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  1. 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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  2. 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 REGSZ type. But where is REGMULTISZ? REGEXPANDSZ? REGDWORD? REGQWORD? REGBINARY?
    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 implementedā€¦

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    Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. 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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  4. Show icon set for an application in admin console

    Applications can have a custom icon set for them. Applications listed in the SCCM Admin Console have an "icon", but it's the same generic one for every application. Would love to see the icon I set in admin console next to each app for easy identification.

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  5. Multiple hierarchies in Desktop Analytics

    We need support for multiple hierarchies in one Azure Tenant. Currently there is only support for 1 commercial ID and CM hierarchies. We have 4 spread over the world but only one Azure tenant.

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  6. Fix the text in the title bar of the Admin Console to be correctly aligned with the top of the window when maximised

    Currently when the Admin Console is maximised some of the text in the title bar is not aligned correctly, it is set too high and is cut off. It displays correctly when the window is not maximised. See attached screenshots for example of what I mean.

    This is in 1706, but it has been like this for multiple versions now.

    It's only a minor cosmetic thing, but it's quite distracting.

    57 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    56 votes
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  8. 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.

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  9. Application Model - Fast Retry interval

    By default Fast rety interval is 2 hours. There is no option to change this setting. We would like have option to change this internval.

    Note in Pacakage model we have option to change this setting through site control file

    54 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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

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    3 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. 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 inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  13. 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 wouldā€¦

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  14. Add the ability to Copy an Existing Boot Image

    I would like to be able to copy a boot image so I can update it and make changes without breaking the original boot image. Currently you have to create all new boot images by hand and manually add the drivers.

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  15. Ability to Right-Click a Device and View All Recent Status Messages

    Provide a simpler way to target a Status Message Query at a Device by allowing you to Right-Click and View its latest Status Messages, rather than having to manually run through the Status Message Wizard.

    51 votes
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  16. Fix 'CI Version Info Timed Out' error

    My applications are successfully installing on client devices however the Console is showing an error for the deployment in the monitoring section. The only description of the error is 'CI Version Info Timed Out'. I have tried all the workarounds found online.
    - Deleting and recreating a package to reset the revision number
    - Deleting deployment and recreating deployment
    - Updating collection and redistributing content

    Nothing works permanently the errors come right back

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  17. Add a check box to Maintenance Tasks to disable all temporariliy

    When doing an upgrade to SCCM, it has been recommended to disable some, or even all of the site maintenance tasks. (per the upgrade checklist) Would be awesome to have a box on the Maintenance Tasks screen to temporarily disable ALL tasks while the upgrade is being performed. (as opposed to manually disabling all of them) An "upgrade/maintenance mode" box essentially!

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  18. Task Sequence deployment option of "While no user is logged on"

    Give us the option to restrict a required Task Sequence to "When no user is logged on" This would be particularly helpful when using Task Sequences to push out Application updates. That way if the TS tries to run while a user is logged on it won't fail as soon as it hits the applications which are set to "When no user is logged on"

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  19. "Test Detection method" button.

    Basically, configure your detection method, then have a "Test Detection method" button which has a prompt to enter a device name for testing the detection method on.

    would be useful in particular for the vbscript/powershell type detection methods.

    Just needs to return an "Application detected" or "Application not detected" result.

    49 votes
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  20. 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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