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  1. Resultant set of Maintenance Windows

    Ability to get a resultant set of maintenance windows. There are some third party powershell scripts that can be used, but this would be a nice feature in the console

    http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2014/04/13/show-maintenance-windows-information-for-a-device-in-configmgr-2012/

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      0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Admin Console - Application copy retains user categories but not administrative categories

      When creating a copy of an application in the Configuration Manager Admin Console, user categories are copied but administrative categories are not.

      Would prefer if both types of categories were copied.

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      • Turning off Reading Pane for all subfolders in Outlook 2016 with one action

        Turning off Reading Pane for all subfolders in Outlook 2016 with one action

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          0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add/Remove Programs Report

          Add/Remove Programs Report across ALL PCs in collection

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          • Software Center: Set cutom filter as default start page

            When starting the Software Center, being able to set Filter: "All" to a custom filter to reduce the amount of application visible for the user instead of having 50+ icons

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            • BIOS to UEFI - Problem Rebooting back into WinPE during task sequence

              If Machine has to reboot from winpe back in winpe after disk is formatted with default EFI partition scheme
              EFI >500 MB partition

              The boot image associated with the TS will be staged on this partition and if uncompressed size of boot image happens to be more that 500 MB , the staging fails.

              SMSTS shows the following error:
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              06-29-2017 17:10:40.651 TSManager 1536 (0x600) Content successfully downloaded at C:\_SMSTaskSequence\Packages\001004B9.
              06-29-2017 17:10:40.658 TSManager 1536 (0x600) Found boot image C:\_SMSTaskSequence\Packages\001004B9\WinPE10_1607_x64_TroubleShoot.001004B9.wim
              06-29-2017 17:10:40.658 TSManager 1536 (0x600) Copying 'C:\_SMSTaskSequence\Packages\001004B9\WinPE10_1607_x64_TroubleShoot.001004B9.wim' to 'C:\sources\boot.wim'
              06-29-2017 17:10:40.923 TSManager 1536 (0x600) pszPath[0] != L'\0', HRESULT=80070057 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\framework\core\ccmcore\path.cpp,60)
              06-29-2017 17:10:40.923…

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                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove unsupported operating systems as options

                Throughout the console we still list unsupported operating systems as choices for filtering (XP, Vista, Server 2003). We should remove these.

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                  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Possibility to priorize an (InPlace) Upgrade Task Sequence over Update Installation

                    Since Microsoft introduced the strategy to deliver two new OS builds per year for Windows 10 and a mandatory expiry date of SAC builds, the focus / Engineering task focuses back to perform in place Upgrades via Task Sequences.

                    As those Task Sequences are not deployed at a specific time during the week it might happen that some Windows OS Quality or Office Update are pending or queued for Installation. It does not make sense to deploy a Quality Update for the OS Build which is queued to be upgraded to a new OS Build (with new Quality Updates).

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                      1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make configuration.mof changes and restores from backup more robust

                      Currently, changes to configuration.mof appear to be read in based on the timestamp of the file.

                      This means that if you restore configuration.mof from a backup, it will not be re-read into the database because the timestamp is older.

                      Recently I had to force a re-read of a backup of configuration.mof by making a trivial change to a comment in the file so that the timestamp was changed and thus hardware inventory would again run on my clients.

                      It would seem that perhaps a checksum of the file compared to a file that was read in previously would resolve this…

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Config Manager OOBE

                        I was at Ignite last month and got very excited about Intune and OOBE using Autopilot but I work for a very large corporation that is not ready to move to AAD/Intune for some time and I thought this would be an Idea for companies not ready to move to these new platforms just yet.

                        If an OOBE option was added into CM which allowed you to add in the same HASH value you can get from the manufacturer or by running the script yourself you could still use the OOBE OS deployment option like Intune/Autopilot.

                        Just have the OOBE…

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show WIM file Size when booting from PXE

                          Would be very useful to see the size of the WIM file being downloaded by the PXE client.

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                            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • service connection tool

                            Enable restart on downloads using Service Connection tools. Some customers are in remote and/or highly controlled sensitive environments which require the use of the Service Connection Tool. These environments can experience interruptions in internet connectivity is interrupted which cause the download to fail or even an unexpected reboot of the computer you are using to download the updates. You have downloaded 10 or 15 GB of data and you have to start all over. This is frustrating and needs to be addressed.

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                            • Consistent behaviour throughout the console windows

                              In Use Collections, Device Collections and Packages nodes one can press any keyboard key to jump to the specific letter in the list.
                              In Applications this is not possible, nor in for instance Asset Intelligence\Inventoried Software.

                              Would be nice if the key press behaviour was consistent throughout the console panes.

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                              • Apply the language filter for Office patches. The designed behavior is it pulls all languages making the deployment package larger than need

                                Apply the language filter for Office patches. The designed behavior is it pulls all languages making the deployment package larger than needed regardless of the language filter applied

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                                • Configuration Baseline: To execute in user context

                                  Currently Compliance Baseline can only run in System Context but it can't run in user context. Can we please have this feature in Configuration Baseline?

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                                  • Support for uninstall password for 3rd party enterprise antivirus.

                                    Support for uninstall password for 3rd party enterprise antivirus.
                                    Symantec especially, but the more support the better.
                                    This would help tremendously with migrations to Endpoint Protection.

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                                    • Automatic deployment rules

                                      Automatic Deployment Rules - Preview updates window should use numeric sorting for the Required column.

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                                      • automatic deployment rules

                                        Automatic Deployment Rules - Preview Updates window should be resizeable.

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                                        • Compliance Settings Catalog

                                          There should be some sort of store/catalog where the community can publish configuration details, and scripts related to compliance settings (Configuration Items and Baselines, as well as the new feature to run a script on-demand) for sale or for free. Ratings and comments should be allowed.

                                          It should be directly integrated into the Assets and Compliance\Compliance Settings node as an option to "Import from the Configuration Manager Store".

                                          Each published item would contain a "more information" link so the publisher could link back to their site ensuring they don't lose any website traffic.

                                          This would provide a central place dedicated…

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