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  1. Remote connection ability in Support Center One Trace

    Please include the functionality of Remote Connection in One Trace,
    In Enterprise support, most situations are that you need to read log files from remote clients.
    I understand that it can be a workload on the WAN link, but that is up to the admin's to decide in their own environment.

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  2. Allow the Windows "Setup" EventLog to be queried with CMPivot

    Today it appears that the Windows Setup Eventlog is unable to be queried with CMPivot. This is the Log that shows which MS Updates have been installed and lists their status (ie..pending reboot, installed successfully, Failed install..etc)

    I'm using SCCM Current Branch 2006 today which is supposedly using the WinEvent() method to pull messages from Event Logs on remote machines but all attempts to pull the "setup" Log never return any data that I know is there.

    Perhaps this is possible today but I have been unable to find any documentation or example online how to pull the Events fromā€¦

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  3. Allow a list of user entered Windows Services to be queried at once with CMPivot

    Today it appears that only 2 Windows Services can be entered into a CMPivot query and have it return results. I would like to be able to enter a whole list of Services (up to 25-50) at once and have it return results.

    Perhaps it can do this now but I am unable to find any documentation on how this query is written. As soon as I add more than 2 services it returns "unable to parse query" message

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  4. OneTrace log viewer: Monospaced fon like Courier New or Consola

    All the free "tail" tools use a monospaced font like Courier New or Consola. It is mandatory from my point of view to display correctly "tabulated" info.
    At the same time, an option should prevent removing leading spaces (same reason: get columns that look like columns)

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  5. Add More Kusto commands to CMPivot

    Would like to see more Kusto language operators in CMPivot:

    Arithmetic between datetime:

    OperatingSystem | Project Device, LastBootUpTime, Uptime = now() - LastBootUpTime

    extract() to be able to do regex matches for data:

    FileContent('C:\Windows\smscfg.ini')
    | where Content startswith 'Sms Unique Identifier='
    | project Device, SMSID=extract(/\w{8}-\w{4}-\w{4}-\w{4}-\w{12}, 1, Content)

    Or

    FileContent('C:\Windows\smscfg.ini')
    | where Content startswith 'Sms Unique Identifier='
    | project Device, SMSID=extract("Sms Unique Identifier=GUID:([A-Z0-9-]+), 1, Content)

    How about the in and !in operator to reduce code for repetitive searches:

    EventLog('Application')
    | where EventID !in ("257","258","4098")

    Or how about the extend operator.

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  6. distribution point job queue manager updates

    distribution point job queue manager needs to be updated to be useful. Need the ability to select the DP from Distribution Info tab and then be able to RUN or move up the jobs from there. Making it go over to the full jobs is a waste of time. At the moment we have iver 100,000 jobs and the tool is not able to refresh and handle that many items there.

    OR
    Provide the steps that it takes to move those up or to running and I can do that within SQL.. Which is just fine with me.

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  7. Toast Notifications for Announcements

    Would love to be able to send out custom toast Notifications for things like service announcements. That way we can quickly communicate with our customers during outages and other downtimes.

    Ben Whitmore has a good starting point, but it's a bit clunky to implement.

    6 votes
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  8. Add option to CMPivot to return Folder and Registry paths/keys to results.

    I was writing a CMPivot query today to read the ConfigMgr execution history from the client registry. I couldn't figure out how to return the registry key name. In my use case, the registry key name IS the value that I need to return so I can match the package id with the history.

    Registry('HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Mobile Client\Software Distribution\Execution History\System*')
    Registry('HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Mobile Client\Software Distribution\Execution History\System**')

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  9. Suspending Bit Locker

    When using Right Click Tools to restart a collection, it would be nice to have an option to suspend Bit Locker during the restart.

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  10. Install MECM Support Center alongside client by default

    I have no metrics to back this up, yet I feel Support Center is under utilized as it has to be installed separately and manually from the MECM client.

    Could you give us one or more of the following options?
    1) Add an checkbox in the client install settings area to have Support Center install after the MECM client is installed.
    2) Have Support Center install by default like the MECM client
    3) Make installing Support Center an option in the Add dropdown under a Tools folder, in the TS editor.

    15 votes
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    Great ideas.

    We don’t package Support Center with the client at this time because it would add 15MB or so to the MSI package, and we’re trying to avoid bloating it as much as possible.

    That being said, there’s certainly no reason we can’t have other solutions in place to make it easier to get Support Center onto client machines or to otherwise opt-in to having it distribute with clients.

    We will look into ways to improve this in the future.

  11. A search option should be included within the DP Job Manager Tool . So that we can easily search either by a package Id or through DP name.

    A search option should be included within the DP Job Manager Tool . So that we can easily search either by a package Id or through DP name.

    A search option should be included within the DP Job Manager Tool . So that we can easily search either by a package Id or through DP name.

    So if the DP Job Queue is too high , we can easily able to expedite the package distribution by searching with package Id or if we want to expedite distribution for a particular DP then we can put the DP name in theā€¦

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  12. Primary site server content library cleanup tool

    Create a tool to scan the Content library on DP co-located on the Primary Site server to remove references to a Package ID that no longer exists.

    35 votes
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  13. Make the Operations Manager Management Pack for Config Manager Upgradeable

    Operations Manager Managemen Packs are usually not upgradeable, because the Devs are doing breaking changes in almost every Version of the Management Pack.

    The Update Procedure will be: Removing all MPs & all Overrides, then reimporting all MPs and Overrides again.

    Please make the MP upgradeable!

    3 votes
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  14. Rename CMPivot

    CMPivot should be renamed/re-branded to something more aligned with customer needs...something like "CM Instant Query" I find a lot of customers skim right over the CMPivot selection because it looks like it could break something or its not useful and alot of them aren't aware of it potential. Its probably one, if not the best, arsenal for a desktop support team to use.

    11 votes
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  15. Wake On LAN for re-occuring deployments

    Here I think the title pretty much speaks for itself.
    I set my OS upgrades within a maintenance windows at night (9pm - 5am) but I am always faced with the problem of having some clients turned off and not being able to update.

    It would be ideal if the Wake On LAN tool already in place could be used to more extent than just waking up computers when the deadline is reached in a deployment.

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  16. CMPIvot support in Central Server, in a Cross Forest environment

    Had a Consultation ticket opened with MS Premier [Ticket #:17659929] asking assistance to enable CMPivot in Central Site Server.

    Had the response that this feature is not supported/tested in a Cross Forest environment.

    Can you please consider this as a feature improvment?

    6 votes
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  17. Support Center Log Viewer - Select text within log entry

    Hi,
    in Log Viewer, there's no way to select a specific section of text. only options are to copy the entire line. in CMTrace32, it showed the entire entry in the bottom pane and I could select a portion of the entry, such as the IP address found '10.x.x.x'

    Could that be added to a future release?
    Great tool set.

    Thanks.

    Will

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  18. Include an option to install OneTrace as part of the ConfigMgr Client install.

    Current Config Manager client install includes an option to deploy CMTrace along side the client. Please include an option to deploy OneTrace as well\instead.

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  19. Colorize CMLogViewer lines

    Similar to CMTrace, it would be nice if error lines showed up with a red background. It would be so much easier to find them, then.

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  20. sccm devices

    SCCM, instead of, after clicking devices the interacting user has to "wait for it... wait for it...." like they do with Internet Explorer to finish everything in the foreground process (at least that is how it seems). Assuming this could be spawned in the background, so the "clicker of Devices" doesn't have to wait and can type while the data is collected in the background. This would at least help make the user feel like they weren't wasting time just sitting there waiting...

    THIS is the BIGGEST issue with recent Microsoft products, from Vista-on. Or from a very old versionā€¦

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