the cmdlet drive provider, it should just create the collection in the right place.

    I’ve linked this feedback to our internal work item to improve folder support so this doesn’t get lost.

    Thanks!

  4. Extend "Model" field to Packages & Applications for Pre-caching of Task Sequence content

    The new Model field on drivers is useful, but needs to be extended to other content types, like Packages & Applications, where Model specific items need to be installed (e.g. specific HP SoftPaqs, or video drivers that need to run from .EXE etc).

    29 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Some models pre-download driver packages for other models (Add an "Exact match" checkbox)

    We have a lot of different kinds of Dell client computers and some of the model names are very alike.

    We also have a network which doesn’t allow us to use peer-to-peer techniques to lower bandwidth usage so we need to create rings and make a couple of computers at the time pre-download osupgrade packages and drivers before deploying an IPU to the mass.

    Two of the models we have are "Latitude 7390" and "Latitude 7390 2-in-1".
    (This is not the only combo of models that suffers from this behavior)
    We've created one driver package for each of them.
    But…

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Warning message for high-impact collection changes

    When I started working with SCCM years ago I was told that you're not really an SCCM admin until you accidently deployed MS Office to the whole company. Through my years of working with SCCM I've seen many people update a collection not knowing that there was a mandatory deployment attached which resulted in the deployment getting sent to systems that were not intended.
    I would like to see a check/notification box added when a query based collection is updated that reminds you of the required deployments attached. This message will only show if an unexpired required advertisement is still…

    73 votes
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    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add a vendor parameter to Get-CMSoftwareUpdate

    Add a vendor parameter to Get-CMSoftwareUpdate

    This will help identify updates from specific vendors that have been provided through Third-party Software Update Catalogues.

    12 votes
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    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Maintenance window recurrence pattern offset from a base day

    Allow the recurrence pattern for maintenance windows to be scheduled with an offset from a base day.

    Meaning, if we want a maintenance window on the Wednesday following the Second Tuesday of every month, we could configure a maintenance window for the Second Tuesday with a +1 offset.

    (This would be similar to the offset option added to ADRs in 1802.)

    635 votes
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    Noted  ·  23 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Enable url-like shortcuts to nodes in the console (ie. deployment saved searches)

    I check up on deployments every few hours, would love to be able to create a shortcut on my desktop to "Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.exe \Monitoring\Searches\Search99"

    9 votes
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    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. allow export all task sequences or folder of task sequences

    We have many task sequences, sorted into folders for multiple users, when it comes to archiving them, it's tedious, we'd like to archive multiple task sequences by user (or by folder), this would be great, right now you have to export one task sequence at a time which is tedious.

    45 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 86 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Phased deployment support for PowerShell cmdlets

    Phased Deployment Powershell Cmdlets

    39 votes
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    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Variable with Full OU path

    Take the OU path from 'Network Settings" and turn it into a variable e.g. _SMSMachineOUpath
    I use dynamic variables to determine the OU based on location and device so my Domain OU path has OU=%devicetype%,OU=Location,OU=workstations,DC=Contoso,DC.com
    so it would be nice to have the actual value in a variable that I can reference later say in a script to move existing object to the above created OU. I can see the full path in the SMSTS.log, but not in a variable. Also removing the LDAP:\ from the start could be handy in some situations I guess.

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

    Hi Marty,

    Vlad ask to pass this on:

    He can try at the beginning of TS to add steps to set variables that I listed in my reply to the same strings that he entered in the UI of Network Settings step? Which will result in Network Settings step take the values from these global variables (not from UI, even though they may be the same). But it will also have a side effect that these variables will be available during task sequence for whatever he wants to user them for.

    I’ll have a bit of time at the weekend. I’ve a couple of ideas about removing the LDPA:\\ you mentioned. Can you describe the scenario you want to address, please?

    Thanks

  14. API/PowerShell cmdlet to manage/automate CMG certificate renewals

    Companies are looking for alternatives to the large public CA authorities like Verisign and DigiCert, one such alternative is Let's Encypt. They offer free public-signed certificates, the only problem is the certificates need to be renewed every 90 days. The renewal can be automated using Certbot.

    However there does not appear to be any functionality in the current ConfigMgr release to allow for automated certificate replacement/renewal. This seems to be a gap in the PowerShell functionality.

    Sure its only a few minutes every 90 days to log into the console open up the CMG instance and update the certificate, and…

    1 vote
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  15. Maximum allowed Management Points for a Primary Site.

    We use a multitenant SCCM environment with clients/customers in untrusted forests.
    Because we target users, we also deployed the Management Point role in all untrusted forests.

    At this moment Configmgr only supports up to 15 management points per primary site coming from 10 in the past.

    We would like to see the maximum allowed management points per primary site bumped to a higher level.
    This will give us the ability to stay with a single primary site setup and avoid CAS.

    32 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Multi-Tenant/ISP  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Integrate the Desktop Analytics Logs Collector

    When you need to troubleshoot desktop analytics you can use DesktopAnalyticsLogsCollector.ps1 but then you have collect the log files or have remote access to the clients.

    Can you integrate the Desktop Analytics Logs Collector into the Client Diagnostics work being taken as part of TP 1912).

    1 vote
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    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Enable Bitlocker: Add Option to Skip if No TPM

    The 'Pre-provision BitLocker' step has an option to skip the step when the devices does not have a TPM or when the TPM is not enabled.

    I'd like to see that option added to the 'Enable Bitlocker' step. Whether it's enabled by default is another question I guess. However, this is one of the many things that hang up new admins trying to get their first Task Sequence off the ground. Just spent an hour or so trying to get past this step.

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Tool to find out what cause SCCM Client installation/Communication failure on Workstations

    In our environment SCCM Server installs client on discovered resource but they failed to install due to machine specific issue, could you prepare a tool which we can give it to floor support technician to run on machine which have SCCM Client issue or Installation failure, the tool should check for all prerequisites for client install also firewall issues like (WMI and File and Print sharing not allowed ) it should the issue with which it becomes easy to fix the underlying problem and get the sccm client successfully deployed

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    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Enhance Phased Deployment for Applications

    TL;DR: Make Phased Deployments for Applications the same as Phased Deployments for Task Sequences where you can create up to 10 phases and manually initiate the second phase of deployment.

    Explanation:
    Currently in 1806 although you can create a phased deployment for an Application, you're limited in two key areas:

    1) You cannot manually create phases for an application
    2) You cannot manually begin the second phase of deployment for an application
    3) You are limited to 2 phases for an application

    In our environment we follow a controlled graceful deployment process where an Application Model application is deployed office-by-office…

    95 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Have the console alert when the task sequence size is reached

    The task sequence has a 32MB size limit for all policy. But for some reason they are actually limited to 16MB. But the Product Group is aware of the problem. I know they are working on fixing the 16MB limit.

    This will help us troubleshoot and determine when the task sequence has reached this size.

    5 votes
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