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  1. Change color scheme in the console (including dark mode)

    When working with multiple customers and/or in migration scenarios (and also in lab- technical preview environments) it would be great to be able change the color scheme in the ConfigMgr console to clarify which environment the console belongs to.

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    61 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow us to pre-provision appx application types in the Task Sequence

    ConfigMgr supports .appx deployment, but sometimes we want these on every machine, so our preferred way would be to do this in the Task Sequence.

    Currently, the Add Application step in the Task Sequence doesn't let us browse for .appx packages.

    Please consider adding support these during OSD.

    541 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Support OSD over Wireless

    As more and more devices are shipping without wired network adapters, and more business areas are going "wireless only," the traditional ability to reimage a device in place is getting scarce. This is especially true in primary and secondary education institutions.

    Please provide support for adding Wireless drivers to WinPE, and the ability to provision wireless network profiles for the WinPE phase of the task sequence to enable imaging over wireless network connections.

    500 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Updating this item as there’s support for Windows 10 In-place upgrade using the Cloud Management Gateway – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1802
    Adding this in case some folks missed it or Win 10 In-place upgrade addresses their requirement.

    I recognize this it not full OS Deployment as there’s no WinPE phase (WinPE has no wireless stack)

  4. Allow customer icons in software center for Package/Programs

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per legacy package/program in the Software Center.

    480 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Allow the Client Upgrade to be performed outside maintenance windows

    We would like the Client Upgrade feature to allow the client to be upgraded outside of maintenance windows but also give the option to only install when no user is logged in, like deploying Applications allow.

    454 votes
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    under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Noted  ·  15 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. ADR Available Deployments

    I would like to see ADR's support the creation of Available deployments in addition to Required deployments. We have some business cases where a certain subset of servers are aren't allowed to "push" software updates to until the server/app owners have verified the patches.

    The issue is that these servers don't have connectivity to the internet so we have to deliver them via ConfigMgr. By creating an Available update using an ADR, it streamlines our ability to "deliver" the updates to all systems, and allow the Patching Team, or App/Server owner to patch according to their own business schedules.

    435 votes
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    41 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Software Center "Sort by" default view

    Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

    416 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. OSD - Deploy TS to User groups

    Would be nice to be able to advertise Task Sequences to specific users or groups. We have some operating system deployments that we would like only certain users to run, support staff for instance.

    419 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Start ProgressUI after reboot in Task Sequence at logon screen (non OS TS)

    When you use Task Sequences (TS) to deploy software (non OS TS) and there is a reboot inside of the TS there will be no ProgressUI at the logon Screen after the reboot. So you can't see the Progress of the running TS or there is a TS running.
    If You logon, after a short time the ProgressUI will start.
    We started a MS Case (REG:116092814729429): This is a expected behavior because it's not planned for out of WinPE stage.

    Please implement the start of the ProgressUI after the reboot inside of the TS, so we can see the Progress…

    413 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Enable DA without the need of SCCM

    The pro of Windows Analytics was that you can configure it in every environment without the need to have SCCM or Intune configured.
    Please re enable this way of deployment, also if it's limited to Read-only insights or some features.

    373 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Desktop Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Complete Group Policy Integration

    Configuration Manager should be able to configure all aspects of a workstation that can be done using other Microsoft tools. Some group policy items already exist such as folder redirection and Firewall Policies. It would be great if Firewall could be expanded to include creation of firewall exceptions. It would also be great if we could configure all group policies from within SCCM perhaps using compliance settings.

    356 votes
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    Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Support Phased Deployments in Automatic Deployment Rules

    I think this is pretty straight-forward. If the Phased Deployment feature is to become a thing for software updates it needs to be supported as part of ADRs. If organizations are manually deploying updates then they're simply doing it wrong. If anyone thinks I'm transitioning from automated deployments to manual phased deployments they vastly underestimate my laziness.

    355 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Remote Control: Improve Multi-Monitor Experience

    Business Case (I know how you PMs love these):
    The current CB 1902 implementation is going to make this conversation part of our helpdesk script:
    “What screen is the app on?”
    “Can you move that window to the monitor where X is showing?”

    “No, not that one.”
    “Nope, still don’t’ see it”
    “Ok let me reconnect in full screen, please accept the prompt again.”
    “No no no, don’t hang up the phone, that’s not how this works.”
    “Ok, you should see a prompt to allow me to connect.”
    “Nope it’s there, trust me.”
    “Got it, thanks. Ok, let me move…

    348 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. windows 10 upgrade servicing

    Support SUP/ESD/WSUS/update-based packages via the "Upgrade Operating System" task sequence step so that task sequence-driven upgrades can benefit from the smaller size of the ESD files (2.5GB) compared to the full media used today (3.5GB).

    345 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Integrate Microsoft LAPS Functionality

    The Microsoft Local Admin Password Solution (LAPS) is great because of the security it provides, but is not in widespread use because it isn't enabled by default and requires desktop/server teams to work together to implement.

    Integrate the functionality of Microsoft LAPS into the ConfigMgr infrastructure.

    This could include simple steps to control replace the group policy need with a new compliance item node, or could include completely supplanting of the functionality (similar to how MBAM makes it so you don't need AD for managing BitLocker recovery keys).

    Anything that ConfigMgr can do to bring down the bar for securing…

    317 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Exclude Updates

    The ability to exclude a single or multiple updates with a simple Right Click > Exclude or Menu item.

    315 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Add Ability to Remediate Existential Registry Setting Compliance Items

    Currently you cannot auto-remediate a registry compliance item with an existential rule. I should be able to select an option to auto-remediate to have a setting removed much like you can to set a value.

    304 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Deploy Package to Multiple Collections at one time

    Allow packages to be deployed to multiple collections at one time. For instance I need AppX to go to Lab 1, Lab 2 and Lab4. Instead of going into AppX 3 different times to deploy, it would be nice to deploy it to all 3 labs at one time.

    304 votes
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    Noted  ·  19 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 3rd Party Patching - Catalogs

    Enable easier integration with partner products or have the ability to pull down 3rd party catalogs.

    292 votes
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    Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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