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  1. 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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    4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. 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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  3. allow export all task sequences or folder of task sequences

    We have many task sequences, sorted into folders for multiple users, when it comes to archiving them, it's tedious, we'd like to archive multiple task sequences by user (or by folder), this would be great, right now you have to export one task sequence at a time which is tedious.

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Ability to set Multiple Remote Control Privileges to Collection(s)

    I have previously reported this as an issue in the Connect Site but was Closed "By Design".
    So here is the original idea that was filed:
    There is a serious issue with the way Client Settings are applied when you need to provide different levels of remote control privileges for specific Users/Groups on Collections.
    For example:
    Let's assume we have the Collection of Devices named "Windows 8.1 Clients", the requirements for remote control are:

    1) The "Helpdesk" Group of users should have the ability to "View Only" via remote control the client devices.
    2) The "L2 Support" Group of usersā€¦

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    4 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. Pass script parameters with Invoke-CMScript

    Allow the Invoke-CMScript to pass script parameters. This could be done with a ScriptParameter hashtable similar to how Invoke-CMReport functions.

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  6. Remote control - Allow for two simultaneous RC sessions to the same target device (shared viewing capability)

    For some troubleshooting scenarios in a multi-tier service desk organization we need to have 3rd tier staff connected to a end user's PC simultaneously to an already ongoing 1st staff remote session.

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  7. Option to direct import images from MS VLSC

    It would be convenient to have a method to enter/save your volume licensing credentials to have it directly download an iso from the volume licensing site, extract the wim into a designated storage location, and then import it directly into the console. This would especially be nice considering the more frequent release of new Windows 10 builds. I like running my B&C from the newest image available.

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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  8. Monitoring/Query - export data

    During the cutting and pasting in the query section, also allow the capture of the label column. This would have to be a bit 'faster to export the data. The best solution would be to have the ability to export via a dedicated button in various formats, csv, excel, pdf.

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    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Windows Firewall With and Advance Security integration

    So this portion is currently listed under EP in the SCCM console so im posting here. i would like to see an enterprise solution to deploying the windows firewall similar to the way DCM relationships are. Not the existing feature in SCCM where you can simply enable or disable the firewall policy. i would like to see Individual Firewall rules are created as Configuration items and then grouped into Baselines to be applied at a granular level to computers. that way we can remove the GPO dependency on where a computer is placed or at which level its place. SCCMā€¦

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    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Remote Control User rather than Device

    Allow Remote Control by right-clicking a username so that the user doesn't have to look up the computer name.

    This would be enormously helpful in the Education sector where users are constantly moving between PCs. Novell had this feature in ConsoleOne and it enabled superfast remote control of users for our Helpdesk staff.

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  11. 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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    Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Generate a master log file of all client log files.

    There is a lot of very detailed information in the individual component client logs files, But with all that detail in so many logs, it can be difficult to tell what the client is doing at any given time. I would like to see a master log of all the high level client activity and timestamps.
    12:00 hardware inventory started
    12:02 hardware inventory complete
    12:05 policy download
    12:08 software inventory started
    etc...
    It would help narrow down the number of logs to examine and the timeframes to look at.

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  13. Use SMSTSRebootDelay value during 'Install Application' Step

    Use the value from the built-in variable SMSTSRebootDelay for reboots that occur during the 'Install Application - Install applications according to dynamic variable list' step. This would reduce the time for OS deployments.

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

    This is also similar to ‘Allow suppression of exit codes during Install Application Task Sequence Step’
    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  14. Improve the ADR engine

    Improve the ADR engine


    • Automate the cleanup of the previous software update groups created by the rules, i.e. before creating a new SUG it will check for older SUG members and based on criteria automatically manage updates that are member of a specific SUG. If updates are published or revised in 2016 then move the updates to our 2016 SUG, or previous month etc. Or, if they are superseeded or expired then remove the updates from the SUG...


    • Allow to name the deployment create by the ADR, this will be useful for reporting purpose if you have more than oneā€¦

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  15. Ability to install packages from NuGet/PackageManagement/PowerShellGet feed

    Ability to install packages from NuGet/PackageManagement/PowerShellGet feed. This will allow managing on-premise/cloud based infra using a NuGet feed like myget.org, TeamCity, OctopusDeploy and a DevOps type workflow.

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  16. Allow "Applications" to run under alternate account other than "SYSTEM"

    Allow "Applications" to run under alternate account other than "SYSTEM". Some applications will not run under a s SYSTEM account and have to run with a domain account. It is only possible when using a task sequence to accomplish this now and it can only be done with packages.

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  17. Allow multiple Remote Control policies for a single client.

    Allow more than one policy to be applied for remote control, giving the ability to allow for tier remote control access. Example: The ability to remote an unattended workstation with admin rights for help desk staff, while traning staff is only allowed to remote attended workstations and does not get admin rights.

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  18. Drag and Drop in console

    Why can't we simply drag and drop machines/users into collections instead of having to go through wizard?. It makes it much harder for Helpdesk to understand how to use the console (hence why most people use AD security groups as targets). Why not select/Multi-select items and drag into relevant collection

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  19. Powershell cmdlet for adding global conditions as requirements

    We are using PowerShell as a frontend for creating applications. As default we create multiple deployment type, each of them intented to run in certain environemts. These environemts are defined in some custom global conditions.

    When creating the deployment type we can very easily identify which global contitions shold be set as requirement. But we miss a Powershell cmdlet to automize this task. Instead we rely on the application creator to remember to add these conditions.

    So far I have found a PS-script that can add one of the build-in conditions, but it fails when trying to add a customā€¦

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  20. SCCM Console UI: Multiple window support

    It would really help having multiple window support in day to day operations, ie Right click Software Library - Open in New Window

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