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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 theirā€¦

    105 votes
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  2. Extend the default Hardware Inventory to include Windows Setup/Upgrade related registry values

    There are several registry keys which contain information about the currently installed Operating System as well as Installation/Upgrade history/errors/status information. These keys provide a valuable source of information that could be used for building reports/collections related to OS Deployment. One of the major barriers mentioned for not deploying Windows 10 Feature Updates from Windows 10 Servicing in the console is the lack of visibility/reporting available. Adding these registry keys to the default hardware inventory included in SCCM instead of having to customize inventory would make it easier to share reports/scripts/etc related to this data and could likely be built soā€¦

    94 votes
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  3. 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 viaā€¦

    64 votes
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  4. 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

    43 votes
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  5. "Software Changes are Required" pop-up to permanent or long lasting

    Current behavior on 1810 or older is that the Taskbar pop-up "Software Changes are Required" only comes quickly and disappears. Users might not know about Software Center existance and not all go there themselves. If a Software Updates are Deployed as a required, with long deadline, 90% computers starts install them only when deadline kicks in. At this point, the "Snooze and remind me.." function is disabled, no use of that.

    I would like to have an option, that the behavior of Software Changes Are Required - notification would be conrollable via Client Settings, to hide it, to display itā€¦

    40 votes
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  6. 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 desiredā€¦

    39 votes
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  7. 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 asā€¦

    29 votes
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  8. Peer-to-Peer in SCCM client

    Is it possible to integrate Peer-to-Peer technology into the SCCM client?
    BrancheCache technology is available on Windows Enterprise but not on Windows Pro.
    PeerCache technology does not work in Peer-to-Peer mode, this technology must download the file completely to work while the Peer-to-Peer works block by block.
    Many competing applications work in Peer-to-Peer mode, why not the SCCM client?
    Can you integrate Peer-to-Peer into the SCCM client?

    29 votes
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  9. SCCM Clients to respect SCCM policies first instead of AD GPO for sitecode, WSUS

    SCCM Client considers AD GPO first than SCCM policies as next for Sitecode, SUP Server name and this increasing dependancy on AD, lead to scenarion where client cant find right site, even if SCCM gives it correct, due to broken AD GPO or some settings, or in VPN user cases etc. Instead doesnt SCCM make this an option so either we can chose whether AD GPO or SCCM policies in settings in console... or change the order so SCCM policies are honoured first, than GPO later...This has been observed to give lot better compliancy in few clients of us, butā€¦

    26 votes
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  10. 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"

    24 votes
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  11. 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 areā€¦

    22 votes
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  12. 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.

    21 votes
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  13. Exclude C:\Windows\WinSxS from Software Inventory

    A skpswi.dat file cannot be added to the folder C:\Windows\WinSxS because of the folder permissions. There needs to be a way to prevent files in this folder from being inventoried.

    19 votes
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  14. 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:
    ==========
    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
    ā€¢ 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.
    ā€¢ Clients can only transfer content from Peer Cache clients that are in their current boundary group.
    ā€¢ā€¦

    18 votes
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  15. 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.

    17 votes
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  16. 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)

    16 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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

    14 votes
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  19. Avoid SCCM installations on battery from client settings

    We have the need to exclude windows update installation on specific computers while running on battery. The settings that exist today are site-wide and do not control the actual installation of the updates, but only the scan and evaluation. Moreover they are not easy to set (need to update the control file in the DB).
    It would be great if we could add a setting in the client settings that would say just "Do not install on battery". This could apply to windows updates but also to all SCCM client installations in order to reduce the amount of battery drainedā€¦

    13 votes
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  20. Allow multiple URL links in Software Center Client Settings

    Allow either multiple custom tabs or allow multiple links in the custom URL tab.

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