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  1. 1706 removed cut and paste from machine name on lower have of device display, restore this please

    1706 removed the copy and paste of the machine (in bold) in the lower part of the screen, was real handy to have that, please restore, please see attached file for more detailed.

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      2 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

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        23 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Daisy chain Task Sequences (OSD and non-OSD)

        I would like to see the ability to launch one task sequence from within another task sequence. For some processes, you run the same steps across multiple deployments. Today, you have to duplicate these steps across many task sequences. The ability to execute a task sequence from a task sequence would alleviate this need and reduce errors and inconsistencies for administrators.

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          34 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Updating status to started. The ability to call another task sequence from a task sequence is added in 1704 Tech Preview – see here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1704 for more details

          Please note this is an early release and there’s some limitations. We wanted to show you all our work in progress and gather some feedback such as nesting depth.
          Currently a task sequence with any package references in child steps won’t resolve content when run in the full OS – we’ve a ton of work to do with policy to solve that. Good news is that the scenario will work when launched from WinPE (PXE/Media). Also, nesting will work in the full OS for any steps that don’t require content e.g. Run Command Line, Set Task Sequence Variable (variables are global to all steps!), Connect to UNC etc.
          Import/Export doesn’t traverse all child task sequences
          We block selecting the parent…

        • 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.

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            32 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  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…

            377 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

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                44 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…

              • Implement native cluster aware patching within SCCM to support cluster aware updating

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

                392 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Install and Shutdown / Install and reboot with Software Updates

                  In Windows client, after receiving software updates from the SUP, I want you to be able to use the" install and reboot / shutdown and update" botton.

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                    started  ·  14 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.

                    59 votes
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                      15 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow parameters to "Run Script"

                      When using the "Run Script" against a collection allow the script to accept parameters.

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                        3 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  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.

                        41 votes
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                          4 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

                        • Ability to move Distribution point from one secondary site server to another secondary site server

                          when we need to remove secondary site server or when need to rebuild secondary site server with another site code. A full uninstall and re install required for all Distribution points associated with that secondary site.
                          Also when we need to move a DP from one site code to another site code, it requires uninstall / re install....to avoid this it will be helpful to have ability to move DP's between secondaries.

                          thanks

                          114 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow right click ad-hoc Powershell execution directly from the console

                            Allow the import of powershell scripts into ConfigMgr, then allow administrators to right click on devices and collections to immediately execute them and get results. Do this without requiring changes to ports or firewalls, and ideally over the internet through CMG.

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                              5 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • PowerShell cmdlets for editing task sequences

                              Being able to edit task sequences with PowerShell would make managing task sequences much easier. Some possible new cmdlets could include:

                              Add-CMTaskSequenceStep
                              Get-CMTaskSequenceStep
                              Remove-CMTaskSequenceStep
                              Set-CMTaskSequenceStep

                              Add-CMTaskSequenceGroup
                              Get-CMTaskSequenceGroup
                              Remove-CMTaskSequenceGroup
                              Set-CMTaskSequenceGroup

                              51 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  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…

                                72 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Custom Client Settings and Hardware Inventory Class setting Merge

                                  Custom Client Settings and Hardware Inventory Class Merge

                                  Request is to Add some more details to explain the behaviour with respect to multiple custom client setting and Hardware Inventory merge on this page.
                                  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh301103.aspx

                                  if we could just mention, not checking a class in a custom client setting with highest priority doesn't mean the class would not be inventoried. Not checking a class doesn't mean disabled. it's like not configured. So if someone has to not inventory a particular class on most of the machine except few. Then they have to work around with disabling the class on default client…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Configuration Manager Wi-fi Profile deployment

                                    Intune wifi profiles deployment states that it is not possible to add proxy settings to anything else that iOS and Mac OS, as per : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/intune/deploy-use/wi-fi-connections-in-microsoft-intune . Same settings , not stated that this is not working for SCCM , even if in the backend it is the same feature. Could you please check and reflect the proper information on the Configuration manager documentation ?

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                                    • Support installation of packages/apps via dynamic variables in Standalone Media

                                      At the moment standalone media deployments only work when the content is referenced directly by the task sequence. There are some actions like installing apps/packages using dynamic variables which do not work.

                                      The pre-staged media wizard was changed with SCCM 2012 SP1 so that you can add additional pre-staged content. I would like to see a similar approach where you can add additional content to standalone media and then this is checked first when the dynamic install action runs. There is already a process for adding the variables to the media, the only part that is missing is the ability…

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

                                        Updating status to Started. We’ve added functionality in 1701 Tech Preview Previously to allow selection of any package/app, not just content referenced by selected Task Sequence.

                                        Details here:
                                        https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/01/20/update-1701-for-configuration-manager-technical-preview-branch-available-now/

                                        Documentation here:
                                        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1701

                                        RE: Mark Thomas – thank you we’d certainly be interested in talking to you about your solution. The changes above are a first step and all feedback is appreciated.

                                      • Filter for Datetime "between" for Support Center Logfile Viewer

                                        I would be great to have a between Filter for Datetime in the Support Center Logfile Viewer.
                                        Like this:
                                        Include: 2017-03-08 11:00:12.323 <->2017-03-09 09:00:12.323

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