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  1. Create folders under Software Updates

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

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      Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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 taskā€¦

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          5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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 inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
          • 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 onlyā€¦

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              6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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

            • 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.

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                4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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

              • 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".

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                  1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.

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                    Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

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                      3 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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

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                        5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                      • Remote Control features and improvments

                        I would like to thank Microsoft to allow their customers to share new and innovative ideas and I would like to present mine from my experience as Desktop Management Engineer in my company.
                        Initially we were using a comparative tool called LANDesk Management Suite and on the beginning of this year we have moved to SCCM 1511, since then I had received many complains about remote control comparing to the past experience.
                        I really like SCCM as a whole and I think it is really good tool and really nice features and constant updates, but not the remote control.
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                          Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.

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                            Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                          • Mark easy way to query Driver Versions of all drivers on a system.

                            Please make an easy way to query Driver Versions of all drivers on a system from SCCM Hardware inventory without creating a custom MOF or looking at registry files? I found a forum thread on TechNet a few years old that said Microsoft said that using WMI class win32_pnpsigneddriver was unreliable and is why it was not available in SCCM hardware inventory and they were considering removing the class entirely. However the class remains in win 10 and is still the only way to query driver version using a script. It would be really useful to be able to haveā€¦

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                              3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                              Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                              Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                            • 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 inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                              • DCR: Boot Images. Provide an option to prevent re-downloading boot images (Boot / Prestage Media)

                                Scenario: You create a Boot Media or Prestaged Media. Current behaviour is that as long as the boot image version from creation date matches the version inside the infrastructure everything is fine. System is starting Windows PE and executes the Task Sequence. If you add for example a new driver now to the boot image the new version causes Configuration Manager to download the boot image inside Windows PE and another restart into the updated version of the boot image. In case of a Prestaged Media scenario this painful, as UEFI systems might no longer work.

                                Possible SOLUTION: Add aā€¦

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                                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                • Feature Request: Introduce a 'Remediate' option for Package/DPs for remediating package failures.

                                  When a package fails to distribute to a DP, the only option right now is to 'Redistribute' the package to the DP. This is inefficient for large packages since 'Redistribute' transfers all package content to the DP even if some content may have already been transferred prior to the failure. For large packages, this not only takes a lot of time but consumes more network bandwidth than necessary.

                                  When a package is 'added' to the DP, only the missing files are copied to the DP however there is no way to simulate an 'add' action from the UI.

                                  Having theā€¦

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                                    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                  • DCR: Task Sequence Export / Import

                                    Add an optional option to provide new source location path for each package, application, ... when importing a Task Sequence that has been exported with content and references. Imagine you have 2 ConfigMgr environment a Test and a Production environment completely isolated from each other and you want an easy way to sync. A cool thing would be to only export "Metadata" of the Task Sequence and all References (Applications, Packages, ...). At the target site you have the same folder structure for content source for example \\sccmsources\share\Applications,\\sccmsources\share\Packages, ... and so on. If you start the import, you will beā€¦

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                                      2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                      Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                    • Application Dependency Management

                                      Managing applications and understanding their dependencies is a significant challenge. Having the ability to understand what applications depend on system components, such as .NET or other, would be a significant benefit to ensure minimal production impact when working to upgrade an operating system or an application version. A recent example in a customers infrastructure was legacy software with dependencies on a specific version of .NET. Being able to see what these dependencies are ahead of time across the enterprise and manage them proactively would have been a huge win.

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                                        Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                      • Application Task Sequence

                                        For complex software deployments, we regularly use Task Sequences to sequence reboots and installation orders, as well as containing logic on the various steps to only run when certain conditions are met. This allows for much more complex and flexible deployments.

                                        The problem is, if a reboot step is initiated, no Task Sequence progress is displayed to the user to let them know that installations are taking place behind the scenes. To them, the reboot occurs and then they return to the CTRL+AT+DEL screen.

                                        It would be great if a new class of Task Sequence could be created that wouldā€¦

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                                          Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow required deployments to be uninstalled

                                          We typically want our users to receive new software without action on their part, so required deployments generally make sense. However, this prevents users from being able to uninstall software (without the app eval cycle putting it back) unless CM administrators are involved.

                                          Having an option allowing required deployments to essentially transform into available deployments if the user clicks the Uninstall button in Software Center would be useful to us since we could satisfy the requirement of delivering software without end user action and also allow end users to uninstall unneeded software.

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