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  1. 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.

    135 votes
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      Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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      * check the deployment after the fact and discover that a check box of ''Automatically upgrade any superceded versions of this application' has now appeared in the deployment, and is forced checked.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…

      408 votes
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        Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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.

        600 votes
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          Noted  ·  21 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Preferred Software Update Points

          Now that we have the option to define both Distribution Points and Management Points as preferred, it'd be terrific if we could have the same option for Software Update Points. It would make a strong case when designing a flat hierarchy.

          570 votes
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            Noted  ·  25 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Software Center: tile view

            If you open the Applications tab in tile view you can't see the status, if an application is already installed. Pls. add an 'Installed' band (in green?) like the 'New'

            5 votes
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              Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Software Center: Show only available Software (Hide already installed req. Software)

              New Software Center: show only available Software which the user actually can install/uninstall (hide already installed req. Software, which is installed as System)

              89 votes
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                Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • SCCM client ScriptExecutionTimeout

                Please make the SCCM client's ScriptExecutionTimeout attribute a parameter that can be configured within Client Settings policy. This would be the best way to help address the "In-line script execution time-out... DiscoverApp failed (0x87d00321)

                46 votes
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                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  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.

                  194 votes
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                    Noted  ·  20 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow required deployments to be uninstalled

                    We typically want our users to receive new software without action on their part, so required deployments generally make sense. However, this prevents users from being able to uninstall software (without the app eval cycle putting it back) unless CM administrators are involved.

                    Having an option allowing required deployments to essentially transform into available deployments if the user clicks the Uninstall button in Software Center would be useful to us since we could satisfy the requirement of delivering software without end user action and also allow end users to uninstall unneeded software.

                    15 votes
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                      Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Prompt users for reboot, but NEVER force it

                      The reboot settings only allow for the user to postpone a reboot for up to 24 hours. Why can't we expand that time or just keep reminding them forever until they reboot themselves? The longer that they have been pending a reboot, remind (pester) them more frequently. Or auto reboot if nobody is logged on.

                      222 votes
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                        Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bootimage download with HTTP instead of TFTP

                        Downloading the boot image with TFTP is slow and download may fail within slow or unreliable networks.
                        Downloading with HTTP or iSCSI will increase the speed dramatically and the stability is improved also.
                        With iPXE this technology is implemented and works fine.
                        My idea is to implement the HTTP download with SCCM.
                        This would be a great enhancement to performance and stability in the OS deployment.

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

                          Hi. I’m setting the status back to Noted – this was mixed up with the item “Add support for TFTP Window Size” – that has been Started and is available in the 1603 tech preview build.

                          Thanks,
                          BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

                        • Request to add support for Distribution Point Maintenance mode

                          Situations where maintenance mode is useful/needed:
                          1. When the system (hardware) is in transit from the location where it was installed to the site where it is to be used in production.
                          2. When the system is down for other maintenance (software patching and updates, OS configuration changes, hardware reconfiguration and other external factors causing planned or unplanned downtime).
                          The above outlined method for installing new DPs to remote locations is widely used for various reasons (For example to have a dedicated team at one location install machine and to avoid having to copy a large content library across WAN…

                          144 votes
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                            Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Content  ·  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!

                            344 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  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.

                              356 votes
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                                Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 3rd Party Patching - Catalogs

                                Enable easier integration with partner products or have the ability to pull down 3rd party catalogs.

                                169 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Email Application approval requests

                                  Would be nice if the application approval request feature had built-in support for emailing.

                                  101 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    262 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

                                      126 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Integrate MDT by default

                                        Instead of having us integrate MDT, why not just include the scripts in a new SCCM install by default?

                                        176 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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…

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