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  1. 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.

    316 votes
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      12 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

    • 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.

      306 votes
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        Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        291 votes
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          Noted  ·  20 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.

          278 votes
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            Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

            259 votes
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              Noted  ·  12 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).

              253 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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

                250 votes
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                  33 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

                  226 votes
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                    Noted  ·  19 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

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

                      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                    • 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).

                      219 votes
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                        Noted  ·  15 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?

                        211 votes
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                          Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

                          201 votes
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                            Noted  ·  14 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.

                            189 votes
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                              Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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 →
                              • 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.

                                185 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 183 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  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.

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

                                      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                    • 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…

                                      178 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Content  ·  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…

                                        172 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

                                        • Email Application approval requests

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

                                          160 votes
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                                            Noted  ·  15 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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