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  1. Native 802.1x Support for Enterprise Operating System Deployments

    Provide Support 802.1x Natively w/o the use of prestart up scripts in WinPE. Many large organizations have protected network infrastructure for their environments that want to be able to easily utilizes the Deployment feature on these protected networks.

    262 votes
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      Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

      254 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev 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

      • 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).

        246 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Force Reinstall of Application

          Many customers want to be able to force a reinstallation of an application. this deployment should ignore all detection rules and just install the application again.
          At the moment this is not possible.

          240 votes
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            Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Prompt users for reboot, but NEVER force it

            The reboot settings only allow for the user to postpone a reboot for up to 24 hours. Why can't we expand that time or just keep reminding them forever until they reboot themselves? The longer that they have been pending a reboot, remind (pester) them more frequently. Or auto reboot if nobody is logged on.

            222 votes
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              Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SCCM On Premise MDM Should Support IOS Devices

              Enabling MDM management of IOS devices on premise

              212 votes
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                Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement function to remove Windows Updates from clients with Software Update Point

                With a standalone WSUS-Server deployed Windows Updates can be uninstalled/removed from clients. With SCCM SUP this is not possible,
                Implement a function to remove installed Windows Updates from clients.

                208 votes
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                  Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Software Update Patch Tuesday Scheduling

                  It would be really great if when configuring an Automated Deployment Rule you could configure it to run based on the number of days / weeks since "patch Tuesday" (especially in countries other than the USA where "patch Tuesday" is actually a Wednesday and not necessarily the second Wednesday of each month). I currently get around this by having a script detect when patch Tuesday has passed and subsequently execute an ADR and create one or more deployments based on the number of weeks since that date. This works fine, but an in product solution would be better

                  198 votes
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                    25 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable a column for primary user!

                    Enable an option to quickly see the primary user of a device (within the columns on the console) I don't have time to individually click machines or run reports to find the primary user.

                    194 votes
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                      Noted  ·  20 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SCCM On Premise MDM Should Support Android Devices

                      Enable support for Android management on premise

                      187 votes
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                        Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option to pre-download content to client cache for 'Available' deployments

                        As we know, 'Required' deployments download content to client cache as soon as possible assuming content is available and req's are met. A common scenario is setting a deadline off in the future which essentially stages or pre-downloads the content to the client cache so it's available as soon as the user hits install, or the deadline is reached.

                        We'd like an option, per deployment, to pre-download content in a similar fashion for 'Available' deployments.

                        Understood that available deployments may never get executed, but there are several scenarios (poorly connected, remote offices w/no DP) where this would be extremely desirable.…

                        186 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow interaction with the user when installing applications as System

                          Many places like to give users custom UIs when an application is being installed. It would be nice to be able to prompt the user for input or give them information without losing the ability to add that application to a task sequence.

                          180 votes
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                            Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate MDT by default

                            Instead of having us integrate MDT, why not just include the scripts in a new SCCM install by default?

                            176 votes
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                              Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Web Console

                              It's time to retire the fat console. Updating wouldn't be a problem if everyone just hit a website. Preferably an HTML5 based website that handled high latency fine for those CAS scenarios where the CAS may be half-way across the globe.

                              175 votes
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                                Noted  ·  17 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  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.

                                174 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes

                                  With the new 'cumulative updates' model I think it would be a good idea to change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes (or whatever is best suited). I have noticed more timeout issues with patching in the last couple of months due to the default 10 minutes not being enough time to install 'X' patches as a single CU. This would be preferred to manually overriding them every month.

                                  173 votes
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                                    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

                                    169 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow us the ability to view all variables and their values that are available in a task sequence (both built-in and custom) via a gui

                                      While testing some new functionality in SCCM 1602 current branch I inadvertently searched for a possible new variable using the 'set dynamic variable' step.

                                      Unfortunately that doesn't list read only variables in the 'existing variables' list (read only variables begin with _). It would be awesome if this gui would list all built-in variables (including read-only ones) as this would make searching for a particular variable easier than having to google or bing it.

                                      Secondly, how about the option to list all custom defined variables in this gui, along with their values (if any). today we get the following headings…

                                      165 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                                        Thanks for the feedback.

                                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                      • active directory description

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

                                        164 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Would like to replace the Windows defender icon with the SCEP icon when managed by Endpoint Protection

                                          In windows 10 when managed by SCCM+Endpoint Protection, we get Windows Defender as the Endpoint Protection client, which is fine as they use the same engine.

                                          However the icon is for Windows Defender which doesn't make sense.

                                          Can we change it to the SCEP icon instead which would make more sense and go along with the installed software SCEP in control panel which does have the correct icon (in Programs and Features).

                                          Having the SCEP icon would be a nice visual clue (aside from looking at applied policies) that SCEP was managing Antivirus rather than Windows itself

                                          158 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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