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  1. Maintenance Windows - Change Terminology

    Can you please change the Terminology for Maintenance Window Types. Currently there are 3 options:
    1) All Deployments
    2) Software Updates
    3) Task sequences

    "All Deployments" is misleading, it would infer that if you use this type of Collections, then All deployments (Apps / Packages / TS / Updates) would use this window. If you want to be more selective, then you can use the other 2 options. However, this is NOT the case, a TS will NOT run during the "All Deployments" M.W. Can this be rename for better consistency on what they do, or perhaps add a 4th…

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    • In Depth Security role permission classification for SCCM administrator

      Currently if we are providing collection modify permission within any security role, it allows SCCM user to opt Direct, Include, Exclude or query option to add/remove resources into the collection. Can we segregate these addition method to limit permissions for operations team ?

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      • Collections for machines that don't get any deployments except OS updates.

        We have digital signage that is W7 runs a java app and that's it. It is in the main collection for our company. When we push installs around we have to make sure we have this collection set as an exclusion in all 400 of our deployments. I'd like an option or let's discuss the best way that says, all this software for normal operations goes to the company, maybe it gets deployed by our HQ without local control, but we don't want ANY software going to these machines ALWAYS except for OS updates. Digital signage doesn't need app updates…

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        • Synchronize collection with active directory group

          Assigning users to computers is not easily managed in AD but is in SCCM. I'd like to have the ability to push users' "assigned" (primary user) computers in an SCCM collection to an AD group and keep the AD group synchronized with changes in the collection. For example: I create a collection of all of the computers assigned to users in AD group Department X. I need an AD group of their computers for group policies and other third party programs. I can manually populate an AD group with their computers but the group will soon get out of date…

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          • Add a security property to control the collection refresh schedule.

            A property within security roles needs to be made available to prevent users from making changes to the collection refresh schedule. Also it might be worth having another option to allow changes to be made within set boundaries (e.g. a minimum refresh time, preventing collections being set to every 5 minutes).

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            • Add a security property to restrict users from enabling incremental updates on collections.

              A property within security roles needs to be made available for assignment which restricts users from enabling incremental updates.

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              • All devices are part of the same server group - Dont display any message for the client if the threshold is exceeded

                The "All devices are part of the same server Group" is a great feature, however, if you tick the check box for a collection, and the number of devices in that collection trying to install an update exceeds the threshold set, an error is displayed in Software Center saying "0x87D00666 - Software updates cannot be install outside service window". If the reason for the Update not to be installed is because of a threshold, it would be better if either no message is displayed at all, or a message telling the user that the update is queued and will be…

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                • Collections, View device model as additional column

                  I would like to be able to view the device model information within a collection from the admin console\device collections. This currently does not seem to be available from the menu when I right click on a collections column headings to add more columns.

                  I believe this may be useful as an additional way to ensure that mistakes have not been made when creating queries to populate collections with specific models\manufacturers.

                  As an example, I created a collection for a specific manufacturer that the computer object also had membership of a specific Active Directory OU. This resulted in the collection…

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                  • Collection search function should have history

                    Often when we search collections we are searching for something we've searched for before. The search box should maintain a history of previous searches.

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                    • Collections - save details for username "created by" and SCCM "console path" in the database

                      Collections - save details for username "created by" & "last modified by" and SCCM "console path" in the database. This would help with collection housekeeping in contacting the owners and deleting unnecessary collections.

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                      • Display Collections "Evaluate time left" & "Incremental time left"

                        A feature to view the collections time left to evaluate and also the incremental time too.

                        This will help the SCCM admin to troubleshoot the endless amount of collections that have no members, poorly written queries and put a stop to unreachable incremental deadlines for the evaluation to complete. (A recent customer I have visited has all the above issues)

                        At a glance through the views, you will be able to see column info like:
                        Start Time: 09:10 and End Time: 09:45 etc.

                        A bonus would be to have a breakdown pivot table report of all collections showing the following:

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                        • Make "Pending Restart" available under "Add Criteria"

                          Having the possibility to add Pending Restart as an option under Add Criteria for devices would be great.

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                          • Send E-mail directly to people in collections

                            It is often during patching and upgrading, wanted to send a Notification mail to People in a special build Collection. This would simplify operations, and prevent a lot of extra incidents during maintenance.

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                            • Schedule a deployment for X days after the 2nd Tuesday of the month (example)

                              Sometimes the the second Tuesday (as an example) could be 7 days into the month, other times it could be much longer. Allow all schedules to be X days after a 1st/2nd/3rd mon/tue/wed/thur etc

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                              • Search for a collection using the collection ID

                                Search for a collection using the collection ID

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                                • Ability to bulk import computers or users to a collection using a CSV file with the data.

                                  Ability to bulk import computers or users to a collection using a CSV file with the data.

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                                  • Correct behavior of the "Add Resources" button (SCCM all versions).

                                    Correct behavior of the "Add Resources" button (SCCM all versions).
                                    When you use the "add resources" (to collection) button it uses the RBAC_InstancePermissions and does not take into account the limiting collection.
                                    This is a problem in an environment where people take up different roles. For instance when you have different geographical units (each with limiting collections) and people have an additional read-only role for example for everything.

                                    In this case the code behind a "direct membership" rule has the correct behavior, while the code behind the "add resources" button allows to add any resource.
                                    Since the "add resources" button…

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                                    • 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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                                      • Device Collections columns for created by/date and modified by/date

                                        Additional available columns when looking at device Collections to know the following information for created by/date and modified by/date

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                                        • collections sort by deployments

                                          add a filter-able column to device collections for "Deployment Count" similar to referenced collections. that way I can easily find collections that have deployments, rather than sorting through hundreds of deployments or thousands of collections to the collections that have deployments.

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