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  1. Powershell: get-cmcollection not returning ObjectPath

    The PowerShell cmdlets Get-CMCollection and Get-CMDeviceCollection/Get-CMUserCollection) returns an empty value for "ObjectPath".

    This is missing in both 1710 and latest TP (currenty 1801).

    This works as expected and ObjectPath = "/":
    Get-WmiObject -namespace "root\sms\site_$siteCode" -query "select * from SMS_Collection where CollectionID = 'SMS00001'"

    This returns null/empty ObjectPath:
    Get-CMCollection -Id SMS00001

    /Matt

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      1 comment  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Powershell - Return TopConsoleUser

        Get-CMTopConsoleUser -Computer MyPC

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        • Run Scripts: Add Deploy in the Scripts section in the software library

          Would love to see the ability to right click on a Script in the software library and be able to select Deploy.

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          • Run Scripts feature should support other scripting types (VBScript, Perl, etc)

            It would be awesome if more languages were supported for real-time Script deployment in addition to PowerShell. Maybe VBscript, Perl or Javascript, etc.

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            • Run Scripts: Actions for Power Shell scripts in SCCM console.

              We would glad to use opportunity for clearing "Script Status", re-run expired scripts and modify scripts without deleting them. We need to ran Scripts several times, and want to clear not needed statuses.

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              • Include verbose information with import-cmpackage cmdlet

                The Import-CMPackage cmdlet does not provide much in the way of verbose output with the -verbose flag. This would be useful to identify what the cmdlet is performing in the background to determine if package already exists with the same name or not.

                Steps attempted:
                $Global:VerbosePreference = "Continue"
                $Global:DebugPreference = "Continue"
                $Global:CMPSDebugLogging = $true

                import-cmpackage -ImportFilePath "\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -Verbose

                Output: Verbose: Performing the operation "Import" on target "Package: ".

                Trace-Command -Name metadata,parameterbinding,cmdlet -Expression {Import-CMPackage -ImportFilePath "\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -WhatIf} -PSHost
                DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND NAMED cmd line args [Import-CMPackage]
                DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND arg [\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip] to parameter [ImportFilePath]
                DEBUG:…

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                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a Copy-CMTaskSequence cmdlet

                  With the console you can create a copy of a task sequence, but there does not appear to be a direct way of doing this via powershell. This would make staging image changes much easier.

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                  • Should support "run as" functionality when executing scripts (Applications, Run Scripts, etc.)

                    SCCM PowerShell scripts running in a corporate environment are hobbled due to the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM context. I have multiple cases where I could create an Application that just runs a PowerShell script but the script needs to run as a domain admin to do what it has to. The new Scripts feature also needs run-as functionality for fire & forget type tasks. Including a run-as facility in SCCM would significantly extend the product's flexibility.

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                    • Run Scripts: Should be able to invoke from Deployment Status Node

                      Run scripts brought a brand new model to handle client troubleshooting, but it can run from collections only.
                      it would have been super useful to be able to run it on a machine\category from the Deployment Status node and then maintain clients with in progress \ unknown \ active \ inactive state.
                      today when we have a list of computers who didn't report their status we need to manually create a collection with these clients to run a scripts and there's not even a built-in way to create a collection from the asset details

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                      • Bug in -Location parameter for Save-CMSoftwareUpdate

                        The -Location parameter for Save-CMSoftwareUpdate doesn't work. It always returns an InvalidArgumentException with the following message:

                        WARNING: File path '<file path>' does not appear to be a valid local or UNC path. Must be in the format of C:\myfile.ext or \\myserver\share\myfile.ext

                        Tried using local and UNC paths both in elevated and non-elevated PowerShell, both 32 and 64 bit instances.

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                          Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • New-CMApplication rejects icons larger than 250x250

                          New-CMApplication rejects icons larger than 250x250 and returns the warning and error below, even though the SCCM console allows icons up to 500x500.
                          WARNING: The maximum size of an icon is 250px X 250px.
                          New-CMApplication : Validation of input parameters failed. Cannot continue.

                          4 votes
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                          • Incorrect Icon Size When Using New-CMApplication and Set-CMApplication

                            When using New-CMApplication or Set-CMApplication with the IconLocationFile parameter and an icon at least 128x128 in size, the application is created with a very small icon. I am not certain if smaller icons are effected.

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                            • New-CMDetectionClauseWindowsInstaller Missing Braces in Product Code

                              When an MSI detection rule is created with New-CMDetectionClauseWindowsInstaller, and applied to a Deployment Type with Set-CMScriptDeploymentType, the product code in the detection rule is missing the braces. This causes the detection rule to fail to detect an application that is actually installed. The application is successfully detected after adding the surrounding braces to the product code in the SCCM console.

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                              • Powershell cmdlet for adding global conditions as requirements

                                We are using PowerShell as a frontend for creating applications. As default we create multiple deployment type, each of them intented to run in certain environemts. These environemts are defined in some custom global conditions.

                                When creating the deployment type we can very easily identify which global contitions shold be set as requirement. But we miss a Powershell cmdlet to automize this task. Instead we rely on the application creator to remember to add these conditions.

                                So far I have found a PS-script that can add one of the build-in conditions, but it fails when trying to add a custom…

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                                • Run Scripts: Need improved monitoring and reporting on script execution

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

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                                      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Save-CMSoftwareUpdate cmdlet crashes PowerShell console

                                      Sometimes, when the cmdlet comes across certain cumulative Office updates, it crashes the whole PowerShell console, which makes it very inconvenient, when this cmdlet is used in scope of a scheduled task. The thing is that in such case, the script just terminates like nothing happened, which requires some advanced wrappers to be built around to alert when such issues occur.

                                      Here's the event that gets logged in the Application log:
                                      Log Name: Application
                                      Source: Application Error
                                      Date: 11/14/2017 7:06:37 PM
                                      Event ID: 1000
                                      Task Category: (100)
                                      Level: Error
                                      Keywords: Classic
                                      User: N/A
                                      Computer: --- cut out ---
                                      Description:
                                      Faulting…

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                                      • Add-CMScriptDeploymentType -AddDetectionClause "OR" functionality

                                        It would be helpful to have the ability to select OR as a Connector Value (which only has 2 states AND, OR) for the AddDetectionClause of Add-CMScriptDeploymentType
                                        The best example of this is when trying to create a ConfigMgr Client Update application. The client has a different GUID depending on whether it is x86 or x64.

                                        Why am I making a separate application deployment for the client upgrade as opposed to the built in one? The built in one will not use the files local to itself and pull the entire content accross the WAN again. So building an application…

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                                        • Run Scripts: A Copied and pasted powershell script from SCCM to Powershell ISE, will not run in the ISE

                                          I tried to edit a PS script in the ISE environment. The script began with a simple variable assignment i.e. $A = get-item... but the script would error : The term 'A$=" is not recognized as the name of cmdlet... Typing the identical line above or below would work. Almost like the copying and paste process used a different character set.

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