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  1. 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.

    1,210 votes
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      Noted  ·  23 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • When a console crashes and you are editing a task sequence, allow sedo unlock if user name matches yours

      It happened to me yesterday with SCCM 1602 CB, I was editing two task sequences at the same time, trying to copy a section from one into the other when the console crashed. I needed the work done and this didn't help as as soon as I started the console again I got the familiar message shown below. The problem is you have to wait 30 minutes for the sedo lock to be removed or use PowerShell cmdlets to try and remove the lock.

      I don't think that is necessary at all as there is already a retry button on…

      176 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Active Admin Consoles

        I would like to send a message to all users who have the admin console open. Just a pop-up that warns them of a reboot, or if I need to send out a custom message to all active sessions.

        I would like to also be able to see on the Administrations overview page how many Admin Consoles are opened up and connected to the site, and the user name. At the CAS level see all sessions if their are multiple primary servers.

        121 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Status Messages in the SCCM Console

          Status messages are amazingly helpful in the SCCM console, but difficult to get to. For instance, whoever wrote the status messages for Task Sequence deployments did an amazing job, yet I cannot access these without making a custom query! This is an amazing troubleshooting tool that is hidden from the average user.

          I'd like to get access to status messages from the object that makes the status message. For instance, if I right click on a task sequence deployment, I want to be able to view all status messages associated with that object. If I right click on a distribution…

          88 votes
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          • Change Skin color

            Would like the ability to change the color/theme/skin of the Console in order to differentiate when working in Test/Dev/Different User consoles.

            72 votes
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            • Create a node in the console with favorite action

              It's possible to create a new node in the console with favorite actions.

              Example:
              Favorite\Frequent Action 1 (Device collection)
              Favorite\Frequent Action 2 (Monitoring content)
              Favorite\Frequent Action 3 (Application Deployment)

              If you want to add any action in the console to favorite Node, just right click on the action and select add to favorite actions...

              In this wau

              37 votes
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              • SCCM Console UI: Multiple window support

                It would really help having multiple window support in day to day operations, ie Right click Software Library - Open in New Window

                33 votes
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                • Drag and Drop in console

                  Why can't we simply drag and drop machines/users into collections instead of having to go through wizard?. It makes it much harder for Helpdesk to understand how to use the console (hence why most people use AD security groups as targets). Why not select/Multi-select items and drag into relevant collection

                  30 votes
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                  • Client Settings - Computer Restart - Allow longer than 1440 minutes, show friendly time

                    Currently, the maximum an administrator can give users to reboot their systems is 1440 minutes (24 hours). Please let us specify up to 7 days. The goal of the delay is to allow a reasonable amount of time for an end user to save their work and reboot without losing anything. The 24 hour limit means that if a user is gone for a day, there is a strong chance they could lose their work. Allowing up to 7 days seems like a better compromise between end user control and respecting admin intent/organizational need.

                    29 votes
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                      Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • configuration manager returned a large number of results - UI request

                      This is really a pet peeve but bear with me. When I want to search Devices within Assets and Compliance section of the Admin console, a message appears that says "Configuration manager returned a large number of results. You can narrow your results by using search. Or, click here to view a maximum of 100000 results." The functionality of this is great, however the placement of it is EXACTLY where the search box was right before it appeared. More times than not, I'll try to click in the search box and end up clicking on this message instead and the…

                      28 votes
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                      • Use Control-C to copy content

                        In ConfigMgr Console you can in some places use Ctrl-C to copy result to clipboard. Example. Open a collection, select all and use Ctrl-C. Then paste in excel or notepad.

                        You cannot however use Ctrl-C in Asset Details for a Deployment Status details (\Monitoring\Overview\Deployments\<pick on of your deployments>).

                        26 votes
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                        • Viewing status of Deployments erases search results

                          When searching for deployments, say "May 2015", to see all of the Patch Deployments that you have recently deployed, once you double click/view status on a single one, you have to re-search for the "May 2015" deployments again. Suggest to use the Search Bar similar to the way that Explorer uses the Bread Crumbs on a search folder, so once you go back to the Deployments Tab, your original search criteria is there.

                          25 votes
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                          • 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.

                            24 votes
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                            • Make the ConfigMgr Admin console compatible with HoloLens!

                              How cool would it be to manipulate CONFIGMGR objects with your hands? Pickup a machine and literally throw it into a collection. Then pick up an Application and throw it on the same collection. Or view a report as if you were holding it in your hands?

                              24 votes
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                              • Ability to Right-Click a Device and View All Recent Status Messages

                                Provide a simpler way to target a Status Message Query at a Device by allowing you to Right-Click and View its latest Status Messages, rather than having to manually run through the Status Message Wizard.

                                23 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  17 votes
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                                  • Export collection members

                                    Exporting member of collection to excel sheet is though easy but for large number or members (say more than 20K), it takes time to get them exported in the excel. MS should put the 2007 feature back which was just right click on collection and "Export Objects".

                                    17 votes
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                                    • Allow filtering to all-subfolders when browser for packages/applications during a task sequence.

                                      When you browse for packages or applications to add to a Task Sequence, you can only filter to the current folder. When you have a massive folder structure with hundreds or thousands of packages/applications you have to browse for a while to find what you need. If you could change the filter to be all subfolders, it would resolve this issue perfectly!

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Language settings in Configuration Manager Admin Console.

                                        I want to be able to change language in the Configuration Manager admin console. Right now the console uses the same language as my system language (which is swedish). There should be language packs for the admin console.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Manage Deployment of Console Updates

                                          I would be good if applying an update to Configuration Manager also either:
                                          - initiated the creation of an application/collection/deployment to upgrade administrator consoles, or
                                          - provided the ability for the console to update itself by kicking off a background service to install the update for non-administrator users.

                                          It's great that the console now notifies the user when it's out of date, but the process of applying these updates really needs to be streamlined. Something similar to automatic client upgrade would be amazing.

                                          11 votes
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