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  1. Support center online documentation

    It would be great to have an up to date documentation
    Currently, it is pointing to ConfigMgr 2012.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/system-center/system-center-2012-R2/dn688621(v=technet.10)
    The tool is available with CB 1810.

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  2. Visual for Task Sequence

    Can we get a visual indicator for task sequences, displaying the distribution status of all dependencies/applications?

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    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to completed – this is addressed with the Referenced tab in the task sequences node. That shows all the statically referenced packages, applications, OS images, driver packages etc. and the distribution status.

    There’s a column ‘Targeted’ which is the number of distribution points used for the package/app. The ‘Compliance’ column indicates distribution status. Each column can be sorted for quick indication of distribution status.

    For each item in this list you can right click to select ‘View Content Status’ if you require granular detail.

    If that does not meet your requirements, please reactivate this item and let us know what else you’d like to see there.

  3. To be able to send wake up packet to a client from the admin console

    It would be useful to send a wake up packet to a client machine from the admin console to allow remote access if the machine has been turned off. This could be a check box option on the remote control screen. For example: "Send wake up if client is off"

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  4. Allow scripts created in \Software Library\Scripts node to be ran in a task sequence

    The scripts that are created and approved in \Software Library\Scripts allow them to be used during a task sequence that way you do not need to create a package to contain the script file and download. That way you can avoid using the run command line step if the script is long.

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  5. task sequence variable applied to nested task sequence

    It would be good if you a Task Sequence Variable created in the Parent task sequence could be applied in the child task sequence.

    e.g.
    Task Sequence A sets the task sequence variable 'wibble' = True

    Nested Task Sequence B has a step that runs if the Condition is set to run if Task Sequence Variable 'wibble' = True

    Hope that makes sense.

    3 votes
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  6. App Approval - Include User “comments” in Email

    The new App Approval feature in 1810 is looking great. So we can build on integration with other services and service desk software it would be handy to include the users “comment” in the email body.
    Expanding on this and having the ability to add a “cost” and “billing code” field to the app request will enable the app procurement lifecycle to more streamlined.

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  7. media from primary site

    When creating stand-alone media, allow primary site selection

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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Updating status, I didn’t receive any reply for expanding on what your ask was.

    Standalone media is used for scenarios where there’s low or no bandwidth and also for recovery scenarios.

    We do not allow specifying the Primary site – I presume this is for the management point, once the client installs dependent on boundaries, AD membership etc. the client will find the management point and register. (that’s assuming there’s network available).

    Thanks and regards,
    Bob

  8. CMPivot Web Portal

    We have a lot of people who would love to run queries against our systems (Desktop Support admins for example) that we do not give direct console access to. It would be super helpful to have a web-based interface for CMPivot to allow people an easy method to execute queries.

    In addition, a query builder like that of Azure Log Analytics would be helpful as well so we don't have to walk them thru how to write all there queries.

    8 votes
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  9. Support PXE responder to run on same server as DHCP

    Currently it is not supported to use the built in PXE responder on the same server that is running DHCP. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their own servers for SCCM DPs.

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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today which has the changes to allow PXE responder to run on the same server as DHCP role.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  10. PowerShell Cmdlet for Modifying Nested Task Sequence (Get/Set-CMTSStepRunTaskSequence)

    It would be very helpful to have a cmlet that will allow you to modify the "Run Task Sequence" with PowerShell.

    I'd like to be able to script replicating an entire task sequence "suite" (including all of the nested sequences) and re-linking the new nested sequences.

    My use case is something like this:
    I want to start development work on a new build revision. The script would duplicate the production sequences (both parent and children) and repoint the "Run Task Sequence" steps to new "DEV" child sequences.

    This would automate the process and ensure that none of the production sequences…

    19 votes
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  11. enable a DP to be moved from one Primary Site to another Primary Site

    enable a DP to be moved from one Primary Site to another Primary Site

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  12. Support for Power BI Report Server

    Introduce support for Power BI Report Server as a Report Server target to allow SSRS and PBI Reports to be hosted on the same reporting instance, along with in-console report execution.

    21 votes
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  13. Run executable package content (posh script or exe) from RAMdisc

    I need an ability to run executable content, especially posh scripts, in winpe from RAMdisk. I mean, then there is no initialised or partitioned disks in the system.

    4 votes
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  14. Add separate security role permission for CMPivot

    Console users must have "Run Scripts" security role permission to use CMPivot. Can you add a separate security role permission for CMPivot so we can make administrative users with CMPivot permission but not "Run Scripts?"

    46 votes
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  15. Install Servicing Stack Updates Before Other Updates

    Currently, when servicing stack updates and regular updates are deployed in the same software update group, the patches do not apply in a determinant order. This leads to cases where a cumulative update that requires a new servicing stack is installed before the servicing stack itself.

    While this can be worked around by separately deploying the servicing stack update before updates that require said servicing stack, it would be much more convenient if the update installation process checked if there are any servicing stack updates to be deployed and automatically installed them first

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    47 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    SSUs will now be installed before other updates in the Configuration manager 2002 release, which is now released to the opt-in phase. You can opt-in and then download 2002 through their Admin Console now!

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2002-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1272670
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2002
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

  16. Remove the need for App Catalog, by providing all functionality in Software Center

    Currently, some functionality is only available in the application catalog, and not in software center. Make it so everything can be done in software center, so we can remove application catalog... and Silverlight... and local site security configurations.

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  17. Add import code button to new Run PowerShell script task sequence step

    The 1811 Technical Preview added a "enter or paste a PowerShell script" function to the "Run PowerShell script" Task Sequence step. That is an awesome feature, but even more awesome would an import code button that automatically puts the code in for you when you direct it to a .ps1 script.

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  18. DwnLdr-SPY

    Hi,

    I noticed that our company Sophos software picked up a virus that the SCCM Endpoint software did not, can you confirm if the following virus is in your threat catalogue?

    VBS/DwnLdr-SPY aka Trojan.GenericKD.4228438

    This has been in the Sophos database since 20 April 2017

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  19. 7 votes
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  20. CMPivot Eventlog is using Get-Eventlog instead of Get-WinEvent

    The current 1806 implementation of CMPivot is using the cmdlet GEt-Eventlog read event log entries. The PowerShell command is:
    $events = get-eventlog -LogName $logName -Newest 50 -ErrorAction Stop

    This limits the logs to be read from to logs like Application, Security, System and only some others. On my client (Get-EventLog -List).Count has only 12 logs.

    The better command would be Get-WinEvent. Where I can access all logs. The command (Get-WinEvent -ListLog *).Count returns 463 logs.

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