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  1. Add "Exclude" option to Context menu

    For example, I have a query that populates a device collection based on certain things.
    This can be valid for a user collection based on department.
    However, if I want to exclude just a couple of computers or users, maybe it would make sense to view all the members of the collection, right click on the ones I want excluded and then "Exclude" them, instead of adding exclusions one at a time or different workarounds.

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  2. Join Collections

    It would be useful to be able to create collections based on the common membership of two other collections, directly from the "Add Rule" button (see attached). This would effectively be an inner join of two or more collections. This option could simply be called "Join Collections".

    Of course, this can be achieved using queries within the collection, however doing this at the collection level (instead of within a query) would allow us to create more complex collections much more quickly.

    Overall this is a quick efficiency improvement.

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  3. Ability to bulk import computers or users to a collection using a CSV file with the data.

    Ability to bulk import computers or users to a collection using a CSV file with the data.

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  4. collections sort by deployments

    add a filter-able column to device collections for "Deployment Count" similar to referenced collections. that way I can easily find collections that have deployments, rather than sorting through hundreds of deployments or thousands of collections to the collections that have deployments.

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  5. Set or remove scheduled full update time to a selected group of collections

    When creating multiple collections, unchecking the schedule full update time, is sometimes overlooked. It would be nice to be able to select several collections and either set or remove scheduled update settings. Or add a column option to show the scheduled update times to avoid having to go into properties for each collection. TY!

    > Collection Properties/Membership Rules/Schedule a full update on this collection

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  6. Collection Expiration

    Provide an option to "expire" a collection where it gets removed (or at lease collection evaluations are disabled) on a specified date. This would help with the collection evaluator from becoming overloaded with processing Pilot/Test collections that were "forgotten".

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  7. Improve collection import to catch unmatched limit to collection ID

    When importing a collection to another hierarchy the "limit to" collection ID never matches. Right now we have to manually edit the MOF file. Please improve the import wizard so that if the "limit to" collection ID is not found the user can select a new collection as part of the wizard.

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  8. DataGrid view for Value UI for Collections

    When creating a Device or User collection and editing the Query Statement it would be extremely useful to have all the Values applicable for the query that you create to be listed in a DataGrid instead of what's I'm assuming today is a ListBox or similar. A DataGrid would improve the user experience with sortable columns for instance.

    As for the amount of returned items, it would also make sense to be able to increase the amount by allowing the user to set the maximum limit themselves.

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  9. Add the ability to trend result count of a collection

    Many of us deal with applications that have strict licensing. When I think of how to do it, you could do it in AI maybe and have it not do across all installed applications but have it as a possibility on a discovered application... Right click the application (TREND), that would spur the auto creation of a collection, report item, a stored procedure.... The stored procedure would simply do a count of the number of devices in the collection and write that out to the installed application trending table. So now I have the ability to not only show howā€¦

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  10. Increase results displayed or enable a filter window for criterion selection when creating a query for collection membership.

    Currently when creating a collection based on installed software or software version there is a limit to the returned results based on criterion. If the item you are looking for is far enough down the list, you can't see it to select it. Adding additional rows to display on the return or a filter window would be greatly beneficial

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  11. Exclude Query within Membership Rules

    Currently you have Direct Rule, Query Rule and Include/Exclude collections, could this be ā€˜redesignedā€™ to allow exclude on query and possibly direct rule?

    This will prevent the requirement to create an additional collection to exclude objects from a collection.

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  12. Allow ability to exclude systems from collections without having to add systems to a collection and then exclude that collection

    When creating a collection it would be nice to be able to exclude a system without having to add that system to another collection and then exclude that newly created collection. Something like a Direct Exclude Rule

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  13. When deploying a task sequence from a collection: Don't clear the chosen collection!

    When right clicking a collection and choosing to deploy a task sequence to that collection, after the TS has been chosen the chosen collection is cleared.

    When one have made a conscious effort of what collection to deploy to, trust that the operator have made the right choice!

    Clearing the collection is a highly unwanted nanny state :(
    You might as well remove the possibility to deploy TS's via collections then :(

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  14. UserName and MachineName displayed in Collections

    I'd like to be able to view UserName and MachineName as a column in Collections. If the user logs into multiple machines then have SCCM select the most recent date or the machine with the most minutes logged-in.

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  15. Create a collection based on computers that can install a specific driver using hardware IDs collected and match against hardware IDs in the

    Allow for the ability to create a collection/query based on computers that can install a specific driver using hardware IDs collected and match against compatible hardware IDs in the driver inf file. This would help to determine what drivers are compatible with what computers in a more efficient way. Then deploy the driver package to those computers to update (using devcon.exe or similar). Third party driver management (through updates catalogs) are still storage hungry and cumbersome. This would be a very effective solution.

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  16. Include Update Membership button for single endpoint under Devices tab

    Whenever Admin removes any device A from Collection X and adds to Collection Y then to check the resultant membership of device A instantly, Admin has to update collection membership of both Collection X & Y. It will be better if the Admin can directly update the collection membership for Device A by right clicking on Device A and click on UPDATE MEMBERSHIP. Definitely, it will save time by updating membership at one place only.

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  17. The ability to export cmpivot query results to a collection. Or the ability to manage a machine from a query result.

    An example would be installed software query. You find 50 machines with outdated software through cmpivot . You want to send them to a collection to uninstall or update them.

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  18. Add user that last modified collection

    Add column for user that last modified collection

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  19. SCCM to maintain a new read only collection "All System Discovery"

    I would like to suggest a new read only collection called "All Systems Discovery" maintained by SCCM itself where it would keep track of all System Discovery objects in it, similar to "All Systems" but instead this would repopulate with discovered systems on full discovery cycle. This collection would help SCCM admin to find active objects in AD at a glance without any additional efforts.

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  20. Synchronize collection with active directory group

    Assigning users to computers is not easily managed in AD but is in SCCM. I'd like to have the ability to push users' "assigned" (primary user) computers in an SCCM collection to an AD group and keep the AD group synchronized with changes in the collection. For example: I create a collection of all of the computers assigned to users in AD group Department X. I need an AD group of their computers for group policies and other third party programs. I can manually populate an AD group with their computers but the group will soon get out of dateā€¦

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