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  1. 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.

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    17 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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 inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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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    8 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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 inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.…

    211 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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

  6. Task Sequence Deployment through Cloud Management Gateways

    Provide support for the use of task sequences to deploy or update Windows 10 clients through a cloud management gateway.

    210 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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…

    209 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Task Sequence Error Dialog Box Needs to Show Step Name

    The error dialog box for the task sequence shows the error code, but does not show you what step threw the error.
    - Show the step name on the default error dialog box.
    - The modal dialog box for errors goes directly over the progress dialog box, so you can’t see the step from there without using the mouse.
    - You may not have mouse support, especially when you are RDPing into a box with a VMware or Hyper-V console… which means this is REALLY frustrating

    192 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Better support of high DPI and UI scaling in the console

    I know Windows 10 is bringing much better support of HiDPI, but I don't believe the console is taking advantage of those enhancements.

    Most of the console renders OK on HiPDI screens, but there are many windows that are simply unusable due to improper support of scaling. The examples I've attached are from a 4K monitor at 150% (which is the default for Windows). This issue also occurs on HiPDI screens on laptops like the Dell XPS 13.

    190 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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:…

    188 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Please fix the CmRCViewer does not correctly map mouse cursor to screen when Win 8.1/10 DPI scaling is enabled

    Please fix the "CmRCViewer does not correctly map mouse cursor to screen" when Win 8.1/10 DPI scaling is enabled bug, as this currently makes the feature completely useless for us. We have no idea where we're clicking. This issue will be more prevalent as more and more high-DPI screens come on the market.

    Bug ID: 433170 in SMS Bug Database
    PSS case ID: 116053014223835

    185 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Configure multiple deployments in an Automatic Deployment Rule

    When creating Automatic Deployment rules, it would be useful to be able to configure multiple deployments.

    You may for example want test, pilot and live deployments to different collections and possibly with different settings. It doesn't make sense to have to create different rules with the same updates criteria just for additional deployments.

    The CM administrator may choose to have the additional deployments disabled to allow for testing, but enabling a deployment leaves less room for error, and is less administrative overhead than creating these additional deployments manually each time for pilot/live.

    It would also be useful to have the…

    181 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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

  14. 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 →
  15. 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

  16. 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 →
  17. Run Scripts: Ability to Edit Scripts

    In 1706, once you create a script and approve it (or deny it) there is no way to alter the script except but to create a new one. Would be great to have the ability to set the script back to waiting for approval, which would unlock the code to be edited.

    155 votes
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    2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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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    19 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

  20. Display active console users

    I would like to send a message to all users who have the admin console open. Just a pop-up that warns them of a reboot, or if I need to send out a custom message to all active sessions.

    I would like to also be able to see on the Administrations overview page how many Admin Consoles are opened up and connected to the site, and the user name. At the CAS level see all sessions if their are multiple primary servers.

    149 votes
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