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  1. Access log files from Console

    Make the log files directly accessible via the console rather than digging around in the file system trying to remember which file holds which logs and ideally make them accessible from a context menu in the relevant areas.

    72 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SCCM CB recovery Options for Hierarchy if a single PS fails

      beginning with SCCM CB (Console servicing model), there are 2 Options if a single PS failed during a hierarchy update (e.g. from SCCM 1702 to 1710) if the CAS is already on a newer version:
      1: Recover the whole hierarchy to a previous version
      2: Setup/Reinstall the failed PS as new Child Site
      Option 1 is, if you have an infrastructure with more then 2 Sites (and CAS), not really an option to consider about. Option 2 forces you to setup all prior installed and configured Site Systems again (DP/Client etc.)

      Possible options for implementation of a single PS “recovery/upgrade”…

      39 votes
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      • Generate a master log file of all client log files.

        There is a lot of very detailed information in the individual component client logs files, But with all that detail in so many logs, it can be difficult to tell what the client is doing at any given time. I would like to see a master log of all the high level client activity and timestamps.
        12:00 hardware inventory started
        12:02 hardware inventory complete
        12:05 policy download
        12:08 software inventory started
        etc...
        It would help narrow down the number of logs to examine and the timeframes to look at.

        32 votes
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        • SCCM Client Actions: Add 'Run All' button

          On client machines, in Configuration Manager Properties and the Actions tab I would like to see the addition of a 'Run All' button rather than having to click on each individual action and then click Run Now.

          Thanks,

          Andrew

          28 votes
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          • Enable/Disable verbose or debug logging from built-in powershell cmdlet

            There should be a built-in PowerShell Cmdlet to disable/enable verbose,debug,sql...etc. logging options instead changing Registry keys.

            26 votes
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            • client health remediation

              we need a better way to check, and resolve client health from within the console with out having to go the web and collect a wide range of third party scripts/apps to help resolve the issues.

              for example: duplicates GUID. inactive clients, etc..

              things like this should be available from the start.

              17 votes
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              • Client action to send state messages to MP

                Many times when you are testing something with ConfigMgr, you'd like to send client state messages immediately to MP. Now you need to wait for state message reporting cycle to occur. You can start the other client cycles manually with Configuration Manager Control Panel utility (or remotely from ConfigMgr console) except state messages.

                16 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Software Center stand alone App

                  Make Software Center available (as an App?) so that you can see exactly what is in Software Center for a remote machine. You launch the app on your technician PC, supply the machine name and user name and the Software Center shows up on the technician PC with exactly what the user sees. This would be very valuable for level 2 and service desk people to help users.

                  16 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • to locate devices by ip address

                    The easiest way to find a device on a network is with the physical layer information. I can't even understand why this wouldn't be an option. At times while troubleshooting getting the IP address from the end user is the only information that you can gather.

                    15 votes
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                    • Monitor database fragmentation and notify based on the value

                      One of the most issues found is database performance based on fragmented indexes. A notification or automatic defragmentation on for the relevant indexes would be nice.

                      15 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                        • SCCM Console UI: Configuration Manager Service Manager should be in built-in as part of Monitoring

                          Configuration Manager Service Manager (the start/stop services window) should be in built-in as part of Monitoring, and sped up!

                          14 votes
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                          • Check ccmexec service health to avoid stuck SCCM agent based on long sleep/hibernate usage

                            Issue:
                            SCCM clients get stuck after a while when devices use only sleep/hibernate mode instead of restart. The ccmexec service still show running but logs are not updated anymore and not reporting at all. Only killing service and restart solve the problem. Two times showed during MS cases.
                            Idea: Improve Client health to check for instance once per day the health of ccmexec service and logs timestamp and restart service if required.

                            12 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Infrastructure health Dashboard

                              I would love to see a infrastructure health dashboard. A go to location for making sure all MPs, SUPs, DBs etc. are healthy, rather than having to go through system statuses in the console. Perhaps have some tiles that show how many endpoints are hitting each MP, SUP as well.

                              11 votes
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                              • PrepDrv.inf Registration, potentially via ccmeval

                                In https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3213242/software-metering-agent-fails-with-software-metering-failed-to-start-p, MtrMgr.log may indicate that the prepdrv is no longer successfully registered. A potential fix could be adding a CCMEval task which would detect if Metering is enabled on the client, and if so, confirm that prepdrv is successfully registered (read mtrmtr.log, but there may be a better programmatic way to do so), and if not successfully registered, register it.

                                11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Document creator/filename of Boot Media in Security -> Certificates

                                  When creating and managing TaskSequence Media it becomes quite cumbersome to keep an eye on which boot media certificates should be blocked or not.
                                  In our environment support staff will receive predefined *.iso images for OS Deployment to make sure they fit our standards and are tested against. While they have an exipiration date sometimes we want to revoke certain boot medias as they contain debug or testing stages. Currently the only way to manage this is to write down the Certificate GUID upon boot media creation.

                                  Documenting the username that created the bootmedia or filename for an ISO to…

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Run ccmeval.exe on right-click

                                    When checking Client Status it would improve the experience if I could run ccmeval on a client that has failed any test immediately to see if the issue still exists.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Integrate the features of the SCCM Client Center into console

                                      The third party application SCCM client center provides essential troubleshooting support for the client. Why not integrate the features into the Admin console?

                                      10 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support logging to a central database

                                        For large environments the ability to log to a central database. this would collective provide a central location for all server logs (DPs, MPs, ect..) deployments with a high server count (500 DPs), if\when there is a issue, the logs role over very quickly and the chance at catching the issue is not likely

                                        8 votes
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                                        • SCCM Capture - Reboot problem with Windows 10 1703 just before WinPE step

                                          I just started creating a new set of Windows 10 1703 images and while the build operation went just fine, the capture part seems to be experiencing a bit of trouble just before entering the WinPE step. As it turns out the "reboot" before WinPE just doesn't take place although it's clearly visible during the TS progress window that that's the intention. The target system remains in a state where most drivers are cleaned up as part of the sysprep step.

                                          The temporary remediation is to manually reboot the system. Afterwards it continues straight to WinPE and captures the system…

                                          7 votes
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