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  1. Enhance Phased Deployment for Applications

    TL;DR: Make Phased Deployments for Applications the same as Phased Deployments for Task Sequences where you can create up to 10 phases and manually initiate the second phase of deployment.

    Explanation:
    Currently in 1806 although you can create a phased deployment for an Application, you're limited in two key areas:

    1) You cannot manually create phases for an application
    2) You cannot manually begin the second phase of deployment for an application
    3) You are limited to 2 phases for an application

    In our environment we follow a controlled graceful deployment process where an Application Model application is deployed office-by-office…

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      1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • sccm catalog store fully integratedin windows store

      sccm catalog store fully integrated in windows business store directly.

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        2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open multiple files from command line with cmtrace

        What the description says. I'd love to open multiple files with CMTrace so it can more easily be integrated with 3rd party utilities!

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          Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            4 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow to skip maintenance window for superseded appliciations made available to user collections

              Currently when a superseding application is deployed to a user collection I can enable the option "Automatically upgrade any superseded versions of this application". With this option set I'm able to specify a scheduling for the deployment. But the option to allow the installation or maybe the system restart outside the maintenance windows is greyed out.

              Would be nice to have the option to skip the maintenance windows for this type of deployment as well.

              34 votes
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                Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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

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                  Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Right Click on a Computer no matter where I am looking at in SCCM and do a Virus Scan.

                  Right Click on a Computer no matter where I am looking at in SCCM and do a Virus Scan.

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                    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Decouple site component backup service from database server

                    Configuration Manager currently installs binaries and configures the SQL backup site component service on the database server, running under LocalSystem authority. Many environments have separate groups that host and manage the SQL Server enterprise environment, and do not allow for services or additional software to be installed on them, creating unnecessary conflict and drama when SCCM needs to be installed. SQL Server is a networked service, there shouldn't be a reason to install software on the database server running under a privileged account in order to leverage backup routines.

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                      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Client Push by OU

                          Having the ability to use Client Push more granularly would be awesome. We have about 6 domains, and multiple OUs are defined in System Discovery, yet I don't want Client Push enabled on them all, so it is currently disabled. Maybe having an option in the Discovery area, for an OU that is added (right where it says "Search AD Groups and Search Child containers") that enabled Client Push on that discovered OU. Or More granular settings on Client Push itself, maybe a small GUI attached to it

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                            Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • configuration manager returned a large number of results - UI request

                            This is really a pet peeve but bear with me. When I want to search Devices within Assets and Compliance section of the Admin console, a message appears that says "Configuration manager returned a large number of results. You can narrow your results by using search. Or, click here to view a maximum of 100000 results." The functionality of this is great, however the placement of it is EXACTLY where the search box was right before it appeared. More times than not, I'll try to click in the search box and end up clicking on this message instead and the…

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                              Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improved alerting for SCEP

                              Configuration Manager allows the creation of subscriptions to alerts for the following Endpoint Protection events:

                              * Malware outbreak - the same malware detected on multiple computers
                              * Multiple malware detected on one computer
                              * Same malware repeatedly detected on one computer

                              The ability to subscribe to alerts for these events is useful, but this feature could be improved.

                              For example, I don't need to be alerted when malicious JavaScript on a website is repeatedly detected and blocked on a user's computer, but there is no way to filter notifications for a specific class of threats. On the other hand, I…

                              32 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • App-V 5 Deployment Type publishing option

                                App-V 5 Deployment Type should have the option per-deployment type of how the App-V 5 package is installed (per-machine, per-user or determined by target)

                                Allow for this would offer;
                                1. Consistency of options between deployment types (same as for MSI..)
                                2. Ensuring a consistent application deployment which will ease admin management (decrease management overhead when removing the application as a sample)
                                3. Allow to control deployment type based on end-point, not target collection.
                                4. By allowing admins to set per-machine publishing a fully functional application can be ensured, which would leverage all integration points (not possible when using per-user publishing).

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                                  Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Preflight checks support in OSD for Win10 upgrades

                                  Provide a better way to support preflight checks for OS upgrades in terms of success/error being shown to users. Being able to show users a warning sign instead of a hard stop error would give better user experience. Currently, we either get "Installed successful" message, with having continue on error checked, or hard stop or scary error message that's presented to users if requirements aren't met. Everyone uses preflight checks now for OSD, please support it better with better notifications (customized) and error/warning handling.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for the feedback – updating status to Noted. See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/

                                    As mentioned there’s some excellent samples provided from our MVP community. We’ll likely break this item to distinct pieces e.g. expanding Check Readiness step to test for Battery/Is Wired etc.

                                    As well as preflight using /Compat prior to upgrade can help with finding issues before deployment. For 1806 that will now run without stopping CCMExec (setting ProvisioningMode).
                                    Coupled with using /Compat for upgrade Windows produced SetupDiag to help diagnose upgrade blockers in more detail – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

                                  • O365 ADR for New Office Installs

                                    We have the ability to setup ADR's for O365 updates, but we need the ability to create O365 ADR's for downloads and deployments of the newest O365 Installers to new images that do not have O365 installed yet.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to assign pre/post tasks to maintenance window

                                      Ability to assign pre/post tasks to maintenance window and prioritize content application within the window.

                                      Example:
                                      1. patches
                                      2. appilication deployment A has higher priority than application deployment B
                                      3. packages
                                      4. task sequences
                                      5. settings mgmt remediation

                                      32 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        31 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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

                                          31 votes
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                                            Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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