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  1. Create a tool to easily troubbleshoot and report root problems for an application deploiement failing.

    Most of the support desk do not have the needed knowledge to go to all the logs on a client and check why an application is not installed or do not appears in Catalog.
    Is it a policy issue , a Global conditions issue , does a requirement is not met , is a dependencies not installed ?
    Add to this one time to go to log you need ScopeId or CI , or Policy ID , all this make difficult the job for a SD Level 1 or 2
    Results it come too often to Level 3 and Admin…

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  2. More incremental collection information be shown in console (version 2010+)

    Starting with ConfigMgr 2010 the functions of the CEviewer are being moved into the console. One thing that the old tool was useful for was quickly showing how many incremental collections were in in an environment and what their total runtime was. Since there are performance limits to incremental evaluation it would be helpful to show inexperienced admins that they might be running into trouble by having too many or poorly performing collections set this way. I suggest that functionality be added either to the user/device collections view to show if incremental is set or not for a collection and…

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  3. include Windowsupdate.log in log collection

    Hi,

    We have new option to collect client log from the console. it works quite good.

    But to better troubleshoot frequent WindowsUdpate problems, it would be nice to include windowsupdate.log (after instant generation on w10/w2016+), and eventually CBS.log

    This way we have a better view of the computer state when digging for non installed KB, without asking remote user to send the files.

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  4. A where used tab for Operating Systems

    Can we have a where used tab in Operating System images and upgrades?

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  5. Fix "missing deployment type issues" once and forever

    Applications were not seen in Softwarecenter

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/e0bd29ad-adf5-4c33-
    a2f2-740df8cc6c32/applications-not-visible-in-software-center

    this problem is not new instead its very old, was fixed but we face it since some days and have version 2002!

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  6. Support Mac OS 11

    Hello

    can you please support Mac OS 11.

    Thanks.

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  7. Resource Explorer

    Can Resource Explorer be updated to include the device name of the object you are looking at in the title bar.

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  8. Sccm reads windows security logs at startup

    The sccm client startup process is very heavy. On our machines we have a very demanding security baseline which gives us a huge windows security eventlog. Reading out this eventlog alone takes over 30 seconds at 25% CPU which makes the startup process of the computers even slower than it is. As we understand it SCCM reads pretty much the entire security log every time the service is started. Even if it's started twice in 30 minutes for whatever reason. We aren't sure what the point is of reading out 100MB of security logs, but it seems a waste. We'd…

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. Do you have user device affinity enabled in your environment? If you do, is it configured to automatically determine affinity? Changing user device affinity configuration may reduce this overhead.

    For more information, see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/apps/deploy-use/link-users-and-devices-with-user-device-affinity

    We will consider looking into ways to improve this in the future.

  9. New-CMOperatingSystemUpgradePackage need an Index switch

    New-CMOperatingSystemUpgradePackage need an Index switch. Unlike the wizard in the console where you can select a specific index to import, you cannot when using PowerShell. This is especially important when servicing the OS upgrade package via the Console.

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  10. Warn when deployed application hasn't been uploaded to distributed points

    Suggestion: If you try to install an application that hasn't been distributed, the software center indicates "installing" with a spinning blue wheel. This unnecessarily trips up people new to SCCM and can make for a frustrating end user experience.

    Can the Management Console warn when you're trying to deploy an app that's not distributed?

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  11. Combine Resource Explorer and Properties

    It would be very helpful if the Properties window of a device included all of the information in the Resource Explorer.

    Motivation:
    1. I almost never open the Properties view because it rarely contains the information I'm looking for. The Resource Explorer, on the other hand, has almost everything.
    2. Having the Resource Explorer buried under a sub-menu makes it difficult to train and convince technicians to use it in their day-to-day workflow to find information and solve problems.
    3. Since Resource Explorer is far more useful than Properties, it should be the easier of the two things to get…

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  12. OSD - Create Variable to control creation of DisableCMDRequest.TAG in Setup Windows & ConfigMgr Step

    During OSD, specifically the Setup Windows & Configuration Manager Step, the step creates the file DisableCMDRequest.TAG right before rebooting from WinPE into the Full OS

    This disables the F10 prompt during the Windows Setup.

    Could you allow us to change this behavior via TS variable?
    Example: SMTSTDisableCMDRequest = False

    [Bonus] Then also automatically set the it to false if TSDebugMode = True

    This would be helpful for troubleshooting Windows Errors during Setup before the TS kicks back in after setup. (SetupComplete.cmd runs)

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

    Thanks for your suggestion. Updating status to noted – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Can you elaborate with some examples of why this would be needed?

    We already have the task sequence debugger and comprehensive logging. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/osd/deploy-use/debug-task-sequence

    Also, Windows developed SetupDiag which can be run from the task sequence or used on setup.exe completion https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

  13. Install MECM Support Center alongside client by default

    I have no metrics to back this up, yet I feel Support Center is under utilized as it has to be installed separately and manually from the MECM client.

    Could you give us one or more of the following options?
    1) Add an checkbox in the client install settings area to have Support Center install after the MECM client is installed.
    2) Have Support Center install by default like the MECM client
    3) Make installing Support Center an option in the Add dropdown under a Tools folder, in the TS editor.

    15 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great ideas.

    We don’t package Support Center with the client at this time because it would add 15MB or so to the MSI package, and we’re trying to avoid bloating it as much as possible.

    That being said, there’s certainly no reason we can’t have other solutions in place to make it easier to get Support Center onto client machines or to otherwise opt-in to having it distribute with clients.

    We will look into ways to improve this in the future.

  14. Support -Fast mode in more PowerShell cmdlets

    Can Get-Get-CMTaskSequence get a [-Fast] switch like [Get-CMApplication]

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  15. Trigger log collection from task sequence either automatically or via client action

    The new option in the console for Client diagnostics - Collect Log files, need to be able to trigger option from the client running a task sequence. The reason for this is when a task sequence logic encounters a error and you want to auto capture the logs, this client action will be key to automating the log captures. Also for Windows 10 Servicing where the machine runs on the Internet and capturing the logs works great over the CMG, but again just want to automate the log capture than rather manually capturing the logs.

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  16. Reduce the number delta mismatch BADMIFS Generated

    We get about 1000 deltamismatch BADMIFs generated each day.

    Here is the case of sccm client Inventoryagent.log says successfully sent but the ccmessaging.log shows the upload failed.
    Why can’t the client inventory agent act on the status back from ccmmessaginglog and if the upload of the inventory fails, don’t increment the delta number.
    This would greatly reduce the number of deltamismatch files generated each day and improvement keeping the inventory up to date without having to force a full inventory sync for this case.

    Here are the details:

    Dataldr.log for computer: CHOSIJ1-L2

    Thread: 6108 will use GUID GUID:c28fa179-d722-4692-be69-a71f5a81e75c SMSINVENTORY…

    4 votes
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  17. Do not create folders and collections trough desktop analytics

    Desktop Analytics create some folders and Device Collections (Deployment Plans, Pilot, Production, ...).

    I don't need it, I like to delete or at least to move this folders, do not re-create this folders and collections daily.

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  18. get-cmdevice searchable with FQDN

    Please add the Availability to use get-cmdevice -Devicename with the FQDN and not only with the Hostname (as it is possible with get-cmdeviceVariable)

    6 votes
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  19. Some models pre-download driver packages for other models (Add an "Exact match" checkbox)

    We have a lot of different kinds of Dell client computers and some of the model names are very alike.

    We also have a network which doesn’t allow us to use peer-to-peer techniques to lower bandwidth usage so we need to create rings and make a couple of computers at the time pre-download osupgrade packages and drivers before deploying an IPU to the mass.

    Two of the models we have are "Latitude 7390" and "Latitude 7390 2-in-1".
    (This is not the only combo of models that suffers from this behavior)
    We've created one driver package for each of them.
    But…

    5 votes
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  20. Install Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) Before Other Updates When User Initiated

    The Current Branch 2002 release introduced a feature to install SSUs first but only when triggered by the deadline.
    From the docs:
    "SSUs are installed first only for non-user initiated installs. For instance, if a user initiates an installation for multiple updates from Software Center, the SSU might not be installed first."

    A lot of work has been put into encouraging user-participation in the patching process. I want the user to decide when they're ready to install the updates and avoid situations where the deadlines impact their work. In those scenarios the behavior introduced in 2002 therefore not helpful.

    I…

    151 votes
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