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  1. Allow More Roles To Be Supported on Server Core

    Currently distribution points without PXE support enabled are the only role supported for server core. Please bring support for additional roles on the core platform.

    For example, WSUS is supported in a core configuration, however, SCCM fails to install a remote software update point unless the AdminUI is installed. Management points should be allowed on core infrastructure as well. Reporting Services would be another role that local UI is not really required. You could make an argument for just about every role really..

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  2. Look for Connection account before trying to connect to site server

    SCCM Site Server should look for a connection account (Site system properties - "Use another account for installing this site system") prior to attempting to connect to a remote site system MP/DP/SUP instead of trying to use the Site Servers machine account first, and when that fails, look for a Connection account. Currently (as of 1702 + KB4019926), network intrusion software is detecting SCCM as trying to brute force login into its remote site system using its machine account.

    3 votes
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  3. 'SCCM Essentials' for small-to-medium businesses

    SCCM is big and complicated. A lot of smaller organizations would benefit from a stripped-down edition that shipped as an appliance VM with a setup/integration wizard.

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  4. Specify end date for DP Maintenance Mode

    When enabling Maintenance Mode on a DP it would be handy to specify a "end date" for it to automatically come out of MM on.

    In addition, if there was a way to put a comment when setting MM to record why it was set.

    3 votes
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  5. Configuring SQL Server Service Broker logging inprovments

    During platform updates this step takes forever and CMUUPDATE.LOG shows no movement. Large DB's could use a little EU graphic or indication of progress on the back end.

    3 votes
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  6. SCCM Backup fails if DB is remote and Case of DB Name is different between Registry of Primary and in DB

    SCCM Backup fails if DB is remote and Case of DB Name is different between Registry of Primary and in DB ("SQLDatabaseName" in Table "SC_SiteDefinition")

    SCCM Backup fails if DB is remote and Case of DB Name is different between Registry of Primary and in DB ("SQLDatabaseName" in Table "SC_SiteDefinition")


    • In Lab, both the DB and Registry entry were in CAPS as "CM_VNP"

      - But when we further checked the logs from customer we saw that this is different as below:

      Backup Succeeded for Component - CMVNP. SMSSITESQLBACKUPVNP.CONTOSO.COM 8/16/2017 3:38:35 AM 3620 (0x0E24)
      Updating the
      ā€¦

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  7. Super Long timeout for "INFO: Checking status of SharedAccess..." during setup/upgrade

    Every time we do a ConfigMgr installation or upgrade - even now with in-console updates - there's a ridiculously long wait (105 minutes) when the setup tries to verify that the SharedAccess service has been restarted. Two problems: 1) the timeout is way too long; don't know how this is even calculated but in our much smaller lab environment it's only 7 minutes, and 2) the service is disabled so why are you even trying to start it in the first place????

    This causes our site server upgrades to take much longer than they need to and introduces extended outagesā€¦

    3 votes
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  8. Create new audit status message whenever a status message gets deleted.

    Whenever a user deletes a status message, there is no record of this within SCCM (SMSProv.log file gets overwritten fairly quickly). I would like to see a new audit status message get created, whenever a status message gets deleted (showing who deleted the status message). This will leave some sort of trace whenever someone deletes a status message.

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  9. Rename Software Inventory to Software File Inventory or something related to File Inventory

    Rename Software Inventory to Software File Inventory or something related to File Inventory

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  10. Migration Wizard filter by security scope

    The migration wizard needs several improvements:
    Allow for filtering by source hierarchy security scope - We use security scopes for all RBA settings, but when importing objects I have to assign the same scope to all objects which is impractical when importing thousands of objects. There is no practical way to only select items with the same scope from within the wizard either as scope isn't displayed.

    Other improvements:
    Allow for resize of the wizard
    Allow for filtering of objects
    Allow for multi-select of objects in the available objects pane (shift-select)

    3 votes
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  11. Fix "Invalid Object Name 'SetupInfo' "

    Resolve the error described here - this is the type of error that results in customers needlessly rebuilding servers to get around it:

    https://www.anoopcnair.com/unable-to-start-sccm-configmgr-cb-setup-installation-invalid-object-name-setupinfo/.

    3 votes
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  12. MVP-Current Logged User History and Date/Time

    With the addition of the current logged user on 1806, it would be good to have a history of log on/log off and the date/time sccm identified it. similar with the inventory history.

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  13. Add Database Checking to pre-req check

    It would be great if functionality were added to the pre-req check to include an option to do some of the features of the testdbupgrade option of setup. For example, adding an option to check for foreign key constraint issues or other problems that would prevent an upgrade would be a great addition and would prevent issues where the upgrade fails in the middle of the DB upgrade portion of setup.

    3 votes
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  14. Integrate an Distribution Sender Interpreter

    Please integrate an Log Interpreter for easier Log Control
    Such as http://www.danrichings.com/?page_id=12 for Sender Log.

    This makes the Life for Package Distribution and Server Control easier in an Enterprise Enviroment.

    3 votes
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  15. Simplify configmgr server certificate management

    Currently it is rather cumbersome to use PKI-issued certificates in many places of ConfigMgr infrastructure (especially DPs), and aoutomate them. ConfigMgr acts as a CA and issues its own certs without any admin control - maybe letting us set it up as a subordinate (to the one probably existing in many companies) CA would solve the issue? Any other ideas?

    3 votes
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  16. Add wizards for in-console updates

    When doing the upgrade to 1602, there is not a very good visual indicator of progress without manually opening a log or moving to the monitoring tab. Would prefer to see a progress window open once the update or pre-req check has been started. (like you get when going through the normal setup)

    3 votes
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  17. Maintenance Mode Duration

    Can we please get the same options that exist in SCOM? It would be very helpful if we could set the duration for maintenance mode. See Attached.

    3 votes
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  18. Allow the exclusion of security groups or OU's in Group Discovery

    The system discovery is great but still allows for unwanted systems to be discovered within group discovery. Group discovery is needed to create query based collections based off of AD groups. Allowing Group Discovery Exclusions would be very beneficial to exclude non windows systems that are inAD.

    3 votes
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  19. Status Message Queries - Allow Criteria for SMS_StatusMessage.Severity

    In the Status Message Queries, when creating a custom query, you cannot select the Severity of the Status Message under the criteria tab.

    You can edit the WQL and add SMS_StatusMessage.Severity not like "1%" to show only Errors and Warnings, however, this does not always work (like when you have a prompted date/time value).

    3 votes
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  20. Implement a sccm managed system to enable HTTPS communication between clients and site system roles

    As the title says:
    Implement a system to enable HTTPS communication between clients and site system roles from the SCCM console, comparable to the Advanced HTTP Site System feature so that we don't have to setup and configure AD Certificate Services to distribute certificates to the clients.
    Or a mechanism that allows the Azure AD Security token, in scenario's with hybrid domain join in place, to be used to authenticate against https enabled internal site systems

    3 votes
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