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  1. Modify the Configuration Manager prerequisites checker to look for KB 3095113 if Server 2012 or Server 2012R2 is detected

    as KB 3095113 is required to do Windows 10 servicing and as WSUS 4.0 requires that hotfix in order to correctly display the Upgrades classification, the prereq checker should check for this hotfix and if it's not detected warn the user along with a URL linking to a guide explaining the correct order to install the prerequisites for the hotfix and that the hotfix needs to be installed directly after installing WSUS.

    259 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. Collection Query re-design request

    I am looking the issue/design from SMS 2003 to SCCM 2012 version. I am not sure if any purpose must be behind of this design of collection default query select * from smsrsystem.
    Whenever a user create the query based device collection, if there is any modification in the query
    He/she shouldnā€™t remove the entire query and apply OK.
    If user applies ok, its automatically select * from smsrsystem query will enabled, it will targed to all system which is ā€œAll systemā€ as limiting collection.
    It has serious issue in most the companies, deployment is performingā€¦

    129 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Please do not install Silverlight by default in vNext

    Please do not install Silverlight with ConfigMgr-Client by default in vNext. The new Software Center with the integrated application catalog don't need Silverlight.

    14 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. PXE affinity in Configmgr

    We have implemented Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 CU1, We verified Management point affinity works however it doesnā€™t work for PXE and PXE point randomly selects any Management Point.

    We have a lot of firewalls and several MPs.

    I could see below mentioned article with a workaround for untrusted forest.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2858397
    System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client PXE boot may fail if the Management Point is in an untrusted forest

    I could see similar not same feedback request
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8417961-osd-should-not-connect-to-internet-only-manageme
    OSD should not connect to "Internet-only" Management Points

    It will be good idea to have PXE affinity like Management Point affinity

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. TMG replacement for SCCM IBCM

    TMG is end of life and MS has not provided an alternative yet for SCCM IBCM to manage clients over the Internet. It would be great if alternatives like F5 would be supported for IBCM setup.

    2 votes
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  6. OS X 10.11

    Fix agent disconnects/not connecting issues on Mac OS X 10.11 clients

    Support Mac OS X 10.11

    19 votes
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  7. Fix Console performance on systems with touch devices

    If you have a device with a touch screen, and/or digitizer/stylus, the Admin Console performance takes a huge performance hit on general use, and may lag for several minutes when performing simple tasks such as viewing "Users", "Devices", "Software Updates", etc. Disabling the touch devices in Device Manager result in the same action taking only several seconds. Confirmed on Surface Pro 3, HP All-In-Ones, and a variety of other devices. This issue has been reported to, AND reproduced by, our Microsoft support contact.

    Example: I have a collection of around 1100 devices. If I view that on the server, orā€¦

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. Software Center: Support multi-select of updates in the new Software center

    In the new Software center you can only install applications one after the other. In the "old" Software center you could check each application and then install them with one click.

    438 votes
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    48 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. 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€¦

    33 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. 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

  11. Task Sequence Editor Search

    We have over 300 Groups/Steps in a couple of our task sequences. It would be really helpful to be able to search with the Task Sequence Editor. Either by step name or group name. In a perfect world it would be helpful to search descriptions or other text content within each group or step.

    159 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. 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 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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 balloon notification and therefore not knowā€¦

    2,027 votes
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    120 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  16. 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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  17. 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.

    0 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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 →
  20. 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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