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  1. 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.

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      4 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      (correction: this change was too late for 1704, it will be in 1705)

      For 1705 TP we have added an initial ability to add detection method clauses to a MSI, Script, or Mac deployment type.

      For more details see: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ameltzer/2017/04/20/powershell-how-to-add-enhanced-detection-methods-to-deployment-types-1704-tp/

      Please try it out and let us know what you think. We don’t have full UI parity yet but this is something we are working toward.

    • 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.

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        19 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • DSC to replace or compliment basline feature

        DSC is a wonderful framework for handling baseline configurations across Windows and Linux machines, but it's completely unsupported in SCCM directly. While a Pull server is certainly more simplistic than an SCCM hierarchy, it would still be very beneficial to have some integration in a couple of areas:

        Management Points can easily be configured to host mof configurations for clients, and a new client policy class for allowing the SCCM agent to configure the pull server settings on a host would be great. Alternatively a new role could be made ... not sure that would feel as elegant.

        The baseline…

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          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatic notification when the Docs are updated

          Trying to keep track of which topics in the Documentation Library have been changed and when is a nightmare.

          Provide a notification mechanism such as a RSS feed for updates to the Documentation Library as they occur.

          In an ideal world it would be great to be told WHAT the changes were (be good if there was a way of easily snapshotting the article before and after the changes with the changes highlighted), but not sure how easy that is.

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            0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SDK Support for BoundaryGroupCache

            Introduce broad support/documentation for BoundaryGroupCache values in Root\CCM\LocationServices to be read programatically and leveraged in Compliance Settings and other areas for Location based configurations. Example: configuration of BITS Throttling settings based on current Boundary Group. Setting up Collections / Custom Client Settings is not performance efficient.

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              2 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Maintain an accurate and list of Site versions and associated Client versions

              With CM Current Branch implementations, customers will have more questions than ever about whether their clients are being upgraded to the proper version. There are ways to get at this data in the CM console, but sometimes there are gaps (hotfixes come to mind) and it would be great to have an authoritative resource to point customers to. This site (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrdogs/2014/02/07/configmgr-2012-version-numbers/) is great but it seems to be maintained by a field engineer. I think it would be more practical to make this data available on Technet or docs.microsoft.com. Also if it could have site version, build, and…

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                1 comment  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • What happened to the SCCM Blog

                Is everything ok with JC Hornbeck? There hasn't been a blog posting in over a month at "Server & Tools Blogs > Server & Management Blogs > System Center: Configuration Manager"

                Those were incredibly useful and I checked them daily.

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                  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Client Cache documentation appears incorrect

                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/manage-clients#BKMK_ClientCache

                  The documentation here states that the Client Cache can be deleted using the Remove-Item PowerShell cmdlet, and implies the files can just be deleted without issue. Won't this orphan the cache elements in WMI?

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                    1 comment  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Doc Bug: Is it one or both Audit settings needed?

                    For getting the System Console Usage, Top Console User, and UDA stuff to work, you need to enable some security event log audits.

                    This page says you need only 1 Audit setting:

                    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt488912.aspx#BKMK_EnableSuccessLogonEvents

                    These pages say you need both of the Audit settings:

                    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt629338.aspx

                    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt595706.aspx

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                      3 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include orchestration of software updates especially for tiered solutions

                      Today it's only possible to orchestrate software updating based on a membership in collections.
                      This is however rarely enough for more complex setups where you might have back-, middle-, and front tiers in your setup.

                      Therefore I recommend adding a dependency system between computer objects, so that you can orchestrate at least the following:
                      1) Which tier of servers are patched first, second and third etc.
                      2) Reboot order between the different tiers which includes an accept of one tier being fully patched and rebooted before the next tier is begun updating.
                      3) Ability to choose between warning or rollback…

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                        1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Correct technet guide about AlwaysOn

                        The guid https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt651651.aspx is incorrect or missing some steps.

                        1. It mentions Endpoints a few times, while it has meen listener. Listener is not the same as endoint . AONAG must have a listener and the listerner name must the provided as sql server name
                        2. The port of listener must match the port of SQL Servers
                        3. BEFORE adding the DB to AONAG (if the new server is different than current one), run the following:

                        USE master

                        ALTER DATABASE cm_XXX SET ENABLE_BROKER
                        ALTER DATABASE cm_XXX SET TRUSTWORTHY ON;

                        USE CM_XXX
                        EXEC sp_changedbowner 'sa'

                        4. After adding the DB to…

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