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  1. 3 votes
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      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
      • Add preflight checks and improve documentation for the ā€œModify SQL Server configurationā€ option

        1.) When running the SCCM Setup Wizard and choosing ā€œModify SQL Server configurationā€ 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 doesā€¦

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          2 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.

          • 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 causeā€¦

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              Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
            • 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-officeā€¦

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                0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

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                  3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                • 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

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                    0 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

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                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                        • creating image for windows 10 for sccm

                          Would like to capture and deploy image of windows 10 PC to SCCM

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                            2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

                            Updating status to Noted

                            Hi. Support for Windows 10 was added in our 1511 release back when Windows 10 was released. As well as the same Build, Capture, Deploy we’ve had for all previous Windows versions we added a new In-place Upgrade task sequence template and step

                            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/scenarios-to-deploy-enterprise-operating-systems

                            Is there a gap in the functionality you’re seeing or something else – let us know, we’d like to address your ask and help you with deploying Windows 10.

                          • 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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                              Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

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                                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for your feedback and suggestion.

                                We’ve a couple more items that are similar asks – basically anything that’s blocked by MP communication when using Standalone media.
                                I’ll look to merge these items in the near future then see about addressing a ‘Connected Standalone Media’

                              • Maintenance window recurrence pattern offset from a base day

                                Allow the recurrence pattern for maintenance windows to be scheduled with an offset from a base day.

                                Meaning, if we want a maintenance window on the Wednesday following the Second Tuesday of every month, we could configure a maintenance window for the Second Tuesday with a +1 offset.

                                (This would be similar to the offset option added to ADRs in 1802.)

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                                  Noted  ·  18 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                • Standardize package properties between SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects

                                  SMS_TaskSequence_RunCommandLineAction uses PackageID
                                  SMS_TaskSequence_InstallApplicationAction uses AppInfo (and ApplicationName?)
                                  SMS_TaskSequence_ApplyDriverPackageAction uses DriverPackageID
                                  SMS_TaskSequence_ApplyOperatingSystemAction uses ImagePackageID
                                  SMS_TaskSequence_UpgradeOperatingSystemAction uses InstallPackageID

                                  While they are different objects and they do different things, shouldn't this be standardized across classes that can have content dependencies in a TS? This makes the data coming out of Get-CMTaskSequenceStep difficult to work with, as you have to keep a rolling library of properties to check for Package ID's.

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                                    0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add line numbers in CMTrace

                                    I often use a tool to search all log files for a particular entry, and the search results tell me what line the entry is located on within each log file. If CMTrace had line numbers, it would help locate the search results within the log files.

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                                    • 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 whenā€¦

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                                        3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                      • Refresh Task Sequences inside WinPE

                                        Can we please have an option to refresh the list of available task sequences when PXE Booting?

                                        At present, we have to reboot the machine in order for a new Task Sequence to show, or if any changes have been made to that TS after PXE Booting (eg you forget to Distribute a package, or disable/enable a step).

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                                          3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

                                          Updating status to Noted.

                                          As Mike states below, this was addressed in our 1702 release.

                                          We had another User Voice item for that too – https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8363340-ability-to-click-back-when-and-re-try-when-a-task

                                          Here’s the 1702 Doc link too https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1702

                                          Is there a gap in the functionality you’re seeing? If not I’ll close this item once we complete our 1810 release.

                                        • Save-CMSoftwareUpdate error RPC server unavailable when connecting under a different account

                                          My idea is to have the scenario described below supported.

                                          When running Save-CMSoftwareUpdate command on a CMSite-PSDrive that connects to a ConfigMgr site in a different domain (used Get-Credential to pass credentials in New-PSDrive call) than the user account the PowerShell window is running as, I get error 'The RPC server is unavailable'.

                                          I can successfully change location to the PS drive, and run other ConfigMgr PS cmdlets.

                                          Commands:
                                          New-PSDrive -Name <sitecode> -PSProvider 'CMSite' -Root <siteserverFQDN> -Credential (Get-Credential)
                                          Set-Location <sitecode>:
                                          Save-CMSoftwareUpdate -SoftwareUpdateName <name> -DeploymentPackageName <name> -Verbose

                                          Verbose output from Save-CMSoftwareUpdate call:

                                          VERBOSE: Start: Execution of WQL query: Select * fromā€¦

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