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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).

    3,736 votes
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      84 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Phase one of these changes are in 1803 tp, as well as 1802 production. We will continue to add more integration in the future with a huge chunk coming for 1806 production.

      Updating to note the improvements went in to 1802:

      Automatically importing WSUS signing certificate (which is used to sign third party updates) into the SCCM database, and then that certificate is pushed down to clients Trusted Publisher certificate store. (If admin enables this on the SUP top level site components configuration).

      Enabling “Allow signed updates from an intranet Microsoft updates service location” group policy on clients, which tells Windows to allow them to install 3rd party signed updates during normal Software Updates sync/install (if admin enables this in Software Updates client agent settings).

    • Fix the Software Update Task Sequence (built-in TS patching during OSD)

      How is this still a problem? Ask any MVP and they all agree: the built-in task sequence for patching during OSD doesn't work. It doesn't survive double reboots, it has a upper patch limit before it crashes ... it's basically garbage. I don't mind making golden images in MDT, but I shouldn't _have_ to ... and yet I do. I makes SCCM feel less like a singular solution.

      1,590 votes
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        54 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        I’m updating the status. For 1606 we’ve made some changes, listed below.
        As more are added we’ll update what Tech Preview/Release they appear in.

        Timeout scan is now configurable
        We added a new task sequence variable to allow a configurable timeout for scan. Variable name is SMSTSSoftwareUpdateScanTimeout, default is 30 minutes. Value is set in seconds so an hour is 60×60=3600

        Logging changes
        In the SMSTS.log we list the log files to check for updates download and evaluation.
        These are UpdateDeployment.log, UpdatesHandler.log, WUAHandler.log and WindowsUpdate.log

        New Option for full scan
        There’s a new checkbox added to the Install Updates step – ‘Evaluate software updates from cached scan results’
        If the checkbox is on we use cached results, if the checkbox is off we do a full scan
        Task Sequences that are upgraded will have this option checked on – this is parity with the existing behavior

        Power management changes…

      • Include the Right Click tools kit as part of the Console, not as a seperate download addon

        Include the Right Click tools adon as part of the Console install, not as a seperate download addon

        1,318 votes
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          25 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Multiple monitor support for Remote Control Viewer

          When the end user has multiple monitors, the view is scaled. This is really frustrating sometimes: you have the choice between a blurry view or scrolling a lot...

          Sure it's possible to detect multiple monitors and being able to switch between them with buttons (like Team Viewer) would be awesome!

          1,145 votes
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            57 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Option to uninstall an application when a user or device falls out of scope of the collection

            This is a buggy, Would we like the option to have ' Uninstall Application when Resource falls out of scope of this collection' when an application is deployed to a collection, this would save us having to create 2 collections ( install and uninstall) and to deployments. This would save SO much time and reduce the complicity of application management.

            729 votes
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              26 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SCCM Report - Easy way to create Report & Dashboard

              Not really easy to create some SCCM report or Dashboard if your're not a SQL DBA .. even with Report Builder.
              Could be awesome to have a new tool where Reports or Dashbaord could be created easily whithout searching which SQL views I need ..ect ... Like some others concurrent application give.

              727 votes
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                37 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement native cluster aware patching within SCCM to support cluster aware updating

                Implement native cluster aware patching with SCCM to support cluster aware updating.

                488 votes
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                  19 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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…

                  433 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please fix the CmRCViewer does not correctly map mouse cursor to screen when Win 8.1/10 DPI scaling is enabled

                    Please fix the "CmRCViewer does not correctly map mouse cursor to screen" when Win 8.1/10 DPI scaling is enabled bug, as this currently makes the feature completely useless for us. We have no idea where we're clicking. This issue will be more prevalent as more and more high-DPI screens come on the market.

                    Bug ID: 433170 in SMS Bug Database
                    PSS case ID: 116053014223835

                    188 votes
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                      15 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  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.

                      171 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Exclude virtual cluster and OU from discovery

                        Please add the ability in discoveries to:
                        - exclude OU's
                        - exclude Virtual Cluster resource

                        149 votes
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                          13 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add OSD Variable to not send Status Messages

                          Now that TS support installing applications list, it would be good to have a TS Variable such as SMSTSSendStatusMessage that would allow us to not send status messages like offline media. Or in some cases to send status messages when using Offline media.

                          When installing a TS that has all content cached and the machine is offline the TS tries to send status messages and when it fails it retries a number of times increasing the overall time of the TS deployment, however it will complete successfully.

                          121 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improved automation and extensibility by exposing Configuration Manager functionality through a REST web API

                            Exposing Configuration Manager functionality through RESTful web API's would open up a whole new world for interacting with ConfigMgr.
                            E.g. a web Admin console and easier integration with Service Management Automation (SMA).
                            It should also be easier for 3rd party vendors to create new web based solutions for say an self-service portal or a Windows App for tracking an OS or application deployment on a mobile device or phone.
                            Personally I would really like any easier way to interact with ConfigMgr. when running in Windows PE (OS Deployment) or a web portal for non-admins to provision new or existing machine…

                            85 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Set a default or preferred boot image for PXE

                              Have an option to set a specific boot image for PXE. In an environment where there are multiple boot images, when a device PXE boots it will first download whichever boot image (that is PXE capable) associated with the most recently deployed task sequence. It would be nice to have an easier way to just set a default or preferred boot image for PXE instead.

                              76 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                I’m moving status to started.

                                In the 1610 release of SCCM, we now use the boot WIM that exactly matches the client architecture. If there is none, we use that one that is compatible with the client architecture.

                                Please test that out and if the changes do not address your ask please let us know. I’ll then set to completed at the end of this release cycle

                              • Allow us to copy information out of the "Asset Details" pane in the Deployment Status screen

                                Currently the Asset Details window in the Deployment Status screen is a good overview of what is going on with any given deployment. However, many times assets in the Error or Unknown tabs require additional steps from us. I'd like to propose that the ability to copy information from the Asset Details window (much like Ctrl+C on a collection) is added to the Configuration Manager console.

                                This would allow us to automate many actions with scripts and provide quick reports without having to write custom queries

                                50 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Secret task sequence variable value Exposed

                                  We have the need to run a command line in the task sequence and leverage a secret value TS variable ADMACCTPW set with the local admin account password. Example Run Command Line "net user admin %ADMACCTPW%
                                  The issue is in the SMSTS.log the variables are all expanded like the ProgramName = 'net user admin mynewadminpassword' InstallSoftware 7/1/2016 12:58:58 PM 4468 (0x1174)

                                  Thereby exposing the secret value TS variable

                                  39 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi,

                                    We’ve made some changes to hide ProgramName value in SMSTS.log. Check out the section Improvements to OS Deployment in the documentation link below. Task Sequence variables can now be set to ‘hidden’ in the Task Sequence Editor as well, mirrors the behavior used for Collection Variables.

                                    Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1804

                                    General Blog: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/?p=70257

                                    Try it out and let us know your thoughts. Thanks for all your feedback.

                                  • Allow copying text from deployment monitoring "More details" window

                                    The "More Details" right-click function in the Asset Details view under each monitored deployment currently does not allow you to highlight and copy any of the text. This might sometimes be handy while sending deployment information to colleagues or building hand-made lists of computers with a specific error status, etc.

                                    33 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • RBA Viewer that works with CM CB

                                      The RBA Viewer that is released in 2015 constantly crashes in my production system. I was able to get it to work in a lab running an older verison of SCCM.
                                      So far it crashes with CM1606 and 1702

                                      Can RBA Viewer be updated to support the new permissions that have been introduced over the past 2 years and updated it with every release of CM CB?

                                      If there are no plans to update rbaviewer can a statement be released that the current version is not supported with CM1606 and beyond?
                                      Or whatever version you feel is appropriate?
                                      I

                                      15 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Package conversion manager

                                        Please release a new version of Package Conversion Manager that is compatible with Configuration Manager Current Branch. Current Branch appears to break this application.

                                        13 votes
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                                          started  ·  0 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix CM trace display when line of NULL in the logs

                                          I noticed that when you open a log file with CMtrace, if there is a line of null, the trace is not able to display the following lines anymore.
                                          This happens quite often in SCCM clients.
                                          This has been validated and tested with Microsoft support as well.
                                          Attached an example.
                                          Last displayed time = 17:10:55
                                          Last log entry time = 09:19:15

                                          6 votes
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