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  1. Run PowerShell Command in Task Sequence

    In the a Task Sequence you have the option to 'Run PowerShell Script' where you have to specify a package \ script name etc. Could we have 'Run PowerShell Command' this saves having to download the script and run it. For example at the moment I 'Run Command Line' and use 'powershell -command start-sleep 300'. It would be great if we could just run native powershell commands.

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    4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow Retry After Early Failures in OSD Instead of Angry Reboot

    There are a lot of common failures right at the beginning of the task sequence that cause a lot of anger. Can we please allow a retry for these three common scenarios that happen right at the start?

    No Network Connection
    - If you hit “Next” before the network has started… or before your network cable was plugged in, it should give you an error that you can retry after the network situation is fixed.

    No Task Sequence Found
    - This often comes up because there really is no task sequence targeting the device, even though you thought it should…

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

    Thanks for all the feedback, updating to completed. SCCM 1702 is now available, see here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1702 for more details. Check the section “Return to previous page when a task sequence fails”

    Other feedback items for showing the missing references, Unknown vs. Known are all captured in our database and will be considered for future releases.

  3. 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…

    33 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Integrate Android for Work in SCCM/Intune Hybrid

    Android for Work has been actively integrated in to the web Intune Portal, I have not heard when this would make its way to the Hybrid SCCM instance so wanted to push this to uservoice since this will be very helpful in all with hybrid deployments. We are primarily iOS but having this functionality could allow companies to standardize on iOS or android devices with OS 6.0 or higher to support the work profile. Utilizing Intune with SCCM allows infinite customizability and the use of dynamically changing queries, along with multiple domains in my environment is critical in order for…

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    6 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. New Software Center for 1706 - Options Tab -> Power Management settings do not stay ticked

    In several 1706 environments, when users are given the option to override their power management plans, the New Software Center does not reflect them "ticking" that box once the software center is closed and re-opened. All the other settings seem to "stick". My guess is that the "Apply" button was taken away on purpose (was there in 1702) and this may have been overlooked. Please take a look and provide any information on a fix for this functionality.

    -LvilleSystemsJockey

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    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Offline Servicing - Select Indexes to Update

    At the moment, when you do Offline Image Servicing on a Server WIM - it applies it to all image indexes (Standard, Standard Core, Datacenter, Datacenter Core, etc...)

    Can we have an option to select which index (or indexes) we would like to service?

    If someone only deploys Standard (gui) and never Datancentre, they don't really need to patch it..

    It would also save some time

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

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed.
    The Add Operating System Import wizard now has an option for selecting the index to import.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  7. Windows 10 Rollback via SCCM

    The 30 Day Rollback option is available for all windows 10 users, but currently can not be automated using SCCM.

    This should change, as this feature closely integrates with Microsofts testing strategy of using different branches which grow bigger in size as the rollout of a new build progresses.

    When planing to integrate a similar scenario, in our case, we anticipate errors which have not been cought in testing of the previous branch and need to be able to quickly restore operations.

    I am well aware that if all our applications were packaged this would not pose much of a…

    32 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback, updating status to completed. The DISM commands listed in the previous admin response address this ask and I’ve verified all via task sequence with no issues.

    SCCM 1902 fast Ring released today
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Update-1902-for-Configuration-Manager-current-branch-is-now/ba-p/376516
    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

  8. RBA Viewer that works with CM CB

    The RBA Viewer that is released in 2015 constantly crashes in my production system. I was able to get it to work in a lab running an older verison of SCCM.
    So far it crashes with CM1606 and 1702

    Can RBA Viewer be updated to support the new permissions that have been introduced over the past 2 years and updated it with every release of CM CB?

    If there are no plans to update rbaviewer can a statement be released that the current version is not supported with CM1606 and beyond?
    Or whatever version you feel is appropriate?
    I

    32 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Task Sequences should be supported outside of operating system deployment scenarios

    Task sequences are only officially supported in operating system deployment scenarios. Task sequences are incredibly useful with their explicit logic and tight control. There's many cases where it can be useful to deploy task sequences outside of operating system deployment scenarios for complex software deployment scenarios.

    Task sequences should be made a first class citizen outside of operating system deployment scenarios.

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    completed  ·  8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Enable co-management using multiple ConfigMgr hierarchies to one Intune tenant

    Some customers has multiple SCCM environments (Test and Production), and want to enable co-management from multiple (two) ConfigMgr hierarchies.
    They need to test and verify that nothing is broken before moving into production.

    29 votes
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  11. Control cache size using client settings

    It would be nice to be able to control the client cache size settings using the client settings policies. This way you have a simple way to increase it if you have a package which is larger than the initial deployed size.

    28 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Provide a version of cmtrace that is compatible with AppLocker / Device Guard

    At the moment when cmtrace is opened, it extracts the appropriate architecture version to AppData\Local\Temp\<temporary file name>.tmp and executes it. Customers often put cmtrace in the system32 directory of computers to aid with troubleshooting.

    With recent randsomware attacks, companies are starting to look at blocking programs from executing from AppData with AppLocker and Device Guard.

    A workaround so far has been to copy the tmp file and rename it to cmtrace.exe and placing it in approved directory for executing applications, but this sort of extra effort could easily be solved by providing an update to the tool that simply includes…

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    2 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Download only the latest Branch \ upgrade of ConfigMgr

    both in online and offline modes of the Service Connection Point, when installing 1511 and then get the updates, ConfigMgr downloads 1602, 1602 hotfixes and 1606 EasySetups (and all of their prerequisites) when in 99% of the cases - we only need the latest release.
    this causes a lot of time waiting and bandwidth usage for nothing and it will probably get worse as there will be more future release.
    we want an option to choose what release to download instead of download them all

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    2 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Software Center - Highlight relevant item after user clicks "new software is available" notification

    Scenario:
    - End user receives a "new software is available notification' (balloon/toast)
    - End user clicks the notification
    - Software Center opens and shows the "Applications" tab

    There is no indication which is the new item where the notification refers too. The user needs to look for any new items in a potentially large list.

    It would be nice if the relevant item would be highlighted and/or (temporarily) be listed somewhere on top of the list.

    28 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Include a checkbox for BranchCache in Task Sequences

    - same as exits for Package/Programs and Apps and Updates!

    27 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Add missing InstallationBehaviourType parameter to new DeploymentType cmdlets in SCCM Powershell Cmdlets.

    This goes for all new Add/Set-CM*DeploymentType but for my example, I'll refer to Add-CMScriptDeployment.

    An example below is my generic Script Deployment Type.

    Add-CMScriptDeploymentType `
    -ApplicationName "$PublicName" `
    -DeploymentTypeName "$AppName Client" `
    -ContentLocation "$AppLocation" `
    -InstallCommand "$InstallStr" `
    -UninstallCommand "msiexec /x $MSICode /qn" `
    -MaximumRuntimeMins 720 `
    -LogonRequirementType WhereOrNotUserLoggedOn `
    -UserInteractionMode Hidden `
    -ProductCode
    -ScriptLanguage PowerShell `
    -ScriptText $scriptDetect

    When this is run, the DT is created with the Installation Behaviour set to the default value of "Install for system if resource is device; otherwise install for user"

    The previous version of this cmdlet - Add-CMDeploymentType had the parameter available…

    27 votes
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  17. Introduce the Ability to patch Click to Run Applications like Office 365

    Currently Office 365 can't be patched with WSUS, instead you have to have your clients either contacting the Internet (not very good option for large enterprise), or you will have to distribute the new updated version on shared folders and define the new update source. it would be interesting to be able to use WSUS also for C2R apps.

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    3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. PowerShell cmdlets need to be cleaned up

    I use a LOT of PowerShell ... and the PowerShell modules in SCCM are ... well... bad.

    Issue 1: I should not have to set my running location to a site to run a cmdlet. No one uses a set-location to make sure they are in the AD domain root before running a get-ADUser (unless they have a multi-domain environment and need to call something specifically), yet SCCM requires this to be true. It makes scripting needlessly complex.

    Issue 2: there are a pointlessly large number of cmdlets. Do I really need a Get-CMDeviceCollection and a separate Get-CMUserCollection? Why can't…

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  19. Software Center: Change Software Center to display Package Name as well as Program Name

    It seems that Software Center is using the program name to populate packages within the interface. Many admins create a package with a package name that relates to the product being installed but then create program with a name 'Install' or 'Uninstall'.

    When the deployment is available in the Software Center it can be confusing for the end user to know what software is to be installed.

    Ideally both Package Name and Program Name should displayed in the Software Center.

    See discussion here
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/140b36e7-7dc0-4194-86a0-9c81f4875fe2/new-software-center-missing-package-name

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    2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Support SQL Always On AG Asynchronous-commit

    Configuration Manager Current Branch (1602) Supports SQL Always On Availability Groups, however it only in a Synchronous-commit replicas.

    From TechNet:
    Asynchronous-commit mode. This availability mode is a disaster-recovery solution that works well when the availability replicas are distributed over considerable distances.

    Synchronous-commit mode. This availability mode emphasizes high availability and data protection over performance, at the cost of increased transaction latency. A given availability group can support up to three synchronous-commit availability replicas, including the current primary replica.

    This means that Configuration Manager can only support 3 secondary replicas in a SQL AO AG and they need to be in…

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