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  1. phased deployments for software updates

    Extend the Phased Deployments feature to include Software Updates if it is not already planned.

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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. To be able to send wake up packet to a client from the admin console

    It would be useful to send a wake up packet to a client machine from the admin console to allow remote access if the machine has been turned off. This could be a check box option on the remote control screen. For example: "Send wake up if client is off"

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  3. Software Updates client download from Windows Update

    Add an option to software updates deployments to force targeted clients to always download update content from Microsoft Update (regardless of availability on a DP).

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    2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. PXE affinity in Configmgr

    We have implemented Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 CU1, We verified Management point affinity works however it doesnā€™t work for PXE and PXE point randomly selects any Management Point.

    We have a lot of firewalls and several MPs.

    I could see below mentioned article with a workaround for untrusted forest.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2858397
    System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client PXE boot may fail if the Management Point is in an untrusted forest

    I could see similar not same feedback request
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8417961-osd-should-not-connect-to-internet-only-manageme
    OSD should not connect to "Internet-only" Management Points

    It will be good idea to have PXE affinity like Management Point affinity

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. Add ability to Create CM Computer with SMBIOS GUID

    Add Ability to create a new Computer in ConfigMgr with New-CMComputer and use the SMBIOS GUID instead of MAC address.

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  6. SCUP support or integration in SCCM Current Branch with Windows Server 2016

    SCUP support or integration in SCCM Current Branch with Windows Server 2016

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  7. Add a "1024MB" option for WinPE Scratch Space

    When I run DISM to add a language pack, I'm told that the recommended scratch space for WinPE is >1024MB. In ConfigMgr, I can only select up to 512MB for WinPE scratch space in my Boot Image. Could we add an option for 1024MB?

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. CMPivot Log Search

    Extend CMPivot to be able to search log files on client systems. For instance, when the root cause of an issue is found in a windows or application log, declare the path to the log file and search for an entry to determine the scope of the issue in the environment.

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  9. App Catalog needs more power to send emails to selected people for requested software.

    App Catalog needs more power to send emails to selected people for requested software.

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    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Application Deployment Types - Windows Server 2016 OS choice

    SCCM currently doesn't list Windows Server 2016 as an OS choice from within "Deployment Types" and more specifically at the "Requirements" tab when Operating System is used as a prerequisite. This is a must have in order to be able to target specific applications and deployments only over Windows Server 2016 instances.

    At this time even SCCM 1607 doesn't support this as a choice.

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  11. Fix the memory leak when editing Task Sequences

    I consistently run into issues with TS's when making changes to them. Upon closing the TS or applying changes I will receive an error that says "There are too many steps in your TS...". But if I close the console and reopen it, I am able to make the exact changes and they will save fine. The problem usually happens towards the end of the day so I believe it is a memory leak of some kind. I started seeing the issue in 1610 and figured it would go away with new versions. Just updated to 1710 and the issueā€¦

    5 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Give us an option for Appx Provisioning Deployment

    ConfigMgr supports .appx deployment, but sometimes we want these on every user that signs into the machine. These machines may be on metered connections and not have a stable connection at the time to redownload the appx file. DISM lets us do this by hand and calls it provisioning. This is a long and complicated process when deploying to 1000's of machines.

    Currently SCCM pushed Windows Modern Applications can only installed into the current users profile even if the deployment is targeted at the machine.

    Can we get the option in SCCM for if we want the APPX provisioned forā€¦

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  13. Allow Boundary Group and Distribution Point Group Nesting

    Allow boundary groups to contain other boundary groups (and distribution point groups to contain distribution point groups) so that a services hierarchy can be created and managed much more easily. As an example, below are a Boundary and DP hierarchy setup:
    Boundary hierarchy:
    SiteBoundaryGroup - Contains Primary Site Server as an available site system, so it is available to whole site
    RegionalBoundaryGroupA - Contains an MP for the A region
    Regional
    BoundaryGroupB - Contains an MP for the B region
    LocalBoundaryGroup1 - Contains a local DP for location 1, partā€¦

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  14. Please enable us to search the documentation for a specific product version

    Today it's not possible to search only the documentation related to "Configuration Manager" (v.Next) for a specific word/topic. That's even not possible at the Microsoft sites directly (e.g. Microsoft.com). In any case old stuff related to Configuration Manager 2007 oder 2012 shows us. It would be great if you can enable to search only the documentation for a specific product version.

    This is a similar ask as in "Please bring the meta tags back to the documentation so we can search term" but probably not exactly the same.

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  15. Set-CMClientSetting hardware inventory

    Set-CMClientSetting for hardware inventory, add option to add/remove classes as well as enabled/disable attributes to be collected within a class

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  16. Add a column to the Operating System Images node for OS Build version.

    Add a column to the Operating System Images node for OS Build version. This is especially valuable with Windows 10 as you may have multiple images for different releases. Ideally this would be just like the Boot Images 'OS Version' node.

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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. When adding items to an "Install application" step in a TS let us select multiple apps

    When you create an OSD Task Sequence and get to the section where you install applications it gets really tedious is large deployments when you can only add 1 application at a time to the Install application step. I know the step can take upto 9 applications so why can't we have a checkbox next to each application and select them all at once rather than re-opening the wizard and browsing through a folder structure? I think this would simplify task sequence creation and management.

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  18. Allow right click ad-hoc Powershell execution directly from the console

    Allow the import of powershell scripts into ConfigMgr, then allow administrators to right click on devices and collections to immediately execute them and get results. Do this without requiring changes to ports or firewalls, and ideally over the internet through CMG.

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  19. Remove Dependencies on WDS

    Server 2016 no longer has a min-gui feature. With this removal, it is only possible to deploy a distribution point that supports Operating System Deployment to a server with a full gui.

    Distribution points are perfect candidates for server core! They should be fully supported, including PXE booting for Operating System Deployment.

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  20. Make ConfigMgr upgrade process resilient

    As of now when an enterprise thinks of upgrade, we have only one thing to do before (TestDBUpgrade). This makes sure if the DB is upgradable. But what if the Upgrade fails at the next step (Copying files). We don't have an option to again run the upgrade only from that step and running from beginning will not work as DB is already upgraded it will fail to find some objects. If this is a CAS site this means you have to again go back to a previous version and recover it and make sure the sites in the hierarchyā€¦

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