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  1. Force Reinstall of Application

    Many customers want to be able to force a reinstallation of an application. this deployment should ignore all detection rules and just install the application again.
    At the moment this is not possible.

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      21 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Email Application approval requests

      Would be nice if the application approval request feature had built-in support for emailing.

      356 votes
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        28 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…

        163 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          This feature will evolve from the “run scripts” features that first showed up in ConfigMgr 1706 tech preview. It lets you build a library of powershell, and execute them on demand. We will evolve DSC capabilities into this feature too.

        • ADR Available Deployments

          I would like to see ADR's support the creation of Available deployments in addition to Required deployments. We have some business cases where a certain subset of servers are aren't allowed to "push" software updates to until the server/app owners have verified the patches.

          The issue is that these servers don't have connectivity to the internet so we have to deliver them via ConfigMgr. By creating an Available update using an ADR, it streamlines our ability to "deliver" the updates to all systems, and allow the Patching Team, or App/Server owner to patch according to their own business schedules.

          108 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Peer Cache Options

            Add an option to have Peer Cache to work with boundary groups, subnet broadcast or both. My understanding is that 1607 Peer Cache will broadcast local subnet for peers that have the content, 1610 it's based off of Boundary groups. In environment, using boundary groups for peer cache will not work, like to have the option to tell the clients to use boundary group, subnet broadcast or both?

            52 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Complex scheduling: Enable patch deployments to servers based on SDLC (Dev / QA / Prod / DR)

              Based on Patch Tuesday, allow application / business owners to select appropriate down time for the server as well as a sequenced order (e.g., Development servers during the first week after Patch Tuesday, QA on the second week after Patch Tuesday, Production servers on the third week after Patch Tuesday, et cetera). This allows the business owners to "own their own destiny" and get systems administrators out of the business of coordinating patching maintenance windows. In addition, the ability to insert "change freezes" that force the schedule to increment all downstream targets out by an additional week to compensate for…

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                planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ring based deployment model in Application Deployment? It would be helpful if we have a similar to Windows 10

                It would be good if we are able to have a ring based model for Application Deployment and management as we have for Windows 10 CB rollout with early adopters ring, Pilot ring, Production ring . This will help a lot as we are seeing the benefit of the ring model in Windows 10 Deployment.

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                  planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to enable/disable any deployment (like you can with software update deployments)

                  You should be able to enable or disable any deployment (for applications, packages, software updates, etc) by right-clicking and selecting enable or disable.
                  Currently to disable an application deployment you either have to delete the deployment or retire the application and for packages you need to disable the program.
                  Software update deployments already have this feature.
                  You should also be able to enable/disable a deployment from the Monitoring workspace.

                  43 votes
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                    planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Emergency/Immediate halt or pause of a software deployment then resume a software deployment when needed.

                    In SCCM, there should be a way to stop or discontinue a software deployment should there be an emergency or issue and then resume the deployment when desired. For example, if software has been deployed to the environment and in an event of an emergency or major issue, SCCM should allow the administrator to stop or pause the software deployment in real time, resolve the issue then restart the software deployment again. Ideally, this would accomplish in one push of a button. Unlike now, the administrator goes and deletes the deployment and recreates the deployment again leaving the inability to…

                    43 votes
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                      planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Request full control over allow/disallow force closing of Office 365 apps when installing updates instead of force closing Office apps

                      In ConfigMgr 1610 Update Rollup 1 provided the change so Office 365 Updates did not force close any office applications when Office 365 patches were installed through ConfigMgr Software Center.
                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-office-365-proplus-updates#restart-behavior-and-client-notifications-for-office-365-updates

                      With ConfigMgr 1706 we require the option to disallow force closing of office 365 applications when patches are installed through the ConfigMgr Software Center.

                      42 votes
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                        planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Don't Set CCMClient to Provisioning mode if running Compat /SCANONLY option

                        Currently, anytime you run the upgrade OS step, it set the client into provisioning mode, despite the options you're choosing. Could this be changed, that if you pick "Compatibility scan without upgrade" it would NOT put the client into provisioning mode.

                        I've had users reboot the computer when the scan was running (silently in the background), and then the client was in provisioning mode.

                        36 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • delete each collection member from the database

                          The "Delete each collection member from the database" tick box clickable field extends to immediately above the "OK" button, making it extremely easy to select on accident. The field should only exist within the space of the box itself, or slightly outside of it.

                          34 votes
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                            planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable deadline randomization for Applications and Packages in addition to software updates

                            Deadline randomization is currently in place for software updates only. We were hoping that would expand to both applications and packages as well. This would reduce the demand for applications and package installations in a shared environment (virtual). We currently have this available with software updates. We'd like to see the scope expanded to include package and applications.

                            34 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix the renaming of collections

                              The following behaviour should be fixed

                              1. Create 'Collection A'
                              2. Create 'Collection B'
                              3. Go to the properties of Collection A. Under Membership Rules, go to Add Rule and select 'Include Collections'. Choose 'Collection B'.
                              4. Rename 'Collection B' to 'Collection C'.
                              5. Note that under the Membership Rules, Collection C is still referenced using it's old name.

                              When a collection is renamed, this change should also be reflected under the 'Membership Rules' of other collections.

                              24 votes
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                                planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • site restore

                                Add a way to perform a site restore to a system with a different name (but keep the same site code). In the event of a Datacenter Move, often times we are not allowed to retain the same system name (location based naming) and we end up having to stand up and entire new infrastructure and migrate.

                                While this is doable, it's tedious work and when operating in a Hybrid scenario with Intune, it means that we have to re-enroll the Intune managed clients to a new management authority. It's a whole lot of pain.

                                12 votes
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                                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Client Notification actions to be triggered from the Devices node.

                                  Please allow Client Notification actions to be triggered from the Devices node. You currently can only do this from Device Collections.

                                  10 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Collections  ·  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?

                                    10 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Set-CM<Type>DeploymentType fails with Invalid Property when updating Content Location

                                      Since I updated to 1706, any of the Set-CM<Type>DeploymentType cmdlets fail with an error when I try to update the content path/location to another location. Based on the error message, it seems the cmdlets need to have extra parameters added to handle the separate Install and Uninstall content paths/locations. Perhaps you could add -UninstallContentLocation and a switch for -UninstallContentSameAsInstallContent.

                                      Set-CMScriptDeploymentType : Invalid property: object Application(ScopeId_8C35D19A-F107-4878-83CC-9E26B213220D:Application_a463d8c5-c106-43ae-993b-f5bcb2f4ae4c:15) property
                                      DeploymentTypes.DeploymentTypes[0].Installer.Installer.UninstallContent: Uninstall Content not found in Contents collection
                                      At line:54 char:3
                                      + Set-CMScriptDeploymentType -ApplicationName $cmApplicationNa ...
                                      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-CMScriptDeploymentType], InvalidPropertyException
                                      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ApplicationManagement.InvalidPropertyException,Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Cmdlets.AppMan.Commands.SetScriptDeploymentTypeCommand

                                      6 votes
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                                        2 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 →
                                        • 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.

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