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  1. Improve Content Replication

    Content Replication from Site to DPs should be a frustration free Process or SCCM Admins. Unfortunately, I know no customer without smaller or bigger issues in this area.
    Here is an uncomplete list of some issues I´ve noticed:
    • Content Eval - Scheduled Task lost
    o SCCM does not check if the schedule task got lost/deleted
    o Suggested Solution: SCCM should verify the Scheduled Task on Service Startup
    • Content Eval - Hash mismatch/Eval fails for package
    o When content Eval fails for a package, the admin must manually redistribute it / take care of the error
    o There should…

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      Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 11 votes
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        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make Windows 10 Setup Compatibility Scan Language Neutral

        It would be nice if a checkbox "Perform Windows Setup Compatibility scan withnout starting upgrade" inside "Upgrade Operating System" step in SCCM Upgrade Task Sequence would be language neutral.

        What I mean by this is that we would like to run this scan prior to the Upgrade itself but to be able to do that currently we have to switch the running OS to en-US (the same language as the Upgrade iso), then run the scan and in case an error is found, we need to switch back to original language again and reboot the computer. This is not a…

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

          Thanks for the feedback, excellent suggestion

          SCCM doesn’t own the compatibility scan – that’s owned by Windows Setup and I have passed this request on to them for consideration in a future release. I also added the scan should allow Architecture neutral as well.

        • can we use iso image in sccm to deploy to all client instead of wim file

          can we use iso image in sccm to deploy to all client instead of wim file

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            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • change the display police on a Task Sequence Step when a condition exists

            change the display for a Task Sequence Step when a condition exists for example change the policy or highlight all steps to identify quicker where some conditions are applied

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              0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Do not allow "SMS" as Site Code Name

              I found some customers which has "SMS" as name of SCCM site. This make a lot of problems with normal management. This name should also be make as do not allowed (wizard blocks also other names). And if already named, it should allow one time change.

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                2 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We do document this, and this has been the case since at least SMS 2003.

                See:
                https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/279868/reserved-site-code-names-in-sms-2003-and-configuration-manager
                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/install/prepare-to-install-sites

                I’ve also confirmed that Setup disallows you from using the several “reserved” site code names and has done so since at least 2012 SP2.

                Was unattended setup used? That’s the only way I can think of that may have bypassed this validation.

              • Switch to next SUP - scripted on client

                ConfigMgr agents are able to fallback to an alternative SUP if the original SUP failed - agents do not fallback to the original SUP once it’s available again. In this case fallback needs to be triggered manually. This can be done from the console using „client notification“ – wouldn’t it be good to also be able to force SUP fallback on the client itself? Document a script method to switch to the next SUP that can be run on the client itself.

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                  Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Apply Boundary Groups to WinPE Management Point selection

                    Currently it appears that when the SCCM agent in the WinPE boot image connects to a Management Point, it selects one without using the Boundary Group rules, instead selecting one from the AD published list, starting with the first alphabetically.
                    Instead this should behave like the full blown Windows SCCM Client and select a Management Point based on Boundary Groups such as IP range.
                    It is worth noting that Distribution Points are selected correctly according to Boundary Group by the WinPE client, for OSD content.

                    57 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Run Scripts: Need folder support for feature

                      It would be nice to be able to make folders and apply security to each folder for the new scripts feature.

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                        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add 2 new options for MDT, define and use Deployment toolkit

                        Add
                        MDT Define Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Package
                        Use Defined Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

                        So you can define then just use the defined MDT Toolkit. This would make it easier when you have multiple Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Package, in the TS. This way they wouldn't all have to be edited. So after you make a change/update your UDI for whatever reason usually applications upgrades.

                        This would same a major amount of time also ensure you don't miss one, and less time editing and testing.

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

                          Hi. This reads like something that would be addressed with the ‘Daisy chain task sequences’ https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8339997-daisy-chain-task-sequences-osd-and-non-osd

                          With that you can updating a single referenced/child task sequence containing the MDT Package and any ‘parent’ task sequence will get that update too.

                          Let me know if that matches your ask and I’ll merge your votes with that item.

                        • Possibility to priorize an (InPlace) Upgrade Task Sequence over Update Installation

                          Since Microsoft introduced the strategy to deliver two new OS builds per year for Windows 10 and a mandatory expiry date of SAC builds, the focus / Engineering task focuses back to perform in place Upgrades via Task Sequences.

                          As those Task Sequences are not deployed at a specific time during the week it might happen that some Windows OS Quality or Office Update are pending or queued for Installation. It does not make sense to deploy a Quality Update for the OS Build which is queued to be upgraded to a new OS Build (with new Quality Updates).

                          My…

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                            1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring back CCMClean support

                            We need a "manual" or force clean - a complete removal of all traces of the ConfigMgr client to be supported again.

                            Too much wasted time is spent trying to track down all the left overs that cause unhealthy clients.

                            Thankfully some of those in the community have published scripts that help, but unfortunately they are "not supported" and many times incomplete.

                            21 votes
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                              Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • For the option to "Run only on the specified client platform," include the option to specify specific Windows 10 branches.

                              Include the ability to select specific Windows 10 branches for the option "Run only on the specified client platform." I have scenarios where I would like to limit certain task sequences and/or packages to e.g. current branch 1607 but not 1703.

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                                2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Link groups or steps together in Task Sequence

                                Would be nice to have the ability to link identical groups or steps together, so that when you change one, all the linked ones also change.

                                This could be useful if you for example have a lot of repeating tasks in different parts of the task sequence, for example adjustments after reboots, or with different groups for software installations (where the steps are the same).

                                Groups\steps would probably need a "Link ID" and a visual change to reflect that the group\step is a linked group\step in the Task Sequence Editor.

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

                                  Hi. Thanks for the feedback. What you’re suggesting is covered with this item – https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8339997-daisy-chain-task-sequences-osd-and-non-osd

                                  The idea being steps that are common would be seen as modular – so with the modular steps in a ‘parent’ task sequence(s) an update to the modular would then update in all.

                                  Please have a read of the link and let me know if that will address your ask. If so then I’ll merge the votes.

                                  You’ll also see a comment that the Nested Task Sequence has disappeared from Tech Preview – that will be rectified shortly.

                                • Pre-Cache of task sequence content "Files Cached" notification

                                  When deploying Operating Systems, we are using the Pre-Cache so customers can install at a more suitable time; however there is no notification in Software Centre to advise if the files required for install have been cached.

                                  This leaves a "pot luck" install, especially for those on slower broadband links on whether the install will start instantly, or if it still has to download the content and wait an inexplicit amount of time before the install can take place.

                                  Can the "Available" change to "Ready to install now" or similar, so customers know they wont have to wait for downloading…

                                  30 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please fix CCM_Client and CCM_DiscoveryData Discovery on Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll

                                    We use Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll in Version 5.1706.1034.1000. The Discover() Method from "Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.Messages.ConfigMgrDataDiscoveryRecordMessage" return wrong results on CCM_Client (InstanceDataXml : <CCM_Client><ClientId>GUID:4D440652-FEC7-4709-B84C-1EC844F910FD</ClientId><ClientIdChangeDate>09/20/2017 14:50:30</ClientIdChangeDate><ClientVersion>5.00.8325.0000</ClientVersion><PreviousClientId>Unknown</PreviousClientId></CCM_Client>, We use current Version SCCM1702) and on CCM_DiscoveryData, the OS is Microsoft Windows NT Server 10.0 on a Windows 10 1703 Client (InstanceDataXml : <CCM_DiscoveryData><PlatformID>Microsoft Windows NT Server 10.0</PlatformID></CCM_DiscoveryData>)

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                                      0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Task Sequence Step / Action / Option "Generate Custom Status Message

                                      It would be really helpful to have the possibility to generate a Status Message with a custom Message ID from within a tasksequence. Maybe as a seperate step, maybe as an checkmark under the "Options" tab.

                                      This message ID could be used to trigger a Status Filter Rule more granular to improve overall Status Filter Rule performance.

                                      Example: A company with 20k Clients deploys Operating Systems and Software via task sequences, the result ist that there are hundreds of thousands of 11171 events. When we are able to set a Message ID 65000 in the OSD Task Aequence, we are…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support for the new Boundary model in Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll

                                        The Messaging.dll only Support the old Boundary model for content requests and MP request. We need support for the new boundary model.

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                                        • Run Scripts: Do not preserve parameters when scripts are re-run, and log parameter usage in Monitoring

                                          When using parameters, the last value used should be blanked out when run again. The value of parameters is the dynamics of it all. You can overwrite the value but seems it would be best servers to not retain the value after running. Would also be great if the parameter used was logged in the Script Status node for ease of tracking.

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