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  1. 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 be…

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    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. 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 would…

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    Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Better Reporting for installed software

    Software normalization built into SCCM reporting. An integrated solution to manage software inventory, software intelligence and license management. As a SCCM administrator it has been difficult to provide accurate reporting on installed software packages without purchasing third party normalization tools like BDNA or SNOW. Software normalization capabilities would be a great addition to SCCM.
    1. Software Recognition Service that recognizes software requiring a license.
    2. Software title normalization.
    3. Ability to import all owned software licenses and then compare against what is actually installed.
    4. Ability to recognize when software has been removed or upgraded. Example: if Office 2010 has…

    59 votes
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    Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    57 votes
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    Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. DEP enrollment Profiles "Set as default "

    DEP enrollment Profiles "Set as default "
    Please add the feature "Set as default" in SCCM DEP Enrollment Profiles so that we don't need to do this manual for the DEP sync devices.
    It is in Intune standalone - we just need the same feature in SCCM.

    56 votes
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    Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Create a node in the console with favorite action

    It's possible to create a new node in the console with favorite actions.

    Example:
    Favorite\Frequent Action 1 (Device collection)
    Favorite\Frequent Action 2 (Monitoring content)
    Favorite\Frequent Action 3 (Application Deployment)

    If you want to add any action in the console to favorite Node, just right click on the action and select add to favorite actions...

    In this wau

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  7. Allow us to categorise Software Updates

    We have a few Software Updates that we just don't deploy. Every month, our list of "Needed, but not deployed" updates show these updates (for example, IE10). I want a way of filtering these out so we don't accidentally deploy them.

    I tried doing a search by adding the article IDs, but this doesn't work (as the attached screenshot shows).

    Maybe allow us to add a custom category for individual updates (such as "Do not deploy"), so we can then include these in our search.

    53 votes
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    Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add 'Expiration Date' and/or 'Deployment Status' column to Deployments tab for Packages

    When looking at the Deployments tab of a package or a collection we would like to add a column that could tell us if a deployment has been expired. This could be the Expiration Date set in the advertisement, or a Status (such as Future / Active / Expired).

    In CM07 we could add the Expires After column to the view of Advertisements. This request is to bring back this helpful info into a list of deployments..

    This would help make maintenance possible. It is difficult to find the advs that have expired today, to delete them.

    Bonus functionality would…

    52 votes
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    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Remove from Collection / Move to Collection in OSD

    Sometimes it might be handy to remove a computer from the OSD collection as a final step during the task sequence. Or additionally add the computer to additional collection(s) for for example extra software deployment or another task sequence.
    Now scripts need to be created therefore and in my experience this doesn't always work well.
    A predefined step where the collectionname or collectionID needs to be added to add (or remove) the computer to (or from) would be much appreciated.

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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Create a PowerShell cmdlet too add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers

    New-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
    Set-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
    Remove-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier

    Please create cmdlets to add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers. We have a large organization and those pesky Lenovo Yoga's get a USB to Ethernet dongle with each one. We have over 500 dongles currently, and I don't see a way to automate importing those MAC addresses. Thanks!

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  11. Remove Custom Discovery Data

    When creating custom discovery data using the smsresgen class there is no way to remove this from the discovery related tables in ConfigMgr. Since there is a supported way to add this data, there should be a supported way to remove it. This is necessary as a rollback option, to return ConfigMgr to its default state, before the custom discovery data was added.

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    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Console -- Start -- client ping / mstsc with FQDN

    Make clients Calls like Ping / MSTAC witrh FQDN and not with Netbios. We have different AD connected to the SCCM . We can not use the build in features like Ping the clients or open RDP as the console only tries the netbios name and not the fqdn. It would be great to have all cleints call done trought FQDN

    50 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add the option to run a package and Run Command line from DP

    We have the possibility to select to "Access content directly from the DP" when deploying a operating System image in a Task Sequence. It would be great to be able to do this for "Run Command Lines" as well.
    Example scenario, you want to run a Powershell script from a package before the disk is formatted in a scenario where we use Bitlocker for instance.

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  14. App Model Optional User deployment behavior

    App Model - Optional User Deployment - When user policy is recieved, perform app eval to check if app is installed, if so show as installed in Software Center. (Currently it doesn't evaluate and shows option to install even if already present. When you click the install button... it then performs the evaluation and changes to installed and provides the uninstall button. This is confusing to our end users)

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  15. 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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    Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Mac

    Provide Mac Provisioning with CM12.

    Other vendors provide the ability to image and fully manage the Mac device, when will Configuration Manager provide this feature? Imaging Windows platforms is only part of a corporation desktop landscape, we also support Mac, having a single solution would make logical sense.

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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  17. OSD Task Sequence Restart Computer step needs "if reboot pending" option

    Please add to the Restart Computer OSD task sequence step an option that will check if the system requires a reboot and then only restart the computer if it needs to. Right now to work around this need, we have to execute a PowerShell script and write the results to a custom task sequence variable and then use that variable as a condition on the Restart Computer step. Adding this option natively would be much more elegant. Attached is the script we're using.

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  18. Wake-up proxy support for 802.1X networks

    In our enterprise we have quite a few locations where 802.1X is impelemented, e.g. networks port-based network access control and/or VLANs. Some locations even use DHCP snooping.

    We would like to implement SCCMs wake-up proxy feature in these locations but it is not currently supported. Also, network administrators are concerned about the IP-to-MAC mapping (MAC flapping) feature used in wake-up proxy.

    Please provide us with wake-up proxy support that will work on any type of network.

    45 votes
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  19. More accurate registry Compliance Settings

    When creating the Configuration Item (Create Configuration Item Wizard, Settings step) and choosing Registry setting type for the Create Setting window, there are some bizarre registry types mentioned in Data type drop-down box: String, Integer, Date and Time, Floating Point, Version and String Array. Most of these data types are all REG_SZ type. But where is REG_MULTI_SZ? REG_EXPAND_SZ? REG_DWORD? REG_QWORD? REG_BINARY?
    There is also possibility to set/check compliance for those registry settings with script, but why the Registry Configuration Item in first place?
    These actual registry data types need to be implemented instead of/additionally to currently existing ones.

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  20. Application Groups

    Today many use Task Sequence to deploy set of applications and packages to computers in order to have control over install order, convenience of everything installing at same time and the name will show up on computer (example: HR applications).
    It would be good with a new feature (I call it Application Groups) where we can add application and packages and on the console + client side (Software Center) you will see for example "HR applications" and the software that it will install with status for individual applications/packages part of the group.
    Same control as TS with install order. Ability…

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