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  1. Combine Software Center and Application Catalog into a Single application

    We would like to see a single web portal, preferably HTML-based, to marry the Software Center and Application Catalog. We deploy both types of offerings, and a single place for users to get new software would be great.

    416 votes
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    38 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. Automatic Client upgrades after upgrading Site with Cumulative Update (CU)

    When upgrading your site with a CU, have the clients automatically upgrade as well instead of creating a Package Deployment.

    402 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Email Application approval requests

    Would be nice if the application approval request feature had built-in support for emailing.

    389 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. automatically search all sub-nodes

    Currently, when changing nodes from Application, to Packages to Collection, every time you begin a search, you must re-check the box to 'Search all Sub-nodes'. As the average SCCM admin might make dozens of searches a day to find content, computers, collections, this is really irritating. It would be a better behavior to automatically search all sub-nodes.

    377 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. Software Update Patch Tuesday Scheduling

    It would be really great if when configuring an Automated Deployment Rule you could configure it to run based on the number of days / weeks since "patch Tuesday" (especially in countries other than the USA where "patch Tuesday" is actually a Wednesday and not necessarily the second Wednesday of each month). I currently get around this by having a script detect when patch Tuesday has passed and subsequently execute an ADR and create one or more deployments based on the number of weeks since that date. This works fine, but an in product solution would be better

    369 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Request to add support for Distribution Point Maintenance mode

    Situations where maintenance mode is useful/needed:
    1. When the system (hardware) is in transit from the location where it was installed to the site where it is to be used in production.
    2. When the system is down for other maintenance (software patching and updates, OS configuration changes, hardware reconfiguration and other external factors causing planned or unplanned downtime).
    The above outlined method for installing new DPs to remote locations is widely used for various reasons (For example to have a dedicated team at one location install machine and to avoid having to copy a large content library across WANā€¦

    310 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow interaction with the user when installing applications as System

    Many places like to give users custom UIs when an application is being installed. It would be nice to be able to prompt the user for input or give them information without losing the ability to add that application to a task sequence.

    301 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. Change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes

    With the new 'cumulative updates' model I think it would be a good idea to change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes (or whatever is best suited). I have noticed more timeout issues with patching in the last couple of months due to the default 10 minutes not being enough time to install 'X' patches as a single CU. This would be preferred to manually overriding them every month.

    298 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. 292 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Software Center: Support multi-select of applications

    The ability to multi-select applications to be installed via the Software Center, so as to create an installation queue.

    287 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Detection and remediation scripts should have more control over the execution of PowerShell

    When defining a Configuration Item with Powershell have the possibility to influence the behavior of the script (eg -noprofile, setting allowed time to run)

    286 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Convert from Legacy BIOS to UEFI using one task sequence

    Scenario:
    You have a current environment where you have deployed Windows 7 x64 OS, or similar, and you have your BIOS configured in Legacy mode.
    You would like to be able to take advantage of the new Windows 10 features, such as "Credential Guard" therefore you need to enable Secure Boot and UEFI BIOS.
    You would like to do this in one task sequence.

    This scenario currently is not possible because SCCM knows if you are running UEFI or not - and has builtin safeguards.

    Workaround:
    Currently it's possible to create 2 task sequences.
    1 Task contains the following:
    Scriptā€¦

    265 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. Modify the Configuration Manager prerequisites checker to look for KB 3095113 if Server 2012 or Server 2012R2 is detected

    as KB 3095113 is required to do Windows 10 servicing and as WSUS 4.0 requires that hotfix in order to correctly display the Upgrades classification, the prereq checker should check for this hotfix and if it's not detected warn the user along with a URL linking to a guide explaining the correct order to install the prerequisites for the hotfix and that the hotfix needs to be installed directly after installing WSUS.

    259 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. Task Sequence - View Only option

    Add Option to View TS, instead of "edit". Often times I just want to look at a TS for reference, and not edit it. Just safe guarding the TS from my accidental clicks.

    250 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. Software Center: Add Approval Requests in the application details.

    Based on the suggestion from Mark Silvey in the "Combine Software Center and Application Catalog into a Single application" thread, I decided to submit this idea on its own.

    Now, with the updated Software Center, the only thing not in Software Center is the ability to do Approval Requests, and that's what's keeping me back from deploying applications that take advantage of Approval Requests.
    I've told my users in the past that ConfigMgr is a split user experience, now I have to tell them you have to use the web portal for the one tiny purpose of approval. We're soā€¦

    227 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  16. Software Center (1602) icons are blurry

    In the new Software Center the icons in the catalog are blurry. I have attempted to upload new ICO's with better quality, but the results remain the same. Please consider resolving the quality issue and/or allowing larger icon resolutions above 250x250. The new Software Center is nice, but only if we make it that way with professional icons.

    217 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. Automatically upgrade all UI consoles when upgrade the site

    Now that ConfigMgr is shipping many times a year - make it easy (automatic) to upgrade all the Admin UIs.

    216 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  18. Make hyperlink on properties page take you to content status (was Admin Console UI fix)

    When in the properties of an application, package etc on the summary tab there is a hyperlink to content status. It would be a very productive update to take you directly into the status of the object instead of dumping you into the root of content status and having to search for the application etc you were just in.

    215 votes
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  19. Software Center: Show only available Software (Hide already installed req. Software)

    New Software Center: show only available Software which the user actually can install/uninstall (hide already installed req. Software, which is installed as System)

    213 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  20. Option to pre-download content to client cache for 'Available' deployments

    As we know, 'Required' deployments download content to client cache as soon as possible assuming content is available and req's are met. A common scenario is setting a deadline off in the future which essentially stages or pre-downloads the content to the client cache so it's available as soon as the user hits install, or the deadline is reached.

    We'd like an option, per deployment, to pre-download content in a similar fashion for 'Available' deployments.

    Understood that available deployments may never get executed, but there are several scenarios (poorly connected, remote offices w/no DP) where this would be extremely desirable.ā€¦

    211 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Hi. I’m updating to status=complete for our 1706 release – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/07/28/now-available-update-1706-for-system-center-configuration-manager/

    Improvements for this scenario for Task Sequence/OS Deployments and OS Upgrade Packages include a new condition for language comparison and controls for selecting language rather than entering an LCID. This moves away from having to use a WMI query

    These changes don’t address the asks for extending the same pre-cache functionality to Applications, SWD etc., closing this item will return your votes, please use them to add a new User Voice request

    Thank you all for all your feedback and suggestions

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