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  1. configuration manager returned a large number of results - UI request

    This is really a pet peeve but bear with me. When I want to search Devices within Assets and Compliance section of the Admin console, a message appears that says "Configuration manager returned a large number of results. You can narrow your results by using search. Or, click here to view a maximum of 100000 results." The functionality of this is great, however the placement of it is EXACTLY where the search box was right before it appeared. More times than not, I'll try to click in the search box and end up clicking on this message instead and theā€¦

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  2. Option to pre-download content to client cache for 'Available' deployments

    As we know, 'Required' deployments download content to client cache as soon as possible assuming content is available and req's are met. A common scenario is setting a deadline off in the future which essentially stages or pre-downloads the content to the client cache so it's available as soon as the user hits install, or the deadline is reached.

    We'd like an option, per deployment, to pre-download content in a similar fashion for 'Available' deployments.

    Understood that available deployments may never get executed, but there are several scenarios (poorly connected, remote offices w/no DP) where this would be extremely desirable.ā€¦

    211 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Hi. I’m updating to status=complete for our 1706 release – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/07/28/now-available-update-1706-for-system-center-configuration-manager/

    Improvements for this scenario for Task Sequence/OS Deployments and OS Upgrade Packages include a new condition for language comparison and controls for selecting language rather than entering an LCID. This moves away from having to use a WMI query

    These changes don’t address the asks for extending the same pre-cache functionality to Applications, SWD etc., closing this item will return your votes, please use them to add a new User Voice request

    Thank you all for all your feedback and suggestions

  3. Distribution Points are by default NOT assigned the same priority

    CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY

    When a new Distribution Point (DP) whether it is a normal DP or a Pull DP is installed to a ConfigMgr 2012 R2 site, the priority assigned to this new DP is always the same by default.

    REQUEST FOR CHANGE

    It is often desired that Pull DPs are by default assigned lower priority than the normal DPs.

    MORE INFORMATION

    When operating a site with many (hundreds of) DPs installed, the normal DPs serve as source distribution points for the Pull DPs. It is therefore desired, that those normal DPs will have the new package files copied over beforeā€¦

    80 votes
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  4. Improved SDK Documentation

    With each release of Configuration Manager the amount of documentation in the SDK has decreased. It would be really nice if the documentation could be updated and increased to actually cover everything that is available. Especially when it comes to descriptions of WMI methods/classes/etc. Where the documentation lists the class and the objects in it but doesn't describe anything beyond the field name. It would be good to have some better descriptions than just the field name or method name so that you can fully understand what the fields/method are used for.

    47 votes
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  5. Make ConfigMgr upgrade process resilient

    As of now when an enterprise thinks of upgrade, we have only one thing to do before (TestDBUpgrade). This makes sure if the DB is upgradable. But what if the Upgrade fails at the next step (Copying files). We don't have an option to again run the upgrade only from that step and running from beginning will not work as DB is already upgraded it will fail to find some objects. If this is a CAS site this means you have to again go back to a previous version and recover it and make sure the sites in the hierarchyā€¦

    5 votes
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  6. SCCM updates: User Experience - Reboot notifications

    Here is the User experience for the update process as I understand it:

    1. System tray balloon appears saying 'software changes are required'

    2. System tray balloon appears saying 'downloading and installing software'

    3. System tray balloon appears saying 'Restart required: Recently installed updates require your machine to be restarted'

    4. *It is here I would like the larger temporary notification reboot window to appear but it doesn't.

    5. Permanent notification reboot window appears and stays on the screen

    I would like option 4 to be possible. Without this it seems quite easy for users to miss seeing the balloonā€¦

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  7. Add a "Description" Parameter to the Get/Set/Add CMDistributionPoint cmdlets

    I'd like to see a "Description" parameter added to the Get/Set/Add CMDistributionPoint cmdlets so descriptions can be programatically added w/o having to try this through separate WMI cmdlets.

    4 votes
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  8. Set-CMProgram should support operating system requirements

    Add the possibility to set an operating system requirement on program for legacy package. The cmdlet set-cmprogram has no switch for that.

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  9. Distribution point ordering/intelligence

    Make it possible to assign multiple DP's to a boundary group with the ability assign an order in which they are accessed by clients. ATM if there are multiple DP's per boundary group and all are defined as fast (or slow), the DP is chosen randomly. At the very least a DP that resides in the same subnet with the client, should always take precedence,

    63 votes
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  10. Initiate update deployment eval post reboot after install from Software Center

    When a user installs updates from Software Center only the updates that were selected to be installed are evaluated for their state post reboot. The whole deployment those updates were in, even if all updates in the deployment were selected, will not be queried for compliance post reboot. This causes a delay in the deployment compliance reporting as you need to wait for the deployment to be evaluated on schedule. In some instances this could be days. Running evaluation on the deployments those selected updates were in post reboot would solve the reporting delay.

    11 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Integrate Configuration Manager Reporting with Power BI or provide OData reporting

    Configuration Manager is a great source of information for organisations. The problem with this repository of data is that it requires someone to take advantage of it. Reports or queries need to be generated by someone who knows what they are doing. Connecting Configuration Manager to PowerBI or providing an OData interface would allow Configuration Manager inventory data to be more easily accessed and used

    20 votes
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  12. rba viewer

    RBA Viewer from the toolkit no longer opens after the application of CU1 for SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. I show this VERY useful tool to almost every customer of mine as most of them struggle with creation of roles correctly. The viewer crashes with the following message in the debug.

    73 votes
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  13. SCCM 2012 R2 - PowerShell Commandlet needed to remove Updates from Group (Add-CMSoftwareUpdateToGroup exists)

    Hi all, my customer is using the PowerShell on a really high level to automate nearly all his ConfigMgr Patchmanagement Tasks. They are using Add-CMSoftwareUpdateToGroup but they're missing the matching Remove Commandlet.

    10 votes
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  14. When you uninstall an application and the content for all the deployment types is not in the cache then the entire content will be downloade

    When you uninstall an application and the content for all the deployment types is not in the cache then the entire content will be downloaded again even if this is not required for the uninstallation routine.

    The client should be able to determine whether or not it needs to download the content before initiating an uninstallation.

    13 votes
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  15. Add support for tftp windowsize

    I think it would be great if SCCM could have a configurable value in registry for TFTP windowsize just as it has with TFTP blocksize. Both WDS and bootmgr.exe seem to handle it but there is no easy way to get this option into the generated BCD file upon PXE boot. Seems like a low hanging fruit.

    70 votes
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  16. Accurate Bug Updates Through Connect

    It's quite frustrating to spend time logging bugs with ConfigMgr through Connect only to have bug submissions either incorrectly closed (i.e. closed as a duplicate but also closing the referenced bug - will it ever get looked at if all active bugs are closed!?) or being closed as fixed but not adding any information as to what the fix is or when the fix will be released.

    Myself and colleagues spend the time and effort documenting these bugs with your products on behalf of customers so the very least that could be done in return is to let us knowā€¦

    3 votes
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  17. Better support of high DPI and UI scaling in the console

    I know Windows 10 is bringing much better support of HiDPI, but I don't believe the console is taking advantage of those enhancements.

    Most of the console renders OK on HiPDI screens, but there are many windows that are simply unusable due to improper support of scaling. The examples I've attached are from a 4K monitor at 150% (which is the default for Windows). This issue also occurs on HiPDI screens on laptops like the Dell XPS 13.

    190 votes
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  18. Software Update Patch Tuesday Scheduling

    It would be really great if when configuring an Automated Deployment Rule you could configure it to run based on the number of days / weeks since "patch Tuesday" (especially in countries other than the USA where "patch Tuesday" is actually a Wednesday and not necessarily the second Wednesday of each month). I currently get around this by having a script detect when patch Tuesday has passed and subsequently execute an ADR and create one or more deployments based on the number of weeks since that date. This works fine, but an in product solution would be better

    369 votes
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  19. 3rd Party Patching - SCUP Integration with SCCM Console

    Integrate the SCUP tool on to SCCM Admin Console. This will give a single pane of glass view for all patching activities (including importing 3rd party patches).

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  20. PowerShell cmdlets for editing task sequences

    Being able to edit task sequences with PowerShell would make managing task sequences much easier. Some possible new cmdlets could include:

    Add-CMTaskSequenceStep
    Get-CMTaskSequenceStep
    Remove-CMTaskSequenceStep
    Set-CMTaskSequenceStep

    Add-CMTaskSequenceGroup
    Get-CMTaskSequenceGroup
    Remove-CMTaskSequenceGroup
    Set-CMTaskSequenceGroup

    58 votes
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