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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 won’t have any effect. But this is confusing when troubleshooting client problems.

        After some experiments these are my conclusions:
        • The key is filled in when you use SMSMP=… as parameter for ccmsetup.exe.
        • The key is read when you start ccmsetup.exe and then added to the command line as SMSSLP=…
        • You can only change the key by adding SMSSLP=… 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 are…

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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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            • Delayed Membership Rules

              It would be useful to be able to add a new rule to a collection that does not take affect until a set time. For example, when a collection for software distribution has an advertisement associated to it, you might want to schedule another distribution by adding another collection that includes another group of devices. Right now we accomplish this by creating a new advertisement. It would be better if we could simply link a new collection specifying a date/time that the collection would become available to ingest the existing advertisement.

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              • Download content before starting required Task Sequence

                If the task sequence is deployed as "Available" it's possible to download the content before starting TS. But if I create a "required" deployment it's not possible to download the content before the user gets the pop up to start the task sequence.
                For the normal user is it not easy to find the TS in Software Center without any information. Because of this fact is it interesting to implement to pre-download function also to the "required" type.
                First of all, the content should be downloaded and afterwards the user should see the pop up to start the TS/Operating System.

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                • Maintenance Window Reboot Process

                  Consider 2 scenarios:

                  A group of servers host an application that requires services to be stopped and disabled before a reboot is initiated, then once all servers are online and responding, the services should be set to automatic and started again.

                  A group of servers related to a common application require an ordered reboot sequence. i.e. Update and reboot in this order: Server 1, Server 2, Server 3, Server 4. Simultaneous reboots are not supported, not recommended or cause issues with the application.

                  What I propose is an addition to the “Maintenance Windows” tab of a device collection that would…

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                  • Integrade Configure Manager Properties (Client) Behing Windows 10 new Settings

                    Windows 10's legacy Control Panel will probably disappear in a future. How about to extend CM client to show CM properties behind new Win10 GUI?

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                    • define user affinity based on AD logon rights onto specific workstation/system

                      define user affinity based on AD logon rights onto specific workstation/system

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                      • Increase maximum certificate key length for client certs

                        The current (1710) maximum key length for client authentication certificates is 2048 bits. Many security-conscious organizations standing up a new PKI in 2017-2018 would prefer a longer key length for all certificates. This requires that the organization lower their standards to utilize computer certificates for computer authentication.

                        Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/network/pki-certificate-requirements

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                        • 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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