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  1. 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.)

    431 votes
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  2. Create collections based on boundary group

    With more and more AD admins being directed to "flatten" their sites and services, the ability to create query collections based on an AD site has become moot since boundaries are now having to be manually created by subnet or range. When a new subnet comes online or is taken off, not only does it have to be changed as a boundary and to subsequent groups but now any collections needing that range must also be updated. I'd rather one change to a group dynamically change all other collections tied to the group.

    105 votes
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  3. Collection Evaluation Priority

    Most of my customers have high priority collections (like OSD or important applications) and normal/low priority collections where ā€œslowā€ evaluation is not a problem.
    For those high priority collections, it would be great if you could configure that the collection evaluation always runs first, even if other collections are in the queue.
    It would be great if you can configure the priority, like you can do it for content replication.

    72 votes
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  4. Collections should have a column for IP address

    When a collection of computers is opened we should have the option of displaying a column with the machines IP address. Or 2 columns, one for IPV4 and another for IPV6.

    70 votes
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  5. Warning message for high-impact collection changes

    When I started working with SCCM years ago I was told that you're not really an SCCM admin until you accidently deployed MS Office to the whole company. Through my years of working with SCCM I've seen many people update a collection not knowing that there was a mandatory deployment attached which resulted in the deployment getting sent to systems that were not intended.
    I would like to see a check/notification box added when a query based collection is updated that reminds you of the required deployments attached. This message will only show if an unexpired required advertisement is stillā€¦

    66 votes
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  6. A better editor for collection query statements

    Editing Query statement for Collections today is awful, the window is small and not re-sizable and it's hard to find typos and errors. A new re-sizable editor with WQL intellisense would be nice.

    44 votes
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  7. Display Collections "Evaluate time left" & "Incremental time left"

    A feature to view the collections time left to evaluate and also the incremental time too.

    This will help the SCCM admin to troubleshoot the endless amount of collections that have no members, poorly written queries and put a stop to unreachable incremental deadlines for the evaluation to complete. (A recent customer I have visited has all the above issues)

    At a glance through the views, you will be able to see column info like:
    Start Time: 09:10 and End Time: 09:45 etc.

    A bonus would be to have a breakdown pivot table report of all collections showing the following:

    ā€¦

    39 votes
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  8. Override collection membership evaluation settings/remove collection membership evaluation settings from global data

    Collections are part of global data. As such, all settings on collections are replicated from any Primary to the Central Administration Site and then down to the other Primaries again.
    This includes the membership queries, the way collection membership is evaluated (incremental, full) and when this evaluation is scheduled.

    My customer's IT is arranged into different Business Division, each with a high autonomy on how to manage local workstations.
    For reasons too long to explain, some of the business divisions need a high number of collections with incremental membership evaluation. They accept that their incremental evaluation cycle lasts +25 minutesā€¦

    38 votes
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  9. Ability to create collections either as WMI(WQL) or SQL based.

    Back in the day Altiris had this ability to create collections based on SQL queries. I think this would be great as the provider in some cases work more effictiently and not need to do a translation if the query was already native. Not saying to get rid of WQL, but have the option to select sql based query and a text box to type or paste the SQL query.

    35 votes
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  10. Ability to assign pre/post tasks to maintenance window

    Ability to assign pre/post tasks to maintenance window and prioritize content application within the window.

    Example:
    1. patches
    2. appilication deployment A has higher priority than application deployment B
    3. packages
    4. task sequences
    5. settings mgmt remediation

    34 votes
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  11. Ability to disable some AD system discoveries.

    Our current AD Sys Discovery takes over 2 days to process. It would be great to be able to disable some or all of them without deleting the configuration from the discovery method so that I could target specific domains. Currently if I need to target a specific, I have to delete all of the other ones. Or leave it, and wait 2 days for it to finish.

    32 votes
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  12. Query tuning help by highlighting or coloring indexed fields in query rule editor

    I came across many queries in Collections and found that IT-Pros use sometime fileds in their (collection) queries which are not indexed - which has a negative effect on query and collection performance. I would wish that we display the indexed values in bold or colour so you will be aware of the data which gives you better performance. In a second step we may be able to provide an alternative field if available in another attribute class.

    30 votes
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  13. Improve performance on queries bases on custom inventory

    Many customers are adding custom hardware inventory classes and build collections on the data collected. Today the inventory tables are not indexed by default which has a negative performance effect, especially in large environments. It would be great to have an opportunity to classify the most used fileds and ceate a index on them to speed up queries.

    30 votes
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  14. Add Computer / User Collections to the Summary Pane

    Add a list of the Computer or User collections to the 'Summary' pane, under Assets And Compliance \ Devices or Users.

    Every time I install SCCM for a customer, I'm asked 'how do I see collections for a device or user'. I don't want to have to tell them to install third party tools, or to run a report, or the other kind of bad solutions we have today.

    26 votes
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  15. Create Collection by importing CSV or TXT of device/user

    Many times during a project or deployment of a new software we will need to deploy to a specific set of computers. These will most of the times consists of a list of computer names in an Excel file. A native way when you create your collection to import a CSV or TXT with a list of device name to automatically populate your collection would be a very nice addition

    26 votes
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  16. Referenced Collections

    I would like to be able to easily see which collection that my collection is referenced to.

    I can easily see what collections are referenced in my collection, but knowing if I make a change to the membership of x collection then it could effect the membership of y collection would be handy

    25 votes
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  17. Add a tab to view Collection Membership

    Instead of having to open the properties of a collection to view Membership Rules, we can view within the tabs. When you highlight a collection, you can view the collection membership rules (Query Based Rule and include/exclude collections) on the tabs below next to Summary, Deployments, Custom Client Settings.

    23 votes
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  18. Security: Prevent or prompt for modifications to collection rules with existing deployments

    We now have deployment verification to prevent damaging deployments from being created, but that doesn't stop existing deployments from being deployed accidentally.

    It would be great to prevent or atleast prompt for any modifications to collection membership rules (large number of direct adds, include, query) when the collection already has an existing deployment.

    Originally mentioned:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/SCCM/comments/4qhcwg/amawe_are_the_configmgr_team_here_to_talk_about/d4tb5qv

    22 votes
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  19. Make "Pending Restart" available under "Add Criteria"

    Having the possibility to add Pending Restart as an option under Add Criteria for devices would be great.

    21 votes
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  20. Fix collection update engine

    The way collection membership updates are handled is completely flawed. Should this be fixed, the (soft) limit of collections that can have incremental updates enabled should also be changed.

    We all know that when a collection is updated, all collections limited to it are also updated. And should any of the children collections be updated, then so will the children of the children, and so forth and so on.

    However, there is a massive design flaw that in this system that means a huge number of collections that should *never* be updated are being updated.

    Imagine this scenario:

    CollA isā€¦

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