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  1. Mark easy way to query Driver Versions of all drivers on a system.

    Please make an easy way to query Driver Versions of all drivers on a system from SCCM Hardware inventory without creating a custom MOF or looking at registry files? I found a forum thread on TechNet a few years old that said Microsoft said that using WMI class win32_pnpsigneddriver was unreliable and is why it was not available in SCCM hardware inventory and they were considering removing the class entirely. However the class remains in win 10 and is still the only way to query driver version using a script. It would be really useful to be able to have…

    278 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Operating system deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. Fix Active Directory Discovery Attribute <Not Set> Bug

    When an optional AD attribute has been selected for inclusion in AD discovery, if that attribute has a value at time of discovery, it is included in the discovery and reflected as part of the information for the user/computer/group object in CM. If that AD attribute is later cleared (changed to <not set> / NULL value in AD), discovery identifies that the attribute is a NULL value and purposely skips it from the discovery. As such, the user/computer/group object in AD falls out of sync with the AD attributes and continues to report the value even though it has been…

    267 votes
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  3. Allow deployments using application model to be installed from DP rather than downloaded to ccmcache folder

    I have to create several very large (10GB and up) software deployments each year and install them for two thirds of the user base. Preferred method of delivery is install directly from the DP rather than download the installation files to C:\windows\ccmcache. It would be nice to do this using the application model so I can make use of the extended feature set it provides over the package model. I have to work around the limitations using convoluted wrapper scripts to get everything working properly.

    258 votes
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    Noted  ·  26 comments  ·  Application management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow uninstall of applications with dependencies

    When you deploy an application with dependencies, you loose the option to uninstall it from software center. It would be nice to be able to uninstall the main app and be able to choose if the dependencies would uninstall or not.

    256 votes
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    Noted  ·  15 comments  ·  Application management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Export lists to Excel/CSV from Desktop Analytics Portal

    Will be great if it could be possible to export data from DA Portal, either after setting up a filter or all data (up to an acceptable raws limit), in order to share lists of apps, devices or drivers with people to review or action on them, regardless of those people not being DA contributors themselves.

    250 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Desktop Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Enhance Install Behavior for detecting open applications

    SCCM 1702 introduced the Install Behavior tab for deployment types which lets you specify executables for the application to monitor during deployment. Currently, if the deployment is "Available" or "Available but before the deadline" then the install fails and users receive a pop-up indicating which executables need to be closed prior to your application running.

    Enhancements:
    1. Modify the feature so that the pop-up appears before the application install fails. If the user clicks "OK" then the application will perform the check again. If the executables are still open then the pop-up appears again. The pop-up will continue to appear…

    245 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Application management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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…

    243 votes
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    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Content management and monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

    236 votes
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    Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Operating system deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. add possibility to logoff user for Software Installation and prevent login during installation.

    It would be great to have a possibility to create a deployment where the User would be logged off during the installation of Software. Useful for Software like Java Runtime or Adobe Pro where a running application can prevent the installation.
    The User should be informed that an installation will be started and he will be logged off. The User should be not able to login during the installation.

    222 votes
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    Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Application management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Delete multiple objects from console

    It would be very great and intuitive to be able to delete multiple apps \ deployment types\ deployments \ packages \ driver packages and even folders from Console without creating custom PowerShell scripts.
    Today when selecting multiple objects the delete option becomes greyed out.

    218 votes
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    Noted  ·  26 comments  ·  Admin experience and community hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Console UI function to invoke evaluation of baselines on clients

    Being able to invoke evaluation of baselines deployed to certain Client or device collection from the Console UI would be very helpful.

    One way to do it would be to add the option in to the Client Notification pane or also known as the "right click tools" see Attached file.

    I have an old blog post on how to invoke evaluation with the help of Powershell but adding it in to the Console UI would be very nice.

    https://timmyit.com/2016/07/26/sccm-and-powershell-trigger-baseline-evaluation-on-client/

    212 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Compliance and settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow admins to change the default in Software Deployment from “UTC” to “Client Local"

    It would be extremely helpful if administrators could change the default “Time based on:” option used in Software Deployment from “UTC” to “Client Local Time”. This setting is highly subjective and only companies that are based in multiple time zones AND want software to deploy simultaneously across all time zones want UTC as the default. Forcing the UTC default upon all customers needlessly increases the chance of human error. Allowing administrators to change the default would satisfy all customer’s needs rather than just those that leverage UTC.

    212 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Application management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Make Software Center faster

    (New) Software Center is way too slow with say 100+ software and it loads software in batches of 60. If "Sort by:" is used or another tab is visited then loading begins again. And again in the batches of 60.
    Implement some kind of a cache (and maybe poll wmi in the background) to speed things up and make UI usable.

    202 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add hardware inventory information to Devices view as selectable column

    Make information from hardware inventory a selectable column in the Devices overview list.
    IS-Situation:
    The selectable column list is limited and does not include some very useful information.
    SHOULD-Situation:
    We should be able to select all inventoried fiels as a selectable column.
    Use cases for us would be:
    - Show Operation System "pretty" value (at the moment, there is NT Workstation X.Y, but we want "Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 1709").
    - Show serial number of the OEM.
    - Show device model of OEM.
    - etc.

    201 votes
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  15. 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…

    201 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Operating system deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Manage and Disable Business Hours via Client Settings

    Currently you cannot manage business hours within the console using Client Settings. We should be able to set defaults, prevent users from modifying them, and disable them altogether. Our servers do not need business hours and in a highly virtualized environment we can see a global CPU spike at 10 PM when the default Business Hours end.

    201 votes
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  17. 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…

    199 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Operating system deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Windows Store for Business icons in Software Center

    Creating an online/offline install for an application from Wsfb should add the icon from the store to the application in SCCM / Software Center.

    A custom icon can be added but unlike standard apps there is no way to extract the icon from the application.

    Integrating the store icons would go a long way to polishing the end result for users.

    196 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Collections should have a column for IP address

    When a collection of computers is opened we should have the option of displaying a column with the machines IP address. Or 2 columns, one for IPV4 and another for IPV6.

    195 votes
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  20. 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

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