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  1. SCCM software should cater for hostname change and OS Upgrade

    SCCM is a software deployment tools. It should support at least on hostname change or OS Upgrade.

    Ultimately, the software is a design for Enterprise usage.
    To redo entire setup just not feasible for a server hostname change.

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  2. suport Group Managed Service Account gMSA same as in SC 2019 products

    gMSA is more secure and all customers request for it, System Center 2019 now support gMSA except Configuration Manager.

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  3. IBCM - MP and SQL Configuration setup. Each and every time MS released a new version of update we need to delete the replication for the cur

    IBCM - MP and SQL Configuration setup.

    Each and every time MS released a new version of update we need to delete the replication for the current running one (Either its in DMZ or Local server for IBCM) and update the server with new Current Branch. Its a hectic task to create the setup again and test the IBCM functionality. Need some permanent solution for this in the setup folder itself

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  4. Multiple Primary Site Servers for Migration of Host Operating System

    Have the ability to add a second Primary Site Server to an environment running as a standalone site to allow migration from an older Operating System to the latest version e.g. Migrate your 2012 R2 SCCM server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 by adding a second primary site server, and allowing settings, data etc. to synchronise. Then retire the old 2008 R2 server.

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  5. better admin experience for troubleshooting site replication

    @JasonSandys: "When it works, it works fine. When it breaks, God help you cause no one else can."

    Add your comments on how we can make this better.

    14 votes
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  6. Compress Status Messages on Remote MP instead of using MP Replica

    I run a single Primary Site Server supporting 26K clients. I also have two Regional MP's (Not MP Replicas).

    The stat.box and statemsg.box files regularly fill up with over 20K+ files (supporting only a few thousand clients each) and it takes nearly 10 hours for the MP to send all those files (one by one) to the Site Server over the WAN.

    The bandwidth utilization is minimal (stat.box with 27K files is only about 7MB in size) however sending that many individual files over the WAN is extremely inefficient.

    Compressing these files into a single zip/cab/etc. before sending to theā€¦

    13 votes
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  7. Implement ability to target and control remote DP upgrade process

    Current: If a site is upgraded to CM vNext (1603), all the remote site systems get upgraded automatically with no control

    Ask: Implement functionality to target and control remote site system upgrade process. This could be done via collections or DP groups

    Reason: It's too high risk with environments that have thousands of distribution points (pull DPs)

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  8. Disconnect Primary Site from CAS to be a Standalone

    I have seen environments where network issues have become such a problem with a CAS and multi Primary sites, that they repeatedly go into maintenance mode. As a result their site(s) basically become inoperable. This repeatedly occurs over time, so even trying to resolve DRS won't fix what's the inevitable.

    It would be super awesome if there was a features and ability to remove a primary site from a CAS hierarchy to become a standalone and continue to be fully operational.

    Some ideas could be to pull those site boundaries that had belonged to the site to be removed fromā€¦

    12 votes
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  9. Option to put SCOM Agent into maintenance mode when DP is put into maintenance from ConfigMgr

    It would be nice to have a checkbox like we have for deployments to pause SCOM agent on DPs when setting them to maintenance mode.

    Technically, all DP configurations are done by DistMgr, so it should be possible to update it with re-used code from the client functionality.

    12 votes
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  10. migrate administrative users and associated objects

    if you have over 50 administrative users in the old sccm 2012 environment, it is quite time consuming to have to reimport all those groups, link them to the role (thank god you can import/export those) and collections again.
    please find a way to automate even if it envolves scripting!
    not all of us are working with the 'full administrator' role...

    12 votes
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  11. Selective restore from SCCM Backup

    I want the option to restore from a backup on a per object (collection, package, application, task sequence, driver package, etc.) basis. I want to be able to do this without doing a full restore of the entire site. For instance, 190 packages were deleted. Admin finds out 1 day later. Many changes were made. Doing a full restore is not an option. How can i restore from backup the 190 packages only that were deleted.

    12 votes
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  12. Support disjointed namespace in SCCM updates.

    It is supported during fresh installations but not for updates. Please either thoroughly update documentation regarding this or fix the updates.

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  13. Make TESTDBUPGRADE be able run locally before site server upgrade

    Please make TESTDBUPGRADE be able run locally before site server upgrade. In customer enviroments it is just too complicated to arrange separate SQL box with exact same version just to test the db.

    I tried to shutdown all SMS components and deattach another databases, but I still get: Error; Cannot run TESTDBUPGRADE on a SQL instance which host an active site Database.

    12 votes
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  14. Expand use rights associated with the SQL technology provided with System Center Configuration Manager

    As noted in the licensing FAQ (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/product-and-licensing-faq) and more specifically in the comments (https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/SCCMdocs/issues/464) the SQL Server license included with ConfigMgr does not allow hosting databases for solutions commonly integrated with ConfigMgr.

    This is a request to include rights to use relevant Microsoft / 1st party products (MDT, MBAM, PowerBI integrated with ConfigMgr) and 3rd party solutions which have the exclusive purpose of maintaining a healthy ConfigMgr environment (CMMonitor / Ola Hallagren's SQL Server Maintenance Solution, Anders Rodland's ConfigMgr Client Health solution, etc.) in the SQL usage rights that are included with ConfigMgr.

    Microsoft solutions whichā€¦

    12 votes
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  15. MBAM integration: Support non-HTTPS infrastructures

    At present time (MECM 2002) integrated MBAM support is only available for infrastructures in HTTPS mode (a.k.a. Native Mode).
    Since most of the customers most likely operate their SCCM/MECM in HTTP mode, we request the support of integrated MBAM in HTTP mode (a.k.a. Mixed Mode)

    11 votes
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  17. Allow Search for Site System Roles

    When navigating to "Servers and Site System Roles" the view includes a "Type" Column but Admins need to click on each individual server to see which server roles are installed on them. The console should include a Site System Roles / Roles column that lists each installed roll separated by commas. This should also be searchable so that if Admins want to pull up say, all Management Points or all Distribution Points they can do so just by typing those terms or partial terms into the search box.

    11 votes
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  18. Backup and Restore with snapshot technology

    With SCCM 2012 it is not supported by Microsoft to use the snapshot technology to backup and restore the SCCM servers.
    This functionality is important to run an easy and fast backup before you install an update on the SCCM server.
    In addition some backup tools like SIMPANA use the snapshot technology in general to backup and restore virtual servers.

    11 votes
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  19. Make it easier to use HTTPS DP as a pull DP source

    It should be much easier to use HTTPS DP as a pull DP source. Now you need to have a special script to define HTTPS DP as source (= complicated) and pull DP needs to have a ConfigMgr client (= licensing issue). I see increasing number of customers who want to use HTTPS in all their internal IIS servers, including ConfigMgr.

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  20. Ability to upgrade multiple CM07 secondaries to CM12 distribution points

    CM12 is able to migrate only one secondary at a time.

    10 votes
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