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  1. Allow compliance items to be run at logon/logoff

    Right now, Compliance Items can only be scheduled for specific time periods. It would be helpful to schedule Compliance for logoff/logon.

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      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Complete Group Policy Integration

      Configuration Manager should be able to configure all aspects of a workstation that can be done using other Microsoft tools. Some group policy items already exist such as folder redirection and Firewall Policies. It would be great if Firewall could be expanded to include creation of firewall exceptions. It would also be great if we could configure all group policies from within SCCM perhaps using compliance settings.

      299 votes
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        Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Internet Based Remote Control

        Internet based remote control with options such as file transfer and reboot. This could be accomplished using a reverse connection from a client to a new site role hosted in the DMZ.

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          Noted  ·  15 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Admin Console: Show deploymed applications for device / user / collection

          Show all the deployed applications for a device, user or collection which are deployed to it by sccm.

          2 votes
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            Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Keep App Catalog running with Site Database server down & replica MP's in place

            To improve HA options - this was previously filed on Connect (https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/1413501/keep-app-catalog-running-with-site-database-server-down-replica-mps-in-place)

            When running replica MP's policy is available on the replica MP's DB and Software Center is available and applications are able to installed even if the site server and DB is down. Great for device targeted deployments.

            However for user centric deployments that are available via the App Catalog, the users ability to install these is none existent since when the site database is down the App Catalog cannot load as it tries to connect to it and fails.

            It might be handy if the database…

            14 votes
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            • Allow priority ( order) between applications without dependancies

              For example, application with priority 100 will be install before application with priority 500.
              There is some case were dependencie is not sufficient / too strict.

              23 votes
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                Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow all applications packages and TS deployments to be in the Application Catalog and or Software center

                Allow us to choose where to publish applications for the users. Alot of applications are still installed in Task sequences and it would be great to be able to deploy these and present them in the application catalog.

                The users are getting confused when some applications are in software center and some in application catalog. Please let us have a one stop shop for this.

                15 votes
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                  Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Interactive step during OSD (or any other TS)

                  To be able to add an interactive step when running a TS would be useful in many cases. You might not always want to run an OSD as User Driven, but still in one step you want user input.
                  Not only for production, but for test purposes this would be really good.

                  Today, I'm running a very customized solution to make this happen.
                  I created this one in order for this to happen, it should be easier.
                  https://plus.google.com/105132092500423486001/posts/9aCA7LUVpuv

                  11 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                  • Defer options for Applications

                    Often, there is a need to wait with an installation.
                    Such as when user is having a long presentation or workshop.

                    To be able to let them defer the installation, even if it is being pushed and mandatory would be a big help.

                    There are some decen 3rd party tools making this possible, but I'd really rather deal with this as an setting for the package or application.

                    10 votes
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                      Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve the usability of Compliance Settings

                      When I first looked at Compliance Settings I could not get my head around how it worked. I believe I understand it now but it could be made easier.

                      One useful feature would be the inclusion of using admx or existing GPOs to ensure AD compliance is working or apply settings over multiple domains / workgroup system. The Security Compliance Manager has some of these features but only for Microsoft related products with security configuration.

                      8 votes
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                        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve the process for using certificates within ConfigMgr

                        Setting up and managing the certificates for MPs, DPs and boot media is not straight forward. Could you improve the certificate management process to reduce the complexity and overhead in managing it. So automation with internal CAs for automatic certificate issuing would be good.

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                          Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve console communication and security to site server

                          To use the console you need to open up the RPC dynamic port range as the SMS provider is using WMI.

                          Isn't it time to move to a more secure communication method which allows the reduction in open ports to the site server?

                          13 votes
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                            Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement service/feature in OSD that picks up first free Computername from AD and sets it as Computername for New-Deployment OSD.

                            Now I need to make manual scripts and additional web services for OSD to automatically pick up first free computer name from AD and set it for New deployment, it would be nice if SCCM could do it using inbuilt feature.

                            4 votes
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                              Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add support for MSU files in Application Catalog

                              From time to time msu quick engineering hotfixes need to be deployed to machines. It would be helpful if you could import the msu files just like an MSI then deploy using the application catalog. Another option would be to add support to software upgrades.

                              23 votes
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                                Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show pending installation (deployments for apps and programs, software updates) in ConfigMgr applet

                                To the admin and user it's not transparent if the ConfigMgr agent has work to do, like pending application installations, software updates and so on. I have many customers asking for an easy overview of "is there something missing/pending" on the client. The don't want to browse through log files, or create there own scripts/WMI queries, reports and so on. Of course they already did, but every new customer is missing this information. It's quite easy to query, all information is in WMI and visible through some additional tools, but it would be very neat to have this out-of-the-box.

                                19 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create quick deployment report by right-click > Export to Excel

                                  The current monitoring and reporting functionality is somewhat clunky and time-consuming. Being able to right-click an existing deployment under Monitoring\Deployments and export the last-summarized status to an Excel sheet would be an evolutionary leap forward in user-friendlyness for the admin console.

                                  89 votes
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                                  • Possibility to change settings in Software Center

                                    Administrator can define the value settings such as Business Time, automatic reboot, other.

                                    12 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Result screen for Collection & Machine variables

                                      At most of my customers, we are working with collection- or machine variables to be flexible during OS deployment with languages, application installations or something else.
                                      In some cases, there are so much collections with different variables, that it is very hard to find where a variable is coming from.
                                      Perhaps, you can use a dialog in context menu of a device like 'client settings' - 'Resultant Client Settings'.
                                      In this dialog, collect every variable with it's source like
                                      Variable 1 - Collection x
                                      Variable 33 - Collection Z
                                      Variable 232- Machine Variable

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                      • Add resources dialog not accepting 'Enter'

                                        If you like to add a resource to a collection by right clicking on it and starting the 'Add Resource'-Dialog, you have to click the search button by mouse or using tab after enter a search string. Perhaps it will be better to enable pressing the enter button to search for clients.

                                        2 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Multiple Primary Site Servers for Migration of Host Operating System

                                          Have the ability to add a second Primary Site Server to an environment running as a standalone site to allow migration from an older Operating System to the latest version e.g. Migrate your 2012 R2 SCCM server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 by adding a second primary site server, and allowing settings, data etc. to synchronise. Then retire the old 2008 R2 server.

                                          16 votes
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