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  1. Synchronize additional tables with the Data Warehouse Service point

    In the 1612 technical preview, the Data Warehouse Service point was introduced, and at that time it included the ability to specify additional tables for synchronization. This capability is outlined in the release notes (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1612).

    The latest release of ConfigMgr (1710 as of this posting) does not include this capability.

    Re-introducing this capability would expand the use cases for the Data Warehouse Service point. Many customers have custom hardware inventory classes that are not included by default with the existing feature. There are also native tables, such as task sequence execution status, that would be helpful for trend…

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    • Improved Auditing to Status Message when modifiying Status Message Filter Rules

      Currently when disabling/modifying the Auditing Status Message filter rules such as "Write audit messages to the site database and specify the period after which the user can delete the messages.", a very generic message is posted to the Status Message log which is the exact same message for any change to any of the Status Message Filter Rules.

      It would be more useful, especially "Audit" related filter rule changes, that the specific filter rule changed is specified in the status message, and a not just a generic message.

      This will help better in monitoring a auditing hole where, in theory,…

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      • After upgrade to 1710, database replication status has unknown status icon

        Hi Team,

        Today I have identified with three different customers with 1710 upgrade has some unknown icon status in database replication monitored item tab for Parent site and Child site.

        Can you look into the issue.

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        • When running the "Modify site database configuration" option, do a sql server collation test

          When running the "Modify site database configuration" option, do a sql server collation test to the remote SQL servers . We had the case that we overlooked the CP1_CI_AS requirements as the DB admin just configured CI_AS. When not the right Server Collation Instance , just stop the migration

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          • Allow Slash (/) Character in Organizational Units for Group Discovery

            When Group Discovery for the whole Domain is activated and there are Organizational Units containing the Slash Character in the Name, you get "failed to bind to Container" Errors in SCCM.

            As long a Slash is an allowed character in LDAP, SCCM should be able to process these OUs correctly.

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            • Upgrade SCCM directly to rollup version

              Be able to upgrade SCCM directly to a rollup version or hotfix versions. Not everyone upgrades SCCM the moment a new version is released and by the time we have tested and are ready to upgrade there is often a rollup or hotfix available. Due to change management procedures, we are forced to upgrade to a version that has potential known issues before we can start a new change process to upgrade again to the update version. Being able to upgrade direct to the rollups would prevent installing a broken version for weeks prior to upgrading again.

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              • Add support for Disaster Recovery into SCCM

                SCCM should have built-in functionality for the setup, automation and triggering of a disaster recovery solution. Typically this would involve additional servers operating at a different physical location with replication of data between the active site and the DR site. Upon a DR event, you would transfer or seize functionality at the DR site to transfer control to the DR server(s). SQL Server has multiple DR tools available (mirroring, failover clustering, transaction replication, log shipping, etc.) so there is no need to reinvent that wheel, but SCCM should give similar functionality.

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                • "Scale-Out" Primary Server

                  It would be really great if there was an easy way to decouple components that run on one large Primary Site Server and transfer them on to a number of smaller machines and be able to migrate those roles across machines quickly (similarly to how this is done in SCOM with Management Servers and Resource Pools). That would allow the following:
                  1. Simplify Maintenance - currently, every time we need to patch SCCM Primary Site Server, we need to agree upon the outage window with all the teams that rely on SCCM. If we could move the workload, we'd be…

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                  • Auto Updates and Servicing for TP version

                    It would be great if there is an option just for Technical Preview version to automatically install the new TP version when available. I could grab my coffee in the morning of new release date and get a smile on face when I see a new TP version directly installed and ready for testing. :-)

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                    • Allow unicode passwords in ConfigMgr

                      With Windows OS you can use unicode characters in passwords. Unfortunately, ConfigMgr doesn't support unicode passwords. If you have unicode characters in your password, ConfigMgr shows a message that password is not correct.

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                      • Add Database Checking to pre-req check

                        It would be great if functionality were added to the pre-req check to include an option to do some of the features of the testdbupgrade option of setup. For example, adding an option to check for foreign key constraint issues or other problems that would prevent an upgrade would be a great addition and would prevent issues where the upgrade fails in the middle of the DB upgrade portion of setup.

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                        • Add Support for MSA/gMSA for Standard Roles

                          I would like the ability to assign managed service accounts or group managed service accounts to the standard roles for SCCM (i.e. Network Access Account, Domain Join account, Client Push account, etc.) so that those accounts can be secured without the need for knowing or managing the password.

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                          • Do not allow "SMS" as Site Code Name

                            I found some customers which has "SMS" as name of SCCM site. This make a lot of problems with normal management. This name should also be make as do not allowed (wizard blocks also other names). And if already named, it should allow one time change.

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                              We do document this, and this has been the case since at least SMS 2003.

                              See:
                              https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/279868/reserved-site-code-names-in-sms-2003-and-configuration-manager
                              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/install/prepare-to-install-sites

                              I’ve also confirmed that Setup disallows you from using the several “reserved” site code names and has done so since at least 2012 SP2.

                              Was unattended setup used? That’s the only way I can think of that may have bypassed this validation.

                            • Integrate an Distribution Sender Interpreter

                              Please integrate an Log Interpreter for easier Log Control
                              Such as http://www.danrichings.com/?page_id=12 for Sender Log.

                              This makes the Life for Package Distribution and Server Control easier in an Enterprise Enviroment.

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                              • Have templates for Windows Server Roles that Site Systems use when deploying

                                When installing site systems like SUP I want to have specified an template for how Windows Server should be configured like IIS, WSUS Application Pool etc. in addition to installing the WinSrv Roles. This can bed slightly different from customer to customer and would make it easier for them to deploy new Site Systems with a consistency. Stability would go up and troubleshooting would be easier. Thinking about all Site System roles, not only SUP.

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                                • Make it easier to use HTTPS DP as a pull DP source

                                  It should be much easier to use HTTPS DP as a pull DP source. Now you need to have a special script to define HTTPS DP as source (= complicated) and pull DP needs to have a ConfigMgr client (= licensing issue). I see increasing number of customers who want to use HTTPS in all their internal IIS servers, including ConfigMgr.

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                                  • Allow clients under branch offices to get proxy MP information from assigned secondary site

                                    By default (that am seeing) , clients under branch offices will not get proxy management info unless you add the boundaries of branches into boundary group with mp defined .
                                    Lets take ex: I have lot of branch offices in location that has secondary site with MP,DP,SUP (a.ak. proxy MP) .So when i create boundary group for these branch office boundaries ,i do not specific the MP info in site system tab ,because i do not want my branch office clients to download the content from sec site which is DP and also MP. In this case ,i have not…

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                                    • DB gets into single user mode

                                      Where certain database settings got changed on ConfigMgr database.
                                      We should have a bug to have a prereq check to give error that ConfigMgr admin to validate the database settings before upgrade.

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                                      • multisubnetfailoer

                                        Allow Configuration Manager to support the site DB with multisubnetfailover option enabled.

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                                        • support reporting services in an always on configuration

                                          Support SSRS with a DB that is in an Always on AG

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