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  1. Applications - Provide a means to have other applications run after an application is installed.

    There is the ability to specify dependencies for Applications, however the ability to run another Application POST install would be awesome. Often when an application is installed there is a post configuration task that needs to run.

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      Noted  ·  23 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Deploy Package to Multiple Collections at one time

      Allow packages to be deployed to multiple collections at one time. For instance I need AppX to go to Lab 1, Lab 2 and Lab4. Instead of going into AppX 3 different times to deploy, it would be nice to deploy it to all 3 labs at one time.

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        Noted  ·  15 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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

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          Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When a console crashes and you are editing a task sequence, allow sedo unlock if user name matches yours

          It happened to me yesterday with SCCM 1602 CB, I was editing two task sequences at the same time, trying to copy a section from one into the other when the console crashed. I needed the work done and this didn't help as as soon as I started the console again I got the familiar message shown below. The problem is you have to wait 30 minutes for the sedo lock to be removed or use PowerShell cmdlets to try and remove the lock.

          I don't think that is necessary at all as there is already a retry button on…

          199 votes
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            planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Have the ability to remove a CAS when only one primary site is left

            Beginning with 2012SP1, we have the ability to add a CAS to an autonomous primary site. It could be interesting to reverse the proposition by having the ability to remove a CAS above a Primary when a CAS is no longer needed or has been set for a wrong reason.
            I know that it could be done through creating another hierarchy and using migration tasks by this is quite difficult for it requires additional hardware.

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              Noted  ·  14 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Integrate Microsoft LAPS Functionality

              The Microsoft Local Admin Password Solution (LAPS) is great because of the security it provides, but is not in widespread use because it isn't enabled by default and requires desktop/server teams to work together to implement.

              Integrate the functionality of Microsoft LAPS into the ConfigMgr infrastructure.

              This could include simple steps to control replace the group policy need with a new compliance item node, or could include completely supplanting of the functionality (similar to how MBAM makes it so you don't need AD for managing BitLocker recovery keys).

              Anything that ConfigMgr can do to bring down the bar for securing…

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                12 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change color scheme in the SCCM console

                When working with multiple customers and/or in migration scenarios (and also in lab- technical preview environments) it would be great to be able change the color scheme in the ConfigMgr console to clarify which environment the console belongs to.

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                  16 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  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…

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

                    Thanks for the feedback.

                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                  • Task Sequence Error Dialog Box Needs to Show Step Name

                    The error dialog box for the task sequence shows the error code, but does not show you what step threw the error.
                    - Show the step name on the default error dialog box.
                    - The modal dialog box for errors goes directly over the progress dialog box, so you can’t see the step from there without using the mouse.
                    - You may not have mouse support, especially when you are RDPing into a box with a VMware or Hyper-V console… which means this is REALLY frustrating

                    192 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ADR Available Deployments

                      I would like to see ADR's support the creation of Available deployments in addition to Required deployments. We have some business cases where a certain subset of servers are aren't allowed to "push" software updates to until the server/app owners have verified the patches.

                      The issue is that these servers don't have connectivity to the internet so we have to deliver them via ConfigMgr. By creating an Available update using an ADR, it streamlines our ability to "deliver" the updates to all systems, and allow the Patching Team, or App/Server owner to patch according to their own business schedules.

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                        18 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…

                        185 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  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

                          183 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Automatically Publish Full Content for Third Party Software Updates

                            With the release of CB 1806 we are now able to publish third party updates using custom catalogs. Ideally, third party patches would function exactly like first party patches from an administration and automation perspective. Currently there's two main areas where this is not the case.

                            Synchronization Schedule:
                            I could be wrong on this but I believe that subscribed catalogs sync automatically every 24-hours. While that's nice, it would be great to simply integrate with the existing sync schedule. Sync the catalogs, publish relevant metadata to WSUS, then sync the SUP(s).

                            Automatic Deployment Rules:
                            Currently, only update metadata is published…

                            184 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard: Make it clickable

                              When I go to the Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard, I got a nice PieChart of the Windows 10 Clients and their Version.
                              But when I click on the PieChart, nothing happens. It would be great to have the same experience on this Dashboard like on the SCEP Dashboards.
                              That means, if I click on the PieChart one of the Windows 10 Version, a new collection would be opened, with the corresponding Devices.

                              180 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • ADR New Search Criteria, Deployed = yes/no

                                I propose a new search criteria for ADR, to avoid multiple deployments for a single update. This is a pain to clean up afterwards.

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                                  11 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve Content Replication

                                  Content Replication from Site to DPs should be a frustration free Process or SCCM Admins. Unfortunately, I know no customer without smaller or bigger issues in this area.
                                  Here is an uncomplete list of some issues I´ve noticed:
                                  • Content Eval - Scheduled Task lost
                                  o SCCM does not check if the schedule task got lost/deleted
                                  o Suggested Solution: SCCM should verify the Scheduled Task on Service Startup
                                  • Content Eval - Hash mismatch/Eval fails for package
                                  o When content Eval fails for a package, the admin must manually redistribute it / take care of the error
                                  o There should…

                                  180 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Windows 10 Servicing Customization

                                    It would be great to be able to customize the Windows 10 image or allow a "clean up script" to run post install. I like the concept of the Windows 10 Servicing part of the SCCM console. I think it will become important as upgrades start rolling out 1-2 times a year and majority of companies have Windows 10 clients that need servicing. Being able to create Servicing plans will help keep IT on top of the upgrade process through different updates.

                                    The current model just doesn't work for a lot of companies. Not many places allow games such as…

                                    176 votes
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                                      10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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:…

                                      175 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show Machines within Console that Require Updates

                                        You know that "x" number of machines require this update. Would you please list the machines names below. Screenshot for what I would like.

                                        171 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • DSC to replace or compliment basline feature

                                          DSC is a wonderful framework for handling baseline configurations across Windows and Linux machines, but it's completely unsupported in SCCM directly. While a Pull server is certainly more simplistic than an SCCM hierarchy, it would still be very beneficial to have some integration in a couple of areas:

                                          Management Points can easily be configured to host mof configurations for clients, and a new client policy class for allowing the SCCM agent to configure the pull server settings on a host would be great. Alternatively a new role could be made ... not sure that would feel as elegant.

                                          The baseline…

                                          164 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            This feature will evolve from the “run scripts” features that first showed up in ConfigMgr 1706 tech preview. It lets you build a library of powershell, and execute them on demand. We will evolve DSC capabilities into this feature too.

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