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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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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    35 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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.

    353 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. 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 →
  11. 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 →
  12. 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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    33 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. 292 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    292 votes
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    completed  ·  25 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. 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 →
  16. 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 →
  17. 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 →
  18. 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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  19. 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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    10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  20. 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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