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  1. Don't install VC++ 2005 redistributable during the ConfigMgr current branch client installation as it is a 10+ year old pre-req

    Don't install VC++ 2005 redistributable during the ConfigMgr current branch client installation as it is a 10+ year old pre-requisite. Make it so only the latest version of C++ is installed.

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    As the final step in Updates and Servicing, remove previous installer files for current branch builds and superseded hotfixes from %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\EasySetupPayload or add and enable a scheduled cleanup script/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

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  3. Support for Power BI Report Server

    Introduce support for Power BI Report Server as a Report Server target to allow SSRS and PBI Reports to be hosted on the same reporting instance, along with in-console report execution.

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  4. Improve addMembershipRules implementation for large direct membership collection or provide Stored Procedure to do the same

    Today we use an automated process to populate our device collections with machines from a fore-front configuration system.

    After we had exceeded 250000 machines in some collections adding new machines to these large collections has become a real pain. Meanwhile it takes from 40s to 7 minutes to a add a single machine. The SCCM console cannot be used anymore for large collections. It crashes with OOM when the collection is opened or a new computer is added using right click.

    Interestingly execution times don't really differ in terms of the number of machines added in one call of theā€¦

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  5. Integrate Configuration Manager Reporting with Power BI or provide OData reporting

    Configuration Manager is a great source of information for organisations. The problem with this repository of data is that it requires someone to take advantage of it. Reports or queries need to be generated by someone who knows what they are doing. Connecting Configuration Manager to PowerBI or providing an OData interface would allow Configuration Manager inventory data to be more easily accessed and used

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  6. Option to not reboot on OSD TS Failure

    Often times OSD TS fails while in WinPE (and obviously outside of WinPE) but unless the tech or user is sitting at the machine to press f8 (to bring up command prompt) the TS gives a timed windows until a reboot occurs. If my techs are not at their desk or if the imaging depots image things over night they are not there to see what failed or grab logs from PE and often times since it just reboots into windows they don't even realized the TS didn't finish. I realize not everyone would want this but it should beā€¦

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  7. Keyboard support for Edit Task Sequence Variables

    Keyboard support to select task sequence variables in the Task Sequence Wizard to edit them. Instead of having to use the mouse to click them and change values. This is helpful when imaging a large batch of computers and using a KVM.

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

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

    Our 1906 release is now available which contains changes to make editing the variables easier when thereā€™s no mouse.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1906-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/775553

    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1906

  8. Please bring the meta tags back to the documentation so we can search term

    Back in 2012 and even 2007 the docs had a meta tag called appliestoproduct, which allowed to searched just the product docs for the version you were looking for.

    This allowed the build of search providers like these:
    https://oscc1-public.sharepoint.com/tn-library-searchpage

    This functionality is now no longer available

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  9. 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€¦

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  10. SMSTSLastActionName

    In our OSD image we utilize the _SMSTSLastActionRetCode for error capturing. This helps us identify in the log where the image is specifically failing, but it doesn't provide very much value to the technician performing the image.

    It would be nice if there was an additional variable of _SMSTSLastActionName, which passes the task sequence steps name instead of the return code. This would allow us to display a prompt with the action that failed in addition to the failure code.

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    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed. This was actually completed in 1810 release, my bad for not updating.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  11. 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 →

    Thanks for all your feedback and suggestions.

    Updating status to completed ā€“ see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each status.

    This is the opt-in phase of our 1910 release (fast ring) and it is now live. Customers can opt-in and then download 1910 through their Admin Console now. In a couple weeks, weā€™ll open it up to everybody (slow ring), to enable downloading without the need to opt-in.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1910-for-Microsoft-Endpoint-Configuration-Manager-current/ba-p/1032459
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1910 Thanks for all your feedback and suggestions. Updating status to completed ā€“ see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each status.

    This is the opt-in phase of our 1910 release (fast ring) and it is now live. Customers can opt-in and then download 1910 through their Admin Console now. In a couple weeks, weā€™ll open it up to everybody (slow ring), to enable downloading without the need to opt-in.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1910-for-Microsoft-Endpoint-Configuration-Manager-current/ba-p/1032459
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1910

  12. Add Option for "OS Build" Number in Hardware Inventory

    It would be incredibly useful if the "OS Build" number could be added via Hardware Inventory as admins could then report accurately on which patch level devices are at. e.g. 14393.1532 tells me which version of Windows is installed and also which CU is installed (via the 1532 part of the number).

    Currently this is only possible via script at build time but would very useful if added as a native item in Hardware Inventory.

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  13. OSD - Have different command-line options in the "Upgrade Operating System Task Sequence" to upgrade Windows 10

    Several command-line options are available to upgrade Windows 10 (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/windows-setup-command-line-options).

    By default, the "Upgrade operating system" task use the following command "Setup.exe /auto Upgrade /NoReboot /Quiet /DynamicUpdate Disable /ImageIndex 1 /PostOOBE <location> /PostRollback <location>" and if you want to use other switches, you must delete the default 'Upgrade operating system" task and use a "Run command line" task.

    Could you provide a system to dynamically change command-line options (eg switches [/ Auto {Clean | DataOnly | Upgrade}], [/ InstallLangPacks <location>], ...).

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  14. Qucik Deployment for a single application to a single machine

    I'd like to be able to do a quick deployment to a single machine. Similar to how EMCO Remote installer and PDQ Deploy works. I right-click on the target machine and click on install. I guess this would be similar to installing the ConfigMgr Client by right-clicking on a machine.

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  15. Disk number variable for Format and Partition Disk step

    Sometimes OSD does not put Windows on the drive that we want in systems with multiple drives because of things like raid/SAS controllers or nVME. If you allow a variable to be used for the "disk number" in the format and partition step, a custom UI could be used to select the correct disk number from WMI and send that variable (which is just a number) to the format and partition step.

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

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

    This is the opt-in phase of our 2006 release (fast ring) is now live. Customers can opt-in and then download 2006 through their Admin Console now.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2006-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1569562
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2006
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

  16. PowerShell Cmdlet for Modifying Nested Task Sequence (Get/Set-CMTSStepRunTaskSequence)

    It would be very helpful to have a cmlet that will allow you to modify the "Run Task Sequence" with PowerShell.

    I'd like to be able to script replicating an entire task sequence "suite" (including all of the nested sequences) and re-linking the new nested sequences.

    My use case is something like this:
    I want to start development work on a new build revision. The script would duplicate the production sequences (both parent and children) and repoint the "Run Task Sequence" steps to new "DEV" child sequences.

    This would automate the process and ensure that none of the production sequencesā€¦

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  17. Increase max length of Package/Program Command Line

    The max is currently 260 characters for a package/program command line. This means a lot of things that could be a single powershell or cmd.exe line end up needing content for a .ps1 or .cmd file. Please increase the max to 2048-ish characters so more can get done in one line without content.

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  18. Maintain Hardware Inventory customizations made to configuration.mof during upgrades

    Currently, upgrading to 1602 blows away any customizations made for extending hardware inventory in configuration.mof, requiring you to manually back up the settings and restore them after the upgrade.

    Make that go away, or at least less of a problem.

    Some suggested solutions in order of perceived difficulty:


    • Add a warning to pre-req checker if you don't have a standard configuration.mof so you know to re-implement your changes.


    • Merge the changes into the customer's existing configuration.mof instead of wiping/replacing it.


    • Remove the need for configuration.mof entirely - build a GUI for adding customizations, especially registry customizations


    Thanks for your help!

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  19. Bundle MDOP into SCCM already

    We already get App-V for free for use with RDS, just lets just go value add with this for SCCM. It would make sooooo many people so happy.

    Why can't I use the DaRT unless I have MDOP? Again: the amount of pain it saves in the mass deployment world makes it an awesome add-on.

    I can see why MDOP would be a separate purchase for people who are trying to get away with just MDT ... but for those who paid for SystemCenter and are thus paying for an annual subscription ... these are all things the base SCCMā€¦

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  20. OS X 10.11

    Fix agent disconnects/not connecting issues on Mac OS X 10.11 clients

    Support Mac OS X 10.11

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