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  1. 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 which…

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      • Add preflight checks and improve documentation for the “Modify SQL Server configuration” option

        1.) When running the SCCM Setup Wizard and choosing “Modify SQL Server configuration” 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 does…

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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, it’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 will…

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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 site…

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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 the…

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                  • Reduce the amount of time needed perform a CM upgrade

                    For most companies, Configuration Manager is becoming a mission critical service the requires less and less downtime. Upgrading large environments/DBs can take up to 5 hours for the CAS, and 4-5 hours for primary sites. Also, most customers want to get the latest hotfixes installed right after performing an upgrade. In some cases, the hotfixes take just a long to complete as the original upgrade. Overall, this can require long outages (sometimes 2 days) to get current.

                    Potential Solutions:

                    1. The ability to upgrade directly to the latest hotfix as noted here:
                    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/33166225-upgrade-sccm-directly-to-rollup-version

                    2. Reduce the time needed to regenerate…

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                    • to uninstall secondary database server role

                      how to remove secondary Database role in sccm console

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                      • check performance gains for specific compatibility levels when servicing sccm

                        When servicing SCCM (for example from 1802 to 1806) the compatibility level was changed from 110 to 130. The compatibility level was set to 110 specific because of major performance issues with level 130.
                        With the compatibility level being reset the update from 1802 to 1806 is already running for 43 hours and still not completed (CE level is already changed back to 110). Why not running a few SQL query's, based on this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3196320/sql-query-times-out-or-console-slow-on-certain-configuration-manager-d to check performance for each possible level. Then based on the results, change the compatibility level? If we have this kind of performance issue…

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                        • Disconnected Secondary Site

                          This would allow a Secondary Site to operate disconnected from the hierarchy for a set amount of time. During this disconnected state the Primary above it would not try to reach out to the Secondary (and vice versa) but would wait (similar to a prestage DP) for the interval specified before trying. Also the Secondary while disconnected would process its client information similar to a Primary and optimize the replication data so that when the connection was re-established there wouldn't be a huge backlog. This would allow hierarchies with devices that have limited or no connectivity for extended periods at…

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                          • Distribution point configuration status - reset alerts

                            When looking at the status of my DPs in Distribution point configuration status there is a yellow alert that won't go away due to some error that occurred during dp migration, there is no package ID associated with it so I am unable to use any sql tricks or tools to make it go away. I suggest making an option via gui to "clear alerts" like I can do via Site status. please add this feature

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                            • Pre-Req Checks

                              Perform permission checks on key locations where sccm will be setup. We had a problem experienced a few years ago where we had a "hash mismatch" error b/c the account I was using to perform the upgrade did not have permission to the install directory.

                              https://sccmf12twice.com/2017/02/sccm-2012-r2-sp1-failed-upgrade/

                              this problem is still possible in CB

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                              • Non Matching Custom Port DP Sharing/Migration Support

                                Would like to see the product support moving from a 2012 hierarchy which is using custom ports for client communication and IIS bindings, into a CB hierarchy that is using default ports. My understanding is that both environments need to match exactly from a port perspective and we have over 400 remote DP's that will need to be removed manually from SCCM 2012, reimaged and then redeployed as remote DP in CB all over slow links. We have no internet connectivity options for a cloud DP scenario in these location (like China). This will significantly delay our migration globally to…

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                                • Allow install of State Migration Point role on client operating systems like Distribution Points

                                  It would be convenient if we could use PCs with client Windows OS (eg. Windows 7 or later) as User State Migration Points to backup and restore user data via USMT on remote locations, like we already do with Distribution Points. Given that, more or less this would imply the creation and management of a "simple" network share on the client, it could be relatively easy to implement and at the same time relieve us from the burden of using scripts etc. to configure and use USMT manually in our TSs.

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                                  • MVP-Current Logged User History and Date/Time

                                    With the addition of the current logged user on 1806, it would be good to have a history of log on/log off and the date/time sccm identified it. similar with the inventory history.

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                                    • Allow Preferred MPs with IBCM and CMG

                                      Not sure which category to put this in BUT I've come across a requirement to have both IBCM and CMG in place, at least temporarily anyway. It would be very helpful if we could use some kind of MP affinity or preferred MP between the IBCM MP and the CMG MP. Obviously the boundaries are ignored as this is internet based. A reg key change (or something even better) would suffice.

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                                      • Boundary Subnets this should show the boundary range or the size ie /23 or /24 etcy

                                        Boundary display should show the boundary range or the size ie /23 or /24 etc. Or the subnet mask that was entered

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                                        • Hotfix Rollback Option for the Microsoft SCCM CB Hotfixes Releases

                                          Hello: Microsoft release monthly updates for Microsoft SCCM Current Branch and sometime hotfixes. The hotfix rollback installation for Microsoft SCCM is not straight forward because Microsoft SCCM CB hotfixes installation has own process and procedures which executed in the backend. So it better to have an option provided to rollback the Hotfix.. Ex: KB4339794....

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