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  1. Disable toast notifications per depoyment

    It would be of benefit to our organization to specify whether or not a deployment will display a toast notification stating that "New software is available". Reason is that we sometimes we are required to deploy a newer minor reversion that appears as a full application, but it may be an application the user already has installed. An example of that would be Google Chrome. The user will receive a popup notification that new software is available, but when they go into the Software Center nothing "new" to them will be displayed.

    We have consider disabling all notifications in the…

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      0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Apps with powershell script detection methods run should support running as the current user

      some packages force close open apps and when I call a msi using powershell and add textbox to warn current user, the user wont get the box as msi will be running in sccmadmin instance and its locked out after win7. there should be options to in script locally as local admin in same instance of user.

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        0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Express Update vs Full Update option

        Express updates are downloading more and more data of PSF file on client machine and consuming more and more space, more than 40 GB on a computer.

        we should have either full update or Express Update, we should have option, and computers doesn't download all PSF file which consumes more than 30 GB

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          0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Printer management and driver install

          Printer deployment and driver managment

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            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Configmgr 1706 intruduced scripts! Now we need better reporting and tracking for the scripts.

            Allow filtering on Monitoring - Scripts. Filter by time and date, collection, and script name.

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              0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include condition evaluation in the success or failure of a TS step

              When Task Sequence condition evaluation fails for any particular step, set the TS variable SMSTSLastActionSucceeded to false. OR create a separate variable SMSTSLastEvaluationSucceeded to control this.

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              • Default Settings/Computer Restart

                Can you intregrate 2 dialogue box for message customization for user notification for both cases : Temporary notification and cannot close.
                The Organization will be able to customize these messages for end users for better communication during updates.

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                  0 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Collect success and failure for deployments using the Cloud Management Gateway and Cloud DP

                  We have deployed the Cloud management gateway and Cloud Distribution Point into Azure. We cannot collect successful deployment information from these resources in any meaningful way. It would be great to get metrics such as number of successful Windows Update deployments or Software deployments via the cloud or distribution point usage via the cloud. Currently when I add the Outbound Data Transfer column for Cloud DP it is blank which I know is false due to seeing the traffic for our Cloud DP in the Azure logs.

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                    0 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show the client boundary group membership

                    Make it possible to show what boundary group the client had at the last hardware inventory in the console, maybe like a column when looking a collection and or in the devices node. -> it helps you to see what site system might be faulty and or what boundaries are missing in the environment.

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                      0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a 'Check for Updates' button in Software Center updates tab

                      Add a 'Check for updates' button to Software Center.
                      It will let users have more control over their client through a familiar interface, and allow local service desks an easy way to have an end user check for updates that does not include opening a control panel icon.

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                        0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Task Sequence Pre-Cache for all Packages inside

                        It would be nice to have the ability to conditionally pre-cache all packages in Upgrade TS and not only OS Upgrade step.

                        To describe it in more details, in current design we are able to pre-cache only OS Upgrade step to computers based on conditions. This is not enough for companies with 20+ languages as best approach is to create en-us core image and then apply MUI on top of that. Doing this will cause system to report as e.g. de-de so we would need to download and distribute to 150+ DPs all supported Upgrade packages instead of distributing only…

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                          3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for the feedback, updating status to Noted. See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/ for an explanation of each status

                          We have this in our backlog from when we introduced the pre-cache for OS Upgrade packages and agree it makes a ton of sense. The first action would probably be adding Make/Manufacturer for Driver Packages, then look at ways to address MUIs, Language packs

                        • Improve Content Replication

                          Content Replication from Site to DPs should be a frustration free Process or SCCM Admins. Unfortunately, I know no customer without smaller or bigger issues in this area.
                          Here is an uncomplete list of some issues I´ve noticed:
                          • Content Eval - Scheduled Task lost
                          o SCCM does not check if the schedule task got lost/deleted
                          o Suggested Solution: SCCM should verify the Scheduled Task on Service Startup
                          • Content Eval - Hash mismatch/Eval fails for package
                          o When content Eval fails for a package, the admin must manually redistribute it / take care of the error
                          o There should…

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                            0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Possibility to add custom wmi classes

                            Part of the functionality seems to already be in the system, when adding a new Hardware inventory class. The point being the custom class(es) should be replicated to all providers, included in the database, and backed up when running the built-in backup task. This is useful when extending the console and striving for full integration, including the possibility to save settings and configurations.

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                              0 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support detection scripts larger than 32KB for applications

                              Can you increase the size for application script detection? There is currently a limit of 32KB for a PowerShell detection script. In a normal use-case a detection script would be 10 lines or less, but there are times when longer scripts can be necessary. My case in particular requires that I query device ID's on client computers. There can be thousands of unique device ID's that I may have to check, but this puts my script above the size limitation.

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                                0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Keep software update history for compliance reporting

                                Whenever an update (KB) is not actively deployed anymore, as soon as it gets superseded, after the period defined in the supersendence rule (site setting for software updates) it will decline that update and hence, it will vanish from the update history.
                                This is (obviously) by design.

                                My request would be to change the behavior so that the update history will be preserved regardless if a KB has been declined or not.
                                This would make it possible to run a compliance report and see if a KB was needed and by which computers, when it was deployed, superseded etc. even…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support monitoring only for endpoint protection (no remediation)

                                  Endpoint Protection - Monitoring mode only.

                                  Sometimes, in first Endpoint Protection deploying in specific business sensetive networks, we need option to detect malwares and monitor only without any actions with malwares. If malware detected Endpoint Protection will only report to SCCM console and no other actions. SCCM administrator will decide what to do with the detected malicious objects, so as not to stop the business process if it is infected.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • System Center Configuration Manager - Scheduled Updates - ISO now have multiple indexes

                                      It would be beneficial to allow users to pick which index gets updated, right now the default is 1 causing the scheduled update to fail.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix this problem Software Center not working after SCCM Client update from 5.00.8540.1007 to 5.00.8540.1611

                                        Fix this problem Software Center not working after SCCM Client update from 5.00.8540.1007 to 5.00.8540.1611 also the clients are not upgrading properly. You have to run a repair to get the ner client to finish installing.

                                        https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/98f762ac-6367-4705-a2b4-b6af2ee844a7/software-center-not-working-after-sccm-client-update-from-50085401007-to-50085401611?forum=ConfigMgrAppManagement

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                                          0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the Computer's Description (not from AD) on the Devices window.

                                          Add the Computer's Description (not from AD) on the Devices window.

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