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  1. Allow deployments using application model to be installed from DP rather than downloaded to ccmcache folder

    I have to create several very large (10GB and up) software deployments each year and install them for two thirds of the user base. Preferred method of delivery is install directly from the DP rather than download the installation files to C:\windows\ccmcache. It would be nice to do this using the application model so I can make use of the extended feature set it provides over the package model. I have to work around the limitations using convoluted wrapper scripts to get everything working properly.

    115 votes
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      Noted  ·  12 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SCCM client ScriptExecutionTimeout

      Please make the SCCM client's ScriptExecutionTimeout attribute a parameter that can be configured within Client Settings policy. This would be the best way to help address the "In-line script execution time-out... DiscoverApp failed (0x87d00321)

      111 votes
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        Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Reboot Count functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS Step

        Newer versions of the BitLocker management tools (specifically manage-bde) now support the ability to suspend the BitLocker protection for defined number of reboots. The current Disable BitLocker TS step only suspends BitLocker for 1 reboot. There are cases that having a defined number of reboots (or indefinitely until re-enabled at the end of a TS) can come in handy (flashing the BIOS, MBR2GPT, In-place Upgrade with PINs, etc.).

        Please add this functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS step for the operating systems that support it.

        109 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better Driver and Driver Package Management

          Driver Management within the console is unacceptably slow (still). We manage 60+ unique Models across Windows 7 all the way up through Windows 10. As a result there are a LOT of drivers to maintain and manage. With SCCM 2007, we had the ability to at least break these down in folders. With sccm 2012 you removed the ability to import directly to a folder. The trade-off was "categories" however, it is still incredibly slow to search for drivers.

          In addition, with SCCM 2007, we could just fill a folder with inf's and create a driver package from that without…

          109 votes
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            Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pre distribute content to clients before deadline.

            I work in a quite big Environment, 30k clients and my network team isn’t that happy when we pull the trigger to update our critical LOB apps due to the fact that every computer downloads the content almost at the same time. That puts a lot of pressure on the network infrastructure.
            There for it would be great to be able to preload the clients with content for applications in a slow and steady way before the deadline falls for the application.

            103 votes
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              Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points.

              User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points. At the moment when asked how long it will take to have content available one needs to track the logs and guess a time frame. If it would be possible to have a progress tracker i.e. speed at which the content is copying, queue tracking, and eta.

              99 votes
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                Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Trigger Hardware Inventory after Operating System Upgrade Task Sequence Completes

                An OS Upgrade Task Sequence results in many significant changes to a system's Inventory and compliance states. The OS Upgrade TS should trigger a full hardware inventory after completion

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                  6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Software Updates - Need an Option to Control the Auto deployment of Revised updates

                  WSUS has an inbuilt option to control the approval /Auto Approval of revised updates.
                  However ConfigMgr is missing this feature. This is causing the revised updates to get auto installed on the clients if the deployment is active.
                  The latest example for this issue was KB3172605. This was revised by MS and caused auto install with reboot on clients

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                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Built-in Web Service for OSD tasks

                    Maik Koster has created an excellent Web Service for performing tasks e.g. during OSD, like removing a device from a collection. I think it would be a great idea to have a Site System Role for OSD where you have a built-in step in the TS to choose various tasks to perform during OSD.

                    91 votes
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                      Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More Intelligent Client Cache

                      With SCCM 2012 we got the single instance store on the back end which reduces the need for storage significantly on the server side but on the client side there's no optimization whatsoever.
                      If you for example have 2 applications or deployment types which are using the same or almost the same content they are downloaded both separately. This has a negatively impact on the disk space you need to reserve for the client cache but also on the bandwidth used to download almost twice the same content. I believe this can be done better.
                      Many folks had to configure…

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                        Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ConfigurationManager PowerShell module should register itself as an Env Variable

                        Today, when you install the CM Console, the PowerShell module will be placed under the %CMInstallDirectory%\AdminConsole\Bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1

                        This makes sense given where the user is choosing to install the console, and that's fine. But placing it here off the beaten path means that it is not importable using PowerShell's module autodiscovery features. For instance, if a module is found in any of the standard user or system paths (or registered under the $ENV:PsModulePath) the user can easily import the module without having to specify the full path, a big user quality of life win. This is the way that SQL Server…

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                          Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create quick deployment report by right-click > Export to Excel

                          The current monitoring and reporting functionality is somewhat clunky and time-consuming. Being able to right-click an existing deployment under Monitoring\Deployments and export the last-summarized status to an Excel sheet would be an evolutionary leap forward in user-friendlyness for the admin console.

                          89 votes
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                            Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow admins to change the default in Software Deployment from “UTC” to “Client Local"

                            It would be extremely helpful if administrators could change the default “Time based on:” option used in Software Deployment from “UTC” to “Client Local Time”. This setting is highly subjective and only companies that are based in multiple time zones AND want software to deploy simultaneously across all time zones want UTC as the default. Forcing the UTC default upon all customers needlessly increases the chance of human error. Allowing administrators to change the default would satisfy all customer’s needs rather than just those that leverage UTC.

                            89 votes
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                              Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Software Center: Add Ability to Launch the Application

                              Would like to have the ability for the end user to not just install an available deployment, but also launch it there. The way I envision this happening is once the user has installed an available deployment, the "Install" button would change to a "Launch" button, and the Uninstall button would be perhaps a separate button, etc., or perhaps even the icon of the application could be used to launch it and the Install/Uninstall behavior could remain the same.

                              The benefit of this would be (1) if you removed the start menu or other entry points to the application and…

                              89 votes
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                                Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Status Messages in the SCCM Console

                                Status messages are amazingly helpful in the SCCM console, but difficult to get to. For instance, whoever wrote the status messages for Task Sequence deployments did an amazing job, yet I cannot access these without making a custom query! This is an amazing troubleshooting tool that is hidden from the average user.

                                I'd like to get access to status messages from the object that makes the status message. For instance, if I right click on a task sequence deployment, I want to be able to view all status messages associated with that object. If I right click on a distribution…

                                88 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • List DP jobs for secondary sites in DP Job Queue Manager

                                  Please provide a solution in DP Job Queue Manager to view the job status in secondary sites.

                                  87 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change Deployments from Available to Required and Required to Available

                                    We would love the ability to change deployments from Available to Required and Required to Available. Currently we have to remove the entire deployment to switch back and forth, and we loose a lot of reporting data during this process

                                    87 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Delete multiple Application Revision History

                                      Make it possible to delete multiple previous Application Revisions in one-click using the Configuration Manager Console. This would simplify the task of cleaning up before putting it in prod and reduce time spent removing one revision at a time.

                                      86 votes
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                                        10 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Chat feature in Remote Control

                                        It would be nice to have a chat feature within the remote control client. This way I can chat with my users when they are using the computer and I need them to complete a task after I am remoted in.

                                        84 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • OS Deployment completion screen

                                          Sometimes a task sequence can fail without the technican noticing the reboot countdown, so they just see a login screen and assume everything is okay. How about a "OS Deployment Failed/Succeeded" splash screen at completion? MDT (UDI) has a completion screen, although it doesn't show on error. Still - something like that.

                                          80 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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