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  1. Allow postponing windows updates

    Allow the end user to postpone windows updates and show in the console user/computer name of the postponed computer. Currently the console has vague reasons for software failure.

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      0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • DCR: OSD Task Sequence - Create Baseline of existing TS and allow Remediation

      From my field experience I have seen many times OS Deployments which did not really succeed, because of Continue on error conditions. In most cases the reason was to not end up with systems staying in Provisioning Mode. I know some guys just "re-deploy" the TS with checks if everything was done properly. This brought up the idea - why not using Compliance Settings for this purpose? At least to check if the system meets the Desired Baseline. Everything needed should be stored in the Task Sequence anyway and it would allow a "Report" summary client side after Deployment.

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        Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Specify multiple wake-on-lan schedules

        With each deployment I'd like to specify multiple WoL schedules.

        Let's say our Maintenance Window is from 9PM-12AM. We do a deployment to only Install and Restart during this time. After the initial MW we see compliance at 80%. Our goal is 90% but what if, at that initial MW, these machines were off their dock, on a shelf, or at home? In this scenario we would almost never hit our compliance level.

        For these scenarios I'd like to say 'Send WoL packets during every Maintenance Window until compliance hits 90%." That may be a bit complex but something in…

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          0 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Included canned powershell scripts

          Include canned scripts for creating collections applications and deployments with the ability to create a template from selections.

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            Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • web application

            The current implementation of Web Applications is very limited. Quite frankly, I'm not sure why this was implemented so poorly: batch files are more flexible than this!

            I'd like to see this expanded in several ways: choices of where to put the icon (start menu, public desktop, user's desktop), appearance of the icon.

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            • Install Software updates TS step improvements

              The "Install Software Updates" TS step could use some improvements, including adding an option to run a package after the reboots (before update step continue), and customizing the restart time-out and messages. The status messages are also pretty vague. For example, we know that after it installs the updates it can check for updates again, but it doesn't actually say when it's doing that. I've also noticed some blank black screens showing up for at least a minute as it is about to reboot.

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                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include updated Windows Update Agent during client install

                There are well documented issues with issues when using older versions of the Windows Update Agent. The configmgr client install still just checks for the base level of the Windows Update client. The client install should include the most up to date windows update agent so that customers will not be required to deploying the updated agent after client install to resolve known scan and related issues.

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                • Refresh Search New Collection

                  when creating a new collection from a search result (ie. user/device). once the collection is created, the search should not be refreshed. as today, the search is cleared. if you have a custom search, you need to apply all filters or load the search again, and it can take time on large environments

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                    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • incremental collection

                    allow the incremental updates for this collection have a time that can be configured.

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                      0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Prevent people from creating programs/deployments from the build-in Configuration Manager Client (xxx00003) package

                      When you do an upgrade from CM12 SPx , prevent people to have programs/deployments from the build-in Configuration Manager Client (xxx00003) package . When you do not look / validate closely - your clients all get updated in no-time when your 1511 site servers go's online - even when you disable site-wide upgrade .

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                        0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • view status

                        the view status option (ie deployment, content status, etc). only allow 1 option each time, so if you click view status and need to go back to the list it will refresh and you may need to filter it back and view status on the other one that you want. it would be good if the view status could be done on selected items, so you click view status (maybe right click the select and view status) and it would create the node for all selected items

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                          Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Separate content removal and distribution

                          Currently removing packages etc from an distribution point jams the distribution threads stopping new content going out to distribution points
                          With 1000s of dp this can be troublesome
                          Separating this into its own thread will allow content to be sent and removed at the same time

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                          • Add MAC addresses to Heartbeat Discovery data

                            We find ourselves trying to go from MAC address to device in the console fairly regularly, especially when troubleshooting things like PXE from the logs (which only shows MAC address) and needing to kill off failed OSD records (which may be named "Unknown" or have a random computer name in ConfigMgr, but you're now in WinPE ready to kick off the TS again).

                            If the MAC Address information was pulled with Heartbeat discovery, it could easily be used to filter the device list and find the resource .As the information rarely changes, it seems like it would be very low…

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                              1 comment  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Columns to ADR Deployments

                              Expose more of the properties from ADR deployment settings as column headings in the lower-section "Deployment Settings" box when viewing ADRs in the console. For example, schedules, user experience, download settings, etc.

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                                0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow for inter-dependencies among Applications, Packages, and Software Updates

                                For example, add a Package and Software Update as a Dependency for an Application.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Universal Application Upgrade Deployment

                                  Current universal apps require older version app should not be running on client computer when you deployed upgrade package to clients.

                                  When you deploy upgrade to clients old version running deployments failing with error "Resource already in use".

                                  Customers trying to use wrapper programs to terminate running process. Instead of wrapper program Configuration Manager should be handle the process termination.

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                                  • Allow use of Global Conditions in Configuration Items

                                    When you create a configuration item you can select "Supported Platforms" but why not also allow the use of "Global Conditions" so we can further restrict how the rule would be appeared?

                                    An example, I need to test for a hotfix being present on Windows 7 x86 & x64 machines but only need the update on laptops.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Re-think task sequence policy download in OS

                                      Currently deployed task sequences create a lot of policy download and slow down the initialisation of a workstation. If they worked like in bootable media, or another way - I don't know if say downloading the TS policies as a zip would help?

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                                        1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Pin Configuration Manager client properties box to taskbar

                                        It would be really nice to be able to pin the properties box to the taskbar to get to it quicker. As it is now in the taskbar, I can only right click and close the window.

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                                        • Add bandwidth controls for content library between Primary and Secondary Sites

                                          It would be good to have bandwidth controls on the packages being transferred from the primary to secondary site content library similar to transferring to DPs.

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