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  1. Integrate MDT by default

    Instead of having us integrate MDT, why not just include the scripts in a new SCCM install by default?

    253 votes
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      Noted  ·  12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 WAN…

      247 votes
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        Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 3rd Party Patching - Catalogs

        Enable easier integration with partner products or have the ability to pull down 3rd party catalogs.

        233 votes
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          Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • OSD - Deploy TS to User groups

          Would be nice to be able to advertise Task Sequences to specific users or groups. We have some operating system deployments that we would like only certain users to run, support staff for instance.

          225 votes
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            12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Software Center "Sort by" default view

            Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

            196 votes
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              Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Applications - Provide a means to have other applications run after an application is installed.

              There is the ability to specify dependencies for Applications, however the ability to run another Application POST install would be awesome. Often when an application is installed there is a post configuration task that needs to run.

              186 votes
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                Noted  ·  18 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow us the ability to view all variables and their values that are available in a task sequence (both built-in and custom) via a gui

                While testing some new functionality in SCCM 1602 current branch I inadvertently searched for a possible new variable using the 'set dynamic variable' step.

                Unfortunately that doesn't list read only variables in the 'existing variables' list (read only variables begin with _). It would be awesome if this gui would list all built-in variables (including read-only ones) as this would make searching for a particular variable easier than having to google or bing it.

                Secondly, how about the option to list all custom defined variables in this gui, along with their values (if any). today we get the following headings…

                182 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                  Thanks for the feedback.

                  Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                • Make automatic client upgrade more intelligent to not break other running installations

                  Right now, the automatic Client upgrade scheduled Task is not aware of any running installations. So if appenforce.log shows a running Installation and at the same time the randomly timed scheduled tasks kicks in, the Installation cannot finish without error and will randomly leave the Installation or the SCCM Client itself in a unhealthy state. A reinstallation is the only way out.

                  Repro steps
                  - Activate automatic Client Upgrade in Hierarchy settings
                  - Exclude some test clients from automatic client upgrade
                  - Create an Application with a deploymenttype using a custom script
                  - As the script, use a batch file…

                  169 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • When a console crashes and you are editing a task sequence, allow sedo unlock if user name matches yours

                    It happened to me yesterday with SCCM 1602 CB, I was editing two task sequences at the same time, trying to copy a section from one into the other when the console crashed. I needed the work done and this didn't help as as soon as I started the console again I got the familiar message shown below. The problem is you have to wait 30 minutes for the sedo lock to be removed or use PowerShell cmdlets to try and remove the lock.

                    I don't think that is necessary at all as there is already a retry button on…

                    163 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Deploy Package to Multiple Collections at one time

                      Allow packages to be deployed to multiple collections at one time. For instance I need AppX to go to Lab 1, Lab 2 and Lab4. Instead of going into AppX 3 different times to deploy, it would be nice to deploy it to all 3 labs at one time.

                      159 votes
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                        Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES)

                        Replace the OSD Boot Image "Enable CMD Support (testing only)" feature with something that is more robust, helpful, and useful outside of testing like the F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES).

                        Info: Display full name of task sequence and its ID
                        Info: Display full name of TS Deployment and its ID
                        Info: Display full name and type of error step
                        Info: Display error code
                        Info: (Stretch Goal) Display useful error message for top 10 errors

                        Button: “Open Command Prompt”
                        - Launches the command prompt
                        - Defaults to Insert instead of Overwrite (it currently defaults to overwrite in the WinPE phase)

                        Button:…

                        158 votes
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                          12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Apply all deployed applications step in OSD

                          A step during OSD that queries SCCM for the applications deployed to a machine. If any are deployed to collections the machine is a member of they are installed one at a time, performing any restarts untill the whole list is complete. This should be an integrated step rather than implemented inconsistently by third-parties in PS or IIS

                          154 votes
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                            Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Maintenance window relative to patch Tuesday

                            Maintenance window relative to patch Tuesday

                            It would be very helpful to be able to set maintenance windows to be relative to Patch Tuesday. For example, apply patches on the 1st Saturday after patch Tuesday, or the second Sunday after patch Tuesday. Since patch Tuesday changes each month, the current "second Saturday of the month" type options are not useful when Patch Tuesday could fall before or after that depending on the calendar.

                            154 votes
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                              Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              144 votes
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                                Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create an SCCM Community Catalog Feature

                                Creating SCCM Collection Queries is an art, and like most art, some of us are more suited to stick-figures while others produce beautiful creations worthy of a place in the Louvre, featuring graceful sub-queries, artful tabbing and good code practices.

                                When creating a collection, it would be helpful to have an optional 'Community Collection Catalogue' to choose from, which could have a user-voice style 'Most useful' collections list.

                                Users could create collections here, possibly even having a community 'wish-list' area for those without skills to request from those who would like to share.

                                Contributions in the community catalog could be…

                                142 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have the ability to remove a CAS when only one primary site is left

                                  Beginning with 2012SP1, we have the ability to add a CAS to an autonomous primary site. It could be interesting to reverse the proposition by having the ability to remove a CAS above a Primary when a CAS is no longer needed or has been set for a wrong reason.
                                  I know that it could be done through creating another hierarchy and using migration tasks by this is quite difficult for it requires additional hardware.

                                  141 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add possibility to logoff user for Software Installation and prevent login during installation.

                                    It would be great to have a possibility to create a deployment where the User would be logged off during the installation of Software. Useful for Software like Java Runtime or Adobe Pro where a running application can prevent the installation.
                                    The User should be informed that an installation will be started and he will be logged off. The User should be not able to login during the installation.

                                    138 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve automatic SQL configuration, tuning, and maintenance of the SCCM DB & SQL Server

                                      Current architecture around SCCM’s management of SQL configuration and maintenance is old and hard to use. It requires a lot of manual oversight, and manual SQL tasks. And the default SQL settings created by SCCM are non-optimal. SQL is a powerful beast. Rethink ways SCCM can use it better, and keep it more optimally tuned and configured. Rethink how to run maintenance and backup tasks without downtime or impact to the production sites and deployments (this especially becomes more important with features like Conditional Access, that can never really have downtime.)

                                      137 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Speed up OSD by having ConfigMgr set High Performance power settings in WinPE and Running OS during TS

                                        When you run a task sequence, both WinPE and the target OS by default run with a Balanced power plan. Changing this in both WinPE and the target OS can significantly speed up the task sequence. For example, when applying a large WIM file, we've seen laptops go from taking 15 minutes to apply to less than 8 minutes by adding some Run Command Line steps to change the power to High Performance.

                                        136 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Task Sequence Editor Search

                                          We have over 300 Groups/Steps in a couple of our task sequences. It would be really helpful to be able to search with the Task Sequence Editor. Either by step name or group name. In a perfect world it would be helpful to search descriptions or other text content within each group or step.

                                          136 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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