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  1. Use different Service Window Type for Site upgrades to enable better SCOM integration

    Business hours configured in the SCCM client and the service window for site updates are defined in the CCM_ServiceWindow Class using the same type. If they had a different type, SCOM could use the information to put the servers in Maintenance Mode automatically. That shouldn't happen when business hours are over, so SCOM cannot differ between one or the other.

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  2. Ability to trigger reboots through the client WMI SDK

    We need a way to use PowerShell (script) to trigger a Reboot using the Software Center Dialogs. This way we can trigger a reboot at the end of an install which will leverage the CM built-in notifications.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/deploy/device-restart-notifications

    Currently, if you have a deployment that triggers a pending reboot, the machine with NOT actually reboot after the install, but instead waits for the deadline. Or if the Deployment had no deadline, the machine will never actually reboot.

    We need a way to have CM trigger a reboot that we can call in a script, so at the end of an…

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  3. Enable to Automate Site Recovery

    For Upgrade there's a PS cmdlet but for Site Recovery there's none. Neither a wmi method nor a sql sp afaik.
    Please enable automation of Site recovery especially since for secondaries that is the supported way to deploy a hotfix.

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  4. Create a Standard (Non-Premium) Power Platform Connector for the ConfigMgr Admin Service

    I would love for companies to take advantage of the Power Platform (Power Apps and Power Automate specifically) to bring #ITwithoutBorders to the Microsoft Endpoint Management platform. There are currently "two" issues with this:

    1) Since no connector has been created, any of the endpoints and entity sets you want to exposed have to be defined manually, which could be challenging for the citizen developer.

    2) Premium connectors (which include the custom connectors) are cost-prohibitive. At $10/app/user/month (or $40/user/month) I don't see this making it past a budget meeting.

    If a standard connector was made, it would open up opportunities…

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  5. Group views into folder in SSMS

    Group views into folder in SSMS

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  6. Add PowerShell Cmdlets for Creating, Updating and Removing Custom DDR Information

    There are many use cases for using Custom Data Discovery Records (DDR) to help drive automated workflows and categorization of systems for collection queries, etc.

    While we can do this automatically from Active Directory thru discovery, we don't have a similar mechanism for workgroup or AAD systems.

    Having the ability to Import/Update as well as Remove custom DDR data programmatically enables more complex workflows an integration points to retrieve data out of external IT Service Management solutions to drive business processes while avoiding the use of Direct Collection Memberships.

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  7. Add support to extend more areas of the console

    It would be nice to be able to extend the details tabs of for example the devices. What i would like to accomplish is a upgrade resistant way of having https://sccm-zone.com/extend-the-sccm-console-to-show-collection-membership-using-console-builder-c6db52b408d8. It could be added by default but it would be more useful if the console was able to merge any xml ontop of the original ones.

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  8. Ability to disable alerts on 3rd party products like TrueSight Operations Management

    The ability to disable MOM/SCOM alerting during deployments is nice but having the ability to disable alerting on 3rd party products (like TrueSight Operations Management) would be extremely helpful.

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  9. Need SMS Provider class for collection rules

    Currently it is not possible to efficiently query for properties of a collection membership rule. In the SDK the membership rules are a lazy property of the collection and must be retrieved one at a time before they can be tested. This iteration is impossibly slow and inefficient. If there was a SMS_CollectionRule WMI class then one could use a join query to search for Collections based on rule properties. In a real world situation, this would enable tools to quickly select a collection and find which collections it is a member of. This is really needed where collections are…

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  10. WMI class for_CollectionRule

    Currently it is not possible to efficiently query for properties of a collection membership rule. In the SDK the membership rules are a lazy property of the collection and must be retrieved one at a time before they can be tested. This iteration is impossibly slow and inefficient. If there was a SMS_CollectionRule WMI class then one could use a join query to search for Collections based on rule properties. In a real world situation, this would enable tools to quickly select a collection and find which collections it is a member of. This is really needed where collections are…

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  11. Add WSUS Catalog #s to a Supported SQL View.

    With the SQL view vSMSSUPSyncStatus, there is a column SyncCatalogVersion. This column allows you to see what version of the WSUS (pronounced “W” “SUS”) catalog is available at each software update point (SUP). When troubleshooting CMCB environment with two or more SUP it is import to know what catalog is at each SUP server. The vSMSSUPSyncStatus has many more details available to it as compared to any of the existing SUP SQL views.
    So why is this information important? Knowing Catalog version #, sync date, sync status, etc. helps when troubleshooting SUP issues. This also allows for a…

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  12. Grant Select to smsschm_users on all SQL Synonym

    When CMCB or even CM12 creates an Inventory class, it also creates a SQL Synonym too. These SQL Synonyms, are basically the same as the SQL Views, with one key difference, they don’t have the permission set to allow for smsschm_users “select” access on them. This means that low rights users will receive an error when uses.

    So what is this important? This is a great question, and the reason is that the behavior when importing sms_def.mof changes between CM07, CM12, and CMCB. The SQL Synonyms is named exactly what is created in older versions of CM. So When creating…

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  13. Graphical Overhaul for end user facing elements.

    Make every user facing graphical element of SCCM extensible so that modern GUI Frameworks can be leveraged to improve the user experience SCCM should look like slack or Microsoft teams or any other beautiful GUI that is presented on Modern desktops

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  14. CM Messaging SDK Documentation shouldn't be a .chm help file AND...

    The docs that exist for the CM Messaging (note, the messaging SDK is not a part of the larger CM SDK docs here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh442686(v=cmsdk.16).aspx) is currently a .chm Help file, which is lovably nostalgic.

    However it doesn't do justice to the power of the SDK. For instance, Discovery and hardware inventory are barely covered in the SDK docs. I'm troubleshooting an issue now with the Messaging SDK in which a fake CM Client appears with Windows 6.2 NT Workstation, even though it is a fully patched Win10 machine. Weird stuff.

    Anyway, it would be great if the docs were…

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  15. Standardize package properties between SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects

    SMSTaskSequenceRunCommandLineAction uses PackageID
    SMSTaskSequenceInstallApplicationAction uses AppInfo (and ApplicationName?)
    SMSTaskSequenceApplyDriverPackageAction uses DriverPackageID
    SMSTaskSequenceApplyOperatingSystemAction uses ImagePackageID
    SMSTaskSequenceUpgradeOperatingSystemAction uses InstallPackageID

    While they are different objects and they do different things, shouldn't this be standardized across classes that can have content dependencies in a TS? This makes the data coming out of Get-CMTaskSequenceStep difficult to work with, as you have to keep a rolling library of properties to check for Package ID's.

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  16. Add a 'Dependency' Boolean property to SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects.

    Add a 'Dependency' Boolean property to the SMSTaskSequence* SMSProviderObjects that will settle whether or not any given step has resolved its content dependency. When you move Task Sequences between sites these dependencies aren't resolved and Task Sequence steps will reference content from your old site. This makes it hard to perform any kind of automated correction without writing very inefficient code.

    It doesn't have to be named 'Dependency' but Task Sequence SMSProviderObject that can have content dependency should also be able to tell you whether or not it's successfully resolved (mapped is maybe a better word? I don't…

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  17. Provide information on syntax errors for WQL queries

    If you attempt to write a WQL query that has a syntax error, then try to save it, you get a very vague "syntax error" message from SCCM.

    Please provide at least some information on WHY the syntax was flagged.

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  18. Log to ETW

    It would be handy if SCCM Agent (as well as the SCCM Server components) could send logs to ETW (instead or in addition to the files under C:\Windows\CCM\Logs) folder. That would allow us to redirect the events to a central location and analyze with event analysis tools, (i.e. OMS Log Analytics, Message Analyzer, etc.).

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  19. Custom Key Value pair for all objects

    Add the capability of creating any number of custom key value pair instances with a unique property to differentiate between vendors / identities. For instance, let us be able to create instances in a class like SMS_ObjectCustomFields or something and associate them with an object, for instance Packages. This would for instance provide us with a "labeling" or categorization capability for objects like Packages, Configuration Items etc.
    Some requirements:
    - Unique identifier per identity / vendor
    - Maximum character length for Value property, 1024
    - Being able to associate the Key/Value pair with an object
    - Key property cannot be…

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  20. Preserve ISVData field while copy/pasting Task Sequences in SCCM Console

    One SCCM extension uses SMSTaskSequencePackage.ISVData to hold information about additional object properties. If an admin makes a copy of task sequence in Admin Console, the value of the SMSTaskSequencePackage.ISVData gets ("Right-click Menu -> Copy"). The ISVData field value is empty in the copy.

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