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  1. Standardize package properties between SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects

    SMS_TaskSequence_RunCommandLineAction uses PackageID
    SMS_TaskSequence_InstallApplicationAction uses AppInfo (and ApplicationName?)
    SMS_TaskSequence_ApplyDriverPackageAction uses DriverPackageID
    SMS_TaskSequence_ApplyOperatingSystemAction uses ImagePackageID
    SMS_TaskSequence_UpgradeOperatingSystemAction 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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      0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add line numbers in CMTrace

      I often use a tool to search all log files for a particular entry, and the search results tell me what line the entry is located on within each log file. If CMTrace had line numbers, it would help locate the search results within the log files.

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        0 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ConfigurationManager PowerShell module should register itself as an Env Variable

        Today, when you install the CM Console, the PowerShell module will be placed under the %CMInstallDirectory%\AdminConsole\Bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1

        This makes sense given where the user is choosing to install the console, and that's fine. But placing it here off the beaten path means that it is not importable using PowerShell's module autodiscovery features. For instance, if a module is found in any of the standard user or system paths (or registered under the $ENV:PsModulePath) the user can easily import the module without having to specify the full path, a big user quality of life win. This is the way that SQL Server…

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          Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • DCR : Change "Pre-download content for Task Sequence" description in GUI

          This is a DCR request to update the Desploy TS wizard. The option to "Pre-Download content for this task sequence" is by itself misleading. Technicians attempting to deploy a TS, select the option "Pre-Download content for this task sequence" believing all content will be downloaded. Leveraging this option with a Software TS or without an upgrade package, often results in unexpected errors.

          By design this features currently only applies to the OS upgrade package and related drivers. The only place this is mentioned in the CONFIGMGR console is when the feature is enabled.
          "Pre-cache content on client for available deployment…

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

            Updating status to Noted. Thanks for the feedback.

            The Pre-download content for this task sequence applies to all statically referenced packages OS Images, SWD, Driver Packages, OS Upgrade Packages. If pre-download is set and the task sequence references 1 OS Image, 20 Driver Packages then all 21 will pre-download to cache. Only the OS Upgrade package uses the pre-download logic – match for Language and Architecture.

            We’ll likely add a ‘Learn more’ FWDLink to something like https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/create-a-task-sequence-to-upgrade-an-operating-system rather than change the string. As we add more objects to use Pre-download conditions then we can keep the link updated.

          • Refresh Task Sequences inside WinPE

            Can we please have an option to refresh the list of available task sequences when PXE Booting?

            At present, we have to reboot the machine in order for a new Task Sequence to show, or if any changes have been made to that TS after PXE Booting (eg you forget to Distribute a package, or disable/enable a step).

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

              Updating status to Noted.

              As Mike states below, this was addressed in our 1702 release.

              We had another User Voice item for that too – https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8363340-ability-to-click-back-when-and-re-try-when-a-task

              Here’s the 1702 Doc link too https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1702

              Is there a gap in the functionality you’re seeing? If not I’ll close this item once we complete our 1810 release.

            • Save-CMSoftwareUpdate error RPC server unavailable when connecting under a different account

              My idea is to have the scenario described below supported.

              When running Save-CMSoftwareUpdate command on a CMSite-PSDrive that connects to a ConfigMgr site in a different domain (used Get-Credential to pass credentials in New-PSDrive call) than the user account the PowerShell window is running as, I get error 'The RPC server is unavailable'.

              I can successfully change location to the PS drive, and run other ConfigMgr PS cmdlets.

              Commands:
              New-PSDrive -Name <sitecode> -PSProvider 'CMSite' -Root <siteserverFQDN> -Credential (Get-Credential)
              Set-Location <sitecode>:
              Save-CMSoftwareUpdate -SoftwareUpdateName <name> -DeploymentPackageName <name> -Verbose

              Verbose output from Save-CMSoftwareUpdate call:

              VERBOSE: Start: Execution of WQL query: Select * from…

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                1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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. Not…

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                  2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for the quick response. Did you save any of the logs from the 1802 installation or engage with customer support at any point? We’d have liked to solve this with you, if you do have logs let us know and we’ll figure out how to transfer them.

                  Thanks and regards,
                  Bob

                • Foreground color for Softwarecenter

                  When choosing white colour schema you have white letters with white foreground. Would be great if we can choose the foreground colour or if the letters keep black even when you mark Items on white colour schema.
                  See

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                    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Banner Notifications for SCCM

                    Hello,

                    Good Day!

                    can SCCM team add new features that required for any sccm environment

                    Banner Notifications for SCCM

                    Configuration Manager Admins to easily create and deliver announcements from the Configuration Manager Console to be displayed in real time to all specific clients in the specific collection.

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                      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improved documentation / flowcharts for client activity

                      It would be nice to know the process or flow that occurs on the client side. This information is often times needed to explain the technology to management. There would likely need to be different flowcharts for each client function. The following is made up 100% and is not correct in any way and not in the correct format, but illustrates the idea.

                      Client wakes up -> Identification Information sent to Primary Site -> Client receives MP list -> Client receives DP list -> Client randomly chooses MP and requests machine policy -> policy is compared to what has been…

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                        Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Powershell: get-cmcollection not returning ObjectPath

                        The PowerShell cmdlets Get-CMCollection and Get-CMDeviceCollection/Get-CMUserCollection) returns an empty value for "ObjectPath".

                        This is missing in both 1710 and latest TP (currenty 1801).

                        This works as expected and ObjectPath = "/":
                        Get-WmiObject -namespace "root\sms\site_$siteCode" -query "select * from SMS_Collection where CollectionID = 'SMS00001'"

                        This returns null/empty ObjectPath:
                        Get-CMCollection -Id SMS00001

                        /Matt

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                          1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Client Messaging SDK: Parse client inventory messages to a local file for debug purposes

                            If you play around with the possibility to send messages like inventory, ddr,... with the Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll it would be nice to write the message to a file on the lokal development system (for validation / verify purposes) instead of sending it over the wire to get the result.

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                            • Run Scripts feature should support other scripting types (VBScript, Perl, etc)

                              It would be awesome if more languages were supported for real-time Script deployment in addition to PowerShell. Maybe VBscript, Perl or Javascript, etc.

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                                Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include verbose information with import-cmpackage cmdlet

                                The Import-CMPackage cmdlet does not provide much in the way of verbose output with the -verbose flag. This would be useful to identify what the cmdlet is performing in the background to determine if package already exists with the same name or not.

                                Steps attempted:
                                $Global:VerbosePreference = "Continue"
                                $Global:DebugPreference = "Continue"
                                $Global:CMPSDebugLogging = $true

                                import-cmpackage -ImportFilePath "\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -Verbose

                                Output: Verbose: Performing the operation "Import" on target "Package: ".

                                Trace-Command -Name metadata,parameterbinding,cmdlet -Expression {Import-CMPackage -ImportFilePath "\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -WhatIf} -PSHost
                                DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND NAMED cmd line args [Import-CMPackage]
                                DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND arg [\\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip] to parameter [ImportFilePath]
                                DEBUG:…

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                                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • OSD - Have different command-line options in the "Upgrade Operating System Task Sequence" to upgrade Windows 10

                                  Make the Upgrade Step more customizable. I'd actually like the ability to remove the /quiet tag from the setup.exe command line, and be able to add the additional commands right on that step instead of having to add additional steps to create the those variables.
                                  Add Check boxes for additional preset parameters to enable /disable, and text box to add custom (reflect drivers, etc)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • New-CMApplication rejects icons larger than 250x250

                                    New-CMApplication rejects icons larger than 250x250 and returns the warning and error below, even though the SCCM console allows icons up to 500x500.
                                    WARNING: The maximum size of an icon is 250px X 250px.
                                    New-CMApplication : Validation of input parameters failed. Cannot continue.

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                                    • Incorrect Icon Size When Using New-CMApplication and Set-CMApplication

                                      When using New-CMApplication or Set-CMApplication with the IconLocationFile parameter and an icon at least 128x128 in size, the application is created with a very small icon. I am not certain if smaller icons are effected.

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                                        Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Powershell cmdlet for adding global conditions as requirements

                                        We are using PowerShell as a frontend for creating applications. As default we create multiple deployment type, each of them intented to run in certain environemts. These environemts are defined in some custom global conditions.

                                        When creating the deployment type we can very easily identify which global contitions shold be set as requirement. But we miss a Powershell cmdlet to automize this task. Instead we rely on the application creator to remember to add these conditions.

                                        So far I have found a PS-script that can add one of the build-in conditions, but it fails when trying to add a custom…

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                                          2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Task Sequence Pre-Cache for all Packages inside

                                          It would be nice to have the ability to conditionally pre-cache all packages in Upgrade TS and not only OS Upgrade step.

                                          To describe it in more details, in current design we are able to pre-cache only OS Upgrade step to computers based on conditions. This is not enough for companies with 20+ languages as best approach is to create en-us core image and then apply MUI on top of that. Doing this will cause system to report as e.g. de-de so we would need to download and distribute to 150+ DPs all supported Upgrade packages instead of distributing only…

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

                                            Thanks for the feedback, updating status to Noted. See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/ for an explanation of each status

                                            We have this in our backlog from when we introduced the pre-cache for OS Upgrade packages and agree it makes a ton of sense. The first action would probably be adding Make/Manufacturer for Driver Packages, then look at ways to address MUIs, Language packs

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