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  1. 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.

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      Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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      * check the deployment after the fact and discover that a check box of ''Automatically upgrade any superceded versions of this application' has now appeared in the deployment, and is forced checked.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…

      595 votes
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        Noted  ·  27 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • translate configmgr related popups on non english windows clients properly, or make it possible to customize popups and notifications

        software center notifications are not translated properly, if u use a non english windows client. it would be great to correct this or give our customers the possibility to customize these popup messages.

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Assume breach - "Freeze all" button

          In case of a breach, some malicious guy may deploy unwanted content to clients.
          It would be great to have some function (not necessarily in the console, could be PSH)
          - freezing distribution of a content if being distributed and/or
          - freezing client download if being downloaded by a client
          - blocking install if it has begun (using BGB in this case to kill msiexec ?)

          7 votes
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            Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Deployment Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Built-in Web Service for OSD tasks

            Maik Koster has created an excellent Web Service for performing tasks e.g. during OSD, like removing a device from a collection. I think it would be a great idea to have a Site System Role for OSD where you have a built-in step in the TS to choose various tasks to perform during OSD.

            75 votes
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              Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable right click WOL a device from inside the console

              Allow the built in use of WOL, and right click to wake up a machine or a collection at anytime. Also fix ConfigMgr's native WOL technology to work on common network infrastructure (no Mac-Flapping.)

              451 votes
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                Noted  ·  22 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  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!

                566 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Icons and cosmetics for applications

                  During the Create Application Wizard on Application Catalog step there is possibility to add some beautiful icon. BUT! The icon (*.ico) size is limited to 250x250. Could you make it possible to add an icon file with picture size at least 256x256 (which is quite common size for pictures in *.ico files)? Another thing as well, the icons in SCCM Applications/Packages list (Software Library-Overview-Application Management-Applications). They look all the same! Could you make them more attractive, say, the way they look in Application Catalog? Otherwise, whats the point in Icon column (which appears, by the way, as a default columns…

                  15 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.

                    367 votes
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                      Noted  ·  28 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show Powershell equivalent command(s) at any wizard completion

                      At wizard completion for anything, show the Powershell cmdlet equivalent like in other System Center products.

                      706 votes
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                        Noted  ·  15 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Scroll by Using Letters on Keyboard

                        When viewing a large list, I would like to scroll to the item I need by entering the letter on the keyboard. This is how explorer works (in a list of files if you start typing the file name it will take you to that file). For example if I am in applications, I would like to click on an app then start typing "Off" to be taken to my Office application.

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                          Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support OSD over Wireless

                          As more and more devices are shipping without wired network adapters, and more business areas are going "wireless only," the traditional ability to reimage a device in place is getting scarce. This is especially true in primary and secondary education institutions.

                          Please provide support for adding Wireless drivers to WinPE, and the ability to provision wireless network profiles for the WinPE phase of the task sequence to enable imaging over wireless network connections.

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

                            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                          • Implement function to remove Windows Updates from clients with Software Update Point

                            With a standalone WSUS-Server deployed Windows Updates can be uninstalled/removed from clients. With SCCM SUP this is not possible,
                            Implement a function to remove installed Windows Updates from clients.

                            278 votes
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                              Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

                              672 votes
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                                Noted  ·  21 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Task Sequence Editor Search

                                We have over 300 Groups/Steps in a couple of our task sequences. It would be really helpful to be able to search with the Task Sequence Editor. Either by step name or group name. In a perfect world it would be helpful to search descriptions or other text content within each group or step.

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

                                  Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                • Bring back Software Center Command line arguments

                                  In SCCM 2012 R2 you could start software center with a specific start page using then command line arguments "StartPage" and "FilterType". We relied on those when triggering software center from our internal Tools that our users were familiar with. Please bring them back again.

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                                    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • App Model Optional User deployment behavior

                                    App Model - Optional User Deployment - When user policy is recieved, perform app eval to check if app is installed, if so show as installed in Software Center. (Currently it doesn't evaluate and shows option to install even if already present. When you click the install button... it then performs the evaluation and changes to installed and provides the uninstall button. This is confusing to our end users)

                                    47 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  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?

                                      211 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

                                        316 votes
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                                          12 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

                                        • Improve documentation for OMS connector setup procedure

                                          If you walk through the documentation for setting up the OMS connector, the guide is a little vague, it covers the connection - assuming that all went perfect and connected with out a problem.
                                          I'm following the guides as outlined here ;<https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-sccm#provide-configuration-manager-with-permissions-to-oms>

                                          Step #3 > Step #4.. doesn't cover the scenario where the azure subscription drop-downs are blank.

                                          Step #4 simply says "If you accomplished all the other procedures successfully".. so what do you do when it doesn't ?

                                          It gives no indication on what to look for. I did find another guide from here <https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Configure-OMS-Connection-9c9e6bc3>,…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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