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  1. 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.

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      Noted  ·  8 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…

      80 votes
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        Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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…

        79 votes
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          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  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

          78 votes
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            Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  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.

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              4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Noted  ·  sangeev responded

              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

            • 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 task…

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

                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

              • An option to install only on Corporate owned devices

                Just as we can choose to only install applications on user's Primary devices, it would be great with the same option for Corporate Owned devices. Then we can deploy certificates, wifi, email, apps and so on to the User and if the user uses a Corporate owned device he will get it installed. It would save time, speed and preserve the User first concept!

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                  4 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 73 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                  • Run PowerShell Script item in Task Sequences should allow alternate credentials

                    Right now, if I need to run a PS script in a Task Sequence requires to use the Run Command Line item using PowerShell.exe. However, if I want to run a script with parameters, then I must use the -command option for PowerShell.exe, which has some odd parsing problems that can cause scripts to fail when run this way.

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                      9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                    • Task Sequence Pre-Cache for all Packages inside

                      It would be nice to have the ability to conditionally pre-cache all packages in Upgrade TS and not only OS Upgrade step.

                      To describe it in more details, in current design we are able to pre-cache only OS Upgrade step to computers based on conditions. This is not enough for companies with 20+ languages as best approach is to create en-us core image and then apply MUI on top of that. Doing this will cause system to report as e.g. de-de so we would need to download and distribute to 150+ DPs all supported Upgrade packages instead of distributing only…

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

                        Thanks for the feedback, updating status to Noted. See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/ for an explanation of each status

                        We have this in our backlog from when we introduced the pre-cache for OS Upgrade packages and agree it makes a ton of sense. The first action would probably be adding Make/Manufacturer for Driver Packages, then look at ways to address MUIs, Language packs

                      • Integrate /ResetBase and WIM Optimization/Exporting into Offline Servicing

                        In the interest in making my OS deployment task sequences as fast and as optimized as possible, I always optimize WIM files anytime they're updated or re-created.

                        In my build/capture task sequence, I add a step at the very end before capture to run DISM /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase so that all of the superseded updates are removed from the base image before it is captured. This results in a smaller WIM file and obviously, faster deployment times.

                        With the built-in Offline Servicing option for OS images, once new updates are added, they remain in the component store of the image when…

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                          3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

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                            6 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow option for GPO processing during Task Sequence

                            Right now GPO processing is disabled during TS execution. This is annoying as quite often there's settings and environment configuration for a machine pushed by GPO, and right now they only apply at the end of the TS.

                            It would be nice to have an explicit "process group policy" step in a TS, which would be the equivalent of a "gpupdate /force".

                            69 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              68 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                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

                              • 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.

                                67 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create folders under Software Updates

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

                                  66 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SCCM Should Support Google Chromebooks/ChromeOS

                                    This may be a long shot, but for K-12 educational customers, Chromebooks are some of the most popular student devices purchased. Continue the trend of "single pane of glass" in the Admin Console and help us manage our Chromebooks from SCCM/Intune.

                                    64 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • ConfigMgr SUM installs should update the date of last install in Windows Update control panel applet

                                      When you only use ConfigMgr to install updates, the date on the Windows Update control panel applet often reflects something that is really inaccurate as ConfigMgr doesn't update it. This often leads to a very negative reaction of "I thought those darn ConfigMgr admins were updating our workstations and servers!?!" And then we have to explain that we are, but that date doesn't get changed.

                                      Can we please just ensure that when Software Update Management installs any updates, the Windows Update control panel applet gets set to the current date?

                                      I stole the screenshots from this thread: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b33dd5b2-64b3-476d-8fc5-232cbafced47/sccm-updates-are-installed-but-windows-update-status-wrong?forum=ConfigMgrCompliance

                                      And I…

                                      63 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Install applications before users can press ctrl+alt+delete to login.

                                        Add feature to deploy applications before users are allowed to logon at the ctrl+alt+delete screen. This would be a nice alternative to having to check for running processes before installing applications and would not interrupt users in their work.

                                        62 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Better Task Sequence Step Options Tab Editor

                                          Currently you can only remove and remove all from a task sequence option condition. I think it would be very helpful and time saving if you could copy/cut/paste conditionals from a right click menu.

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                                            3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

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