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  1. 169 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  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).

      169 votes
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        Noted  ·  14 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.

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

          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

        • 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.

          161 votes
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            6 comments  ·  multi-tenant/ISP  ·  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.

            160 votes
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              Noted  ·  13 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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 →
              • Wants to get display notifcation message in clients to close any opened Office 365 apps while updates installation started

                In SCCM 1610 users are not displaying notification message in clients to close any Office 365 opened apps before Office updates installation started in "Software Center" and even we set forceappshutdown=False switch in Configuration.xml file for Office 365

                157 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make automatic client upgrade more intelligent to not break other running installations

                  Right now, the automatic Client upgrade scheduled Task is not aware of any running installations. So if appenforce.log shows a running Installation and at the same time the randomly timed scheduled tasks kicks in, the Installation cannot finish without error and will randomly leave the Installation or the SCCM Client itself in a unhealthy state. A reinstallation is the only way out.

                  Repro steps
                  - Activate automatic Client Upgrade in Hierarchy settings
                  - Exclude some test clients from automatic client upgrade
                  - Create an Application with a deploymenttype using a custom script
                  - As the script, use a batch file…

                  153 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Email Application approval requests

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

                    144 votes
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                      Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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.

                      140 votes
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                        Noted  ·  17 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Apply all deployed applications step in OSD

                        A step during OSD that queries SCCM for the applications deployed to a machine. If any are deployed to collections the machine is a member of they are installed one at a time, performing any restarts untill the whole list is complete. This should be an integrated step rather than implemented inconsistently by third-parties in PS or IIS

                        139 votes
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                          Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Software Center: Add the ability to customize Software Center

                          Create a Software Center Builder similar to the Admin Console Builder application. The ability to customize the Software Center is a frequent ask from customers and this would provide the ability to customize elements to improve end user usability, such as hiding elements that may confuse customers.

                          137 votes
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                            26 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Collection Query re-design request

                            I am looking the issue/design from SMS 2003 to SCCM 2012 version. I am not sure if any purpose must be behind of this design of collection default query select * from sms_r_system.
                            Whenever a user create the query based device collection, if there is any modification in the query
                            He/she shouldn’t remove the entire query and apply OK.
                            If user applies ok, its automatically select * from sms_r_system query will enabled, it will targed to all system which is “All system” as limiting collection.
                            It has serious issue in most the companies, deployment is performing by L1 or L2…

                            126 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Exclude Updates

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

                              125 votes
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                                11 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remote-wipe feature for Windows 10 desktop managed by SCCM agent (SCCM agent / Intune MDM dual management)

                                Currently, it is not supported to remote-wipe Windows 10 desktop managed by SCCM agent.
                                Intune MDM have ability to remote-wipe Windows 10 desktop, but Intune MDM and SCCM agent dual management is not supported.
                                We really need supported option to remote-wipe Windows 10 managed by SCCM agent like Intune MDM and SCCM agent dual management option.

                                124 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please improve accessibility of SCCM for blind system administrators.

                                  SCCM 2005 was very accessible to system administrators who are blind. However, Versions after this from 2008 on are not usable. This has resulted in any system administrator who is blind who requires access to SCCM to perform his or her duties to find alternative responsibilities. Up to 2013 I happily worked as a system administrator. I loved this part of the IT industry. However, because so much of my job revolved around using SCCM I had no choice but to leave and refocus my efferts somewhere else. I ask Microsoft to redouble your committment to accessibility to include improving…

                                  124 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • We hope to Enhanced SCEP Client's Advanced Protection Features

                                    We hope to Enhanced SCEP Client's Advanced Protection features

                                    ① Add Exploit Prevention Features
                                    ② Add Network Intrusion Protection Features
                                    ③ Add Network Filter URL Protection Features
                                    ④ Add Anti-Ransomware the File Backup Features
                                    ⑤ Improved Anti-Malware Engine More Malware Detection
                                    ⑥ Improved user interface operation and function
                                    ⑦ Improved Behavior Analysis Detected Malware subsequent rollback Features

                                    122 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for "Hotfix" Update classification

                                      SCCM should be able to support all updates made available in the MS catalog.
                                      The MS Update Catalog lists hotfixes which makes WSUS more useful than SCCM. If WSUS can rollout a hotfix why can't SCCM?
                                      Example KB2728738 is a hotfix available in the MS Update Catalog (http://Catalog.Update.microsoft.com/v7/Site/Search.aspx?q=2728738) yet it can not be imported to SCCM as the "Hotfix" class is not available.
                                      MS Support suggest to follow an non MS consultants blog http://ccmexec.com/2012/02/installing-multiple-windows-7-hotfixes-msu-with-sccm/
                                      As MS continue to create more and more Hotfixes in replacement of proper updates this makes SCCM Update component less and less useful.

                                      121 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve automatic SQL configuration, tuning, and maintenance of the SCCM DB & SQL Server

                                        Current architecture around SCCM’s management of SQL configuration and maintenance is old and hard to use. It requires a lot of manual oversight, and manual SQL tasks. And the default SQL settings created by SCCM are non-optimal. SQL is a powerful beast. Rethink ways SCCM can use it better, and keep it more optimally tuned and configured. Rethink how to run maintenance and backup tasks without downtime or impact to the production sites and deployments (this especially becomes more important with features like Conditional Access, that can never really have downtime.)

                                        118 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES)

                                          Replace the OSD Boot Image "Enable CMD Support (testing only)" feature with something that is more robust, helpful, and useful outside of testing like the F8 Troubleshooting Environment Steroids (F8TES).

                                          Info: Display full name of task sequence and its ID
                                          Info: Display full name of TS Deployment and its ID
                                          Info: Display full name and type of error step
                                          Info: Display error code
                                          Info: (Stretch Goal) Display useful error message for top 10 errors

                                          Button: “Open Command Prompt”
                                          - Launches the command prompt
                                          - Defaults to Insert instead of Overwrite (it currently defaults to overwrite in the WinPE phase)

                                          Button:…

                                          118 votes
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                                            10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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