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  1. Warning message for high-impact collection changes

    When I started working with SCCM years ago I was told that you're not really an SCCM admin until you accidently deployed MS Office to the whole company. Through my years of working with SCCM I've seen many people update a collection not knowing that there was a mandatory deployment attached which resulted in the deployment getting sent to systems that were not intended.
    I would like to see a check/notification box added when a query based collection is updated that reminds you of the required deployments attached. This message will only show if an unexpired required advertisement is still…

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  2. Phased deployment support for PowerShell cmdlets

    Phased Deployment Powershell Cmdlets

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  3. Allow additional customization of the task sequence dialog

    Please allow additional customization in the Task Sequence High Impact Dialog Box. Enable or Disable the Individual Comment Boxes completely, and allow Hyper Links to launch a web page with more information.

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  4. allow export all task sequences or folder of task sequences

    We have many task sequences, sorted into folders for multiple users, when it comes to archiving them, it's tedious, we'd like to archive multiple task sequences by user (or by folder), this would be great, right now you have to export one task sequence at a time which is tedious.

    45 votes
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  5. Remote Control: Improve Multi-Monitor Experience

    Business Case (I know how you PMs love these):
    The current CB 1902 implementation is going to make this conversation part of our helpdesk script:
    “What screen is the app on?”
    “Can you move that window to the monitor where X is showing?”

    “No, not that one.”
    “Nope, still don’t’ see it”
    “Ok let me reconnect in full screen, please accept the prompt again.”
    “No no no, don’t hang up the phone, that’s not how this works.”
    “Ok, you should see a prompt to allow me to connect.”
    “Nope it’s there, trust me.”
    “Got it, thanks. Ok, let me move…

    301 votes
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  6. Allow entering XML data within task sequence apply OS step

    Allow you to be able to paste in an unattend.xml file directly into the Apply Operating System Image task sequence step instead of having to use a package. Similar to how you can add a PowerShell script directly in to the task sequence step in SCCM 1902.

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  7. Task Sequence Detection Method

    It would be very useful to be able to control if a Task Sequence has been "Installed" or not by adding a custom detection method like we have in the AppModel.

    This is valid in scenarios where we do a bare metal required rollout and in in-place-upgrade scenarios. Combined with having different versions of a task sequence being deployed.

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    Updating status to Noted – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    We recently introduced Task Sequence as a deployment type for applications – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/get-started/2020/technical-preview-2001-2#bkmk_tsdt

    This is also in our 2002 release which is in the opt-in phase at the moment.

    With this you can specify detection methods the same way you would for applications.

    Regarding your comment for bare metal – could you elaborate on your scenario? With bare metal the machine is wiped and would have no ‘history’. In a bare metal case the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\CM_DSLID records the package ID of the image used, that may be of use to you here? Any more detail you can provide would be great, thanks.

  8. Maximum allowed Management Points for a Primary Site.

    We use a multitenant SCCM environment with clients/customers in untrusted forests.
    Because we target users, we also deployed the Management Point role in all untrusted forests.

    At this moment Configmgr only supports up to 15 management points per primary site coming from 10 in the past.

    We would like to see the maximum allowed management points per primary site bumped to a higher level.
    This will give us the ability to stay with a single primary site setup and avoid CAS.

    32 votes
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  9. Enable New-CMBootableMedia to use a Cloud DP (or Content enabled CMG)

    This Cmdlet does not support using a cloud distribution point as the distribution point source (and neither does the GUI).

    This means that in order to use this feature we have to have an on-premise DP purely for this purpose.

    Regards
    Wayne

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  10. Do something with Operating System tab

    When deploying a custom task sequence that only contains applications and no operating system it confuses our users.

    Suggest to rename Operating System tab with something else like Package Bundles. Or (after you add icon support for task sequences) have custom task sequences in the Applications tab instead of Operating Systems.

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    Updating status to noted. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explnation of each value.

    Our 2002 release is now in the opt-in phase. We have added a task sequence deployment type which allow icon customization.

    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

    Custom task sequences will always appear in the applications tab unless the steps indicate that it is an OS Deployment task sequence e.g. has a boot image reference and restart to WinPE step or a Upgrade OS step.

    Try out task sequence as deployment type and let us know your feedback and if your ask is addressed with that new feature.

  11. Set-CMAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment to include missing AllowWUMU and AllowUseMeteredNetwork

    Although you can now add multiple deployments to a single Automatic Deployment Rule there a couple of options that can be read but not set. These are:

    "If software updates are not available on the distribution point in current, neighbor or site boundary groups, download content from Microsoft Updates."
    and
    "All clients on a metered internet connection to download content after the installation deadline, which might incur additional costs"

    I can successfully retrieve all Deployments associated with an Automatic Deployment Rule via the Get-CMAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment cmdlet and see the current settings for these properties by parsing the DeploymentTemplate XML.

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  12. AD computer object description

    Setting the AD computer object description should be allowed inside a task sequence during the domain join operation.
    Whether or not this is on the dialog box, is not important to me. I'd be happy setting a TS variable (ie. OSDComputerObjectDescription)

    Alternatively, we could use a PowerShell script using different credentials (which Task Sequences also do not allow). Similar to the way
    the "Run Command Line" allows the input of credentials.

    Right now we have to use a kludgy "Run Command Line" using credentials and run
    a batch file that calls something like: PowerShell.exe -executionpolicy Bypass -command pscommandhere
    or: PowerShell.exe…

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  13. Merge two resources with the same MAC Address

    If I import a new computer using its MAC Address but later I install manually the client in the actual computer, two resources with the same name end up in the SCCM Database.
    An option to make the default action merging both resources or just associating the client DDR to the manual import.

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  15. Build Task Sequences under the Applications folder and be able to advertise, filter and add icons

    Build Task Sequences under the Applications folder and be able to advertise, filter and add icons.

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    Updating status to noted.

    Thanks for your feedback. We have added a Task Sequence deployment type which should address your ask.

    The opt-in phase of our 2002 release (fast ring) is now live and contains the changes for task sequence as a deployment type.

    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

    Try it out and let us know your feedback.
    Same additions are also in recent Technical Preview releases.

  16. Pass script parameters with Invoke-CMScript

    Allow the Invoke-CMScript to pass script parameters. This could be done with a ScriptParameter hashtable similar to how Invoke-CMReport functions.

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  17. Windows 10 ADK Timeline parity with SCCM Build Releases to Support 30 Month Fall Release Support Cycle

    It would appear at a high level that adjustments were not made to coordinate support timelines across the architecture of components for SCCM, Example, while extending Windows 10 1709 Ent. support to 30 months, I would expect the ADK to be supported with the Configuration Manager release 1810, (1903, 1909, etc.) to maintain parity with bug fixes.

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    Thanks for your feedback.

    For ADK support we always support N-1 i.e. current and previous version. This is the matrix we use for testing each release and forms this statement – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/plan-design/configs/support-for-windows-10#windows-10-adk

    Each ADK can be used to deploy current and earlier versions of Windows 10. Between releases (either SCCM or ADK) there’s no fundamental change with how we interface.

    Can you elaborate some more on what your request is here, please?

    Thanks and regards

  18. Port De-duplication technology of Distribution Point to Client

    While at the distribution point a hashed file method is used to keep different applications using the same file, the really need fro this, in my opinion, should be the client computers, we have faced a really annoying case where to install 4 different applications (visio, visio pro, project, and Office suite) the same group of files are used , Office 365 installer, so it cam be 2.5GB four times if all the apps have to be installed at the device. this has a severe penalty at the storage and the network at the user device

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  19. Boot Image Azure Powershell

    Include option to inject Azure Powershell Cmdlets (including Azure Automation) into Boot Images. As many organizations are moving to the cloud, including the ability to login and run tasks in Azure is a must.

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback. Updating status to noted.

    This item is very similar to "Add “AD Powershell Module” as Optional Component for boot images"

    We had to decline that as we cannot ship or take a dependency on the AD module. Similarly we won’t be able to take a dependency on Azure PSH module – we can only add what’s in the ADK.

    Your ask covers a bit more ground with the ability to run tasks in Azure so I’ll leave as noted for now.

  20. Import/Export Cmdlet Parameter aliases

    Could we please have a common alias for the file path parameters in the various import/export cmdlets?

    For example, currently we have:
    1. Export-CMBaseline uses -Path to set output path, and
    2. Export-CMTaskSequence uses -ExportFilePath.

    Then we have:
    1. Import-CMBaseline using -FileName to determine location of exported files
    2. Import-CMApplication using -FilePath,
    3. Import-CMTasksequence using -Path.

    A common alias like "Path" or "FilePath" for all these parameters will be very handy in reducing complexity of scripts calling your Cmdlets.

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