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  1. Allow software update installation at shutdown

    Everyone who knows WSUS misses the feature in ConfigMgr to allow the installation of software updates when the machine is shut down. This is being requested for a very long time now. For most businesses it's not the best approach to install updates only when a user is logged on. Of course the scenario changes with Windows 8 and 10, but it's still a valuable addition to the option a ConfigMgr admin should have.

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      3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update the Conole UI to save my changes to the column views

      Every time you add additional columns to display in the views it is lost when you close/reopen the console.

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        8 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support V3 and newer certificate templates for HTTPS mode

        Hi,

        PKI- Make V3 Template compatible with SCCM Current Branch.

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          19 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Software Center: Add support for direct link to application and direct link to installation via protocol handler.

          The new Software Center supports the "Page" command line option, but I could not find a way to jump directly to an app details page (the one that shows the Install button).

          (I'd like to change my application catalog notification tool to open softwarecenter instead of iexplore with the app details page.)

          Additionally it would be nice if the tab/page changes respecting the new command line given when software center is already open.

          85 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Set a default or preferred boot image for PXE

            Have an option to set a specific boot image for PXE. In an environment where there are multiple boot images, when a device PXE boots it will first download whichever boot image (that is PXE capable) associated with the most recently deployed task sequence. It would be nice to have an easier way to just set a default or preferred boot image for PXE instead.

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              5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Updating Status to completed

              The behavior is document at the link below – How is the boot image selected for clients booting with PXE?
              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/use-pxe-to-deploy-windows-over-the-network#how-is-the-boot-image-selected-for-clients-booting-with-pxe

              As this item is now closed we’ll likely miss any new comments, to report issues see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help

            • Icons and cosmetics for applications

              During the Create Application Wizard on Application Catalog step there is possibility to add some beautiful icon. BUT! The icon (*.ico) size is limited to 250x250. Could you make it possible to add an icon file with picture size at least 256x256 (which is quite common size for pictures in *.ico files)? Another thing as well, the icons in SCCM Applications/Packages list (Software Library-Overview-Application Management-Applications). They look all the same! Could you make them more attractive, say, the way they look in Application Catalog? Otherwise, whats the point in Icon column (which appears, by the way, as a default columns…

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                3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Distribution Points are by default NOT assigned the same priority

                CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY

                When a new Distribution Point (DP) whether it is a normal DP or a Pull DP is installed to a ConfigMgr 2012 R2 site, the priority assigned to this new DP is always the same by default.

                REQUEST FOR CHANGE

                It is often desired that Pull DPs are by default assigned lower priority than the normal DPs.

                MORE INFORMATION

                When operating a site with many (hundreds of) DPs installed, the normal DPs serve as source distribution points for the Pull DPs. It is therefore desired, that those normal DPs will have the new package files copied over before…

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                  4 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for using one USB Ethernet adapter with multiple computers

                  With many laptops and tablet devices not having wired Ethernet adapters built in, it is necessary to use USB Ethernet adapters to use OSD with these systems. However, Configuration Manager currently associates the MAC address of the adapter with the first computer it was used on, which causes issues re-using the adapter. Please add an option for the MAC of the USB Ethernet adapter to be automatically removed from Configuration Manager at the end of the OSD sequence. Only the built in wireless adapter should be associate with the device after OSD.

                  http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/07/28/how-to-use-the-same-external-ethernet-adapter-for-multiple-sccm-osd.aspx

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                    8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Correct the "Add Selected Items" ribbon button functionality

                    Currently when you select a collection(s) in the console, then utilize the "Add Selected Item" button you are able to functionally add the collection(s) selected to another collection as a member, however it does not actually add the member of the selected collection(s) to the target collection just the root collection itself.

                    Example A:
                    1. Open Console and navigate to Administration \ Assets and Compliance \ Device Collections \ Select a collection.
                    2. Click the "Add Selected Items" button and then "Add selected items to existing device collection"
                    3. Select the existing collection that is to be the target

                    The…

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                      2 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix very slow content download (and constant certificate checks) - in a HTTPS Only infra - for OS upgrades through Task Sequence.

                      Basically we observe a very slow content download ("Upgrade Operating System" + "Download package content" step, for the driver packs) when doing Win10 in-place upgrade through a TS over HTTPS.
                      Issue occurs on both Win10 1607/1703, using SCCM 1802 (back-end and client).
                      Approx. 90% of the smsts.log entries are all about certificate validation (sometimes even multiple times for 1 downloaded file).
                      After each selection/validation action, a status of <success> is returned.. but only seconds later the same selection/validation is attempted over and over again.

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                        10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support the windows server OS being upgraded on Site Servers (in place), w/o backup & recovery or migration.

                        Older version of windows server are falling out of support, or are deprecated for ConfigMgr current branch. i.e. Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Support an easy way of upgrading those operating systems to newer versions of windows server.

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                          9 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • rba viewer

                          RBA Viewer from the toolkit no longer opens after the application of CU1 for SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. I show this VERY useful tool to almost every customer of mine as most of them struggle with creation of roles correctly. The viewer crashes with the following message in the debug.

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for tftp windowsize

                            I think it would be great if SCCM could have a configurable value in registry for TFTP windowsize just as it has with TFTP blocksize. Both WDS and bootmgr.exe seem to handle it but there is no easy way to get this option into the generated BCD file upon PXE boot. Seems like a low hanging fruit.

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                              6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SCCM On Premise MDM Should Support Windows 10 Devices

                              It would be great if SCCM On Premise MDM would support Windows 10 Devices for scenarios such as settings, required application deployment, wipe and retire.

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                                completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve and speed up adding or removal processes of direct members to collections, optimize handling in backend

                                We need a quick way to quickly populate or empty collections. Targets should be imported as rules without triggering other processes in the background (eval/re-built). The same also applies to removal rules.

                                Please implement something like an cmdlet “Add-CollectionMemberRules” / “Remove-CollectionMemberRules” with fast adding rules method, without delays, without rebuilding the complete collection sets in the background. The cmdlet should support especially adding rules like "DirectMembers".

                                Note:
                                This will help to control and steer application (ramp-up / ramp-down) rollouts, depending on device target lists, created by internal IT or delivered by business partner. The lists could based on different information…

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                                  1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Office 365 required updates in 1710 Should Not Force Applications to Close

                                  Please do not force applications closed when applying office 365 updates. We have had to suspend the deployment of office 365 updates due to user impact until we can work this out. This same topic was marked as complete in the feedback section but it is still happening with SCCM 1710 and KBKB4057517 Installed.
                                  reference:
                                  https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/32048548-office-365-required-updates-in-1706-should-not-for

                                  Also I have not seen any user presented countdowns when the deadline approaches. Thanks.

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                                    completed  ·  7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Distribution point ordering/intelligence

                                    Make it possible to assign multiple DP's to a boundary group with the ability assign an order in which they are accessed by clients. ATM if there are multiple DP's per boundary group and all are defined as fast (or slow), the DP is chosen randomly. At the very least a DP that resides in the same subnet with the client, should always take precedence,

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                                      5 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      With the boundaries group rearchitecture completed in 1702, these scenarios should now be solved… with much more granular control on when and how to fail over to different DPs. Also, the client will pick the same DP on the same subnet.

                                    • Support for custom table synchronization into Data Warehouse

                                      Issue: Support for custom table synchronization into Data Warehouse

                                      Currently, although a method exists to extend tables that can be imported into the Data Warehouse, we learnt recently that this is not supported. We feel this represents a gap with the following impacts:
                                      - Not all tables from the SCCM database are currently synced into the DW. Even a common AI table like Install_Software_Data must be synced via this custom process. This is a table used heavily in AI based software title reporting and therefore a common addition to the DW.
                                      - Custom inventory tables – inventory extension/customization is a…

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                                        3 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Remove the need for App Catalog, by providing all functionality in Software Center

                                        Currently, some functionality is only available in the application catalog, and not in software center. Make it so everything can be done in software center, so we can remove application catalog... and Silverlight... and local site security configurations.

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                                          7 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Peer Cache Options

                                          Add an option to have Peer Cache to work with boundary groups, subnet broadcast or both. My understanding is that 1607 Peer Cache will broadcast local subnet for peers that have the content, 1610 it's based off of Boundary groups. In environment, using boundary groups for peer cache will not work, like to have the option to tell the clients to use boundary group, subnet broadcast or both?

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                                            completed  ·  4 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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