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  1. Improved automation and extensibility by exposing Configuration Manager functionality through a REST web API

    Exposing Configuration Manager functionality through RESTful web API's would open up a whole new world for interacting with ConfigMgr.
    E.g. a web Admin console and easier integration with Service Management Automation (SMA).
    It should also be easier for 3rd party vendors to create new web based solutions for say an self-service portal or a Windows App for tracking an OS or application deployment on a mobile device or phone.
    Personally I would really like any easier way to interact with ConfigMgr. when running in Windows PE (OS Deployment) or a web portal for non-admins to provision new or existing machine…

    157 votes
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  2. Expose v_Update_ComplianceStatusAll in WMI

    Expose SMSUpdateComplianceStatusAll in addition to SMSUpdateComplianceStatus to allow 3rd party tools to differentiate between 'Not Required' and 'Unknown' compliance states for software updates.

    82 votes
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  3. Ability to trigger reboots through the client WMI SDK

    We need a way to use PowerShell (script) to trigger a Reboot using the Software Center Dialogs. This way we can trigger a reboot at the end of an install which will leverage the CM built-in notifications.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/deploy/device-restart-notifications

    Currently, if you have a deployment that triggers a pending reboot, the machine with NOT actually reboot after the install, but instead waits for the deadline. Or if the Deployment had no deadline, the machine will never actually reboot.

    We need a way to have CM trigger a reboot that we can call in a script, so at the end of an…

    44 votes
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  4. Expose Task Sequence Engine Component Properties in Status Message Rules for Automation

    It would be nice to have the Properties available to pass to an External Script the same way the Insertion Strings can be.
    What I was specifically trying to accomplish in this case is Adding a Computer to a Collection during a OSD Task Sequence for the Purposes of Software Updates. I created a Status Message Filter Rule that looked for a Client State Message ID 11140 (The task sequence execution engine started execution of a task sequence.) for a Specific Package / Task Sequence. This all worked as expected and launched the external command when the TS Launched (and…

    28 votes
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  5. Improve and document the AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder tool

    A lot of customers would like to customize their admin consoles to add some missing views, columns and actions. For example, displaying User device affinity in Devices list or vice versa.

    AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder is a good tool for this but it is very unfriendly and there is zero documentation on it.

    It would be great if you add docs on it and improve the tool itself

    14 votes
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  6. Use different Service Window Type for Site upgrades to enable better SCOM integration

    Business hours configured in the SCCM client and the service window for site updates are defined in the CCM_ServiceWindow Class using the same type. If they had a different type, SCOM could use the information to put the servers in Maintenance Mode automatically. That shouldn't happen when business hours are over, so SCOM cannot differ between one or the other.

    14 votes
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  7. Introduce a CLI for Client Peer Cache

    The new client peer cache functionality is great and we are currently evaluating whether it can replace our current alternate content provider.
    The main functionality that is missing in Client Peer Cache is a CLI or API that can be used on the SCCM client to download a specific content id.
    It would be great if we could launch a command or cmdlet to trigger the download of content using client peer cache and if that is not available download from the DP.

    14 votes
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  8. Configuration Manager Properties tool Show Actions Status

    The Control Panel app Configuration Manager Properties tool is an easy way to manually start client side actions on PCs. However you have no way to tell that the action worked unless you dig through numerous log files. A simple status message next to each command would allow you to see what is currently running on the client and when each step last completed. Would greatly speed up troubleshooting time and allow non SCCM admins a way to tell what is actively running.

    14 votes
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  9. SCCM Primary users and ADDS msds-primarycomputer attribute

    Please have a way to integrate to keep the two attributes in sync

    10 votes
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  10. Allow the built-in CM Client package to be enabled for Alternate Content Providers (ACP)

    The built-in CM Client package is a predefined package and is locked/read-only. Alternate Content Providers (ACP) such as 1E Nomad are not able to officially enable this built-in package for distribution by Nomad.

    This request is to formally allow and support the built-in CM Client package to be enabled for content distribution by ACP's.
    This would require the ability to set the AlternateContentProvider property of the built-in CM Client package.

    10 votes
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  11. Allow Console Extensions to access the Connected Site Code and Connected Server

    Allow Console Extensions to access the Connected Site Code and Connected Server when launched from areas in the console that aren't IResultObjects. When an extension is launched from a node such as Applications or Packages, we no longer can use the ##SUB:Server## or ##SUB:Namespace## fields. Similarly for assembly based extensions, the IResultObject is null and we can't get at the IResultObject.ConnectionManager property.

    8 votes
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  12. Create a Standard (Non-Premium) Power Platform Connector for the ConfigMgr Admin Service

    I would love for companies to take advantage of the Power Platform (Power Apps and Power Automate specifically) to bring #ITwithoutBorders to the Microsoft Endpoint Management platform. There are currently "two" issues with this:

    1) Since no connector has been created, any of the endpoints and entity sets you want to exposed have to be defined manually, which could be challenging for the citizen developer.

    2) Premium connectors (which include the custom connectors) are cost-prohibitive. At $10/app/user/month (or $40/user/month) I don't see this making it past a budget meeting.

    If a standard connector was made, it would open up opportunities…

    7 votes
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  13. Support for the new Boundary model in Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll

    The Messaging.dll only Support the old Boundary model for content requests and MP request. We need support for the new boundary model.

    6 votes
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  14. Custom Catalog

    Each Company want's to have a 'software' catalog and be able to customize it the way they want.

    Having one mandatory software center, even a new one, does not fill this need.

    I believe the model with a WebSite and a Web Service like the sofware catalog should be extend for the whole applications, even applications actually targeted with the use of the software center.

    At the moment, informations are acquired by wmi and also by the catalog web service, and it does not make it easy to develop our own catalog.

    6 votes
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  15. Running ConfigMgr Control Panel applet actions should ignore throttling settings

    When running an action from the ConfigMgr control panel applet, e.g. "File Collection" or "Software Inventory" the action should be executed immediatley and not respect the throttling settings. Internally it should be handled differently whether an action is triggered by the scheduler or an user.

    6 votes
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  16. Switch to next SUP - scripted on client

    ConfigMgr agents are able to fallback to an alternative SUP if the original SUP failed - agents do not fallback to the original SUP once it’s available again. In this case fallback needs to be triggered manually. This can be done from the console using „client notification“ – wouldn’t it be good to also be able to force SUP fallback on the client itself? Document a script method to switch to the next SUP that can be run on the client itself.

    5 votes
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  17. Graphical Overhaul for end user facing elements.

    Make every user facing graphical element of SCCM extensible so that modern GUI Frameworks can be leveraged to improve the user experience SCCM should look like slack or Microsoft teams or any other beautiful GUI that is presented on Modern desktops

    5 votes
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  18. Allow third-party code to read secret task sequence variables value

    Currently there is no way to use Secret Task Sequence Variables in third-party extension to SCCM. Please, add API for this or document how to achieve this.

    5 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  19. Log to ETW

    It would be handy if SCCM Agent (as well as the SCCM Server components) could send logs to ETW (instead or in addition to the files under C:\Windows\CCM\Logs) folder. That would allow us to redirect the events to a central location and analyze with event analysis tools, (i.e. OMS Log Analytics, Message Analyzer, etc.).

    4 votes
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  20. Allow third party applications or scripts to send status messages in WinPE

    Currently we have the ability to post status messages in the OS, but not under WinPE. We'd very much like to be able to report on Nomad download progress during the WinPE stage of the deployment in order to true up the new Nomad dashboard with this part of the deployment process.

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