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  1. Create collections per deployment results

    It will be very suitable if new collections could be created per deployment results, e.g. create collection based on "failed" status in deployment

    53 votes
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  2. Console -- Start -- client ping / mstsc with FQDN

    Make clients Calls like Ping / MSTAC witrh FQDN and not with Netbios. We have different AD connected to the SCCM . We can not use the build in features like Ping the clients or open RDP as the console only tries the netbios name and not the fqdn. It would be great to have all cleints call done trought FQDN

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    Noted  ·  djam responded

    understood. hopefully, ping isn’t needed as much in 1602 w/ online/offline status. will look into the others.

  3. The WQL Query Builder should highlight, or mark indexed fields to encourage efficient query building.

    Many people build inefficient queries simply because they are unaware of the indexed fields available for the views that are referenced by their query. Can the indexed fields be marked?

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  4. Add more Power Management Options to Collections

    Currently the number of power management options available on collections are limited to what SCCM displays but there are more options available to clients, either expand what is available in SCCM or make it possible to add new power options using the guids for those options.

    49 votes
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  5. user device affinity exceptions

    When configuring automatic user device affinity it would be helpful to be able to include exceptions for things like system accounts and IT admins.

    45 votes
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  6. 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.

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    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Asset management, inventory, and collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Change hard coded limit for HW inventory mif files.

    There is a hard limit of 50 MBs for Hardware inventory set within the data loader for MIF file. If you enabled AI classes to collect more data by SCCM, it is not unusual for these computers to hit this hard-coded limit. This causes an endless loop of resyncs being performed by SCCM clients. the resync then consumes network bandwidth and processing time on the client/MP/etc. It is not until it hit the Data loader that these MIF files are rejected and ultimately a resync occurs to start the whole process over. The hard code limes should be increased toā€¦

    43 votes
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  8. Ability to create collections either as WMI(WQL) or SQL based.

    Back in the day Altiris had this ability to create collections based on SQL queries. I think this would be great as the provider in some cases work more effictiently and not need to do a translation if the query was already native. Not saying to get rid of WQL, but have the option to select sql based query and a text box to type or paste the SQL query.

    42 votes
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  9. Display Last Logon Timestamp discovery data for ALL devices in console, not just clients

    The lastLogonTimestamp attribute is collected during System Discovery from Active Directory. A column for displaying Last Logon Timestamp is available on device views, but only displays the lastLogonTimestamp data for devices where Client = Yes even though the data is there for devices where Client = No. (See attached screenshot from CM CB 1611)

    Making a collection of "Discovered but Needs Client" devices is common during initial client deployment and while trying to get to 100% client ***********. The lastLogonTimestamp data is very useful when trying to identify devices to focus on because they've been seen by AD recently.

    Pleaseā€¦

    40 votes
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  10. Display Collections "Evaluate time left" & "Incremental time left"

    A feature to view the collections time left to evaluate and also the incremental time too.

    This will help the SCCM admin to troubleshoot the endless amount of collections that have no members, poorly written queries and put a stop to unreachable incremental deadlines for the evaluation to complete. (A recent customer I have visited has all the above issues)

    At a glance through the views, you will be able to see column info like:
    Start Time: 09:10 and End Time: 09:45 etc.

    A bonus would be to have a breakdown pivot table report of all collections showing the following:

    ā€¦

    40 votes
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  11. power management - shutdown/reboot/logoff

    Implement a scheduled poweroff/reboot/logoff functionality so we don't depend on implementing it ourselves or 3rd party tools. I would imagine that we would be able to, per collection, schedule a daily/weekly/monthly reboot/shutdown/log off but allowing the user to post-pone x number of times if they are using the machine, etc..

    39 votes
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  12. Give Add Remove Programs a separate HINV Schedule

    Add functionality to create a custom HINV schedule for Add Remove Program data. This would benefit people that have frequent ARP changes, but not frequent hardware changes. Alternatively ARP Data could be it's own inventory item.

    38 votes
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  13. Add serial number as possible unique identifier

    Currently only MAC and UUID are possible as unique identifier. I understand this is because these are the only ones sent using PXE deployments. However nowadays MAC is not necceserily unique anymore (USB to LAN adapters), so it would be nice to be able to use the machine serial number as unique identifier when booting from a USB stick for example

    37 votes
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  14. Override collection membership evaluation settings/remove collection membership evaluation settings from global data

    Collections are part of global data. As such, all settings on collections are replicated from any Primary to the Central Administration Site and then down to the other Primaries again.
    This includes the membership queries, the way collection membership is evaluated (incremental, full) and when this evaluation is scheduled.

    My customer's IT is arranged into different Business Division, each with a high autonomy on how to manage local workstations.
    For reasons too long to explain, some of the business divisions need a high number of collections with incremental membership evaluation. They accept that their incremental evaluation cycle lasts +25 minutesā€¦

    37 votes
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  15. DELETE DEVICE FROM MULTIPLE COLLECTIONS

    You can click on the device and select to list all included collections. Also, select to exclude this device from all collections shown.

    37 votes
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  16. Automatic shutdown of computers when WOL is used

    When WOL is used to install software updates during non business hours, it would be great if there is an option to shutdown computers which were woke up by WOL only post installation of software updates/application, so this will avoid using third part software's to initiate shutdown.

    35 votes
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  17. Deploy to AAD Groups / Members of AAD groups with configman

    We would like to target collections that include AAD groups, or the members of AAD groups, with deployments in ConfigMan. We have several use cases where it would be helpful to target the users or machines in AAD groups for deployments.

    These machines may be hybrid joined and not enrolled in intune or they may be AAD-only joined co-managed machines. AAD group membership for our users may also be good collection criteria.

    34 votes
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  18. Unified Write Filter - Filter status visible in console

    It would be extremely useful, especially for customers in the Education sector to be able to see if a write filter is currently enabled or disabled on a machine through the configmgr console. There may be hardware inventory methods to do this but it wouldn't be close enough to real time to not cause confusion.
    Additionally, it would be very useful to be able to send a command to enable or disable the write filter via a right click menu (applied at next reboot or forced reboot).

    33 votes
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  19. Make "Pending Restart" available under "Add Criteria"

    Having the possibility to add Pending Restart as an option under Add Criteria for devices would be great.

    32 votes
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  20. Ability to assign pre/post tasks to maintenance window

    Ability to assign pre/post tasks to maintenance window and prioritize content application within the window.

    Example:
    1. patches
    2. appilication deployment A has higher priority than application deployment B
    3. packages
    4. task sequences
    5. settings mgmt remediation

    32 votes
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