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  1. Collection Expiration

    Provide an option to "expire" a collection where it gets removed (or at lease collection evaluations are disabled) on a specified date. This would help with the collection evaluator from becoming overloaded with processing Pilot/Test collections that were "forgotten".

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    • Integrate software updates "known issues" information into the SCCM.

      Make a way to inform a user when he deploys software updates that has known issues. So that is is more visible for the end user to know if security updates break things :)

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      • Bug : Registry not exist only Reg_SZ

        This bug exist on 2012R2 and CB 1702

        During OSD, on the option to execute task, when we select "Registry not exist" we canno't select type of registry : "DWord" or "Reg_SZ" it's greyed out

        But during my OSD i want to check if a DWORD not exist to install application, and SCCM choose "REG_SZ" I have no choose. ( see attachment ) But during OSD the Task Sequence install my app, even if the DWORD exist because the REG_SZ not exist ...

        Can you let the type of value available if we choose registry exist or not exist ?

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          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • [Scripts] Show PowerShell Intellisense in script editor prompts

          Now that we have the ability in TP1706 to upload and run PowerShell scripts against endpoints, it has exposed the need to be able to tab complete and validate syntax with intellisense from the console. I'm not asking you to recreate the PowerShell ISE/VSCode, just some rudimentary intellisense for when you are working on the Admin Console.

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          • Offline Servicing - Select Indexes to Update

            At the moment, when you do Offline Image Servicing on a Server WIM - it applies it to all image indexes (Standard, Standard Core, Datacenter, Datacenter Core, etc...)

            Can we have an option to select which index (or indexes) we would like to service?

            If someone only deploys Standard (gui) and never Datancentre, they don't really need to patch it..

            It would also save some time

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            • Create a 'fake' update for update scan/path troubleshooting

              Create a 'fake' but officially signed MS update that is applicable to all OSes and fails with a predictable error code, to help with software update scan troubleshooting issues. This will let us see if our software update scan is actually working, and if the entire path all the way down to the machine is functional or not.

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              • When Expiring Updates based on Supersedence Rules also Decline them in WSUS

                When SCCM expires updates based on the configured Supersedence Rules it only does so in SCCM, not WSUS. Additionally, SCCM does not approve updates in WSUS.
                Because of these two facts the WSUS Cleanup Wizard will never decline superseded updates. They are neither expired (as they are in SCCM) nor are their superseding updates approved (a requirement for the WSUS Cleanup Wizard). This causes a bloated Update Catalog that can cause very real client issues. There are scripts available to handle this situation but this is the last mile issue in regards to WSUS maintenance. If the product declined the…

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                • ADR option: Exclude Downloaded or Deployed updates

                  Provide additional ADR options to exclude updates which have already been downloaded and deployed. This will keep SUGs cleaner and smaller for those who run a monthly ADR with the option required >=1.

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                    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Source list URL path not relative to the MSI that was run

                    Currently if you run an MSI using a wrapper, and the MSI is located in a subfolder, the source list reg keys get set differently.

                    The path in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\<product code>\SourceList\Net gets set to the relative path of the MSI at run time.

                    The path in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\<product code>\SourceList\URL gets set to the root content URL on the DP.

                    This causes issues if the local cache has been removed or purged. The user can no longer perform a repair as the source path is invalid.

                    Normally I'd say just uninstall and reinstall, but in the case of some CAD systems that can…

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                      0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Import/Export of Client Settings

                      It would be great if you could Allow Import/Export of Client Settings. This would allow us to share items like best practices for SCEP Exclusion settings or Hardware Inventory classes.

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                      • WMF 5.1 breaks class registrations for the ConfigMgr client agent

                        I've localized this issue to WMF 5.1 on Windows 7. With this installed, the WMI namespace: root\ccm\policy\defaultmacine\requestedconfig becomes invalid. This is important because in In-Place upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the task sequence agent cannot resume the task sequence without being able to read this namespace.

                        These are the relevant errors I see in the SMSTS.log:

                        `Failed to open WMI Namespace 'root\ccm\policy\defaultmachine\requestedconfig'. WMI Repository may be corrupted. Invalid namespace (Error: 8004100E; Source: WMI)`

                        `Error compiling client config policies. code 8004100E`

                        `Task Sequence Manager could not initialize Task Sequence Environment. code 8004100E`

                        `Task sequence execution failed with error…

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                          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Update ZTIGather.wsf for new Win32_SystemEnclosure values

                          Line 419, add values 30, 31, 32:
                          Case "8", "9", "10", "11", "12", "14", "18", "21", "30", "31", "32"

                          http://thinkdeploy.blogspot.com/2017/04/new-enclosure-types-for-convertible.html

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                            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cleaning up the software update point when WSUS Failes

                            In every Version of SCCM since SCCM xxxx I have had to at some point cleanup the mess created from unmaintaned systems.

                            I would like a function/option to wipe/purge all WSUS updates when I Remove the Software Update Point from my site. That would save us lots of troubleshooting.

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                              0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • When deploying a task sequence from a collection: Don't clear the chosen collection!

                              When right clicking a collection and choosing to deploy a task sequence to that collection, after the TS has been chosen the chosen collection is cleared.

                              When one have made a conscious effort of what collection to deploy to, trust that the operator have made the right choice!

                              Clearing the collection is a highly unwanted nanny state :(
                              You might as well remove the possibility to deploy TS's via collections then :(

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                              • Software Update reports accessible from within Software Updates

                                It would be great to have a menu item to view the specific update reports in the All Software Updates view and within the Software Updates Groups view. Currently we can ascertain the updates' status details, required count, install count etc... from the Software Update list view but this information is not interactive. To actually identify the specific list of systems these updates are needed by or installed on we have to manually run a compliance report for the software update. It would be nice to have that functionality built into the Software Library module where highlighting an update will…

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                                • Scan for new software in software center

                                  We pin the software center to the Start Menu in Windows 10. We would like there to be a user friendly option, say a "Check for new software!" button that they can press that triggers the appropriate policy actions to run behind the scenes. It's cumbersome to have to go into the client and trigger the policy options manually.

                                  I have even included a screenshot of how it should look!

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                                  • web application

                                    The current implementation of Web Applications is very limited. Quite frankly, I'm not sure why this was implemented so poorly: batch files are more flexible than this!

                                    I'd like to see this expanded in several ways: choices of where to put the icon (start menu, public desktop, user's desktop), appearance of the icon.

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                                    • Fix "Download content locally when needed by task sequence" option when used on a Task Sequence with pre-cache content enabled

                                      The pre-cache content option for Task Sequences is great, however it doesn't seem to behave correctly when used with the "Download content locally when needed by task sequence" deployment option.

                                      The documentation says that if the Task Sequence hasn't finished pre-caching the content before the Task Sequence is executed, it will honor this setting. However, we're finding that it will download the content before running the Task Sequence AND then try to download it again when it moves to each step (so downloading everything twice effectively).

                                      If you allow time for it to pre-cache then it is fine, but in…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Rework express updates for faster client installation

                                        Per: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-express-installation-files-for-windows-10-updates

                                        "Using express installation files provides for smaller downloads and faster installation times on clients."

                                        Through a case I opened with Microsoft, it was communicated to me that the current express update design is solely meant to reduce network bandwidth. There is no promise of expedited installation time. This is misleading and limits the purpose of express updates for remote office scenarios.

                                        Additionally the express update deltas have to be decompressed and recombined in order to complete the installation which requires significant CPU usage.

                                        The combination of these issues causes express updates to provide little benefit to customers in…

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                                          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • delete each collection member from the database

                                          The "Delete each collection member from the database" tick box clickable field extends to immediately above the "OK" button, making it extremely easy to select on accident. The field should only exist within the space of the box itself, or slightly outside of it.

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