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  1. 3rd Party Patching - SCUP Integration with SCCM Console

    Integrate the SCUP tool on to SCCM Admin Console. This will give a single pane of glass view for all patching activities (including importing 3rd party patches).

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      60 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Import computer information adding to multiple collections

      The import computer information allows you to add a computer to the "All Systems" collection or a collection of your choice.

      Why not allow adding to the All Systems and multiple collections of my choice at the same time?

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

        49 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Site Server High Availability or Clustering

          Configuration Manager is becoming more mission critical every day. The ability to Cluster the Site Server role (Inboxes & SMS Provider) is more and more important as that is the single point of failure for a Primary Site.

          If the Site Server role goes down the Primary Site is down no matter how many Management Points or SMS Provider etc. exist.

          If we could Cluster the Site Server or at least have 2 systems share that role for High Availability then this would no longer be an issue.

          Even though we can designate multiple SMS Providers, if the site system…

          332 votes
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            planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add -RebootBehavior option to Set-CM<Type>DeploymentType

            In previous command Set-CMDeploymentType is was possible to set reboot behavior but in the new Set-CMScriptDeploymentTYpe and SetCMMSIDeploymentType it is not an option.

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              1 comment  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Updates and servicing - Powershell CmdLet

              Working for a company with several Configmgr hierarchies, it would be great with a PowerShell cmdlet to initiate and control the updates and servicing.

              11 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We are working on several new cmdlets to automate servicing and updates. The current plan is for these to be in the 1705 technical preview.

                The current tentative cmdlets to support this scenario are:

                • Get-CMSiteUpdate
                • Get-CMSiteUpdateHistory
                • Get-CMSiteFeature
                • Enable-CMSiteFeature
                • Invoke-CMSitePromotePreproductionClient
                • Invoke-CMSiteUpdateCheck
                • Invoke-CMSiteUpdateInstall
                • Invoke-CMSiteUpdatePrerequisiteCheck

                Also we plan to add support for enabling pre-release features to Set-CMHierarchySettings.

                I’ll update this feedback once we we know when this will be ready.

              • Select specific WMI classes or Logfiles in SCCM Support Center

                It would be nice to have the ability to select specific WMI classes or Logfies easily within the SCCM Support Center. Right now i have to edit the config XML and sometimes the support center crashes. That would Help if you try to pull files or classes for specific Scenario from Clients and you dont Need all of them.

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Transaction support for PowerShell cmdlets

                  today when using powershell cmdlet the action is performed direct against the server, as example, if you want to create an application, add couple of deployment types and perform other small changes, you end up with lots of revisions (easily, 10). when you have lots of revisions, this start to impact the performance.

                  it would be nice if we can have the cmdlets transactional, in this case, you create the object and the changes does not apply to the database, you need to "save" the change.

                  on the application example, you could create the application, create the dt's, changes, etc.…

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                    planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SUP Sync Status

                    Add a Get-SupSyncStatus cmdlet as it does not exist today.

                    the only way to achieve this is via WMI
                    gwmi -Class SMS_SupSyncStatus -Namespace "root\sms\site_$SiteCode" | select LastSyncErrorCode, LastSyncState

                    4 votes
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                      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow use if DeploymentID as identifier in Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment

                      Set-CMPackageDeployment and Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment do not allow DeploymentID as unique identifier. Instead you need to use e.g. programname and packageid.

                      In the case of Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment this requires DeploymentName which is not even possible to retrieve from Get-CMDeployment

                      Please, allow DeploymentID as an option to identifying the deployment in these cmdlets.

                      6 votes
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                        planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change temporary unpack path of Support Center Viewer

                        If i open a "Bundle" in Support Center Viewer all the data gets stored in:
                        C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\ConfigMgrSupportCenter.Common\Temporary

                        It woul be nice to Change that path or to provide a path during the unpack procedure. Right now i have alsmost 8GB of data in that path and it seems to not clean up by itself.

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Set-CMClientSetting hardware inventory

                          Set-CMClientSetting for hardware inventory, add option to add/remove classes as well as enabled/disable attributes to be collected within a class

                          5 votes
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                            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate the features of the SCCM Client Center into console

                            The third party application SCCM client center provides essential troubleshooting support for the client. Why not integrate the features into the Admin console?

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • PowerShell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept Window Time as parameter

                              Powershell cmdlet "Remove-CMMaintenanceWindow" should accept StartTime as a parater. Current implementation only accepts limited parmaters of collectionid, and maintenance window name. If you have two windows by the same name, with different start times... you will remove both by using this utility. I suggest it should also accept the StartTime as a paramter for specific window deletion. Maintenance windows are a point in time schedule, and therefore the Point in time should be considered as a parameter for removal. The current implementation of this cmdlet is dangerous, and cannot be used for finite window removal.

                              5 votes
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                                planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Client Health Results

                                please, add a powershell cmdlet to check for the client health information, like we have on the console

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                                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Invoke-CMReport with parameter

                                  it would be good if the Invoke-CMReport gives us the option to pass parameters to the report. today it only open the report and that's it, you need to manually. another parameter that could be added would be to automatically export, so you don't actually need to open the report, just export the data

                                  2 votes
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