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  1. Make the SCCM hybrid diagnostic tool scriptable

    This is a great tool, but it would be useful if it was able to accept command line parameters so that for situations where the IT person that is managing mobile devices might not necessarily have access to run the tool locally on the site server that hosts the service connection point role or Microsoft Intune connector role. If the tool has able to accept command line parameters, that would also allow me to leverage SCORCH to run the tool with appropriate switches and send the output to someone as a CSV or other format with the results.

    Tool: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53306

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  2. FileReplication using Cloud DP

    MPLS/ P2P lines usually have less bandwidth then WAN lines.
    it will be great benefit to add option for Primary site/ CAS to update Cloud DP, and configure other DP to pull the data from the Cloud DP instead of replication over MPLS lines.

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  3. Show settings changed from default in bold

    As it does in the IIS and SQL management consoles, show any configuration settings that are changed from default in bold text.
    Perhaps also show the default value as a hover-over popup.

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  4. Prevent canceling of installation in progress by PC restart.

    In application model, if we install application to pc via SoftwareCenter then user can restart in any moment during the application installation.

    User can not restart if the SCCM application is doing MSI installation, that is ok.

    But if it is legacy setup.exe or just a script installation (powershell, dos-batch) of an SCCM application then user is not prevented to do a restart. So he is allowed to restart PC while the installation is in progress.

    It is essential to have a setting wich prevent whole computer to be restarted till the application installation is finished. Maybe simmilar way how…

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  5. Prioritize < mb/gb Content to distribute

    When I commission a new DP I send content from the PS where I can't use pull from a nearer DP. This includes many apps and OS images, updates etc. Many apps are easily less that 50 mb (75% of the content) and update packages and OS images are much larger (25%). I know I can prioritise the distribution for each app but often the requirement is for these small apps first so we can make use of our service. Sites tend to test OSD over a longer period and we set Update to go to MS if unavailable.

    I…

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  6. Deployment Type with version when auto creating DT

    There are multiple places where a reference to an application is only with GUID and DT name. E.g. logs.
    If the DT name had version number in the name, it would easy to see what application is referenced when you have more than one version of a product and thereby more applications.

    When creating an application for a Windows Installer, it would be great to have the automatic DT creation process to include the version, if provided, in the DT name.

    In addition, if the creation of a script installer DT could include the names and versions from the application…

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  7. Have templates for Windows Server Roles that Site Systems use when deploying

    When installing site systems like SUP I want to have specified an template for how Windows Server should be configured like IIS, WSUS Application Pool etc. in addition to installing the WinSrv Roles. This can bed slightly different from customer to customer and would make it easier for them to deploy new Site Systems with a consistency. Stability would go up and troubleshooting would be easier. Thinking about all Site System roles, not only SUP.

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  8. When upgrading, test for high CPU usage on SQL

    Ran into an issue when upgrading from v1606 to v1610 that the SQL failed to run due to high CPU usage (SQL was being ran on a separate box). Was not noticed until after the upgrade had already started. Maybe one of the pre-req checks for upgrading to SCCM is to look at the average CPU usage by SQL to see if that host will complete the upgrade in a timely manner and reduce the risk of failing.

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  9. AD computer object description

    Setting the AD computer object description should be allowed inside a task sequence during the domain join operation.
    Whether or not this is on the dialog box, is not important to me. I'd be happy setting a TS variable (ie. OSDComputerObjectDescription)

    Alternatively, we could use a PowerShell script using different credentials (which Task Sequences also do not allow). Similar to the way
    the "Run Command Line" allows the input of credentials.

    Right now we have to use a kludgy "Run Command Line" using credentials and run
    a batch file that calls something like: PowerShell.exe -executionpolicy Bypass -command pscommandhere
    or: PowerShell.exe…

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  10. Behaviour when deleting a deployment

    When deleting a deployment from the packages pane, we seem to be bounced to the deployment monitoring page.

    This makes no sense to me, especially when 9 times out of 10 I'm just going to head back to the package to re-create a deployment.

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  11. Inform a user when an application has been closed by an installing package

    Running 1906 with hotfix.
    When using the option to "Automatically close any running executables you specified..." while deploying a product which needs an application closed, when the deadline is reached the applications are closed, but there is no notification to the user as to why. If in front of their machine, the user will then invariably re-open the application (especially if this is Outlook) which will cause the installation to fail.
    I would suggest that when the application is automatically close, a message box is shown informing the user what's happened which stays on screen until the installation is complete,…

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  12. Add 'are you sure' logic to buttons in the ribbon

    Would be great to have a prompt for certain buttons in the ribbon to verify you clicked the correct button. Many, many times I want to click 'refresh' on a collection only to accidentally click 'copy'. Not a huge issue, but an annoyance where I have to them delete the unwanted collection.

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  13. Include User OU membership as a field

    Add a field to the Users that shows what AD Site they are members of. This is similar to the AD Site view for Computers, just also apply the same type of visibility to the Users so we can easily determine where those users are across the Enterprise. This would help with validating theat their priary devices are in the correct device AD OU for management.

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  14. Approval process on DCM - Configuration Items

    As it is with the Scripting Node, there are some that may utilize the feature that Scripts need to be Approved; would like to see a mechanism on DCM on the Configuration Item that requires review/approval before it can be attached and deployed in a baseline. The goal is to keep operators from skirting the scripting approval process by using a DCM Object to perform the actions they want to execute that they could not do via Scripting due to lack of approval.

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  15. Orchestration Group membership

    I have a few collections that use queries for membership. I would like to be able to have a query run once a week to check membership for Orchestration Groups instead of going through and creating a static list.

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  16. compliance badge for client

    When a user wants to know if their PC is 'compliant' then the Software Center 'compliance' tab confusingly doesn't relate to their actual compliance with software updates, its for an unused conditional access feature (or am I wrong and the only one confused by this.) users go to the compliance tab and think they are up to date. how can users know if they are patch 'compliant/?

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  17. DCR: Provide Application content identifiers in the task sequence environment.

    This will allow Alternate Content Providers to perform pre-flight content availability checks and download content not cached locally before the content is required. At the moment. smsappinstall.exe only obtains the content identifier when executed using the ScopeId_...

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  18. Allow 'Automatically upgrade any superseded version of this application' to be configurable for required deployments

    Allow 'Automatically upgrade any superseded version of this application' to be configurable for required deployments. Just like what was done for Available deployments.

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  19. Issues after upgrading to 1706

    I’ve updates to 1706 in my lab. There are a few things that they don’t work appropriate way.
    1) Log compmon.log said that “Can not get the current execution state for component CONFIGURATIONMANAGERUPDATE since it is not installed or completed installing.”. That is not true.The update process is finished. The console said all tasks were completed.
    2) Configuration Manager Service Manager does not communicate with most of components. I have no idea why because they work

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  20. Reporting for File Replication (under Hierarchy Configuration)

    It would be nice to have File Replication reporting for large sites. This way you can see all of Site to Site connection information and policies. Thus avoiding having to open and check each one for Rate Limits and Schedules. Maybe also tie in the Rate Limits from the DPs.

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