Microsoft

System Center Configuration Manager Feedback

Suggestion box powered by UserVoice

Ideas

What features would you like to see?

All of the feedback that you share in these forums will be monitored and reviewed by the Microsoft engineering teams responsible for building System Center Configuration Manager, though we canā€™t promise to reply to all posts.

Please do not use UserVoice to report product bugs or for assisted support.
If you believe you have found a product bug, please send us a bug report through the Configuration Manager Console (1806 and newer). To do this, press the šŸ™‚ button in the top right corner and choose ā€œSend a Frownā€. For more details, seeĀ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help.

If you require assisted support, please see https://aka.ms/cmcbsupport for more details.

Standard Disclaimer ā€“ our lawyers made us put this here ;-)
We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, so you can give us feedback. Please note that the System Center Configuration Manager feedback site is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please send only feature suggestions and ideas to improve Microsoft Configuration Manager. Do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Management Insight: Inventories approaching and violating max MIF size

    There's already a UVI for two to increase the default maximum MIF size. Regardless of the size this seems like an easy Management Insight win. Let me know if the existing limit is being violated or if some devices are starting to get close so I can investigate why. Obviously we need to determine which devices are in question.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. Open the Application Catalog web site link customization

    Enable customization "Open the Application Catalog web site link" in Software Center. Usefull especially for customers using own Application catalog. Enable editing of the link name and its URL.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. In updates and servicing allow for redownload update when something goes wrong an update

    We are unable to redownload an update under updates and servicing. Sometimes an update has a problem when downloading and it gets greyed out.
    There is no easy way to redownload the update and we are stuck with an update that cannot be applied anymore

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow running PowerShell script synchronously during Task Sequence

    When using the Run PowerShell script step in a Task Sequence, the Task Sequence waits for the completion of the script before continuing.

    It would be useful to have a "Run Synchronously" option to allow the Task Sequence to continue to the next step without waiting for the script to complete.

    At the moment I use the command line CMD /C START Powershell.exe to achieve this goal.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. Rename folder - re-order list needed

    After renaming a folder under Applications/Packages and probably elsewhere too, the folders don't re-order themselves until you quit and restart the Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) Console.

    Would like the folders to simply re-sort themselves alphabetically after renaming a folder.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Stale Source Files

    I would like to see a report or a tool that runs against all my apps, packages, etc.. and the source location and tell me how many files in the source location are not associated to anything in SCCM, this would be great for O&M and keeping the server healthy.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. Possiblity to open items as read only

    I want have the possibility to open a Application, packages or Task Sequences as read only ans not have the possibility to edit every time I open the check a settings.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. AD Organizational Unit Column in Console

    Add the Active Directory OU as a column option in the console. Really, any info that shows in the properties of a device should be an option to add as a column.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Custom Update Description in Software Center

    Would be good if you could change the description of the Office 365 updates to match the update text or at least not include the paragraph about it not being possible to deploy via WSUS. It's just not something that needs to be visible in Software Center.

    Either that or allow administrators to overwrite the description visible in Software Center for users similar to custom severity. It's not a big thing, but I've had a few people ask about it.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Consistent behaviour throughout the console windows

    In Use Collections, Device Collections and Packages nodes one can press any keyboard key to jump to the specific letter in the list.
    In Applications this is not possible, nor in for instance Asset Intelligence\Inventoried Software.

    Would be nice if the key press behaviour was consistent throughout the console panes.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Add PowerShell Cmdlets for Creating, Updating and Removing Custom DDR Information

    There are many use cases for using Custom Data Discovery Records (DDR) to help drive automated workflows and categorization of systems for collection queries, etc.

    While we can do this automatically from Active Directory thru discovery, we don't have a similar mechanism for workgroup or AAD systems.

    Having the ability to Import/Update as well as Remove custom DDR data programmatically enables more complex workflows an integration points to retrieve data out of external IT Service Management solutions to drive business processes while avoiding the use of Direct Collection Memberships.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. reports should show most recently used reports

    that when you open reporting it shows the last 5 reports you viewed. this will help for re visiting reports.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. BUG: AdminUI.ExtensionInstaller.log opens in notepad when console upgrade fails even though cmtrace default viewer for .log files

    BUG: AdminUI.ExtensionInstaller.log opens in notepad when console upgrade fails, even though cmtrace default viewer for .log files

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. 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€¦

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. 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€¦

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  16. 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€¦

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  18. 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€¦

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base