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  1. Predeclared Devices needs to be administered by ConfigMgr users who are not full site admins

    Within ConfigMgr 1606 the ability to predeclare devices was added, allowing you to import single or multiple 'company' mobile assets. Only full site admins can perform this action, this needs to be enabled as a security role or permission allowing non full site admins to complete the task.

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    2 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Tyler Castaldo responded

    We added permissions for the entire Corporate-owned Devices node — including Predeclared Devices — for the Asset Manager and Company Resource Access Manager roles back in the Configuration Manager 1610 Technical Preview as described here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1610#additional-security-role-support

    We did roll this change into the Configuration Manager 1610 current branch release as well.

    Does this meet your needs?

  2. Add a 'View report in Web Reporting' button to Monitoring\Reporting

    Reports are awesome! But it would be much better if we could right click a report on the console and jump directly into viewing it on the web, or better yet, copy link to clipboard.

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  3. Support installation of packages/apps via dynamic variables in Standalone Media

    At the moment standalone media deployments only work when the content is referenced directly by the task sequence. There are some actions like installing apps/packages using dynamic variables which do not work.

    The pre-staged media wizard was changed with SCCM 2012 SP1 so that you can add additional pre-staged content. I would like to see a similar approach where you can add additional content to standalone media and then this is checked first when the dynamic install action runs. There is already a process for adding the variables to the media, the only part that is missing is the abilityā€¦

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    6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Please do not install Silverlight by default in vNext

    Please do not install Silverlight with ConfigMgr-Client by default in vNext. The new Software Center with the integrated application catalog don't need Silverlight.

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    4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. Run PowerShell Script Success Codes

    Would like to see the "Run PowerShell Script" task sequence task have the same Success Codes options as the "Run Command Line" task does. Would provide some additional control in the task sequences.

    Currently to circumvent this I create a task sequence variable instead of an exit code to handle a subsequent step however I could likely do more if the Success Codes feature was available.

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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Automatically remediate Provisioning Mode if client is in this state for x days

    If a Configuration Manager Client Agent stays more than 2 days in Provisioning Mode it would be helpful if the client leaves this mode. Otherwise the device will not be managed and it makes it impossible to detect such devices as no Compliance checks or anything else can be done on them. It is annoying especially in cases where you Upgraded the OS from a legacy version to Windows 10 and the client stays in Provisioning Mode.

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed.

    We still have one open item for cleaning up the task sequence status from Software Center which weā€™re intending to address in our 1906 release.

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed.

    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

  7. Recommended SCCM 2016 infrastructure setup in Azure cloud

    It would be good , if there is best practice documentation of setting up SCCM environment in Azure . It could include the supported configurations in Hybrid SCCM environment

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    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. API for Microsoft Intune ?

    To leverage stand alone intune in custom application , it would be nice to have REST API available for Intune

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    0 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Software Center - Software changes dialog box details link should link through to Installation Status tab

    Scenario:
    - Deployment with installation deadline- End user receives a "Software changes are required' notification (balloon/toast)
    - End user clicks the notification
    - A dialog box opens showing the number of required changes, restart requirement and some options for scheduling
    - When clicking view details (next to required changes) Software Center opens in the application tab

    On the applications tab there is no indication what item the change notification is referring to. The actual purpose of the change remains unclear for the end user.

    It would be nice if the view details link opens the Software Center in the Installationā€¦

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    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Software Update Error after Installing Feature Update 0x80070422

    When Installing Feature Update 1607 or 1703 via WSUS and Software Update Group the clients System Center reports error 0x80070422.
    The error is reported, even the client installed the feature update fully successful. This is caused, by a delay or not running Services after the first boot of the Client after the Feature update. A solution could be, that the ccmexec process waits longer for the Windows update Service to Startup or Trigger the start of the Windows update Service itself.

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    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. When you uninstall an application and the content for all the deployment types is not in the cache then the entire content will be downloade

    When you uninstall an application and the content for all the deployment types is not in the cache then the entire content will be downloaded again even if this is not required for the uninstallation routine.

    The client should be able to determine whether or not it needs to download the content before initiating an uninstallation.

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    2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Bug & Solution // Error The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'v_WindowsServicingStates'

    Windows Server 2016
    SCCM just upgraded to SCCM CB 1806

    When i run the Report "Lifecycle 01A - Computers with a specific software product" and i select "Windows 10, version 1703" it throws an error:
    Error The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'v_WindowsServicingStates'
    It Works fine if I for example select "Windows 8.1"

    I could reproduce it both environments - Test and Live.

    Solution:
    smsschm_users had no rights on the view 'v_WindowsServicingStates' for select
    set it manually, then it works

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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. 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

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    4 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. Make Pull Distribution Point Transfers via BITS 'BranchCache Enabled' so content can be DeDuped on the wire

    Currently the Pull DP uses BITS to get content from another DP, but BranchCache is disabled (PeerProtocolFlags=0 in event 60 in the BITS event log). Enabling BranchCache on these BITS jobs would mean that DeDuplication would be used if enabled on the source DP, and significant WAN/LAN bandwidth savings could be achieved.

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  15. GUI Option for Offline OS Image Servicing Drive

    When applying updates to a .wim file via offline image servicing the image and update files are copied to the C:\ drive of the site server. The only way to change this behavior from using the C:\ drive to something else is with the following method:

    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2013/07/15/customizing-offline-servicing-of-operating-system-images/

    This is not ideal, and apparently dangerous as one commentor on that page states they may have broken their SCCM environment for not following the instructions exactly.

    It would be better to have a simple GUI-based option to change this setting, or a least a registry key.

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  16. PowerShell Redistribute Content

    Create a PowerShell cmdlet that will redistribute (not refresh) content on a specific distribution point

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  17. invoke-cmclientnotification improvements

    In 1602 support in the Admin Console GUI was added for additional client notification triggers.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/manageabilityguys/2016/03/29/whats-new-with-configmgrs-client-notification-feature/

    However there is still a gap in the functionality for this cmdlet. Currently as of 1706 you are still only able to invoke user and machine policy per the documentation:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/sccm/configurationmanager/vlatest/invoke-cmclientnotification

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  18. Windows 10 Dashboard - 1703 shows as "other"

    Windows 10 1703 CB versions are showing as "other" on the Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard. Also not even represented in the Windows 10 timeline yet.

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  19. Initiate update deployment eval post reboot after install from Software Center

    When a user installs updates from Software Center only the updates that were selected to be installed are evaluated for their state post reboot. The whole deployment those updates were in, even if all updates in the deployment were selected, will not be queried for compliance post reboot. This causes a delay in the deployment compliance reporting as you need to wait for the deployment to be evaluated on schedule. In some instances this could be days. Running evaluation on the deployments those selected updates were in post reboot would solve the reporting delay.

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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  20. SCCM client auto-upgrade by client parameter instead of SCCM Site server

    There are many such agent / clients available in market which can check on vendor web sites for updates and then download and install them. Since SCCM and hub and spoke setup, we can enable SCCM client to perform timely checks on SCCM site servers or DP locations, for any client updates available. If it finds new version, client should download and install the updates.

    This will simplify the overall client upgrade process with recurring upgrade needs in CB model. Also, this will reduce firewall connectivity requirements from Site servers to clients that we normally need for client push. Thisā€¦

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