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  1. Improve on the communication windows when deploying TS, Applications or Packages. Warning the users about what will occuring before a deadli

    Improve on the communication windows when deploying TS, Applications or Packages. Warning the users about what will occuring before a deadline is reached. With all this MS updates for Office and Windows we need a stronger communication method

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  2. Allow user messaging

    It would be nice to have a ability to show custom messages to inform the user that a software installation is in progress and the computer must not be restarted or disconnect from the network.
    Something similar to outlook notifications.
    This should be specific for each package/application; and it should be available at least at begin/end of installation (or even in case of error)

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  3. Use the content library also for client cache

    Please bring the Content Library to the Client Cache. That would be nice to have in some cases only a sync Methode instead of downloading over BITS a kompressed file.

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  4. Temporary Collections

    Create a new Collection class called "Temporary Collections". When you choose to create a temporary collection, you would be presented with a field to specify the date and time the collection will automatically be deleted. This would be useful for one-time deployments or point in time usage collections. There would need to be logic to prevent other non-temporary collections from using these as limiting, excludes, or includes, but ultimately this would assist greatly in large enterprises and collection creep.

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  5. SMSTSPostReboot / SMSTSOnStart command

    When a specific app or utility needs to be run (ex. a custom monitoring application) after each restart, it would be handy if we could put the command in a variable. The command should then be executed after each restart, before the TS continues.

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  6. 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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  7. Allow dependency to not run if parent is already detected

    Add a checkbox to Deployment Type Dependency that will "Allow dependency to not run if the parent is already detected".

    In other words, if the parent Application is deployed to a client, but the parent App Detection is already satisfied (it's already installed), do not install the dependency app if the option is checked.

    This would be most useful in short-circuiting long dependency chains, where you don't need to install any prereqs for a dependency app because it is already installed.

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  8. Add Favorites feature

    Allow us to add favorite nodes/folders

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  9. Add/Remove Programs Report

    Add/Remove Programs Report across ALL PCs in collection

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  10. searchbar on devices tab

    It would be nice if the search bar on the devices tab would remove trailing spaces before searches. The issue is that we copy and paste a device name from a report and there will sometime be a trailing space that comes along with the paste. If this space is present when hitting the search button, the search will not find the device.

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  11. Capture SMSProvider data for console sessions

    Recommend capturing which SMS Provider is used to connect console sessions. Some environments have more than one provider and it is also useful for customers with Site Server High Availability implemented.

    Currently SMSProv runs spCMUpsertConsoleUsageData, which populates ConsoleUsageData, and is ultimately consumable for reporting in v_CMConsoleUsageData.

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  12. Win PE + AMT Problem

    Win PE Freeze on step downloading, when Intel AMT turned on and configured.

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  13. Have an option to decline or stop/prevent a Windows Update from deploying from the SCCM Console.

    I wanted to block an update from deploying the other day and didn't see a button/option to say DECLINE / DONT DEPLOY within the Configuration Manager Console. I saw the update had been downloaded already, but had not been deployed. So I wanted to make sure it would not get deployed at all. I had to go into the WSUS server and decline the Update these and then re-synch the sccm database.
    Quick DECLINE or STOP / BLOCK button would be nice. Or an UNINSTALL/REMOVE button.

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  14. Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

    Greetings - I'd like to see some of util to help read log files. It could show the list of logs and what each one is for and click to view

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    Thanks for the feedback. We include CMTrace.exe in the boot images so logs can be read in WinPE, that tool is part of the SCCM Toolkit and can also be found on the site server under \OSD\Bin\\CMTrace.exe

    For OS Deployment logs there’s a section here which helps – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427342.aspx – the main OS Deployment log is SMSTS.log

    We have an open item for improving logging, copy logs etc – I’ll add your feedback to that item.

  15. Updates delivered via "Windows 10 Servicing" or through "Surface Drivers and Firmware Updates" features never report "installed" numbers

    Software Updates delivered via "Windows 10 Servicing" or through "Surface Drivers and Firmware Updates" features never report "installed" numbers. They report how many systems require the updates, or how many are unknown or not required. This makes it hard to tell how many systems have updated, especially when we're testing new drivers or new operating system versions. There are other ways of determining what OS versions are out there, but none that really help us determine which OSes upgraded to 1709 by a Windows 10 Servicing software update Vs. a Windows 10 1709 OS Upgrade task sequence (at least theseā€¦

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  16. Test deployment

    It could be great to get a feature that lets us make test deployments.
    E.g. so we can test supersedence without stopping the old deployment.

    Today if I want to test a deployment of an application that should supersede another, I have to actually supersede the old application to test the process of detection, uninstall, install, detection.

    I have an update for an application that has to be installed on several classroom computers and tested towards an updated test server.
    With the test several weeks ahead of deployment, the old version should continue to install for anyone in need ofā€¦

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  17. "Maintenance Windows" for Client Auto Upgrade feature

    We often found that SCCM Client is not working because SCCM client was corrupt during client.msi installation was failed due to external OS shutdown. OS shutdown during upgrade may cause corrupt SCCM client but we cannot set "Maintenance Windows" for Client Auto Upgrade in current SCCM version and so it is difficult to avoid this situation. We want to add "Maintenance Windows" for Client Auto Upgrade.

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  18. Client Uninstall in console

    I'd like client uninstall option by right click. Which will be helpful to remove unwanted machines.

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  19. auto clean expire updates from sccm cache

    We have a setting to expire Superseded updates after X days. Clients need auto remove cache files that are expired? Patches, Defender def cleanup. When they update policy and software update scan, the machine knows the update is expired, it cannot install, clean this from the SCCM Cache,

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  20. "select all"

    With 1606 we can multi-select updates thankfully however on newly imaged machines there may be 80 or more updates to select.

    It would be really nice to have the ability to Select All security updates with one click.

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