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  1. Temporarily suspend any SCCM client activity

    Many of our users (300000) need a feature to temporarily suspend any SCCM activity at least for a limited time per day.
    Activities that need to be suspended are:
    - Downloads
    - Installs
    - Reboots

    Business cases:
    Customers Skype sessions often get disturbed while a download is running in the background. We thought the setting "Suspend Software Center activities when in PowerPoint presentation mode" would help but from what our user reports it doesn't.

    Another scenario are users working on metered connections, e.g. as they are provided by Deutsche Bahn. Users working on such a connection quickly use up their…

    85 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Software Center View Settings configurable in Client Settings

      Would love to see the ability to set list view or tile view for Software Center in the Client Settings. List view is much easier to read that tile view and having users change it manually is difficult. Not to mention the settings don't save.

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        7 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for BITS version 3.5 in the client settings

        In SCCM CB, only the BITS setting of version 1.5 is supported in the client settings.
        These allow only restrictions to common day and make no difference between the workdays or maintenance days.

        The support of a more recent bit version (eg 3.5 - Windows 7 or later) would allow more significant improvements to the content download of Agents and Pull DP:
        1. Differentiation between working days and days off
        2. Differentiation of bandwidths depending on the job priority
        3. Set maintenance days

        A large IT organization with about 1500 Pull DPs has successfully implemented the BITS 3.5 Settings via…

        62 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Client Cache Cleanup

          In larger environment managing 1Lac and above clients, we are facing error while deploying Windows patches or packages " There is not enough space on the disk" (2% of machines) even we have increase Cache size. When we look into the cache it hold data for last 5 month which not at all required. Currently we are using DCM to cleanup things. But we are looking some client setting option where we can set hold X days of packages in cache..

          Regards
          Gokulnath

          28 votes
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          • Client cache idea

            I was at MMS and I know you guys are working on this, but I thought I would share a simple idea in case no one has thought of it. Make the current cache size setting into the "Base" cache size. Add a second setting called "Expanded" cache size. Normally the cache will be at the base size, but when it needs to download something larger than the base amount, the expanded setting kicks into effect. For the expanded setting, you specify "Use up to x% of free space on drive" The expanded setting would use as much cache as…

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            • Toast notification persistent

              Add an option to Client Settings where one can specify if Client Toas Notification shall persist in the Windows 10 Action Center.
              We have a lot of customers that miss the notification because it only persists for about two seconds. Making it persistent would lead them to be able to "acknowledge" the notification.
              Example: "Software changes are required by your IT department"

              20 votes
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              • Provide the ability to select the activities that occur over a limited metered connection

                Today we can choose to limit metered connections to the following activities:
                Client policy retrieval
                Client state messages to send to the site
                Software installation requests by using the Application Catalog
                Required deployments (when the installation deadline is reached)

                However, it would be much better if each of these items had a check-box when allowing limited metered activities. For example, downloading policy and sending state messages may be desired while installing required deployments is not over LTE, especially when a required deployment could be a Win10 OS servicing exceeding 1GB. The current options are not granular enough to permit desired…

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                • Client cache size - define what remains untouched, reserved for OS

                  Defining a fixed cache size always leads to a configuration, that fits first in the beginning, but later not.

                  It would be nice to define X% of the hard drive, should remain free, reserved for OS (...etc...). Similar to the configuration and approach by the distribution points.

                  15 votes
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                  • Add WinRM management to Client Settings Policy

                    Today, we use GPO, Image Changes or Logon scripts to make changes to WInRM on a workstation. It would be awesome if the SCCM client could enable WinRM for me. Then enabling (or DISABLING!) WinRM would be as simple as putting a computer in a collection which receives my WinRM policy.

                    Sure, there are other ways to do it, but none as resilient as through the SCCM Client.

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                    • Control Panel applet functionality should be available in Windows 10 Settings

                      Provide a shortcut to the Configuration Manager client via the Windows 10 Settings console, as it is only available in the legacy Control Panel now.

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                        5 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Peer Cache feature not working with Workgroup Machines

                        - We have tested Peer Cache settings on Domain Joined machines which works well but when testing on Workgroup machines, it doesn't work and gives the error as below:
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                        Detected a workgroup client or a client on internet. Superpeer agent won't start
                        ==========

                        Please find the documentation as below:

                        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/client-peer-cache
                        Requirements and considerations for Peer Cache
                        • Peer Cache is supported on any Windows OS that is supported as Configuration Manager client. Non-Windows operating systems are not supported for Peer Cache.
                        • Clients can only transfer content from Peer Cache clients that are in their current boundary group.
                        •…

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                        • Add Bitlocker INventory information to default SCCM CB MOF (so no need for modification during MBAM Installation)

                          During MBAM installation there is the need to add custom Bitlocker inventory modifications to SCCM Mof file - just fricking add these customizations to default mof (and set to disabled)

                          14 votes
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                          • Increase timeout for software inventory or allow it to be user settable

                            My software inventory frequently times out. I'd like to see either
                            1. ability to set the default timeout value
                            2. Ability to break the software inventory queries into groups to run at different times

                            -Greg

                            13 votes
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                            • Control Log Settings from Client Settings

                              Set Custom Client Logging settings like Levels, History, Size and possibly Directory via Client Settings.

                              10 votes
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                              • ModernSleep - Software Inventory - File Scan Issue

                                Issue: Scanning for EXE files during software inventory keeps getting killed by ModernSleep behavior on "tablet style" devices across our enterprise.

                                On a users machine you can see after his machine is locked a “CSEvent Enter Event” is recorded. Within seconds the Inventory process detects the event and is shutting down. This process repeats several times daily and the scan never gets completed.

                                One article I read talks about disabling ModernSleep on Dell computers has already caused issues for them. Contacting Lenovo they say that disabling this is not recommended as it may impact the ability to talk to drivers…

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                                • Client Setting For Cloud Distribution Point and Cloud Management Gateway

                                  Add a Client Setting for specification of Cloud Distribution Point and Cloud Management Gateway. This setting would allow to to select any combination of CDPs or CMGs in your environment to assign to clients.

                                  By adding this feature you allow for efficient client communication to a customer's CM environment while off network. US clients can communicate with US Azure Regions, Europe clients with Europe Azure Regions, Asia with Asia, etc.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Add missing properties to Win32_ComputerSystem

                                    Microsoft has added new properties to the Win32_ComputerSystem class since Windows 8/Server 2012, but SCCM CB has yet to include them as an option to select to allow them to be inventoried.

                                    In addition, because the Win32_ComputerSystem class is already defined by default in SCCM CB, it does not seem to allow the creation of a custom MOF with different labels that reference the Win32_ComputerSystem class because of the existing internal class.

                                    An example use case for inventorying this info is with the Surface Pro (5) that is only called "Surface Pro" in the "Model" properties, even though there are…

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Separate Computer Restart policy for Software Updates vs Applications

                                      It would help to have a separate Computer Restart timers for Software Updates and Applications (Or everything else).

                                      Many of my customers would like to set a 24 hour Computer Restart for Software Updates, but something like 120 min for Applications or Packages.

                                      Currently, the timer for Computer Restarts is tied to anything that triggers a reboot.

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                                      • Bug with SW Center custom client interface settings

                                        When there have been previous customizations in 1710 or earlier in Administration->Client Settings->Default Settings->SW Center and there has been custom logo or other customizations, after the upgrade to 1802 as now the Custom Settings are moved to a new Windows Form and it Fails to load with unhandled exception System.IO.InvalidDataException: Invalid format in settings xml.

                                        This has happened for 2 Environments for us so far, upgrading from 1710 to 1802. However, we had no issue with the upgrade of a fresh Environment from 1702 to 1802.

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                                        • Add toast notification time to client settings

                                          Toast notification time needs to be adjustable in client settings.
                                          Default time is too short to be easily missed.

                                          I know this time setting is easily altered from registry with GPO, but in Client Settings it could be targeted much better and more easily.

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