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  1. Improve Mac OS integration with SCCM

    Add software center, apple software updates for Mac OS please! Also please add the MDM lock down functions of Mac OS as a configuration option?

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      0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    • Switching Connection Type should be easier

      As far as I know, the only way to change a clients connection type to "Always Internet", "Always Intranet" or to a switching Connection Type (Currently Intranet/Currently Internet), is by re-installing the client. How nice would it be if we could control this setting without having to re-install the client.

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      • Allow maintenance windows to be targeted for ONLY client upgrades

        Allow maintenance windows to be targeted for ONLY client upgrades. In 1810, you can target a MW at all deployments, software updates or task sequences. It would be nice to have an option for client upgrades as well. That way you don't have to shuffle groups and software updates advertisements around when its time to upgrade.

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        • The ability to set the Client Push installation syntax from the client push wizard.

          Currently the install syntax needs to be set before you initiate the client push request. If your pushing to multiple domains or forests, you need to adjust your syntax, then go back and select your targets to push to. It would be nice if you could specify the install syntax for the client push during the client push wizard.

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          • Terms "pre-production" and "production" might not be best in context of automatic client upgrades

            Although we use term "piloting" in the package name, and there are references to term "staging" internally (database) as well, for UI/settings we are using term "pre-production". Althoug same "instance" of SCCM implementation/hierarchy can be used to manage multiple environments (development, QA, pre-production, production etc.) using term "pre-production" within the same instance of SCCM implementation/hierarchy can be confusing since it's technically still the same SCCM environment (whereas "pre-production" implies a different environement). This is especially confusing for customers who have separate/isolated SCCM instances/hierarchies managing their pre-production environments (DEV, QA, etc.).

            Therefore, the suggestion is to replace use of term "pre-production"ā€¦

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            • ccmsetup <specific/latest> client

              Create a new Parameter for the ccmsetup to use the latest Client Version. Currently there is no Opportunity to install the newest Client Version by Script. So in Cases of Troubleshooting the Client will be installed/updated two times within an short period.

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              • Deploy Application/Task Sequence directly from collection properties window

                I always find myself inside the collection properties window wanting to deploy an application or sequence. I then need to first make the necessary changes and memberships then go out and deploy.

                It will be much easier to be able to deploy within the window whilst adding memberships.

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                • Client does a full uninstall and forces deletion of CCM,CCMSetup and CCMCache directories

                  On SCCM CB 1702
                  Currently when you do:
                  A client push from the Console and select ā€œUninstall firstā€
                  A manual CMSetup /uninstall
                  Neither will fully delete all 3 directories, leaving corrupted SQLCE/SDF files ( there may be others , but you get the idea)
                  I have had to resort to a rough script to meet my goals
                  http://britv8.com/powershell-sccm-client-sledgehammer-aka-reset-cmclient/
                  A switch to nuke from orbit would be very useful in GUI and for CCMSetup

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                  • Add option for client upgrades outside maintenance windows

                    Mobile workstations may seldom be online during a maintenance window. We need a new option to allow for client upgrades outside of the maintenance window. Below is a suggested UI improvement to support such an option:

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                    • Add the ability to cleanup all drivers not contained in a driver package.

                      Currently there is no easy way to cleanup orphaned drivers. This feature would allow an administrator to easily clean up drivers that are no longer part of any driver packages.

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                      • Add simple way to exclude an OU from discovery when discovering entire domain.

                        Discovery set to entire domain. Add a way to exclude a few OU's from discovery.

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                          Thanks for the feedback, your request was addressed in our 1806 release. I’ll close this item at the end of current release.

                          For details, check https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/configure-discovery-methods

                          Search for ‘select subcontainers to exclude from this recursive search’

                          If you haven’t moved to 1806 yet or don’t have plans for the near future, you can check out this functionality in any of our Technical Previews after 1804 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1804

                        • I have noticed many problems regarding the deployment of the updates but I wanted first before deploy sending a notification to warn during

                          I have noticed many problems regarding the deployment of the updates but I wanted first before deploy sending a notification to warn during 5 times that the machine of the same will have to be restarted

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                          • Show missing dependencies in Tasksequence instead of Reboot

                            Show missing dependencies!

                            Typically distribution errors (which occur automatically ******) lead to a well-known error in tasksequences:

                            HRESULT=80040102
                            Failed to resolve selected task sequence dependencies.
                            Exiting with return code 0x80040102
                            TS environment is not initialized

                            OSD only shows "Preparing network connnections..." Then the WinPE tasksequence automatically reboots and boots the currently installed OS.

                            Why can't you just show or list missing packages?!?! Or add a skip option? Even SMSTS.LOG isn't helpful...

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                            • Send Client removal notification to MP to toggle installed flag

                              When a ConfigMgr client is removed from a computer the installed flag remains on Client=Yes, i.e. the real status is not being reflected in the console/database. Instead of relying on aging inventory and the "Clear install flag" maintenance task it would be much more transparent and efficient to send a heartbeat to the MP before the ConfigMgr client is removed to reset the install flag to Client=No. That way not only would the maintenance task be obsolete (there is still Delete Inactive Client Discovery Data to cleanup inactive computers), also a re-installation of the agent would be much faster thanā€¦

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                              • Client Uninstall in console

                                I'd like client uninstall option by right click. Which will be helpful to remove unwanted machines.

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                                • SCCM client shortcuts

                                  Shortcuts for the SCCM client should have the ability to be created on the start menu and the task bar. Today, the shortcut can only be created on the desktop

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                                  • Software installation notification

                                    It would be a great option in App builder to be able to create a custom message that the user would see explaining why a software package is being installed or uninstalled. It would need a method of keeping it on the screen until the user clicks OK..

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                                    • I have a suggestion for the SMSSLP parameter and registry key.

                                      I was investigating the registry Key SMSSLP under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM.

                                      Most of my computers have a decommissioned Management Point in this Key. As far as I can tell this wonā€™t have any effect. But this is confusing when troubleshooting client problems.

                                      After some experiments these are my conclusions:
                                      ā€¢ The key is filled in when you use SMSMP=ā€¦ as parameter for ccmsetup.exe.
                                      ā€¢ The key is read when you start ccmsetup.exe and then added to the command line as SMSSLP=ā€¦
                                      ā€¢ You can only change the key by adding SMSSLP=ā€¦ yourself to the command line. (Or edit the registry of course.)

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                                      • Offline Deployments

                                        I would like to suggest an option for "Offline Deployment" to allow customers with low/limited bandwidth to perform self installs while offline.
                                        We have several low bandwith users (around 800) that basically live out of Hotels and secure locations. Deploying large packages/apps/Task sequences are always an issue because said deployments become available in Software Center, and yet the content has not arrived yet.
                                        Due to the nature of their work, we need to give them the ability to deploy apps/packages/task sequences on their schedule. Once a package is made available, it shows up in Software Center yet the bits areā€¦

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                                        • branch cache bandwidth throttle

                                          Would love to see Branch Cache client check on the subnet before downloading and only have one client download per subnet. Also an end to end bandwidth throttling. Want to have the ability to configure the throttling for the 24 hours a day. Needs to check periodically to verify if any change in the network so adjust the download speed if necessary. By allowing only one per subnet, this lowers the congestion on the network and allowing peer sharing.

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