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  1. Package ID in Application list

    Everytime I have an error in the "Distribution Point Configuration Status" I have to search for the "failed" application with the Package ID in the "Content Status". This works very slow! Please show the "Package ID" in the Appliaction List of the Console.

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  2. Trigger Hardware Inventory After Installing Applications

    Many ConfigMgr administrators set aggressive hardware inventory cycles for their client citing the need to keep an up-to-date inventory for the applications installed on their company's assets. Aggressive inventory cycles can obviously have a negative impact on site performance, and very often is unnecessary as there are frequently no changes to the inventory. Administrators can perform a work around by using wrappers or run additional programs to initiate a hardware inventory post install, however this causes an administrative overhead to installing applications.

    I propose adding an option to application/package deployments that would trigger a hardware inventory after a successful installation.…

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  3. BITS Priorities for User Initiated Deployments

    Test in 1606: For User launched Application deployments (i.e Software Center) , the BITS job is created as FOREGROUND priority which can hog all of the available bandwidth on the machine.

    Package/Programs downloads are launched with a BITS priority of LOW – please can we standardize on this for all user initiated content downloads.

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  4. Allow MSI Source locations to use DP's configured for HTTPS

    I recently ran into an issue with an MSI that we have deployed which required access to its installation source during a patching operation, and discovered these two problems. We worked around the issue by pinning the content in the ccmcache.

    On the application deployment properties, SCCM can automatically update the source location windows installer uses for a detected MSI product code. However, it appears that windows installer is unable to use https source locations, only http.

    Another issue I have seen is that the windows installer source list gets appended (not replaced). As a client roams between content boundaries,…

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  5. Retiring Applications

    Allow 'Retiring' applications that in fact stop being deployed, without having to remove the 'Deployments' that contain tracking data about their previous installations.

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  6. Make the ConfigMgr Admin console compatible with HoloLens!

    How cool would it be to manipulate CONFIGMGR objects with your hands? Pickup a machine and literally throw it into a collection. Then pick up an Application and throw it on the same collection. Or view a report as if you were holding it in your hands?

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  7. Add the ability to compare two task sequences

    Compare the contents of two task sequences and report on the differences. Ignore minor items unique to each Task Sequence like dates and ID codes .

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  8. Tabs and windows

    The console is very modal. Trying to compare two things side by side is impossible. What we need is tabs and woodies. Let me right click a node or an object and bring it up in a new window or tab so i don't have to keep performing the same searches over and over again.

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  9. Deployment Status - Add Date Time Status Information

    Deployment Status messages do not include the Date/Time that the status message are processed.

    We need to have the Date/Time status on these messages, so that we can determine month to month what are the successful installations we are getting on our Application Cat.

    One of the main drivers of our App Cat. is to reduce then # of tickets users put in to request software installations. By leveraging the App Cat. we are letting users Self Service many applications on their own.

    When we add a new application to the Self Service catalog we need to track the time…

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  10. OS deployment realtime monitor

    Sometimes I need to reboot the SCCM server and there are techs in the middle of deploying an operating system. It would be nice to see a live monitor of active os deployments.

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  11. run not only applications on a tasksequence, seperate deploymenttypes would be better

    Not only applications or packages/programs run in a TS would be nice to select a special deploymenttype to run. In packages with programs is it possible why not with applications and his deploymenttype.

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

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  12. Control Windows 10 driver auto-update

    With Windows 10, the system's drivers are updated directly from Windows Update. This is usually a good thing because it means the system will have the latest WHQL drivers installed. It also means the system administrator needs to maintain less driver packs for individual models (at least for corporate / enterprise computer models).

    However, it sometimes happen that an updated driver will have a MSI co-installer that will run outside the scope of the SCCM client and might run concurrently with an application or package installation step from a task sequence. It will cause the installation to fail and maybe…

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  13. Application Catalog Requirements

    It would be extremely useful for the application catalog to display the reason why the application cannot be installed in terms of requirements. The generic requirement failure message is confusing to users and overall is not meaningful. If the hard drive doesn't have enough space it should say there is not enough space. Not having a meaningful failure message generates extra help-desk tickets.

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  14. Foreground color for Softwarecenter

    When choosing white colour schema you have white letters with white foreground. Would be great if we can choose the foreground colour or if the letters keep black even when you mark Items on white colour schema.
    See

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  15. Add "uninstall application" as an dependency option when creating applications

    An example could be when users want to install 'Office 365 x64' on a machine which has 'Office 365 x86' installed. For the 1. to be installed the other should be uninstalled.

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  16. PXE Boot menu with selection of additional images (e.g. MDOP DaRT)

    There is a buisiness need to be able to select a different bootimage as the one linked to a task sequence. This can be used for administrative tasks of a client such as booting MDOP DaRT over the network. Implement the ability to define which bootimages can be selected at a TFTP boot. (Of cause, OSD is only possible with the image linked to the task sequence)

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    4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  17. Make Windows 10 Setup Compatibility Scan Language Neutral

    It would be nice if a checkbox "Perform Windows Setup Compatibility scan withnout starting upgrade" inside "Upgrade Operating System" step in SCCM Upgrade Task Sequence would be language neutral.

    What I mean by this is that we would like to run this scan prior to the Upgrade itself but to be able to do that currently we have to switch the running OS to en-US (the same language as the Upgrade iso), then run the scan and in case an error is found, we need to switch back to original language again and reboot the computer. This is not a…

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  18. Control Software Inventory Throttling in Client Settings

    Add the ability to control software inventory throttling to the client settings, in order to let admins decide to turn off throttling (without compiling a MOF).

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  19. SQL Server 2016, Reporting services

    Hi,

    SQL Server 2016 and Reporting Services is shaping up to be a gigantic upgrade! The new Reporting services actually looks like a tool from this century! And Power BI is just amazing.

    Is there any roadmap or info of when will SCCM will support SQL Server 2016 or just Reporting Services 2016?

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  20. Add support for Status MIF reporting with Application Model

    Packages/Programs in ConfigMgr support use of Status MIF reporting while the Application Model does not. Status MIFs can provide for more accurate and detailed status reporting, particularly for deployment execution failures. For this reason, some customers have been reluctant to transition to the Application Model.

    The Application Model relies on exit codes for determine success/failure of deployments.
    Disadvantages of depending on exit codes:

    Success exit codes (0, 3010, etc.) do not always indicate successful installation; failure exit codes do not always indicate failure

    Exit code 0 does not always indicate that the installation succeeded, but rather only that the installer…

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