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  1. Better support of high DPI and UI scaling in the console

    I know Windows 10 is bringing much better support of HiDPI, but I don't believe the console is taking advantage of those enhancements.

    Most of the console renders OK on HiPDI screens, but there are many windows that are simply unusable due to improper support of scaling. The examples I've attached are from a 4K monitor at 150% (which is the default for Windows). This issue also occurs on HiPDI screens on laptops like the Dell XPS 13.

    157 votes
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      Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  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.

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

        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

      • Continue to invest in Out-of-band support (Intel Vpro/AMT)

        SCCM only supports up to version 6, latest hardware uses version 10.
        SCCM provisioning uses SOAP which was deprecated by Intel.
        This is now a big hassle for people who want to use Intel Vpro in combination with SCCM. We need to make use of an Intel Add-on (Intel SCS) to get things working but it’s far from ideal.
        Please bring back the provisioning support compatible with the latest versions of Vpro and bring support for new features such as KVM.

        147 votes
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          Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  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

          147 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Manage multiple Intune subscriptions from within ConfigMgr

            Hi
            Not sure a lot of organizations do this, but we manage a multi-tenant ConfigMgr environment with no problems, but when it comes to Intune Hybrid setup there's only possible to add a single intune subscription for management.
            It would ease management by a lot to be able to manage multiple subscriptions from the same site/console.

            145 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  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…

              144 votes
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                Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 138 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  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.

                  135 votes
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                    Noted  ·  10 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

                    134 votes
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                      Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

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

                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                      • 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.

                        126 votes
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                          Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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…

                          126 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Client 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.

                            126 votes
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                              Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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…

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                                6 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  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…

                                120 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Collections  ·  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.)

                                  115 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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.

                                    115 votes
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                                      8 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

                                      111 votes
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                                        20 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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

                                        111 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  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).

                                          109 votes
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                                            Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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