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  1. 292 votes
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  2. 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.

    81 votes
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  3. Improved SDK Documentation

    With each release of Configuration Manager the amount of documentation in the SDK has decreased. It would be really nice if the documentation could be updated and increased to actually cover everything that is available. Especially when it comes to descriptions of WMI methods/classes/etc. Where the documentation lists the class and the objects in it but doesn't describe anything beyond the field name. It would be good to have some better descriptions than just the field name or method name so that you can fully understand what the fields/method are used for.

    47 votes
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  4. Role-Based Administration - Document what permissions control... or at least start!

    The Role-Based Administration documentation does not describe what the individual permissions actually control, and they are not self explanatory. For example, under Collection, you see several different 'modify' permissions and it isn't clear what they each control:

    -Modify
    -Modify Client Status Alert
    -Modify Collection Setting
    -Modify Folder
    -Modify Resource

    Please provide even a basic amount of information about what they control in the console. This will help prevent us silly sysadmins from just giving people tons of permissions so we don't have to reverse engineer what each of the settings does in order to let people do just what theyā€¦

    37 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Remove Feedback button

    Please remove feedback button from the rubbon and add-it only on the (Alt-F) Menu (Backstage tab).

    Too many feedback button appear on the console since 1702.

    23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Please bring the meta tags back to the documentation so we can search term

    Back in 2012 and even 2007 the docs had a meta tag called appliestoproduct, which allowed to searched just the product docs for the version you were looking for.

    This allowed the build of search providers like these:
    https://oscc1-public.sharepoint.com/tn-library-searchpage

    This functionality is now no longer available

    20 votes
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  8. Recommended SCCM 2016 infrastructure setup in Azure cloud

    It would be good , if there is best practice documentation of setting up SCCM environment in Azure . It could include the supported configurations in Hybrid SCCM environment

    14 votes
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  9. Standalone Primary Mutliple SUPs Documentation update

    Standalone Primary with Multiple SUPs - Documentation update

    There is limited documentation on how to install and configure multiple SUPs in a Standalone Primary Site. It is advised to have all SUPs share the SUP DB when you have multiple SUPs in a Primary Site to reduce impact if a client changes SUP. However one of the SUPs will synch with MS Update while the others will synch with the one selected to synch to MS Update. Because of this the SUP configuration has to be the same for all SUPs and any SUP/WSUS maintenance needs to be carried outā€¦

    10 votes
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  10. Wrong information in the article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/gg682177.aspx

    Wrong information in the article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/gg682177.aspx

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    Incremental Collection Updates

    When you enable incremental updates for a collection, Configuration Manager periodically scans for new or changed resources from the previous collection evaluation and updates a collections membership with these resources, independently of a full collection evaluation. By default, when you enable incremental collection updates, it runs every 10 minutes and helps keep your collection data up-to-date without the overhead of a full collection evaluation.

    When you create a new collection, incremental updates are disabled by default.

    But by default, the value is now 5minutes as verified in SP1, R2, R2ā€¦

    9 votes
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  11. Correct technet guide about AlwaysOn

    The guid https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt651651.aspx is incorrect or missing some steps.

    1. It mentions Endpoints a few times, while it has meen listener. Listener is not the same as endoint . AONAG must have a listener and the listerner name must the provided as sql server name
    2. The port of listener must match the port of SQL Servers
    3. BEFORE adding the DB to AONAG (if the new server is different than current one), run the following:

    USE master

    ALTER DATABASE cmXXX SET ENABLEBROKER
    ALTER DATABASE cm_XXX SET TRUSTWORTHY ON;

    USE CMXXX
    EXEC sp
    changedbowner 'sa'

    1. After adding the DB toā€¦
    6 votes
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  12. Allow right click ad-hoc Powershell execution directly from the console

    Allow the import of powershell scripts into ConfigMgr, then allow administrators to right click on devices and collections to immediately execute them and get results. Do this without requiring changes to ports or firewalls, and ideally over the internet through CMG.

    5 votes
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  13. Please enable us to search the documentation for a specific product version

    Today it's not possible to search only the documentation related to "Configuration Manager" (v.Next) for a specific word/topic. That's even not possible at the Microsoft sites directly (e.g. Microsoft.com). In any case old stuff related to Configuration Manager 2007 oder 2012 shows us. It would be great if you can enable to search only the documentation for a specific product version.

    This is a similar ask as in "Please bring the meta tags back to the documentation so we can search term" but probably not exactly the same.

    5 votes
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  14. Finnish client has a typo in the balloon notification

    Finnish client shows balloon notification as in the attached screenshot.
    The text says, NƤytƤ vaihtoehdot naspauttamalla tƤstƤ and it should be NƤytƤ vaihtoehdot napsauttamalla tƤstƤ.

    4 votes
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  15. Add thorough documentation for Client Settings and what registry keys/WMI values are set by them on client devices

    I would love to have it officially documented exactly what each option in Client Settings is modifying when processed by the client. I know some of them are in the registry, some of them are in WMI but I haven't seen any documentation for this.

    3 votes
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  16. Actions such as Remove, Reset, Reset Passcode are not available in self service portal when device is enrolled by a Device Enrollment Manage

    Actions such as Remove, Reset, Reset Passcode are not available in self service portal will not be visible either in company portal or in self service portal i.e. portal.manage.microsoft.com when a user who has Device Enrollment Manager role assigned enrolls a device.

    3 votes
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  17. Automatic notification when the Docs are updated

    Trying to keep track of which topics in the Documentation Library have been changed and when is a nightmare.

    Provide a notification mechanism such as a RSS feed for updates to the Documentation Library as they occur.

    In an ideal world it would be great to be told WHAT the changes were (be good if there was a way of easily snapshotting the article before and after the changes with the changes highlighted), but not sure how easy that is.

    3 votes
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    There are a few ways to accomplish this. For about the next week or so you can use the ā€œFollowā€ link at the bottom in the comments section. This functionality goes away shortly when we switch over to GitHub Issues.
    As already stated, you can watch the GitHub repository, although this will provide notification of EVERYTHING that happens, which might get a bit noisy.
    The recommendation from the core docs team is to use the built-in search, and then the RSS link there. For example, if you want to monitor the Log files article (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/log-files), search for the full page title that shows in the browser tab and in the search results (which may be different than what shows at the top of the article). For example, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/search/index?search=%22Log+files+for+troubleshooting+-+Configuration+Manager%22&scope=ConfigMgr. Note this is scoped to ConfigMgr and the title is in quotation marks. There should be only one result.ā€¦

  18. Client Cache documentation appears incorrect

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/manage-clients#BKMK_ClientCache

    The documentation here states that the Client Cache can be deleted using the Remove-Item PowerShell cmdlet, and implies the files can just be deleted without issue. Won't this orphan the cache elements in WMI?

    3 votes
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  19. Accurate Bug Updates Through Connect

    It's quite frustrating to spend time logging bugs with ConfigMgr through Connect only to have bug submissions either incorrectly closed (i.e. closed as a duplicate but also closing the referenced bug - will it ever get looked at if all active bugs are closed!?) or being closed as fixed but not adding any information as to what the fix is or when the fix will be released.

    Myself and colleagues spend the time and effort documenting these bugs with your products on behalf of customers so the very least that could be done in return is to let us knowā€¦

    3 votes
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  20. Provide better guidance/procedures for automatic updating of Windows Update Agent

    Still searching for clear guidance on automating updating the Windows Update Agent in an enterprise.

    3 votes
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