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Manage and Disable Business Hours via Client Settings

Currently you cannot manage business hours within the console using Client Settings. We should be able to set defaults, prevent users from modifying them, and disable them altogether. Our servers do not need business hours and in a highly virtualized environment we can see a global CPU spike at 10 PM when the default Business Hours end.

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    bdam shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This seems to be a bad idea, setting the business hours on a server by default. When the popup occurs few if any administrators would just let the system do what it wants, so we always say to delay the request. This for some stupid reason enable the business hours. Why wouldn't, at a minimum, prompt for enabling them.

      • Robert G. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've been bitten by the business hour thing on servers...rebooting when it thinks there is a maintenance window, SIGH, come on - we should be able to control that on servers and desktop machines.

      • Greg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed. As the admin, I want to make the decisions on what the business hours should be.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this adds an unnecessary layer of complexity for the admin when dealing with maintenance windows. for example, i completely forgot about user defined business hours until i saw that there were multiple START and END entries in my rebootcoordinator.log

        the fact that the SCCM administrator has no control over it makes no sense at all to me.

      • Fazal M Khan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that we should have this settings available in Client settings. Right now if a users has enabled business hours from 7:AM till 10:Pm, there will be no patching done on his machine since after these working hours. mostly machine is off.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Many customer need to disable business hours when managing servers to help control the deployments. Great for users on workstations, bad for servers. Great idea!

      • David Baglieri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is understood that we want to empower the user but we should be able to control this via client settings. This is especially useful for custom settings assigned to all servers. We don't need business hours for servers.

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