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  1. Windows 10 Servicing Customization

    It would be great to be able to customize the Windows 10 image or allow a "clean up script" to run post install. I like the concept of the Windows 10 Servicing part of the SCCM console. I think it will become important as upgrades start rolling out 1-2 times a year and majority of companies have Windows 10 clients that need servicing. Being able to create Servicing plans will help keep IT on top of the upgrade process through different updates.

    The current model just doesn't work for a lot of companies. Not many places allow games such as…

    132 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow uninstall of applications with dependencies

      When you deploy an application with dependencies, you loose the option to uninstall it from software center. It would be nice to be able to uninstall the main app and be able to choose if the dependencies would uninstall or not.

      127 votes
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        Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Collection Query re-design request

        I am looking the issue/design from SMS 2003 to SCCM 2012 version. I am not sure if any purpose must be behind of this design of collection default query select * from sms_r_system.
        Whenever a user create the query based device collection, if there is any modification in the query
        He/she shouldn’t remove the entire query and apply OK.
        If user applies ok, its automatically select * from sms_r_system query will enabled, it will targed to all system which is “All system” as limiting collection.
        It has serious issue in most the companies, deployment is performing by L1 or L2…

        126 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show live distribution status within the console

          Show the live status of content copying to distribution points (status bar) in the Admin console, Essentially the existing DP Job queue Manager

          119 votes
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            Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Active Admin Consoles

            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.

            118 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Use SQL Backup with Compression for the backup task

              With CM 1511, SMS Backup task enabled by default. And that does a volume shadow copy of the DB which means full-sized files. For my tiny lab that means I'm backing up 8 GB alone.

              For production it'll mean 850GB per primary site. Under CM12 when we backup just SQL using compression, it's just 160GB per primary site.

              Please allow an option to just invoke a database backup instead so that compression can be used and I don't need to go order terabytes of data just for backups.

              Also the current backup just erases the last backup. But in a…

              116 votes
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                Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Prevent Cache Limit from Causing Application Deployment Failure

                Once the cache has been filled all subsequent application deployments fail until the cache self-cleans. In CAS.log you see that the client is refusing to download the content because the cache, not the actual disk, is full.

                This strikes me as a non-optimal design choice if the goal is to successfully install applications. If I want to install an application I do not want it to fail because of an artificial limit that until very recently was set at the time of client install. Most of the time the cache clears in 24 hours and there's no problem but there…

                112 votes
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                  Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have updates automatically handle MP replicas

                  It's a real pain to have to tear down and rebuild the MP replicas every time I want to install a servicing update. It would be great to have the update process automatically save the replica state, point the MPs at the primary DB, tear down the MP replicas, do the update and then put it all back.

                  111 votes
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                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • When remote controling, be able to see client side mouse move

                    When we remote control a client , the client can see the mouse pointer, but when the client want to show us someting, we cant see mouse cursor.

                    103 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  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.

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                        Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Content  ·  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…

                        94 votes
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                          Noted  ·  7 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

                          93 votes
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                            Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  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…

                            91 votes
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                              Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  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)

                              90 votes
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                                Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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.

                                89 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  86 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  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…

                                    85 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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

                                      84 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

                                        81 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  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

                                          81 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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