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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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    4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Support V3 and newer certificate templates for HTTPS mode

    Hi,

    PKI- Make V3 Template compatible with SCCM Current Branch.

    88 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    87 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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    9 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    84 votes
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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

  6. 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…

    84 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Access log files from Console

    Make the log files directly accessible via the console rather than digging around in the file system trying to remember which file holds which logs and ideally make them accessible from a context menu in the relevant areas.

    81 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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…

    80 votes
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  9. 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…

    80 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    77 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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 →
  12. 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.

    76 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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…

    76 votes
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  14. 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.

    73 votes
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  15. 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 →
  16. Reduce the amount of time needed perform a CM upgrade

    For most companies, Configuration Manager is becoming a mission critical service the requires less and less downtime. Upgrading large environments/DBs can take up to 5 hours for the CAS, and 4-5 hours for primary sites. Also, most customers want to get the latest hotfixes installed right after performing an upgrade. In some cases, the hotfixes take just a long to complete as the original upgrade. Overall, this can require long outages (sometimes 2 days) to get current.

    Potential Solutions:

    1. The ability to upgrade directly to the latest hotfix as noted here:
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/33166225-upgrade-sccm-directly-to-rollup-version

    2. Reduce the time needed to regenerate…

    66 votes
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  17. Allow us to copy information out of the "Asset Details" pane in the Deployment Status screen

    Currently the Asset Details window in the Deployment Status screen is a good overview of what is going on with any given deployment. However, many times assets in the Error or Unknown tabs require additional steps from us. I'd like to propose that the ability to copy information from the Asset Details window (much like Ctrl+C on a collection) is added to the Configuration Manager console.

    This would allow us to automate many actions with scripts and provide quick reports without having to write custom queries

    65 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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.

    64 votes
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    completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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…

    64 votes
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  20. Client Settings - Computer Restart - Allow longer than 1440 minutes, show friendly time

    Currently, the maximum an administrator can give users to reboot their systems is 1440 minutes (24 hours). Please let us specify up to 7 days. The goal of the delay is to allow a reasonable amount of time for an end user to save their work and reboot without losing anything. The 24 hour limit means that if a user is gone for a day, there is a strong chance they could lose their work. Allowing up to 7 days seems like a better compromise between end user control and respecting admin intent/organizational need.

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