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  1. Remote Control: Improve Multi-Monitor Experience

    Business Case (I know how you PMs love these):
    The current CB 1902 implementation is going to make this conversation part of our helpdesk script:
    “What screen is the app on?”
    “Can you move that window to the monitor where X is showing?”
    “No, not that one.”
    “Nope, still don’t’ see it”
    “Ok let me reconnect in full screen, please accept the prompt again.”
    “No no no, don’t hang up the phone, that’s not how this works.”
    “Ok, you should see a prompt to allow me to connect.”
    “Nope it’s there, trust me.”
    “Got it, thanks. Ok, let me move…

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Enable New-CMBootableMedia to use a Cloud DP (or Content enabled CMG)

    This Cmdlet does not support using a cloud distribution point as the distribution point source (and neither does the GUI).

    This means that in order to use this feature we have to have an on-premise DP purely for this purpose.

    Regards
    Wayne

    19 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Set-CMAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment to include missing AllowWUMU and AllowUseMeteredNetwork

    Although you can now add multiple deployments to a single Automatic Deployment Rule there a couple of options that can be read but not set. These are:

    "If software updates are not available on the distribution point in current, neighbor or site boundary groups, download content from Microsoft Updates."
    and
    "All clients on a metered internet connection to download content after the installation deadline, which might incur additional costs"

    I can successfully retrieve all Deployments associated with an Automatic Deployment Rule via the Get-CMAutoDeploymentRuleDeployment cmdlet and see the current settings for these properties by parsing the DeploymentTemplate XML.

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  4. 68 votes
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  5. Pass script parameters with Invoke-CMScript

    Allow the Invoke-CMScript to pass script parameters. This could be done with a ScriptParameter hashtable similar to how Invoke-CMReport functions.

    28 votes
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  6. Boot Image Azure Powershell

    Include option to inject Azure Powershell Cmdlets (including Azure Automation) into Boot Images. As many organizations are moving to the cloud, including the ability to login and run tasks in Azure is a must.

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

    Thanks for your feedback. Updating status to noted.

    This item is very similar to "Add “AD Powershell Module” as Optional Component for boot images"

    We had to decline that as we cannot ship or take a dependency on the AD module. Similarly we won’t be able to take a dependency on Azure PSH module – we can only add what’s in the ADK.

    Your ask covers a bit more ground with the ability to run tasks in Azure so I’ll leave as noted for now.

  7. Import/Export Cmdlet Parameter aliases

    Could we please have a common alias for the file path parameters in the various import/export cmdlets?

    For example, currently we have:
    1. Export-CMBaseline uses -Path to set output path, and
    2. Export-CMTaskSequence uses -ExportFilePath.

    Then we have:
    1. Import-CMBaseline using -FileName to determine location of exported files
    2. Import-CMApplication using -FilePath,
    3. Import-CMTasksequence using -Path.

    A common alias like "Path" or "FilePath" for all these parameters will be very handy in reducing complexity of scripts calling your Cmdlets.

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  8. Allow custom icons in software center for Task Sequences

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per App Task Sequence in the Software Center.

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  9. Add preflight checks and improve documentation for the “Modify SQL Server configuration” option

    1.) When running the SCCM Setup Wizard and choosing “Modify SQL Server configuration” there does not appear to be an adequate preflight check to ensure Config Manager is running with full administrative rights to A) operating systems, B) SQL instances and C) Config Manager itself. These permissions are (obviously) critical to a SQL configuration change. In enterprise environments, setup.exe should be reaching out to check rights to all the things it needs to modify (file system, registry, certificates, etc.) before it executes the changes. Partial modification of the configuration has catastrophic results.

    2.) Execution of the SQL configuration change does…

    23 votes
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  10. Upgrade Operating System Built-in Step: Add Option to Keep Files Only

    Customer does not have the store installed and using the built-in TS step keeps files and apps. I know that the "OSDSetupAdditionalUpgradeOptions" variable can be used, but it would be nice to have the option on the built-in TS step.

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

    Thanks for responding.

    We cannot provide a different migration options for the reasons I outlined below. Anything other than ‘Applications, Data and Settings’ will leave the machine unmanaged – while we developed the new upgrade step we tested them all.

    I’ll see if I can source steps for reinstalling the Store without having to complete a restore.

  11. Prevent the SCCM client from using hyper-v IP addresses

    If you install Hyper-V on Windows 10, it will create a default adapter and randomly create an IP address, usually in the 172.x.x.x subnet. If by chance, you have a boundary that this random IP address falls into, the SCCM client will think it is part of this boundary, in addition to the boundary associated with it's physical NIC. The client considers both boundaries to be a Current boundary group and will therefore potentially download content from DP's associated within either boundary. In most situations, this additional DP will likely be across a WAN link which of course can cause…

    3 votes
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  12. Allow Limiting the number of characters in a Collection Variable

    We use collection variables when imaging a new machine, Specifically the OSDComputerName variable is used for naming the machines. Sometimes machines get named incorrectly and have too many characters. If I was able to limit the amount of characters that could be used in a Collection Variable, I could set OSDComputerName to be only 15 characters and our task sequences would not fail because the name is too long.

    I would also appreciate if we could exclude special characters from being typed. Thanks!

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  13. Enhance Phased Deployment for Applications

    TL;DR: Make Phased Deployments for Applications the same as Phased Deployments for Task Sequences where you can create up to 10 phases and manually initiate the second phase of deployment.

    Explanation:
    Currently in 1806 although you can create a phased deployment for an Application, you're limited in two key areas:

    1) You cannot manually create phases for an application
    2) You cannot manually begin the second phase of deployment for an application
    3) You are limited to 2 phases for an application

    In our environment we follow a controlled graceful deployment process where an Application Model application is deployed office-by-office…

    36 votes
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  14. Ability to specify the keyboard layout in the Boot Images properties

    I know we can use the DISM command to set the input locale but from my point of view it should exist a field in the Boot Image properties where you could specify the layout you want.

    23 votes
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  15. hashdir.exe for SCCM CB SHA256

    The old version of HASHDIR.exe tool doesn't work with new version of SCCM. This could be because of SHA256 hashing of SCCM CB.
    Is there any possibility to release a new version HASHDIR.exe tool for SHA256 hashed content. This would be really useful whenever SCCM admins want to perform has miss match troubleshooting ...
    This concern was raised by Stefan - https://twitter.com/stefan_farnik/status/1030075218365227008

    5 votes
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  16. Powershell 6.x support everywhere in SCCM

    Explicitly being able to select the option of using PowerShell 6.x in scripts/compliance rules/task sequences would be a good future thinking feature to adopt as soon as possible.

    Ideally a version option built in to SCCM like that for x32/64 OS, but for PS 5.1/6.x would make this interesting.

    2 votes
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  17. Flowchart : Pre-download content for a task sequence" (client side)

    Hi,

    If possible, please provide flowchart for this scenario --> Pre-download content for a task sequence" (client side)

    (My issue is --> BITS error during TS predownload content, after cleaning bits jobs, predownload will never restart)

    Maybe this flowchart will help us ?

    Actually in Configmgr 1806

    Thank you !

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  18. MVP-New-CMConfigurationItem / Set-CMConfigurationItem supported platform

    the New-CMConfigurationItem and Set-CMConfigurationItem should be able to set the supported platforms. today this is not possible to easily perform this task

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  19. Clarify relationship between SC and SCCM

    List of discrepancies treating CM "Configuration Manager" different from DPM, SCOM, SCORCH, SCSM:
    - The SC Roadmap makes no mention of CM. http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/9/6/59602436-C9C5-48A1-B305-827654B9077B/System_Center_Roadmap_EN_US.pdf
    - All the SC components except for CM appear to be on the same SAC (Semi-Annual Channel) software release train schedule with two releases (1801 and 1807) to date. https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/07/24/system-center-1807-available-now/
    - The Microsoft Docs URL for CM does not include "system-center", whereas the other SC offerings do. e.g. https://docs.microsoft.com/system-center/scom/ vs https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm

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  20. Add the ability to run Software Updates with a Stand-Alone Media

    Please add the ability to run software updates with a stand-alone media. This would allow us to add software updates to our reference images without having to use PXE.

    14 votes
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