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  1. Provide an option to automatically upgrade Client versions on PullDP

    We found some strange behavior's when having a Pull DP deployed and will deploy a SCCM Agent later. This occurs only when the newest Client version has not been upgraded to production.
    According to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712321.aspx> the versions must be the same.
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    On a computer that is configured as a pull-distribution point and that runs a Configuration Manager client, the version of the Configuration Manager client must be the same as the Configuration Manager site that installs the pull-distribution point. This is a requirement for the pull-distribution point to use the CCMFramework that is common to both the pull-distribution…

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    • Active Directory System Discovery discovers Linux servers and tries to push clients to them

      Active Directory System Discovery discovers Linux servers with an OS type of "Microsoft Windows NT server linux." This triggers automatic client push installation.

      The installation fails because there is no Admin$ share on a Unix\Linux server.

      The CCM.log shows this failure:
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      ---> Attempting to connect to administrative share '\\server.unix.domain.org\admin$' using account 'domain\SCCM_Account' SMS_CLIENT_CONFIG_MANAGER (0x8434)
      ---> WNetAddConnection2 failed (LOGON32_LOGON_NEW_CREDENTIALS) using account domain\SCCM_Account (00000035) SMS_CLIENT_CONFIG_MANAGER

      Several workarounds could resolve this issue:

      1. Add an "exclude collection" to client push properties so that *nix clients can be excluded.
      2. Fix the OS type of *nix clients so that they don't show as…

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      • Client push function

        Client push function

        1. The SCCM Client Agent is to be rolled out on a client PC.
        2. For some reason, the SCCM Client Agent can not be installed on the client PC.
        3. Now you can not cancel the rollout on this client PC.

        It would be nice if you cancel the rollout or is prevented.

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        • Chanage the SCCM Client installation so that it can be monitored for completion more easily.

          In cases where we need to install the SCCM client from a script or other process, Ccmsetup.exe launches sub processes then exits. This makes monitoring the installation difficult. It would be helpful to have the setup behave more like a traditional installer.

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          • 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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            • Image Creation and MUI Integration builtin

              Please create a possibility to create new OS Image automatically without downloading auf importing the Image. Same for Upgrade packages . And we Need a Working Solution for MUI Installations. TS Variable UI Language in unattend File dont Work since 1607.

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              • DCOM errors in System event log when primary site contacts MP in untrusted forest

                Stop the DCOM 10028 errors on a Primary site server that FLOOD the System logs when the primary attempts to contact an MP in an untrusted domain\forest.

                I believe this a result of the order in which CM tries to authenticate to the MP - computer account then network service account - neither of which will work in an untrusted domain scenario. The connection eventual happens as expected using the Installation account. The DCOM errors are bogus errors that can consume a log file for no reason. Seems like some deeper error logging\checking is needed?

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                • Production Client Deployment dashboard displays duplicate records

                  Production Client Deployment dashboard displays duplicate records especially for Not Compliant subset of discovered computers. It's confusing because it shows data which is not in line with the real client numbers. It seems like the report shows every state message reproted by the particular machine related with client installation. for some of them, there are more than one such message, so the machine comes up multiple time and the total count is wrong.

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                  • FSP configuration on Clients

                    I configured a Fallback Status Point on a test site and noticed illogical behavior.
                    IntranetHostName Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM\FSP gets the new FSP, but Hostname doesn’t get this value. This is noted in LocationService.log every 25 hours ‘Updated FSP … from AD to local. When I execute ccmsetup.exe on a machine both values get the new FSP.

                    FSPStateMessage.log contains errors when HostName is not configured:
                    Failed to create HTTP connection
                    [CCMHTTP] ERROR: URL=HTTP:///SMS_FSP/.sms_fsp, Port=80, Options=480, Code=12005, Text=ERROR_WINHTTP_INVALID_URL
                    Successfully queued event on HTTP/HTTPS failure for server '[]'.

                    I presume the next message means the FSP Message got send with the InternalHostname afterwards.
                    State…

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                    • Filtered Client Push Instalation for Configuration Manager

                      While we have this great feature called 'Client Push Installation for Configuration Manager client' and we can turn it on for 'Just Servers' or 'Just Desktops' It would be REALLY wonderful if we could specify a collection we DONT want automatic push to work for. There are certain devices that due to regulation just can't have the client installed. Sucks I can't turn the feature on because 1-5% of my environment can't have the client.

                      I'm hoping that since we've already got that logic for clients we don't want to automatically upgrade that something like this might even be easy…

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                      • Unable to Access Control Panel Applet Configuration Manager from recents on pinned task bar

                        Bug fix needed. When I pin the control panel to my taskbar and use the configuration manager applet it appears when I hover over the pinned control panel app on my task bar but it does not work, instead it fails

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                        • Timeout and Reset/Restart TransientError BITS jobs

                          We are having issues with the metadata on the update occupying the CPU on our SCCM management point which causes TransientErrors on any of the BITS jobs that are in process during the CPU timeout.

                          The problem is that the commands to reset the BITS queue on the SCCM clients don't work even in the built-in Administrator account with elevated powershell as there isn't "sufficient permissions." forcing us to reinstall the client on ALL of our machines.

                          SCCM BITS jobs should retry or rerun after being in the TransientError state for some time, maybe 15-30 minutes.

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                          • delete devices from all collections

                            should be integrated in the right click Tools, has to be all within the console

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                            • Create Maintenance Window Type Client Upgrade for Servers

                              Enhance site auto upgrade option for servers. Provide the ability to control the schedule for server operating system client upgrade using a maintenance window type Client Upgrade. Server changes in production fall under change management control. It would be great to be able to specify when the upgrade will take place so that we can align to the change process. This will be similar to MW type SUM and gives more control. Auto Upgrade is great but not having a predictable dedicated MW for Servers makes it difficult to get acceptance to use for servers. Though MW is respected the…

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                              • Improve client auto upgrade options for servers

                                Enhance site auto upgrade option for servers. Provide the ability to control the schedule for server operating system client upgrade using the auto upgrade feature. Server changes in production fall under change management control. It would be great to be able to specify when the upgrade will take place so that we can align to the change process. So include schedule option for servers and collection selection

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                                • SCCM client Agent deployment too slow after upgradated to 1702

                                  hi,
                                  we upgraded SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 to 1702, after up gradation process , to deploy sccm client agent new version, this process is too slow after 3 days only 100 client were updated out 12000.

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                                  • Automatic approval of workgroup devices for certain collections

                                    If sccm is set to NOT auto approve workgroup devices it would be super if there was a function to auto approve devices added to certain collections. That way organizations could choose to auto approve certain machines based on collections and their membership rules instead of either auto approving ALL machines or NO machines.

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                                    • Require Permissions for Client Push

                                      Provide the option for permissions that would disallow client push. We would like to provide access to users to manage SCCM but do not want them to be able to push the client from ConfigMgr. In our particular case, client push does not work with our network setup, so if someone attempts to do a client push, the process gets stuck. I can imagine some security reasons for this setting as well.

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                                      • Create custom TS Variables with values depending on return code

                                        While running a task sequence I would like to see the option to create a custom Task Sequence Variable and it's value depending on a return code from a running step (cmdline, PowerShell script, Application, Package). This variable can be used later on in the TS to run or skip specific steps.
                                        Think about additional reboot steps if a BIOS flash is performed (if no flash is performed you don't want a reboot). Currently I need to create and run a powershell script to make this happen.

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                                        • Check for running .exe that need to be closed during "removals" and give the User the option to postpone

                                          Microsoft provided the ability to check for and close running applications during install operations. We would really like the ability to perform the same action during removals (and include a comment field to inform the user why these applications need to be closed).

                                          Example: Application X is currently running which halts the removal of application Y. It would be beneficial to detect these running applications, prompt the user to close (or force close after a set time), and allow the removal of application Y to continue.

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