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  1. SCCM updates: User Experience - Reboot notifications

    Here is the User experience for the update process as I understand it:

    1. System tray balloon appears saying 'software changes are required'

    2. System tray balloon appears saying 'downloading and installing software'

    3. System tray balloon appears saying 'Restart required: Recently installed updates require your machine to be restarted'

    4. *It is here I would like the larger temporary notification reboot window to appear but it doesn't.

    5. Permanent notification reboot window appears and stays on the screen

    I would like option 4 to be possible. Without this it seems quite easy for users to miss seeing the balloon…

    1,865 votes
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      101 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix the Software Update Task Sequence (built-in TS patching during OSD)

      How is this still a problem? Ask any MVP and they all agree: the built-in task sequence for patching during OSD doesn't work. It doesn't survive double reboots, it has a upper patch limit before it crashes ... it's basically garbage. I don't mind making golden images in MDT, but I shouldn't _have_ to ... and yet I do. I makes SCCM feel less like a singular solution.

      1,829 votes
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        58 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        I’m updating the status. For 1606 we’ve made some changes, listed below.
        As more are added we’ll update what Tech Preview/Release they appear in.

        Timeout scan is now configurable
        We added a new task sequence variable to allow a configurable timeout for scan. Variable name is SMSTSSoftwareUpdateScanTimeout, default is 30 minutes. Value is set in seconds so an hour is 60×60=3600

        Logging changes
        In the SMSTS.log we list the log files to check for updates download and evaluation.
        These are UpdateDeployment.log, UpdatesHandler.log, WUAHandler.log and WindowsUpdate.log

        New Option for full scan
        There’s a new checkbox added to the Install Updates step – ‘Evaluate software updates from cached scan results’
        If the checkbox is on we use cached results, if the checkbox is off we do a full scan
        Task Sequences that are upgraded will have this option checked on – this is parity with the existing behavior

        Power management changes…

      • Use SCCM to remote control multiple monitors

        When using SCCM to remote control multiple monitors; allow the ability to select only one monitor to be remote controlled; vs. the option now of only stretching.

        1,601 votes
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          78 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include the Right Click tools kit as part of the Console, not as a seperate download addon

          Include the Right Click tools adon as part of the Console install, not as a seperate download addon

          1,569 votes
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            28 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SCCM Report - Easy way to create Report & Dashboard

            Not really easy to create some SCCM report or Dashboard if your're not a SQL DBA .. even with Report Builder.
            Could be awesome to have a new tool where Reports or Dashbaord could be created easily whithout searching which SQL views I need ..ect ... Like some others concurrent application give.

            822 votes
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              41 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Option to uninstall an application when a user or device falls out of scope of the collection

              This is a buggy, Would we like the option to have ' Uninstall Application when Resource falls out of scope of this collection' when an application is deployed to a collection, this would save us having to create 2 collections ( install and uninstall) and to deployments. This would save SO much time and reduce the complicity of application management.

              801 votes
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                30 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Need WSUS Maintenance tasks

                There should be a few built in maintenance tasks to go through and complete all the maintenance tasks that are needed for WSUS. I find having to run through these steps every month to be quite tedious requiring a lot of change control each month to get the maintenance work completed for WSUS.

                Everything described in this article should be automatically done by CM: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/01/26/the-complete-guide-to-microsoft-wsus-and-configuration-manager-sup-maintenance/

                607 votes
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                  23 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement native cluster aware patching within SCCM to support cluster aware updating

                  Implement native cluster aware patching with SCCM to support cluster aware updating.

                  578 votes
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                    26 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • active directory description

                    Add an column to the devices view that would display Active Directory descriptions in console.

                    242 votes
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                      24 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      This can be done today w/ #SCCM 1802 (and previous versions too). I will mark started… and watch comments for why this doesn’t just work… before I mark this straight up completed…

                      Steps:
                      1) On the CAS (or standalone primary), go to Administration → Hierarchy Configuration → Discovery methods
                      2) right click on Active Directory System Discovery and bring up the Properties form. Active Directory Attributes tab, and then click on Custom. In the form that appears, type the name of the attribute. Click OK, and make sure you have added it as an attribute to discover. Run discovery after exiting properties form.
                      3) Now when you go to the Devices view and right click on a device and go to its Properties form, you will see the new attribute showing up there.

                    • Task Sequence Error Dialog Box Needs to Show Step Name

                      The error dialog box for the task sequence shows the error code, but does not show you what step threw the error.
                      - Show the step name on the default error dialog box.
                      - The modal dialog box for errors goes directly over the progress dialog box, so you can’t see the step from there without using the mouse.
                      - You may not have mouse support, especially when you are RDPing into a box with a VMware or Hyper-V console… which means this is REALLY frustrating

                      186 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard: Make it clickable

                        When I go to the Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard, I got a nice PieChart of the Windows 10 Clients and their Version.
                        But when I click on the PieChart, nothing happens. It would be great to have the same experience on this Dashboard like on the SCEP Dashboards.
                        That means, if I click on the PieChart one of the Windows 10 Version, a new collection would be opened, with the corresponding Devices.

                        177 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create an SCCM Community Catalog Feature

                          Creating SCCM Collection Queries is an art, and like most art, some of us are more suited to stick-figures while others produce beautiful creations worthy of a place in the Louvre, featuring graceful sub-queries, artful tabbing and good code practices.

                          When creating a collection, it would be helpful to have an optional 'Community Collection Catalogue' to choose from, which could have a user-voice style 'Most useful' collections list.

                          Users could create collections here, possibly even having a community 'wish-list' area for those without skills to request from those who would like to share.

                          Contributions in the community catalog could be…

                          152 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Display active console users

                            I would like to send a message to all users who have the admin console open. Just a pop-up that warns them of a reboot, or if I need to send out a custom message to all active sessions.

                            I would like to also be able to see on the Administrations overview page how many Admin Consoles are opened up and connected to the site, and the user name. At the CAS level see all sessions if their are multiple primary servers.

                            149 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improved automation and extensibility by exposing Configuration Manager functionality through a REST web API

                              Exposing Configuration Manager functionality through RESTful web API's would open up a whole new world for interacting with ConfigMgr.
                              E.g. a web Admin console and easier integration with Service Management Automation (SMA).
                              It should also be easier for 3rd party vendors to create new web based solutions for say an self-service portal or a Windows App for tracking an OS or application deployment on a mobile device or phone.
                              Personally I would really like any easier way to interact with ConfigMgr. when running in Windows PE (OS Deployment) or a web portal for non-admins to provision new or existing machine…

                              147 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Software Center View Settings configurable in Client Settings

                                Would love to see the ability to set list view or tile view for Software Center in the Client Settings. List view is much easier to read that tile view and having users change it manually is difficult. Not to mention the settings don't save.

                                142 votes
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                                  16 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Console device view should allow search/filter by MAC address

                                  We find ourselves trying to go from MAC address to device in the console fairly regularly, especially when troubleshooting things like PXE from the logs (which only shows MAC address) and needing to kill off failed OSD records (which may be named "Unknown" or have a random computer name in ConfigMgr, but you're now in WinPE ready to kick off the TS again, but only have the MAC from ipconfig /all to ID the old record).

                                  The MAC addresses are already being pulled by Heartbeat inventory, but you can't search/filter of part/all of the MAC address.

                                  Thank you for making…

                                  130 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Collection Query re-design request

                                    I am looking the issue/design from SMS 2003 to SCCM 2012 version. I am not sure if any purpose must be behind of this design of collection default query select * from sms_r_system.
                                    Whenever a user create the query based device collection, if there is any modification in the query
                                    He/she shouldn’t remove the entire query and apply OK.
                                    If user applies ok, its automatically select * from sms_r_system query will enabled, it will targed to all system which is “All system” as limiting collection.
                                    It has serious issue in most the companies, deployment is performing by L1 or L2…

                                    126 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add a powershell possibility to add requirements to a deploymenttype of an application

                                      At the moment it is not easy to add requirements to an application deploymenttype with PowerShell. I think many of us would benefit if this would be simplified.

                                      118 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Access log files from Console

                                        Make the log files directly accessible via the console rather than digging around in the file system trying to remember which file holds which logs and ideally make them accessible from a context menu in the relevant areas.

                                        78 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Run PowerShell Script item in Task Sequences should allow alternate credentials

                                          Right now, if I need to run a PS script in a Task Sequence requires to use the Run Command Line item using PowerShell.exe. However, if I want to run a script with parameters, then I must use the -command option for PowerShell.exe, which has some odd parsing problems that can cause scripts to fail when run this way.

                                          74 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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