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  1. use Reliability Monitor/SystemStabilityIndex in inventory, client health and cmpivot

    System Reliability Monitor is the integrated Windows 10 Troubleshooting tool which is a filter to the eventlog, looking at performance and stability related information
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/technet-magazine/dd362384(v=msdn.10)
    For example you can find out since you installed a driver or app the system gets unstable

    this data should be used in #configmgr client health, inventory and cmpivot

    There is an number, the SystemStabilityIndex

    get-wmiobject Win32_ReliabilityStabilityMetrics -property "SystemStabilityIndex" | select-object -first 1 SystemStabilityIndex

    Based on that we could create collections of good and bad performing machines or query cmpivot

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  2. Enhanced log file management function of site server

    I want you to enhance the function to rotate the following logs.
    Ā· Function to rotate every day and manage generations
    Ā· Function to back up to specified folder

    Path:
    C:\Program File\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs

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  3. Restart SMS Agent Service

    Add in a client notification option to be able to restart the SMS Agent service on a machine.

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  4. Have ccmeval fix a corrupt GPO cache file

    With 8000+ workstations we regularly see a corrupt GPO cache file. This breaks the policy updates, including policies for SCCM (security) updates.
    Detection:
    - Event log
    - gpudate command fails with error
    Remediation:
    - Delete file c:\windows\system32\grouppolicy\machine\registry.pol
    - Run gpudate /force
    - Restart ccmexec service

    6 votes
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  5. Application troubleshooting information

    When we need to troubleshoot application model deployment issues, you need to find, Application CI_Unique_ID, DeploymentType ID's, Deployment ID's and ContentID's.
    There are several different ways to get all these information. But there is no easy way. Either you need to search around in the console, adding new columns, or you need to run the console in debug mode to get those information. Unfortunately, all of these methods are difficult to low-level support agents. So it would be very nice to have a right click option in the console for applications, to get all information that is needed including dp'sā€¦

    2 votes
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  6. Add log file information when opening a log in CMTrace

    It would be great to see a tooltip or option in the cmtrace toolbar to get more details about a log file. For example when opening EPCtrlMgr.log I see a tooltip with the description of the log file "Records information about the syncing of malware threat information from the Endpoint Protection site system role server with the Configuration Manager database."

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  7. Use the Migration Manager account for all Migration-related tasks

    During CM-migration from source to target sites the Migration Manager account is not entirely used. Instead, the machine account of the target site server is used to access objects and source files in the source site, like Images, Boot-Images and Driver Packages. Thus, when migrating cross Domian without AD-Trust, we cannot migrate these objects due to access errors. This is truly annoying. If the Migration Manager account from the source domain would be used consequently, there won't be this problem.

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  8. ignore bad battery when on power supply

    Would like Config Manager to ignore a bad battery if the device is running on Power Supply. Today a lot of things stop working with Config Manager if the device has a bad battery, logfiles says Battery Critical=TRUE

    15 votes
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  9. Addition of Aritificial Intelliegence(AI) feature to SCCM client can be next big thing

    If developers can add AI features to SCCM client, it can be next big thing in Configuration Manager.

    I think with help of AI:
    1) SCCM client can understand nature of connectivity. If laptop is connected to public WiFi or home or customer network, IBCM client installed on that laptop connects to DMZ placed IBCM server only irrespective of whether laptop has VPN tunnel established to corporate network or it has successful DA connection etc.

    2) Can able to figure it out maximum reason of client health issue.

    3) Can able to figure out patch deployment installation failure issue.

    4)ā€¦

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  10. Status Message Viewer should link to the approriate log file

    When viewing a Status Message that says "see log for details" the message shoudl provide some from of link to the correct log file(s).

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  11. How do I troubleshoot Windows Defender Application Guard policy?

    I implemented WDAG via group policy easily.
    Switched to ConfigMgr control of it and I cannot get it to work. Trying to manage the exclusions, etc. I cannot roll back (only on my machine) I deleted the deployment. how can I tell what configmgr is doing on a client regards updating wdag settings, etc?
    the documentation refers to group policy controlled wdag, but the terms are different.
    Anyway, I'm not an idiot, but I don't understand how it's working/not working. I'm sure it's amazing, but I'm missing something.

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  12. CMTrace Toggle in Software Center

    The ability to toggle split pane cmtrace in Software Centre. I like to see whatā€™s going on when Iā€™m patching, the ability to toggle a CMTrace pane showing tabs for the relevant client logs during patching e.g wuhandler.log, updateshandler.log, statemessage.log

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  13. Infrastructure health Dashboard

    I would love to see a infrastructure health dashboard. A go to location for making sure all MPs, SUPs, DBs etc. are healthy, rather than having to go through system statuses in the console. Perhaps have some tiles that show how many endpoints are hitting each MP, SUP as well.

    11 votes
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  14. The 1802 installer is completely broken when attempting to install against an SQL HA configuration with a listener. The installer

    The 1802 installer is broken / bugged when attempting to install fresh to a SQL HA configuration with a listener. The installer will not resolve or parse a named instance into the SQL string even if the pre-req checks are passed. We've tested against 1702 and this works perfectly, so at the moment we are unable to deploy 1802 to our environment at all, because of this bug. This is pretty disappointing as it means we've spent 3 days attempting to work out why this product will not install and has left our new environment without an SCCM platform. Notā€¦

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  15. Document creator/filename of Boot Media in Security -> Certificates

    When creating and managing TaskSequence Media it becomes quite cumbersome to keep an eye on which boot media certificates should be blocked or not.
    In our environment support staff will receive predefined *.iso images for OS Deployment to make sure they fit our standards and are tested against. While they have an exipiration date sometimes we want to revoke certain boot medias as they contain debug or testing stages. Currently the only way to manage this is to write down the Certificate GUID upon boot media creation.

    Documenting the username that created the bootmedia or filename for an ISO toā€¦

    11 votes
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  16. Fix typos in the product

    I figured it was time to have a UserVoice item that gathers together all the known misspellings throughout the product. Add your own to the list below making sure to note the version of Configuration Manager. Be sure to indicate where in the console or what log.

    [CB 1702][ruleengine.log] Deadlock detected, not retry since there is 1 open transaction(s)

    [CB 1702] [Package Manager Status Message] Package Transfer Manager is currently sending software distribution package ### to distribution point server ### (Education|Business) percent of the sending has already completed.

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  17. Cancel or delete client operation permissions

    Cancelling or deleting a client operation under Monitoring > Client Operations can only be enabled if the Security Role has security scope set to the All Systems collection. There should be a security permission to enable the ability to cancel or delete client operations instead of adding all systems collection security scope to a role.

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  18. Support logging to a central database

    For large environments the ability to log to a central database. this would collective provide a central location for all server logs (DPs, MPs, ect..) deployments with a high server count (500 DPs), if\when there is a issue, the logs role over very quickly and the chance at catching the issue is not likely

    8 votes
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  19. Enable/Disable verbose or debug logging from built-in powershell cmdlet

    There should be a built-in PowerShell Cmdlet to disable/enable verbose,debug,sql...etc. logging options instead changing Registry keys.

    26 votes
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  20. Software Center stand alone App

    Make Software Center available (as an App?) so that you can see exactly what is in Software Center for a remote machine. You launch the app on your technician PC, supply the machine name and user name and the Software Center shows up on the technician PC with exactly what the user sees. This would be very valuable for level 2 and service desk people to help users.

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