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.
Valentin Barbutu commented
We need to be able to control this feature and also the Automatically install required software outside of business hours.
While the override can be forced through deployment settings, there are multiple scenarios where this is a major inconvenience for Admins.
We need to disable business hours for servers. Please let us control this feature.
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
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.
Agreed. As the admin, I want to make the decisions on what the business hours should be.
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
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.
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
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.
this option should be controlled