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  1. Warn admins prior to secret key or certificate expiry

    If you forget to renew your CMG "secret key" before the expiry date, things like distributing content to cloud enabled CMG will fail.

    This uservoice is to prompt admins via a banner when the secret key or any self-signed certificates are due to expire.

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  2. Add task sequence auditing

    The inability to know exactly what changes were made (and by whom) in a task sequence is a significant pain point. Something close what AGPM provides for group policies would be ideal, but even basic auditing capabilities as a starting point would help tremendously.

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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback.
    Updating status to planned, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 2006 release is now in the opt-in phase (fast ring)
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2006-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1569562
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2006
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

    This releases adds the Community Hub https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/servers/manage/community-hub which addresses some of the User Voice asks you have added for task sequence version control, auditing, revision history etc.
    The Hub is nascent and we will continue to iterate, improving and adding new features.
    As part of this process we would appreciate your comments and feedback on the Hub.

  3. 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

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  4. add "not like" in the task sequence condition, variable

    Add "not like" in the task sequence condition, variable. If we have like, wouldn't it be reasonable to have not like as well? I have some scenarios that are easily resolved with a "not like" condition for a task sequence variable, but more complex with just "like"

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  5. 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.

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  6. Make SMSTSDisableStatusRetry disable all status retry messages

    SMSTSDisableStatusRetry is great but in my testing there still seems to be times in which status messages are retried multiple times. The big one is whenever you run a "run powershell script" step in bypass mode. Please make this variable supress all status message retries and speed up our disconnected task sequences!

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  7. Integrate Task Sequence Versioning with GIT

    For large enterprises such as the one I work in govt Education, it would be very beneficial for integrating version control via GIT. Every time you check in a new version is saved to GIT.

    Then you can review changes (could be xml or some other format) in GIT, and potentially revert to an older version if the changes are not approved.

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    Thank you for your feedback.
    Updating status to planned, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 2006 release is now in the opt-in phase (fast ring)
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2006-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1569562
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2006
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

    This releases adds the Community Hub https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/servers/manage/community-hub which addresses some of the User Voice asks you have added for task sequence version control, auditing, revision history etc.
    The Hub is nascent and we will continue to iterate, improving and adding new features.
    As part of this process we would appreciate your comments and feedback on the Hub.

  8. 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€¦

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  9. 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?

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  10. 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.

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  11. Integrate git into the Task Sequence for script execution

    Can we please have native git integration in an OSD task sequence for script execution? This would provide version and branch control when running scripts during an OSD task sequence

    e.g.


    1. Connect to a repo in GitHub

    2. Download scripts as a zip file

    3. Extract scripts and then execute

    It would be good to select a specific branch as well (e.g. develop) so you can test script changes prior to merging to master

    7 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback.
    Updating status to planned, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 2006 release is now in the opt-in phase (fast ring)
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2006-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1569562
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2006
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

    This releases adds the Community Hub https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/servers/manage/community-hub which addresses some of the User Voice asks you have added for task sequence version control, auditing, revision history etc.
    The Hub is nascent and we will continue to iterate, improving and adding new features.
    As part of this process we would appreciate your comments and feedback on the Hub.

  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.

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  13. 'Check Readiness' step should not fail if there is a fixed disk of adequate size with no partitions

    The 'Check Readiness' TS Step will fail if it cannot find a fixed disk with a partition that meets the requirements defined in the step.

    Because it is looking for a partition, if there is a new disk or a disk which has been cleaned, but no partitions created, it will fail even if that disk has the required space available and would be successfully partitioned/formatted by the TS.

    Maybe the step should consider fixed disks with no partitions when evaluating space required.

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  14. 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.).

    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€¦

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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.

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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.

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  18. It would be great to export just task sequence xml file so it can be added into git repo in multi admin enviorment

    It would be great just to get drop in task sequence to export task sequence xml file to it can be uploaded to external repository as way to keep track of changes in any change management system

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    Thank you for your feedback.
    Updating status to planned, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 2006 release is now in the opt-in phase (fast ring)
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2006-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1569562
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2006
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

    This releases adds the Community Hub https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/servers/manage/community-hub which addresses some of the User Voice asks you have added for task sequence version control, auditing, revision history etc.
    The Hub is nascent and we will continue to iterate, improving and adding new features.
    As part of this process we would appreciate your comments and feedback on the Hub.

  19. PowerShell cmdlet for new detection clause with custom scripts

    PowerShell cmdlet for new detection clause with custom scripts

    It would help to have a new-cmdetectionclause to add in a snippet of powershell/vbscript as the detection method.

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  20. 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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