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  1. Multiple SCCM site backups prior to upgrade

    The new way to upgrade SCCM is great. However in order to have a restore point if the upgrade fails, we are currently running indipendent backups on CAS and our 3 Primaries. If we ever would need to rollback, we are not sure to be able to restore the infra from the backups we have taken, because they are not synchronized (each one run at his own speed). It would be great if there would be a task that would take a backup / snapshot of the full CAS and PRI (something like an SCCM backup for all sites thatā€¦

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    • SQL Native Client

      The Components which were installed during the SCCM Setup should be updated during the Current Branch process if it's an necessary feature for the Environment.

      For Example the SQL Native Client. The most Companies got an separated SQL Team and got an Problem of responsibility during the Upgrade process.

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      • Management Point Health Alert

        When adding an MP, the box "Generate alert when MP is not health" is never checked by default. Should be checked by default, and why is this even an option? I don't see a scenario where an Admin wouldn't want to know the MP isn't health.

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        • Support removing IIS server header with all SCCM site system servers

          Please support removing IIS server header with all SCCM site system servers for better security.

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          • Allow more than 1 passive in a primary site

            Allow more than 1 passive in a primary site

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            • Windows 10 ADK Timeline parity with SCCM Build Releases to Support 30 Month Fall Release Support Cycle

              It would appear at a high level that adjustments were not made to coordinate support timelines across the architecture of components for SCCM, Example, while extending Windows 10 1709 Ent. support to 30 months, I would expect the ADK to be supported with the Configuration Manager release 1810, (1903, 1909, etc.) to maintain parity with bug fixes.

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              • FQDN everywhere

                Please stop using NetBIOS names, let's use FQDN everywhere - assets, reports, queries, deployments etc. It is a true challenge to use SCCM with dozens domains of customers :)

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                • Preserve status of Extraction Views on Upgrade

                  In our environment, we have a connector set up to bring SCCM data into and System Center Service Manager (SCSM). This requires having SCCM's Extraction Views enabled as described here
                  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2874780/the-service-manager-connector-to-configuration-manager-does-not-transf
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                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh949655.aspx

                  It appears this is not preserved during SCCM upgrades and has caused problems with SCSM not accurately retrieving certain inventory data from SCCM.

                  SCCM Current Branch upgrades should check the status of the Extraction Views, and preserve that status across upgrades. Currently, we have to run the spExtEnableDeleteDetection stored procedure described in the article following an SCCM upgrade to re-enable these views.

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                  • Allow easier move to Site Server HA

                    Too much manual work, and juggling of steps... setup of content library, move providers, move SQL, move roles remote. If I'd like to just move machines to a newer OS, or a new machine name... give me the easiest way possible to move the switch.

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                    • Allow Site server HA e2e on a maximum of 2 machines

                      HA should always be able to run on a maximum of 2 machines. This includes all remote roles, as well as provider, as well as reporting, as well as SQL (including AO). Don't require any roles to be remote from the 2 machines.

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                      • Support Active/Active mode with Site Server High Availability

                        Now that Site Server HA is supported in 1806 (primaries) / 1810 (hierarchies)ā€¦ it is only Active/Passive. Add capabilities for Active/Active.

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                        • Speed up SCCM CB servicing Update (for small SCCM CB hotfixes)

                          Hi, I donĀ“t know why a small Hotfix, for example the PXE Bug in SCCM CB 1806 (KB4471892), which only change the sccmpxe.exe file, need a complete SCCM CB update cycle.
                          We manage 120.000 clients in a SCCM hierarchy (1 CAS / 3 PRI / 15MPs / 6SUPs / 350 DPs / 3 CMGs / 6 CloudDPs /... ). A SCCM CB Update + UpdateRollup is just possible on a update weekend. When we need also a hotfix on top, we run out of time.
                          The Update Step "INFO: Executing spDRSRegenerateAllDrsSprocsAndFuncs" takes up to 3 hours on each CAS/Pri Siteā€¦

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                          • Configuring SQL Server Service Broker logging inprovments

                            During platform updates this step takes forever and CMUUPDATE.LOG shows no movement. Large DB's could use a little EU graphic or indication of progress on the back end.

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                            • Expand use rights associated with the SQL technology provided with System Center Configuration Manager

                              As noted in the licensing FAQ (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/product-and-licensing-faq) and more specifically in the comments (https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/SCCMdocs/issues/464) the SQL Server license included with ConfigMgr does not allow hosting databases for solutions commonly integrated with ConfigMgr.

                              This is a request to include rights to use relevant Microsoft / 1st party products (MDT, MBAM, PowerBI integrated with ConfigMgr) and 3rd party solutions which have the exclusive purpose of maintaining a healthy ConfigMgr environment (CMMonitor / Ola Hallagren's SQL Server Maintenance Solution, Anders Rodland's ConfigMgr Client Health solution, etc.) in the SQL usage rights that are included with ConfigMgr.

                              Microsoft solutions whichā€¦

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                              • Add preflight checks and improve documentation for the ā€œModify SQL Server configurationā€ option

                                1.) When running the SCCM Setup Wizard and choosing ā€œModify SQL Server configurationā€ there does not appear to be an adequate preflight check to ensure Config Manager is running with full administrative rights to A) operating systems, B) SQL instances and C) Config Manager itself. These permissions are (obviously) critical to a SQL configuration change. In enterprise environments, setup.exe should be reaching out to check rights to all the things it needs to modify (file system, registry, certificates, etc.) before it executes the changes. Partial modification of the configuration has catastrophic results.

                                2.) Execution of the SQL configuration change doesā€¦

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                                • Make siteserver move easier.

                                  Now with Site Server HA, I can move to a new Server OS... but moving all the roles (SQL, DPs, Content) is tedious. Can we make it easier to move it all at once. (Panu's request)

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                                  • Support for SQL always-on multi-subnet failover

                                    Recently, we tried to deploy SCCM DR solution using SQL AlwaysOn in different Geo locations (multi-subnet), however setup was failing. The Microsoft documentation was not clear for enough. After talking directly with the Microsoft engineer, he confirmed that SQL AlwaysOn in multi-subnet environment is not supported with SCCM (v1802 at that time). Considering this, itā€™s pretty useless to have SQL AlwaysOn on the same subnet as main purpose of having a cluster is to design a solution for a DR situation.

                                    Can you please confirm if Microsoft is working on AlwaysOn with multi-subnet/multi-site support for SCCM? When this feature willā€¦

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                                      • Make SQL broker port in use detection part of pre-req itself

                                        The setup fails to configure SQL Broker during the setup and it is such a pain to cleanup everything after that. SQL broker port in use detection ( in case we install 2nd site in the hierarchy) should be part of pre-req itself. we manually specify the broker port in setup wizard and thus we should have a pre-req check in before we begin the actual setup process.

                                        Setup fails with below error as we don't do it at the moment.

                                        ConfigMgrSetupWizard Verbose: 1 : Received error [Setup failed to configure SQL Service Broker. Possible Cause: Each Configuration Manager siteā€¦

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                                        • Manage access accounts globally for the remote content library feature to work - 1806

                                          With the new feature of having a remote content library for the primary site (a prerequisite for HA ability), there is an issue with the access permissions set on the remote content library.

                                          During the process of adding a new application/package/driver/bootimage/etc, configmgr creates all the necessary files and folders in its own content library, however on one particular file structure for each package, it takes off inheritance of permissions and adds only the storage servers: 'users' and 'administrators' group.

                                          This causes issues when the storage is hosted remotely and the primary site computer account is not a member of theā€¦

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