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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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!

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            • Clear ccmcache from SCCM Console

              IT would be a nice option to have the option to clear CCMCache folder directly from SCCM Admin console by right-clicking on the client.

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              • Upgrade logging improvements

                Upgrade needs to have better logging - for example during an upgrade, the spimportinventory stored procedure was failing on a merge with SQL error 8672:
                The MERGE statement attempted to UPDATE or DELETE the same row more than once. This happens when a target row matches more than one source row.

                Tracking this down was difficult because of the MERGE statement - if each row were being processed separately, the specific problem data could be called out when an error occurs.

                5 votes
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                • cumulative updates versions for consoles

                  When installing a cumulative update on console , the version seen in windows "program and features" or in sccm resource explorer - installed application is not updated. making the CU deployment difficult to follow up. Could you be sure this is updated with the CU installation. screenshots for CU3 in attached doc

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                  • Show Last Backup Time of Site in Console (SQL / Site Maintenance)

                    It would be really useful to have the Last Backup Time of the SQL database and successful site maintenance task listed somewhere against each site. In addition, being able to right-click on a site and selecting "see backup log" would be useful (displaying the smsbkup.log or corresponding status messages for the SMS_SITE_BACKUP component via the console). This would make checking for successful backups much simpler for admins.

                    So far the only screen I can see this being useful on is under Admin > Hierarchy Configuration > Sites, but it obviously fits better under Monitoring. Maybe a new node is required,ā€¦

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                    • The 1802 installer is completely broken when attempting to install against an SQL HA configuration with a listener. The installer

                      The 1802 installer is broken / bugged when attempting to install fresh to a SQL HA configuration with a listener. The installer will not resolve or parse a named instance into the SQL string even if the pre-req checks are passed. We've tested against 1702 and this works perfectly, so at the moment we are unable to deploy 1802 to our environment at all, because of this bug. This is pretty disappointing as it means we've spent 3 days attempting to work out why this product will not install and has left our new environment without an SCCM platform. Notā€¦

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                        2 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

                        Thank you for the quick response. Did you save any of the logs from the 1802 installation or engage with customer support at any point? We’d have liked to solve this with you, if you do have logs let us know and we’ll figure out how to transfer them.

                        Thanks and regards,
                        Bob

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