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  1. ConfigurationManager PowerShell module should register itself as an Env Variable

    Today, when you install the CM Console, the PowerShell module will be placed under the %CMInstallDirectory%\AdminConsole\Bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1

    This makes sense given where the user is choosing to install the console, and that's fine. But placing it here off the beaten path means that it is not importable using PowerShell's module autodiscovery features. For instance, if a module is found in any of the standard user or system paths (or registered under the $ENV:PsModulePath) the user can easily import the module without having to specify the full path, a big user quality of life win. This is the way that SQL Serverā€¦

    85 votes
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  2. Create a PowerShell cmdlet too add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers

    New-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
    Set-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier
    Remove-CMDuplicateHardwareIdentifier

    Please create cmdlets to add/edit/remove duplicate hardware identifiers. We have a large organization and those pesky Lenovo Yoga's get a USB to Ethernet dongle with each one. We have over 500 dongles currently, and I don't see a way to automate importing those MAC addresses. Thanks!

    57 votes
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  3. Pass script parameters with Invoke-CMScript

    Allow the Invoke-CMScript to pass script parameters. This could be done with a ScriptParameter hashtable similar to how Invoke-CMReport functions.

    44 votes
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  4. Powershell cmdlet for adding global conditions as requirements

    We are using PowerShell as a frontend for creating applications. As default we create multiple deployment type, each of them intented to run in certain environemts. These environemts are defined in some custom global conditions.

    When creating the deployment type we can very easily identify which global contitions shold be set as requirement. But we miss a Powershell cmdlet to automize this task. Instead we rely on the application creator to remember to add these conditions.

    So far I have found a PS-script that can add one of the build-in conditions, but it fails when trying to add a customā€¦

    39 votes
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  5. Run Scripts: Need folder support for feature

    It would be nice to be able to make folders and apply security to each folder for the new scripts feature.

    37 votes
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  6. Phased deployment support for PowerShell cmdlets

    Phased Deployment Powershell Cmdlets

    22 votes
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  7. Provide a Powershell PackageManagement Repository and perhaps management thereof

    PowerShell PackageManagement is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery, Installation and Inventory (SDII) work via a common set of cmdlets (and eventually a set of APIs). Regardless of the installation technology underneath, users can use these common cmdlets to install/uninstall packages, add/remove/query package repositories, and query a system for the software installed.

    Providing a dashboard/portal with the ability to manage the NuGet repository underlying the packagemanagement solution would make SCCM more attractive over phasing it out to go towards Chocolatey Enterprise.

    22 votes
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  8. add a powershell possibility to add repair command to a deploymenttype of an application

    add a powershell possibility to add repair command to a deploymenttype of an application

    21 votes
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  9. Improve folder support in cmdlets

    Actually, it is possible to create a collection with a cmdlet. But we cannot create it in a specific location. We need moving it after creating the collection. Why not just add a parameter to the New-CMDeviceCollection cmdlet?

    20 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback. Folder support is something that is very limited in the cmdlet library today and something that’s in our backlog to improve in a future release. In my opinion, I think the way things should work is if you’re in a collection folder in the cmdlet drive provider, it should just create the collection in the right place.

    I’ve linked this feedback to our internal work item to improve folder support so this doesn’t get lost.

    Thanks!

  10. 13 votes
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  11. Save-CMSoftwareUpdate error RPC server unavailable when connecting under a different account

    My idea is to have the scenario described below supported.

    When running Save-CMSoftwareUpdate command on a CMSite-PSDrive that connects to a ConfigMgr site in a different domain (used Get-Credential to pass credentials in New-PSDrive call) than the user account the PowerShell window is running as, I get error 'The RPC server is unavailable'.

    I can successfully change location to the PS drive, and run other ConfigMgr PS cmdlets.

    Commands:
    New-PSDrive -Name <sitecode> -PSProvider 'CMSite' -Root <siteserverFQDN> -Credential (Get-Credential)
    Set-Location <sitecode>:
    Save-CMSoftwareUpdate -SoftwareUpdateName <name> -DeploymentPackageName <name> -Verbose

    Verbose output from Save-CMSoftwareUpdate call:

    VERBOSE: Start: Execution of WQL query: Select * fromā€¦

    12 votes
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  12. Create a PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlet parameter to add return codes to application deployment types

    Add a PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlet parameter to add return codes to application deployment types.

    12 votes
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  13. Incorrect Icon Size When Using New-CMApplication and Set-CMApplication

    When using New-CMApplication or Set-CMApplication with the IconLocationFile parameter and an icon at least 128x128 in size, the application is created with a very small icon. I am not certain if smaller icons are effected.

    10 votes
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  14. Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment missing SoftDeadlineEnabled parameter

    Expose -SoftDeadlineEnable to Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment -SoftDeadlineEnabled

    Its on Get-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment not Set.

    7 votes
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  15. Save-CMSoftwareUpdate has no option to select the download source

    The Admin-Console is capable to download Softwareupdates from WSUS or a Networkshare wsuscontent). But there ist no commandlet for that. Save-CMSoftwareUpdate seems to be the commandlet for that. If so, than the parameters for the source are missing.

    7 votes
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  16. MVP-New-CMConfigurationItem / Set-CMConfigurationItem supported platform

    the New-CMConfigurationItem and Set-CMConfigurationItem should be able to set the supported platforms. today this is not possible to easily perform this task

    6 votes
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  17. Run Scripts: Do not preserve parameters when scripts are re-run, and log parameter usage in Monitoring

    When using parameters, the last value used should be blanked out when run again. The value of parameters is the dynamics of it all. You can overwrite the value but seems it would be best servers to not retain the value after running. Would also be great if the parameter used was logged in the Script Status node for ease of tracking.

    4 votes
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  18. Include verbose information with import-cmpackage cmdlet

    The Import-CMPackage cmdlet does not provide much in the way of verbose output with the -verbose flag. This would be useful to identify what the cmdlet is performing in the background to determine if package already exists with the same name or not.

    Steps attempted:
    $Global:VerbosePreference = "Continue"
    $Global:DebugPreference = "Continue"
    $Global:CMPSDebugLogging = $true

    import-cmpackage -ImportFilePath "\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -Verbose

    Output: Verbose: Performing the operation "Import" on target "Package: ".

    Trace-Command -Name metadata,parameterbinding,cmdlet -Expression {Import-CMPackage -ImportFilePath "\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip" -WhatIf} -PSHost
    DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND NAMED cmd line args [Import-CMPackage]
    DEBUG: ParameterBinding Information: 0 : BIND arg [\localhost\c$\Users\Testing\TestPkg.zip] to parameter [ImportFilePath]
    DEBUG:ā€¦

    4 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. Make Get-CMPackage Return All Packages

    Currently, Get-CMPackage only returns ā€œordinary packagesā€, not software update packages or task sequence packages or other types. If you run the command in verbose mode, you can see the WQL query filters PackageType=0 and activity <>3.

    Documentation for this cmdlet states ā€œGet-CMPackage returns all packagesā€ and this is wrong. It returns all packages where type = 0. Can we please create PackageType as a parameter so all packages can be managed with one cmdlet?

    3 votes
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