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  1. SCCM updates: User Experience - Reboot notifications

    Here is the User experience for the update process as I understand it:

    1. System tray balloon appears saying 'software changes are required'

    2. System tray balloon appears saying 'downloading and installing software'

    3. System tray balloon appears saying 'Restart required: Recently installed updates require your machine to be restarted'

    4. *It is here I would like the larger temporary notification reboot window to appear but it doesn't.

    5. Permanent notification reboot window appears and stays on the screen

    I would like option 4 to be possible. Without this it seems quite easy for users to miss seeing the balloonā€¦

    1,919 votes
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    114 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

    1,653 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow custom icons in software center for Task Sequences

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per App Task Sequence in the Software Center.

    1,617 votes
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    92 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    855 votes
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  5. 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.

    852 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Implement native cluster aware patching within SCCM to support cluster aware updating

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

    608 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. OSD - Deploy TS to User groups

    Would be nice to be able to advertise Task Sequences to specific users or groups. We have some operating system deployments that we would like only certain users to run, support staff for instance.

    380 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to started – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each value.

    Our 1905 Technical Preview is now released.

    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1905
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Group-applications-into-a-single-deployment-in-ConfigMgr/ba-p/624318

    This release has the first round of changes in the App model to allow a Task sequence as a deployment type allowing task sequences to be deployed to users/user groups.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1905#bkmk_tsdt

  8. Applications - Provide a means to have other applications run after an application is installed.

    There is the ability to specify dependencies for Applications, however the ability to run another Application POST install would be awesome. Often when an application is installed there is a post configuration task that needs to run.

    272 votes
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  9. active directory description

    Add an column to the devices view that would display Active Directory descriptions in console.

    270 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    This can be done today w/ #SCCM 1802 (and previous versions too). I will mark started… and watch comments for why this doesn’t just work… before I mark this straight up completed…

    Steps:
    1) On the CAS (or standalone primary), go to Administration → Hierarchy Configuration → Discovery methods
    2) right click on Active Directory System Discovery and bring up the Properties form. Active Directory Attributes tab, and then click on Custom. In the form that appears, type the name of the attribute. Click OK, and make sure you have added it as an attribute to discover. Run discovery after exiting properties form.
    3) Now when you go to the Devices view and right click on a device and go to its Properties form, you will see the new attribute showing up there.

  10. 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.

    185 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Show Machines within Console that Require Updates

    You know that "x" number of machines require this update. Would you please list the machines names below. Screenshot for what I would like.

    177 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Create an SCCM Community Catalog Feature

    Creating SCCM Collection Queries is an art, and like most art, some of us are more suited to stick-figures while others produce beautiful creations worthy of a place in the Louvre, featuring graceful sub-queries, artful tabbing and good code practices.

    When creating a collection, it would be helpful to have an optional 'Community Collection Catalogue' to choose from, which could have a user-voice style 'Most useful' collections list.

    Users could create collections here, possibly even having a community 'wish-list' area for those without skills to request from those who would like to share.

    Contributions in the community catalog could beā€¦

    155 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. 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 machineā€¦

    150 votes
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  14. 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.

    123 votes
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  15. Upgrade Operating System Task should be able to use Windows Servicing Content and Allow user interaction

    Problem:
    ā€¢ Current state of windows 10 servicing via upgrade sequence requires full media to take the client through setup.
    o Full media is 2x the size of existing ESD (upgrade content)
    o The Upgrade Operating System step does not allow the end user to defer the reboot nor does it warn the user of a reboot pending once setup has been kicked off

    Change Request (Requirements)
    I. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit the administrator to reference windows 10 servicing content
    II. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit theā€¦

    121 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to started:

    SCCM 1904 Technical Preview is released.

    For more info:
    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1904
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Evaluate-Office-add-in-and-macro-readiness-in-ConfigMgr/ba-p/501758

    This Technical Preview has the new variable I mentioned – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1904#bkmk_osd

    Set SMSTSRebootDelayNext to control the restart delay after SMSTSRebootDelay

  16. Add Reboot Count functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS Step

    Newer versions of the BitLocker management tools (specifically manage-bde) now support the ability to suspend the BitLocker protection for defined number of reboots. The current Disable BitLocker TS step only suspends BitLocker for 1 reboot. There are cases that having a defined number of reboots (or indefinitely until re-enabled at the end of a TS) can come in handy (flashing the BIOS, MBR2GPT, In-place Upgrade with PINs, etc.).

    Please add this functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS step for the operating systems that support it.

    114 votes
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  17. Task Sequence Pre-Cache for all Packages inside

    It would be nice to have the ability to conditionally pre-cache all packages in Upgrade TS and not only OS Upgrade step.

    To describe it in more details, in current design we are able to pre-cache only OS Upgrade step to computers based on conditions. This is not enough for companies with 20+ languages as best approach is to create en-us core image and then apply MUI on top of that. Doing this will cause system to report as e.g. de-de so we would need to download and distribute to 150+ DPs all supported Upgrade packages instead of distributing onlyā€¦

    78 votes
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  18. Allow Multiple Custom Tabs in Software Center

    With 1806 we have the ability to add a custom tab to Software Center. This makes this the place to go for all your IT needs.

    We would like to see this extended further by allowing admins to add more than one tab to Software Center. Hopefully our users would never need to leave Software Center for their IT experience in Windows with this feature.

    58 votes
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  19. Need support for Option 82 in PXE DHCP handshake as network tenant based on BGP/MPLS needs it for forwarding to DHCP Client.

    In order to avoid using distributed PXE Servers a support of the Option on PXE DHCP Handshake would make proper inter tenant forwarding possible.

    54 votes
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  20. Improve SCCM's built in WSUS cleanup and maintenance task

    Preview SCCM versions have a basic WSUS cleanup and maintenance task. It should be evolved and expanded to include SQL index optimization, IIS configuration optimization, and deletes of declined updates.

    29 votes
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