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  1. Support PXE responder to run on same server as DHCP

    Currently it is not supported to use the built in PXE responder on the same server that is running DHCP. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their own servers for SCCM DPs.

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

      These changes are now in our 1901 Technical Preview

      Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1901
      Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/A-New-Perspective-on-Client-Health-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/324621

      When you enable a PXE responder on a distribution point without Windows Deployment Service, it can now be on the same server as the DHCP service. Add the following settings to support this configuration:
      Set the DWord value DoNotListenOnDhcpPort to 1 in the following registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\DP.
      Set DHCP option 60 to PXEClient.
      Restart the SCCMPXE and DHCP services on the server.

    • Add import code button to new Run PowerShell script task sequence step

      The 1811 Technical Preview added a "enter or paste a PowerShell script" function to the "Run PowerShell script" Task Sequence step. That is an awesome feature, but even more awesome would an import code button that automatically puts the code in for you when you direct it to a .ps1 script.

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        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make it possible to show the Windows Upgrade GUI during an in place upgrade

          Actually there is no option to show the GUI for the Windows 10 upgrades. The users want to know what’s going on during an in Place upgrade.

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

            Updating status to Started.

            Our SCCM 1902.1 Technical Preview is released and contains the changes to the task sequence progress UI. Try it out and let us know your thoughts.

            For more info:
            Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1902
            Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Making-sure-you-see-deployment-notifications-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/332674

          • Add simple way to exclude an OU from discovery when discovering entire domain.

            Discovery set to entire domain. Add a way to exclude a few OU's from discovery.

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              0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for the feedback, your request was addressed in our 1806 release. I’ll close this item at the end of current release.

              For details, check https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/configure-discovery-methods

              Search for ‘select subcontainers to exclude from this recursive search’

              If you haven’t moved to 1806 yet or don’t have plans for the near future, you can check out this functionality in any of our Technical Previews after 1804 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1804

            • Run Powershell Script (Task Sequence Step) passed parameters not visible in logging

              When parameters are provided on a 'Run Powershell Script' in a task sequence, the SMSTS.log only logs the name of the script. It does not log the full command (including parameters) that are invoked.

              For example: if I call Java.ps1 with parameters -level 1 -language eng the SMSTS.log only shows...

              Running powershell script: 'Java.ps1'(PkgID: SCM00000) with execution policy 'Bypass'

              This would be helpful in troubleshooting what parameters were actually passed to the script that is executing. Otherwise you have to track down the task sequence and assume everything entered is passed and run. Or you have to build your PS1…

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

                Updating status to started.

                We’ve made some improvements with the PowerShell step and Run Command Line

                For more info:
                Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1811
                Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Add-PowerShell-script-content-directly-in-the-TS-Editor-using/ba-p/294264

                This item isn’t directly covered in the documentation yet. The functionality works similar to the variable OSDDoNotLogCommand – in this case it’s OSDLogPowerShellParameters

                Set that to TRUE and the parameters are logged.

              • CM Messaging SDK Documentation shouldn't be a .chm help file AND...

                The docs that exist for the CM Messaging (note, the messaging SDK is not a part of the larger CM SDK docs here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh442686(v=cmsdk.16).aspx) is currently a .chm Help file, which is lovably nostalgic.

                However it doesn't do justice to the power of the SDK. For instance, Discovery and hardware inventory are barely covered in the SDK docs. I'm troubleshooting an issue now with the Messaging SDK in which a fake CM Client appears with Windows 6.2 NT Workstation, even though it is a fully patched Win10 machine. Weird stuff.

                Anyway, it would be great if the docs were…

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                  0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Use SCCM to remote control multiple monitors

                  When using SCCM to remote control multiple monitors; allow the ability to select only one monitor to be remote controlled; vs. the option now of only stretching.

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                    78 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Integrate /ResetBase and WIM Optimization/Exporting into Offline Servicing

                    In the interest in making my OS deployment task sequences as fast and as optimized as possible, I always optimize WIM files anytime they're updated or re-created.

                    In my build/capture task sequence, I add a step at the very end before capture to run DISM /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase so that all of the superseded updates are removed from the base image before it is captured. This results in a smaller WIM file and obviously, faster deployment times.

                    With the built-in Offline Servicing option for OS images, once new updates are added, they remain in the component store of the image when…

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                      9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Specify drive to cache data for creating task sequence media

                      When creating TS media, the cache is always downloaded to the temp folder for the user creating it. Our standard server config only build 100GB OS partitions which fill quickly. My admin PC has 256GB SSD primary with 1TB data drive. My SSD is filled with applications and other items but i have lots of free space on my data drive.
                      Trying to create standalone media fills the remaining space on my SSD and eventually fails. The option to choose to cache the content to my data drive would work as there is a lot more space available.

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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Folder Redirection Improvements to Permit OneDrive

                        Currently the folder redirection feature in SCCM doesn't take an environmental variable as a good path; it requires \\SERVER\SHARE.

                        With OneDrive being common place in Office 365, please allow us to enter a command such as:

                        %userprofile%\<SyncFolder>

                        where Sync folder is the name of your organization's onedrive folder.

                        as documented by the Office team.

                        https://support.office.com/en-us/article/redirect-known-folders-to-onedrive-for-business-e1b3963c-7c6c-4694-9f2f-fb8005d9ef12

                        So that we can use SCCM to manage this.

                        Thanks! :)

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                          0 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • GUI Option for Offline OS Image Servicing Drive

                          When applying updates to a .wim file via offline image servicing the image and update files are copied to the C:\ drive of the site server. The only way to change this behavior from using the C:\ drive to something else is with the following method:

                          https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2013/07/15/customizing-offline-servicing-of-operating-system-images/

                          This is not ideal, and apparently dangerous as one commentor on that page states they may have broken their SCCM environment for not following the instructions exactly.

                          It would be better to have a simple GUI-based option to change this setting, or a least a registry key.

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                            started  ·  1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Distribute Task Sequence content to cloud distribution point

                            In TP1802, new feature allow Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence via cloud management gateway, which is very good feature, so please allow distribute Task Sequence content to cloud distribution point. In this moment, clould distribution point is not in the list when try to distribute Task sequence contents.

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

                              Thank you for the feedback. Updating status to Started, I’ll mark as complete when 1810 is completed.

                              With the changes we made to allow the Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence work with CMG. We also updated the task sequence distribution to no longer filter for Cloud DPs

                              This change was made in 1806 release. If you’re on 1806, please try it out and let us know if this addresses you ask.

                            • Small SCCM Hardware VM Recommendations

                              I'd like primary site sizing recommendations for small to medium size environments. We have <500 client devices, your recommended specs are way too high.

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                                started  ·  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add-CMScriptDeploymentType -AddDetectionClause "OR" functionality

                                It would be helpful to have the ability to select OR as a Connector Value (which only has 2 states AND, OR) for the AddDetectionClause of Add-CMScriptDeploymentType
                                The best example of this is when trying to create a ConfigMgr Client Update application. The client has a different GUID depending on whether it is x86 or x64.

                                Why am I making a separate application deployment for the client upgrade as opposed to the built in one? The built in one will not use the files local to itself and pull the entire content accross the WAN again. So building an application…

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                                  started  ·  1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • BootMedia Version and PackageID

                                  Place a file on the BootMedia to identify it with the PackageID and the Package Source Version. If you have different BootMedias (Test, Prod, ...) or FieldService that does not know which one they used to create the USB Stick, it would be very helpful, to easily find the PackageID and the Version of the Media.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Need WSUS Maintenance tasks

                                    There should be a few built in maintenance tasks to go through and complete all the maintenance tasks that are needed for WSUS. I find having to run through these steps every month to be quite tedious requiring a lot of change control each month to get the maintenance work completed for WSUS.

                                    Everything described in this article should be automatically done by CM: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/01/26/the-complete-guide-to-microsoft-wsus-and-configuration-manager-sup-maintenance/

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                                      23 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Run Scripts: Need cmdlets to support feature

                                      Create cmdlets for the new in console Powershell scripts. Some good ones would be new Script Deployment and get script results.

                                      EX:
                                      New-CMPSScriptDeployment -Name "Script Name" -CollectionName "Collection Name"

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                                        3 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create an SCCM Community Catalog Feature

                                        Creating SCCM Collection Queries is an art, and like most art, some of us are more suited to stick-figures while others produce beautiful creations worthy of a place in the Louvre, featuring graceful sub-queries, artful tabbing and good code practices.

                                        When creating a collection, it would be helpful to have an optional 'Community Collection Catalogue' to choose from, which could have a user-voice style 'Most useful' collections list.

                                        Users could create collections here, possibly even having a community 'wish-list' area for those without skills to request from those who would like to share.

                                        Contributions in the community catalog could be…

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                                          13 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Task Sequence - View Only option

                                          Add Option to View TS, instead of "edit". Often times I just want to look at a TS for reference, and not edit it. Just safe guarding the TS from my accidental clicks.

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