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  1. 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.

    808 votes
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    This is fixed in the just shipped #SCCM 1802 release. For both Primary User, and Logged on user. We still will improve a couple things:
    1) it is only in devices views; and we will add it in more views (collections, etc.)
    2) We actually think we can do even better than this, and use the SCCM fast channel to show currently logged in now users. If you like this idea, vote here:
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/13061739-see-if-a-user-is-logged-in-and-if-computer-is-acti

  2. 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.)

    728 votes
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  3. Show computer state, e.g. different icon for computer that is on, off, user logged on

    For each computer under "Devices", display different icons depending on whether a user is logged on or not, or whether the computer is powered on or not (see attached as an example of what this function looks like in Altiris Deployment Console). Such feature instantly allows admins to see which computers are available/online/offline, without having to run a report or ping the computer

    474 votes
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  4. See if a user is logged in and if computer is active or idle

    Devices should show the current logged in user. Next to that should be an indication of if that session is active or not.

    This would allow us to see where a user is logged in without having to wait on the userprimarydevice field to populate. Being able to see if the session is active or not will help us know if we can remote in without interrupting a user.

    444 votes
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  5. Console device view should allow search/filter by MAC address

    We find ourselves trying to go from MAC address to device in the console fairly regularly, especially when troubleshooting things like PXE from the logs (which only shows MAC address) and needing to kill off failed OSD records (which may be named "Unknown" or have a random computer name in ConfigMgr, but you're now in WinPE ready to kick off the TS again, but only have the MAC from ipconfig /all to ID the old record).

    The MAC addresses are already being pulled by Heartbeat inventory, but you can't search/filter of part/all of the MAC address.

    Thank you for makingā€¦

    136 votes
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  6. Collection Query re-design request

    I am looking the issue/design from SMS 2003 to SCCM 2012 version. I am not sure if any purpose must be behind of this design of collection default query select * from smsrsystem.
    Whenever a user create the query based device collection, if there is any modification in the query
    He/she shouldnā€™t remove the entire query and apply OK.
    If user applies ok, its automatically select * from smsrsystem query will enabled, it will targed to all system which is ā€œAll systemā€ as limiting collection.
    It has serious issue in most the companies, deployment is performingā€¦

    129 votes
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  7. Correct the "Add Selected Items" ribbon button functionality

    Currently when you select a collection(s) in the console, then utilize the "Add Selected Item" button you are able to functionally add the collection(s) selected to another collection as a member, however it does not actually add the member of the selected collection(s) to the target collection just the root collection itself.

    Example A:
    1. Open Console and navigate to Administration \ Assets and Compliance \ Device Collections \ Select a collection.
    2. Click the "Add Selected Items" button and then "Add selected items to existing device collection"
    3. Select the existing collection that is to be the target

    Theā€¦

    80 votes
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  8. Add a column to device collections not only for Operating System but build/releaseid

    Is it possible to add a column to device collections for OS build / release id (i.e. Windows 10 1703 or Windows 10 15063.xxxx) to easily identify the installed Windows 10 version. The column Operating System is sometimes not quite enough information. Thanks!

    59 votes
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  9. Expand Software Inventory to include Office 365 Add-ins

    Right now we have to use Office Telemetry to determine what Office 365 Add-ins are being used in our environment. We have a need to report on what add-ins are being used and to also be able to notify users who are using unapproved add-ins.

    Please add Office-addins as an additional class of software inventory in CM.

    Using Office Telemetry is overkill and the current process is very tedious. We are currently investigating the Git-Hub Get-OfficeAddins but feel that this level of inventory collection should be native to CM. In addition to collecting the add-in inventory data, some reports toā€¦

    46 votes
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  10. delete each collection member from the database

    The "Delete each collection member from the database" tick box clickable field extends to immediately above the "OK" button, making it extremely easy to select on accident. The field should only exist within the space of the box itself, or slightly outside of it.

    36 votes
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  11. Allow Client Notification actions to be triggered from the Devices node.

    Please allow Client Notification actions to be triggered from the Devices node. You currently can only do this from Device Collections.

    35 votes
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  12. Fix the renaming of collections

    The following behaviour should be fixed

    1. Create 'Collection A'
    2. Create 'Collection B'
    3. Go to the properties of Collection A. Under Membership Rules, go to Add Rule and select 'Include Collections'. Choose 'Collection B'.
    4. Rename 'Collection B' to 'Collection C'.
    5. Note that under the Membership Rules, Collection C is still referenced using it's old name.

    When a collection is renamed, this change should also be reflected under the 'Membership Rules' of other collections.

    24 votes
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  13. Word Wrap in Collection Editor

    The new collection editor is very nice, but it would be even better if we had the option to enable "word wrap" as part of this new window. I know we can resize window, but often times word wrap is the preferred method for viewing.

    22 votes
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  14. Improve addMembershipRules implementation for large direct membership collection or provide Stored Procedure to do the same

    Today we use an automated process to populate our device collections with machines from a fore-front configuration system.

    After we had exceeded 250000 machines in some collections adding new machines to these large collections has become a real pain. Meanwhile it takes from 40s to 7 minutes to a add a single machine. The SCCM console cannot be used anymore for large collections. It crashes with OOM when the collection is opened or a new computer is added using right click.

    Interestingly execution times don't really differ in terms of the number of machines added in one call of theā€¦

    21 votes
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  15. Add Option for "OS Build" Number in Hardware Inventory

    It would be incredibly useful if the "OS Build" number could be added via Hardware Inventory as admins could then report accurately on which patch level devices are at. e.g. 14393.1532 tells me which version of Windows is installed and also which CU is installed (via the 1532 part of the number).

    Currently this is only possible via script at build time but would very useful if added as a native item in Hardware Inventory.

    20 votes
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  16. Maintain Hardware Inventory customizations made to configuration.mof during upgrades

    Currently, upgrading to 1602 blows away any customizations made for extending hardware inventory in configuration.mof, requiring you to manually back up the settings and restore them after the upgrade.

    Make that go away, or at least less of a problem.

    Some suggested solutions in order of perceived difficulty:

    • Add a warning to pre-req checker if you don't have a standard configuration.mof so you know to re-implement your changes.

    • Merge the changes into the customer's existing configuration.mof instead of wiping/replacing it.

    • Remove the need for configuration.mof entirely - build a GUI for adding customizations, especially registry customizations

    Thanks for your help!

    19 votes
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  17. Add "Client Notification" options for devices (and not just device collections)

    Today we can run client notification actions on collections or devices inside a collection.
    usually when we search for a specific device we do it from "Devices".
    It would only make sense to have these options from "Devices" as well and not just by go and browse in "All Systems" or so

    18 votes
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  18. add last logged user as column in console

    I'd like to add last logged user as a column in the admin console. Our help desk people use this field when calling the user.

    17 votes
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    This is fixed in the just shipped #SCCM 1802 release. For both Primary User, and Logged on user. We still will improve a couple things:
    1) it is only in devices views; and we will add it in more views (collections, etc.)
    2) We actually think we can do even better than this, and use the SCCM fast channel to show currently logged in now users. If you like this idea, vote here:
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/13061739-see-if-a-user-is-logged-in-and-if-computer-is-acti

  19. Manage Delivery Optimization

    With either Client Settings of something under Compliance Settings, give us the native ability to manage Delivery Optimization settings through the ConfigMgr Client. Modern apps are updated per user and directly from Microsoft. In shared device environments (think schools with lots of laptop carts), this can result in over a 1 GB of downloaded updates per device when 4-5 users share the machine each day, and ConfigMgr Distribution Points can't help us. We need to be able to easily ensure that all this traffic doesnt have to go to the internet.

    11 votes
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  20. clouduserid not displayed correctly

    Clouduserid in console is displayed with Chinese characters instead of the string from database

    7 votes
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