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  1. 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.

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  2. Add TFPBlockSize and TFTPWindowsSize to the DP configuration page in the Admin Console

    It would great to be able to configure TFTPBlocksize and TFTPWindowsSize on PXE-enabled DPs from the Configuraiton Manager console, and not having to edit the registry or to use Configuration Item/Baseline to do this. An option on the PXE tab in the Distribution Point properties please?!

    99 votes
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  3. 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.

    98 votes
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  4. Apply Boundary Groups to WinPE Management Point selection

    Currently it appears that when the SCCM agent in the WinPE boot image connects to a Management Point, it selects one without using the Boundary Group rules, instead selecting one from the AD published list, starting with the first alphabetically.
    Instead this should behave like the full blown Windows SCCM Client and select a Management Point based on Boundary Groups such as IP range.
    It is worth noting that Distribution Points are selected correctly according to Boundary Group by the WinPE client, for OSD content.

    98 votes
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  5. 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 distributionā€¦

    97 votes
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  6. 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.

    95 votes
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  7. 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

    95 votes
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  8. Details pane for users and devices should show collection memberships

    In devices screen, when we select a computer, all collections the computer is member of, should be listed in the below pane.
    Also, this feature should be available for users in users screen

    93 votes
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  9. 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.

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  10. 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 configureā€¦

    92 votes
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  11. 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

    92 votes
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  12. Create folders under Software Updates

    Allow the creation of folders under Software Updates\Software Update Groups, Deployment Packages and Automatic Deployment Rules.

    87 votes
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  13. 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 Serverā€¦

    85 votes
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  14. Provide the ability to set an "expiration date" on a DEPLOYMENT

    Even thought Applications are state based there are still use cases when a deployment could be expired so that no future deployments of that application will occur. Either an expiration or the use of automatically disabling the deployment, since Software Updates could be disabled so should Software Application Deployments. The reason to keep the deployment would be for reporting so a way to disable or expire would be ideal if state based is not needed.

    The sms_applicationassignment WMI class exposes an ExpirationTime property which actually removes deployments from App Catalog but it does not work with software center.

    83 votes
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  15. The ability to tell an SCCM client to IGNORE specific NICS for site determination or SCCM Client communications

    The ability to tell an SCCM client to IGNORE specific NICS for site determination or SCCM Client communications.

    We have a number of clients that are multi-homed, the SCCM client is often choosing interface that cannot communication with the SCCM infrastructure to determine site membership.

    Our clusters fall into this category. 'secure web application servers' that have a "Client Network", "Admin Network", "Backup Network" and "Management Network" connections.

    May something similar to the NOSMS file, that will tell the client to not use specific interfaces but continue to inventory, configure, etc.

    82 votes
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  16. Remove from Collection / Move to Collection in OSD

    Sometimes it might be handy to remove a computer from the OSD collection as a final step during the task sequence. Or additionally add the computer to additional collection(s) for for example extra software deployment or another task sequence.
    Now scripts need to be created therefore and in my experience this doesn't always work well.
    A predefined step where the collectionname or collectionID needs to be added to add (or remove) the computer to (or from) would be much appreciated.

    81 votes
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  17. Allow Applications with interactive deployment methods in a task sequence

    In SCCM 2007 we utilized package with multiple programs. One install program that was silent to be used in a task sequence. One with interaction (appdeploy toolkit e.g.) for distribution to existing PCs. Once we moved to application we created multiple deployment methods with the appropiate filters. However if one of the deployment methods does contain the 'allow interact' option the application can not be added to a task sequence even though there are deployment methods that would apply to a OSD situation were it would pick the non-interactive one. Would like to see a logic check in the taskā€¦

    81 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  18. Revision History for task sequences

    Could you add Revision History for task sequences? It would save you the effort of exporting and importing task sequences or keeping copies for References. This would be a nice to have feature in the Configuration Manager Console - although I'm sure we all have a scheduled job for exporting SCCM configuration automatically anyway.

    81 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Thanks for the feedback. Task Sequence export/import has Administrative comments field that can be used as well as the task sequence properties.
    There’s no console versioning for task sequences currently but this is noted for future.

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  19. Configuration Manager Remote Control Connection History

    Having the ability to look through a dropdown history of connections would make reconnecting easier and shouldn't cause too much programming hassle.

    Having a log of connections with date/time of connection/disconnection, IP of source and destination would also be valuable to have as reference.

    80 votes
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  20. 76 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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