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  1. Request full control over allow/disallow force closing of Office 365 apps when installing updates instead of force closing Office apps

    In ConfigMgr 1610 Update Rollup 1 provided the change so Office 365 Updates did not force close any office applications when Office 365 patches were installed through ConfigMgr Software Center.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-office-365-proplus-updates#restart-behavior-and-client-notifications-for-office-365-updates

    With ConfigMgr 1706 we require the option to disallow force closing of office 365 applications when patches are installed through the ConfigMgr Software Center.

    49 votes
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  2. Add separate security role permission for CMPivot

    Console users must have "Run Scripts" security role permission to use CMPivot. Can you add a separate security role permission for CMPivot so we can make administrative users with CMPivot permission but not "Run Scripts?"

    44 votes
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  3. 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.

    23 votes
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  4. Read Only Intune connector

    Please can we have a read only Intune connector so that we are able to have asset information from standalone Intune in SCCM.

    We would like to be able to utilize asset information in the way that you can with hybrid Intune, without having to use hybrid Intune. AS far as i can tell, this is not currently possible in any other way.

    22 votes
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  5. Interactive step during OSD (or any other TS)

    To be able to add an interactive step when running a TS would be useful in many cases. You might not always want to run an OSD as User Driven, but still in one step you want user input.
    Not only for production, but for test purposes this would be really good.

    Today, I'm running a very customized solution to make this happen.
    I created this one in order for this to happen, it should be easier.
    https://plus.google.com/105132092500423486001/posts/9aCA7LUVpuv

    13 votes
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  6. Update CM cmdlet documentation and downloadable help file

    Running update-help pulls down a help file to an older version of the cmdlets. For instance, do a clean install of the console and cmdlets.
    Type:

    Get-Help Add-CMApplicationCatalogWebsitePoint

    On a machine that has not had the help file updated, you will see 6 parameter sets under Syntax. Run update-help and then try again. You will now see 2 parameter sets under Syntax. In addition, there is no detailed information for the new cmdlets added.

    13 votes
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  7. Unify Powershell Functionality

    The recent Powershell features like 'Run Script' and allowing them to be added directly to a Task Sequence step are fantastic, but things are beginning to feel somewhat fragmented.

    It would be great if SCCM had a central script repository, maybe backed by git, that we could pull scripts from as opposed to adding them.

    This would allow us to easily use the same code in a Task Sequence and a 'Run Script' without having to maintain it in multiple places. Perhaps we could even add a special Powershell Script Package Program type that would pull a script from theā€¦

    11 votes
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  8. Integrate the features of the SCCM Client Center into console

    The third party application SCCM client center provides essential troubleshooting support for the client. Why not integrate the features into the Admin console?

    10 votes
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  9. Transaction support for PowerShell cmdlets

    today when using powershell cmdlet the action is performed direct against the server, as example, if you want to create an application, add couple of deployment types and perform other small changes, you end up with lots of revisions (easily, 10). when you have lots of revisions, this start to impact the performance.

    it would be nice if we can have the cmdlets transactional, in this case, you create the object and the changes does not apply to the database, you need to "save" the change.

    on the application example, you could create the application, create the dt's, changes, etc.ā€¦

    9 votes
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  10. TSProgressUI.ShowMessage - Enable Output

    Can you add Output to the ShowMessage Method Please.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/develop/reference/core/clients/client-classes/iprogressui--showmessage-method

    You currently have the ability to create a Message Box with several Options for the Buttons, but no matter what you pick, or options you choose, you never get anything actionable.

    Current Actions:

    0 - Ok
    1 - Ok/Cancel
    2 - Abort/Retry/Ignore
    3 - Yes/No/Cancel
    4 - Yes/No
    5 - Retry/Cancel
    6 - Cancel/Try Again/Continue

    If you could have it Create a Variable upon the end of the step
    SMSTSShowMessageOutput = "ButtonName"

    Which then would supply one of the following Values:

    Ok, Cancel, Abort, Retry, Ignore, Yes, No, Retry, Tryā€¦

    8 votes
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  11. 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.

    6 votes
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  12. PowerShell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept Window Time as parameter

    Powershell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept StartTime as a parater. Current implementation only accepts limited parmaters of collectionid, and maintenance window name. If you have two windows by the same name, with different start times... you will remove both by using this utility. I suggest it should also accept the StartTime as a paramter for specific window deletion. Maintenance windows are a point in time schedule, and therefore the Point in time should be considered as a parameter for removal. The current implementation of this cmdlet is dangerous, and cannot be used for finite window removal.

    5 votes
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  13. Remove the option to deleted the members from a collect when the collection is deleted.

    It seem odd that since you multi-select and deleted user / computers that you would need to have a prompt to delete the users / computers when deleting the collection.

    The process should be if you need to deleted the users / computers and the collection.
    - Multi-select and deleted computers. If there is a large number users / computers blocks deleted if number excesses High-Risk deployment settings.
    - Deleted the Collection
    - If the collection is limiting another collection. Then prompt if that collection should be deleted too.

    4 votes
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  14. Allow use if DeploymentID as identifier in Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment

    Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment do not allow DeploymentID as unique identifier. Instead you need to use e.g. programname and packageid.

    In the case of Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment this requires DeploymentName which is not even possible to retrieve from Get-CMDeployment

    Please, allow DeploymentID as an option to identifying the deployment in these cmdlets.

    4 votes
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  15. Custom Key Value pair for all objects

    Add the capability of creating any number of custom key value pair instances with a unique property to differentiate between vendors / identities. For instance, let us be able to create instances in a class like SMS_ObjectCustomFields or something and associate them with an object, for instance Packages. This would for instance provide us with a "labeling" or categorization capability for objects like Packages, Configuration Items etc.
    Some requirements:
    - Unique identifier per identity / vendor
    - Maximum character length for Value property, 1024
    - Being able to associate the Key/Value pair with an object
    - Key property cannot beā€¦

    3 votes
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  16. Select specific WMI classes or Logfiles in SCCM Support Center

    It would be nice to have the ability to select specific WMI classes or Logfies easily within the SCCM Support Center. Right now i have to edit the config XML and sometimes the support center crashes. That would Help if you try to pull files or classes for specific Scenario from Clients and you dont Need all of them.

    2 votes
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  17. Change temporary unpack path of Support Center Viewer

    If i open a "Bundle" in Support Center Viewer all the data gets stored in:
    C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\ConfigMgrSupportCenter.Common\Temporary

    It woul be nice to Change that path or to provide a path during the unpack procedure. Right now i have alsmost 8GB of data in that path and it seems to not clean up by itself.

    2 votes
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  18. Fix Support Center on running app deployment eval cycle remotely

    When Support Center runs App Deployment Evaluation cycle locally, it uses Schedule 121, which is OK. However, when itā€™s connected to remote machine, it uses Schedule 123, which was deprecated at some point.

    Future release of Support Center should always use schedule 121.

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  19. Run Scripts: Should be able to invoke from Deployment Status Node

    Run scripts brought a brand new model to handle client troubleshooting, but it can run from collections only.
    it would have been super useful to be able to run it on a machine\category from the Deployment Status node and then maintain clients with in progress \ unknown \ active \ inactive state.
    today when we have a list of computers who didn't report their status we need to manually create a collection with these clients to run a scripts and there's not even a built-in way to create a collection from the asset details

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  20. Log to ETW

    It would be handy if SCCM Agent (as well as the SCCM Server components) could send logs to ETW (instead or in addition to the files under C:\Windows\CCM\Logs) folder. That would allow us to redirect the events to a central location and analyze with event analysis tools, (i.e. OMS Log Analytics, Message Analyzer, etc.).

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