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  1. Possibility of adding a new criteria for 'All softwares Updates'

    Currently the 'All softwares Updates' doesn't allow us to sort windows updates required by a particular machine. The only way to find this out will be only through a report. Having a new 'criteria' which allows us to filter the updates based on a device collection or a particular computer will be very helpful.

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      0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Removing entries from Peer Cache

      As per the discussion here:
      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/client-peer-cache
      When deleting a client from ConfigMgr the associated peer cache entries are not removed. It is my opinion that they should be...

      I would like to see a configurable method such that content that hasn't been recently verified as available in a client's peer cache is not returned as an available location. ie. Remove the peer cache referrals for content that has not been verfied as available within the past week etc...

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      • For the Client Operations can you add a refresh when right click?

        For the Client Operations can you add a refresh when right click?

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          0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Wildcard for cmdlets Get-CMPackage and Remove-CMPackage

          This would make it easier to remove multiple packages with similar names.

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            0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please include the option to include MONTHLY FULL scans on systems.

            Currently we do not have the option to configure monthly full virus scans on our servers. Daily quick or full scans on hundreds of servers is not a very optimal solution.

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              0 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Auto populated File Version is incorrect while creating the Configuration Item

              While creating the Configuration Item with Wizard that is based on the File Version using the “Browse” option if the actual file version ends in zeros, the zeros are omitted in the “Value” field, leaving only the digits between 1-9. This causes the CI and later DCM to be invalid, or Non-Compliant. For example, if the actual file version is 2.20.0.0, in CI the File Version value would be populated as 2.2.

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                0 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • import computer

                Please fix it. SCCM 1702

                Error: Following computers have not been imported:

                · Name: NB-3442
                · MAC Address:
                · SMBIOS GUID: <MyGUID>
                · Source Computer:
                · Choose Target Collection: NB_OSDeployment
                Errors
                1 The SMS Provider reported an error.ConfigMgr Error Object:instance of SMS_ExtendedStatus{ Description = "Unexpected error when merging and updating discovery information"; ErrorCode = 2152205056; File = "e:\\cm1702_rtm\\sms\\siteserver\\sdk_provider\\smsprov\\sspsite.cpp"; Line = 1333; Operation = "ExecMethod"; ParameterInfo = "SMS_Site"; ProviderName = "WinMgmt"; SQLMessage = "[23000][2627][Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]Violation of UNIQUE KEY constraint 'MachineIdGroupXRef_AK'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.MachineIdGroupXRef'. The duplicate key value is (GUID:ea5c982e-8fa4-4c17-bbcc-11c53555d949, 5)."; SQLSeverity = 14;…

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                  1 comment  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add "AD Powershell Module" as Optional Component for boot images

                  It would be very handy to have the AD powershell module that's included in Windows Server and RSAT as an optional component for boot images. I've been including this manually in my boot image as per this article [https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24413.add-powershell-active-directory-module-in-windows-pe.aspx], but of course with SCCM now being updated so frequently, I have to constantly re-embed this powershell module in the boot WIM. Querying AD during OSD seems like a fairly common requirement, so this ought be quite an easy feature to justify, and relatively trivial to implement.

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                  • collection deny direct membership

                    Give the ability to designate a collection to have NO direct membership rules.

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                      0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Seperate Windows 10 by build for Operating Systems Requirements

                      When selecting Window 10 as an Operating Systems Requirement it should be separated by the build i.e, 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703. Specifically in the task sequence requirements for OS.

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                        1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Integrate LEDBAT into ConfigMgr

                        LEDBAT is a Congestion Control Mechanism that's coming to Windows Server 2016/Windows 10. Successfully used by BitTorrent/Apple Software Update to reduce Bandwidth Saturation during content downloads. This would make WAN transfers of content by BITS (or any other mechanism) 'give way' to other business traffic. Would also improve Software Update scans and HW/Inv Uploads to the MP. LEDBAT makes sure that only unused bandwidth is used for the transfer.

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                          0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Daylight saving time

                          I am using SCCM Current Branch 1702 and daylight saving seems to be back, Where when deploying anything you must put the deployment time back one hour.

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                            0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Put the 'Allow program to be installed from task sequence without being advertised' checkbox in the wizard for Application and Package crea

                            I'm fed up of missing this option when deploying out. It would be really nice to have this in the wizards for app and package creation rather than being an after thought.

                            Cheers
                            Paul

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                              • Add Company Logo to Software Center

                                It would be nice to add a company logo to Software Center, either through configuration of the website point role, or through Client Settings.

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                                • Client cache idea

                                  I was at MMS and I know you guys are working on this, but I thought I would share a simple idea in case no one has thought of it. Make the current cache size setting into the "Base" cache size. Add a second setting called "Expanded" cache size. Normally the cache will be at the base size, but when it needs to download something larger than the base amount, the expanded setting kicks into effect. For the expanded setting, you specify "Use up to x% of free space on drive" The expanded setting would use as much cache as…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  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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                                      0 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Only suppress restart when there is a user logged on

                                      In a WSUS-only environment you can with the GPO "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations" instruct the WUA to only force a restart if no one is logged on. Being a 365/7/24-site this functionality is a the top of the wish list for CM.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • User initiated uninstall of required deployments

                                        For troubleshooting it is often necessary to uninstall/reinstall an application. For an available deployment the user can do this themselves, but for required deployments an admin must assist which is not very efficient.

                                        If a required deployment can have a flag for "Allow user to temporarily uninstall" and this then makes the Uninstall method available to the user in software center, the user can easily remove and reinstall the application. (or wait for reinstall in the next maintenance window)

                                        This will reduce IT workload and I guess it shouldn't require much changes in your code.

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