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  1. A Customizable Reboot/Postpone Prompt for Application and Software Updates Deployments

    Basically would like something similar to the Windows Updates Reboot/Postpone nag prompt except with the ability to customize the notification text as applicable to the deployment.

    For example:, as a sub-setting of the deployment type for the application you have the option to enable the reboot/postpone prompt and customize the notification text of the dialog box.

    If the user that receives the prompt, postpones they will be re-prompted at the end of the postponement period until they either reboot or shutdown the system. (basically exactly the same behavior as the Windows Updates reboot/postpone prompt).

    474 votes
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      Noted  ·  23 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bootimage download with HTTP instead of TFTP

      Downloading the boot image with TFTP is slow and download may fail within slow or unreliable networks.
      Downloading with HTTP or iSCSI will increase the speed dramatically and the stability is improved also.
      With iPXE this technology is implemented and works fine.
      My idea is to implement the HTTP download with SCCM.
      This would be a great enhancement to performance and stability in the OS deployment.

      459 votes
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        15 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Noted  ·  sangeev responded

        Hi. I’m setting the status back to Noted – this was mixed up with the item “Add support for TFTP Window Size” – that has been Started and is available in the 1603 tech preview build.

        Thanks,
        BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

      • Site Server High Availability or Clustering

        Configuration Manager is becoming more mission critical every day. The ability to Cluster the Site Server role (Inboxes & SMS Provider) is more and more important as that is the single point of failure for a Primary Site.

        If the Site Server role goes down the Primary Site is down no matter how many Management Points or SMS Provider etc. exist.

        If we could Cluster the Site Server or at least have 2 systems share that role for High Availability then this would no longer be an issue.

        Even though we can designate multiple SMS Providers, if the site system…

        442 votes
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          15 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ConfigMgr Web Console

          Introduce ConfigMgr Web Console and remove the need to update the console on every device with each SCCM CB Upgrade as local admin rights are needed to update the console.

          The ConfigMgr Web Console might be similar to Azure Portal with Microsoft Intune.

          With SCCM CB updates getting released more frequently than before, this will provide benefits and ease of management. The Admins can connect to the ConfigMgr console from any computer in the organisation without the need to install it.

          368 votes
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            18 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Email Application approval requests

            Would be nice if the application approval request feature had built-in support for emailing.

            366 votes
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              31 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support OSD over Wireless

              As more and more devices are shipping without wired network adapters, and more business areas are going "wireless only," the traditional ability to reimage a device in place is getting scarce. This is especially true in primary and secondary education institutions.

              Please provide support for adding Wireless drivers to WinPE, and the ability to provision wireless network profiles for the WinPE phase of the task sequence to enable imaging over wireless network connections.

              346 votes
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                13 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

              • Software Center: Add categories to maching targetted deployments.

                The new Software Center in 1511 should also categorize Applications using the user category even if it is not deployed to users but systems instead. It should reflect the user category no matter what.

                336 votes
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                  32 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 284 votes
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                    Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • windows 10 upgrade servicing

                    Support SUP/ESD/WSUS/update-based packages via the "Upgrade Operating System" task sequence step so that task sequence-driven upgrades can benefit from the smaller size of the ESD files (2.5GB) compared to the full media used today (3.5GB).

                    282 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Multi Tenant support for Microsoft cloud services integrated with ConfigMgr

                      We hear this request a lot, so I'm adding it here.
                      ConfigMgr integrates with many Microsoft Cloud Services:
                      * WUFB
                      * WSFB
                      * Windows Upgrade Analytics
                      * OMS
                      * etc
                      For each of the above services, sometimes a company may have multiple tenants. Please allow ConfigMgr to manage multiple tenants for each of these services.

                      279 votes
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                        14 comments  ·  Multi-Tenant/ISP  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Complete Group Policy Integration

                        Configuration Manager should be able to configure all aspects of a workstation that can be done using other Microsoft tools. Some group policy items already exist such as folder redirection and Firewall Policies. It would be great if Firewall could be expanded to include creation of firewall exceptions. It would also be great if we could configure all group policies from within SCCM perhaps using compliance settings.

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                          Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Request to add support for Distribution Point Maintenance mode

                          Situations where maintenance mode is useful/needed:
                          1. When the system (hardware) is in transit from the location where it was installed to the site where it is to be used in production.
                          2. When the system is down for other maintenance (software patching and updates, OS configuration changes, hardware reconfiguration and other external factors causing planned or unplanned downtime).
                          The above outlined method for installing new DPs to remote locations is widely used for various reasons (For example to have a dedicated team at one location install machine and to avoid having to copy a large content library across WAN…

                          269 votes
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                            Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Detection and remediation scripts should have more control over the execution of PowerShell

                            When defining a Configuration Item with Powershell have the possibility to influence the behavior of the script (eg -noprofile, setting allowed time to run)

                            261 votes
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                              Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 3rd Party Patching - Catalogs

                              Enable easier integration with partner products or have the ability to pull down 3rd party catalogs.

                              252 votes
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                                Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Cloud Management Gateway (as CSP)

                                With 1610, the Cloud Management Gateway feature arrived. Although it's a Pre-Release feature, as Cloud Solution Provider we're UNABLE to use/implement this. And so are our customers...!

                                When you try to set this up from the ConfigMgr console, a prerequisite is the Azure Management Certificate, which can't be configured as CSP-tenant because this needs the Classic Azure Portal (ASM). This is unacceptable for us, as CSP, as we would have to instruct our customers to get an Azure Subscription separately.

                                https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/cie/2016/11/28/azure-management-certificates-and-publishing-setting-file-with-csp-subscriptions/

                                247 votes
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                                  12 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • OSD - Deploy TS to User groups

                                  Would be nice to be able to advertise Task Sequences to specific users or groups. We have some operating system deployments that we would like only certain users to run, support staff for instance.

                                  229 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • active directory description

                                    Add an column to the devices view that would display Active Directory descriptions in console.

                                    215 votes
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                                      20 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      This can be done today w/ #SCCM 1802 (and previous versions too). I will mark started… and watch comments for why this doesn’t just work… before I mark this straight up completed…

                                      Steps:
                                      1) On the CAS (or standalone primary), go to Administration → Hierarchy Configuration → Discovery methods
                                      2) right click on Active Directory System Discovery and bring up the Properties form. Active Directory Attributes tab, and then click on Custom. In the form that appears, type the name of the attribute. Click OK, and make sure you have added it as an attribute to discover. Run discovery after exiting properties form.
                                      3) Now when you go to the Devices view and right click on a device and go to its Properties form, you will see the new attribute showing up there.

                                    • Software Center "Sort by" default view

                                      Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

                                      212 votes
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                                      • Exclude Updates

                                        The ability to exclude a single or multiple updates with a simple Right Click > Exclude or Menu item.

                                        195 votes
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                                          13 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Start ProgressUI after reboot in Task Sequence at logon screen (non OS TS)

                                          When you use Task Sequences (TS) to deploy software (non OS TS) and there is a reboot inside of the TS there will be no ProgressUI at the logon Screen after the reboot. So you can't see the Progress of the running TS or there is a TS running.
                                          If You logon, after a short time the ProgressUI will start.
                                          We started a MS Case (REG:116092814729429): This is a expected behavior because it's not planned for out of WinPE stage.

                                          Please implement the start of the ProgressUI after the reboot inside of the TS, so we can see the Progress…

                                          194 votes
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                                            8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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