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  1. 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€¦

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  2. Wrong information in the article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/gg682177.aspx

    Wrong information in the article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/gg682177.aspx

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    Incremental Collection Updates

    When you enable incremental updates for a collection, Configuration Manager periodically scans for new or changed resources from the previous collection evaluation and updates a collections membership with these resources, independently of a full collection evaluation. By default, when you enable incremental collection updates, it runs every 10 minutes and helps keep your collection data up-to-date without the overhead of a full collection evaluation.

    When you create a new collection, incremental updates are disabled by default.
    =================

    But by default, the value is now 5minutes as verified in SP1, R2,ā€¦

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    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. When creating stand-alone media from a CAS, allow primary site selection

    Please add the ability to select a primary site or site code when creating stand-alone media from a CAS.

    When creating stand-alone media today, it automatically sets the SCCM client to install using the site code of the site that is used to create the media. When using a CAS to create the media, this will cause the client to deploy without a usable site code.

    You cannot currently override this behavior through setting installation properties in the Setup Windows and ConfigMgr step.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  sangeev responded

    This was solved with bug 419146 – released in SCCM 2012 R2 Sp1. The code was updated to use SMSSITECODE=“AUTO

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  4. Fix button sizes in admin console Title Bar

    This has been bugging me for a while (since 2012 really)

    Why are the min/max/close buttons so big?
    They don't seem to use the Look & feel of the OS

    Attached a screenshot of the Admin Console running in Windows 10, but the buttons look so outdated and out of place...

    8 votes
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  5. Application approval for a DEVICE collection

    Currently Configmgr supports Administrative approval for an application only on USER collections. I'd like it to also support this on DEVICE collections. We base our deployments on Devices rather than users. I would like some kind of approval process for certain applications.

    8 votes
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  6. Make the the BranchCache experience more consistent

    Currently, BranchCache can be enabled via client settings, but still has to be enabled on a 'Per Deployment' basis. Applications have it turned on by default - Pkg/Progs do not. I would like to see a similar approach to Peer Cache i.e if enabled in the Client Settings then it should be enabled for all deployments - or at least set to "on" by default across all deployment types. Also, and option to enable BranchCache across all DPs would be useful instead of requiring a checkbox for each one.

    8 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Task Sequence: Allow more than 9 applications in the Install Application step

    Would love it if there was a way to allow more than 9 applications to be installed as a part of the install application task sequence step (not according to a dynamic variable list).

    8 votes
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  8. Support MBAM 2.5 integration with SCCM current branch

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-desktop-optimization-pack/mbam-v25/mbam-25-supported-configurations stated that MBAM 2.5 only supports Configuration Manager up to version 1610 a.k.a. not the latest version

    8 votes
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  9. Co-Management for a Dedicated Collection

    It would be nice to use Co-Management not for all Win10 1709 devices but only for a dedicated set represented in ConfigMgr as a collection. It would be easier for big customers to start testing.

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    1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. CMPivot Web Portal

    We have a lot of people who would love to run queries against our systems (Desktop Support admins for example) that we do not give direct console access to. It would be super helpful to have a web-based interface for CMPivot to allow people an easy method to execute queries.

    In addition, a query builder like that of Azure Log Analytics would be helpful as well so we don't have to walk them thru how to write all there queries.

    8 votes
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  11. Specify drive to cache data for creating task sequence media

    When creating TS media, the cache is always downloaded to the temp folder for the user creating it. Our standard server config only build 100GB OS partitions which fill quickly. My admin PC has 256GB SSD primary with 1TB data drive. My SSD is filled with applications and other items but i have lots of free space on my data drive.
    Trying to create standalone media fills the remaining space on my SSD and eventually fails. The option to choose to cache the content to my data drive would work as there is a lot more space available.

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  12. Make CM Pivot usable at the CAS level

    Make CM Pivot usable at the CAS level

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  13. import computer

    Please fix it. SCCM 1702

    Error: Following computers have not been imported:

    Ā· Name: NB-3442
    Ā· MAC Address:
    Ā· SMBIOS GUID: <MyGUID>
    Ā· Source Computer:
    Ā· Choose Target Collection: NB_OSDeployment
    Errors
    1 The SMS Provider reported an error.ConfigMgr Error Object:instance of SMS_ExtendedStatus{ Description = "Unexpected error when merging and updating discovery information"; ErrorCode = 2152205056; File = "e:\\cm1702_rtm\\sms\\siteserver\\sdk_provider\\smsprov\\sspsite.cpp"; Line = 1333; Operation = "ExecMethod"; ParameterInfo = "SMS_Site"; ProviderName = "WinMgmt"; SQLMessage = "[23000][2627][Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]Violation of UNIQUE KEY constraint 'MachineIdGroupXRef_AK'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.MachineIdGroupXRef'. The duplicate key value is (GUID:ea5c982e-8fa4-4c17-bbcc-11c53555d949, 5)."; SQLSeverity = 14;ā€¦

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  14. Increase Log file size and retention for OSD

    Client logs for OSD are constantly purged and overwritten. This can make troubleshooting difficult in a standard environment. For example, logs are saved to X:\Windows\Temp during winPE phases. This file system is destroyed upon reboot. Even after the WinPE phases, log files (especially smsts.log) are constantly overwritten.
    Please prevent logs from being lost or overwritten during OSD.

    7 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. Display PackageID when viewing a task sequence step referencing content

    Sometimes when making changes to a task sequence, you may be manipulating steps that reference a package with a common name. You can view the TS Package Reference but it doesn't tell you exactly which step may reference that package.

    If you could view the package ID referenced by a step, when viewing that step, this would solve the problem!

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  16. clouduserid not displayed correctly

    Clouduserid in console is displayed with Chinese characters instead of the string from database

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  17. Fix Organization name displayed in software center when it contains an apostrophe

    When Client Settings - Computer Agent - Use new Software Center is set to Yes and the value of "Organization name displayed in Software Center" contains an apostrophe, the organization name actually displayed in Software Center has the apostrophe replaced with &apos;

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  18. Automatic Client upgrades - respect defined maintenance windows

    The function to upgrade clients automatically should be modified so it respect defined maintenance windows.
    If the client upgrade requires a reboot, and it happen outside maintenance windows, it will cause many issues in an enterprise environment.

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  19. Add name of inf files to driver information in boot image

    When looking at the driver files that are in a boot image, the only information available is the name of the driver. Many drivers have multiple versions but the same name. The only way to truly distinguish drivers with the same name is by the name of the inf file, which is not visible in the boot image drivers tab. This information can be found on the individual driver usage tab, but that requires selecting each driver individually and seeing if it's in the boot image. If there was a column in the boot image drivers page showing the nameā€¦

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  20. My ADR rules for syncing from windows update broke last week

    Sometime last week - my ADR rules can no longer sync. I'm getting an error trying to sync new updates. Infact, it doesn't even work when I don't use ADR, and just do a manual sync. ????

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