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  1. Allow customizable Software Center notifications for upgrade task sequences

    For Windows servicing and in-place upgrade task sequences, grant the ability to customize all fields of the popup. With 1610 custom messaging was added, but it only applies to one field. Suggestions are as follows:
    For the first one:
    • Messaging is unclear as it says "Critical software maintenance must be completed on your computer after…" when in fact it needs to be done before or by the date highlighted.
    • We were originally going to recommend rephrasing that but instead would ask to make all fields customizable inside of SCCM to tailor messaging to the organization's end users. This…

    175 votes
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      22 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Most of the asks here have been completed.

      These two smaller UV items remain. Please use your freed up votes to help us prioritize:

      Customize “critical software” text:
      https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/34609345-allow-customization-of-the-generic-software-center

      Allow branding for all
      software center / end user dialogs: https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/18984631-software-center-custom-notification

    • Rebuild a content library on a Distribution Point

      A function to instruct a distribution point to clean-up/rebuild its content library would be great. This would be particularly useful to fix the "package list in content library doesn't match the one in WMI" errors.

      We have 260+ DPs, all members of the same Distribution Group, and 35% of them have mis-matched content library sizes. So obviously content clean-up does not succeed. A way to force them to re-evaluate (without redistributing existing content) would be great.

      168 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Software Center: Add the ability to customize Software Center

        Create a Software Center Builder similar to the Admin Console Builder application. The ability to customize the Software Center is a frequent ask from customers and this would provide the ability to customize elements to improve end user usability, such as hiding elements that may confuse customers.

        163 votes
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          36 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          This capability is available in the 1710 release of Configuration Manager. More details available here https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/11/20/now-available-update-1710-for-system-center-configuration-manager/. There are a lot of different suggestions on this one. This work represents just a few:

          1. Ability to hide/show tabs
          2.Company name/Logo/Color separate from Intune
          3. Framework to add additional customizations (more quickly) in future releases based on feedback.

          If your particular comment/request is not one of these please give us the feedback through a new suggestion. We’re very interested in seeing the feedback.

          Thanks!

          Mark

        • Wants to get display notifcation message in clients to close any opened Office 365 apps while updates installation started

          In SCCM 1610 users are not displaying notification message in clients to close any Office 365 opened apps before Office updates installation started in "Software Center" and even we set forceappshutdown=False switch in Configuration.xml file for Office 365

          161 votes
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            15 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Exclude virtual cluster and OU from discovery

            Please add the ability in discoveries to:
            - exclude OU's
            - exclude Virtual Cluster resource

            154 votes
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              18 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Continue to invest in Out-of-band support (Intel Vpro/AMT)

              SCCM only supports up to version 6, latest hardware uses version 10.
              SCCM provisioning uses SOAP which was deprecated by Intel.
              This is now a big hassle for people who want to use Intel Vpro in combination with SCCM. We need to make use of an Intel Add-on (Intel SCS) to get things working but it’s far from ideal.
              Please bring back the provisioning support compatible with the latest versions of Vpro and bring support for new features such as KVM.

              151 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                In order to support customers as the speed Intel is update Vpro/AMT – we worked with Intel for them to own the integration, and support latest versions (as ConfigMgr itself only supported up to version 6.) Intel has released an updated version that should solve the customer needs:
                http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/setup-configuration-software.html
                We will continue to partner with Intel to provide APIs they need for the integration.

              • Ability to click back when and re-try when a Task Sequence dependency is not found

                At the minute have to completely restart the TS when a dependency is not found. Could we not introduce a retry option once the dependency issue is resolve. Similar to checking for installation pre-req's

                145 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Conditional Access for SCCM managed devices

                  We want to use Conditional Access to Exchange on-premises for Intune managed devices and SCCM managed devices as well. Conditional Access with Intune managed devices works. But for a SCCM managed devices ActiveSync registrations are blocked when users want to use the Mail app on Windows 8.1 managed devices. We are looking for a solution that Conditional Access does not block ActiveSync registrations from SCCM managed devices as well. In our opinion Conditional Access should only block unmanaged devices and allow SCCM and Intune managed devices.

                  139 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Office 365 Required Updates in 1706 Should Not Force Applications to Close

                    We can not have production applications close automatically.
                    Revert back to having required Office 365 updates install at reboot by default and make the force closing of applications with optional display/postpone options a separate configurable option which can be selected per deployment (not client policy).

                    137 votes
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                      23 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remote-wipe feature for Windows 10 desktop managed by SCCM agent (SCCM agent / Intune MDM dual management)

                      Currently, it is not supported to remote-wipe Windows 10 desktop managed by SCCM agent.
                      Intune MDM have ability to remote-wipe Windows 10 desktop, but Intune MDM and SCCM agent dual management is not supported.
                      We really need supported option to remote-wipe Windows 10 managed by SCCM agent like Intune MDM and SCCM agent dual management option.

                      133 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Integrate LEDBAT into ConfigMgr

                        LEDBAT is a Congestion Control Mechanism that's coming to Windows Server 2016/Windows 10. Successfully used by BitTorrent/Apple Software Update to reduce Bandwidth Saturation during content downloads. This would make WAN transfers of content by BITS (or any other mechanism) 'give way' to other business traffic. Would also improve Software Update scans and HW/Inv Uploads to the MP. LEDBAT makes sure that only unused bandwidth is used for the transfer.

                        124 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please improve accessibility of SCCM for blind system administrators.

                          SCCM 2005 was very accessible to system administrators who are blind. However, Versions after this from 2008 on are not usable. This has resulted in any system administrator who is blind who requires access to SCCM to perform his or her duties to find alternative responsibilities. Up to 2013 I happily worked as a system administrator. I loved this part of the IT industry. However, because so much of my job revolved around using SCCM I had no choice but to leave and refocus my efferts somewhere else. I ask Microsoft to redouble your committment to accessibility to include improving…

                          124 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add OSD Variable to not send Status Messages

                            Now that TS support installing applications list, it would be good to have a TS Variable such as SMSTSSendStatusMessage that would allow us to not send status messages like offline media. Or in some cases to send status messages when using Offline media.

                            When installing a TS that has all content cached and the machine is offline the TS tries to send status messages and when it fails it retries a number of times increasing the overall time of the TS deployment, however it will complete successfully.

                            121 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • enable a DP to be moved from one Primary Site to another Primary Site

                              enable a DP to be moved from one Primary Site to another Primary Site

                              120 votes
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                                completed  ·  12 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a button in Software Center to allow the users to refresh the Machine/User Policy

                                Add a button in Software Center so the user can update the MAchine and User Policy. Would be a great feature for the end-user when waiting for an application to be available!

                                118 votes
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                                  11 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Content Library Cleanup Tool

                                  At the moment the Content Library Cleanup Tool shipped in SCCM 1610 TP, when it find some errors or is not able to cleanup some of the orphaned files/information in Content Lib crashes or stop the process.
                                  In big environments with a large number of PullDP's it's important that we can automate the tool to perform an automated clenaup of the distribution Points and Pull Distrbution Points.
                                  We are working with a customer that as a large number of PullDP's so we would like to suggest for future versions of the tool the following changes:
                                  - The possibility of the…

                                  115 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remote tools - client setting to change client service to Automatic startup

                                    One of the biggest issues I hear with the Remote Tools is that when you restart a machine it takes a couple of minutes before you can remote control it again. This is due to the delayed start of the service. I assume that this cannot be changed per default but give us the option using a client setting to change it to Automatic instead of using a GPO would be really sweet!
                                    This is very similar to the following feedback item. https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8471107-fix-remote-control-bug-after-client-reboot#comments

                                    112 votes
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                                      9 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to change Approval Requests from Approved to Denied

                                      Ability to change an approval requests that has already been approved to denied.

                                      97 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • When Expiring Updates based on Supersedence Rules also Decline them in WSUS

                                        When SCCM expires updates based on the configured Supersedence Rules it only does so in SCCM, not WSUS. Additionally, SCCM does not approve updates in WSUS.
                                        Because of these two facts the WSUS Cleanup Wizard will never decline superseded updates. They are neither expired (as they are in SCCM) nor are their superseding updates approved (a requirement for the WSUS Cleanup Wizard). This causes a bloated Update Catalog that can cause very real client issues. There are scripts available to handle this situation but this is the last mile issue in regards to WSUS maintenance. If the product declined the…

                                        95 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • New builtin reports about Windows 10 versions and builds

                                          ConfigMgr has a few reports about operating systems, but they are not suitable with the new Windows 10 world. Please create new Windows 10 related reports. E.g.
                                          - chart with Windows 10 versions (Ent/Edu/Pro) and build (including click-through to see the actual devices)
                                          - report that lists devices with a specific Win10 version/build in a collection
                                          - report with Windows 10 versions/builds in a specific collection

                                          These are not very difficult to create, but because every Win10 customer needs them, they should be included in the product.

                                          These are also needed, because:
                                          - Windows 10 Dashboard doesn't provide drill through …

                                          91 votes
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