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  1. 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…

    283 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Multiple hierarchies in Desktop Analytics

    We need support for multiple hierarchies in one Azure Tenant. Currently there is only support for 1 commercial ID and CM hierarchies. We have 4 spread over the world but only one Azure tenant.

    58 votes
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  3. 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).

    24 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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?

    24 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!

  5. 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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  6. 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.)

    569 votes
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    Noted  ·  22 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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"

    10 votes
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    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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

  10. 82 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Phased deployment support for PowerShell cmdlets

    Phased Deployment Powershell Cmdlets

    38 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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 →
  14. 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.

    3 votes
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    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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

    1 vote
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    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Bitlocker Network Unlock with WDS-less PXE

    With Bitlocker Network Unlock, a WDS server can automatically unlock your bitlockered device without requiring the user typing the PIN at boot. (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/bitlocker/bitlocker-how-to-enable-network-unlock).
    As we all go forward using the SCCM WDS-less PXE-provider instead of WDS, it would be a good idea, if it supported Bitlocker Network Unlock, too.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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…

    85 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Store output of run command line to TSEnv with "RunAsUser".

    Running a step as a user prevents you from using the TSEnvironment in order to store any data returned.

    The step could be anything, like getting a byte array of a certificate, ad-groups of the computer or primary user or as in this example, getting the TPM OwnerAuth from MBAM.

    I would rather store it directly in the TSEnv instead of in a temporary file and run another script to read the file just to be able to use the password, as a variable, from a “Run commandline”-step.

    The only other workaround I’ve found this far is running the step…

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Support Center Advanced Log File Viewer Advanced Filtering

    It would be great if in the new Suppert Center Advanced Log File Viewer, there would be an option for Advanced Filters, when opening a log file, the filters load automatically and we dont need to load them manually everytime we open a log.
    Same as with the other buttons, that can be activated and deactivated.

    9 votes
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  20. Support Center Log File Viewer support same log files as CMTrace

    The CMTrace tool is able to parse non-SCCM log files (e.g. 1E's Nomad logs) to properly pick up timestamps, process ID's etc. It would be very helpful if this could be added to the Support Center/Support Center Log File Viewer. It seems

    3 votes
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