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  1. Allow user messaging

    It would be nice to have a ability to show custom messages to inform the user that a software installation is in progress and the computer must not be restarted or disconnect from the network.
    Something similar to outlook notifications.
    This should be specific for each package/application; and it should be available at least at begin/end of installation (or even in case of error)

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      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    • Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

      Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

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        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for the feedback. We include CMTrace.exe in the boot images so logs can be read in WinPE, that tool is part of the SCCM Toolkit and can also be found on the site server under \OSD\Bin\\CMTrace.exe

        For OS Deployment logs there’s a section here which helps – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427342.aspx – the main OS Deployment log is SMSTS.log

        We have an open item for improving logging, copy logs etc – I’ll add your feedback to that item.

      • Change the sort view behaviour

        When sorting any area alphabetically (or using any other criteria), the view automatically jumps to the top (or bottom). This defeats the purpose of reversing a sort. For example, if I have 2000 objects in the view, and the object I am looking for starts with a "U", it makes sense to reverse the name sort to reverse-alphabetical, however, when I do that it dumps me at the bottom, meaning now I have to scroll *up* through 1800 objects instead of down. Please change this so that when a sort order is called for, the view stays in the sameā€¦

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        • More robust control of system restart

          Now we have only two parameters for Restart behavior: time to show the first warning and time to show the 'always on top' notification. It would be better if we can configure some user-controllable options. E.g. possibility to postpone a reboot.

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          • change the display police on a Task Sequence Step when a condition exists

            change the display for a Task Sequence Step when a condition exists for example change the policy or highlight all steps to identify quicker where some conditions are applied

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            • Terminal Server Awareness

              With the new "Cluster Awareness" checkbox why not extend it to a checkbox for Terminal Server also.
              So whenever something needs to be installed on a TS, the "Change user /Install" command is executed, and after the "Change user /execute" command is executed natively

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              • The cmdlet move-cmobject FolderPath does not reflect name of Applications node

                The folder names are different in the console and the cmdlet Move-CMObject.
                Console: Applications
                Cmdlet: Application
                Since this is a standard folder regardless of site code, the names should be the same.

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                • Program

                  A workflow system (tab) for handling application/package errors (i.e non-zero return codes) for example; I should be able to config a setting of if the package/program gets an exit code of 1025 then handle it particular way or reboot try again 1 more time.

                  Suggested options could be
                  - Reboot device, try again 1 more time (great for 1025 errors)
                  - E-mail support team X on X failure
                  - Execute package 'PackageID/ProgramID' then attempt 1 more time (great for clean up scripts)
                  - Add to collection X on Y error.

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                  • Clarify relationship between SC and SCCM

                    List of discrepancies treating CM "Configuration Manager" different from DPM, SCOM, SCORCH, SCSM:
                    - The SC Roadmap makes no mention of CM. http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/9/6/59602436-C9C5-48A1-B305-827654B9077B/System_Center_Roadmap_EN_US.pdf
                    - All the SC components except for CM appear to be on the same SAC (Semi-Annual Channel) software release train schedule with two releases (1801 and 1807) to date. https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/07/24/system-center-1807-available-now/
                    - The Microsoft Docs URL for CM does not include "system-center", whereas the other SC offerings do. e.g. https://docs.microsoft.com/system-center/scom/ vs https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm

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                    • I would like the start menu shortcut for software center on POSReady 2009 to work. We have POSReady 2009, which I believe is supported, and

                      I would like the start menu shortcut for software center on POSReady 2009 to work. We have POSReady 2009, which I believe is supported, and the start menu .lnk for the Software Center shortcut is not working due to "softwarecenter:" being the target in the shortcut. When you try to launch software center from the shortcut, we receive the following error: "Unable to open this Internet Shortcut. The protocol "softwarecenter" does not have a registered program." I don't believe there is a "softwarecenter" file type. :)

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                      • prerequisite

                        If prerequisite checker fails with a warning there should be an option to continue with the upgrade anyway.

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                        • Expose some policy data through the SMS Provider

                          It would be great if there was a WMI class that we could query, or a method we could call, to verify if policy is targeted to a specific client. In complex OSD scenarios, there is no way to verify whether TS policy has been targeted to a device after modifying collection membership without accessing SQL directly. For example, a method that could be called with just the client GUID or resource ID and a specific Task Sequence policy GUID, simply returning True or False, would rock. This could be called every 30 or 60 seconds and the process couldā€¦

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                          • Support MUI for the "Restart Computer" TaskSequence action description visible to the user

                            Especially in MUI environments explaining why a reboot is required can lead to confusion on the users side. Supplying a short description is nice already, but it would be even cooler if it was configurable based on the users display language.

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                            • Detection rule use application source files

                              Sometimes you need to run an executable to detemine if the application is installed or not. For example: setup.exe /listinstalled.
                              today it is not possible to access the content location (mostly the cache directory) of the application.
                              Is it possible to allow access to the content location of the application in the detection rule?

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                              • Deployment Type with version when auto creating DT

                                There are multiple places where a reference to an application is only with GUID and DT name. E.g. logs.
                                If the DT name had version number in the name, it would easy to see what application is referenced when you have more than one version of a product and thereby more applications.

                                When creating an application for a Windows Installer, it would be great to have the automatic DT creation process to include the version, if provided, in the DT name.

                                In addition, if the creation of a script installer DT could include the names and versions from the applicationā€¦

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                                • compliance items, add deployment tab to bottom pane

                                  on the compliance item, add deployments tab with the capability of creating collection from the compliance item. You can do it on the compliance baseline but that is not sufficient as a baseline may have more than 1 CI so your target collection *MAY* have a mix of issues. *OR* just make it where you can deploy a CI in addition to baseline with same capabilities

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                                  • Enhance temporary nodes when viewing deployments

                                    Opening Monitoring - Deployments, double clicking a software deployment, takes us to the Deployment Status.
                                    If i open the Error status tab and double click one of the categories, a temporary node is created, containing the affected computers.
                                    If the temporary node is left open and i go back to the Error status tab and double click another category, i'm brought back to the same temporary node.
                                    This is due to the node being limited to the status and not the category.

                                    I'd like to have the temporary node reflect the category, not just the status.

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                                    • Adjust ZTIApplication to return error codes during installation

                                      Currently, if an application fails to install due to a typo or error during install, the task sequence just continues on. It would be preferable to at least have an option for the task sequence to fail if an application did not get installed.

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                                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                      • Add line numbers in CMTrace

                                        I often use a tool to search all log files for a particular entry, and the search results tell me what line the entry is located on within each log file. If CMTrace had line numbers, it would help locate the search results within the log files.

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                                        • Move "ERROR" Flagged Deployments to In-Progress for "Application not detected" after installation.

                                          Move "ERROR" Flagged Deployments to In-Progress for "Application not detected" after installation. Currently, many deployments install as expected but are not detected after installation. Soon after the detection succeeds and subsequently resolves to "Success".

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