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  1. New Softwarecenter: Save View-Settings: list view vs. tile view

    The new Softwarecenter supports list view and tile view. users should be able to save the view-settings.

    48 votes
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      planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Daisy chain Task Sequences (OSD and non-OSD)

      I would like to see the ability to launch one task sequence from within another task sequence. For some processes, you run the same steps across multiple deployments. Today, you have to duplicate these steps across many task sequences. The ability to execute a task sequence from a task sequence would alleviate this need and reduce errors and inconsistencies for administrators.

      1,053 votes
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        31 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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…

        307 votes
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          planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Collapsable Task Sequence groups

          Allow the groups in a Task Sequence to be collapsed allowing a better overall view.

          458 votes
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            16 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add name of inf files to driver information in boot image

            When looking at the driver files that are in a boot image, the only information available is the name of the driver. Many drivers have multiple versions but the same name. The only way to truly distinguish drivers with the same name is by the name of the inf file, which is not visible in the boot image drivers tab. This information can be found on the individual driver usage tab, but that requires selecting each driver individually and seeing if it's in the boot image. If there was a column in the boot image drivers page showing the name…

            5 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a way to automate SCCM-Updates via PS

              I'm not very good at explaining - but this article should suffice. https://www.scconfigmgr.com/2016/08/11/invoke-update-and-servicing-for-configmgr-current-branch-with-powershell/ (Written by
              Nickolaj Andersen - a MVP, Creator of the Prereq Tool...)

              Can we get an official method of doing this? The update process in the console is really easy already with not much room for failure. However new installations at a customer cannot be automated further without the means to update SCCM as well. A way to automate this update would deal with the issue of slower release cycles of new SCCM media.

              Thank you for considering this request.

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  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.

                52 votes
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                  planned  ·  4 comments  ·  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 →
                  • Software Center: Add support for direct link to application and direct link to installation via protocol handler.

                    The new Software Center supports the "Page" command line option, but I could not find a way to jump directly to an app details page (the one that shows the Install button).

                    (I'd like to change my application catalog notification tool to open softwarecenter instead of iexplore with the app details page.)

                    Additionally it would be nice if the tab/page changes respecting the new command line given when software center is already open.

                    73 votes
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                      planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Hardware inventory sould include Secure Boot state by default

                      In ConfigMgr TP 1701 the Hardware Inventory now collects UEFI information. To complete the story the Secure Boot should also be included by default.

                      42 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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?

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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 →
                          • PowerShell cmdlets for editing task sequences

                            Being able to edit task sequences with PowerShell would make managing task sequences much easier. Some possible new cmdlets could include:

                            Add-CMTaskSequenceStep
                            Get-CMTaskSequenceStep
                            Remove-CMTaskSequenceStep
                            Set-CMTaskSequenceStep

                            Add-CMTaskSequenceGroup
                            Get-CMTaskSequenceGroup
                            Remove-CMTaskSequenceGroup
                            Set-CMTaskSequenceGroup

                            50 votes
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                              planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  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 →
                                  • Resultant Client Settings

                                    add a get-CMResultantClientSettings so we can be able to check what the client should have by powershell without need of the console

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                                      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  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.…

                                      2 votes
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                                        planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow New-CMTaskSequenceMedia cmdlet to add empty variables

                                        When creating Task Sequence Media with the Admin Console, you have the ability to create empty variables. However, when you attempt to do the same thing with the New-CMTaskSequenceMedia PowerShell cmdlet, you get this error:

                                        New-CMTaskSequenceMedia : The variable value should not be empty.

                                        Sample code:

                                        $TSVariable = @{ 'OSDComputerName' = '' }
                                        New-CMTaskSequenceMedia -StandaloneMedia -TaskSequenceDistributionPoint $TSDistributionPoints -MediaPath "$TSMediaPath\$($TaskSequence.Name).iso" -MediaInputType CdDvd -MediaSize SizeUnlimited -TaskSequence $TaskSequence -Variable $TSVariable

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                                          planned  ·  1 comment  ·  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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