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  1. Add PowerShell Cmdlets for Creating, Updating and Removing Custom DDR Information

    There are many use cases for using Custom Data Discovery Records (DDR) to help drive automated workflows and categorization of systems for collection queries, etc.

    While we can do this automatically from Active Directory thru discovery, we don't have a similar mechanism for workgroup or AAD systems.

    Having the ability to Import/Update as well as Remove custom DDR data programmatically enables more complex workflows an integration points to retrieve data out of external IT Service Management solutions to drive business processes while avoiding the use of Direct Collection Memberships.

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  2. Make "client notifications" scriptable

    Administrators can use the "client notification" feature from the admin console to trigger actions clients. This is a very useful feature - it would be even more useful, if this actions could be scripted. Pls. document how to script "client notification" actions.

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  3. Standardize package properties between SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects

    SMSTaskSequenceRunCommandLineAction uses PackageID
    SMSTaskSequenceInstallApplicationAction uses AppInfo (and ApplicationName?)
    SMSTaskSequenceApplyDriverPackageAction uses DriverPackageID
    SMSTaskSequenceApplyOperatingSystemAction uses ImagePackageID
    SMSTaskSequenceUpgradeOperatingSystemAction uses InstallPackageID

    While they are different objects and they do different things, shouldn't this be standardized across classes that can have content dependencies in a TS? This makes the data coming out of Get-CMTaskSequenceStep difficult to work with, as you have to keep a rolling library of properties to check for Package ID's.

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  4. Client Messaging SDK: Parse client inventory messages to a local file for debug purposes

    If you play around with the possibility to send messages like inventory, ddr,... with the Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll it would be nice to write the message to a file on the lokal development system (for validation / verify purposes) instead of sending it over the wire to get the result.

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  5. Custom Key Value pair for all objects

    Add the capability of creating any number of custom key value pair instances with a unique property to differentiate between vendors / identities. For instance, let us be able to create instances in a class like SMS_ObjectCustomFields or something and associate them with an object, for instance Packages. This would for instance provide us with a "labeling" or categorization capability for objects like Packages, Configuration Items etc.
    Some requirements:
    - Unique identifier per identity / vendor
    - Maximum character length for Value property, 1024
    - Being able to associate the Key/Value pair with an object
    - Key property cannot beā€¦

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  6. Add a 'Dependency' Boolean property to SMS_TaskSequence_* SMSProviderObjects.

    Add a 'Dependency' Boolean property to the SMSTaskSequence* SMSProviderObjects that will settle whether or not any given step has resolved its content dependency. When you move Task Sequences between sites these dependencies aren't resolved and Task Sequence steps will reference content from your old site. This makes it hard to perform any kind of automated correction without writing very inefficient code.

    It doesn't have to be named 'Dependency' but Task Sequence SMSProviderObject that can have content dependency should also be able to tell you whether or not it's successfully resolved (mapped is maybe a better word? I don'tā€¦

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  7. Please fix CCM_Client and CCM_DiscoveryData Discovery on Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll

    We use Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll in Version 5.1706.1034.1000. The Discover() Method from "Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.Messages.ConfigMgrDataDiscoveryRecordMessage" return wrong results on CCMClient (InstanceDataXml : <CCMClient><ClientId>GUID:4D440652-FEC7-4709-B84C-1EC844F910FD</ClientId><ClientIdChangeDate>09/20/2017 14:50:30</ClientIdChangeDate><ClientVersion>5.00.8325.0000</ClientVersion><PreviousClientId>Unknown</PreviousClientId></CCMClient>, We use current Version SCCM1702) and on CCMDiscoveryData, the OS is Microsoft Windows NT Server 10.0 on a Windows 10 1703 Client (InstanceDataXml : <CCMDiscoveryData><PlatformID>Microsoft Windows NT Server 10.0</PlatformID></CCMDiscoveryData>)

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  8. Allow ISV proxy/client receive Task Sequence policies

    In our products' SCCM extension I've tried to get Task Sequence policies assigned to ISV proxy/client without success. After investigating, I've found out that ConfigMgr marks such policies with "secret" flag and don't allow them to be sent to ISV. Could you please implement a way to receive such policies by an ISV?

    Checked on SCCM 1702 (Site version 5.0.8498.1000)

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  9. Preserve ISVData field while copy/pasting Task Sequences in SCCM Console

    One SCCM extension uses SMSTaskSequencePackage.ISVData to hold information about additional object properties. If an admin makes a copy of task sequence in Admin Console, the value of the SMSTaskSequencePackage.ISVData gets ("Right-click Menu -> Copy"). The ISVData field value is empty in the copy.

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  10. Group views into folder in SSMS

    Group views into folder in SSMS

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  11. Provide information on syntax errors for WQL queries

    If you attempt to write a WQL query that has a syntax error, then try to save it, you get a very vague "syntax error" message from SCCM.

    Please provide at least some information on WHY the syntax was flagged.

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  12. WMI class for_CollectionRule

    Currently it is not possible to efficiently query for properties of a collection membership rule. In the SDK the membership rules are a lazy property of the collection and must be retrieved one at a time before they can be tested. This iteration is impossibly slow and inefficient. If there was a SMS_CollectionRule WMI class then one could use a join query to search for Collections based on rule properties. In a real world situation, this would enable tools to quickly select a collection and find which collections it is a member of. This is really needed where collections areā€¦

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  13. Need SMS Provider class for collection rules

    Currently it is not possible to efficiently query for properties of a collection membership rule. In the SDK the membership rules are a lazy property of the collection and must be retrieved one at a time before they can be tested. This iteration is impossibly slow and inefficient. If there was a SMS_CollectionRule WMI class then one could use a join query to search for Collections based on rule properties. In a real world situation, this would enable tools to quickly select a collection and find which collections it is a member of. This is really needed where collections areā€¦

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  14. Enable to Automate Site Recovery

    For Upgrade there's a PS cmdlet but for Site Recovery there's none. Neither a wmi method nor a sql sp afaik.
    Please enable automation of Site recovery especially since for secondaries that is the supported way to deploy a hotfix.

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  15. Ability to disable alerts on 3rd party products like TrueSight Operations Management

    The ability to disable MOM/SCOM alerting during deployments is nice but having the ability to disable alerting on 3rd party products (like TrueSight Operations Management) would be extremely helpful.

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  16. Management Point Extension

    ConfigMgr has a great, well known and tested connection with its managed clients. Companies sometimes need to extend this environment to achieve more with less. Having the option to extend the Management Point functionality with the SDK would be a great addition.

    What i have in mind would be:
    1- be able to extend the client settings options (like a hardware inventory, etc. where the IT Admin can add a schedule for a task to happen)
    2- all clients with a DLL installed (manually or via SCCM itself), will execute the task on a schedule basis
    3- SCCM client willā€¦

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  17. Grant Select to smsschm_users on all SQL Synonym

    When CMCB or even CM12 creates an Inventory class, it also creates a SQL Synonym too. These SQL Synonyms, are basically the same as the SQL Views, with one key difference, they donā€™t have the permission set to allow for smsschm_users ā€œselectā€ access on them. This means that low rights users will receive an error when uses.

    So what is this important? This is a great question, and the reason is that the behavior when importing sms_def.mof changes between CM07, CM12, and CMCB. The SQL Synonyms is named exactly what is created in older versions of CM. So When creatingā€¦

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  18. CM Messaging SDK Documentation shouldn't be a .chm help file AND...

    The docs that exist for the CM Messaging (note, the messaging SDK is not a part of the larger CM SDK docs here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh442686(v=cmsdk.16).aspx) is currently a .chm Help file, which is lovably nostalgic.

    However it doesn't do justice to the power of the SDK. For instance, Discovery and hardware inventory are barely covered in the SDK docs. I'm troubleshooting an issue now with the Messaging SDK in which a fake CM Client appears with Windows 6.2 NT Workstation, even though it is a fully patched Win10 machine. Weird stuff.

    Anyway, it would be great if the docs wereā€¦

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  19. Add WSUS Catalog #s to a Supported SQL View.

    With the SQL view vSMSSUPSyncStatus, there is a column SyncCatalogVersion. This column allows you to see what version of the WSUS (pronounced ā€œWā€ ā€œSUSā€) catalog is available at each software update point (SUP). When troubleshooting CMCB environment with two or more SUP it is import to know what catalog is at each SUP server. The vSMSSUPSyncStatus has many more details available to it as compared to any of the existing SUP SQL views.
    So why is this information important? Knowing Catalog version #, sync date, sync status, etc. helps when troubleshooting SUP issues. This also allows for aā€¦

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  20. Add support to extend more areas of the console

    It would be nice to be able to extend the details tabs of for example the devices. What i would like to accomplish is a upgrade resistant way of having https://sccm-zone.com/extend-the-sccm-console-to-show-collection-membership-using-console-builder-c6db52b408d8. It could be added by default but it would be more useful if the console was able to merge any xml ontop of the original ones.

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