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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. Ability to upgrade multiple CM07 secondaries to CM12 distribution points

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

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  4. FQDN everywhere

    Please stop using NetBIOS names, let's use FQDN everywhere - assets, reports, queries, deployments etc. It is a true challenge to use SCCM with dozens domains of customers :)

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  5. Allow Preferred MPs with IBCM and CMG

    Not sure which category to put this in BUT I've come across a requirement to have both IBCM and CMG in place, at least temporarily anyway. It would be very helpful if we could use some kind of MP affinity or preferred MP between the IBCM MP and the CMG MP. Obviously the boundaries are ignored as this is internet based. A reg key change (or something even better) would suffice.

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  6. Change SUP synchronization message to secondary site SUP's to either be high priority or not use file based replication

    If you have secondary site SUP's they are told to synchronize by the primary site by file based replication (sender sends a file to the secondary site telling it to sync).

    This can be a problem if your secondary site(s) are operating under bandwidth controls, for example if you set to only allow high priority data to be sent during the working day to conserve bandwidth.

    If the primary SUP synchronizes but the sender is unable to drop the required file to the secondary site, then what happens is all clients in the secondary site will try and switch theirā€¦

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  7. Disconnected Secondary Site

    This would allow a Secondary Site to operate disconnected from the hierarchy for a set amount of time. During this disconnected state the Primary above it would not try to reach out to the Secondary (and vice versa) but would wait (similar to a prestage DP) for the interval specified before trying. Also the Secondary while disconnected would process its client information similar to a Primary and optimize the replication data so that when the connection was re-established there wouldn't be a huge backlog. This would allow hierarchies with devices that have limited or no connectivity for extended periods atā€¦

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  8. Add Better Indexing to ARP and Installed Software tables in SQL

    Currently there are very few functional indexes on the ARP table in SQL for sccm. The table only leverages indexing on MachineID (ResourceID) and ProdID00 (GUID for software). This can make reporting on software very resource intensive and collection membership intensive if you want to use other fields that are easier to identify such as DisplayName00.

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  9. raise base .NET Framwork of CM from 4.0 to 4.6.x

    currently all file system operations only accept filepaths with maximum length of 256 chars which is related to the used .NET Framework within CM.
    Starting with .NET 4.6 this limitation is now raised to 32.767 chars which is very usueful if you for eample manage driver and driver packs, applications and so on per script and file systems within a domain network. (Servernames FQDN could be longer than 8 chars in our case at minumum 30 chars)

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  10. Expand Secondary Site Re-Assign Distribution Point to Migrate DP co-located on Secondary Site

    See https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/9197001-ability-to-move-distribution-point-from-one-second

    Currently, if the DP is co-located on a secondary site server, you are unable to move or re-assign the DP to a new site. Expand this capability to have the ability to move or migrate the DP to another site, specifically a primary site in this scenario.

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  11. Make internal SCCM Backup task mor flexible

    Currently the SCCM backup task is interacting with the database directly creating a full backup every time. When using other backup products (as TSM) the use of SCCM backup and a full set of files is simply not possible since we increment the backup counter. TSM differential backups will not work until a new full backup has been run.
    The ask is to either enable flexibility to be able to use different SQL backup mechanism apart from SCCM internal or to be able to run the backup task without triggering a SQL Backup.

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  12. Updates and Servicing Download Status

    Please add a percentage status (or progress indicator) for downloads under Administration / Cloud Services / Updates and Servicing. It would help to visually confirm if the download is stuck and requires the SMS_EXECUTIVE service start/stop process.

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  13. Would be great if a installation of a SCCM Agent on another hierarchy would be supported and possible.

    In complex service provider environments are sometimes several SCCM hierarchies. Right now there it is not supported way to install a SCCM Agent from a other SCCM hierarchy on for example Pull DP. This kind of Servers cannot be managed by SCCM and we can not deploy Software Updates to them .We are also not able to Monitor Windows Defender Malware infects. In the most cases Customers are installing a Standalone WSUS for a such kind Servers. Even it is especially important to prevent Malware infects on SCCM Servers, customers are then not Monitoring Malware infects.. Would be great ifā€¦

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  14. Add support for Disaster Recovery into SCCM

    SCCM should have built-in functionality for the setup, automation and triggering of a disaster recovery solution. Typically this would involve additional servers operating at a different physical location with replication of data between the active site and the DR site. Upon a DR event, you would transfer or seize functionality at the DR site to transfer control to the DR server(s). SQL Server has multiple DR tools available (mirroring, failover clustering, transaction replication, log shipping, etc.) so there is no need to reinvent that wheel, but SCCM should give similar functionality.

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  15. Azure Stack Support

    As MEMCM supports a number of virtualized environment namely Hyper-V, it would be ideal if support is extended to Azure Stack Infrastructure.

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  16. Multiple SCCM site backups prior to upgrade

    The new way to upgrade SCCM is great. However in order to have a restore point if the upgrade fails, we are currently running indipendent backups on CAS and our 3 Primaries. If we ever would need to rollback, we are not sure to be able to restore the infra from the backups we have taken, because they are not synchronized (each one run at his own speed). It would be great if there would be a task that would take a backup / snapshot of the full CAS and PRI (something like an SCCM backup for all sites thatā€¦

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  17. Updates and Servicing: Deploy new client package prior to upgrade

    One of the most time consuming steps when we perform an SCCM upgrade is waiting for the new client install\upgrade packages to replicate to our lower bandwidth sites. Currently we are installing the latest update in the test lab and manually creating a package and distributing it in production with those files so the content library has the files at upgrade time. It would be helpful if there were an option similar to "run prerequisite check" to create the packages and distribute the content ahead of time.

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  18. Improve the process for using certificates within ConfigMgr

    Setting up and managing the certificates for MPs, DPs and boot media is not straight forward. Could you improve the certificate management process to reduce the complexity and overhead in managing it. So automation with internal CAs for automatic certificate issuing would be good.

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  19. Configmgr Backup status node in "Monitoring" node

    Currently we need to check smsbakup.log , if we need to know status of last backup. This is being crucial task for SCCM health check , its better to see status within console.

    As we have " Software update Sync status" , I feel its good to include "configmgr backup status" in "monitoring"

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  20. Refresh button in the Site Servicing Status node

    A Refresh button in the Site Servicing Status node under the Monitoring workspace would really be useful. Just like the Refresh button in Updates and Servicing, it would provide an easier update method for the admin to be able to simply refresh the node, instead of switching between other nodes. These small enhancements are not critical,but they do provide a huge value.

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