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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).

    3,388 votes
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      72 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.

    • Fix Supercedence behavior

      This is definitely in the catagory of a bug or design change.

      Consider this scenario:
      * app A deployed to a number of machines via required deployment
      * app a Version 2.0 comes out, we create a supersedence for the old app
      * deploy Version 2.0 to a small collection with an 'Available' Deployment
      * witness in horror as machines automatically begin applying the updated version
      * check the deployment after the fact and discover that a check box of ''Automatically upgrade any superceded versions of this application' has now appeared in the deployment, and is forced checked.

      No where…

      815 votes
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        planned  ·  43 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable a column for primary user!

        Enable an option to quickly see the primary user of a device (within the columns on the console) I don't have time to individually click machines or run reports to find the primary user.

        649 votes
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          41 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Software Update Patch Tuesday Scheduling

          It would be really great if when configuring an Automated Deployment Rule you could configure it to run based on the number of days / weeks since "patch Tuesday" (especially in countries other than the USA where "patch Tuesday" is actually a Wednesday and not necessarily the second Wednesday of each month). I currently get around this by having a script detect when patch Tuesday has passed and subsequently execute an ADR and create one or more deployments based on the number of weeks since that date. This works fine, but an in product solution would be better

          347 votes
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            planned  ·  36 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow interaction with the user when installing applications as System

            Many places like to give users custom UIs when an application is being installed. It would be nice to be able to prompt the user for input or give them information without losing the ability to add that application to a task sequence.

            294 votes
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              planned  ·  12 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Software Center: Support multi-select of applications

              The ability to multi-select applications to be installed via the Software Center, so as to create an installation queue.

              280 votes
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                planned  ·  22 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard: Make it clickable

                When I go to the Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard, I got a nice PieChart of the Windows 10 Clients and their Version.
                But when I click on the PieChart, nothing happens. It would be great to have the same experience on this Dashboard like on the SCEP Dashboards.
                That means, if I click on the PieChart one of the Windows 10 Version, a new collection would be opened, with the corresponding Devices.

                152 votes
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                  planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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…

                  118 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.

                  • 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.

                    56 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stop CMTrace from asking us if we want to use it as the default viewer for log files in WinPE

                      Please add the following registry keys to WinPE whenever a Boot Image is created/updated to prevent it from asking every time if we want to use CMTrace as the default viewer for log files:

                      Reg add HKU\Software\Classes\.lo_ /ve /d Log.File /f

                      Reg add HKU\Software\Classes\.log /ve /d Log.File /f

                      Reg add HKU\Software\Classes\Log.File\shell\open\command /ve /d "\"x:\sms\bin\i386\CMTrace.exe\" \"%%1\"" /f

                      See more here: https://miketerrill.net/2017/05/13/how-to-open-cmtrace-in-winpe-like-a-boss/

                      46 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 →
                        • 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.

                          22 votes
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                            planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  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 →
                            • 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 →
                              • 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?

                                6 votes
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                                  2 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 →
                                  • 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 →
                                    • SCUP support or integration in SCCM Current Branch with Windows Server 2016

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

                                      5 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.

                                        3 votes
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                                          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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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