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  1. 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 →
    • 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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        6 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.

      • Adjustable Window Sizes within Admin Console

        It would be nice to have the ability to adjust window sizes within the console. As an example, the Membership rule window in the collection properties only has enough room to show 2 lines. Being able to maximize or edit to a custom size and have the console remember these sizes would be great.

        This could be incorporated into the fixes that are being introduced with the High DPI resolutions.

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          6 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Doing this everywhere in the console would be expensive/difficult. Rather than wait to make any improvement until the time we can fix it all… I’m curious what the top 10 most important places to fix are. I’m thinking we fix those first, and then go from there.

        • 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 →
          • Give more granular control over the 2 hour SUP failover timeout

            Currently, failover from one SUP to another SUP is always at least 2 hours. Even with the new Boundary Group design, with controllable failovers - the minimum is still 2 hours. Allow admins to control that minimum, and set it smaller than 2 hours.

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              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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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                1 comment  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                under review  ·  angrobeangrobe responded

                We have noted this request. At this time, I do not have an update to share, but we hear this request.

              • 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 →
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