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  1. Integrate MBAM fully in Configuration Manager

    Integrate MBAM fully in Configuration Manager so Bitlocker key management can be done from Configuration Manager.

    73 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    70 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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 DRS sprocs…

    66 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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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    1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    63 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Office 365 required updates in 1710 Should Not Force Applications to Close

    Please do not force applications closed when applying office 365 updates. We have had to suspend the deployment of office 365 updates due to user impact until we can work this out. This same topic was marked as complete in the feedback section but it is still happening with SCCM 1710 and KBKB4057517 Installed.
    reference:
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/32048548-office-365-required-updates-in-1706-should-not-for

    Also I have not seen any user presented countdowns when the deadline approaches. Thanks.

    63 votes
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    completed  ·  7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Distribution point ordering/intelligence

    Make it possible to assign multiple DP's to a boundary group with the ability assign an order in which they are accessed by clients. ATM if there are multiple DP's per boundary group and all are defined as fast (or slow), the DP is chosen randomly. At the very least a DP that resides in the same subnet with the client, should always take precedence,

    63 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Support for custom table synchronization into Data Warehouse

    Issue: Support for custom table synchronization into Data Warehouse

    Currently, although a method exists to extend tables that can be imported into the Data Warehouse, we learnt recently that this is not supported. We feel this represents a gap with the following impacts:
    - Not all tables from the SCCM database are currently synced into the DW. Even a common AI table like InstallSoftwareData must be synced via this custom process. This is a table used heavily in AI based software title reporting and therefore a common addition to the DW.
    - Custom inventory tables – inventory extension/customization…

    63 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Remove the need for App Catalog, by providing all functionality in Software Center

    Currently, some functionality is only available in the application catalog, and not in software center. Make it so everything can be done in software center, so we can remove application catalog... and Silverlight... and local site security configurations.

    62 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Peer Cache Options

    Add an option to have Peer Cache to work with boundary groups, subnet broadcast or both. My understanding is that 1607 Peer Cache will broadcast local subnet for peers that have the content, 1610 it's based off of Boundary groups. In environment, using boundary groups for peer cache will not work, like to have the option to tell the clients to use boundary group, subnet broadcast or both?

    62 votes
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    completed  ·  4 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. SCCM Gateway Servers for Deployment to DMZ's

    We should be able to deploy SCCM Gateway servers for deployment to DMZ, Internet and Remote locations where opening ports to the management servers / domains are not feasible. We are unable to forward ports from the internet to our LAN and must use a DMZ. There is no way to implement SCCM for IBCM because of this.

    61 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add Windows 10 Build Subversion "UBR" collection to the default HINV classes

    The UBR registry key is responsible for displaying the subversion of a Windows 10 build to the end-user. For example 14393. where is the UBR string. If this is added to the HINV list of default classes this will allow for administrators to retrieve this information!

    This is located in: HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    UBR REG_DWORD

    This will help administrators differentiate what intermediate builds of Windows 10 they have install and also support patch management because they can easily compare the released patches to the subversion build each month.

    60 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add a column to device collections not only for Operating System but build/releaseid

    Is it possible to add a column to device collections for OS build / release id (i.e. Windows 10 1703 or Windows 10 15063.xxxx) to easily identify the installed Windows 10 version. The column Operating System is sometimes not quite enough information. Thanks!

    59 votes
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  16. PowerShell cmdlets for editing task sequences

    Being able to edit task sequences with PowerShell would make managing task sequences much easier. Some possible new cmdlets could include:

    Add-CMTaskSequenceStep
    Get-CMTaskSequenceStep
    Remove-CMTaskSequenceStep
    Set-CMTaskSequenceStep

    Add-CMTaskSequenceGroup
    Get-CMTaskSequenceGroup
    Remove-CMTaskSequenceGroup
    Set-CMTaskSequenceGroup

    58 votes
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  17. Unable to import state message from 'co-management' enabled client

    nable to import status message when following condition.
     ・Clients with co-management enabled
     ・If the state message(.SMX) contains Japanese

    ◆Error Log
    [statesys.log]
    SQL MESSAGE: spProcessStateReport - Error: Message processing encountered a SQL error 241 at record 53 for TopicType 810:
    " Conversion failed when converting date and/or time from character string.", Line 0 in procedure ""

    ◆state message(.SMX)
    -<StateMessage SerialNumber="593" MessageTime="20180427063011.557000+000">

              &lt;Topic UserSID=&quot;&quot; User=&quot;&quot; IDType=&quot;0&quot; Type=&quot;810&quot; ID=&quot;CoManagementState&quot;/&gt;
    
    &lt;State ID=&quot;105&quot; Criticality=&quot;0&quot;/&gt;
    -&lt;StateDetails Type=&quot;1&quot;&gt;
    -&lt;![CDATA[&lt;ClientCoManagementMessage&gt;&lt;MDMEnrollment&gt;&lt;Enrolled Value=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;ServiceUri Value=&quot;&quot; /&gt;&lt;RegistrationKind Value=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;
    &lt;ScheduledEnrollTime Value=&quot;04/27/2018 06:30:11 午前&quot; /&gt;&lt;ErrorCode Value=&quot;2147549183&quot; /&gt;
    &lt;ErrorDetail Value=&quot;MDM enrollment hasn&#39;t been configured yet on AAD, or the enrollment url isn&#39;t expected.&quot;
    58 votes
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  18. Rework express updates for faster client installation

    Per: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-express-installation-files-for-windows-10-updates

    "Using express installation files provides for smaller downloads and faster installation times on clients."

    Through a case I opened with Microsoft, it was communicated to me that the current express update design is solely meant to reduce network bandwidth. There is no promise of expedited installation time. This is misleading and limits the purpose of express updates for remote office scenarios.

    Additionally the express update deltas have to be decompressed and recombined in order to complete the installation which requires significant CPU usage.

    The combination of these issues causes express updates to provide little benefit to customers in…

    58 votes
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  19. Need support for Option 82 in PXE DHCP handshake as network tenant based on BGP/MPLS needs it for forwarding to DHCP Client.

    In order to avoid using distributed PXE Servers a support of the Option on PXE DHCP Handshake would make proper inter tenant forwarding possible.

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

    Updating status to completed – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 1906 release is now available and has added support for option 82. Please note this only applies to the new PXE responder.

    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1906-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/775553

    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1906

  20. New Softwarecenter: Save View-Settings: list view vs. tile view

    The new Softwarecenter supports list view and tile view. users should be able to save the view-settings.

    57 votes
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