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  1. 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…

    389 votes
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      11 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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.

      357 votes
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        14 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

      • Add "Uninstall Application" option to Tasksequence

        It is possible to "Install Application" in a Tasksequence. It would be nice to be able to "Uninstall Application" too.

        356 votes
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          14 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

        • Allow custom icons for Task Sequences and Packages/Programs in Software Center.

          Allow custom icons for Task Sequences and Packages/Programs in Software Center.

          Currently the icons are all a default icon, which can be confusing for end users if there are multiple deployed to a workstation.

          335 votes
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            Noted  ·  23 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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.

            310 votes
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              Noted  ·  7 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

              277 votes
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                35 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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).

                271 votes
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                  Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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.

                  266 votes
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                    Noted  ·  13 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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).

                    264 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Software Center: Support multi-select of applications

                      The ability to multi-select applications to be installed via the Software Center, so as to create an installation queue.

                      263 votes
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                        Noted  ·  21 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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?

                        220 votes
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                          Noted  ·  12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Software Center (1602) icons are blurry

                          In the new Software Center the icons in the catalog are blurry. I have attempted to upload new ICO's with better quality, but the results remain the same. Please consider resolving the quality issue and/or allowing larger icon resolutions above 250x250. The new Software Center is nice, but only if we make it that way with professional icons.

                          213 votes
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                            15 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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.

                            208 votes
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                              Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  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.

                              204 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                              • SCCM updates: User Experience - Reboot notifications

                                Here is the User experience for the update process as I understand it:

                                1. System tray balloon appears saying 'software changes are required'

                                2. System tray balloon appears saying 'downloading and installing software'

                                3. System tray balloon appears saying 'Restart required: Recently installed updates require your machine to be restarted'

                                4. *It is here I would like the larger temporary notification reboot window to appear but it doesn't.

                                5. Permanent notification reboot window appears and stays on the screen

                                I would like option 4 to be possible. Without this it seems quite easy for users to miss seeing the balloon…

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                                  9 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.

                                  200 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Email Application approval requests

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

                                    198 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        8 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  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…

                                        190 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • active directory description

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

                                          188 votes
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                                            Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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