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  1. Maintenance window recurrence pattern offset from a base day

    Allow the recurrence pattern for maintenance windows to be scheduled with an offset from a base day.

    Meaning, if we want a maintenance window on the Wednesday following the Second Tuesday of every month, we could configure a maintenance window for the Second Tuesday with a +1 offset.

    (This would be similar to the offset option added to ADRs in 1802.)

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  2. Fix collection update engine

    The way collection membership updates are handled is completely flawed. Should this be fixed, the (soft) limit of collections that can have incremental updates enabled should also be changed.

    We all know that when a collection is updated, all collections limited to it are also updated. And should any of the children collections be updated, then so will the children of the children, and so forth and so on.

    However, there is a massive design flaw that in this system that means a huge number of collections that should never be updated are being updated.

    Imagine this scenario:

    CollA isā€¦

    187 votes
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  3. Collections should have a column for IP address

    When a collection of computers is opened we should have the option of displaying a column with the machines IP address. Or 2 columns, one for IPV4 and another for IPV6.

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  4. Create collections based on boundary group

    With more and more AD admins being directed to "flatten" their sites and services, the ability to create query collections based on an AD site has become moot since boundaries are now having to be manually created by subnet or range. When a new subnet comes online or is taken off, not only does it have to be changed as a boundary and to subsequent groups but now any collections needing that range must also be updated. I'd rather one change to a group dynamically change all other collections tied to the group.

    118 votes
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  5. Collection Evaluation Priority

    Most of my customers have high priority collections (like OSD or important applications) and normal/low priority collections where ā€œslowā€ evaluation is not a problem.
    For those high priority collections, it would be great if you could configure that the collection evaluation always runs first, even if other collections are in the queue.
    It would be great if you can configure the priority, like you can do it for content replication.

    77 votes
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  6. Warning message for high-impact collection changes

    When I started working with SCCM years ago I was told that you're not really an SCCM admin until you accidently deployed MS Office to the whole company. Through my years of working with SCCM I've seen many people update a collection not knowing that there was a mandatory deployment attached which resulted in the deployment getting sent to systems that were not intended.
    I would like to see a check/notification box added when a query based collection is updated that reminds you of the required deployments attached. This message will only show if an unexpired required advertisement is stillā€¦

    73 votes
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  7. Referenced Collections

    I would like to be able to easily see which collection that my collection is referenced to.

    I can easily see what collections are referenced in my collection, but knowing if I make a change to the membership of x collection then it could effect the membership of y collection would be handy

    68 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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?

    48 votes
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  10. 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.

    46 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

    34 votes
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  16. Ability to disable some AD system discoveries.

    Our current AD Sys Discovery takes over 2 days to process. It would be great to be able to disable some or all of them without deleting the configuration from the discovery method so that I could target specific domains. Currently if I need to target a specific, I have to delete all of the other ones. Or leave it, and wait 2 days for it to finish.

    32 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Improve performance on queries bases on custom inventory

    Many customers are adding custom hardware inventory classes and build collections on the data collected. Today the inventory tables are not indexed by default which has a negative performance effect, especially in large environments. It would be great to have an opportunity to classify the most used fileds and ceate a index on them to speed up queries.

    30 votes
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  19. Create Collection by importing CSV or TXT of device/user

    Many times during a project or deployment of a new software we will need to deploy to a specific set of computers. These will most of the times consists of a list of computer names in an Excel file. A native way when you create your collection to import a CSV or TXT with a list of device name to automatically populate your collection would be a very nice addition

    29 votes
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  20. Nesting Distribution Point Groups

    Allow Nesting Distribution Point Groups.

    We have an issue with not always wanting to replicate all content to all locations due to content size and applicability, but to specific locations determined by function.

    Examples:
    Site A - Imaging DP Group. (Server DataCenter Environments)
    Site B - Imaging DP Group. (Desktop Environments)
    Site C - Imaging DP Group. (A mix of Environments and business units)

    These three sites have different business functions. So while not all imaging content would be the same across the board. It would be nice to have if you could nest those three Distribution Point Groups intoā€¦

    28 votes
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