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  1. Automatically Publish Full Content for Third Party Software Updates

    With the release of CB 1806 we are now able to publish third party updates using custom catalogs. Ideally, third party patches would function exactly like first party patches from an administration and automation perspective. Currently there's two main areas where this is not the case.

    Synchronization Schedule:
    I could be wrong on this but I believe that subscribed catalogs sync automatically every 24-hours. While that's nice, it would be great to simply integrate with the existing sync schedule. Sync the catalogs, publish relevant metadata to WSUS, then sync the SUP(s).

    Automatic Deployment Rules:
    Currently, only update metadata is publishedā€¦

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    18 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    This can now work, in #configmgr 2002 production (available now); as long as the 3rd party catalogs are authored in V3 of the catalog schema, and the customer is setting ADR rules at the catagory level. At this time, both PatchMyPC and Dell are authoring and offering 3rd party catalogs. PatchMyPC has a great overview in how to configure this optimally.

  2. See if a user is logged in and if computer is active or idle

    Devices should show the current logged in user. Next to that should be an indication of if that session is active or not.

    This would allow us to see where a user is logged in without having to wait on the userprimarydevice field to populate. Being able to see if the session is active or not will help us know if we can remote in without interrupting a user.

    444 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Site Server High Availability or Clustering

    Configuration Manager is becoming more mission critical every day. The ability to Cluster the Site Server role (Inboxes & SMS Provider) is more and more important as that is the single point of failure for a Primary Site.

    If the Site Server role goes down the Primary Site is down no matter how many Management Points or SMS Provider etc. exist.

    If we could Cluster the Site Server or at least have 2 systems share that role for High Availability then this would no longer be an issue.

    Even though we can designate multiple SMS Providers, if the site systemā€¦

    439 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Software Center: Support multi-select of updates in the new Software center

    In the new Software center you can only install applications one after the other. In the "old" Software center you could check each application and then install them with one click.

    438 votes
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    48 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. Add the complete progression status in the progress bar

    Add the complete progression status in the progress bar in order to see the current step and remaining steps.

    Like in this post http://www.systanddeploy.com/2018/02/add-complete-progression-sta

    399 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to completed (though I know there’s still some changes coming as seen in yesterday’s 2003 Tech Preview)

    The opt-in phase of our 2002 release (fast ring) is now live and contains the changes asked for with this item.
    You can opt-in and then download 2002 through their Admin Console now.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/update-2002-for-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-current/ba-p/1272670
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/configmgr/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-2002
    Support Information: https://aka.ms/cmcssreleaseinfo

  8. 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 →
  9. 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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    36 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. 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 →
  11. Software Center: Add categories to maching targetted deployments.

    The new Software Center in 1511 should also categorize Applications using the user category even if it is not deployed to users but systems instead. It should reflect the user category no matter what.

    368 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Prevent Cache Limit from Causing Application Deployment Failure

    Once the cache has been filled all subsequent application deployments fail until the cache self-cleans. In CAS.log you see that the client is refusing to download the content because the cache, not the actual disk, is full.

    This strikes me as a non-optimal design choice if the goal is to successfully install applications. If I want to install an application I do not want it to fail because of an artificial limit that until very recently was set at the time of client install. Most of the time the cache clears in 24 hours and there's no problem but thereā€¦

    361 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. Stop unnecessary "New software is available" pop-up on each logon after a user has uninstalled an available application.

    After a user installs an application that was deployed as "Available", but later uninstalls the application, the user gets a balloon pop-up every time they logon saying "New software is available".

    There is NO way to prevent this from happening apart from removing the user from the collection where the application was deployed, and adding them back. This has been the case since CM12 was released but this is not a desirable behavior especially when there's no "valid" way of preventing this.

    348 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. 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 →
  15. 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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    13 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  16. 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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    35 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. 292 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  18. Explanation of the future of MDM support in SCCM

    Hybrid MDM support is deprecated in SCCM. Details of this deprication is here:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/mdm/understand/hybrid-mobile-device-management
    If you are a Hybrid customer, Microsoft is very happy to work with you to make your migration to Intune seamless/painless. Please reach out to Microsoft support.

    While Hybrid support for MDM is going away, SCCM will innovate together with Intune, and will continue to grow closer together. More capabilities and better together scenarios will be coming soon.

    291 votes
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    completed  ·  25 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  19. 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 →
  20. 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 →
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