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  1. Unify Powershell Functionality

    The recent Powershell features like 'Run Script' and allowing them to be added directly to a Task Sequence step are fantastic, but things are beginning to feel somewhat fragmented.

    It would be great if SCCM had a central script repository, maybe backed by git, that we could pull scripts from as opposed to adding them.

    This would allow us to easily use the same code in a Task Sequence and a 'Run Script' without having to maintain it in multiple places. Perhaps we could even add a special Powershell Script Package Program type that would pull a script from the…

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      0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make CM Pivot usable at the CAS level

      Make CM Pivot usable at the CAS level

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        planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring Desktop Analytics to Configuration Manager

        Bring the full new Desktop Analytics to SCCM, at ignite it was presented and you can have it only trough the fast track channel, when we can have the full experience in SCCM that your be great also for the co-managed devices and maybe with a connector to Intune to have the Intune SA clients also in SCCM for an overview.

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          0 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Log to ETW

          It would be handy if SCCM Agent (as well as the SCCM Server components) could send logs to ETW (instead or in addition to the files under C:\Windows\CCM\Logs) folder. That would allow us to redirect the events to a central location and analyze with event analysis tools, (i.e. OMS Log Analytics, Message Analyzer, etc.).

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            0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Custom Key Value pair for all objects

            Add the capability of creating any number of custom key value pair instances with a unique property to differentiate between vendors / identities. For instance, let us be able to create instances in a class like SMS_ObjectCustomFields or something and associate them with an object, for instance Packages. This would for instance provide us with a "labeling" or categorization capability for objects like Packages, Configuration Items etc.
            Some requirements:
            - Unique identifier per identity / vendor
            - Maximum character length for Value property, 1024
            - Being able to associate the Key/Value pair with an object
            - Key property cannot be…

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • In Windows PE booting from Iso "Configure network settings" greyed out

              When we are deploying a OS over a SCCM Boot Media Iso there is a possibility to define a IP, Gateway, Subnet ... If there is a tipping error the TS will fail and we have the possibility to push the previous button. In this Case the "Configure network settings" button is greyed out. Would be great if we could modify this settings

              10 votes
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                planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Request full control over allow/disallow force closing of Office 365 apps when installing updates instead of force closing Office apps

                In ConfigMgr 1610 Update Rollup 1 provided the change so Office 365 Updates did not force close any office applications when Office 365 patches were installed through ConfigMgr Software Center.
                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-office-365-proplus-updates#restart-behavior-and-client-notifications-for-office-365-updates

                With ConfigMgr 1706 we require the option to disallow force closing of office 365 applications when patches are installed through the ConfigMgr Software Center.

                52 votes
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                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Run Scripts: Should be able to invoke from Deployment Status Node

                  Run scripts brought a brand new model to handle client troubleshooting, but it can run from collections only.
                  it would have been super useful to be able to run it on a machine\category from the Deployment Status node and then maintain clients with in progress \ unknown \ active \ inactive state.
                  today when we have a list of computers who didn't report their status we need to manually create a collection with these clients to run a scripts and there's not even a built-in way to create a collection from the asset details

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                    0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix Support Center on running app deployment eval cycle remotely

                    When Support Center runs App Deployment Evaluation cycle locally, it uses Schedule 121, which is OK. However, when it’s connected to remote machine, it uses Schedule 123, which was deprecated at some point.

                    Future release of Support Center should always use schedule 121.

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                      1 comment  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove the option to deleted the members from a collect when the collection is deleted.

                      It seem odd that since you multi-select and deleted user / computers that you would need to have a prompt to delete the users / computers when deleting the collection.

                      The process should be if you need to deleted the users / computers and the collection.
                      - Multi-select and deleted computers. If there is a large number users / computers blocks deleted if number excesses High-Risk deployment settings.
                      - Deleted the Collection
                      - If the collection is limiting another collection. Then prompt if that collection should be deleted too.

                      4 votes
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                        planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow use if DeploymentID as identifier in Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment

                        Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment do not allow DeploymentID as unique identifier. Instead you need to use e.g. programname and packageid.

                        In the case of Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment this requires DeploymentName which is not even possible to retrieve from Get-CMDeployment

                        Please, allow DeploymentID as an option to identifying the deployment in these cmdlets.

                        4 votes
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                          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Change temporary unpack path of Support Center Viewer

                          If i open a "Bundle" in Support Center Viewer all the data gets stored in:
                          C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\ConfigMgrSupportCenter.Common\Temporary

                          It woul be nice to Change that path or to provide a path during the unpack procedure. Right now i have alsmost 8GB of data in that path and it seems to not clean up by itself.

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Software Center "Sort by" default view

                            Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

                            285 votes
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                              12 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Select specific WMI classes or Logfiles in SCCM Support Center

                              It would be nice to have the ability to select specific WMI classes or Logfies easily within the SCCM Support Center. Right now i have to edit the config XML and sometimes the support center crashes. That would Help if you try to pull files or classes for specific Scenario from Clients and you dont Need all of them.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • PowerShell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept Window Time as parameter

                                Powershell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept StartTime as a parater. Current implementation only accepts limited parmaters of collectionid, and maintenance window name. If you have two windows by the same name, with different start times... you will remove both by using this utility. I suggest it should also accept the StartTime as a paramter for specific window deletion. Maintenance windows are a point in time schedule, and therefore the Point in time should be considered as a parameter for removal. The current implementation of this cmdlet is dangerous, and cannot be used for finite window removal.

                                5 votes
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                                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • ADR Available Deployments

                                  I would like to see ADR's support the creation of Available deployments in addition to Required deployments. We have some business cases where a certain subset of servers are aren't allowed to "push" software updates to until the server/app owners have verified the patches.

                                  The issue is that these servers don't have connectivity to the internet so we have to deliver them via ConfigMgr. By creating an Available update using an ADR, it streamlines our ability to "deliver" the updates to all systems, and allow the Patching Team, or App/Server owner to patch according to their own business schedules.

                                  187 votes
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                                    18 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • When a console crashes and you are editing a task sequence, allow sedo unlock if user name matches yours

                                    It happened to me yesterday with SCCM 1602 CB, I was editing two task sequences at the same time, trying to copy a section from one into the other when the console crashed. I needed the work done and this didn't help as as soon as I started the console again I got the familiar message shown below. The problem is you have to wait 30 minutes for the sedo lock to be removed or use PowerShell cmdlets to try and remove the lock.

                                    I don't think that is necessary at all as there is already a retry button on…

                                    199 votes
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                                      planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Integrate the features of the SCCM Client Center into console

                                      The third party application SCCM client center provides essential troubleshooting support for the client. Why not integrate the features into the Admin console?

                                      10 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Update CM cmdlet documentation and downloadable help file

                                        Running update-help pulls down a help file to an older version of the cmdlets. For instance, do a clean install of the console and cmdlets.
                                        Type:

                                        Get-Help Add-CMApplicationCatalogWebsitePoint

                                        On a machine that has not had the help file updated, you will see 6 parameter sets under Syntax. Run update-help and then try again. You will now see 2 parameter sets under Syntax. In addition, there is no detailed information for the new cmdlets added.

                                        7 votes
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                                          planned  ·  3 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Emergency/Immediate halt or pause of a software deployment then resume a software deployment when needed.

                                          In SCCM, there should be a way to stop or discontinue a software deployment should there be an emergency or issue and then resume the deployment when desired. For example, if software has been deployed to the environment and in an event of an emergency or major issue, SCCM should allow the administrator to stop or pause the software deployment in real time, resolve the issue then restart the software deployment again. Ideally, this would accomplish in one push of a button. Unlike now, the administrator goes and deletes the deployment and recreates the deployment again leaving the inability to…

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