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  1. Site Server High Availability or Clustering

    Configuration Manager is becoming more mission critical every day. The ability to Cluster the Site Server role (Inboxes & SMS Provider) is more and more important as that is the single point of failure for a Primary Site.

    If the Site Server role goes down the Primary Site is down no matter how many Management Points or SMS Provider etc. exist.

    If we could Cluster the Site Server or at least have 2 systems share that role for High Availability then this would no longer be an issue.

    Even though we can designate multiple SMS Providers, if the site systemā€¦

    439 votes
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  2. Modify the Configuration Manager prerequisites checker to look for KB 3095113 if Server 2012 or Server 2012R2 is detected

    as KB 3095113 is required to do Windows 10 servicing and as WSUS 4.0 requires that hotfix in order to correctly display the Upgrades classification, the prereq checker should check for this hotfix and if it's not detected warn the user along with a URL linking to a guide explaining the correct order to install the prerequisites for the hotfix and that the hotfix needs to be installed directly after installing WSUS.

    259 votes
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  3. Support V3 and newer certificate templates for HTTPS mode

    Hi,

    PKI- Make V3 Template compatible with SCCM Current Branch.

    88 votes
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  4. Support the windows server OS being upgraded on Site Servers (in place), w/o backup & recovery or migration.

    Older version of windows server are falling out of support, or are deprecated for ConfigMgr current branch. i.e. Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Support an easy way of upgrading those operating systems to newer versions of windows server.

    77 votes
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  5. Reduce the amount of time needed perform a CM upgrade

    For most companies, Configuration Manager is becoming a mission critical service the requires less and less downtime. Upgrading large environments/DBs can take up to 5 hours for the CAS, and 4-5 hours for primary sites. Also, most customers want to get the latest hotfixes installed right after performing an upgrade. In some cases, the hotfixes take just a long to complete as the original upgrade. Overall, this can require long outages (sometimes 2 days) to get current.

    Potential Solutions:


    1. The ability to upgrade directly to the latest hotfix as noted here:
      https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/33166225-upgrade-sccm-directly-to-rollup-version


    2. Reduce the time needed to regenerate DRS sprocsā€¦

    66 votes
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  6. SCCM Gateway Servers for Deployment to DMZ's

    We should be able to deploy SCCM Gateway servers for deployment to DMZ, Internet and Remote locations where opening ports to the management servers / domains are not feasible. We are unable to forward ports from the internet to our LAN and must use a DMZ. There is no way to implement SCCM for IBCM because of this.

    61 votes
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  7. Request for intelligent MP, SMP and SUP selection based on network location, like current DP selection

    This is a DCR requesting that we improve the logic around MP, SMP and SUP selection by clients. Currently, we gather AD Site and IP Subnet details for DPs, store that in DPInfo and include that information in the XML body returned on content lookup requests. Why can we not do this for other server roles so that the client can choose the best server to connect to based on matching AD Site and/or IP Subnet? This would provide a far better solution than having to populate AllowedMPs, too.

    49 votes
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  8. Download only applicable ConfigMgr upgrade packages with ServiceConnectionTool.exe

    If you have deployed offline Service Connection Point, ServiceConnectionTool.exe now (in ConfigMgr 1511 - 1606) downloads ALL published ConfigMgr update packages when you use -connect parameter. E.g. if your site only requires post 1606 hotfix, ServiceConnectionTool.exe downloads 1602, 1606 installation packages although they are installed! Currently it will download over 7 GB of updates, when you just need about 25 MB update package. This is just waste of time, network traffic & disk space.

    Please improve ServiceConnectionTool.exe, so it would only download the update packages that are applicable for the current installation.

    43 votes
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  9. 12 months to decommission any SCCM site servers running on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2

    Now that Configuration Manager vNext Build 1511 has been released, we have 12 months to decommission any SCCM site servers running on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2.

    All the details can be found here - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt210917.aspx

    I'm working in a large organization and our SCCM infrastructure is made of 1 central site, 4 primaries and 622 Distribution Points running the Windows 2008 R2 OS...and we can not migrate as many servers in just one year...especially in the middle of the fiscal year where the IT budget has already been reviewed numerous times and approved by our management several monthsā€¦

    38 votes
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  10. Make Cloud Distribution Point fully functional

    Enable appropriate distribution point functions on Cloud DPs like Group Relationships, Content, Boundary Groups, Schedule, Pull Distribution Point, and Rate Limits.

    of course, PXE and Multicast would not be appropriate Cloud DP functions.

    36 votes
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  11. Better control of settings like fallback of SUP site, Bandwith limitation, replication priorities of metadata

    better control weather I want a site to fallback to primary or not.
    real bandwith limitation instead of current posibility. Control priority of metadata

    35 votes
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  12. Download only the latest Branch \ upgrade of ConfigMgr

    both in online and offline modes of the Service Connection Point, when installing 1511 and then get the updates, ConfigMgr downloads 1602, 1602 hotfixes and 1606 EasySetups (and all of their prerequisites) when in 99% of the cases - we only need the latest release.
    this causes a lot of time waiting and bandwidth usage for nothing and it will probably get worse as there will be more future release.
    we want an option to choose what release to download instead of download them all

    28 votes
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  13. Support SQL Always On AG Asynchronous-commit

    Configuration Manager Current Branch (1602) Supports SQL Always On Availability Groups, however it only in a Synchronous-commit replicas.

    From TechNet:
    Asynchronous-commit mode. This availability mode is a disaster-recovery solution that works well when the availability replicas are distributed over considerable distances.

    Synchronous-commit mode. This availability mode emphasizes high availability and data protection over performance, at the cost of increased transaction latency. A given availability group can support up to three synchronous-commit availability replicas, including the current primary replica.

    This means that Configuration Manager can only support 3 secondary replicas in a SQL AO AG and they need to be inā€¦

    24 votes
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  14. Updates and Servicing does not clean up EasySetupPayload folder once a new version is installed.

    As the final step in Updates and Servicing, remove previous installer files for current branch builds and superseded hotfixes from %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\EasySetupPayload or add and enable a scheduled cleanup script/

    Also there are now 3 locations with the full installation source files:
    %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\cd.latest
    %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\EasySetupPayload
    %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\CMUStaging

    21 votes
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  15. Code change for the Service Connection Tool to allow proxy configuration

    ConfigMgr 1511 CB's Service Connection Point came out of the box with a pretty cool ability to support Offline \ On-Demand updates even for those without internet access to their ConfigMgr environment through the Service Connection Tool. However for those in environments who have to content with Proxy this becomes an issue. While you can configure the site server system with proxy information that is only good for the system housing the Service Connection point, this post is requesting a change to add a switch and code base to support the switch to the Service Connection Tool to allow theā€¦

    20 votes
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  16. Non-cloud support continue

    Please don't forget about those of us who work in an environment where we can't connect to the Internet. I've been very concerned by Microsoft's cloud-first effort turning into cloud-ONLY effort.

    17 votes
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  17. Support for renaming a site server

    Support for renaming a site server. Our stand-alone primary site server is the last server named by our old server naming conventions.

    16 votes
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  18. site restore

    Add a way to perform a site restore to a system with a different name (but keep the same site code). In the event of a Datacenter Move, often times we are not allowed to retain the same system name (location based naming) and we end up having to stand up and entire new infrastructure and migrate.

    While this is doable, it's tedious work and when operating in a Hybrid scenario with Intune, it means that we have to re-enroll the Intune managed clients to a new management authority. It's a whole lot of pain.

    15 votes
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  19. Disable old Ciphers, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0 and enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 on all site systems

    On all SCCM 2012 site servers and systems, I want to disable old Ciphers, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0 and enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2.

    Old Ciphers:
    DES 168/168
    DES 56/56
    RC2 128/128
    RC2 40/128
    RC2 56/128
    RC4 128/128
    RC4 40/128
    RC4 56/128
    RC4 64/128
    Triple DES 168
    Triple DES 168/168

    12 votes
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  20. Direct Upgrade from SCCM 2012R2 SP1 to 1606 or higher (not via 1511 and then 1606)

    Right now we're having an environment with a CAS and two PRI with 165,000 clients. The hardware is "old" and has to be replaced.
    Everything is running on SCCM 2012 R2 SP1, SQL 2012 and windows server 2008 R2. Now we're planning an upgrade to SCCM 1606 or higher, SQL 2016 and windows server 2016 on different hardware. So far we found some TechNet pages telling us that there are issues with SCCM 1511 and SQL 2016, but SCCM 1606 and SQL 2016 ought to work (There is right now no information about the supportability of windows server 2016 withā€¦

    9 votes
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