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  1. Have PkgXferMgr set *all* jobs destined to a given Pull DP to retry after the configured interval on failure

    Currently, if there are 100 jobs in DistributionJobs destined for a given Pull DP, and PkgXferMgr fails to connect to the DP for the first one, only that job is marked with a retry time 20 minutes (by default) in the future. We then move on to the next jobs, all destined for the same DP, and mark them individually for retry. In a very busy environment with lots of Pull DPs and jobs, having just 5 or 6 DPs that are offline, this looping prevents PkgXferMgr from scheduling most of the jobs that are destined to DPs that are…

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      1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Specify multiple wake-on-lan schedules

      With each deployment I'd like to specify multiple WoL schedules.

      Let's say our Maintenance Window is from 9PM-12AM. We do a deployment to only Install and Restart during this time. After the initial MW we see compliance at 80%. Our goal is 90% but what if, at that initial MW, these machines were off their dock, on a shelf, or at home? In this scenario we would almost never hit our compliance level.

      For these scenarios I'd like to say 'Send WoL packets during every Maintenance Window until compliance hits 90%." That may be a bit complex but something in…

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        0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • WinPE wizard upscaling or hard-coded resolution settings for HiRes displays.

        It would be great to be able to customize the screen resolution in WinPE from within the boot image properties, especially on 4k devices where the native resolution makes it difficult to see task sequence steps/failures/logs in WinPE. I've read about an unattend.xml file that you can put in the WIM file but it'd be nice to have this a native feature of ConfigMgr.

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        • Auto-update collection when limiting collection is changed

          When the limiting collection of a collection is changed the membership is not updated automatically to comply with the new limited collection. This should be changed, or there should be a notice of that when the limiting collection is changed. Thank you very much.

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            0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add macOS X Support for DEP Deployments

            Actually it´s not possible to enroll an macOS iMAC oder MacBook into DEP. Only iOS is working.

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              1 comment  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • An official Client Center that does not relay on WinRM

              I used the SCCM Client Center by Roger Zander a lot with SCCM 2007 clients.
              I have tried the newer Client Center for Configuration Manager, also by Roger, but it uses WinRM, which we have not configured on our machines, so it is almost useless to me.

              It would be great to have an official tool like the old SCCM Client Center, to real-time monitor of clients, when debugging deployments.

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                0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Deployment Type with version when auto creating DT

                There are multiple places where a reference to an application is only with GUID and DT name. E.g. logs.
                If the DT name had version number in the name, it would easy to see what application is referenced when you have more than one version of a product and thereby more applications.

                When creating an application for a Windows Installer, it would be great to have the automatic DT creation process to include the version, if provided, in the DT name.

                In addition, if the creation of a script installer DT could include the names and versions from the application…

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Management Point Extension

                  ConfigMgr has a great, well known and tested connection with its managed clients. Companies sometimes need to extend this environment to achieve more with less. Having the option to extend the Management Point functionality with the SDK would be a great addition.

                  What i have in mind would be:
                  1- be able to extend the client settings options (like a hardware inventory, etc. where the IT Admin can add a schedule for a task to happen)
                  2- all clients with a DLL installed (manually or via SCCM itself), will execute the task on a schedule basis
                  3- SCCM client will…

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                    0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make Binary Differential Replication work with Pull DP

                    Would be nice if Pull DP supports the Binary Differential Replication, especially for software update packages... For us, we used pull PD where the network connectivity is better between the DP than the site system, but doing that we have to redistribute the WHOLE content of a packages when they are modified...

                    Also, it would be nice if Configuration Manager supports more than five incremental versions of a content set before it resends the entire content set, especially for Software updates. So maybe depending on the package type.

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                      0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • PatchDownloader Retry (Increase ADR reliability)

                      Increase the redundancy and reliability of the PatchDownloader process. I am often at customers where the process fails to download one or more updates which affect ADRs (and admin frustration). It would be awesome if the process included extra checks or attempted to download the patch 1 or more times before declaring a failure.

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                        0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • GroupPolicy reporting CI

                        As there may be situations that admin would like to get extensive reporting if GPOs are in place and effective as planned in their organization, would be nice to have some dropdowns or listitems of GPOs that one could select to be as Configuration Items.

                        1000's of GPOs are available but sure MS has some ready list/xml/whatever that could be included in SCCM CI so reporting of GPOs, as they are just reg values, would be possible.

                        Posted by @arisaastamoinen

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                        • Error when attempting to change Office 365 Application Language

                          When attempting to create an Office 365 installer it defaults to English (United Kingdom) but when deploying this installer to machines it gives the error (This installation requires a compatible Microsoft Office program installed on your computer)

                          When attempting to change the installer to another language by clicking the add/remove button next to "Languages" the admin console throws the error "The given key was not present in the dictionary"

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                            0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Migration of Client Settings

                            I've been migrating our SCCM 1606 infrastructure across servers, and while it's been fairly smooth sailing so far, I just discovered that I'm not offered the option to migrate my (10-12) custom Client Settings.

                            The official documentation on this - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/migration/determine-whether-to-migrate-data#Cannot_migrate - doesn't list Client Settings that can *or* cannot be migrated. Am I missing something, or was it just forgotten about in the design of the migration wizard?

                            Thanks!

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                              0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow "Hide collections with a member count greater than..." to apply to non OSD task sequences marked as high impact

                              Currently only OSD Task Sequences will cause deployment verification to filter large collections.

                              Add support for non OSD collections too

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                                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Keyboard support for Edit Task Sequence Variables

                                Keyboard support to select task sequence variables in the Task Sequence Wizard to edit them. Instead of having to use the mouse to click them and change values. This is helpful when imaging a large batch of computers and using a KVM.

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                                • Ability to stagger the start of each task sequence by wim download percentage.

                                  To reduce network load and decrease deployment time the ability to kick a huge batch of them off all at the same time and walk away while they automatically stagger the download of the wim one system at a time based on the last systems wim download percentage.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • size columns

                                    In views i.e. Content Status the columns should keep last size setting and options like "Size All Columns to Fit" should be kept.

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                                    • Prioritize < mb/gb Content to distribute

                                      When I commission a new DP I send content from the PS where I can't use pull from a nearer DP. This includes many apps and OS images, updates etc. Many apps are easily less that 50 mb (75% of the content) and update packages and OS images are much larger (25%). I know I can prioritise the distribution for each app but often the requirement is for these small apps first so we can make use of our service. Sites tend to test OSD over a longer period and we set Update to go to MS if unavailable.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Use Control-C to copy content

                                        In ConfigMgr Console you can in some places use Ctrl-C to copy result to clipboard. Example. Open a collection, select all and use Ctrl-C. Then paste in excel or notepad.

                                        You cannot however use Ctrl-C in Asset Details for a Deployment Status details (\Monitoring\Overview\Deployments\<pick on of your deployments>).

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                                        • Loop Construct

                                          Are you able to create loop construct for Task Sequence? like reboot, check for network, if network is not available, shutdown, power on, check network...etc

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