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  1. 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.

    160 votes
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      6 comments  ·  multi-tenant/ISP  ·  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

      159 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  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…

        148 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Client 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.

          142 votes
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            28 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 →
            • 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.

              129 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  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.

                128 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  127 votes
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                    Noted  ·  13 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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 →
                    • 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:…

                      124 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

                        122 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • OSD - Deploy TS to User groups

                          Would be nice to be able to advertise Task Sequences to specific users or groups. We have some operating system deployments that we would like only certain users to run, support staff for instance.

                          120 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.)

                            119 votes
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                              Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Compliance Settings

                              When defining a Configuration Item with Powershell have the possibility to influence the behavior of the script (eg -noprofile, setting allowed time to run)

                              119 votes
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                                Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  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

                                119 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  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…

                                  119 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Software Center: Show only available Software (Hide already installed req. Software)

                                    New Software Center: show only available Software which the user actually can install/uninstall (hide already installed req. Software, which is installed as System)

                                    118 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      116 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to move Distribution point from one secondary site server to another secondary site server

                                        when we need to remove secondary site server or when need to rebuild secondary site server with another site code. A full uninstall and re install required for all Distribution points associated with that secondary site.
                                        Also when we need to move a DP from one site code to another site code, it requires uninstall / re install....to avoid this it will be helpful to have ability to move DP's between secondaries.

                                        thanks

                                        114 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Content  ·  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…

                                          113 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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