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  1. Built-in OSD Tattoo Steps \ Registry Edits

    We currently have custom scripts that run during an OSD Task Sequence that Tattoo the registry with the computer name, technician who started the TS, date, TS name, TS Version, etc. etc. I would like to see a built in step where you could fill in these values whether it be a static value in or a variable. This built in tattoo could also already be in the hardware inventory by default so we can build collections around task sequence versions.

    We also have a TS that we use primarily for a kiosk w/s and is set to AutoLogon to…

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      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Target users with Task Sequences

      It would be nice if we could be able to target users/ user collections and computers for Task Sequences.

      For Example: We want to deploy an OSD or Application to say our Finance department.

      Or another scenario, would be in small shops we might know a persons name before we would know their computer name.

      Give us the option to deploy to just their primary computer.

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        0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Copy Query

        In the Reports area, there is a query area. It would be nice if we could copy a query. We have not found a good way of doing this.

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        • Forward incoming http requests to the SUP to https when 'Require SSL communication to the WSUS server' is checked.

          Forward incoming client http requests to the SUP to https when 'Require SSL communication to the WSUS server' is checked.

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            0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add the ability to password protect task sequences that show in WinPE during OSD.

            Add the ability to password protect task sequences so they can only be launched during OSD when you know the password.

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            • Add foldering to Task sequence choice in WInPE

              Add foldering to Task sequence choice in WInPE

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              • update supersedence search

                This is to report a bug as well as request a feature.
                Here is my predicament; we have a vulnerability scanner that is telling me that one or more servers are missing MS16-120. I have deployed all updates to the server where Required > 1 yet the scanner still says it's missing this update. I suspect that maybe that update has been superseded so I look up the update in SCCM and on the Supersedence Information tab it says None/None (that MS16-120 has not superseded anything and does not supersede anything). I suspect this is wrong so I start by…

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                • ADR auto create new Deployment Package when threshold reached

                  Build into the ADR rules, to allow creation of a new package once the old pkg reaches a threshold.

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                  • Remote powershell for SCCM

                    Like: Import-PSSession $(New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri http://server.domain.local/PowerShell/)
                    -But for SCCM..

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                    • Fix Supercedence Uninstall bug

                      There is definitely a bug with using the Supercedence Uninstall feature that causes the old application to be removed but the new application does not install.

                      Scenario (confirmed this happens with a variety of applications):
                      - Office 2013 is a required deployment
                      - Office 2016 is ready to deploy, so we create a supercedence with Uninstall
                      - Maintenance Window is Mon-Fri 5PM-5AM, all day Sat/Sun
                      - Deploy Office 2016 as Required starting Friday 5PM, with a Deadline of the NEXT Friday at 5PM
                      - The Monday after deployment start (deadline not reached yet) Office 2013 will have uninstalled as expected,…

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                        0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add new steps to Update Pack Installation status about boot image updates

                        Updating ConfigMgr boot images takes quite a long time. However, ConfigMgr console's Update Pack Installation status doesn't tell anything about boot image update. Boot image updates is just part of step: Start WMI.

                        Please just add new steps to Update Pack Installation status window:
                        - Updating <boot image name>

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                        • SCCM Backup fails if DB is remote and Case of DB Name is different between Registry of Primary and in DB

                          SCCM Backup fails if DB is remote and Case of DB Name is different between Registry of Primary and in DB ("SQLDatabaseName" in Table "SC_SiteDefinition")

                          SCCM Backup fails if DB is remote and Case of DB Name is different between Registry of Primary and in DB ("SQLDatabaseName" in Table "SC_SiteDefinition")

                          - In Lab, both the DB and Registry entry were in CAPS as "CM_VNP"
                          - But when we further checked the logs from customer we saw that this is different as below:
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                          Backup Succeeded for Component - CM_VNP. SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP_VNP.CONTOSO.COM 8/16/2017 3:38:35 AM 3620 (0x0E24)
                          Updating the database status to…

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                          • Shorten Upgrade Readiness pull timeframe

                            Currently OMS Upgrade Readiness updates changes daily however ConfigMgr pulls that information on a weekly basis per DMPDownloader.log it states it will pull every 10800 minutes as shown here.

                            ---
                            Download OMS upgrade analytics
                            ...
                            ...
                            OMSUpgradeAnalyticsDownload finished
                            OMS Upgrade Analytics Download interval is: every 10080 minutes
                            ---

                            This is once a week timeframe and should be way closer to OMS update cycle. Perhaps even configurable?

                            For example I use the auto created collections from Readiness to then advertise an in-place TS to. This collection is from the Ready "bucket" in Readiness. If we have a system that is a…

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                            • Sharepoint

                              Please, do you have an answer for the below questions? Or, can you point me to the Group that could answer these?

                              Customer wants to patch the Sharepoint farm through SCCM without manually intervening on the servers for this. I told him this is by design and that the Updates tagged with “farm deployment” are not listed in SCCM, because they specifically require User Intervention. The reason for not showing SharePoint Farm Updates in SCCM is due to the update behavior of Sharepoint. a farm update is installed on 1 of the servers and manually distributed over all other servers…

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                              • AdminConsole is using 30% CPU on Windows 10 1703 - DWM.exe 15% - When minimized CPU usage is 1-5%...

                                The adminconsole is causing the machine to chug like crazy. It was fine in Windows 10 1607, but once 1703 was installed DWM.exe and the adminconsole process CONSTANTLY eat 30-50% cpu making the machine near unusable. Someone else has to be experiencing this.

                                I am running on a Surface Pro 3 with two external 1440p monitors, doesn't matter if they are connected or not, the SP3 within 5 minutes kicks on the fan, all other tasks just chug (OWA, Edge, etc.)

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                                • Export Errors from the Deployment Status [Monitoring]

                                  Right now theres no easy way from Deployment status to just get a list of computers in error and copy and paste all computers that have an error, regardless of what it is.

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                                  • Automatically fix „Failed to retrieve the package list on the distribution point“ error

                                    I haven´t seen any large customer without at least some DPs that have the Warning Message “Failed to retrieve the package list on the distribution point or the package list in content library doesn´t match the on in WMI. Review smsdpmon.log for more information”

                                    If this error occurs, SCCM should be able to automatically fix it, as it is very easy to get a DP into that state.
                                    For example, create a Deployment Package with a single update and deploy it to a DP. Remove the update, so the Deployment Package is empty (this can happen automatically if the update…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Check for updates - interact with software update/evaluation cycle

                                      The regular "check for updates" button should Trigger a Software update scan and Evaluation cycle if updates are managed with SCCM. In comination with standalone WSUS this works but with SCCM this has not effect at all. Even missleading to "your device up to date"

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                                      • Make the client report who’s logged on

                                        Policy requests are made on computer level. When assigning an application to a computer we regularly trigger a machine policy request to speed up the installation. This is not possible when user assignment is used, as we don’t know which computer(s) the user is currently logged on to. We can guess by checking for example “Last logon User Name”, this is however not live data and thus not very accurate. If the client instead reported who’s logged on as part of the user policy request at log on, we would know. This would allow to trigger a User policy request…

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                                        • LiveFlow of DP to Network

                                          Currently there is no centralized way within ConfigMgr to determine if the expected desire of boundaries for content / site assignment works as expected. As boundaries can be configured in multiple ways (subnet, ad, range etc) and also allows to fallback between different servers - it would be good to allow insight into what clients from what networks are connecting to a DP to retrieve content. This would allow if the current design works as expected.

                                          Information that would be useful for on-prem DP;
                                          1. Devices (COUNT?) connecting from network (initial octets/subnet-mask)
                                          2. Connectivity type: local, remote, fallback etc...
                                          3.…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Totally agree. Having realtime visibility into what boundaries clients are in RIGHT NOW, and thus which DPs (and peer clients) they will use is critical. We’ve been talking about this internally for awhile. There are innovations on our roadmap in this area.

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