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  1. Mximum runtime of Server 2016 Cumulative Updates

    For the last three months we've had to install the Server 2016 cumulative updates manually on the Servers as they have been failing with the error 0x87D0070C (-2016409844) shown in software center. From reading other posts I can see that this is a 'software update execution timeout' error and that by adjusting the maximum runtime of the update it will resolve the issue.

    I changed the runtime from 60 minutes to 240 minutes and this fix did indeed work but I don't want to have to do this every month. I saw that the previous problem was because the updateā€¦

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  2. Prioritize all activities in SCCM

    It would be useful if the activities in SCCM could be prioritized.
    If SCCM is busy installing patches, software updates can not be loaded until all patches are pending.
    For urgent software updates, the user must wait until all other activities have been completed. Partly several hours.
    Unfortunately, this is very impractical in practice.
    Therefore, it would be useful if software updates generally have the highest priority and patches get a lower priority.
    If an urgent software update is now pending, the patch installation would have to be interrupted IMMEDIATELY,
    then the software update (s) will be uploaded, and ifā€¦

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  3. Product Lifecycle Dashboard reports SCCM nearing end of support immediately following an upgrade

    As soon as an SCCM update is installed, the clients for the previous version will be displayed in Asset Intelligence > Product Lifecycle as "nearing end-of-support in next 18 months". Each version of SCCM is only supported for 18 months anyway, meaning if you have 10000 clients then you immediately have a bar of 10000 installs nearing end of support which squashes any other products' bars on the chart - see attachment for an example. Obviously this is solved by updating the clients but this could be a months-long process in some environments so it renders the dashboard far lessā€¦

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  4. Add button to add Automatic Deployment Rule Criteria to a new custom search

    Would be nice to create a new custom search from an Automatic Deployment Rule.

    Add a button near the "Preview" that will create a new custom search or replace an existing one.

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  5. Software Update Group - Force a Restart as soon as the installs are done

    It would be great to have an option to force a restart as soon as a software update group deployment is done installing. Currently, as an example, if you set up a deployment to start on a Tuesday with a forced deadline install on Friday and someone kicks off the install on Tuesday and isn't paying attention to the toast notifications, the machine could be in a staged state until the forced restart on Friday. Along with this, if the user isn't paying attention that the updates are done installing, the next time they restart before the deadline restart happens,ā€¦

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  6. Simplifiy and increase visibility of the system tray icons

    The system tray icons for Software Center and Software Updates are too small for most users to decipher. Most users cannot tell that the system tray icon for pending software is a package with a green or red asterisk--there us just too much detail and the asterisk it too small. Even on a desktop monitor we cannot tell what the icon is, but on a high resolution laptop, you need a magnifying glass. Please simplify the icons and make to color coded portion most of the icon.

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  7. PowerShell Cmdlet to collections & deployments for a computer

    Would be good to have a PowerShell CmdLet to get information on all collections and deployment for a computer is listed for.

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  8. Window buttons disappear after waking from sleep

    Strangely, the window buttons (minimize, maximize, close) disappear after my computer wakes from sleep. They're still there, but just become invisible.

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  9. Allow non AD integrated SMTP servers for alert meail notification

    When configuring authenticated SMTP only AD style credential (domain\username) are supported.

    This prevent thar organizations with smtp server that authetictes against other than AD identity providers can be used.

    It would be desirable to allow the use of arbitrary authenticated SMTP server.

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  10. Automatic icon download in Application Catalog for known vendors

    With ConfigMgr recently changing the icon size to a high resolution spec it has created a world of hurt and a manual task to create the icons again.

    ConfigMgr should provide a feature that auto includes icons / logos for known vendors from a central repository. It would cut down a lot of time for admins around the world and keep the catalogue looking pretty and consistent.

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  11. Conditional Access based on the latest Windows 10 build

    You should be able to create a conditional access rule that only the computers with the latest Windows 10 build can access corporate resources.

    The latest version is required because it might introduce new security features or some other functionality.

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  12. Snap to grid

    It would be so handy to have a "View Grid" option in the Report Builder design view with a "Snap to grid" feature. This will make designing the reports so much easier to align objects and text boxes etc.

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  13. Add vendor description to update search parameter (product)

    When you add 3rd party drivers/software/firmware updates to update catalog, you can only filter updates by names that might get confusing when you have multiple vendors. Right now the product for HP is either Firmware/Software/Driver. We can only assume Lenovo, Dell, ... Will have the same and it Will be confusing. HP Driver/HP Software/HP Firmware would make more sence and make filtering easier.

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  14. content library logging

    Could logging for content library be improved.
    Recently had a situation where the ini, sig files weren't created in the FileLib. Noticed the logs weren't helpful when it came to actions managing the content library on distribution points. This made resolving difficult.

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  15. Add size column to application deployment types

    It would be useful if in the console each application deployment type had its own "Size" column, and maybe the application itself could have a "total size" column of all the deployment types combined.

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  16. An option to configure a DP such that it only downloads the distributed content from the site when the first client requests for it.

    An option to configure a DP such that it only downloads the distributed content from the site when the first client requests for it. This will help manage DP disk space efficiently as most of the content never gets used at a remote site but we do not know what's really needed in advance. With semi annual channels the content problem is getting worse each day.

    Below is the config manager thread I had opened and an expert asked me to submit a request here.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c249e600-b781-43ee-9aae-0b0efb6ba078/question-about-sccm-content-distribution?forum=ConfigMgrCBGeneral

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  17. preserve permissions on cd.latest folder after CM update

    After applying an SCCM update via in-console servicing, permissions on the cd.latest folder are not retained. This requires any process/account backing up the cd.latest folder to have read access re-granted after every SCCM update.

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  18. Simplify finding the current month's software updates

    Provide a dashboard or view that displays the current month's software updates. Allow for selecting of updates and a button to create a software update group directly. Basically, simplify the process of identifying the updates needed to deploy each month.

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  19. Ability to move Distribution point from one secondary site server to another secondary site server' has been merged into this idea

    when we need to remove secondary site server or when need to rebuild secondary site server with another site code. A full uninstall and re install required for all Distribution points associated with that secondary site.
    Also when we need to move a DP from one site code to another site code, it requires uninstall / re installā€¦.to avoid this it will be helpful to have ability to move DPā€™s between secondaries.

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  20. setupcomplete.cmd

    Please hide the DOS Box with setupcomplete.cmd in the Task Sequence Windows 10 Upgrade process.

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