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  1. Please fix the CmRCViewer does not correctly map mouse cursor to screen when Win 8.1/10 DPI scaling is enabled

    Please fix the "CmRCViewer does not correctly map mouse cursor to screen" when Win 8.1/10 DPI scaling is enabled bug, as this currently makes the feature completely useless for us. We have no idea where we're clicking. This issue will be more prevalent as more and more high-DPI screens come on the market.

    Bug ID: 433170 in SMS Bug Database
    PSS case ID: 116053014223835

    188 votes
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      15 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  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…

      178 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Noted  ·  sangeev responded

        Thanks for the feedback.

        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

      • Exclude Updates

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

        178 votes
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          13 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.

          176 votes
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            Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Software Center "Sort by" default view

            Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

            173 votes
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              Noted  ·  7 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

              172 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  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.

                171 votes
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                  7 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…

                  167 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Client 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:…

                    155 votes
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                      12 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More persistent Software Update restart notification

                      Currently behavior is that if Software Updates have installed and a restart is required, initial notification will pop up and then disappear. User may not have seen notification and often will not see any further notifications unless they happen to be in front of the system at just the right time or see the final no-dismiss dialog.

                      Would be great to have the initial restart dialog remain on screen until user dismisses (or initiates restart) to ensure dialog is seen by user. Dialog should include time remaining to restart deadline.

                      151 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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

                        151 votes
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                          Noted  ·  6 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…

                          151 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Exclude virtual cluster and OU from discovery

                            Please add the ability in discoveries to:
                            - exclude OU's
                            - exclude Virtual Cluster resource

                            149 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Start ProgressUI after reboot in Task Sequence at logon screen (non OS TS)

                              When you use Task Sequences (TS) to deploy software (non OS TS) and there is a reboot inside of the TS there will be no ProgressUI at the logon Screen after the reboot. So you can't see the Progress of the running TS or there is a TS running.
                              If You logon, after a short time the ProgressUI will start.
                              We started a MS Case (REG:116092814729429): This is a expected behavior because it's not planned for out of WinPE stage.

                              Please implement the start of the ProgressUI after the reboot inside of the TS, so we can see the Progress…

                              149 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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…

                                140 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.

                                • 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…

                                  140 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Content  ·  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.

                                    138 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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.)

                                      136 votes
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                                        Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Task Sequence Editor Search

                                        We have over 300 Groups/Steps in a couple of our task sequences. It would be really helpful to be able to search with the Task Sequence Editor. Either by step name or group name. In a perfect world it would be helpful to search descriptions or other text content within each group or step.

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

                                          Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                                        • 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.

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