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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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      68 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re making some good progress on this. We’re going to deliver these improvements in multiple phases. Currently working on phase 1, which will make 3rd party patches easier to use out of the gate, just in the sccm console.

    • 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.

      30 votes
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        planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  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.

        55 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • invoke-cmclientnotification improvements

          In 1602 support in the Admin Console GUI was added for additional client notification triggers.

          https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/manageabilityguys/2016/03/29/whats-new-with-configmgrs-client-notification-feature/

          However there is still a gap in the functionality for this cmdlet. Currently as of 1706 you are still only able to invoke user and machine policy per the documentation:

          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/sccm/configurationmanager/vlatest/invoke-cmclientnotification

          3 votes
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            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?

            5 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  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…

              113 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.

              • 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 →
                • 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 →
                  • 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 →
                    • 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 →
                              • 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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                                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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