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  1. Software Center "Sort by" default view

    Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

    87 votes
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      Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow for dynamically selecting Apply Driver Packages

      Allow for dynamically selecting Apply Driver Packages, pretty much like it works for normal packages (applications). This would reduce the number of hardcoded Apply Driver Package in the task sequence.

      651 votes
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        Noted  ·  21 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Have the ability to remove a CAS when only one primary site is left

        Beginning with 2012SP1, we have the ability to add a CAS to an autonomous primary site. It could be interesting to reverse the proposition by having the ability to remove a CAS above a Primary when a CAS is no longer needed or has been set for a wrong reason.
        I know that it could be done through creating another hierarchy and using migration tasks by this is quite difficult for it requires additional hardware.

        89 votes
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          Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • A Customizable Reboot/Postpone Prompt for Application and Software Updates Deployments

          Basically would like something similar to the Windows Updates Reboot/Postpone nag prompt except with the ability to customize the notification text as applicable to the deployment.

          For example:, as a sub-setting of the deployment type for the application you have the option to enable the reboot/postpone prompt and customize the notification text of the dialog box.

          If the user that receives the prompt, postpones they will be re-prompted at the end of the postponement period until they either reboot or shutdown the system. (basically exactly the same behavior as the Windows Updates reboot/postpone prompt).

          169 votes
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            Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow custom icons for Task Sequences and Packages/Programs in Software Center.

            Allow custom icons for Task Sequences and Packages/Programs in Software Center.

            Currently the icons are all a default icon, which can be confusing for end users if there are multiple deployed to a workstation.

            256 votes
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              Noted  ·  18 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • WMF 5.1 breaks class registrations for the ConfigMgr client agent

              I've localized this issue to WMF 5.1 on Windows 7. With this installed, the WMI namespace: root\ccm\policy\defaultmacine\requestedconfig becomes invalid. This is important because in In-Place upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the task sequence agent cannot resume the task sequence without being able to read this namespace.

              These are the relevant errors I see in the SMSTS.log:

              `Failed to open WMI Namespace 'root\ccm\policy\defaultmachine\requestedconfig'. WMI Repository may be corrupted. Invalid namespace (Error: 8004100E; Source: WMI)`

              `Error compiling client config policies. code 8004100E`

              `Task Sequence Manager could not initialize Task Sequence Environment. code 8004100E`

              `Task sequence execution failed with error…

              4 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Compliance Settings

                When defining a Configuration Item with Powershell have the possibility to influence the behavior of the script (eg -noprofile, setting allowed time to run)

                102 votes
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                  Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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…

                  541 votes
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                    Noted  ·  21 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Internet Based Remote Control

                    Internet based remote control with options such as file transfer and reboot. This could be accomplished using a reverse connection from a client to a new site role hosted in the DMZ.

                    393 votes
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                      Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to automatically install Windows 10 ADK releases (or rollback or apply hotfix) via Updates and Servicing.

                      The windows 10 adk has changed a few times since the original release of Windows 10, there have been two major releases and one hotfix to fix issues with the second release, as a consequence of that many people got jittery about upgrading to ADK 10 1511.

                      How are we going to deal with this in a good way, a really good way. Prior to this we didn't have to upgrade our boot images every 6 months or so.

                      Here's the suggestion:-

                      #1. When we update from 1602 to 1607 (or whatever) to support the next generation of Windows, it…

                      446 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                        Updated to Noted. We’ve been discussing the same in our planning meetings.

                        Thanks,
                        BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

                      • 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

                        236 votes
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                          28 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ConfigMgr SUM installs should update the date of last install in Windows Update control panel applet

                          When you only use ConfigMgr to install updates, the date on the Windows Update control panel applet often reflects something that is really inaccurate as ConfigMgr doesn't update it. This often leads to a very negative reaction of "I thought those darn ConfigMgr admins were updating our workstations and servers!?!" And then we have to explain that we are, but that date doesn't get changed.

                          Can we please just ensure that when Software Update Management installs any updates, the Windows Update control panel applet gets set to the current date?

                          I stole the screenshots from this thread: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b33dd5b2-64b3-476d-8fc5-232cbafced47/sccm-updates-are-installed-but-windows-update-status-wrong?forum=ConfigMgrCompliance

                          And I…

                          45 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

                            276 votes
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                              Noted  ·  24 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Force Reinstall of Application

                              Many customers want to be able to force a reinstallation of an application. this deployment should ignore all detection rules and just install the application again.
                              At the moment this is not possible.

                              394 votes
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                                Noted  ·  12 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Better Driver and Driver Package Management

                                Driver Management within the console is unacceptably slow (still). We manage 60+ unique Models across Windows 7 all the way up through Windows 10. As a result there are a LOT of drivers to maintain and manage. With SCCM 2007, we had the ability to at least break these down in folders. With sccm 2012 you removed the ability to import directly to a folder. The trade-off was "categories" however, it is still incredibly slow to search for drivers.

                                In addition, with SCCM 2007, we could just fill a folder with inf's and create a driver package from that without…

                                72 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Importing OSD INF drivers directly to console subfolders

                                  Integrating a new operating system in Configuration Manager OSD could require to import hundreds of INF drivers for larger companies if you use dedicated driver packages for each type of supported computer.
                                  This could be really annoying as you are forced to first import every driver to the "Drivers" top level folder and then have to move them to their corresponding subfolders.
                                  With Configuration Manager 2007 it was possible to import the drivers directly into the subfolder structure.
                                  Please bring back that valuable functionality!

                                  14 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                  • Native 802.1x Support for Enterprise Operating System Deployments

                                    Provide Support 802.1x Natively w/o the use of prestart up scripts in WinPE. Many large organizations have protected network infrastructure for their environments that want to be able to easily utilizes the Deployment feature on these protected networks.

                                    325 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add option "File/folder/registry item DOES NOT exist" to application detection rules

                                      Sometimes you just need to have an app that is detected successfull when something is not existing. Delete files or registry keys etc. It would be nice if there was a logical operator in app detection to select a file and then mark a box "NOT" or "DOES not exist" to tell the detedetection system that we are done when thi thing does not exist anymore.
                                      Now we need to use ps-scripts (to return something when file is not detected and nothing when it is detected) to achieve this, like:

                                      $strFileName="c:\temp\test.txt"
                                      If (Test-Path $strFileName){

                                      }Else{return $true}

                                      11 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Monitoring/Query - export data

                                        During the cutting and pasting in the query section, also allow the capture of the label column. This would have to be a bit 'faster to export the data. The best solution would be to have the ability to export via a dedicated button in various formats, csv, excel, pdf.

                                        6 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Task Sequence Error Dialog Box Needs to Show Step Name

                                          The error dialog box for the task sequence shows the error code, but does not show you what step threw the error.
                                          - Show the step name on the default error dialog box.
                                          - The modal dialog box for errors goes directly over the progress dialog box, so you can’t see the step from there without using the mouse.
                                          - You may not have mouse support, especially when you are RDPing into a box with a VMware or Hyper-V console… which means this is REALLY frustrating

                                          78 votes
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                                            Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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