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  1. 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.

    107 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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:…

      105 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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.

        104 votes
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          Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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…

          103 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show live distribution status within the console

            Show the live status of content copying to distribution points (status bar) in the Admin console, Essentially the existing DP Job queue Manager

            101 votes
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              Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Email Application approval requests

              Would be nice if the application approval request feature had built-in support for emailing.

              101 votes
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                Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 98 votes
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                  Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  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…

                  96 votes
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                    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Software Updates - Need an Option to Control the Auto deployment of Revised updates

                    WSUS has an inbuilt option to control the approval /Auto Approval of revised updates.
                    However ConfigMgr is missing this feature. This is causing the revised updates to get auto installed on the clients if the deployment is active.
                    The latest example for this issue was KB3172605. This was revised by MS and caused auto install with reboot on clients

                    91 votes
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                      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points.

                      User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points. At the moment when asked how long it will take to have content available one needs to track the logs and guess a time frame. If it would be possible to have a progress tracker i.e. speed at which the content is copying, queue tracking, and eta.

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                        Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Content  ·  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)

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                          Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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.

                          86 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • compliance settings like config items or baselines can run as a pre or post on an application deploymenttype.

                            compliance settings like config items or baselines can run as a pre or post on an application deploymenttype. In this case you can pre and/or post configure software with a deployment on a application. That makes packaging without msi and transforms easier to configure without installing a SW with a script.

                            86 votes
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                              Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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)

                              83 votes
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                                Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Correct the "Add Selected Items" ribbon button functionality

                                Currently when you select a collection(s) in the console, then utilize the "Add Selected Item" button you are able to functionally add the collection(s) selected to another collection as a member, however it does not actually add the member of the selected collection(s) to the target collection just the root collection itself.

                                Example A:
                                1. Open Console and navigate to Administration \ Assets and Compliance \ Device Collections \ Select a collection.
                                2. Click the "Add Selected Items" button and then "Add selected items to existing device collection"
                                3. Select the existing collection that is to be the target

                                The…

                                79 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  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

                                  78 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Active Admin Consoles

                                    I would like to send a message to all users who have the admin console open. Just a pop-up that warns them of a reboot, or if I need to send out a custom message to all active sessions.

                                    I would like to also be able to see on the Administrations overview page how many Admin Consoles are opened up and connected to the site, and the user name. At the CAS level see all sessions if their are multiple primary servers.

                                    77 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • An option to install only on Corporate owned devices

                                      Just as we can choose to only install applications on user's Primary devices, it would be great with the same option for Corporate Owned devices. Then we can deploy certificates, wifi, email, apps and so on to the User and if the user uses a Corporate owned device he will get it installed. It would save time, speed and preserve the User first concept!

                                      74 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Software Center: Add support for direct link to application and direct link to installation via protocol handler.

                                        The new Software Center supports the "Page" command line option, but I could not find a way to jump directly to an app details page (the one that shows the Install button).

                                        (I'd like to change my application catalog notification tool to open softwarecenter instead of iexplore with the app details page.)

                                        Additionally it would be nice if the tab/page changes respecting the new command line given when software center is already open.

                                        73 votes
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                                          planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improved automation and extensibility by exposing Configuration Manager functionality through a REST web API

                                          Exposing Configuration Manager functionality through RESTful web API's would open up a whole new world for interacting with ConfigMgr.
                                          E.g. a web Admin console and easier integration with Service Management Automation (SMA).
                                          It should also be easier for 3rd party vendors to create new web based solutions for say an self-service portal or a Windows App for tracking an OS or application deployment on a mobile device or phone.
                                          Personally I would really like any easier way to interact with ConfigMgr. when running in Windows PE (OS Deployment) or a web portal for non-admins to provision new or existing machine…

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                                            4 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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