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  1. 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…

    352 votes
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      planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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).

      2,651 votes
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        60 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Rework express updates for faster client installation

        Per: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-express-installation-files-for-windows-10-updates

        "Using express installation files provides for smaller downloads and faster installation times on clients."

        Through a case I opened with Microsoft, it was communicated to me that the current express update design is solely meant to reduce network bandwidth. There is no promise of expedited installation time. This is misleading and limits the purpose of express updates for remote office scenarios.

        Additionally the express update deltas have to be decompressed and recombined in order to complete the installation which requires significant CPU usage.

        The combination of these issues causes express updates to provide little benefit to customers in…

        30 votes
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          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

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            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SCUP support or integration in SCCM Current Branch with Windows Server 2016

            SCUP support or integration in SCCM Current Branch with Windows Server 2016

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              planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove the option to deleted the members from a collect when the collection is deleted.

              It seem odd that since you multi-select and deleted user / computers that you would need to have a prompt to delete the users / computers when deleting the collection.

              The process should be if you need to deleted the users / computers and the collection.
              - Multi-select and deleted computers. If there is a large number users / computers blocks deleted if number excesses High-Risk deployment settings.
              - Deleted the Collection
              - If the collection is limiting another collection. Then prompt if that collection should be deleted too.

              6 votes
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                planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  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.

                15 votes
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                  planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Preferred Software Update Points

                  Now that we have the option to define both Distribution Points and Management Points as preferred, it'd be terrific if we could have the same option for Software Update Points. It would make a strong case when designing a flat hierarchy.

                  603 votes
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                    26 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes

                    With the new 'cumulative updates' model I think it would be a good idea to change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes (or whatever is best suited). I have noticed more timeout issues with patching in the last couple of months due to the default 10 minutes not being enough time to install 'X' patches as a single CU. This would be preferred to manually overriding them every month.

                    257 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support V3 and newer certificate templates for HTTPS mode

                      Hi,

                      PKI- Make V3 Template compatible with SCCM Current Branch.

                      50 votes
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                        12 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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.

                        51 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Task Sequence Properties - Advanced Tab - maximum allowed run time

                          Please document the page properties like it use to be with Configuration manager 2007.
                          https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693574.aspx
                          What's append when time exceed?
                          Can two tasks sequences run in parallele?

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Updating to started – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/manage-task-sequences-to-automate-tasks#configure-advanced-task-sequence-settings is updated

                            I’ll keep the answers to your questions displayed in case anyone else has the same query

                            RE: Can two tasks sequences run in parallele? – No, task sequences can not run in parallel.
                            RE: What’s append when time exceed? – The value is used with maintenance windows, once the task sequence has started it will run to completion.

                            I’ll move this to Complete once we complete this release and return your votes – thanks for your feedback

                          • 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 →
                            • 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 →
                                • 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.

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