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  1. Exclude virtual cluster and OU from discovery

    Please add the ability in discoveries to:
    - exclude OU's
    - exclude Virtual Cluster resource

    154 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. Rebuild a content library on a Distribution Point

    A function to instruct a distribution point to clean-up/rebuild its content library would be great. This would be particularly useful to fix the "package list in content library doesn't match the one in WMI" errors.

    We have 260+ DPs, all members of the same Distribution Group, and 35% of them have mis-matched content library sizes. So obviously content clean-up does not succeed. A way to force them to re-evaluate (without redistributing existing content) would be great.

    168 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Non-cloud support continue

    Please don't forget about those of us who work in an environment where we can't connect to the Internet. I've been very concerned by Microsoft's cloud-first effort turning into cloud-ONLY effort.

    17 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Preferred Software Update Points

    Now that we have the option to define both Distribution Points and Management Points as preferred, it'd be terrific if we could have the same option for Software Update Points. It would make a strong case when designing a flat hierarchy.

    604 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. RBA on the Folder level

    Currently Administrators have the ability to set Role Based Access to Collections but we do not have the ability to block access to specific folders. Currently in my environment we have many different departmental administrators who need to manage only their machines and their collections. each time we add collections we then need to grant them access. if the Role Based Administration gave the ability to grant access on the folder level it would reduce the complexity for area's that have a setup similar to mine.

    I have attached a screenshot of how my setup looks.

    679 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Multi-Tenant/ISP  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Ability to change Approval Requests from Approved to Denied

    Ability to change an approval requests that has already been approved to denied.

    97 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Configure multiple deployments in an Automatic Deployment Rule

    When creating Automatic Deployment rules, it would be useful to be able to configure multiple deployments.

    You may for example want test, pilot and live deployments to different collections and possibly with different settings. It doesn't make sense to have to create different rules with the same updates criteria just for additional deployments.

    The CM administrator may choose to have the additional deployments disabled to allow for testing, but enabling a deployment leaves less room for error, and is less administrative overhead than creating these additional deployments manually each time for pilot/live.

    It would also be useful to have theā€¦

    181 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. Combine Software Center and Application Catalog into a Single application

    We would like to see a single web portal, preferably HTML-based, to marry the Software Center and Application Catalog. We deploy both types of offerings, and a single place for users to get new software would be great.

    416 votes
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    38 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Provide usable workaround for multiple UUIDs

    Currently if we add a new machine to sccm, and the OEM was lazy and reused a UUID builds won't start, and there seems to be no easy way aside from standalone build media to get around this.
    since we have to provide a uuid and mac address when we create new machines, why is it not smart enough to use the mac with the generic uuid to identify the correct machine?

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Add Retry Count and Delay between to Task Sequence

    Add a retry count and delay between retry properties to at least the most critical task sequence steps, if not all, so that we can make task sequences more resilient when there are hiccups to servers or network.

    1 vote
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Email Application approval requests

    Would be nice if the application approval request feature had built-in support for emailing.

    389 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Collapsable Task Sequence groups

    Allow the groups in a Task Sequence to be collapsed allowing a better overall view.

    497 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. Run PowerShell Script item in Task Sequences should allow alternate credentials

    Right now, if I need to run a PS script in a Task Sequence requires to use the Run Command Line item using PowerShell.exe. However, if I want to run a script with parameters, then I must use the -command option for PowerShell.exe, which has some odd parsing problems that can cause scripts to fail when run this way.

    76 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. Force Reinstall of Application

    Many customers want to be able to force a reinstallation of an application. this deployment should ignore all detection rules and just install the application again.
    At the moment this is not possible.

    834 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. Allow software update installation at shutdown

    Everyone who knows WSUS misses the feature in ConfigMgr to allow the installation of software updates when the machine is shut down. This is being requested for a very long time now. For most businesses it's not the best approach to install updates only when a user is logged on. Of course the scenario changes with Windows 8 and 10, but it's still a valuable addition to the option a ConfigMgr admin should have.

    90 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  16. Allow copying text from deployment monitoring "More details" window

    The "More Details" right-click function in the Asset Details view under each monitored deployment currently does not allow you to highlight and copy any of the text. This might sometimes be handy while sending deployment information to colleagues or building hand-made lists of computers with a specific error status, etc.

    37 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. Control cache size using client settings

    It would be nice to be able to control the client cache size settings using the client settings policies. This way you have a simple way to increase it if you have a package which is larger than the initial deployed size.

    28 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  18. Ability to click back when and re-try when a Task Sequence dependency is not found

    At the minute have to completely restart the TS when a dependency is not found. Could we not introduce a retry option once the dependency issue is resolve. Similar to checking for installation pre-req's

    145 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  19. Better control of settings like fallback of SUP site, Bandwith limitation, replication priorities of metadata

    better control weather I want a site to fallback to primary or not.
    real bandwith limitation instead of current posibility. Control priority of metadata

    35 votes
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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  20. Fix the Software Update Task Sequence (built-in TS patching during OSD)

    How is this still a problem? Ask any MVP and they all agree: the built-in task sequence for patching during OSD doesn't work. It doesn't survive double reboots, it has a upper patch limit before it crashes ... it's basically garbage. I don't mind making golden images in MDT, but I shouldn't have to ... and yet I do. I makes SCCM feel less like a singular solution.

    1,833 votes
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    59 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

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

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    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

    Updates added to the previous response, these documents are the first iteration and weā€™ll continue to add and improve.
    Weā€™d ask if you encounter issues with the Install Updates step to file a bug or engage support so we have logs etc. to work with to help diagnose and solve your issues. Also, if thereā€™s specific asks for additions to the feature or documentation please open additional User Voice items.

    Today we published a new article and related flowchart to provide some insight and guidance for using the Install Software Updates task sequence step.

    Announcement
    https://twitter.com/AaronCzechowski/status/1102647530339221504

    Link to document:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/understand/install-software-updates

    Flowchart at full size
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/understand/media/ts-step-install-software-updates.svg

    - Flowcharts; the install updates proved popular. Weā€™ve had asks for the same for Peer Cache, Task Sequence Pre-cache, Software Distribution Troubleshooting and more.ā€¦

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